• Updates

    (Updated Nov 27, 2020)


    Hello User Groups


    The NE Sportsplex is modifying our hours of operations over the next few weeks. We will be open 6:30am-5:00pm only for rentals. 


    Based on the additional health measures announced by the province on November 24, 2020, as of Friday Nov 27, 2020 NESS will immediately stop:

    • All group bookings **the only exception being family members living in the same household or 1 on 1 facility rentals. 
    • All league sports, unless there is documented exemption provided by the AB Chief Medical Officer of Health


    The NE Sportsplex building will be closed to all but those persons using the facilities, no spectators will be permitted inside the building until further notice.


    Together we can help flatten the curve.


    Thank you,


    NESS Management




    (Updated Oct 27, 2020)

    The North East Sportsplex takes the safety of its user groups and staff very seriously. This is a friendly but firm reminder that masks and face coverings are mandatory when in any public spaces in our building, this is for everyone who enters, including those in cohort groups. Thank you for your attention to this and continuing compliance during these challenging times.


    We are happy to confirm that both ice surfaces and our large gymnasium are now open as well as our lounge upstairs. Unfortunately we are not yet in a position to open our Fitness Centre. We apologize for any inconvenience and will update this page when it is available.


    The NESS Fitness studio is not open and Drop in Gym and Public Skating/Shinny has been suspended until further notice.


    The Don Hartman North East Sportsplex has implemented the following COVID -19 policies for all user groups and their participants to adhere to while utilizing our facility.


    Upon payment of your rental contract, you are releasing the Don Hartman North East Sportsplex, its Board of Directors, and its employees from any liability due to Covid-19. Responsibility falls upon each person who enters the facility to practice the mandated physical distancing protocols and to wear the required mask or face cover.


    All user groups who wish to enter, understand the increased risk of Covid-19. We encourage each group to pass on this information to its participants for review. The Don Hartman North East Sportsplex has implemented policies recommended by Alberta Health Services (AHS) to maintain safe operations and are practicing all required COVID-19 cleaning guidelines.


    Each user group must have a Representative at every booking time who will take responsibility for ensuring all COVID-19 Guidelines are followed. This representative must also keep a list of all players in attendance at each booking time as required contact tracing for AHS.






    When entering/exiting the facility, please use the main doors, which are located on the West side of the facility. Traffic flow will be marked with directional arrows.




    • Face masks or face coverings are mandatory for everyone entering the building and while in public spaces.
    • Please follow all floor markers to enter or exit the building and to navigate the hallways.
    • Non-Cohort groups - Please adhere to maximum amount of people in dressing rooms and follow spacing markers for physical distancing. Some participants will have to utilize the hallway to put skates on. (Masks are mandatory in all public areas in the building.)
    • Please come dressed as much as possible for your booking time.
    • Arena participants will be allowed into the building and their assigned dressing rooms 30 minutes before their ice time only and must vacate the dressing room within 30 mins after their booking time, no exceptions.
    • All showers are closed to help prevent COVID-19 transmission.
    • Arena users are restricted to a maximum of 50 participants for cohort groups and 30 participants for non-cohort groups.
    • Arena users are allowed one spectator per player ONLY.
    • Arena spectators can enter the stands through the East or West arena doors only, masks or face coverings must always remain on when in public spaces.
    • Spectators are not permitted to watch at ice level.
    • All user groups must keep a record of spectator and/or player attendance for AHS contact tracing purposes.
    • Gym participants will not be allowed into the gym before their booking time starts and must wait outside until the previous group leaves.
    • Spectators are not allowed in the gym, no exceptions.
    • Gym participants and coaches combined to a maximum of 60 for full gym bookings and 30 for half gym bookings.
    • Gym participants must leave promptly at the end of their booking time, no exceptions. Please allow for time to put your equipment away.
    • All Coaches/team representatives are responsible for sanitizing their own equipment (i.e. pucks, pylons, balls etc.). Users are will be responsible for ensuring that their participants are adhering to physical distancing requirements. 
    • Anyone that is found to be not following the posted rules will be asked to leave the facility immediately and no refund will be given. AHS will be monitoring facilities for compliance.
    • The NESS Fitness studio is not open and Drop in Gym and Public Skating/Shinny has been suspended until further notice.


    City of Calgary COVID19 mask bylaw Q&A:

    "People actively engaging in athletic or fitness activities in gyms, sports centres and fitness studios would be exempt from the bylaw. However, if the facility is accessible to the public, people who are not engaging in such activities would have to wear a face covering."

    Thank you


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