Rec Report: Enjoy spring hockey

The Grand Forks Arena is open for public skating and casual hockey during spring break. The parent and tot skate is held on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

This scheduled time is free for parents and children six and under.

The public is welcome to come out at this time. Adult-only skate is scheduled on Wednesday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

The loonie, toonie skate is scheduled every Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Regular public skating is scheduled every Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m.

Get your buddies together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon for some pick- up hockey during our casual hockey session from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Kids’ casual hockey is scheduled every Friday afternoon from 12 to 1 p.m.

This is a supervised program that offers kids the opportunity to come out and shoot the puck around and just have fun in a non-contact scrimmage.

The Grand Forks Aquatic Centre will be open for public swimming during spring break on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Afternoon and evening hours on Monday through Friday are from 4 until 8 p.m. loonie, toonie swim continues on Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. Weekend hours are from 1 to 6 p.m.

There is a feeling that spring is not far off and we want you to be ready to enjoy all the outdoor activities that are available in our area.

Grand Forks Recreation (GFREC) is offering two evening fitness programs to help get you in shape for spring and summer.

Aqua-Circuit is a program that combines lap-swimming intervals with H20 circuit to provide a full workout.

The program starts Monday, April 4, with classes on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the month of April.

If the water does not appeal to you, we are offering a circuit shape-up-for-spring program.

This program combines cardio and weights providing exercises to strengthen, increase endurance and flexibility. Classes will be held in the aquatic centre fitness room on Tuesday and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for the month of April.

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

Pick up a March flyer for details on spring scheduling or view the recreation brochure on the web at 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,