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Facilities

 

Facilities

 


 

Parks

Surrounding the pool, is the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Memorial Park, which contains play ground equipment for all ages, beautiful flower beds, memorials, picnic tables and open areas. Tot lots are provided in various areas throughout the city and an elaborate walking trail system is being established. The four local schools provide additional playground equipment, tennis and basketball courts, skateboarding areas and an outdoor box for lacrosse and road hockey.

 
 

Skate Board Park

 
 

Norval Arena:


If you enjoy ice skating during the winter months , this is the place to be. Active minor hockey and figure skating organizations provide programs for boys and girls at all levels. Several recreational old-timers hockey teams call Hassen Arena home. For those not interested in organized sports, weekly times are set aside for skating for all ages from Parent and Tots when you can either bring your baby in a stroller or on a sled, to Adults Only who glide gracefully to the Skater's Waltz. For specific times, call our information line at 250-546-9456 During the months of April to July, the arena vibrates with the echo of Minor, Senior and Master Lacrosse leagues. 

 

 Hassen Memorial Arena:

For specifics, call our information line at 250-546-9456.

 

Centennial Hall & Auditorium:

This community hall seats 175 persons for banquets and has an adjoining theatre with stage and fixed, raised seating for 160 persons. This facility can be utilized for small seminars and conferences requiring seating space and adjoining dining/dancing facilities. The local amateur Asparagus Theatre, hosts several theatrical productions each year for the enjoyment of the public. The main hall is equipped with banquet facilities and utilized for wedding receptions, banquet/dance functions, fitness classes, etc. For additional information or to make reservations, contact the Commission office at 250-546-9456.

 

Fairgrounds and Barns:

Located within walking distance of the downtown core, pool, park and playground, is the busiest facility in the community during the months of April to October. These facilities cater to the animal enthusiast with many organizations hosting horse and livestoch shows. The facilities include two indoor showrings, two outdoor showrings, 210 box stalls for stabling horses, indoor stabling for cattle, swine and goats, grandstand seating for 3,000 persons, public washrooms with shower facilities and camping areas complete with water and power supply. So if you enjoy exhibiting your horsemanship skills or observing others demonstrating their abilities, the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Fairgrounds is the place to be. Commencing early Saturday mornings, your entire weekend could be spent enjoying the activities on the fairgrounds. The local Farmers' Market provides a vast assortment of in season fruits and vegetables, bedding plants and flowers, crafts, home baking, entertainment and friendly chat with your next door neighbour.

 

Organizations using the facilities are most happy to have spectators and throughout the summer you can delight in petting miniature horses, llamas, alpacas and rabbits, or observing dog agility and flyball trials, reining and horse shows of every breed imaginable. 4-H Youth are very active in this community and you can find them at the fairgrounds several times a year demonstrating their expertise with their projects. Most events at the fairgrounds are free of charge and everyone is welcome. You can then complete the day with a swim in the pool and a picnic in the park. All this and you don't have to move your car from where you parked in the early morning. For information call 250-546-9456.

   

 

 Pool:

An exquisite outdoor heated facility which is open from late May to (approximately) September 1st. The pool offers a complete learn-to-swim program during July and August with hours set aside for the enjoyment of swimming in an outdoor atmosphere. Public swimming information can be obtained from 250-546-9456.

 
Playing Fields:
In addition to the three ball diamonds provided by the Commission, an agreement with the local School District provides four more ball diamonds and siz soccer fields. Successful ladies slowpitch, minor hardball and soccer leagues provide the sport enthusiasts with many hours of enjoyment. The world renowned Funtastic Mixed Slowpitch Tournament has an Armstrong Division and is held annually on the July 1st long weekend, and attracts teams from most parts of the province and Alberta.

VOAR Radio 89.3:
This Christian radio broadcast is 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

School Gymnasiums and Classrooms:
Through an agreement with the local School District, after hour use of school facilities is administered through the Parks and Recreation Commission. Okanagan College provide a variety of night school activities from basket weaving and Spanish lessons to adult sports such as volleyball, badminton and basketball.

Armstrong Curling Club:
A non profit society which provides curling for all ages, this active group operates from October to March with leagues and instruction for ladies, men, mixed, junior and senior members.

ACTIVITIES:
Organizations utilizing the various facilities administered by the Commission

  • Sparks, Brownies, Girl Guides
  • Beaver, Cubs, Boy Scouts
  • 4-H Clubs for horses, beef, dogs, swine, sewing, foods
  • Minor hockey for boys and girls
  • Figure skating for boys and girls
  • Recreational and old-timers hockey
  • Lacrosse for all ages
  • Curling for all ages
  • Soccer for boys and girls
  • Fastball for boys and girls
  • Slow pitch for men and women
  • Horse and driving clubs for all ages

For additional information, contact names or registration dates for the above, please contact the parks and recreation commission office at 250-546-9456, located at 3351 Park Drive, Armstrong or visit their website, www.asprd.com.