Free recreation events start up this Saturday in Cowichan

Public skating and pickle ball are among the options being offered as the Island Savings Centre, Kerry Park Recreation Centre and Fuller Lake Arena host a series of free recreation days this month.

The events kick off this Saturday with a free public skate in the Cowichan Arena from 1-2:20 p.m. Nearby, in the Island Savings Centre Multi-Purpose Hall, free drop-in sports, including pickleball, basketball, badminton and more, will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. Fuller Lake Arena will offer free public skating on Sunday from 2:40-4 p.m. In South Cowichan, Kerry Park Recreation Centre will host its own free public skate from 1-2:15 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28.

"All the facilities are proud to be able to provide these opportunities to the community," said a release from the Island Savings Centre. "This is an annual event that is part of a combined effort, across the recreation centres, to promote physical activity and well-being for all residents of the Cowichan Valley."

Contact your local recreation centre for more information about the free events.