Recreation Report: Give the gift of fitness this season

Old Fashioned Skate, Frosty the Snowman skate coming up

The festive season has begun! Join the staff at the aquatic centre during the last week of our fall schedule and take part in the festive fitness days. Be ready for lots of laughs, Christmas music and special guest instructors to tag-team classes. The aquafit classes and circuit classes will take on a new holiday twist for Thursday and Friday, Dec. 20 and 21.

We are now taking registrations for all levels of Swim Kids and preschool swim lessons. Swim Kids classes will be offered on Fridays beginning Jan. 25 running to March 1. Preschool lessons will take place on Saturdays from Jan. 26th to March 2. And Parent and Tot Swim lessons will run along with preschool lessons on Saturdays from 1:15 to 1:55 p.m.

It’s December and the time of year for gift giving. Why not think about giving gifts that promote healthy living?

The aquatic centre 25 session passes are on sale until the end of December. By purchasing a pool pass you are giving your loved one the opportunity to use the pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness room, as well as access to all drop-in aquafit and circuit weight training classes. Passes have no expiry date, so can be used in the coming year.

We are taking registrations now for the Sweat, Smile, Repeat fitness class taking place in the Arena Viewing Room Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Classes include Tabata and aerobic exercise. The winter session begins Jan. 15 and pre-registration is required.

The Old Fashion Christmas Community Skate has been sponsored again by Ultimate Hockey and Skate, 102.3 Juice FM, Save On Foods and the Grand Forks Border Bruins and the Thyme and Plate. The event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Grand Forks Skating club will be performing a Christmas performance from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The Grand Forks Choral Society will be onsite to conduct the caroling session. Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit all the little skaters on the ice. Thank you to the Grand Forks Border Bruins players for assisting Santa on to the ice.

The Elks of Canada Branch 493 will be presenting “Frosty the Snowman is a fairytale they say?” Santa will be taking a break from his busy schedule to take part in this fun family event at the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre. Mark your calendar and get ready for some festive fun on Friday, Dec. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Don’t let the holiday season interrupt your hockey training.

Kolby Horne will be offering a three day power skating and conditioning camp during the holiday season. The camp will be held on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 27 and 28 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 29 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Registration fee for the Christmas development camp will be $47.25. Pre-requisite for the camp is 10 years and older, full gear is required and you must know how to skate. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 20.

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