Tom Elliott and granddaughter Lauren use their Saanich Access Passes for Family Skates at Pearkes Recreation Centre.

Easy ACCESS to family fun is here!

Saanich Access Pass is your ticket to fun on the ice and so much more

Saanich’s Tom Elliott and granddaughter Lauren have been carving up the Pearkes Recreation Centre ice for a few years now – enjoying time spent together in fun and fitness.

In fact, Tom has taught all three grandchildren to skate from the time they were toddlers – but it’s more than a way to enjoy one-on-one time with the now 16-, 13- and 11-year-olds, it’s an introduction to a life-long activity.

“I’ve always enjoyed skating – it’s good exercise and it’s social,” Tom says.

Tom himself played hockey as a youngster and skated recreationally until he went off to university. While at the rink with his grandkids, he happened to see a drop-in stick-and-puck session on the schedule, and now he’s back at it three times a week!

“I just dropped in one day and it was a blast. There’s a group of us who come out three times a week,” Tom says.

What’s even better?

The Family and Everyone Welcome Skates and Stick-and-Puck sessions are ALL included with Tom’s Saanich Access Pass, meaning whether he and his grandkids are lacing up, or he’s having a little friendly fun with the puck, he only has to show his pass to hit the ice. It’s easy, affordable recreation that’s right in the neighbourhood.

But the Access Pass programs also open the door to so much more, from drop-in sports and fitness programs to the weight room, where you’ll also find Tom several times a week!

For Tom, the Senior’s Access Pass is his ticket to recreation; for his grandkids, it’s the annual Family Access Pass for skating, swimming, weight training and more!

In all, the Saanich Access Pass provides access to all four Saanich recreation centres and more than 489 hours of drop-in activities each week. And with the pay-by-the-month annual passes, it’s even easier to find a pass to suit your fitness and recreation needs today.

Access more with your Access Pass

Your Saanich Access Pass lets you choose from 31 different drop-in activities weekly at four recreation centres. With a selection of passes available, find something for every budget, including a monthly payment plan for some passes. Learn more at saanich.ca/recreation

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Family and Everyone Welcome Skates are just two of the array of drop-in prgrams you can take in with your Saanich Access Pass!

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