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Snowshoeing in a Winter Wonderland – December 27 & 28


Experience winter in Edmonton with the whole family like you’ve never seen it before! Join us and River Valley Adventure Co. for a guided river valley snowshoe tour on Wednesday, December 27 from 1-3:30pm or Thursday, December 28 from 4-6:30pm. Beginners and families are welcome, but we ask that participants are at least six years of age and older and that children under 14 come with a parent. The cost of these tours is $25/person, which includes your snowshoe rental, a tour guide, and celebratory hot chocolate by the fire. Please register on GameTime under “Social” before 12pm on Friday, December 22.

 
Get Stoked on Revelstoke! – March 16-18, 2018


Join us March 16-18, 2018 as we head to Revelstoke, BC for what is going to be an epic weekend!
 
The trip includes:

  • Transportation on a licensed bus departing from the RGC and returning to the RGC

  • Two nights’ accommodation on the hill (Sutton Place Hotel)

  • Two-day lift tickets

  • Saturday night social

 
Prices:
Two people/bed = $500 + GST/person
One person/bed = $700 + GST/person
Rental rate (two days) = $90
 
Non-Skier Rates
Want to come but don’t ski or snowboard? Subtract $60 from the base rate above; $440 per person for two people/bed and $640 for a one-person bed!
 
Registration will open on Friday, December 8. Reserve your spot at Member Services—this trip will make for a perfect Christmas gift! For more details, please contact Sean at sean.gillen@royalglenora.com!

 

Open House with Kennedy Architecture and RC Strategies+PERC – December 11


Join us on December 11 from 5:30-6:30pm in the Member Services Lobby for an open house with Kennedy Architecture and RC Strategies+PERC! Stephen Boyd of Kennedy Architecture and Rob Parks of RC Strategies+PERC will be available to answer questions and hear feedback about the conceptual designs of the Potential Master Redevelopment Project. No RSVP is needed and all Members are invited to attend!

 

Seminar: How to Enjoy the Holidays and Stay Healthy – December 11 from 7-8pm


Join Registered Dietitian Emilia Heiman as she shares tips on how to stay healthy and mindful during the holiday season as you celebrate with family and friends. Eat well and be happy this holiday season while staying on track with your fitness and health goals! Register today by searching “Seminar” or looking under “Fitness” Winter 2018 on GameTime or by following this link!

 

630 CHED Santas Anonymous Toy Collection – Ends December 10!


With the holiday season upon us, we are pleased to share that toy donation collection has begun! Please bring new and unwrapped toys to our big red donation bin in the Member Services Lobby. Toys will be donated to children and youth around Edmonton to help make their season a little bit merrier and brighter this year. For a list of most-needed toys, please visit their website: https://www.santasanonymous.ca/donate/most-needed-toy-donations. Toys will be accepted until Sunday, December 10.

 

Notice: Busy Weekends in December – Starting this weekend


Please be advised that the Club is expected to be very busy due to events the following weekends:

  • December 8-10 as we host our Ladies’ Luncheon on December 8, Brunch with Santa on December 9, and our first Dickens Holiday Brunch on December 10

  • December 15-17 as we have our Figure Skating Ice Show on December 15, our Gymnastics Christmas show on December 16, our second Dickens Holiday Brunch on December 17, and five Okanagan Hockey Academy games over Saturday and Sunday

 

Christmas Ice Show and Gymnastics Christmas Show


Join us on Friday, December 15 from 6-6:45pm in the Arena for our Christmas Ice Show! Watch all levels of skaters perform their routines. Tickets are available on GameTime now for $10 each. More details are available in the Figure Skating section of the newsletter.
 
On December 16, our little gymnasts and dancers will perform their annual Gymnastics Christmas Show! Join us in the Fitness Studio from 3pm to watch—everyone is welcome!

 

Kids’ Movie Night, The Polar Express – Friday, December 22


All aboard The Polar Express as we head on a wintry adventure to the North Pole! Departure will be 6:30pm with popcorn for everyone. Please arrive a few minutes early with your child to check them in. Each child will receive a small take home item and be ready for pick up around 8:10pm. Passengers are encouraged to join their friends in wearing pajamas to this last movie night of the year! Pre-register with Member Services.

