Excitement builds for opening of new Newry Leisure Centre

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Monday, March 16th, 2015
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The development of the new multi-million pound Newry Leisure Centre (NLC) is now at final completion stage and the countdown is on for Northern Ireland’s latest state of the art leisure complex. The highly anticipated leisure centre is expected to open in late April 2015 in the heart of the city. Phase one of the new Leisure Centre will offer a wide range of supervised swimming activities and water features. This includes an 8 lane Main Swimming Pool, a Teaching Pool and a Leisure Pool with separate toddler area and exciting water features. Also included is an exciting spiral FLUME slide, an exclusive Health Suite including: Spa Pool, Steam Room, Sauna, Experience Shower and Heated loungers and a viewing gallery with Olympic standard seating. The new Newry Leisure centre will offer increased opening hours, a wider variety of leisure features whilst maintaining a highly competitive price offering. The cost to swim for an adult is maintained at £2.85, Junior/concession at £2.15 and swim under four years is free. Opening times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:30am – 9:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am – 9:30pm, Saturday 9:00am – 5:30pm and Sunday 1:30pm – 5:30pm. Newry Leisure Centre Swim Academy will follow the STA International Learn to Swim Programme. Using pupil friendly badges and certificates, this programme guides pupils from their very first moments in the pool right through to pre-competition stage. There will be more classes on offer that will cater for a wider age range, ability levels and will be programmed during convenient family times, i.e. after school, evening and weekends. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Daire Hughes, Mayor of Newry and Mourne District Council, “I am delighted to have witnessed the development of the new Newry Swimming Pool. “This fantastic development will provide our rate payers with a state of the art facility which will be the envy of other Council areas throughout Ireland. I look forward to the opening of the new pool and to many years of enjoyment this new facility will provide. “I am delighted that an additional 14 jobs have been created with the development of the new Leisure Centre,” he added. Mr Eddy Curtis, Chief Executive of Newry and Mourne District Council added, “We wanted to create a modern, high spec interior that will stand the test of time and promote both accessibility and functionality, whilst also providing value for money for our ratepayers and customers.” The official public opening ceremony will take place over the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April where customers will be able to enjoy a swim experience and entertainment throughout the weekend. The centre will commence its new regular opening times from Monday 27th April 2015. Further details will be released in due course with specific times and activities which will take place on the official public opening days. Customers can keep up to date with progress of the project by visiting: www.newryandmourne.gov.uk / Facebook: Newry Leisure Centre With the development of the new Leisure centre phase 1, the existing swimming pool located at Clanrye Avenue will close at 5.30pm on Sunday 22nd March 2015. View all the latest NLC pictures below. [nggallery id=39]
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