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Labour Day Weekend

Updated on 2015-08-31 15:15:21

The Volleydome will be closed Saturday, September 5th to Monday, September 7th for floor refinishing. There will be no drop-in on Saturday, September 5th.

Regular hours & Drop-in on Friday, September 4th, and regular hours & scheduled league/programs on Tuesday, September 8th.

Happy Labour Day!

New Prices

Updated on 2015-08-31 15:15:13

July 1, 2015
Dear Volleydome Patrons:

On June 8th the City of Calgary sent us a document giving us the fundamental Terms and Conditions for a new Volleydome lease from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018. The proposal sent to us is still subject to a City process including a report that must be written, then it goes to a management meeting, then to the law department and finally “there is no commitment by either Party to the transaction until after approval by City Council and the legal agreement has been executed and delivered to both parties.” We don’t know how long this will take, but until we hear different we will continue with business as usual.

The proposal triples our lease rate from $44,015.40 (plus GST) in the last fiscal year to $133, 850.40 (plus GST) in this next fiscal year. This is a big jump in expenses for us and unfortunately it means we will need to ask more from you to help pay for it. Effective July 1 we are putting up our basic prices to $40 per hour for any new wood court bookings, $20 per hour for private lessons, and $20 per hour for beach bookings. Starting September 1, our regular Friday/Saturday Drop-In will be $8.00 per person. Our league prices, camp prices, and kids programs are all rising as well. For those of you with bookings already in the system, you will be charged at the old prices. Apologies to you, our paying customers, but we continue to be committed to running the Volleydome as a business without handouts from anyone – not the normal sports model, but it has worked for us so far.

We’ve had a good run here at Foothills, but it is increasingly obvious that the City intends to replace us with a $202 million publicly funded Field House, so we are following up on various other possibilities and actively looking for an alternative site for our business. The majority of warehouses have roofs that are too low or posts that are too close together for volleyball courts and land for sale in this City is generally on the outskirts of town so it will be tough for us to continue to provide a central location like the Volleydome now, but we are still looking. If any of you have any information that might help, please feel free to let us know. We intend to be ready to move everything by the end of this 3 year lease one way or another.

Thanks to all of you for supporting our business over the years. We’re proud of what we’ve done for the sport of volleyball in this City and especially we’re proud of all the kids that have learned to enjoy the game here at their “dome” base.

Don Saxton

Long Weekend Hours

Updated on 2015-07-30 10:17:53

Hours for August Long Weekend

Friday, July 31
Regular Hours and Evening Drop-in.

Saturday, August 1
Open for advance booking and Evening Drop-in as usual.

Sunday, August 2
Open 10am-6:30pm for advance bookings. No League.

Monday, August 3