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The November recreation schedule is now available! We’ve got more programs coming your way over the next month including public skate programming at the Arena.

Check out the full schedule below or visit golden.ca/recprograms and don’t forget to pre-register! You can start registering for November programs starting tomorrow at townofgolden.simplybook.me.

A message from our CAO, Jon Wilsgard:

We appreciate the patience and understanding of the community while we’ve been working to reopen our recreation facilities and provide public programming safely. Although we’ve had to change the way we do things, our goal has been to open safely and limit the risks as much as possible so that we can offer recreation services to the community, with a reduced number of staff and in a financially responsible manner.

One of the things that looks a little different, is that under provincial return to sport guidelines, municipalities have limitations on facilitating some sports programs that have traditionally been run under the drop-in platform. From this challenge, we have helped five different groups that have formed their own cohorts to start playing sports like indoor soccer and 50+ hockey. If you’re interested in joining one of these groups, reach out to us at rec.booking@golden.ca and we can put you in contact with group organizers.

In addition to this, we require masks in common areas (lobbies, washrooms, etc.) and registration for any and all programs. Registering ahead of time lets us safely limit the number of participants in each program, as well as giving us the information we are required to collect for contact tracing.  

Since reopening the Mount 7 Rec Plex in September we’ve had 467 online registrations for public programs and have 11 different user groups using over 30 hours of gym time each week. We launched with limited programming with a focus on seniors and children’s programming to make sure that everyone in our community had access to recreation opportunities.

Over at the Arena we now have eight user groups using over 40 hours of ice time each week and we are excited to launch our public skating programs in November.

We continue to work with and follow guidelines that are often changing from numerous associations and governing bodies, including the Provincial Health Office, Work Safe BC, viaSport, the BC Recreation and Parks Association, and the Recreation Facilities Association of BC., and we will not operate contrary to these guidelines.

The health and safety of the public and our staff continues to be a top priority for our recreation facilities and this is going to continue governing how these facilities operate. This means at any time we may be required to make changes to programming and regulations around it.

For more information on recreation programs and how to register, visit golden.ca/recprograms.

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