Lower Prices Coming to St. Paul Pool and Fitness Centre

It will be cheaper for St. Paul residents to use the swimming pool next year, including big changes for annual passes and monthly passes.

At the Town council meeting on Nov. 13, council addressed changes and updates to fees associated with various Town facilities and services coming in 2019.

The largest change comes to prices at the Aquatic and Fitness Centre.

“We’ve had a lot of people tell us that the prices for the pool, in particular, are just too high,” said Mayor Maureen Miller.

The Town compared similar usage fees in other municipalities, and made changes that are more in line with the averages. The price adjustments are as follows:

Day Rate Admissions

Children aged three to six and special needs guests will cost $3 instead of $3.25; Children under three will be free instead of $1.

10-Visit Punch Passes

A family punch pass will decrease from $135 to $100; Adult passes will increase from $58.50 to $60; Youth passes will decrease from $45 to $40; Child and special needs passes will decrease from $29.25 to $25; Infant passes will be free and no longer required instead of $9.

One Month Passes

A one-month family pass will decrease from $135 to $100; Adult passes will increase from $58.50 to $60; Youth passes will decrease from $45 to $40; Child and special needs passes will decrease from $29.25 to $25; Infant passes will be free and no longer required instead of $9.

Annual Passes

An annual family pass will see a major decrease from $1080 to $600; Adult passes will decrease from $468 to $400; Senior and Youth passes will decrease from $360 to $300; Child and special needs passes will decrease from $234 to $200; Infant passes will be free and no longer required instead of $72.

The only major increases to Aquatic and Fitness Centre fees will be party room rentals. The hourly rate will increase from $15.60 to $20, and the daily rate will increase from $109.20 to $125.

In addition to price changes, the Centre will not be offering three- and six-month passes due to extremely low interest and sales.

Price updates may also be coming to the golf course. The Town is in the process of hiring a new golf course Pro Shop manager. Golf course fees will be discussed and reviewed once the new manager is in place.

For the most part, these changes are minimal and include only small adjustments. For example, the adult hourly rate for use of Reunion Station will increase from $26 per hour to $27 per hour. Use of the CAP and Clancy arenas, sports fields, and campgrounds will also receive miniature price increases; no more than a dollar or two.

JD Schmidt

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