REC REPORT: The ice age returns to Grand Forks

The Grand Forks Arena 2011/12 seasons starts Tuesday, Sept. 6 with our seniors 55-plus hockey from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Our loonie, toonie skate will resume for another season on Tuesday afternoons from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Grand Forks Recreation (GFREC) staff would like to invite the community to join a six-week personal fitness challenge.

Pick up your log book today and commit to a healthier you in the next six weeks. Record your activity, the date and the duration of the activity and feel the results.

The challenge takes place from Aug. 22 to Oct. 1. Return your log book with your name and enter into a draw for a free 25-session pool pass. Everyone will have an opportunity to win but you must fill out your log book and return it to the pool.

Statistic shows that all it takes is 21 days to develop a habit so let’s get up, stay active and win.

The arena 2011/12 seasons starts Tuesday, Sept. 6 with our seniors 55-plus hockey from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Our loonie, toonie skate will resume for another season on Tuesday afternoons from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Parent and tot skate sessions are an ideal time to get the little ones on the ice without the disruption of the older kids.  Monday mornings between 10 and 11 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., children under six can skate for free. This program resumes Monday, Sept. 12.

Our adult recreation drop-in activities will resume in September.

Badminton will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS) gym starting Sept. 13. Volleyball drop-in will be held on Monday and Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. starting Sept. 7.

Line dancing will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hutton school gym starting Sept. 13.

If you are musical and enjoy singing with a group, the Grand Forks Choral Society welcomes newcomers. The season gets under way on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. in the GFSS band room.

Stop by the recreation office and pick up the September flyer for information on upcoming events and programming or you can view the recreation brochure on the web at

You can reach the Grand Forks Recreation Office at 250-442-2202 or by email,

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