Figure skaters off to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Grand Forks Figure Skating Club presents The Wizard of Oz. Mark your calendar Saturday, March 12 and come out and watch our local skaters perform their best in the annual skate show production.

Figure skating coach Carla Bryan has spent endless hours preparing her students for this special day. Performances are scheduled at 2 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. at the Grand Forks Arena.

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With the warmer weather and longer days not far off, we are anticipating that spring will be here soon.

In order to have you looking your best, we have included more evening fitness classes.

Evening Aquafit is back with a bit of a twist. Aqua-Circuit combines both Aquafit and circuit in the water to help increase strength, endurance and flexibility.

If you’re thinking about training for a triathlon, this is a great program to get you started.  Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting April 4.

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Shape Up for 2011 will continue for the month of April. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the aquatic centre fitness room starting April 5.

Deadline to register for both evening fitness classes will be March 28.

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Diving beneath the surface of the water can be an unforgettable experience for any age.

We are fortunate to have instructor Sheldon Boyd with Serpent Aquatic available once a month to offer this opportunity for children in our community.

The Scuba Stars program is a two-dive program that teaches the students how to float on the surface of the water while using specialized equipment.

Once the students have completed the two dives, and they are eight years old, they can advance to the Padi Seal team. This is a five-dive program, which takes participants beneath the water using equipment designed just for children.

Each completed dive is logged and recorded for future reference.

Pre-registration and parental consent is required by March 10.

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Spring break is fast approaching and if you’re wondering what to do with the kids during the break, Grand Forks Recreation (GFREC) will be offering a set of Red Cross swim lessons.  Lessons will be held from March 28 to April 1 between 1:30 and 4 p.m.  This is a great time to work on your next level before the summer session starts in July. Deadline to register is March 21.

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Spring preschool a.m. and p.m. sessions will start Monday, April 4. Classes are filling quickly so call today to register.

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Pick up a March flyer for details on spring scheduling or view the recreation brochure on the web at www.rdkb.com.

You can also reach the Grand Forks recreation office at 250-442-2202 and the Grand Forks aquatic centre at 250-442-3488 or by email, gfplay@rdkb.com.