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The sustained energy and muscular strength required in hockey helps develop your fitness and endurance. Getting on the ice is a great way of developing your body's leg muscles, including the hamstring, hips and calves. It also improves the endurance of shoulder muscles, triceps and forearms.

Another amazing benefit of participating in adult hockey is that it encourages a spirit of teamwork! Learning (or re-learning) how to successfully work as a team member can be a big boost to your mental well-being and an excellent life skill. After this past year, it’s certainly nice to be part of a team environment!

REMINDERS

-Dressing room assignments are posted on the whiteboard in the arena.
-Registration is required. You can register with the Front Desk up to 1 week in advance.
-Masks are required at all times! Including while on the ice! 

SKILLS SCHEDULE

Mondays 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesdays 6:45 am - 7:45 am
Thursdays 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NO JUNIOR OR ADULT SKILLS MAY LONG WEEKEND

There will be no Junior or Adult Skills & Drills on Monday, May 24th!

MEMBER ICE USE

We have many different opportunities for members to come and skate. These times can be booked 2 days in advance with the Front Desk. Masks must be worn at all times including while on the ice!
The Skating Lounge is reserved for skate tying only. If you require any other gear, please visit our temporary change area located on the 2nd floor for your convience! 

You can view the ice schedule here! Before you visit, make sure you know the different types of ice times and the rules that go along with those slots.

GENERAL SKATING

General Skate times are set aside for the enjoyment of members! There are no sticks or pucks allowed on the ice at these times and children under the age of 7 must be supervised by an adult.

GENERAL HOCKEY

Sticks and pucks are allowed on the ice during these times! Skaters are required to wear a helmet and children under the age of 7 must be supervised by an adult. Pick up hockey is not allowed during General Hockey. This ice is not meant to run a practice session with multiple people. No pylons or other equipment is permitted.

GENERAL SKILLS

For General Skills, members can use sticks, pucks and other apparatuses used for training during these ice times! Skaters are required to wear a helmet and children under the age of 7 must be supervised by an adult. Pick up hockey is not allowed during General Skills. This ice is not meant to run a practice session with multiple people, this is for personal recreational use only. If you are looking to run a skills practice session, you can rent ice privately through Jessica Barsky!

OPEN ICE

Open Ice is shared between all members whether you are just coming for a skate or wanting to bring out your stick and puck. Both General Skating & General Hockey rules are in affect at these times!

 

With so much uncertainty this past year, it can be challenging looking ahead and making plans. We are making our plans to help you and your child have an amazing summer! Your child will have so much fun meeting new friends while doing some cool art projects, playing gym games and participating in Badminton and Tennis! Lunch is included as well!

REGISTRATION

Registration is open now for our Junior Recreation Summer Day Camp which is taking place each week of summer break from July 5th to September 3rd. Due to limited capacity restrictions, registration is currently open for members only and will open to non-members on June 1st, 2021 at 8:00 am. Please register with our Front Desk

PRICING

Member Cost:

$225 + GST ( $180 + GST for 4 day camp week Aug 3-6)

Non-Member Cost: (Registration Opens June 1st at 8:00 am)

$250 + GST ( $200 +GST for 4 day camp week Aug 3-6)

DATES AVAILABLE

July 5th - 9th
July 12th - 16th
July 19th - 23rd
July 26th - 30th

August 3rd - 6th (4-day camp)
August 9th - 13th
August 16th - 20th
August 23rd - 27th
August 30th - September 3rd

CAMP HOURS

Drop off  8:30 am - 9:00 am
Camp Hours  9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Lunch is served at 11:30 am)
Pick Up  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

HERE ARE THE DAY CAMP HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES THAT WILL BE REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN ATTENDING CAMPS:

-Staff are to use a screening tool to assess their health before coming into work.
-Staff are to have their temperature checked & sanitize their hands upon entry to the facility.
-Staff are to use face masks while in program with your child(ren).
-Children are to have their temperature checked upon entry to the program. Parents will be asked screening questions regarding their children’s health. No children with symptoms will be allowed to attend.
-Children are to hand wash/sanitize their hands upon entry.
-Children will hand wash/sanitize their hands after every activity, game, or art project.
-Children will hand wash before and after any lunch breaks and bathroom breaks.
-There will be limited shared equipment. Activity equipment will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after each use, using the appropriate cleaning products and procedures.
-Physical distancing is to be maintained throughout the program’s activities.
-Groups will be limited in number.
-High-touch areas will be frequently wiped down throughout the day.
-Lunch is served in individual packaging from our Ice Cafe using safe practices- remember to let us know about any allergies!

