Phased reopening of pool to begin July 13

The Town of Ponoka Aquaplex is reopening in stages, beginning on July 13, with restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

The Aquaplex will reopen in phases, with a modified schedule, beginning with lane swimming available in the main pool and deep tank from July 13 to 31.

The Aquaplex wading pool will also reopen on July 13.

Anyone wishing to lane swim or use the wading pool must first phone the pool to register at 403-783-0131. Lane swimming and wading pool access at the Aquaplex will be offered from Monday to Friday at intervals beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. each day.

Occupancy limits will be in place for the pools and deck, along with one-way traffic measures for the lobby and pool deck. Only swimmers from the same household or cohort will be permitted in the same lane with a limit of up to five people per lane.

Swimmers must stay within the confines of their lane.

The wading pool will be open for use by one family (from the same household) or one cohort of up to 10 people at a time.

Beginning August 1, water fitness and public swimming are expected to be added to the programming available at the Aquaplex on a modified schedule.

The sauna and hot tub will remain closed until Stage 3 of the Provincial Relaunch Plan.

For more information on restrictions and for the pool schedule, visit www.ponoka.ca and click ‘Aquaplex’ under ‘Popular Pages,’ or phone the pool for more information.

Racquetball courts

The town’s racquetball courts, located at the Ponoka arena, will also be reopening for bookings starting on July 13. Pre-booking of courts is required.

To book a court, please call 403-783-0131.

Ponoka Arena Complex

The arena will be the last town recreation facility to reopen, with the projected reopening date expected in September 2020.

FFor the most up-to-date information on the reopening of town facilities, please visit the town website at www.ponoka.ca.

– With file from the Town of Ponoka

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