From The Drive FM Website:
After last month’s arena tragedy has left the community without a place to skate, Fernie will build an outdoor rink.
Memorial Arena remains closed as RCMP investigate the suspected ammonia leak that killed three men October 17th.
A group of volunteers have come forward to help with the construction of the ice pad beside the Aquatic Centre. Read more here.
(from city of fernie’s website)
Annual Pool Closure Starts May 6, 2017 (All Day)
This year’s annual maintenance shutdown for the Aquatic Centre runs from May 6- July 4th, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this disruption of services.
The Aquatic Centre office will be open for summer swim lesson registration June 27, 2017 to June 30, 2017 from 8:00am – 2:00 pm. Weekly summer swim lessons will begin on July 10, 2017.
For further information call 250-423-4466.
October 30, 2015 – From City of Fernie’s website.
The Fitness Room at the Fernie Aquatic Centre will be temporarily closed until further notice to allow staff to complete repairs to a leak in the roof. These repairs and maintenance are required to have the fitness room safe for public use.
We apologize for the inconvenience to our patrons while we make every effort to reopen the facility as quickly as possible. For more information please contact Leisure Services at 250.423.6644.
(from 2014’s Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam)
The Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam is an exciting event to see, especially for my little ones who are just starting to play at the bike park. On top of the big Saturday event there’s also a Qualifying/causal jam on Friday night from 7-9. Saturday night kicks off around 5 pm and goes on until after 10.
From the ferniebike.ca website:
“Jump off the Fernie Dirt Jump Park, a ton of crazy bikers on jump bikes with big lights, big sounds and lots of excitement!
The WAM BAM dirt jump jam is an FMB (Freeride Mountain Biking) World Tour bronze event hosted by the FMBC (Fernie Mountain Bike Club). Look out for big air, crazy stunts, twists, turns and wipeouts! It’s a day and night of great entertainment and competition at the Dirt Jump Park next to the Fernie Aquatic Centre.
Kids and novice welcome for daytime fun and competition. Pro comps are under the evening lights!
Stay tuned at https://www.facebook.com/events/1606061626327936/ for up to date information.”
From City of Fernie’s website:
“Everyone loves a good Banana Split! Join us at the Fernie Aquatic Centre, 250 Pine Avenue on August 15, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for Banana Split Day! Have a great time playing in the pool (maybe the croc will be lurking about!) then enjoy a refreshing Banana Split.”
From the City of Fernie website:
“Residents are advised that following the Annual Maintenance Shutdown the Aquatic Centre reopens on July 1, 2015. Lesson sets for summer swimming lessons start on July 6, 2015 and Adventure Summer Camps run July 6, 2015 to August 21, 2015. Register early!”
Have you ever struggled with something, whether it’s an activity or point of view or a habit, and then someone comes along and says six little words like “Have you tried a Puddle Jumper?” And from that moment on your life will never be the same.
I was expressing my stress and struggle with my two kids at the pool when a friend of mine said those exact words to me and since that moment we have purchased not one but two Puddle Jumpers. Both of our kids thrive with this amazing flotation device in the water. They’re more confident, they can move around on their own and they’re happier. If you have kids who aren’t at the age where they can safely swim on their own or if you have two young active children and you’re finding it difficult to watch both of them on your own, maybe this is your life changing moment. Have you tried a Puddle Jumper?
We bought ours at Canadian Tire in Fernie. If they don’t have them out on the shelves you just need to ask someone about them and they’ll go in the back and grab them.
I would, however, like to talk to a swim coach to see what they think about Puddle Jumpers. Maybe next time I’m at the Fernie Aquatic Centre I’ll try and talk to someone about it.