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24th April 2017
Awesome to see some of the advanced kids climbers from our indoor wall getting their Youth Development Stage 1 ticked off with Queenstown Climbing Club up at Mt Cook - ka pai!
Join one of our local services to commemorate ANZAC Day tomorrow. All QLDC Sport & Recreation facilities across the district will be closed until 1pm.
Try before you buy: two FREE trial sessions next week for SMASH-HIIT - our 10-week, high-intensity interval training class. Book in or just drop by at 6.15am either day. Chat to Pip or Rob in the gym for more info.
Our Holiday Programme kids had awesome fun bouncing at SITE Trampoline today!
What would you like to see at the kids' playground by the Bathhouse cafe on Queenstown Bay? Feedback welcome as part of the consultation on our draft Annual Plan. Make a submission before next Friday at www.qldc.govt.nz/qtbayplayground
Our Queenstown social volleyball league is now full with all 14 team slots taken. First matches 3rd May. Watch out for the Wanaka league starting up again in spring.
New turf on the John Davies Oval looking mighty fine yesterday after its first cut.
We have spaces on our school holiday programme for Monday 24th April (for bookings click http://bit.ly/2oosWGu) but all other days are now fully booked. The kids had a blast at the pool and the golf course today with heaps more fun to come!
FREE MATERNITY AQUAFIT CLASS TONIGHT
Bring your bump (and your friends!) along to Alpine Aqualand this evening for a free pregnancy fitness class in our lap pool at 6.30pm. Call Elena on 450 9124 to reserve your space.
We're fixing the wheel stops and installing new speed bumps near pedestrian crossings in the QEC carpark this week. No big closures but some bays and exit routes will be coned off while the work is carried out. Please take care when parking and be aware that contractors are working on site. Thanks!
Easter holiday basketball sessions at Wanaka Rec Centre for Years 9 & 10. Tue 18th, Wed 19th & Thu 20th April, 1-3pm. $40 for all three days or $20 at the start of each session. Run by Wanaka Youth Basketball. Register using the web form here http://www.sporty.co.nz/wybb
Wanaka Recreation Centre is open 10am-6pm every day this Easter weekend. Make a booking or get some mates together and rock up for casual play - $5 adults/$2 kids if a court is vacant and no equipment set up required. Turn left after the CardFuel filling station on Ballantyne Road.
It's nearly time for our pool crew to pull on their gumboots and give Alpine Aqualand it's annual deep clean. All aquatic facilities at Queenstown Events Centre will be closed from Monday 1st May and reopen Monday 8th May. Sorry for any inconvenience - hope you'll bear with us while we complete this essential work that benefits everyone.
Looks like a rainy Good Friday tomorrow. Perfect weather for a few splashes and laps at Alpine Aqualand (open 8am-8pm; hydroslides 10.30am-6.30pm) or Wanaka Pool (open 12-6pm). See you there!
Head to Arrowtown Skatepark, Ramshaw Lane this Saturday for the ‘Arrowtown Stompdown’. Skateboard and bike comp for all ages and skill levels. Registration from 11am for a 1pm start. Time to throw it down!
Star of TV’s 7 Days Urzila Carlson is bringing her stand-up show to Queenstown Memorial Centre on Thursday 15 June. Tickets $40 (R16). Be in quick - she’s sold out every solo show in NZ since 2009! Click to buy online or call 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)
Swim & Slide passes & heaps more prizes up for grabs in Lakes Weekly Bulletin colouring comp. Boredom busters all school hols at Queenstown Events Centre!
Latest fitness blog just out. Learn about the joy of sweat, the power of eggs and our new lunchtime group fitness classes: http://eepurl.com/cKrIDP
Here's an early heads up on changes to our group fitness timetable over the Easter weekend. Queenstown Events Centre (including Alpine Health & Fitness, Alpine Aqualand & the indoor stadium) will be open 8am-8pm from Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive.
Help, I'm lost! The lovely people at Queenstown Events Centre found me and are looking after me but I'd love to be back with my real family soon. Give reception a call on 03 450 9005 if you recognise me. Thank you!
** CODE BROWN ALERT ** Hell's bells! Another code brown means we've had to close Alpine Aqualand's leisure & toddler pool till 7pm today. The lap pool, spa pool & learn to swim pool remain open as normal. Please make sure kids go to the toilet before swimming and wear swim nappies as required.
It's back! Book now for RPM Enduro this Thursday - 15 tracks over 80 mins. Have you got what it takes to last the distance?
We're making improvements to the car park at Queenstown Events Centre on Monday and Tuesday this week. Parts of the car park will be closed from 6am each day. Please park as directed by signage and road cones. Thanks heaps for your cooperation!
Side out! Only 4 spaces left in our social volleyball league. Starts 3rd May at Queenstown Events Centre. Last chance to download a rego form and secure your team's place: http://bit.ly/2nsax6E