Rec Report: Canadians are crazy about hockey

The Jack Goddard Memorial Arena offers many skating and hockey programs during the week.

Canadians are crazy about hockey! Did you know there are over 570,000 people registered with Hockey Canada?

The Jack Goddard Memorial Arena offers many skating and hockey programs during the week.

Public skating is booked every day of the week. Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., little tots can enjoy the ice without the older children on the ice. These sessions are free to children six and under.

Toonie skate sessions are held on Tuesday afternoons from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. and Friday afternoons from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m.

Adults can enjoy a skate on Thursday afternoons from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Regular admission applies to this session.

Saturday afternoon public skating has been canceled for Oct. 4. Our regular Sunday afternoon skate is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. This session is canceled when the Border Bruins games are scheduled on Sunday afternoon. Regular admission applies.

Drop-in hockey is offered every day of the week. Senior Hockey 65+ is scheduled on Monday and Wednesday mornings and Senior Hockey 55+ is scheduled Tuesday and Thursday mornings. All sessions start at 9 a.m. and the drop-in fee is just $6 per session.

Adult drop-in hockey is schedule on Friday afternoons from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. GFREC is offering an additional drop-in adult hockey on Sunday afternoons from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. The first session will be held on Sunday Oct. 5. Admission is just $5.75 per hour. Full gear will be required during this session.

Kids casual hockey is just for fun. Drop in and scrimmage with your buddies during this one-hour session every Friday from 11:15 to 12:15 p.m. There is on-ice supervision during this session. Full gear is required and we do encourage parents to come out and enjoy a scrimmage with their kids.

Female hockey is one of the fastest group sports in the world and GFREC would like to help continue this trend. Grand Forks Minor Hockey and GFREC has partnered together to celebrate World Female Hockey Day. On Thursday, Oct. 9 from 6:45 to 8 p.m., girls and women can come out and learn some hockey drills, try some power skating skills and just have fun with other female Hockey players.

There will be a female power skating/hockey coach on ice during this session. Full gear is required but if you are unable to collect gear, please contacts Sarah at 442-4078 and make arrangements for gear.

Come out and cheer on our local Bruins during their next home game against Beaver Valley on Friday, Oct. 3.

Fitness classes are moving back to the aquatic centre fitness room.

We will be scheduling all our drop-in Circuit Classes back to the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre Fitness Room starting Oct. 6. You will still have an opportunity to participate in both the Circuit classes and Aqua-fit classes or enjoy a swim after you workout in the gym.

The Monday, Wednesday and Friday Circuit Class will be from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Give GFREC a call at 240-442-2202 for information on our fall programming or stop by and pick up an October flyer.