Hope & Area Recreation Centre

The Hope & Area Recreation Centre is open with COVID-19 safety measures in place. All activities must be pre-registered and will follow strict guidelines to ensure the health and safety of both patrons and staff.

The following facilities are currently available:

  • Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre: main (lap) pool and leisure pool
  • Fitness Centre: weight room and cardio room
  • Changerooms are open with limited access for pool patrons only (showers are closed).

The following facilities/amenities remain closed until further notice:

  • Arena
  • Changeroom showers
  • Conference Centre
  • Diving boards and rope swing
  • Hot tub, sauna, and steam room
  • Meeting rooms
  • Mezzanine

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • If you appear to be sick, you will not be allowed entry. Please stay home if you are sick.
  • Please stay home if you have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days or have been in close contact with a person who has a confirmed or presumptive case of COVID-19, including public exposure events posted on the BCCDC.  
  • As per the Provincial Health Order, masks are required while visiting our facility. People who are unable to wear a mask due to a health condition or a physical, cognitive or mental impairment, and people who are unable to put on or remove a mask without the assistance of another person are exempt from mask requirements. People who are unable to wear a mask must maintain at least 3 metre distance at all times when in the facility. Masks must not be worn while in the water.
  • Expect reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing and increased cleaning.
  • Maintain a 2 metre distance from anyone who is not a member of your household.
  • Follow the directional signage posted throughout the facility. 
  • Respect and follow directions of staff at all times. Anyone not following safety guidelines or directions from staff will be asked to leave.

Registration

Patrons may book sessions up to two weeks at a time. New sessions will be available by 9:00 am every Tuesday. 

Please call us at 604-869-2304 to register any children under the age of 13.

Please remember to cancel your session if you will not be able to attend to allow others to register. Registration is non-transferable and the schedule is subject to change.

How to Register:

  • Online
  • By phone at 604-869-2304

Fitness Centre

Sessions must be booked separately for the Cardio Room and Weight Room due to limited capacity. Patrons may book multiple sessions per day, but patrons will have to leave the Weight Room or Cardio Room after their session ends and line up for the next session they booked to re-enter.

We are offering two types of sessions for booking:

Weight Room
60 minute session

Cardio Room
45 - 60 minute session

Fitness Centre Guidelines

  • Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your activity time.
  • Come dressed to participate in your activity and bring only what you need. There is no access to changerooms or showers.
  • Masks must be worn at all times including while exercising. 
  • Physical distance of 2.5 metres between each patron in all directions must be maintained while exercising
  • Bring your own water bottle. Our water fountains remain closed but our bottle filling station will be open.
  • Patrons will be required to wipe down equipment before and after each use with wipes provided.
  • Limited cubbies are available. Please bring minimal personal belongings and keep valuables at home.
  • No personal equipment is permitted (except for weight belts and gloves/straps).
  • Please leave promptly after your session to allow for cleaning and disinfecting of the fitness areas.

View our COVID-19 Safety Plan for more information.

Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre

The Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre is reopening with a phased-approach. We are currently in Phase 2.

Phase 1 Main (lap) pool open for length and public swim
(4 people per lane)
Phase 2 Leisure pool open for public swim
Phase 3 Swim lessons and aquafit resume
Phase 4 Hot tub, sauna and steam room open (dependant on public health guidelines)

Sessions must be booked for each individual due to limited capacity. Patrons may book a maximum of two sessions per day, but patrons will have to leave the pool after their session ends and line up for the next session they booked to re-enter.

We are offering three types of sessions for booking:

Lane Swim - Main Pool
60 minute session

  • Double wide lanes with a capacity of 4 swimmers per lane. Each lane will operate in a clockwise direction.
  • Please stay in the lane you are assigned, as directed by staff upon arrival.
  • Physical distancing required. Maintain a 2-metre distance from anyone who is not a member of your household.

Public Swim - Main Pool
60 minute session

  • Double wide lanes with a capacity of 4 swimmers per lane. No switching lanes.
  • Please stay in the lane you are assigned, as directed by staff upon arrival.
  • Physical distancing required. Maintain a 2 metre distance from anyone who is not a member of your household.

Public Swim - Leisure Pool
60 minute session

  • Physical distancing required. Maintain a 2 metre distance from anyone who is not a member of your household.
  • Spray features will not be in use at this time.  

Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre Guidelines

  • Changeroom and locker access is limited. Please arrive swim-ready, and bring minimal personal belongings with you.
  • Please bring your own quarter for the locker (not returned), a filled water bottle, goggles, and a towel.
  • A cleansing shower is required before entering the pool. The pool deck shower is open for use before entering the pool.
  • Goggles and swim caps are permitted. No other personal equipment is permitted (e.g. snorkels).
  • Kickboards will be available for length swim only.
  • Do not share toys/floats/equipment with anyone outside of your household.
  • Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under 7 years of age must be accompanied into the water and stay within arms reach of a responsible adult
  • Please change promptly after your session to allow for cleaning and disinfecting of the changerooms

View our COVID-19 Safety Plan for more information.

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