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Southland Leisure Centre accessibility

 

 

Please note: Calgary Recreation is improving accessibility in facilities whenever upgrades are done. Levels of accessibility vary according to when our facilities were built and when major renovations were completed, so not all parts of the facility may be “accessible for all”. This information indicates the parts of the facility that are barrier-free and is provided to help customer(s) with a disability find a facility that can meet their particular sensory or mobility needs.

Parking

  • 6 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel leads from parking lot to the entrance

Entrance

  • Front entrance is at ground level (no stairs)
  • Automatic sliding doors by sensor at Leisure Centre entry
  • Automatic sliding doors by sensor at Ed Whalen & Joseph Krycka Arenas entry

Signage

  • International symbol of accessibility identifies barrier-free areas of facility
  • Facility Signage has a strong colour contrast

Washrooms

  • Female washroom in lobby – barrier-free stall
    • No power operated door
  • Male washroom in lobby – barrier-free stall
    • No power operated door
  • Female washroom upstairs level – barrier-free stall
    • No power operated door
  • Male washroom upstairs level – barrier-free stall
    • No power operated door
  • Female Change Room – barrier-free stall
    • No power operated door to enter change room
  • Male Change Room – barrier-free stall
    • No power operated door to enter change room
  • Universal Change Room
    • No power operated door
  • Female washroom in arena – barrier-free stall
    • No power operated door
    • Turning diameter is less than 1500 mm
  • Male washroom in arena – barrier-free stall
    • No power operated door
    • Turning diameter is less than 1500 mm
  • Flex Change Room in arena – barrier-free stall
    • No power operated door

Interior building elements

  • 2 floors/levels in facility is accessed via elevator, ramp or stairs
  • Reception Counter has:
    • A barrier-free section
    • A counter induction hearing loop
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 - 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Barrier-free path of travel through corridor to:
    • Change Rooms
    • Female Change Room: equipped with barrier-free washroom & shower (no hand-held shower head), circulation within has a clear width of at least 920 mm, no power operated door
    • Male Change Room: equipped with barrier-free washroom & shower (no hand-held shower head), circulation within has a clear width of at least 920 mm, no power operated door
    • Private, barrier-free change cubicle within Universal Change Room: equipped with roll-in shower (no hand-held shower head), grab bars, shower seat, toilet and accessible lockers, no power operated door
    • Flex Change Room in Arena Area
    • Water Wheelchair
      A water wheelchair is available to provide access from the change room to the pool deck.
    • Pool deck
    • Colour contrast edging around the pool
    • Aquatic wheelchair available - rated at 350 lbs.
    • Pool Access (water entry/exit):
      • Sloped Ramp Entry into wave pool
      • Vertical Ladder
    • Fitness Centre
    • Gymnasium (Sport Hall)
      • No power operated door
    • Gymnastics Gym
      • No power operated door
    • Squash, Racquetball & Cycling studio
      • Has a 60 mm lip at entrance door
      • No power operated door
    • Oakridge Room
      • No power operated door
    • Multi-purpose (studio) room
      • No power operated door
    • Woodcreek Room
      • No power operated door
    • Arena (Ed Whalen & Joseph Krycka Arenas)
      • No power operated door
      • Flex change room: equipped with barrier-free washroom & shower
    • Playschool Area
      • No power operated door
    • Spectator Area
      • No power operated door

    Accessible fitness equipment

    • Equalizer
    • SC-Fit machine
    • Monarch handbike
    • Technogym arm ergometer cardio machine
    • Sport Art treadmill
    Accessible fitness equipment
    Accessible fitness equipment: The Equalizer and the Monarch handbike.
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