North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission (NVRC) will relocate activities and services and expand capacity as CNV plans to begin construction on the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre next year.
NVRC will continue to operate public aquatic space at Delbrook, Karen Magnussen and Ron Andrews Community Recreation Centres, as well as partial use of the Pinnacle Pool.
NVRC also plans to extend the operating hours of the Ron Andrews and Delbrook pools to accommodate more people in swimming lessons, masters swimming and additional lane swimming.
In addition, North Vancouver resident-first registration for swimming lessons will be implemented.
For the fall and winter ice season, NVRC plans to ‘maximize ice time’ at Karen Magnussen arena and public time at Canlan Ice Sports to provide public skating and lessons every day of the week.
Skating lessons may also be offered at the Shipyard Commons, where North Vancouver resident-first registration system will be implemented.
In-line hockey will continue to be accommodated at Karen Magnussen arena, while NVRC is exploring options for indoor minor, Junior B and Senior B lacrosse.
“As ceiling height and slope in the Karen Magnussen arena are challenging for lacrosse for players over the age of 10 years, user groups and NVRC staff are actively searching for alternate locations,” notes a staff report to CNV council.
Fitness programs will also increase at the Pipe Shop, the Lions Gate Community Recreation Centre, which is opening early in 2022, and other community venues.
Underutilized space at John Braithwaite Recreation Centre will also be used for some programs, and fitness services and programs will be expanded during spring, summer and early fall.