REC REPORT: The return of loonie, toonie skates

The Grand Forks Arena is now open for business. The Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association will be holding team tryouts throughout this week.

The Grand Forks Arena is now open for business. The Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association will be holding team tryouts throughout this week.

If you’ve missed the early registration dates, they will be accepting registrations at the Youth Open House on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the arena meeting room and the Grand Forks Figure Skating Club will also be accepting registration in the arena viewing room at the same time. There will be other youth organizations on site with information about their upcoming fall and winter programs.

Adult casual hockey is back with a new time. Get your buddies together and come out for some pick up hockey on Friday afternoons from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  Kids can come out with their friends or get your parents out for some fun pickup hockey on Friday afternoons from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. starting Sept. 16.

The loonie, toonie skate starts Friday, Sept. 16 with a new time from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m. Kids can get together with your new school friends or mom and dad can bring the family out for an inexpensive afternoon on the ice.

Our regular fall public skating session starts Sunday, Sept. 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. Regular fee applies to this session.

Kids are back into the school routine and you are looking for Friday activities to keep them busy. Check out the fall programs at the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre. Red Cross swim lessons start Oct. 21. Swim Kids level 5 to 10 will be held on Friday afternoons for seven weeks.

Are your kids tired of the same old traditional swim lesson format?  Are they looking for something more exciting and more challenging? Check out the Canadian Swim Patrol program. Learn advanced water safety skills and start working towards your lifesaving awards. Pre-registration is Friday, Oct. 14 so call today to register.

Saturday morning preschool swim lessons were very popular last winter so we have decided to run a fall session starting Saturday, Oct. 22. Swim Kids levels 1 to 4 will be offered on Saturday mornings between 9 and 10 a.m.

All preschool levels will be offered between 10 and 11:30 a.m., along with the Parent and Tot Swim free swim from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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

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

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