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Swimming In Fernie

Well, hello there. We’re getting right into Spring Break around here and my family is starting to plan a few things. We have some Club Cr8 mornings booked with the Arts Station, a few playdates and now we’re thinking about swimming. I looked up the Fernie public swim schedule and it’s very similar to their regular schedule, Monday-Friday 6:30am – 1pm / 3pm-8pm and Saturday-Sunday 12pm-6pm.

The Sparwood pool, which I love, has opened a few extra public swim times, as well. They’re now open 1-3pm Monday to Thursday and then a free swim on Fridays 4-5:30. Saturdays 2-5, 6-8, Sundays 1-4:30. They also have evening swim times that starts at 6:30 and ends anywhere from 8-9. A bit of salt water swim is good for the soul.

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Did You Know : Free Swim On BC Day

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(from City of Fernie’s website)

“BC Family Day Swim

February 18, 2019 (12:00pm – 3:00pm)
Thanks to funding from BCPRA, The Fernie Aquatic Centre will be hosting a Free Admission Family Day Swim on February 18th from 12-3pm.”

Did You Know : Fernie’s Outdoor Rink

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Official Opening Day – Monday, December 17, 2018

The Outdoor Rink is an NHL-size ice surface located next to the Fernie Aquatic Centre at 250 Pine Ave.

The ice-surface is free for the public to use and is open daily, weather dependent, from daylight until 10pm.

For private bookings, please contact our Community Services Department at 250.423.2245.  All bookings must be made with 48 hours notice.

Schedule for 2018/19 Season

DAILY USE IS AVAILABLE DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES:


WEEKDAYS

10:00 am -11:00 am Maintenance as required

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Parent & Tot / Open Ice *NO STICKS*

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm General Public Skate / Private Bookings

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm General Public Skate / School Bookings

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Flooding & Ice Maintenance (estimated time)

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm General Public Skate

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm General Public Skate/Private Bookings

 

WEDNESDAYS

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Youth Shinny (12 years and under)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Youth Shinny (13 – 17 years old)

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Adult Shinny (18 years +)

 

SATURDAY – SUNDAYS

10:00 am -11:00 am Maintenance as required

Daylight – 10 pm General Public Skate / Private Bookings
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Flooding & Ice Maintenance (estimated time)

 

Lights for Outdoor Rink will be shut off at 10:00 pm

 Code of Conduct

If the flag is GREEN, Rink is Open, and Skating is Allowed.

If the flag is RED, Rink is Closed, and Skating is NOT Allowed. 

These flags are located on the Zamboni Shed and are visible from the parking lot.

  1. Skate at your own risk
  2. Use only when ice is safe and in good condition
  3. Please follow posted schedule
  4. Helmets are strongly recommended
  5. Children 12 and under should be supervised
  6. Please clean up after yourself (no glass bottles, no food on the ice)
  7. No unauthorized motor vehicles in the park or on the ice surface
  8. No slap shots
  9. No alcoholic beverages permitted
  10. Please assist us by shovelling the ice whenever required, shovels on site.
  11. Ice programming may be affected due to condition of ice, watch for flags. Flooding and Maintenance requirements may impact booking times.

Report damage or maintenance issues to Arena Facility Operator 250.430.1767

Did You Know : Small Kid’s Pool Closed

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From City of Fernie:

“Please be advised that the Leisure Pool (smaller kids pool) at the Aquatic Centre is currently closed due to a maintenance issue. We will let you know when the issue has been resolved.

Thank you for your patience.”

Fernie Kids Tri 2017

Fernie Kids Tri - This Sunday - Swim, Bike, Run

From the Fernie Kids Triathlon website:

Here we go again!!!  Preparations are underway for the 7th Annual Fernie Kids Triathlon.  This year’s date is Sunday Sept 17, 2017.  Registration opens April 15th, 2017 on the Zone 4 website.

UPDATE, July 21, 2017 – Registration is full.  If you would like to add your name to the waitlist, please email ferniekidstri@gmail.com.

We are looking forward to another great event.  If you can help out in any way, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at ferniekidstri@gmail.com.

See you on the course.

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Side note, there is a BBQ happening during the event which will raise money for Bright Beginnings Community Preschool. 10 am -2 pm.

Did You Know: Lifeguard Courses In Fernie

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For more information: City Of Fernie’s Website

“If you’ve always wanted to be a lifeguard, or are a former lifeguard looking to brush up on your skills, the Fernie Aquatic Centre is offering a number of pre-requisite courses this summer. Once you’re done with the courses, check out our jobs page for current opportunities!

Junior Lifeguard Club

The Junior Lifeguard Club is a an alternative to traditional test-sheet-based aquatic programs. The Club stresses fun and aquatic skill development based on personal-best achievement. Building on skills they already have. Members work to develop and improve swimming and other aquatic skills with emphasis on : swimming skills, lifesaving knowledge, leadership and teamwork, community education, competition, personal Fitness.

 

Bronze Medallion Course

The Bronze Medallion course teaches an  understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – Judgment. Knowledge, skill and fitness.  Rescuers learn self-rescue techniques, defense and release methods, and rows and carries in preparation for challenging rescues involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types, including spinal injuries and circulatory emergencies. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim.  This Course includes the CPR-A certification.

 

Bronze Cross Course

The Bronze Cross Lifeguard Course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced raining including an introduction to safety supervision in aquatic facilities. Candidates develop proficiency at performing, patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries, and prevention the  loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies, while developing stroke endurances and fitness training skills. The  Bronze Cross Lifeguard Course includes the CPR-C certification and is one of the pre-requisite awards for the advanced Lifeguarding and Leadership.

 

Red Cross Standard First Aid

The Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid (SFA) is a comprehensive course which gives participant’s the ability to deliver a higher level of first aid treatment in different environments. After completion of the course, you will be prepared for a verity of first aid situations, bother life threatening and non-life threatening. Standard First Aid includes all EFA course content plus victim management. Heat and cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, sprains, wounds, head trauma, diabetes, burns and poisons. SFA includes CPR Level C Basic Rescuer Certification.”

 

Did You Know: The Great Christmas Tree Burning

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Saturday, January 7th, 2017
4:00PM – 10:00PM

Wondering what to do with that Christmas Tree?  Community groups are once again hosting the FERNIE on FIRE fundraiser and tree burning event!  Bring your tree to the huge bonfire and enjoy toboganning, hot chocolate and more!  All the fun is happening at the Fernie Aquatic Centre, 250 Pine Avenue.