Southern Alberta

Medicine Hat closes all entertainment, cultural and recreational facilities

MEDICINE HAT – The City of Medicine Hat will close all entertainment, cultural and recreational facilities effective Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020.

These mandatory restrictions include art galleries, museums, gyms, studios, fitness and recreation centres, as well as indoor rinks and arenas.

The following facilities will close to the public by the end of day Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020:

  • Family Leisure Centre
  • Co-op Place
  • Kinplex Arena
  • Hockey Hounds Arena
  • Nature Centre at Police Point Park
  • Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre – temporary closure effective Friday, December 11 at 5 pm

“We understand the community’s reaction and frustration to these additional restrictions, but we continue to encourage residents to be kind and respectful to one another,” said Merrick Brown, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Medicine Hat. “These measures are meant to help protect our health system and our residents. But these measures are temporary and we will get through this together.”

Numerous outdoor amenities will remain open to the public, including all parks, trails, toboggan hills, Saamis Tepee and dog parks. For a full list of open recreational amenities, visit the City website.

Online cultural experiences are available online here

City Hall will remain open to the public at a reduced customer capacity of 15 per cent. 

Information and guidance for businesses regarding capacity restrictions can be found at under Business Information. Business owners can find additional information and support at

These mandatory restrictions will be in place until at least Jan. 12, 2021, unless directed by the province.

The City of Medicine Hat continues to support our province in their efforts to manage the spread of COVID-19.

For more information regarding the additional public health measures, visit the Alberta website.