June 25, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort St. John, Recreation Sports
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Lately, the weather sure has put a damper on my outside plans so I ended up asking myself the age old question, “what to do on a rainy day?” After my fishing and outside jogging plans literally got rained out the last few days, I found another recreational activity to do indoors. A wonderful indoor, heated, walking track was the solution to get me out of the house, but still dry from the rain. Fort St. John’s newest sport’s facility, the Pomeroy Sport Centre truly is a state-of-the-art building! This three level recreational centre houses two NHL-sized hockey arenas, a long track speed skating oval, and an indoor walking/ running track. I truly was stunned how enormous of a building it really is when I finally got inside. The countless windows provided so much natural light and a rarely seen birds-eye view of the city.
I had a great warm up by climbing several sets of stairs to reach Northern Vac walking track at the top level of the building. I surprised myself that I could actually jog for a solid hour in a circle, as I easily get bored with these types of activities. It was really nice to see the abundance of people of all ages taking advantage of a FREE way to stay fit! Additionally, I found the artwork displayed beside the walking track and the edible landscaping outside the building to add a little extra character to this stunning building. I left the Pomeroy Sport Centre feeling sweaty and tired…exactly what I wanted! After my wonderful experience at the Northern Vac Track last night, I’ll be sure to revisit the Pomeroy Sport Centre the next time Mother Nature provides nice weather for the ducks.