UPCOMING FAMILY ZOOM CLASSES: IT’S SPACE WEEK NEXT WEEK & MOTHER’S DAY ON MAY 9TH

We have so many fun space themed projects all week long as well as activities to share with mom for her special day! We can’t wait to see you.

MONDAY, MAY 3RD

11:30 AM  Crafty Corner: Out of This World Flying Saucer
4:00 PM  Gym Class
5:00 PM  Mother’s Day Crafty Corner: Fluttering By Butterfly Craft

TUESDAY, MAY 4TH

11:30 AM  Crafty Corner: Rocketship Spelling
4:00 PM  Crafty Corner: Nebula & Shooting Star Pastel Art

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5TH

11:30 AM  Crafty Corner: Balloon Stamping Planets
4:00 PM  Mother’s Day Crafty Corner: You’re Out of This World Card

THURSDAY, MAY 6TH

11:30 AM  Mother’s Day Crafty Corner: All the Stars in the Sky Spray Bottle Art
5:00 PM  Mother’s Day Makers: diy tin can or jar photo vase

FRIDAY MAY 7TH

11:30 AM  Mini Makers: Galaxy Play Dough
3:30 PM  Friday Fun: Balloon Rocket Racing

Contact Jessica Barsky to get added to our Zoom email list to receive all class access codes. Some of our projects are available in person in the Junior Lounge when you visit!

JR LOUNGE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM HOURS

The Junior Lounge is open from Monday-Friday! times are from 3:45 pm - 6:45 pm!
Be sure to book in with the Front Desk for your visit.

MAY LONG WEEKEND

The Junior Lounge & Babysitting Centre will be closed on Saturday, May 22nd to Monday, May 24th.
We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, May 25th!

Earlier this week the province announced some new health orders and a couple of them affect our Fitness Area here at the WWC.

9 FEET PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

The province is now requiring that all Gym users maintain 3 meters or 9 feet distance between each other while in the WWC Fitness Facility! 

FITNESS PROGRAMMING AFFECTED

Due to the new physical distancing restrictions it will have an impact on some of our classes and their max capacity. Please see our new max capacities for all our fitness classes below!

NEW CLASS CAPACITIES FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES AT THE WWC

-Mondays at 9:30 am with Aimee are now 6 people max.
-Mondays at 6:00 pm with Rich are now 8 people max.
-Tuesdays at 9:30 am with Ruth are now 6 people max.
-Tuesdays at 6:00 pm with Philip are now 6 people max.
-Wednesdays at 9:30 am with Caitlin are now 5 people max.
-Wednesdays at 6:00 pm with Vince are now 8 peopel max.
-Thursdays at 9:30 am with Meagan are now 8 people max.
-Thursdays at 10:45 am with Laura are now 6 people max.
-Fridays at 6:30 am with Caitlin are now 8 people max.
-Fridays at 9:30 am with Caitlin are now 8 people max.

ZUMBA NOW ON SEASONAL HIATUS

Our Thursday 6:00 pm Zumba class in now on break with it hopefully returning in the Fall session. We would like to thank Instructor Caroline for all her hard work and we hope to have her and Zumba return in the Fall!

 

The new restrictions starting on April 28, 2021 will not affect singles and doubles for badminton. We would ask that you continue to wear your masks at all times and follow proper court bookings procedures.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Adult Beginner group is held on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. This is for adult players that are new to the sport and want to play some fun games. There is no cost and shuttles and rackets are provided.

Adult lessons are held on Thursday at 7:00 pm. This is for adult players looking to improve their game with on court coaching from the Badminton Pro. The cost is $10.00 and there may be a minimal shuttle fee.

To register for the adult programs, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 24 hours in advance.

Our summer tri racquet camps are now open for registration! At this time we are taking a maximum of 20 participants and a minimum of 15 participants for each week. The camp will be split in to two groups of ten for each week of the camp. Our tri racquet camps are for kids ages 8 - 14 years old. You can register either online on our website or by contacting the Front Desk.

The weeks of our Tri Racquet camps are:

July 5th - 9th
July 12th - 16th
Aug 23rd - 27th

HOUSE LEAGUE

Whether you just haven't played in a long time or you are new to the game, our Monday House League is a great way to find a weekly squash game! Each week you sign up to play the league, you will be set up with a match of similar level at a set time. You can play as often or as little as you like, by simply responding to the weekly email!

COURT BOOKINGS

Just a friendly reminder to all members that when coming down to play squash, please book your court online or with the Front Desk so we can properly contact trace!