Community Outdoor Skating
The snowbank rink in Rutherford Park is open! The rink is open to all. Review the rink rules, frequently asked questions and more information.
Members have access and skating privileges at EVERY community league operated outdoor skating rink in the city, in accordance with that rink’s capacity and programming. You just need to wear the skate tags that come with your HPCL membership when you skate. For more information on the outdoor skating rink policy, see this letter.
HPCL members have access to the Allard rink.
The rink can be booked year-round, either for a single use or on a recurring basis.
It is available for hockey team rentals in the winter, Monday – Friday during two time slots: 5-6pm and 8-9pm.
Also for private bookings in the winter (birthdays, etc.) on Saturdays from 9am – noon.
Green Shack Program
Community League members are offered two free indoor swimming timeslots! Be sure to bring your current membership card with you and arrive early, as the pools can fill up. Only household members should attend please.
Reminder: You will need to present your HPCL membership card to gain access to the facilities.
The City of of Edmonton is offering free swimming at outdoor pools, from May 19th to September long weekend (weather permitting). For pool locations and operating hours, visit the City of Edmonton website.
Community League Day
We celebrate Community League Day every September with a family friendly event. It is a great day for the community to gather and have fun together.
Past year’s events have included movies, bouncy castles, games, prizes, food and membership sales.
Southwest Edmonton Seniors Association
The Southwest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA) is the newest of Edmonton’s Senior Districts. SWESA offers many great weekly programs as well as exciting guest speakers. SWESA also has a dynamic Home Supports Program which coordinates services for the community, including snow removal, yard work, housekeeping and minor repairs. The association uses the Yellowbird East Community Centre for most of is progamming and makes use of some space at the Terwillegar Recreation Centre. SWESA membership is available to those who are 55+.
Green & Gold Community Garden
The Green & Gold Community Garden, on the University of Alberta South Campus, is a project of the University’s Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. Volunteers manage the garden and all of their time, and most of the seeds, plants and equipment used are donated.
All are welcome to volunteer at the garden or to purchase produce at the garden markets when they open (in late June or early July).
The vegetables, herbs and flowers are all “spray-free” (no pesticides or artificial fertilizers are used). All proceeds from produce sales – that’s 100% – goes to the Tubahumurize Association. A non-profit organization in Rwanda, it supports and empowers female victims of violence and marginalization through trauma counselling, life-skills coaching, vocational training, and micro-credit loans.