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City fitness centre and spray parks to reopen on Monday

The city is preparing more of its facilities as the next phase of reponening is days away.

Spray parks, which are included in the first part of Phase Four, and the fitness centre at the Servus Sports Centre are scheduled to start on June 22.

Mayor Gerald Aalbers says spray parks and swimming mark the unofficial beginning of summer.

“The opportunity to move forward with opening some of our summer amenities is huge for the community. We do want to remind everyone who intends to use these amenities to continue following the health and safety guidelines outlined by the Saskatchewan government and health authorities.”

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People using the fitness centre are also asked to follow the guidelines below:

  • Use of the gym or fitness track is available in 60- or 75-minute increments, respectively. These timelines are in place to allow enough time for staff to disinfect the areas before the next group arrives.
  • Arrive workout-ready as the change rooms, lockers and showers are not available for use. Chairs are available for footwear changes and outdoor footwear is not allowed.
  • Follow necessary personal protective measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, including maintaining physical distancing and washing hands frequently. Anyone feeling unwell is asked not to attend the facility.

Advanced bookings are required and can be made up to seven day in advanced. Bookings open at 8 a.m. on June 18 and there will be no drop-ins until further notice.

The indoor pools at the Bioclean Aquatic Centre will reopen in the second part of Phase Four. An opening date hasn’t been made yet and the city is waiting for further guidance from the Saskatchewan government.

The outdoor pool will not be opening this summer as the city will not have enough time to prepare it for use.

“Unfortunately, the timing of the Saskatchewan announcement on Phase 4.1, and the imposed guidelines, does not grant adequate time for City staff to prepare the Outdoor Pool for the 2020 season.”

The city says it takes about five weeks to get the outdoor pool ready.

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