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Renovations at Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre will cause disruption to pool services

Beginning Jan. 1, phased renovations are expected to cause disruptions and the suspension of various community programs at 4 Wing’s Colonel J.J. Parr Sports Centre for roughly six months.
Colonel J.J. Parr Sports Centre in 4 Wing Cold Lake will be experiencing disruptions to gymnasium and pool access starting as early as Jan. 1, 2023, as a result of facility upgrades. 

COLD LAKE – The year ahead will mark several upgrades to 4 Wing’s Colonel J.J. Parr Sports Centre but will result in disruptions to gymnasium and pool access starting as early as Jan. 1, 2023. 

In early October, 4 Wing Cold Lake announced that the first phase of a multi-phase project would see the replacement of existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems throughout the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre.  

These facility upgrades have and will continue to cause extended closures in various areas of the facility for the foreseeable future. 

The next phases of this project are set to begin Jan. 1, 2023, with the closure of the sport centre’s gymnasium and a small portion of the existing weight room, for at least three months. 

Renovations are expected to impact the Aquatics Centre beginning Feb. 12, 2023.  

“With these closures, all community programming normally occurring within these areas will be suspended, for a minimum of six months,” states Capt. Sophie Quemeneur, the 4 Wing Cold Lake Public Affairs Officer. 

“While these interruptions are unfortunate, we do appreciate your understanding of the necessity to improve the facility for our current and future users.” 

The military base’s public affairs department states they are committed to keeping the public updated on any changes to programing or services that will impact access to the swimming pool.  

Changes will be communicated as soon as reasonably possible, with the goal of minimizing the impact where possible, stated the Public Affairs Officer. 

For the most current aquatic programing information, patrons can call the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre information line at 780-840-8000 extension 7806 (Option 1).  

Questions regarding facility programming and availability should be directed to the Welcome Desk at 780-840-8000 extension 7823.