As the community celebrates spring’s arrival – and the promise of the summer to come – the City of Wetaskiwin welcomes you with a whole host of recreation activities.
The team at Manluk Centre has created a full schedule to get people of all ages moving, connecting with friends and neighbours, and prepping for those important summer camps.
Ready to try something new? Here’s a look at 6 ways to get busy this spring (and don’t forget to check out the Spring/Summer Program Guide for the full line-up!)
- Pickleball continues to attract players of all ages, with indoor sessions welcoming players of all skill levels to the Drill Hall, Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and Thursday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The drop-in cost is $5 per person. While morning session often attract more retirees, the evening session is seeing more families turning out, says Monika Nelson, City of Wetaskiwin Recreation Program Facilitator.
- Free, indoor walking continues until the end of April, inviting residents to take advantage of an inside walking area at the Drill Hall until the weather warms enough to head outside. Keeping people moving and building social connections from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the sessions are open to all ages, and strollers are welcome – “just come and walk in a warm, comfortable atmosphere,” Nelson says.
- Just for preschoolers, the DancePl3y Preschool Program “is a chance for 3 to 5-year-olds to get active, develop their physical literacy skills and get comfortable with other kids,” Nelson says. The sessions run Thursday mornings, May 5 to June 9, from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
- Ready to shake off those winter blahs? Check out the variety of drop-in fitness classes for all levels, ranging from the Body Burn Circuit to Sunrise Salutations Yoga, and Restorative Stretch to Interval HIIT. Options are available Monday to Friday, with sessions in the morning, noon and early evening.
- Make a splash in the pool with swim lessons, artistic swimming or Wednesday evening Aquafit. The City is also looking for new lifeguards, and invites those interested in learning about the courses and opportunities to call
780-361-4444or visit manlukcentre.ca
- With spring here, it’s also time to start thinking about all those summer camp possibilities, with registration set to begin May 16. “We’ll be back in full swing for the summer and we’re excited to be able to offer a variety of day camps for ages 6 to 12,” Nelson says.