Sackville Sports Stadium pool remains closed until Jan. 2, 2017, for required repairs

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents and members of the Sackville Sports Stadium that the pool will remain closed until Jan. 2, 2017, to accommodate required repairs at the facility following an on-site roof fire earlier this week. Arrangements have been made at Needham Pool and Captain William Spry Aquatic Centre to welcome all Sackville Sports Stadium members in their facilities, during this time.

Facility management and roofing contractors undertook a thorough review and evaluation of damages to the pool and the pool deck area this week resulting from the fire and associated smoke which affected the facility on Monday, Oct. 24. It was determined that a multi-week closure is necessary for completion of repairs, given the scope of work that must be undertaken to ensure the pool area is once again safe for use.

The unexpected pool closure has resulted in the Sackville Sports Stadium cancelling all fall aquatics programming, including swimming lessons, open swims, water exercise, and pool rentals. Clients currently registered in aquatics programs will receive a phone call beginning on Monday, Oct. 31, to arrange for full program refunds for the fall session or to place a credit on their account for a future term once the pool reopens on Jan. 2, 2017.

Please be advised that the registration for the winter aquatics programs begins on Dec. 12, 2016. We expect the pool will be fully operational again in time for the winter session.

The municipality and the Sackville Sports Stadium apologize for any inconvenience that has been caused by this unanticipated, unfortunate facility closure, and sincerely appreciate residents’ patience and understanding.

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