REC REPORT: Spooky swimming at the pool

Grand Forks recreational pool is transformed for Spooky Swim

What is Halloween without the haunted house and the scary decorations?

Our Spooky Swim planning crew is busy working to make this year’s spooky swim the best ever.

Mark your calendar and come join in the fun at the aquatic centre on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Enter the pool through the scary haunted house if you dare.

The pool will be very active with games and Halloween fun for the entire family. There will be a goody bag giveaway and the bags will be filled with treats donated by the local businesses. The fee is just $2 and the pool will be closed from 4 to 6 p.m. for setup.


Come for a howling good time on the ice on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. Dress up in a costume and have a chance to win a prize.

The admission for this session will be just a loonie for kids and youth and toonie for adults and seniors.


Success by 6 and Grand Forks Recreation (GFREC) have once again partnered together to offer parents and children under six years of age an opportunity to come and enjoy playtime on the ice. Figure skating coach Carla Bryan will be on hand to supervise games and activity for one hour. Parent and tot skate and play is held on Monday mornings from 10 to 11a.m. and there is no charge for this session.


Parents and children under six years can enjoy the pool every Saturday morning between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. for the next six weeks. There is an instructor in the water to supervise the children and parents are required to be in the water with the children. This is a great time to join other families at the pool for a fun filled morning. This is another free community program Success by 6 has generously sponsored.


The next set of preschool swim lessons will be offered starting Nov. 7.

Classes are held Monday and Wednesday mornings between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and afternoons between 5 and 7 p.m. for a three-week block.

Deadline to register is Oct. 30 so call today to avoid classes being canceled.

For additional fall programming information check out our monthly brochure at You can also call 250-442-2202 or the aquatic centre 250-442-3488.

submitted by Lilly Bryant, Grand Forks Recreation