Hope & Area Recreation Centre

The Hope & Area Recreation Centre is home to the arena, Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre, weight and cardio rooms, fitness studio, and conference centre/meeting rooms.

Proof of Vaccination

All patrons 12 years or older must show proof of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to use some of our facilities and participate in certain activities. Please have your official proof of vaccination and government-issued photo ID ready.

Required

  • Adult sports – pickleball, hockey
  • Arena – public skate, hockey, shinny
  • Pool – public swim, lane swim, and aquafit
  • Spectators, coaches, and volunteers
  • Weight Room, Cardio Room, and fitness classes

Not Required

  • Pool – swimming lessons
  • Youth Programs – under 22 yrs

Check out the Proof of Vaccination Requirements Table for a complete list of activities and their requirements. 

COVID-19 Safety

  • Masks are required for all patrons 5 years and older in all public indoor spaces including common areas when not engaged in physical activity. 
  • Handwashing and/or sanitizing is encouraged.
  • We encourage all patrons to respect each other's personal space and to maintain physical distancing.
  • If you are sick, stay at home. If you appear to be sick, you will not be allowed entry. 
  • Read the Facility and Rental Guidelines for rental groups at the pool or arena.
  • Read our FAQ's for more information.

Fitness Centre

The weight room, cardio room, and fitness classes have reduced capacity and will require pre-registration. To pre-register, please call the front desk at 604-869-2304 during regular operational hours.             

Weight Room

  • Capacity is 10 patrons
  • Please ensure that you attend during your registered timeslot to ensure we can meet the capacity and traffic flow requirements
  • All patrons must maintain 2 metres distance between other patrons at all times.
  • Please disinfect all equipment before and after use

Cardio Room

  • Capacity is 4 patrons
  • Please ensure that you attend during your registered timeslot to ensure we can meet the capacity and traffic flow requirements
  • All patrons must maintain 2 metres distance between other patrons at all times
  • Please disinfect all equipment before and after use

Group Fitness Classes

  • Capacity is 10 participants
  • Please ensure that you are arriving no earlier than 15 minutes before for your scheduled fitness class
  • Socializing before and after class is not permitted
  • All participants must maintain 2 metres distance between other participants at all times
  • Please disinfect all equipment before and after use

Expression of Interest for Contract Fitness Instructors

Are you a fitness leader looking to engage and empower others to be happy and healthy? We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic, and energetic contract fitness instructors to teach at the Hope & Area Recreation Centre. 

Please submit this Expression of Interest form along with your resume to:

Mike Freimark, Assistant Manager of Recreation Services
Email: mfreimark@fvrd.ca 
In-person: Hope & Area Recreation Centre (1005 6th Ave, Hope, BC).