For Immediate Release
October 5, 2018
NIAGARA FALLS, ON - A healthy alternative to the traditional Halloween treat is being offered once again by the City of Niagara Falls. In partnership with the Niagara Falls YMCA, this year's Try-It Tickets admit children to free skate or family swim sessions at the Niagara Falls arenas or MacBain Community Centre. Once again, booklets of 40 tickets are on sale for $10, offering a huge savings over the regular $3-$3.50 admission fees.
"What a great way to treat our kids by getting them active!" says Mayor Jim Diodati. "This will provide an opportunity to engage the community not only to get active, but to get active at our facilities."
Municipalities across Canada have been making similar offers for recreational pass booklets in an effort to promote youth recreation and health in the community and promote local, public recreational facilities. Partnering with the Niagara Falls YMCA this year has allowed the City to expand their offering to include swim passes at the MacBain Community Centre on Montrose Road.
According to statistics posted online by the Niagara Region through "Healthy Kids Niagara," Niagara's children have higher rates of asthma and heart disease compared to the provincial average. Statistics Canada shows that only 14 percent of kids aged 5 to 11 meet Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines.
A limited number of booklets are available this year and can now be purchased at City Hall, the MacBain Community Centre and Gale Centre, just in time for Halloween. A second run of booklets will be offered in time for the December holiday season, as well. The passes are for children under 16 and can be used for admission at public skating or family swim hours until March 31, 2019. More information on locations and hours is posted at www.niagarafalls.ca.
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For more information, contact:
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture Department
905-356-7521 ext 3340