 

Family New Year’s Eve Party! – December 31


A party for the whole family! Ring in the ‘New Year’ with your favourite RGC Friends. Doors open to the Braemar Ballroom at 5pm with dinner at 5:30pm. After dinner a family dance party will follow. Countdown takes place at 8pm! The Playroom will be open from 5pm-9pm; please book in advance before December 27.

Member Pricing

  •   Adults (12+): $37.95++

  •   Children (6–11): $21.95++

  •   Kids (5 & under): FREE

 

Winter 2018 Program Registration – Closes at the end of the month!


Registration for Winter 2018 Programs is now open! Please visit RGC.GameTime.net for the most up to date details on programming and to register! We encourage you to please read over the Program Cancellation Policy under “Recreation” on our website and notify us of any cancellations well in advance as any cancellations without at least 2 weeks’ notice (before your program start date) will result in a charge of half your program cost. Any cancellations less than three days before the start date of the program will result in a charge of the full program fee. Program Registration will close on December 22.

 

Dickens Holiday Brunches – Sunday, December 10 and 17


An ode to Charles Dickens, the author of the beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol, you're invited to delight in the festive season by treating yourself and your loved ones to a delicious Sunday brunch buffet! Due to popular demand, we are now offering two back-to-back Sundays of our Dickens Brunch! Enjoy traditional brunch favourites and seasonal treats, including a chef-carved turkey station! Holiday carolers will join us to sing some holiday hymns to make your season merry and bright. Seatings are at 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, and 12pm.

Book now through Member Services at 780.482.2371.

Pricing: Senior (65+) - $36.95++; Adult (12+) - $39.95++; Child (6-11) - $19.95++; Child (5 or under) - Free
 

Upcoming Holiday Hours


  • Sunday, December 24 – Club open 6am-4pm

  • Monday, December 25 – Club closed

  • Tuesday, December 26 – Admin offices closed

  • Wednesday, December 27 – No newsletter

  • Sunday, December 31 – Club open 6am-4pm

  • Monday, January 1, 2018 – Club closed

  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 – RGC Staff Party

    • Club open 6am-3pm

    • Last court booking is from 1-2pm

    • Food & Beverage last call at 2pm

 

Calling all Kids ages 6-12! Register today for YEG’s best athlete on March 2, 2018!


YEG's best athlete is the search for Edmonton's best Junior Athlete. This competition allows kids ages 6-12 the chance to try their hand at all of the RGC's sports—swimming, badminton, fitness, hockey, skating, squash, and tennis—with the opportunity for one child from each of three age categories to win a $1,000 RESP. In the end, one Athlete from each age category who has the highest score overall will be named YEG's best athlete. All kids ages 6-12 from Edmonton and surrounding area are invited to register for YEG's best athlete for free by visiting http://www.yegsbestathlete.ca!

 

Busy Club and Parking Lot times


On the following dates and times, we will have banquet events contributing to a busier than normal parking lot:

  • Thursday, December 7 – 7-8:30am, 5-9:30pm

  • Friday, December 8 – 10:30am-2pm, 5pm-1am

  • Saturday, December 9 – 10am-2pm, 5pm-1am

  • Sunday, December 10 – 10:30am-2pm

  • Tuesday, December 12 – 11:30am-2pm, 4-10pm

  • Thursday, December 14 – 11am-2pm

  • Friday, December 15 – 12-3:30pm, 6pm-1am

  • Saturday, December 16 – 5pm-1am



Additional Notices and Upcoming Events


  • December 8 – Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon

  • December 9 – Brunch with Santa

  • December 10 – Dickens Holiday Brunch; 630 CHED Santas Anonymous toy collection concludes

  • December 14 – RGC x Highlands Golf Club collaborative dinner at RGC

  • December 15 – Figure Skating Ice Show

  • December 16 – Gymnastics Christmas Show

  • December 17 – Dickens Holiday Brunch

  • December 22 – Kids’ Movie Night – The Polar Express; Staff Family Day event 5-7pm

  • December 24 – Club operates 6am-4pm

  • December 25 – Club closed

  • December 31 – Club operates 6am-4pm; Family New Year’s Eve Party

  • January 1 – Club closed

  • January 8 – First day of Winter 2018 Programs

  • January 10 – Spring/Summer 2018 Program Guide released

  • January 20 – RGC Staff Party, Club closes at 3pm