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Winter Wonderland! A must-do this holiday season!

Each year, Panorama Recreation Centre’s arena is transformed to become a beautiful winter scene, complete with falling snow, lights, trees, penguins and polar bears, and of course a Christmas tree and Santa Claus! Throughout this winter season, ignite your holiday spirit and drop-by for one of our daily public skates, or book the ice for a private family or corporate function. Read more >>

Join us at our 11th Annual First Night New Year’s Eve celebration!

Enjoy an activity-filled evening that includes swimming, skating, face painting, our inflatable obstacle course, and much more. This family friendly event will be topped-off with live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display. Read More >>

Saanich Peninsula Community Playboxes - We Need Your Votes!

Panorama Recreation has submitted an application to the Aviva Community Fund to secure funding to be put towards introduction of community playboxes to parks throughout the Saanich Peninsula. Help bring this exciting initiative to life through casting a few votes! With over 450 other proposals also in the running, every vote helps!

Active Aging Week

Active aging promotes the vision of all individuals regardless of age or socioeconomic status, healthfully engaging in life within several dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, intellectual/cognitive, physical, professional/vocational, social and spiritual. Join us for a free week of sample classes.

Free Art Sampler Week

Our free Art Sampler Week starts today! A great outlet for expression of emotions, boosting of confidence and building of social connections, we believe art is important. With that, we've planned a number of fantastic art programs for the fall, and invite you to give them a try! Check out the exciting sessions we have planned for this week (*please note that registration may be required for those with limited space).

Welcome Back Swimmers

The aquatic facility is now open! The annual pool maintenance went well and we are happy to welcome back our swimming patrons. Please note due to parts on back order, the wispa lift at the top of the waterslide will not open until September 14th.

Panorama Recreation Centre - Indoor Tennis Court Closure Update

The indoor tennis courts at Panorama Recreation Centre are currently closed until Thursday, September 8th for floor resurfacing. To allow time for the new floor to cure, the courts will open on Friday, September 9th.  

Greenglade Community Centre Gymnasium

Panorama is pleased to announce that the Greenglade Community Centre gym floor resurfacing project is complete and we are fully operational. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Greenglade Community Centre Closure - Saturday, August 20

Greenglade Community Centre will be closed on Saturday, August 20. This planned closure is to replace the live-front transformer as part of end-of-life replacement.  

$10,000 Encore FX Victoria International Women's Tennis Event

Welcome to all the athletes participating in this year’s $10,000 EncoreFX Victoria International Women’s Tennis Event at Panorama Recreation Centre on the Saanich Peninsula. This event features 45 to 64 female athletes from around the world competing for $10,000 in prize money as well as Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking points in both singles and doubles. Come and check out some world class tennis action. Free admission.

Ice Skate Sharpening

Panorama Recreation is seeking a skate sharpening expert to provide equipment required and a range of services designed to effectively operate a skate sharpening business.

Taking It To The Streets

3rd Annual Road hockey charity event for Help Fill A Dream Foundation.
Saturday, June 11.

Panorama Recreation Centre Receives Canada 150 Community Infrastucture Program Grant

Panorama Recreation has received $500,000 from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to support our project to rehabilitate the floor system, rink boards and glass in Arena B at Panorama Recreation Centre. This project will commence March 1, 2017 and we anticipate to be up and running with the new system October 2017 for the 2017/2018 ice season. The estimated cost of this project is $1.4 million, which includes the $500,000 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program funding.

The CRD Community Map

The CRD Community Map is intended to support the social connectedness of older adults in the capital region. The map identifies places for recreation, lifelong learning, volunteering, support groups and social centres.

$25 Regional May Pass

The $25 Regional May Pass is on sale now! This exciting opportunity allows individuals to purchase a May Pass that is valid for drop-in fitness activities at 15 recreation centres in the Victoria (and Sooke) area

$10,000 Encore FX Victoria International Women's Tennis Event

Panorama Recreation, in partnership with Tennis Canada, is pleased to announce that EncoreFX, a Victoria based international exchange firm, has signed a three year commitment as title sponsor of the $10,000 EncoreFX Victoria International Women’s Tennis Event.

