January – Councillor Evan Woolley’s Report

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Sticking to New Year’s Resolutions

With snow now falling in droves, many Calgarians (myself included!) are pulling out their skis, snowboards and snow shoes. Being active in the cold winter months is why so many of us choose to live in this great city. I’ve always believed an active city is a happier, healthier, more vibrant and energized city. So, if some of your New Year’s resolutions had to do with starting to get active but the mountains are just a bit too far for your liking, the City of Calgary offers tons of programs for fitness at all ages and levels.

Let Calgary Recreation help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions

The Winter Recreation Program Guide is now available. The City of Calgary offers a wide variety of fitness programs for all ages, interests, and skill levels. Registered programs range from traditional fitness classes, such as yoga, bootcamp and aquasize to leisure activities such as skating, swimming and dance, as well as new programs like aqua conditioning for youth and pickleball for older adults.

With dozens of facilities located throughout the city, there are lots of convenient locations for people to take part in a variety of recreational programs at very affordable rates. In addition, programs are led by certified, professional instructors ensuring you get a high level of expertise with your workout. With hundreds of programs to choose from, there is something for everyone:

Free public swimming

Free swimming is available on some statutory holidays at select pools. Check online for the dates and locations of upcoming free public swimming at calgary.ca/pools. Not available at our Leisure Centres. Various locations Age: All Ages Free Drop-in.

Free public skate

Free skating is available on some statutory holidays at select arenas. Check online for the dates and locations of upcoming free public skating at calgary.ca/arenas.

Various locations Age: All Ages Free Drop-in

Saturday and Sunday Splash Swim – $1 for kids

Check your favourite pool schedule for Splash Swims, admission is $2/adult and $1/child or senior. Search calgary.ca/pools.

For more information and to learn about more programs, visit Calgary.ca/recreation.

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