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Sports Centre

The cornerstone of recreation for Channel-Port aux Basques resides at the Bruce II Sports Centre. Constructed in 1996 after fire destroyed the original Bruce Arena, this facility is a leader in recreation offerings for Newfoundland and Labrador. The facility boasts an ice rink, two curling sheets, a six lane bowling alley, a swimming pool, fitness centre and meeting facilities.

Multiple organizations operate programming from the centre including figure skating, curling, bowling, swimming, aerobics, hockey and broomball. As the hub for recreation activity in the community, the Bruce II Sports Centre offers something for everyone.

Contact Information
Main Line: (709) 695-3592
Information Recording: (709) 695-2942
Swimming Pool: (709) 695-3131
Pool Recording: (709) 695-2530
Bowling Alley: (709) 695-2642
Fax: (709) 695-7683
Email: [email protected]

The Bruce II Sports Centre boasts a 6 lane bowling alley with an electronic scorekeeping system. Various bowling leagues operate from the bowling alley throughout the week. The bowling season typically runs during the winter months, but is available for rentals during the summer. The Youth Bowling Canada (YBC) organization offers bowling to youth in the region and has been successful in the development of local bowlers that have represented Newfoundland and Labrador at national competitions.

Contact Information
Main Line: (709) 695-3592
Bowling Alley: (709) 695-2642
Fax: (709) 695-7683
Email: [email protected]

View Bowling Schedule

The most recent development of the Bruce II Sports Centre was the renovation of a lobby area in 2004 to develop a fitness centre.

At the time, it was uncertain of the exact demand for such a facility, but in five short years has become overwhelmed with the usage rate by residents.

Currently, the small facility houses three treadmills, two elliptical trainers, two stationary bicycles, one Stairmaster and two weight consoles.

With such tremendous activity at the fitness centre, the Town has recently undertaken an expansion of the facility that entails the construction of a second floor above the curling rink to accommodate an expanded fitness centre that will house additional equipment and offerings to residents.

The development of flooring above the curling rink will provide an additional 465 square meters (5000 square feet) of space to the facility. This will provide ample space for the expansion of the fitness centre, while providing leisure space that can be utilized for various other groups that now compete for available spacing (including aerobics, group meetings, Thai Kwan Doe and pilates).

The Fitness Centre offers:
• Treadmills
• Exercise Bikes
• Arc Trainers
• Stepper
• Multi-Stations
• Weight Room
• Indoor Track

Fitness Centre Schedule (Spring / Summer)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 A.M – 9:00 P.M.
Saturday: 10:00 A.M – 6:00 P.M.
Sunday: 10:00 A.M – 6:00 P.M.

Contact Information
Main Line: (709) 695-3592
Fax: (709) 695-7683
Email: [email protected]

The ice surface measures 185′ in length by 85′ wide and has seating for 684, with standing room for 440 and a total capacity of 1124. During the winter season group users include the Port aux Basques Minor Hockey Association, Port aux Basques Figure Skating Club, Molson Recreational Hockey, Labatt Gentlemen’s Hockey League, and the Port aux Basques Mariners hockey team among others. General Skating, Pre-School Skating, Adult Skating and Shinny Hockey are all offered throughout the week at various times.

Contact Information
Main Line: (709) 695-3592
Information Recording: (709) 695-2942
Fax: (709) 695-7683
Email: [email protected]

View Ice Rink Schedule

Curling

The origins of the Gateway Curling Club began at the former Bruce Arena where the club curled on the rink surface of the arena. With a growing popularity in the community, the Bruce II Sports Centre design included two dedicated curling sheets, as well as a beautiful lounge area and bar. The curling facility is also equipped with two overhead cameras to view the action at the other end of the sheet.

The Gateway Curling Club has league play for Men’s, Women’s, Mixed and Juniors. The Junior Curling Club boasts one of the highest enrollments numbers in the province. As a growing sport within the community, there are approximately 90 full time senior members to complement the 30 junior members.

Contact Information:
Bob Hinks
Tel: (709) 695-2930
Fax: (709) 695-7683
Email: [email protected]

The Bruce II Sports Centre has two conference rooms available in the facility. The Multi-Purpose Room is a 50’x30’ room that overlooks the ice rink and can accommodate up to 180 people.

This room is often used as a hospitality room for visiting teams during hockey tournaments, host to fitness classes and centre for conferences. The second conference room available is the curling viewing room which overlooks the curling sheets. This room is 35’x22’ and accommodates approximately 100 people.

Both meeting facilities can be arranged with available tables and chairs to form any type of meeting setup. The facility has digital and overhead projectors, screens, wireless internet, a public address sound system and flip charts. Both rooms are available any time of the year for birthday parties, meetings, conferences, or fitness classes. Contact the staff at the Bruce II to make your booking.


Contact Information
Tel: (709) 695-3592
Fax: (709) 695-7683
Email: [email protected]

An addition to the Bruce II Sports Centre, the pool was constructed 2002 and quickly became a welcomed amenity to the community. After nearly 20 years since the former pool was closed, the new facility has been embraced by all residents. The pool has certified lifeguards on duty at all times with swim lanes, a waterslide, hot tub and swim aides available.

The Bruce II Sports Centre pool is also home to the Port aux Basques Piranha Swim Club. This organization is an all age group that began in 2003. Membership has grown since inception to include over 20 swimmers ranging in age from 6 to 18. The Piranha Swim Club is a non-profit organization operated under the direction of a volunteer executive and coaches, with programs running from September to May of each year. The club is a member of Swim Newfoundland and Labrador and Swim Canada.

View Pool Schedule

Age Categories:
Adult – 18 years and over
Senior – 55 years and over
Child – Under 13 years
Student – 13-17 years

Notes for pool sessions:
• Rental times are available upon request.
• Guards may put in a lane at their discretion during an open swim or for the purpose of private lesson instruction.
• There are two lanes available during the Adult Swim.
• Lap Swims are open to anyone wishing to just swim laps regardless of age.
• There are four lanes available during the Early Bird Swim.
• Water Aerobics is for ANYONE interested, male or female, young or old.
• Water running takes place in the deep end of the pool with the aid of a flotation belt and a bungee cord to keep you in one place. This is a non-impact activity.
• There are two lanes available during the senior swims.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 during a family swim.
• Open swims’ are available to the general public
• There are two lanes available during noon swims and this swim is open to the general public as well.
• Each swim will conclude with 10 minutes left to allow lifeguards efficient time to adjust lanes as well as clean up if necessary.

Contact Information
Swimming Pool: (709) 695-3131
Pool Recording: (709) 695-2530
Fax: (709) 695-7683
Email: [email protected]

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