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City of Kelowna - Sport and Recreation News Releases
  • Warm weather closes Stuart Park rink
    Public Service Announcement

    The skating rink at Stuart Park will close for the season at 11 a.m. today.

    “With warmer daytime temperatures and sunny days we have experienced several afternoon closures since February 18,” said  Steve Fagan, Arenas and Stadiums Supervisor. “Skater safety is a priority and the ice has become too thin to continue.”

    Arena staff will begin cutting down the ice surface this afternoon in preparation for removal on Wednesday.

    Those looking to skate can continue by visiting other indoor skating facilities, including Memorial Arena, Rutland Arena and the Capital News Centre during public skating times.

    For more information about Active Living and Culture programs and facilities, including public skating times, visit kelowna.ca/recreation.

  • Respect the sports fields closure
    Public Service Announcement

    The City of Kelowna would like to remind residents that the City’s sports fields are still closed, despite the warm weather and sunny skies.

    The grass needs to be actively growing and the fields need to dry out to ensure the best quality turf for players during the spring season. The fields are scheduled to open April 7, weather permitting.

    For those searching for a place to play, there are four practice fields available in addition to the artificial turf sports field at Mission Recreation Park.

    • Walrod Park
    • Johnson Park
    • Practice area at Mission Recreation Park (area with goal on left off Gordon Dr. and Lexington Dr.)
    • Practice field at Parkinson Recreation Park

    Teams still need to book the space through the City.

    Park washrooms and water services will open on April 1.

    For more information about Active Living and Culture programs and facilities, including booking fields, visit kelowna.ca/recreation.

  • Spring into action with Active Living and Culture activities
    Public Service Announcement

    The City of Kelowna’s Active Living and Culture division is ready to help you spring into action. Break out of winter hibernation by signing up for your favourite activity or exploring something new, like a spin class, oil painting or cooking. The Spring Activity and Program Guide will be available online on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

    There’s a variety of spring break camps that will keep the kids active and having fun. Active Living and Culture runs full day and partial day camps that offer something for all interests.

    Registration for spring programs begins Tuesday, March 3.

    Spring registration dates and times include:

    March 3: General Programs (7:30 a.m.)
    March 5: Aquatics and First Aid (7:30 a.m.)
    March 6: Leagues (7:30 a.m.)
    Programs for Persons with a Disability (9:30 a.m.)

    Set up your online registration account in advance so you can avoid the registration lineups and register from home. Call 250-469-8800 to get your account PIN and client barcode.

    Hard copies of the guide will be available at H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre, Glenmore IGA, Main Library Downtown, Parkinson Recreation Centre and Rutland Arena on Wednesday, Feb.  25.

    Additional program information and registration is available in person at the Parkinson Recreation Centre, by phone at 250-469-8800 or online at kelowna.ca/recreation.



City of Kelowna - Current News Releases
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  • Transit detours for Route No. 7 Glenmore
    Transit Advisory for Clifton Road

    Beginning April 27 at 7 a.m. until April 30 after 6 p.m., the No. 7 Glenmore bus will be on detour routing for final paving of Clifton Road between Lambert and Clement Avenues.

    The No. 7 to Orchard Park will take Clement Ave straight to Glenmore Rd.

    The No. 7 to Queensway will stay on Glenmore Dr to Clement Ave.

    The No. 6 Glenmore / UBCO Express is discontinued for the summer.

    The $3.6-million improvements to Clifton Road included widening to four lanes, new sidewalk on both sides, street lighting, sanitary sewer, water main and shallow utilities and a new storm main. New retaining walls have been constructed where required and a signalized pedestrian crossing added at Hartwick Avenue.

    For more information about this project, visit kelowna.ca/cityprojects.

  • Engagement for Civic Block kicks off
    Community participation invited for workshops

    Community involvement in the plan for the Civic Block area of downtown will get underway with a workshop on May 13.

    The workshop is one of several activities that will enable stakeholders and residents to participate in the creation of a land use plan for this unique area of downtown.

    Building on the momentum of enhanced public spaces and amenities downtown, the plan will identify land uses that enrich the community, encourage economic development and add to the vibrancy of the Cultural District in a way that is financially viable and consistent with the vision established in the Downtown Plan.

    In this first workshop, participants will help identify the issues and create the design principles for development in the area. A second workshop is tentatively planned for late June where attendees will be invited to provide feedback on draft concepts.

    Participation in the workshop is limited to approximately 40 attendees. Members of the public who would like to attend and complete an expression of interest at kelowna.ca/mydowntown. A draw will be held on May 5 to fill available spots with registered members of the community.

    For those not able to attend the workshops, information will be shared through kelowna.ca/mydowntown. Additional online engagement activities and an open house are also planned to ensure the public has the opportunity to review the plans.

    For more information, email Ross Soward at [email protected].

  • Lane closure for Cherry Blossom Triathlon
    Gordon Drive Traffic Advisory

    The Cherry Blossom Triathlon will be held on Sunday, May 3. To safely accommodate the event’s participants, one northbound lane on Gordon Drive from Lequime Road to Casorso Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Motorists will need to watch for athletes along the route, specifically around the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, along Gordon Drive, Casorso Road and Swamp Road.

    Traffic control personnel and RCMP will be visible to direct traffic. Motorists are advised to plan their routes accordingly to avoid delays.

    A portion of the parking lot in front of H2O will be closed to accommodate the transition area and finish line.

    For race information and route details, visit kelownatriathlonclub.org.

    For the most up to date road work, road closures and potential delays, visit kelowna.ca/roadreport.