COVID-19 Updates


  • On September 15, 2021, the Alberta government introduced new temporary measures to reduce the impacts of COVID-19 on the healthcare system.
  • Proof of vaccination or a negative rapid test (taken in the past 72 hours) is now required for any individuals and spectators above the age of 12 who want to access our facilities or programs.
  • After November 1, 2021, all individuals above 12 accessing our campus are required to be vaccinated.


In response to the Government of Alberta's announcement of restrictions, we're implementing some changes to our operations and programs in compliance with the Restrictions Exemption Program.
Additional COVID-19 Screening Measures

As of Monday, September 20, proof of vaccination or a negative rapid test (taken in the past 72 hours) is required for any individuals and spectators above the age of 12 who want to access our facilities or programs. Those under age 12 would not need to provide proof of immunization or a negative test to enter our facilities. These COVID-19 Screening Measures also apply to parents and spectators accompanying an individual to a Horns Recreation program, as well as Horns Recreation user groups including schools and community organizations. For specific details, visit the Restrictions Exemption Program page.

The Government of Alberta has launched a vaccine record service and is creating a QR code to help identify vaccinated Albertans. Paper documentation is acceptable at this time for our community members. U of L members (students, faculty and staff) are required to continue to use the uLethbridge Safe app to attest that they meet the vaccination/rapid testing requirements to be on campus.

Until October 31, 2021, all individuals aged 12 and over are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative rapid test that has been conducted in the previous 72 hours. Vaccination and rapid testing requirements apply to all individuals and groups whether they are attending an event, participating in a University program or utilizing a University facility. After November 1, 2021, all individuals accessing our campus are required to be vaccinated.


Masking & Physical Distancing

Wearing a mask is required anywhere that 2 metres of physical distance cannot be guaranteed. This means a mask is mandatory in hallways and common areas, except when you're engaging in physical activity. Once your physical activity is completed, masking is once again required.

Physical Distancing of 2 metres is required to be maintained at all times.

Membership Options

If these restrictions impact your ability to access our facilities or participate in programs, please contact the Customer Service Centre at (403) 329-2706 to discuss your options.

Hours of Operation & Procedures

General facility Hours of Operation are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday - 5:30am to 11:00pm
  • Friday - 5:30am to 9:00pm
  • Sunday - 8:00am to 8:00pm


Recreation Software Upgrade

We have switched our Community Programs portal to a new software platform. To get started, visit our Software Upgrade Information Centre


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

As part of the University of Lethbridge, Horns Recreation is required to participate in this program in order to ensure the health & safety of our patrons while in our facilities. 

Starting Monday, September 20, proof of vaccination shown either via physical record/via a QR code through the uLethbridge Safe App or the Alberta MyHealth app, or proof of a negative rapid test within the past 72 hours will be required before you'll be able to access our facilities for personal use or programs. 

These changes are not applicable for youth under the age of 12. 

The Athletic/Recreation Services (ARS) Fee is mandatory for the majority of students (Full Time & Part Time) during the Fall and Winter Semesters.  The ARS Fee is shared between Horns Athletics & Recreation, and is integral to the continuous functioning and operation of:

  •  The Centre for Sport & Wellness & Stadium (e.g. maintenance, equipment replacement, staffing);
  •  Programming (Intramurals & Fitness); 
  •  No charge entry to all Horns Athletics Home Games;
  •  Continued development of on-line options for Student wellbeing (e.g. streaming fitness classes, E-Sports);
  •  Ongoing operations of the Pronghorn Teams and Competitive Clubs (basketball, soccer, track & field, swimming, rugby, golf, ringette, curling, softball).

We will be offering digital programs and content for those students who will not be in Lethbridge for the Spring semester as well. Visit for additional information.