Hardwood Courts Resurfacing and Facility Closure

27 Nov 2018

We will soon be commencing scheduled maintenance on our hardwood courts. The popularity of the hardwood courts and the volume of use requires re-finishing every few years. This type of maintenance preserves and extends the wood floors’ life span and integrity. From December 14 – January 5, hardwood courts 1 – 3 and 5 – 7, as well court 8, will be closed in order for this work to happen. When they re-open on January 6, our guests will enjoy newly coated floors with a brand-new top finish which will improve both the look and performance.

In addition to our regular holidays on December 24 (6:00am – 4:30pm), December 25 (closed), these improvements will also require us to close the Oval from December 26 – 31. These dates have been selected to minimize the impact to members and guests. This time period includes our annual holiday closures, natural breaks in programming and a seasonal reduction in visitation. LifeMark Sport Medicine and YYoga will remain open during this time as this work will not impact these areas of the building.

We want you to stay active. Oval members can access the fitness centres at the following locations from December 26-31 at no additional cost by presenting their Oval membership card:

Watermania Hamilton Community Centre
Cambie Community Centre City Centre Community Centre
Thompson Community Centre South Arm Community Centre
Steveston Community Centre West Richmond Community Centre

On January 1, 2019 we will resume regular hours of operation from 6:00am – 11:00pm.

The work will be completed in 3 phases, requiring both partial and complete closure of the Oval. See dates below:

DATE FACILITY HOURS NOTES
Dec 14-23 6:00am – 11:00pm Courts 1 – 3 & 5 -8 CLOSED
Dec 24 6:00am – 4:30pm Courts 1 – 3 & 5 -8 CLOSED
Dec 25 CLOSED
Dec 26-31 Full closure of Activity Level & Fitness Mezzanine
  • LifeMark Sport Medicine and YYoga OPEN
  • Access to Watermania Fitness Centre
Jan 1-5 6:00am – 11:00pm Courts 1 – 3 & 5 -8 CLOSED
Jan 6 6:00am – 11:00pm  All Areas OPEN

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and support while we make these enhancements to your favourite sport and fitness facility.

For general inquiries regarding operating hours and facility access, please call 778-296-1400 or email info@richmondoval.ca

Additional Contacts:

Gerry De Cicco:
Director, Community & High Performance Sport, Marketing, Events & Member Care
778-296-1439
gdecicco@richmondoval.ca

Andrew Clark:
Manager, High Performance, Fitness, Marketing & Communications
604-345-6681
aclark@richmondoval.ca

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