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Greater Sudbury


Released Tuesday, Mar 9, 2004

The City of Greater Sudbury is offering a number of activities to help keep children healthy and happy during the upcoming March Break. For more information about City of Greater Sudbury leisure and recreation programs, please call 671-CITY (2489) or visit on-line at

Free public swimming
Take the plunge this March Break with free public swimming at the Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre and Nickel District Pool, compliments of your local Tim Hortons and the City of Greater Sudbury. Free public swimming will be in effect from March 13 to 21. Children under the age of seven, or children who do not meet minimum height restrictions, must be accompanied by an adult while in the pool. Please note that the Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre and Nickel District Pool have limited capacity. For a complete schedule, visit the Tim Hortons nearest you.

Public skating
Public skating is scheduled at most municipal arenas during the March Break. Dates, times and prices vary by facility. For more information, please call 671-CITY (2489) or visit the City of Greater Sudbury web site at

Monday, March 15 -
Public skating at McClelland Community Centre/Arena from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 16 -
Public skating at Cambrian Arena from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Dr. Edgar Leclair Community Centre/Arena from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and T.M. Davies Community Centre/Arena from
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 17 -
Public skating at Carmichael Arena from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Centennial Community Centre/Arena from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Chelmsford Community Centre/Arena from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Garson Community Centre/Arena from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and I. J. Coady Memorial Arena from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 18 -
Public skating at Capreol Community Centre/Arena from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Countryside Sports Complex from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Raymond Plourde Arena from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 19 -
Public skating at Coniston Community Centre/Arena from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids ice fishing experience
The Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association and the City of Greater Sudbury are hosting their fifth annual Kids' Ice Fishing Experience for children ages 4 to 12. Activities include: learn to use a tip-up and take it home, catch and release, draw prizes and photos of successful anglers. The event runs Saturday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Ramsey Lake at Science North. There is no charge for the Ice Fishing Experience but parents must accompany their children.

March Break Blow Out
The Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre in Hanmer is accepting registrations for its "March Break Blow Out" for children ages 6 to 13. Activities include: swimming, cooperative games, movies, skating, crafts and more. The program runs Monday, March 15 to Friday, March 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $81.75 for the week or $25.50 per day. Children are required to bring their own lunch. Call 969-4666 to register.

For more information about March Break events offered by the City of Greater Sudbury, please call 671-CITY (2489) or visit the City of Greater Sudbury web site at

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Media contact:

Chris Gore, Manager of Volunteerism and Community Development,
City of Greater Sudbury, 671-2489, ext. 2456