Sports & Rec

Physical activity and exercise in a group setting can have immediate and long-term health benefits for all ages! 


Events & Notices

Please note that one session of drop-in Basketball is cancelled for Friday, Dec. 7th and will resume the following week.  

Watch for the release of the new 2019 WINTER COMMUNITY PROGRAM GUIDE December 11.


 Please note that these schedules are subject to change based on the school calendar. Stay informed and follow us on the Innisfail Rec & Culture Facebook page

Sports Programs

The Sports Programs require advanced notice and registration to participate.

Pickleball Start Program (Thursdays)

Introduce yourself to one of the fastest growing sports in Canada!

You will learn the rules, proper technique and strategy while being introduced to shot and serves. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in trying something new, as our small groups (4 players to 1 instructor ratio) will help you get a running start into the sport.

Players are welcome to take part in the drop-in portion of the evening as part of their fee. Equipment (paddles and balls) are available for use, but players are welcome to bring their own: indoor, non-marking, athletic footwear is required. Please dress in athletic clothes that allow for good range of motion. Water bottle fill stations are provided.

Thursdays | Session 1

#10005 6:30-7:30 PM Jan 31-Feb 21
Adult (18+ yrs) $50
IHS Gym #3 - 4459 51 Ave
(entrance through east parking lot along 51Ave)


Thursdays | Session 2

#10006 6:30-7:30 PM Mar 14-Apr 4
Adult (18+ yrs) $50
IHS Gym #3 - 4459 51 Ave
(entrance through east parking lot along 51Ave)


Drop-In Activities

About Drop-in Sports Programs

Our drop-in sports programs are held at the Innisfail High School (IHS) & Innisfail Middle School (IMS) Gyms located at 4459 51 Ave. There are four gyms and entrances vary depending on which surface is being utilized for the drop-in. The entrances are located as follows:

  • Gyms 1 & 2: Enter through the north parking lot of Innisfail High School, along 47 Street.
  • Gyms 3 & 4: Enter through NW corner of the east parking lot on 51 Avenue.

Climb Innisfail (Tuesdays on Various Dates)

Are you looking for something a little different this fall? Consider indoor climbing and bouldering! 

Whether you're a seasoned veteran, just beginning or somewhere in between come and try climbing with us! We will have the equipment, instruction and games. Top Rope Climbing and Bouldering are offered at each date. Challenge yourself!

Climbing | Tuesdays
($3/night) All Ages

Jan 8, 29 – Feb 12, 26 – Mar 19, 26 – Apr 9, 23
6:30-8 PM
IMS Gym #4

Learn more about climbing & bouldering → Click here


Pickleball (Thursdays)

Get involved with one of the fastest growing sports in Canada!

We have a terrific core of players and there is always someone available to share the basics. We will provide balls and paddles if you don’t have your own!

If you want to learn more, register for Pickleball Start for introductory lessons.

Pickleball | Thursdays
($3/night) All Ages

Jan 10-Apr 25
6:30-8:30 PM
IMS Gym #4

What is Pickleball? → Click here


Volleyball (Tuesdays)

Set. Volley. Smash. Game.

Come out and join us for a fun and competitive night of volleyball. The volleyballs will be provided, and indoor shoes and athletic clothing are required. We’ll have multiple courts to play on!

Volleyball | Tuesdays
($3/night) Age 18+

Jan 8-Apr 30
7-9 PM
IHS Gym #3

Drop-In Basketball (Fridays)

Looking for something active to do on Friday night? Why not take it to the court!

Join us on the hardwood to be introduced to the game or hone your skills. All skill levels are welcome as there are different spaces for different skill levels. The goal of the program is to make the game fun for everyone, so come out and give it a try! 

NO DROP-IN DEC 7, FEB 15, MAR 15 & APR 19

Youth Basketball | Fridays
($3/night) Age 10-15

Jan 11-Apr 26
6:30-9 PM
IHS Gym #4

Basketball | Fridays
($3/night) Age 16+

Jan 11-Apr 26
6:30-9 PM
IMS Gym #3


Badminton (Mondays)

Did you know that badminton was invented in India in a version called "Poona". British army officers learned the game around 1870. In 1873, the Duke of Beaufort introduced the sport at his country estate, Badminton, from which the game derives its name.

Get yourself out for the evening and feel the team spirit! This is a great opportunity to build skills or to improve through practice and fun. Birds and racquets will be provided as necessary, but users are free to bring their own, with up to 8 courts available. All skill levels are welcome to attend, however, instruction in the sport is not guaranteed.


Badminton | Mondays
($3/night) All Ages

Jan 7- Apr 15
7-9 PM
IMS Gym #3

Have questions? Call the Recreation Program Coordinator at 403-227-3376.


Recent News

Snow Removal for Dec. 10December 07, 2018
Snow Removal for Dec. 7December 06, 2018

Upcoming Events

Drop N Shop 2018
December 15, 2018 @ 12:00 am
CenterPoint Church Night of Music
December 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Art from the Heart
December 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am

Program Guide

Check out our seasonal program guide for even more opportunities to participate and become involved in the Innisfail Community!