COQUITLAM, B.C., June 29, 2020 – Coquitlam will start taking registrations July 8 for August outdoor day camps and outdoor fitness classes with modifications to protect public health.
Taking place in parks and sports fields, the paid program registration for July was a huge success. All programs are designed to ensure physical distancing and meet all health requirements, while allowing participants to safely enjoy some of Coquitlam’s most popular recreation programs.
Programs include small-group half and full-day kids’ camps for all ages held in City parks, low-impact workouts to bootcamps at sports fields, cycling, general interest and tennis too.
August Program Information Online July 1
All program information will be available at www.coquitlam.ca/registration on Wednesday, July 1, with online registration open Wednesday, July 8 at 8:30 a.m. and phone-in registration open Thursday, July 9 at 8:30 a.m. Online registration is available (24 hours a day, seven days a week), and by phone at 604-927-4386 on weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except statutory holidays).
More In-Person and Virtual Fitness Programs Added for July
Due to ongoing interest and demand, Coquitlam has added more fitness classes for the month of July. Held at various locations and times, sessions cost $15 for a series of three and $20 for four. Classes include, low-impact, Zumba, B.A.R.E. HIIT Bootcamp, Fit360 and Tabata. For more information or to register go to www.coquitlam.ca/registration.
Coquitlam residents who prefer to get fit from home can look forward to more virtual recreation programming in July. Online ZOOM sessions are available Monday to Friday. These are FREE but registration is required. All program information is available at www.coquitlam.ca/registration.
Registration Now Open for Outdoor Pools
Eagle Ridge and Spani outdoor pools are now open for individual and family swims with enhanced cleaning and other measures to protect the safety of staff and the public. Pre-registration is required to limit capacity and ensure physical distancing. Both pools are open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily for two types of swimming bookings:
- Individual Length Swim - A 30-minute booking for lap swimming; swimmer will have exclusive use of lane for duration of booking. (Minimum age 7 years.)
- Family Swim - A 30-minute double-lane booking for two to six people from the same household.
Admission is a flat fee of $2 per person, paid online during the booking process. Visit www.coquitlam.ca/registration to book your time and date, and to read all guidelines on using the pools during the modified programming.
Planning for a Safe and Gradual Reopening of Recreation Facilities
The City has worked to provide the community with safe recreational options gradually reintroducing activities and facilities while looking at best practices and guidelines from other cities, WorkSafeBC, Fraser Health and the Provincial Health Officer, the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA), and other recreation organizations.
Staff have developed modified programs that incorporate physical distancing and other public health protection, such as regular handwashing and individualized supplies and equipment for participants.
Public Health Will Remain the Priority
As is necessary in these uncertain times, the plans are flexible and the City is prepared to scale back or modify them as required to protect public health. For any City programming going forward:
- Any participant or staff displaying symptoms of any kind will be sent home;
- All programs will ensure physical distancing of at least two metres (six feet), groups sizes as directed by health officials, and no sharing of equipment that is not disinfected;
- Handwashing and good hygiene practices, such as coughing into a sleeve, will be emphasized;
- Common touchpoints (such as shared items and handles) will be minimized as much as possible.
- Heightened cleaning and sanitation protocols will be in place; and
- All appropriate safety standards recommended will be applied.
ONE PASS Memberships
Monthly ONE PASS fees will continue to be suspended until facilities reopen. Memberships for passholders who have paid a year in advance will be extended for the equivalent of the closure period.
Supporting Our Community During the Pandemic
The City of Coquitlam is here to help, with these resources:
- Visit www.coquitlam.ca/csrp to learn about the City’s Community Support and Recovery Plan, which is providing immediate and long-term support for the non-profit sector, businesses and residents;
- Visit www.coquitlam.ca/spirit for a free library of activities for all ages, including fitness, arts and culture, outdoor activities and ways to connect with your community; and
- Visit www.coquitlam.ca/covid19 for updates on City services and initiatives and COVID-19 health resources.
Coquitlam residents and businesses are also encouraged to follow the City of Coquitlam on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and download the CoquitlamConnect mobile app for up-to-date City information.