Facilities & Recreation Programs

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General Inquiries / Bold Center's Front Desk - T: 780-623-3829
Portage Pool - T: 780-623-6777 or poolstaff@laclabichecounty.com
Facility Bookings -  T: 780-623-6370 or 780-404-5580 or bookings@laclabichecounty.com
Facebook - @boldcenter or @portagepool

Note: The Bold Center's own website has full details of Facilities & Recreation Programs, including program and membership information. Click here to visit the Bold Center's website. You can also read the current Lac La Biche County Activity Guide.

Zumba cropLac La Biche County is committed to providing both facilities and programming to meet community members' recreational needs. The services the County provides aim to encourage healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyles for our residents and visitors.

The County manages three major recreational facilities: the Bold Center, Portage Pool and Plamondon Arena. Staff members at each facility offer programs to suit a variety of lifestyles and fitness levels. For outdoor sports, the County maintains basketball and tennis courts at the Bold Center, and baseball diamonds adjacent to McArthur Park in the hamlet of Lac La Biche.

Click here for more information about the Bold Center.

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Portage Pool
Plamondon Arena

The County believes in recreation programming that is convenient and accessible for all residents and visitors. The County is a supporter of KidSport and participates in Everybody Gets To Play, an initiative that provides fee assistance for children and youth in low-income situations. Application forms for both programs are available at the Bold Center and Portage Pool. For more details, please call (780) 623-3829.

Facilities For Rent

The County provides many spaces for rent in our facilities, for everything from private events to sports tournaments to conferences. Whether you're interested in hosting a banquet with a view of the lake or a large trade show, Lac La Biche County has a facility for you. Spaces are available at the Bold Center, Jubilee Hall, McArthur Place, Plamondon Arena and elsewhere.

When you reserve one of our spaces, you can also ask for tables, audio-visual equipment and more to make your event a success. Please call (780) 623-6370 or e-mail bookings@laclabichecounty.com for further details. Click here to view Facility Rental Rates and click here to view and download the Facility Request Form.

Portage Pool

Portage Pool is located at 9531 94 Avenue in the hamlet of Lac La Biche, on Portage College property. The facility features a five-lane main pool, a wading pool and a 25-person hot tub. Swimming sessions for the public are divided into lane swims, open swims, adults-only swims and women-only swims. Click here to view the current Swim Schedule. The main pool features accessible stairs and a lift for people with mobility issues.

Click here to read the County's pool admission and supervision procedure.

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons are offered at Portage Pool, following Red Cross Swim Kids and Red Cross Preschool guidelines. Lessons are available for swimmers of all ages and skill levels, including teenagers and adults. There are lessons for babies and toddlers who, along with their caregivers, get used to being in the water and learn basic buoyancy and movement skills.

If you are not sure which level is right for you or your child, Aquatic Services staff members can book a free 15-minute swimming assessment. Please call (780) 623-6777 for more information.

Other Classes and Courses

Aquatic Services provides specialized programming to help you make the most of your Portage Pool experience.

Notable Programs:

  1. Aquafit Classes: Get in the water with a certified instructor for a high-intensity, low-impact workout.
  2. Leadership and Lifeguarding Courses: Gain the knowledge and skills you need to save lives or work on a pool deck, like first aid and in-water rescues.

Plamondon Arena

The County began managing the Plamondon Arena in 2015. The arena is located on 98 Avenue in the hamlet of Plamondon, offering an ice rink, a second-floor mezzanine and a multi-purpose room for rent.

Like the Bold Center, the Plamondon Arena features public skate times and dedicated drop-in times for family hockey and pick-up hockey. Please see the current Public Ice Schedules for more information.