It’s that time of year, friends. Yellow buses will be filling the streets, the sun will be setting earlier and the college kids will come flooding back to town.
That also means that Champaign-Urbana area pools will be changing hours as their workforce heads back to school, too. Here’s what that means for you at Champaign-Urbana area pools:
Sholem Aquatic Center, Champaign:
When and what hours: Starting August 16, open from 4-7 pm on weekdays in August until Labor Day when they close for the season. On weekends, open 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
How much: During weekdays, twilight pricing is in effect: $4 for residents, $6 for non-residents. Kids under 4 still free. During weekends, same pricing as usual except for Labor Day (see below).
What to Know: Once Unit 4 is back in session limited staff availability may cause the facility to close some attractions, such as the lazy river or slides. To avoid kid disappointment, call ahead (217-398-2581) From the website: “We try to avoid closures, but safety comes first. Please call ahead if you are counting on a certain attraction. We apologize for the inconvenience.”
Anything else? Stay tuned for the Labor Day weekend half-price admission.
Crystal Lake Family Aquatic Center, Urbana:
When: School’s in Session Hours start on August 18. Open swim Monday to Friday is 4-7 pm. Open Swim on weekends is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
How much: According to the website, twilight hours start at 5 pm; we are checking with the facility to see if that’s still correct. Price is $4 resident/$6 nonresident after 5. During weekends, same pricing as usual – $6 resident/$9 nonresident.
Anything else? Lap swimming is still available daily.
Hap Parker Family Aquatic Center, Rantoul:
When: School’s in Session Hours start on August 16. Open swim Monday to Friday is 4-7 pm. Open Swim on weekends is 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
How much: Same pricing as usual. Free for kids 3 and under, $5 for seniors 65+, $6 for ages 3-64
Anything else? Water Aerobics will continue through Labor Day.The last Family Night will be August 9. The last day for Morning Swim will be August 18. The last day for Adult Swim will be August 15.
Stephens Family YMCA Pools, Champaign:
When: All three pools will be closed August 12-20, entire building closed Aug. 14-20. Will reopen on August 21 at 5 a.m.
Why: From the website: “The YMCA of the USA recommends that every Y close their entire building for deep cleaning yearly. Annual maintenance is extremely important to maintain our facilities and pools.”
What will happen: All 3 pools will be deep cleaned, concrete will be repaired on deck, Painting.