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Southland Leisure Centre accessibility

 
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

  • 3 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
  • ‭ Male Change Room – barrier-free stall
  • Universal Assisted 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

Interior building elements

  • 2 floors/levels in facility is accessed via elevator, ramp or stairs
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 – 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Continuous accessible path of travel (public corridor is at least 1100 mm wide) to:
    • Pool deck and pool area
      • no power operated door
      • Width within female change room is at least 920 mm 
      • Width within male change room is at least 920 mm
    • 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
    • Fitness Centre
    • 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
    • Playschool Area
      • no power operated door
    • Spectator Area
      • no power operated door
  • Water Wheelchair
    A water wheelchair is available to provide access from the change room to the pool deck.
    Flex change room in Arena Area
  • Assisted Change Room:
    • Roll-in shower; no hand held shower hose
    • Grab bars
    • shower seat
  • Accessible Male change room, with accessible shower
    • no hand held shower hose
  • Accessible Female change room, with accessible shower
    • no hand held shower hose
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Means of water entry/exit from Pool:
    • Zero Depth Entry
    • Vertical Ladder
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool

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.