Wellness Literacy - Solid Waste Awareness Month!

May is Solid Waste Awareness month! Stop by the Wellness Literacy display at Panorama Recreation to learn more about solid waste management throughout the CRD.

The Wellness Literacy display will also feature information about local farms on the Peninsula! Be sure to stop by the Wellness Literacy display during your next trip to Panorama Recreation.

Kraft Hockeyville Arena Improvement

The Peninsula Recreation Commission has established a working committee which has started discussions in regards to the Kraft Hockeyville arena improvement funds. Once the plan options have been developed, we will be inviting the community to provide their input

Licensed Out of School Care

While we are still taking registrations for the 2015/2016 school year, registration for the 2016/2017 school year is now on! Our program is available to for students in Kindergarten to grade 5 with transportation from select schools.

Saanich Peninsula Walking Guide

The Walking Guide is a combination of maps, health tips and nature information that covers North Saanich, Central Saanich and Sidney.

Skate Sharpening Survey - We need your input!

Please take a minute to complete our Skate Sharpening Survey by April 2, 2016. The information gathered from the survey will guide our planning for skate sharpening moving forward.

Washroom Renovations - Greenglade Community Centre

Some exciting changes will soon be underway at Greenglade Community Centre.

Beginning on Monday, January 11, the washrooms at Greenglade Community Centre will be under renovation. This project will allow for the renovation of two washrooms, the creation of a unisex washroom and provide barrier free access (fully accessible) washrooms. We received a Federal Enabling Accessibility in Communities Grant to assist towards the costs of the renovations. Washroom facilities will continue to be available during the renovation process.

Kraft Hockeyville Merchandise Sale

Panorama is excited to share some big news! Our Kraft Hockeyville merchandise is reduced to the lowest prices yet. Our sale is available online and during regular business hours (at reception).

Gymnasium Closure - Greenglade Community Centre

The Greenglade gymnasium will be closed from Wednesday, March 16 to Friday, March 18 to allow replacement of the storage room flooring. We have also scheduled the full gym flooring replacement for June 2016!

Family Day - Free Admission

Celebrate Family Day on Monday, February 8 with us by enjoying draw prizes and free admission to swimming, skating and the weight room.

  • Family Day Skate 1 - 2:20pm
  • Family Day Swim 1:30 - 4pm (relay races 2 - 3pm)

We would like to thank Peninsula Co-Op for their sponsorship that allows admission (weight room, swimming and skating) to be free for families and patrons all day long!

Kraft Hockeyville

hockeyville-logoThank you to everyone who made the 2015 Kraft Hockeyville Pre Season game and celebrations a success.

Panorama Recreation was announced the grand prize winner of Kraft Hockeyville 2015 in April and received $100,000 to fund arena improvements in addition to hosting an NHL® Preseason Game between the San Jose Sharks® and Vancouver Canucks® hosted at The Q Centre on September 21, 2015.

Panorama Recreation receives $500,000

Panorama Recreation is thrilled to receive $500,000 to rehabilitate the floor system in Arena B from The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Western Canada.

Free Annual Youth Pass

Panorama Recreation introduces a new annual pass option for any youth 18 years and younger.

Panorama Recreation E-Newsletter

Each season Panorama Recreation E-Newsletter subscribers will receive valuable information. We believe this information will be useful, interesting and pleasing to subscribers. Sign up to receive Panorama’s e-Newsletter.

Winter Wonderland

Bring your family and friends to skate in our Winter Wonderland. The arena will be decorated with penguins, polar bears, lights, a Christmas tree and of course, Santa Claus. Skate amongst the lights or take a break on an on-ice bench and watch the excitement around you. New: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow - come join us and skate in our Winter Wonderland complete with snowflakes from our snow machine!

