September 27, 2021

Have you heard?! The Genesis Centre is proud to introduce two new outdoor fields to its facility, directly adjacent to its building. So, what does this mean for you, our users, and community? Please read below for key information about these fields, including season schedules, operational plans, and booking procedures.
Fast Facts

Natural Turf (north) opening 2022 Artificial Turf (south)
Main field    106M X 86M
Crossfields 86M X 47.5M
Dimensions: Main field    106M X 86M
Crossfields  86M X 47.5M
Playing surface: Class B field Playing surface: Artificial turf with 50ml grass
Amenities (both):
Power, portable nets (soccer, lacrosse), spectator bleachers, indoor change-rooms, and free parking in the Genesis Centre south parking lot.
Lights available on the Artificial turf.
Q: When will the fields be available for public use?
A: We are currently determining when we may take bookings and will be sending out communications through our internal channels as soon as we have a more concrete answer in this regard. We need to ensure the fields are adequately prepared and safe for use prior to community utilization. We anticipate use by October 1st for our Artificial Fields and Spring 2022 for our Natural Turf, but we are still working to confirm that date. To be the first to know fill out our survey.
Q: What can the fields be used for?
A: While the Artificial fields are primarily designed for soccer (11v11, 7v7, and quarter fields) and lacrosse, a variety of other activities will be suitable for the fields. For guidance, please contact us and we will verify that your proposed activity is in line with our conditions of use.  Our Natural Turf fields will be lines as needed on a weekly basis                                                                                                                                                           
Q: How can I book the fields/what is the booking process?
A: The fields will be booked in the same process as all of our other facility spaces. As a reminder, these include the booking form on our website, or through a direct email. Intake for bookings for each season will follow these dates:
Season Intake opens Due date
Outdoor Fields January 5th January 17th
Spring/Summer 2022 Indoor facilities October 1st October 31st
Fall/Winter 2022 Indoor facilities April 1st April 30th
Intermittent bookings can be booked outside of this schedule. Please note we will not take intermittent bookings before the season intake is complete, but we will review tournaments before and during the intake time.
Q: What are the rates?
A: Rates are subject to possible changes over time, but will initially be:
  • Bookings: $112/hr for minors (under 18), and $142/hr for adults (18+)
  • Drop-in: regular drop-in rates (below).
Family (2 adults, 4 children) $22
Adult (18+) $11
Seniors (55+) $5.50
Youth (14-17) $8
Child (8-13) $5.50
Preschool (0-7) Free admission with paying adult
Q: How does this field compare to others in the city?
A: Our Artificial field is similar to Shouldice Field, the difference is in the turf length. For reference: Shouldice’s turf length is 65ml, The University of Calgary’s Field Hockey turf is 40ml and ours is 50ml. We have outdoor lacrosse nets, 24ft x 8ft soccer nets and 18ft x 6ft soccer nets that should be available by spring. See last page for our lines on our Artificial Field.
Q: Is community use of the fields possible (i.e., drop-in based or free recreational use), or does one have to book to use them?
A: These fields represent the first of their kind to be community use fields (i.e., free use at select times) in Calgary. With that in mind, there will be three “models” for utilization of each field: regular on off or league bookings (subject to availability and season schedules), dedicated drop-in (fee-based, scheduled time throughout the week), as well as free community use at select times.
Q: What restrictions for use will be in place?
A full list of rules and regulations can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
Q: Will these fields be subject to any COVID regulations and/or restrictions?
A: Regarding COVID restrictions, we work directly with Alberta Health Services personnel to determine healthy and safety measure to impose for the best interest of our whole community.
Q: Where can I get more information?
A: Please routinely check this page for up-to-date information, as well as subscribe to our mailing list to receive routine communications and opportunities! Also, please reach out individually with any questions or feedback you may have. Our social media links are linked below, or for general inquiries you can email or dial 403-590-2833.
Thank you for reviewing this information, and your interest in our newest addition at the Genesis Centre! To help us better suit you, we have set-up a survey to help facilitate intake of new groups and users. Please fill it out if you can.
Artificial turf rules and regulations
We want everyone to enjoy their time at our Athletic parks. Rules and regulations help create a safe, responsible, and respectful environment for all. They apply to all users – please do your part. Failing to comply may result in a loss of privileges.
Please be reminded that all group representatives are responsible for ensuring that their members observe regulations contained on the back of the permit in addition to the following:
General rules
  • All groups are required to have their permit with them at all times. It is impossible to double book a field. If approached by another user group or the party refuses to vacate, please contact 403-590-2833 or visit the guest services desk.
  • The group is responsible for any damage to the field (except normal wear and tear), and to surrounding residences, schools, cars, etc.
  • Parking is permitted in the Genesis Centre parking lot
  • Please be considerate of community residents and all other park users.
  • Footwear allowed for fields: single molded rubber shoe with a maximum ½ inch rubber screw in cleat or running shoe.
Additional rules: Artificial Turf Field
  • Alert Genesis Staff if clean up on field is required at 403-590-2833
  • Please apply sunscreen off the artificial turf field.
  • Public disturbances and excessive noise, including vulgar language and honking of car horns, are prohibited.
  • No sales of food, merchandise, possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages are permitted on athletic park unless approved by the Genesis Centre and specified on permit. For details, see the Alcohol Consumption Zero Tolerance Policy.
  • No footwear with metal cleats or cleats in excess of ½ inch allowed.
  • Excessive noise makers are prohibited.
  • Dogs are not permitted at athletic parks (Bylaw 23M2006 – Section 15). For their safety and the safety of others, please leave dogs at home.
Additional rules: Artificial Turf Field
  • Snow removal is not provided for bookings at the Genesis Centre.
  • Not permitted: food, gum, seeds, nuts, sports drinks (water only), tobacco products, glass, sunscreen, oils, creams, hard nylon or metal cleats.
  • No bicycles, roller blades or skateboards.
  • No pets.
  • No baseball metal cleats.
  • No Smoking.
  • Driving stakes 
Alcohol zero tolerance policy
The Genesis Centre has zero tolerance for alcohol consumption. We ask you to follow these guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable family environment for all.
This Zero Tolerance guideline protects users, visitors and staff from risk and/or injury. For more information, refer to the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Act, Section 89 (1) .
These guidelines apply to all fields. Exceptions are noted. Otherwise, the penalties for consuming alcohol at the Genesis Centre facility are:
  • A: Individual Group/Special Event/Team:
    • First offence – all related bookings at the facility where the offence took place will be cancelled without refund.
  • B: Leagues:
    • First offence – The league will have the option of removing the offending team from their league or lose all booked permit times at the facility where the offence occurred. Should the league choose to remove the offending team from the league, they will also be required to provide the team schedule to Facility Bookings so that those games can be removed from the leagues’ permit. Leagues must provide Facility Bookings the team schedule and notification that the team has been removed from the league by the deadline provided in official communication from the Genesis Centre
    • Second offence - If a league and teams within the league continue not to comply with these guidelines, the league will lose all booked permit time at Genesis Centre with no refund for monies paid.
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