The Terrace and District Aquatic Centre held a soft opening to their newly updated and expanded pool in November 2018. In February 2017, Northern Development committed $200,000 to this $6.7 million project.
“Virtually every part of the facility was repaired, renewed or replaced,” said Carmen Didier, leisure services director for the City of Terrace. “From November 22 through December 2 the facility was open for free use for five hours every day. It was very busy, and we ran at full capacity for each of those days, averaging approximately 450 people per day… The facility has been a hit with the community!”
Many improvements were completed in the leisure facility. A new leisure pool with ramp access features a lazy river, several spray features, underwater lights and a new water treatment system and UV system was created. The new hot pool also has a new water treatment system, UV system, underwater lights and an accessible ramp.
Outside the water, numerous upgrades were also completed. A new family change room with private change rooms and shower rooms was installed. A new accessible change room was built featuring an adjustable bed with lift. There are plans to initiate more swim programming, like swimming lessons and aquafit, once more people are qualified to instruct the classes.
Keep your eyes open for their grand opening, which will be held in 2019, once upgrades to their front entrance are complete.