Summerside PEI Aquatics Centre
Imagine being in PEI and it being too cold or rainy to go to the beach!
Now, imagine our delight when we discovered the Summerside CREDIT UNION PLACE SPORT & RECREATION CENTRE!
We happened to be staying in PEI as part of our Confederation Trail bike tour. After a long morning of biking on a chilly day, the kids wanted to do something fun! This is when we discovered the Credit Union Centre (merely a block from where we were staying).
The complex is nothing short of jaw-droppingly impressive!
Credit Union Place serves to meet the sport, recreation, fitness and entertainment needs of Summerside residents and vistors, offering:
- Walking – Running Track
- Two ice surfaces in the Eastlink Arena & Ice Pad
- Bowling Lanes in The Lanes
- Aquatics Centre
- Gym & Squash Courts in The Fit Stop
David and the boys decided to go swimming, while my father and I explored the rest of the building! Impressive, to say the least, but for the purpose of this blog post, we are going to focus on the aquatics centre.
- 25 meter, six-lane lap pool
- Leisure pool with one of the fastest water slides on PEI and a mushroom shower
- Aquatic rock wall
- Accessible entry into both pools (ramp into leisure pool and chairlift into lap pool)
- Variety of programs from Parent & Tot swimming lessons up to Lifeguard and Instructor training
- Variety of Aquatic fitness classes
- Hot tub, sauna & steam room
In the distance, you can see the rock climbing wall, and all three had fun trying to reach the top before jumping back in the pool.
From the waterslide to the rock climbing wall and large area to swim, the boys had a great time, and loved going!
Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the pool at all times.
Children ages 8-12 must have a parent or guardian on the deck of the pool at all times.
* A guardian is someone who is at least 16 years of age or older.
Hours and Admission
To be honest, I had a hard time finding hours of operation and admission fees on the website, so I just phoned to find out how and when everything worked.
1.902.432.1234 – Reception Desk (STC)
The waterslide is always open – you just have to ask a lifeguard to turn it on. This is the same for the rock climbing wall – a lifeguard needs to watch you, so, just let them know you want to use it. They were incredibly accommodating!
At the time, youth 12 and under were $3.90 and and an adult was $9.00 so it was cheaper to buy a family pass, which was less than $20. (STC).
I couldn’t find the prices listed online, another reason I phoned.
The best part is, though, admission lasts the whole day! So, if you want to leave and come back later in the day, just save your receipt! What a great deal!
If you find yourself in Summerside and looking for a cool place to hang out and go swimming, definitely head to the Credit Union Place to the Aquatics Centre. Kids of all ages will have fun! Guaranteed!