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The Family Leisure Centre Kinsmen Aquatic Park will be closed August 31st to September 13th, 2009 inclusive for routine scheduled annual maintenance. The Family Leisure Centre Fitness Room will remain open Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 7 PM (closed Labour Day September 7th). The Encana Arena will not be affected by the aquatic centre closure and the regular ice schedule will remain in effect.

Crestwood Recreation Centre will be open extended hours during the FLC closure:

  • Monday to Friday – 6 AM to 8:45 PM
  • Saturday – 12 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Monday, September 7th – Labour Day – 12 PM to 5 PM

Residents may call the Swim Hotline at 403-502-8571 or refer to the Family Leisure Centre website at for information regarding swim hours.

Since most things we post about on Medicine Hat Media are up and coming events or news articles, I thought a post about things to do in Medicine Hat all year-round would be a nice deviation. Here is a short compilation:

Medicine Hat Family Leisure Centre offers 4 pools, including a wave pool, lane swimming pool, and a deeper end to accommodate the three diving boards and rope swing. The pool also offers a water slide, steam room, adult hot tub, and a warmer pool for babies and younger children.

Shortgrass Library is a spacious library consisting of thousands of books, magazines, audio tapes and CD’s, spread over multiple floors. Also offered are meeting rooms that include room enough to seat people comfortably, Internet connections, projection screens and whiteboards. The library is not just used to sign out books, but also offers TV, VCR/DVD, overhead and slide projectors, and theater LCD projector rentals.

Medicine Hat Menus is a menu website that includes a very large assortment of restaurants in Medicine Hat. Their slogan “Decide before you dine” is nothing short of the truth, as with nearly 30 menu listings and 150+ restaurants listed you do not have to drive around wondering where to go. The website provides users with the address and phone number of any restaurant in its listing, and also provides menus for the restaurants who allow their menu to be posted online with the website, which is very handy when ordering. Coupled with Medicine Hat Menus, MH Restaurants is a sister-site and provides reviews for many restaurants in the city. Check them out to see what people have to say.

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The Family Leisure Centre located in Crescent Heights of Medicine Hat and is a popular destination in Medicine Hat for swimming, skating and and hockey, weight room, and also sports outdoor sporting fields.

Family Leisure Centre Website Banner

Family Leisure Centre Website Banner

The swimming area includes a children’s pool, a fair sized wave pool, three larger pools used for swimming lessons and aerobics, lane swimming, and a deeper pool for diving boards, the water slide, and swinging from a rope, as well as a hot tub and and steam room. Sadly, there is not a sauna.

The skating rink often has hockey and skating events going on, but is also open to the public at certain times for public skating.

The weight room, while not overly large, contains most of the basic weight lighting and cardio machinery, such as treadmills, bench presses and other weights, pretty much everything you would need to have a good work out, though they are missing the obligatory Tony Little Gazelle.

Purchasing an admission pass to the swimming pool also couples with the weight room, so take advantage of it if you can.

There is also a fairly concession stand that offers many things like drinks and snack foods.

Birthday parties are commonplace at the Leisure Center, and often their recreational room has many banners and balloons strung up along the walls. More information regarding having a birthday party can be found on their website:

Whether you are looking to swim, skate, work out and are younger or older, the Leisure Centre is the place to go.



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