REC REPORT: Give the gift of fitness

Health and fitness can be given to friends through swim passes, lessons or recreational programs

Give the gift of health and fitness by giving swim passes, swim lessons or recreational programs.

Creative Movement allows your little ones the opportunity to move and have fun while learning basic dance steps. Classes will be held on Thursday mornings in the Grand Forks Arena viewing room from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Class size is limited so register today to reserve a spot.

Dance instructor Stacey O’Donnell will be offering ballet and hip hop lessons at Christina Lake in the new year.  Ballet for ages three to five years will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Hip hop for ages five to eight years will follow from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Christina Lake Elementary school gym. The winter session will run Jan. 18 to Feb. 22. Call today to register.

Power skating coach Katie Spark will be offering a conditioning, hockey skills development camp on Dec. 19, 20 and 21 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

You can register for all three sessions or pick and choose the dates that work best for your schedule. Increase your skating endurance and work on your hockey skills during this holiday camp. Registration deadline is Dec. 12.

Instructor Gisela Ko will be taking a short break from her stretching class for the month of December. Classes will resume the week of Jan. 2 with classes in Grand Forks on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 2 p.m. and Friday mornings, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. She offers one class a week at the lake on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 2 p.m.

You have just spent the past eight weeks getting back into shape with the fall shape up class and we don’t want you to lose it. Register for the 2012 shape up class and commit yourself to a healthier year.

Classes run every Tuesday and Thursday evening, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. starting Jan. 17. Deadline to register is Jan. 10. You can  give a gift of fitness by just giving us a call or stopping by for details.

If you’re looking for a fitness class with less stress on your body then check out the Aquafit to the Max PM fitness program.  Classes are held on Monday and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. starting again Jan. 16. Deadline to register is Jan. 9. We need to meet the minimum number in both the shape up class at Aquafit class for the programs to run.

For all our upcoming free holiday swim events and skating schedules, pick up a December flyer or check out the brochure at You can also call 250-442-2202 or the aquatic centre at 250-442-3488.

submitted by Lilly Bryant, Grand Forks Recreation