Edson and District Leisure Centre

Pool Status: Open



Hot Tub

Please note that the hot tub at the Edson and District Leisure Centre is currently closed. See the release for details.

EDLC Hot Tub Update (Jan 18, 2023)

Welcome to the Edson and District Leisure Centre! 
Our facility features twin arenas, an indoor swimming pool, a concession and a hospitality room.
Information for Pool & Arena Schedules are continually updated on our Website & Facebook Page. However, our Facebook Page has the most up to date information for short notice changes/cancellations in our scheduling. 

Program Information:

For information on programs and courses offered by Community Services, please contact Edson & District Leisure Centre Guest Services at (780)723-7665 (POOL). To register online, go to the Home Page of the Town of Edson website and click on Program Registration Activenet.

As our programs are run on a cost-recoverable basis, the minimum number of people must be registered and paid before the program can run. Be sure to register prior to the registration deadline to avoid disappointment! Registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve, paid basis. There will be no phone in registrations.

Forms of payment accepted: Debit/Cash 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation & Refund Policy 

Courses or programs may be cancelled at the Town's discretion, and complete refunds will be provided to all registrants. Registrants will be contacted should the Town cancel a course or program and/or if there are changes to dates or location.

If registrants withdraw from a course or program prior to the registration deadline, a refund will be issued for the amount of the course/program minus the online transaction fee.

If registrants withdraw from a course or program after the registration deadline has passed, a refund will be issued for the amount of the course/program minus a $10 administration fee plus the online transaction fee. 

If registrants withdraw from a course or program after it has already started no refund will be issued.

These refunds will be issued in the form of a credit to the registrant’s Activenet account.

Please note:

A $25 service charge will be levied on all NSF cheques.

Any personal information provided to the Town of Edson is being collected under the authority of Section 32(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only in accordance with that act.

Pool & Arena Information including Schedules are listed below:

Dry Pad Arena Rentals:
Unavailable until May 2024 as we currently have ice in, however you can call now to discuss options for the spring. 
Rates are:
General $45/hr
Community Club-Youth $321/day
Community Club-Adult $644/day
Private/Commercial $1068/day
Ice Arena Information:
Regular Season is coming to an end on our two ice surfaces Memorial & Centennial. 
Ice rental hourly rates are as follows:
  • Adult Prime $185
  • Youth Prime $105
  • Adult Non-Prime $105
  • Youth Non-Prime $78

Non-Prime is Monday-Friday 6:30am-3pm. Prime is Mon-Fri 3pm until close & all-day Saturday & Sunday. 

*Ice Availability is limited because of our large #of user groups. Please call 780-723-7665 to get your name added to a call list for when ice becomes available, caution that it is often with short notice. We do not have designated rental space it is when user groups are not using their allotted time slots that we are able to sell that ice**

For your safety helmets must be worn by all patrons. This includes activities programmed by us such as Public Skating, Family Skating, & Shinny. 

For information regarding arena schedules or rentals please call 780-723-7665 


Our Hospitality Room is available for rent for $45/hr. It can be left empty or we can provide tables and chairs for seating up to 60 people. 

Please call 780-723-7665 to book or email recadmin@edson.ca

Catering can be arranged with Canedia, our concession vendor.

Canedia Contact Info

Our Concession is operated by Canedia Ltd. 

Check out their menu HERE

Their typical hours of operation are: 

Monday-Friday 11:30am-1:30 pm/3:30-7:30 pm

Saturday/Sunday majority of the day based on the Facility Schedule. 

Our pool features a 5 lane swimming pool with a deep & medium end as well as a shallow play pool. We also have a waterslide, diving board, 2 smaller slides, and a dry sauna. For private bookings you can rent our Wibit Rodeo Slide or Water Walkway to use as well.
Our hot tub has been permanently closed. 
Lockers are available in the pool, however we do not sell or provide locks. Please feel free to bring your own lock for drop in swim programs. 
Swim diapers are available for sale at Guest Services. $2.00 each. These are a requirement for children under the age of 3. Starting April 1st, 2023 a swim diaper cover will also be required on top of the swim diaper. These can be purchased at the Leisure Centre or from a retailer online. 
Our admission fees are listed on our pool schedule below. Cash or debit accepted only, no cheques or credit cards. 

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Please call Guest Services for most up to date information. 780-723-7665 Ext. 1 or check out our Facebook Page

Pool Admissions & Memberships

Select memberships are now available for purchase online. You can do so through the Program Registrations Active Net link on our website. 

Pool Rental Information

For pool inquiries please email Katie Barnes



Swim for Life Swimming Lessons

Private swimming lesson registration is the last Wednesday of the month at 6pm. 

 Spring 2 Swimming Lessons - Registration May 15 at 6pm online or in person at Guest Services. 

Summer 2024 Group Lessons - Registration June 19 at 6pm online or in person at Guest Services. 

Swimming Lesson Transition Chart- See this document for the transitions to the new lesson formats

Progression Chart - Preschool Program

Progression Chart - Swimmer Program

If the level you need is full please add swimmers name to the waiting list. 

