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Come and Dive In at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre

Come and Dive In at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre in nearby London, Ontario, is truly a world-class swimming and diving facility, host to a multitude of top-level meets, including the 2001 Canada Summer Games. And how cool is this: The Olympic-sized pool is specially equipped so workers can change the configuration for a multitude of uses, and uses a moveable floor to vary the depth! 

Water is kept at a comfortable temperature — around 83 degrees. The deep end features one-meter and three-meter springboards as well as three-meter and five-meter platforms. Visit during Forest City dive practices or competitions and watch the athletes soar from the 7.5- and 10-meter platforms! 

Junior Sabres Invite Fans to "Meet the GM" Michael Peca on Opening Night

Junior Sabres Invite Fans to "Meet the GM" Michael Peca on Opening Night

The Buffalo Junior Sabres will open their 2011-2012 regular season in the Ontario Junior Hockey League against the Newmarket Hurricanes this Saturday, September 10 at 7:30pm in the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive (between Maple and Millersport).

To mark the new season, fans are invited to “Meet the GM.”  New Buffalo Junior Sabres general manager and Buffalo Sabres Alumnus Michael Peca will interact with fans during the game, at which time he’ll sign autographs and answer questions about the Junior Sabres franchise.           

Tickets will be available for purchase on site in the front lobby of the Northtown Center.  Prices are $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for students (with ID) and senior citizens. 

From Recreation to Relaxation, Discover Gibbons Park

From Recreation to Relaxation, Discover Gibbons Park

Are you the type of person who loves to explore the great outdoors? Drop into Gibbons Park in nearby London, Ontario, and you’ll discover 58 acres just waiting to be explored!

Located along the beautiful Thames River, Gibbons Park offers an ideal environment in which to walk, jog or bike with friends. Looking for a great spot to take the dog? The park offers open fields, trails and brush to explore with man’s best friend. In terms of play, there are three tennis courts and a heated outdoor swimming pool. Or, take the kids to the splash pad and playground area for a guaranteed good time!

Excelsior Orthopaedics Launches Comprehensive Sports Concussion Center for Young Athletes

Excelsior Orthopaedics Launches Comprehensive Sports Concussion Center for Young Athletes

AMHERST, N.Y.– Western New York athletes ages 10 and above can now receive early diagnosis and proper care for sports-related concussions with the launch of Excelsior Orthopaedics’ new Sports Concussion Center and Play Safe program – Western New York’s first and only comprehensive sports concussion management program for young athletes.

The launch of the Sports Concussion Center and Play Safe program coincides with the start of fall sports practices and games for thousands of male and female middle school and high school athletes in Western New York. As part of the new center, Excelsior’s Play Safe program offers a simple and cost-effective way – using computerized neurocognitive testing – for young athletes and school officials to ensure that athletes suffering concussions are fully recovered before returning to the playing field.

Earl Nichols Recreation Centre Appeals to Skaters of All Skill Levels

Earl Nichols Recreation Centre Appeals to Skaters of All Skill Levels

Founded in 1984, the Earl Nichols Recreation Centre Ice Skating Rink in nearby London, Ontario, is open year-round and features three ice surfaces for skating enthusiasts. Ice skating sessions for the public are one of the main attractions at the Centre, so lace ’em up and come join the others for a fun activity while visiting across the border! 

Are you an adult looking to learn to skate? Do you have children yearning to skate like the pros? If so, the Earl Nichols Recreation Centre offers figure skating and ice skating lessons courtesy of top-notch instructors. The facility also plays host to numerous hockey and figure skating tournaments. There’s even a banquet hall and meeting room for special events.