Many know the community recreation centre as THE place in Saanich for skating for all ages. Drop-in sessions range from Everyone Welcome Skates and Stick and Puck sessions to Adult Figure Skating and Parent and Tot Ice Play.
But have you ever dropped in to a Pickleball session in the Fieldhouse ventured to the second floor for indoor cycling?
Whether you’re in the neighbourhood, maximizing your time while the kids are on the ice, or stopping by during your evening commute, Pearkes has lots to offer that you might not have thought about, says Sadeep Keram, Saanich Recreation programmer.
Check out these Pearkes Recreation programs:
- Drop-in Fitness – Simply tap your Access Pass at the reception desk and discover your new favourite way to get fit! “One of the most popular programs we host is the indoor cycling, offered four or five times each week,” Keram says. Other awesome options include Interval Blast, Athletic Drill, Bellyfit and more!
- Circuit Training – Head to the weight room, overlooking the Gold Rink, to work out on your own or check out a drop-in circuit training class, offered most mornings at 9:15 a.m. “A real community has developed at the weekday morning sessions, especially popular with retirees who often finish with a coffee and chat,” Keram says.
- Pickelball – One of the fastest-growing sports in the region, Pickleball is a mash-up of tennis, badminton and table-tennis, played at Pearkes in the Fieldhouse. A great, social introduction to racquet sports for all ages, “our numbers are quite large at Pearkes, due in part to the great playing surface and Fieldhouse setting, and now we’re seeing younger people coming in to play too. It really is taking off,” Keram says.
So come check out all that’s happening at Pearkes this summer, and be sure to look for the brand new physical literacy markings being unveiled from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 19. The markings are designed to help kids develop fundamental movement skills at an early age, setting them up for successful and enjoyable lifelong participation in physical activity.
Get your Access Pass today!
Your Saanich Access Pass offers 31 different drop-in activities weekly at four centres, including fitness, sports, swims and skates. Check out the activity calendars online, then buy your pass online or at any Saanich recreation centre. Find a good selection of passes to choose from, with something for every budget, including a monthly payment plan for some passes. Learn more at saanich.ca/recreation