Town offers a wide range of programs
If pickleball is your thing, there are four ‘drop-in’ sessions per week at the MRC field house in Slave Lake. The Leader dropped in for a look-see last Wednesday and found a few people taking advantage, in spite of having to pass through 34 below weather to get there.
Drop-in volleyball, basketball and soccer slots are also on the field house schedule. ‘Open’ drop-in time periods are also available, for families or individuals to play badminton, shoot baskets or other activities. And of course the track is open upstairs, as are the stationary bikes and rowing machines.
Lots of rental time is available for the two ice rinks in the facility. Other than that, public skating takes place three times per week. There’s also a ‘Parent & Tot Skate’ at 10:30 a.m. three mornings a week, and another one called ‘Stick & Puck’ at 11:45 a.m. on Thursdays.
There’s more! A couple of special fitness programs are being offered this winter. These ones have a fee. Fit N Strong goes Jan. 10 – Feb 9 (10 classes). It includes indoor cycling, strength training and stretching and “is geared for all abilities.”
The other is ‘Walk Your Way To Fitness.’ It goes Jan. 12 through Feb. 23 on Wednesday nights, and March 1 through March 15th on Tuesday nights. In both cases (or all cases), the number to call is 780-849-8028.
The town’s Family and Community Support Services department is offering a couple of courses at the MRC over the next while, aimed at young people of a certain age range. One is a babysitting course, for 12 – 18-year-olds. The other is called ‘Home Alone,’ and as the name suggests, it deals with various things eight to11-year-old kids might have to deal with when they are alone at home before or after school.