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Mark Baxendale Photo


Mark Baxendale Photo




Welcome to Winter! The chill in the air and snow on the ground means it’s time for a different kind of play. Gone to rest for the season under the snow and ice are the typical summer activities like swimming at the Pool, cooling down in the spray park, backyard BBQs, riverside camping, or the old Golden favorite “mosquito salute”. However there is no need to mourn the loss of these activities – they will return. Now is the time we look forward to all the amazing winter opportunities this community has to offer. The winter in Golden brings boundless recreation, leisure, and play activities for residents and visitors who seek fun outdoors and within our fantastic facilities. Enthusiastic volunteer-led, not-for-profit clubs like the Nordic Club and the Alpine Team offer outdoor-based opportunities for residents and visitors. However, if you are looking for things to do in an covered environment, the Town of Golden Recreation Services proudly provides indoor recreation opportunities for children, youth, adults, and seniors. Take shelter from the elements with any of our public programs listed in this official Winter 2012/13 Recreation Services Guide. Make your new year’s resolution to a healthy and active lifestyle early. Get started today! Be healthy, vibrant, active and have some fun while you are at it.






Public Skate


Parent Tot & Senior Public Skate

Public Sk

Drop in Hockey

PUBLIC ARENA PROGRAMS 9:30pm – 10:00am –

Located at 1410 9th St South, the Golden and District Arena is the hub facility for ice sports in Golden. The arena is home for numerous sports clubs, dedicated to perfecting the art of their sport on and off the ice. The arena has a large lobby, concession, heated bleachers, change rooms and a second story lounge that can be used as a warm viewing location, meeting room or exercise room and is perfect for any mid-sized group. The ice pad is operational from late August – late March annually with the dry floor space rentable from mid-April to early August. Groups using the ice pad on a regular basis include: the figure skating club, minor hockey, and men’s and women’s recreational hockey. The venue is also home for the Golden Rockets Junor B Hockey team and public drop in programming.



The Arena lounge is located on the upper floor of the building. It features natural light, a servery, storage, washrooms, mirrored walls, and a large floor space designed for numerous active activities. Tables and chairs are also available upon request. Perfect for dry land training, meetings, celebrations, and special events, the space is available for rent, year round. Groups commonly using the space include: martial arts, belly dancing, figure skating dry land, summer camps, training sessions, and general meetings.

Tuesday and Thursday mornings is a special public skate for parents and tots. The program is free for all parents who skate with their child; however, the skate is open for everyone to attend. Regular rates apply to all seniors, adults and students.

4:30pm 5:45pm



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Public skate happens on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays (see the public arena programs schedule Public Skate Ratesfor details) RATES Sunday Adult Public Skate Student Child Senior 4:30pm Family 5:45pm

Drop in Monday $4.50 Shinny Drop in Hockey $3.25 $2.50 $2.50 9:30pm – $10.50 10:30pm

Punch Pass Wednes Tuesday $40.50 Parent Tot & Public Sk $29.25 Senior Public Skate $22.50 $22.50 – 10:00am 7:00pm $94.50 11:15am 8:15pm

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Public Skate


Drop in Hockey

Parent Tot & Senior Public Skate

Public Skate


Drop in Hockey

Parent Tot & Senior Public Skate

4:30pm 5:45pm

9:30pm – 10:30pm

10:00am – 11:15am

7:00pm – 8:15pm

9:15pm – 10:30pm

10:00am – 11:15am

12:00pm – 1:45pm

5:30pm – 6:45pm

All ages welcome

Must be 19+

Parent with Tot are free, everyone welcome

All ages welcome

Must be 19+

Parent with Tot are free, everyone welcome

All ages welcome

All ages welcome

* Dates subject to change, arena is closed on holidays. * Helmets are strongly recommended for all participants at Public Skates, especially children and youth. * No pucks or sticks are allowed on the ice during public skate programs. * Shinny drop in hockey is for adults 19 years and older, full hockey gear is mandatory



Public Skate Public Skate

Rent the arena for your next special event, also ask about our public skate sponsorship program. 250-344-2271 Ex 225