We recognize that the lessons are very popular and it can be hard to get in to the one you want. Here are some tips to help:
• If you have questions about lessons the best person to ask is Katie Barnes, our Aquatics Supervisor. 
• You will need an account set up on activenet in order to register.
• Register in person at our guest services desk.
• If you have internet access, we recommend online registration. If you do not, the library has computers that anyone can use for free, and they are open until 8 pm on Wednesday.
Other important notes about lessons:
• Classes will not be rescheduled in the event of a pool closure.
• Lesson sessions will close for registration 1 week prior to start date. Levels that are less than half capacity will be cancelled and replaced with other levels that have waiting lists or private lessons times.
• All swimmers registered in levels must have passed the previous level. Swimmers that are registered in advanced lessons will be removed and a credit applied to the swimmers Active Net account -$10 administrative fee. Refunds in the form of Electronic Funds Transfers will also have a $10 administration fee.

Private Swimming Lesson Information

Based on the internationally recognized Swim to Survive standard, the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Program focuses on basic survival skills and good swimming skills – fun from day one! Swim for Life starts by developing strong foundational skills and personal self-rescue skills, then continues on by challenging swimmers to develop strong swimming strokes. Success oriented and fun for the entire family, there is something for everyone in the Swim for Life program.


Lifeguard Courses at the Leisure Centre in 2024.

How to become a Lifeguard:

Step 1: 

CPR-C (Adult/Child/Infant) - Must be Government Approved (we recommend skipping this step and taking Intermediate First Aid instead.)


Covers all aspects of CPR skills and theory for adult, child,
and infant casualties, including two-rescuer CPR skills.
CPR-C includes an introduction to the purpose of an AED
and how they are used. 

Check out local businesses for CPR-C course dates: Edson & District Community Learning, Chlyn Safety, Rocky Mountain Medical Services, Safety Logic or Konect. 

Step 2:

Lifesaving Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally
and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the
four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze
Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and
problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on,
and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for
assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.

Prerequisite(s): Bronze Star (need not be current) or
minimum of 13 years of age & current CPR-C or Intermediate First Aid.

July 8 - 10: 7am - 12pm

Registration opens June 19th at 6pm online or in person at the Leisure Centre.

Alternatively check the www.lifesaving.org for courses being offered around Alberta. 

Step 3:

Intermediate First Aid - Must be Government Approved 

Intermediate First Aid provides comprehensive training
covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. This course
is for those who want an in-depth understanding of
first aid such as: medical/legal aspects, spinal injuries,
heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal
and chest injuries, burns, and medical emergencies.
Includes CPR-C certification.
Participants in workplace first aid programs are
required to achieve 70% or higher on a written exam
to receive certification.
Lifesaving Intermediate First Aid is Government of Alberta
and Government of Northwest Territories workplace

Check out local businesses for Intermediate First Aid course dates: Edson & District Community Learning, Chlyn Safety, Rocky Mountain Medical Services, Safety Logic or Konect. 

Step 4:

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to
lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities
as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand
their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles
and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities.
Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and
communication in preventing and responding to aquatic
emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced
training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership
certification programs.

Prerequisite(s): Bronze Medallion (need not be current),
current Alberta workplace approved Intermediate First Aid.

July 15 - 18: 7am - 12pm

Registration opens June 19 at 6pm online or in person at the Leisure Centre. 

Alternatively check the www.lifesaving.org for courses being offered around Alberta. 

Step 5/6: The order of these next 2 courses is interchangeable. 

Lifesaving Swim Instructor

Swim Instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating
candidates participating in the Swim for Life® and Canadian
Swim Patrol programs.
The Swim Instructor course prepares Instructors to apply
level 1 leadership competencies and strategies while
teaching and evaluating.
Prerequisite(s): minimum 15 years old, Bronze Cross or
higher (need not be current).

April 11: 3:30 - 8:30pm

April 12: 3:30 - 9pm

April 25: 3:30 - 8:30pm

April 26: 3:30 - 9pm

May 2: 3:30 - 8:30pm

May 3: 3:30 - 9pm

Cost: $200.00

Registration opens March 20 at 6pm.

Check the www.lifesaving.org for courses being offered around Alberta. 


Lifesaving National Lifeguard Pool 

National Lifeguard Pool trains lifeguards in safety
supervision and rescue in a pool environment.

Prerequisite(s): Bronze Cross (need not be current),
current AB workplace approved Intermediate First Aid , and minimum 15 years
of age.  We do not recommend taking this course until almost 16 years of age.  Skills may be forgotten & lost prior to hiring. 

August 13 - 15 + August 20 - 22: 7am - 3pm

Check the www.lifesaving.org for courses being offered around Alberta. 

Visit our ActiveNet site to sign up easily online!

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We have a subsidy program for low income Town of Edson or Yellowhead County Residents to help cover the cost of swimming lessons and other programs. Households can apply for up to $450 that can be used for Community Services programming. 

How to apply?

1. Find out more information HERE

2. If you are eligible, fill it out.

3. Save it.

4. Email the application form & a copy of the required documentation to krystas@edson.ca or drop off at the Leisure Centre with "Attention Krysta" written on it.

Contact Us

Address: 1021 - 49 Street

Mail: P.O. Box 6300, Edson, AB T7E 1A0

Phone: 1-780-723-7665

Extension #1 - Reception

Extension #2 - Aquatics Supervisor Katie Barnes

Extension #3 - Recreation Administrative Assistant Shawna Ford

Extension #4- Recreation Manager Vicky Bird