Many fitness programs will temporarily relocate to the Community Centre or other locations.
The Sportsplex will be temporarily closed for repairs from May 2 to Oct. 31. Repairs will include replacing the building’s roof, which has been leaking. The last day of business at the Sportsplex before the closure will be Sunday, May 1.
The Recreation and Culture Department is committed to maintaining a high-quality service level — with a complement of programs, activities, classes and special events — for the citizens of Campbell River during the time the Sportsplex is closed.
Some of the Sportsplex weight room equipment will be moved to Gym 2 of the Community Centre at 401 – 11 Avenue. This includes cardio machines, weights and spin bikes. The anticipated opening date for the temporary Community Centre weight room is Monday, May 16.
Fitness classes are being relocated to the Community Centre and other locations. The fitness classes will begin again May 9. Effective Monday, May 9, the Community Centre’s hours will be extended. It will be open to the public from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. On weekends, it will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Individuals who have a fitness pass can continue to use their fitness memberships at the Community Centre. If a fitness-goer chooses not to work out at the Community Centre, they can suspend their pass and have it reactivated when the Sportsplex opens again, request a refund or transfer their pass to someone else for a $5 transfer fee.
Currently, recreation staff are working hard to create summer program schedules, and are looking for alternative spaces to relocate programs and fitness classes for the summer and fall. The finalized schedules will be available at campbellriver.ca/registration.
A full gymnasium will not be available for indoor sports that require use of a full gym during the closure. All sports — including badminton, floor hockey, indoor soccer, pickle ball and soft tennis — may play in half a gym but may experience reduced service levels.
The Splash Park, outdoor courts and fields, and bike and skate parks will all remain open. The Recreation and Culture Department is in the process of hiring skate park leaders to oversee the skate park. Please note, however, that there will be times when there is no supervision of the skate and bike parks. If you are concerned about your child’s safety, please provide supervision for them. The Splash Park washrooms will remain open. The outdoor washrooms at the Sportsplex will be open most of the time, but there will be temporary shutdowns of the outdoor washrooms when the roof is removed and during power interruptions.
Bus passes and garbage tickets will be available for purchase at City Hall and the Community Centre.
“We appreciate the continued support of our community during this change, and look forward to re-opening the Sportsplex for the citizens of Campbell River in the fall,” says Karen Langford, recreation and culture operations supervisor.
For more information, visit the Recreation and Culture Department’s Facebook page at facebook.com/Campbellriverrec.
Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
Contact: Karen Langford, Recreation and Culture Operations Supervisor | 250-286-1161 | Karen.Langford@campbellriver.ca
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