Grand Forks & District Recreation

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

Originally opened June 20th, 1987, the facility operates year round and includes four 25 metre lanes, a large shallow water leisure area, sauna, whirlpool and well equipped fitness and wellness centre.

In addition to the public swimming schedule, programs at the pool include a variety of exercise classes, swim lessons for children and adults, advanced aquatic training and special events. The monthly program schedule contains details on current and upcoming activities.

2021/2022 Aquatic Centre Admission Fees







Single Admission






10 Session Pass






25 Session Pass






Monthly Pass






3 Month Pass $174 $138 $120 $96  







  • Party Packages: $152.25 up to 10 children
  • Extra Party Leader after 10 children $65.50 
  • Private Facility Rental $275.00
  • One month and three month passes are non-refundable/non-transferable and will not be suspended
  • A refund policy of 25% admin fee will be charged on 10 session and  25 session passes.
  • All prices include GST 
  • Senior Rate starts at 55 years old 
  • 80+ years Free

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.


2021/2022 Arena Admission Fees

Skate Rental


Adult (19 - 54)  


Senior (55+)


Youth (13 - 18)


Child (3 -12)




Skate Sharpening $7.50
Casual Hockey $7.50
Seniors Hockey $7.50

Party Package: $189
Includes music & lights for one hour on the ice and a two hour rental of the Viewing Room!

Private Ice Rental: $172 per hour
All prices include GST
Senior Rate starts at 55 years old


Fitness Programs

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.

Aquatic Programs

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. Become a National Lifeguard!

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.

Do you want to become an instructor for Grand Forks and District Recreation?

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 Recreation office at 250-442-2202 or you can request a package by contacting us here.