First Night New Year's Eve Celebration

Enjoy an evening of live family entertainment that is topped-off with a spectacular fireworks display! Other event activities will include swimming, skating, face painting, and fun on our inflatable bouncy castle.

A Touch of Salt Spring Christmas Show

The Touch of Salt Spring Christmas Show which features over 230 crafters and artisans of Salt Spring, British Columbia and Alberta takes place this weekend, December 4, 5 & 6.

The parking lot at Panorama Recreation center will be busier than usual. We are encouraging active transportation and to use the drop-off zone in the north parking lot. A shuttle will also be available from the Sidney/North Saanich Little League Rotary Park Field of Dreams on Chipmunk Ct.

Victoria International Junior Tennis Tournament

Over 100 junior tennis players are coming to Panorama Recreation Centre October 17 - 24, 2015 to play in the Victoria International Junior ITF Tennis tournament.

Active Aging Week

Join us at Greenglade Community Center, Monday, September 28 to Friday, October 2 for a week of FREE activities for 50 years+. Panorama Recreation Fall 2015 Active Living Brochure is now available.

Annual Pool Closure

The aquatic facility will be closed August 24 to September 11 for annual maintenance. This shutdown is longer than usual due to the number of large projects scheduled. Such projects include:

  • replacement of all leisure pool underwater lights
  • painting of aquatic lobby, change rooms and pool attractions
  • grouting of change rooms, pool deck, main and leisure pool tile
  • waxing of the interior of slide
  • general maintenance of the hot tub and sauna and steam room

Panorama Recreation Active Passes will be honored at all Greater Victoria pool facilities. (Please note: Commonwealth Place will be closed for their annual pool maintenance September 7 to 20).

Arena Refrigeration System

For the past few months our team have been working hard to replace the old refrigeration system with a more friendly refrigerant. We are happy to report the project is on schedule and ice has been installed in Arena B.

We Need Your Input

Panorama Recreation is developing its five-year strategic plan. We have achieved so much together in the last five years and we need your input to make the next five years event better.

Have ideas about programs and services? Pondering facilities you think our communities need? We want to hear them all. Drop off a comment card, give your input to a staff person or participant in the Vision Board located at Panorama Recreation Centre and Greenglade Community Centre.

$10,000 Victoria International Women's ITF Tennis Action

Panorama Recreation is once again hosting the $10,000 Victoria International Women's ITF Professional Tennis Event. In conjunction with Tennis Canada and Tennis BC, this event is the only Professional Tennis Event in Victoria where players compete for both prize money and world ranking points on either of the professional tennis tours.

2014-15 Winter Holiday Schedule

Join Panorama Recreation this holiday season. Stop in for a special Winter Wonderland Skate; spend New Year's Eve with us at our First Night Family Event and more.

Family Day

Family Day is Monday, February 9th. Panorama Recreation encourages you to get active with your family! Celebrate Family Day with us by enjoying draw prizes and free admission to swimming, skating and the weight room. Skate: 1 - 2:20pm, Swim: 1:30 - 4pm.

2015 Winter/Spring Active Living Brochure

The Panorama Recreation 2015 Winter/Spring Active Living Brochure is now available.

2014 Fall Active Living Brochure

The Panorama Recreation 2014 Fall Active Living Brochure is now available.

Sports Day in Canada

On November 29, join us and get out and play and you'll be one of over a million Canadians who are coming together for the love of sport.

Attention All Arena Users

Great News! The arena ice plant has been repaired earlier than expected and both sheets of ice are now fully operational. All rentals and programming have returned to their normal schedule. Thank you for your understanding.

Active Aging Week

Active aging promotes the vision of all individuals regardless of age, socioeconomic status or health fully engaging in life within seven dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, intellectual/cognitive, physical, professional/vocational, social and spiritual. Join us for an Open House at Greenglade Community Centre Monday, September 22, 1 - 5pm followed by a week of free activities for 50+ years.

