The Grand Forks & District Recreation Department operates the Grand Forks & District Aquatic Centre and the Grand Forks Jack Goddard Memorial Arena and offers a wide variety of programs, activities and special events for all ages. Check the Aquatic Centre program schedule and the Arena program schedule for information on facility schedules, programs, special events and community activities.
Funding for recreation services comes from the residents of the City of Grand Forks and Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks as well as from facility and program user fees. Recreation facilities programs and facilities each have their own budgets.
Contact us at 250.442.2202 or GrandForksRec@rdkb.com
Due to Covid-19 our hours have changed. Please see the Program Schedule for our current programs
2021 Admission Fees
10 Session Pass
25 Session Pass
50 Session Pass
- Children 2 and under Free
-Party Packages: $80.25 (up to 10 kids includes party leader for 1 hour, extra party leader after 10 kids $42.80/hr)
-Private Rental: $270 per hour
-10, 25 & 50 Session Passes have no expiry dates
A refund policy of 25% admin fee will be charged
One month and three month passes are non-refundable/non-transferable and will not be suspended
Home to the Border Bruins KIJHL hockey team , Grand Forks Minor Hockey and the Grand Forks Skating Club as well as men's and women's recreational hockey teams.
The facility operates from late August until the end of March. Public skating, drop in hockey and Parent and Tot skating sessions are scheduled regularly as well as several special events throughout the season.
For more information on schedules and events see the monthly program schedule.
Due to Covid-19 our hours have changed. Please see the program schedule for our current programs.
Adult (19 - 54)
Youth (13 - 18)
Child (3 -12)
Family (max 5)
Party Package: $185
Includes music & lights for one hour on the ice and a two hour rental of the Viewing Room!
Private Ice Rental: $168.54 per hour
Due to Covid-19 our fitness room is closed and dryland fitness programs have been suspended until further notice.
Aquafit programs are scheduled regularly in the Aquatic Centre and include two levels of intensity - AquaModerate and AquaMax - offering workouts to suit all fitness levels. Swimming skills are not required for aquafit classes and the fee for all classes is regular pool admission.
Dryland fitness programs include Circuit Weight Training classes held in the aquatic centre fitness room.
The aquatic centre offers a well-equipped fitness room that is open for public use during all public swim hours (with the exception of programmed circuit weight training classes). Adults can arrange a fitness room orientation with a certified instructor at no cost.
Red Cross swim lessons for children ages 6 months and over as well as Adult Learn to Swim classes are scheduled seasonally at the aquatic centre. A full range of aquatic Leadership courses are scheduled annually.
For details on aquatic program schedules, see the monthly program schedule or contact the Aquatic Centre at (250) 442-3488 or the Recreation Office at (250) 442-2202.
We invite you to share your special talents and expertise with other residents of the Boundary. We are looking for skilled, dynamic people to facilitate safe and fun recreation programs for kids, youth and adults.
Application packages for submitting proposals are available from the GFREC office at 250-442-2202 or you can request a package by contacting us here.
Red Cross Swim
Lesson Schedule Aquatic Centre
Schedule Jack Goddard Memorial
Grand Forks & District Recreation Office
2020 Central Avenue, Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H0
Box 1486, Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H0
Recreation Office / Arena - 250.442.2202
Aquatic Centre - 250.442.3488