Splish splash at the Castlegar Aquatic Centre.

Fall Recreation fun

New pool hours and classes part of the Castlegar Recreation Department fall line-up.

The Castlegar and District Recreation Department is gearing up for fall by extending pool hours and introducing an exciting line-up of programs.

Beginning this week the Aquatic Centre will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays. Along with the usual line up of swim lessons, the centre will be offering parent and child classes, masters and seniors swim clubs, life guard courses, Stat holiday openings and Pro-D Day activities.

The ice is in at the arena and skating and hockey have begun. A new service this year is the addition of skate and helmet rentals. Skates will cost $3 and helmets will only cost $1. The ice is open for public skating on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons and sticks and pucks sessions will take place Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Kids Shinny will take place on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a positive, non-contact game and helmet and face mask are required.

Children’s programs this fall include dance, knot and rope tying, Red Cross babysitting, strength training for teens, bike camp and Pro-D day camps.

Adults can select from arts and craft programs, tap dance, pickle ball, biking, bird watching, hiking and a large range of physical fitness classes. The Senior Citizen Dew Drop In Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and has scheduled activities and classes each day.