7:00pm 8:15pm

Dave Best Photo





REC PLEX Located at 1310 9th Street South the Mount 7 Rec Plex is a community gym, owned by the Town of Golden and managed by the Rec Plex Users Society. Originally constructed in the early 1960’s as a high school gymnasium the building became a community facility after the construction of a new highschool in the late 1980’s. The municipality took over ownership of the gymnasium from the school board and the facility now functions as a multi-use sports and general community-use complex. The gym can host basketball, badminton, volleyball, and other activities that are traditionally hosted on a hard wood gym floor. The building is equipped with a performance stage, change rooms, bleachers and small kitchen. Tables and chairs are available for theater and dinner style events. The building can hold over 600 people. Groups that use the gym on a regular basis and always looking for more members include; basketball association, badminton, volleyball, indoor soccer and yoga. The venue is also a popular home for community gatherings and special events. To book the gym call 250-344-7011 E-mail



When: Wednesdays and Fridays Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm Location: The Mount 7 Rec Plex November 9 - December 21 & January 4 - March 27

When: Wednesdays Time: 10:30am to 12:00noon Location: The Mount 7 Rec Plex September 5/12 to June 12, 2013

Walking on a regular basis improves health and wellbeing. It reduces stress, strengthens the heart and lungs, increases energy levels, helps you maintain and achieve a healthy body weight and it improves your outlook on life. During the winter months, getting out for a casual stroll can be challenging. The motivation for a regular walk can be hard to find during the colder dark days of winter. The Winter Walking program is designed to give everyone an opportunity to get out and walk in a bright, warm and safe environment. Talk to your friends about attending together!

The Golden Parent and Tot program provides a great social opportunity for children and parents. Designed for children up to five years and their parents or caregivers.

Did you know? Keeping a regular “appointment” with someone is one of the best ways to achieve your fitness goals. They keep you accountable. Talk to your friends about signing up together! It’s free! Drop in at no cost on Wednesdays and Fridays. call 250-344-2271 or e-mail *Note: There will be no Winter Walking on November 16 and on any statutory holiday



Qualified facilitators offer a typical preschool type program including free play, songs, story time, creative arts and healthy snack. During this play time Children are introduced to group and social activities with the security of having their parents or caregivers present. The Town of Golden Parent and Tot Program is a partner program with the Golden Infant Development Program and one of the longest running recreation programs in the area. For more information call Rhonda Smith, Golden Infant Development Program Consultant Phone: 250-344-2000 E-mail: Parent and Tot is a joint project with the Town of Golden and the Golden Family Centre

OUTDOOR RINKS CIVIC CENTER OUTDOOR SKATING RINKS Over the winter months many local parks are converted into small neighborhood skating rinks. These parks are perfect for wintertime fun and open to all ages for play. Community shinny matches commonly happen in these rinks.

Dogwood Park – located between 5th and 6th Street South

The summer basketball courts next to the Mount 7 Rec Plex

Keith King Memorial Park

Canyon Ridge

NEW – Alexander Park

CIVIC CENTRE Kicking Horse Culture manages the Golden Civic Centre on behalf of the Town of Golden. The building is located on the south side of the Kicking Horse River at 810 10th Ave. S. (Highway 95 S.) next door to the Golden Cinema. The Great Hall is a beautiful and welcoming venue for concerts, conferences, meetings, memorials, weddings and celebrations. On the accessible lower floor, a board room is available for smaller meetings and presentations. These multi-purpose rooms are available for half and full days. For more information on frequently asked questions, rental of the building, license agreements, photos and more, contact Kicking Horse Culture at: phone 250-344-6186

Mark Baxendale Photo


CURLING RINK The Golden Curling Rink was established in 1892 and is the oldest curling club in British Columbia. The club has called its present building home since 1978, built in partnership with the Kinsmen Club of Golden and hundreds of volunteer hours. Many face lifts have taken place over the years resulting in an eye catching look that does not resemble a typical curling rink atmosphere. The club is operated by volunteers and the game is inexpensive to play. Public are encouraged to come out and join in the fun along with taking in the social side of the sport. The building, including the lounge, kitchen and floor space are available for rent year round with the curling season running from mid-October to mid-March. Drop in curling is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s at 1:30pm and league play happens on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. For more information on Curling programs call the rink at 250-344-5461.



