Kamloops, BC – The Fieldhouse at the Tournament Capital Centre is set to reopen on Monday, June 1 with a phased approach and new regulations in place as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The indoor track will be open starting Monday. The upper gym areas (the Athlete Performance Centre and the Wellness Centre), the EZ Line fitness equipment, and the Fieldhouse courts will remain closed at this time. Staff are working with multiple agencies, including the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, Interior Health, and the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) to determine a safe reopening strategy.
TCC users should also be aware of other changes in place, including the following:
- A drop-in visit costs $5 or monthly passes are available. Annual memberships are not available at this time.
- NO cash will be accepted—debit or credit only.
- The adjusted hours are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. These hours are temporary during the reopening and will be expanded as restrictions are lifted.
- Guests are encouraged to leave their valuables at home and to come ready to work out as there will be no access to changerooms or lockers.
- There will be reduced parking available due to construction on both the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and Hillside Stadium. Please use caution when in the area, and obey any construction signage.
- For the safety of our guests, there will be a 180-person limit for the Fieldhouse. Expect lineups, be patient, and allow ample time for your visit. Check out the webcams at Kamloops.ca/FacilityWebcams before you go.
- As per Interior Health guidelines, water fountains will be turned off, but the water bottle refill station will be open. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own water bottles.
We ask that you do not enter the TCC if you’re feeling ill, if you’ve been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, or you’ve travelled outside of the country recently. Please practise physical distancing and good hygiene. Fencing and floor markings will delineate flow throughout the building. Please be patient, be respectful to staff and other patrons, and abide by set time limits on equipment.
We are working with PacificSport and ViaSport on a strategy for reopening sports fields. At this time, fields are open for unstructured play, but scrimmages and games are not permitted.
Nets on City courts will be reinstalled as soon as possible.
Community Halls, Pools, City Arenas, and Water Parks
These facilities will remain closed until further notice. We are working closely with the Province, the BCRPA, and the National Lifesaving Society to develop a plan to reopen the water parks and pools.
“We recognize the importance of being able to provide recreation opportunities for our residents while ensuring the health and safety of our patrons and our staff,” said Mayor Ken Christian. “We look forward to being able to open additional facilities over the coming months.”