Non-Instructional Day Camps

Panorama Recreation will offer day camps for parents who need care for their children (5-11yrs) while school is not in session.

2014 Summer Active Living Brochure

The Panorama Recreation 2014 Summer Active Living Brochure is now available.

Summer Camps

Panorama Recreation is excited to offer over 50 exciting camps this summer! We’ve carefully planned our programs to accommodate the interests, needs and abilities of all of the youth in our community. We’ve even included some flexible options at Greenglade Community Centre and Centennial park, where you can choose between morning, afternoon or full-day camps, and where you can also choose between daily and weekly registration! How convenient is that?! Online registration.

Play in the Park

Unplug, Unwind & Come Play! Did you know that playing together is an essential trait of a healthy, happy family? This summer, make play a priority for your family and join us for Play in the Park!

Play in the Park Launch Party

Join us on Thursday, July 3rd at Rodolph Park from 5:30 - 8:30pm as we kick off the Play in the Park program for the summer! Enjoy a free BBQ dinner* by White Spot, prizes and special presentations. We'll also be offering everyone a 10% discount on summer camp registrations** done on-site at our Mobile Registration Station. The first 150 families to complete an on-site summer camp registration will receive a free water bottle.

* While quantities last.
** Applies to camps offered in the month of August only. Does not apply to contracted summer camps.

Regional May Pass

Redeem your Regional May Pass and receive $25 OFF an Annual Pass

Facility Closure - Panorama Recreation Centre

Friday, June 27th
Panorama Recreation centre will be closed on Friday June 27 from 10am - 4pm for high voltage power maintenance. The Greenglade weight room will be open from 8:30am - 4pm with cash or active pass drop-ins.

Taking it to the Streets

Seaside Magazine presented Taking it to the Streets, a fun family road hockey tournament June 14 and 15. Close to $12,000 was raised for the Help Fill a Dream Foundation. All teams and volunteers had a great time.

Non-Instructional Day Camps

Please note that we will be offering Non-Instructional Day Camps beginning Monday, June 16th. Camps will be offered at Greenglade Community Centre from 9am - 4pm, $32/day. We will also be offering Pre Care from 8 - 9am, $5/day and Post Care from 4 - 5pm, $5/day.

In the event that classes go back in session, registrants will receive a full refund for camps they do not attend.

Freedom 55 Financial ITF Tennis Tournament

Panorama Recreation was proud to host the Freedom 55 ITF Tennis Tournament this June. Guelph, Ontario's Sonja Molnar won the event Sunday, June 22 along with the $10,000 prize.

Taking it to the Streets

Seaside Magazine presents Taking it to the Streets, a fun family road hockey tournament to support the Help Fill A Dream Foundation.

Regional May Pass

Try 15 Centres for only $25
This exciting opportunity allows individuals to purchase a Regional May Pass from one recreation centre that is valid for drop-in fitness activities at 15 other recreation centres in the Victoria (and Sooke) area. The Regional May Pass is an effort to provide a wider and more convenient service for people wanting to access recreation in their daily lives. This program is aimed at families and commuters to provide greater flexibility to enjoy different facilities and participate in fitness at locations and times that are convenient.

National Lifejacket Day Colouring Contest

The Canadian Red Cross and Panorama challenge you to join them in marking the day by submitting an entry into our National Lifejacket Day colouring contest.

.Completed colouring sheets can be dropped off at the centre and will be displayed until the end of May. A prize lifejacket (PFD) will be awarded for ages 2-4 / 5-7 / 8-10.

Free Learn to.... May Classes

Here is your chance to learn the basic of the Weight Room equipment and our popular fitness classes.

Panorama Recreation Announces a New Partnership at the Elder College Open House

Panorama Recreation is excited to welcome Sidney SeniorCare as our newest and largest partner to date. We look forward to working together to create an even stronger community!

Enter the Times Colonist Health Challenge 2014

Want to live a healthier, happier life? Sign up for the Times Colonist Health Challenge!

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