See what's happening at the Olds Aquatic Centre, Sportsplex and other recreation facilities
Olds Aquatic Centre is a bright and spacious facility that is home to an 8-metre-tall waterslide, a five-lane 25-metre lap pool, a 16-person hot tub, and a tot pool with a beach-style entry allowing for easy access for children or for people using walkers or wheel chairs. It also has a multi-purpose room that seats 40 people comfortably. The facility is wheelchair accessible.
Budget considerations impacting Aquatic Centre Programming
The Aquatic Centre was tasked by Town Council to reduce operational costs by $80,000. To do so, changes were needed to the facility's hours of operation. A reduction in hours of operation results in a reduction in program delivery. When deciding what programming to remove from the schedule, management took into consideration usage numbers during the swim times while maintaining core programming of swim lessons, swim club, school programming, and higher utilization programming (family and public swims). A combination of reducing hours of operation during week days, a closure for all stat holidays, and a closure between Christmas and New Year will result in approximately $80,000 in annual savings. Adding to the situation, there is a nationwide shortage in lifeguards which also impacts programming.
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