RECREATION PARTNERS RED CROSS SWIMMING LESSONS AQUAFIT Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30pm Fall Session: October 9 – December 4, 2012. Winter Session: January 8 – March 14, 2013 Location: Days Inn Aqua Fit is an exercise class for everyone! Whether you are young, old or in the middle Aqua Fitness is for YOU! Why try it you ask? Well this low impact workout can inspire everyone to work at their own pace. The intensity depends on YOU. The FIVE “Magical Properties” of Water: • Buoyancy – decreases shock making is a low impact workout • Turbulence – currents in the water promote circulation, relaxation and engage core muscles for stability • Resistance – intensity of the exercise can be changed by increasing or decreasing surface area • Hydrostatic Pressure – heart rate is lowered without losing cardiovascular or aerobic training • Thermal Conductivity – water “wicks” away excess heat creating a cool workout environment. And with the groovy music who wouldn’t want to give this cross-training workout a try? Price: Drop in $6.50 10 visit punch card $58.50 (10 sessions for the price of 9)

RED CROSS SWIMMING LESSONS This winter the Town of Golden is offering Red Cross Swimming for children 2 and older. Register your child today so they can improve their swim skills and fitness in a safe, fun, and supportive learning environment. For more information email or call 250-344-2271. Registration opens December 3rd at Town Hall (810 9th Ave S.) Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. We accept cash, cheque, and debit. January 15th - February 14th Red Cross Swim Lessons Tuesdays and Thursdays The Sportsman Lodge Winter Lessons January 15th – February 14th *Dates and location subject to change Tuesdays and Thursdays Location Program Sea Turtle *parented Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Swim Kids 1 / 2 Swim Kids 3

These prices include tax. Payment for Drop-ins and punch passes available on site. Please bring cash or cheque.

Golden boasts over 100 not-for-profit groups and countless passionate residents who dedicate their free time to building healthy activities and socialization for children, youth, adults, seniors, and families alike. All these programs have plenty of room for you to get involved however finding out more information can challenging. Through its Recreation & Cultural Partnership Program, The Town of Golden Recreation Services Department is building a “one stop shop” that gives residents and visitors the opportunity to learn about all the different recreation and cultural groups who provide opportunities open to the public. The goals of the program are to provide opportunities to market through an up-todate information page on the Town of Golden website, a bi-annual printed recreation and culture guide, and access to post on the Town of Golden’s community calendar. The power of this partnership is intended to raise the awareness, attendance, granting support and overall social status of each organization. The Recreation & Cultural Partnership Program is in its infancy and seeking input from public. With a goal to promote any non-for-profit or private business that delivers recreation, leisure, or cultural activities for residents and visitors of Golden and area. For more information on how your organization can become a partner in this program contact Jordan Petrovics, Manager of Recreation Services at the Town of Golden 250-344-2271 or



Time 4:00 – 4:25pm 4:30 – 4:55pm 5:00 – 5:25pm 5:00 – 5:25pm 4:00 – 4:25pm 4:30 – 4:55pm

Price $50 Golden / $55 other $50 Golden / $55 other $50 Golden / $55 other $50 Golden / $55 other $50 Golden / $55 other $50 Golden / $55 other

Sea Turtle (24-36 months) *semi-parented

*Dates and location subject to change. There will be no Aquafit on any statutory holidays.


The Sportsman Lodge *Dates and location subject to change

In this transition level, parents participate in the first four lessons while swimmers gradually transition to being on their own with an instructor. Swimmers learn through fun games and songs, how to combine skills, how to kick with a buoyant object and how to perform basic floats, glides and kicks.

Sea Otter (3-5 years) Using games and activities, swimmers learn to open their eyes under water, further develop basic floats and glides, and swim 1 meter. They also learn age-appropriate water safety skills. All skills are assisted by the instructor.

Salamander (3-5 years) Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Sea Otter. Using games and activities, swimmers to float and glide and front swim on their own! They will also learn how to use a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) and to swim only when an adult is present.

Sunfish (3-6 years) Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Salamander. Using games and activities swimmers learn to side glide, and increase the distance on their glides and swims. Safety skills include deep-water skills!

(5 years +) Swimmers receive an orientation to water and the pool area and work on submersion, floating, gliding and kicking all on their own. Distance Swim 5 metres.

Swimmers work on propulsion skills to move through the water and to remain at the surface. Swimmers learn deep-water activities and proper use of a Personal Floatation Device (PFD). Distance Swim 10 metres.

Swimmers learn a front glide/side glide combo to prepare them for Front Crawl. They are introduced to diving, and learn how to make wise choices about where and when to swim. Distance Swim 15 metres.

2012 WINTER Town of Golden Recreation Planner  

This is the 5 page insert in Kicking Horse Magazine outlining the 2012 Winter, Town of Golden Recreation Planner.