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Birthday parties - Thornhill

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Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation CentreBook a birthday party

The full base package price plus a $4.75 risk management fee will be charged at the time of booking.

  • Choose a date for the party. Pick an alternate date, in case your first choice is unavailable. Parties cannot be booked on holidays.
  • Bookings must be received no later than 3 p.m. on the Wednesday before the weekend of the booking.
  • To book the birthday party call 403-366-3905 from Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Or email vslcbookings@calgary.ca​
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Shared pool party & room

This package includes one hour in the designated party area and one hour in the shared pool. Due to other activities going on in the pool, the swimming portion cannot be extended nor switched around.

  • Capacity: The base party price includes up to 20 guests. This includes supervising adults.
  • Ages: All ages (minimum ratio of one adult for every three children that are under the age of 8)
  • Available times: Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. party area and 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. pool time
  • Price: $169.00 (includes 20 people)
  • Additional Guest: Admission fee will apply

Thornhill Aquatic and Recreation Centre is a great place for pool parties - with a lane pool, dive tank, diving board and a selection of toys. You provide the cake – we provide the fun.

Payment options

  • Online with a credit card (no Visa debit) through your Live & Play account
  • Over the phone with a credit card at 403-366-3905, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Payment must be called in by the card holder.
  • In person at the Village Square Leisure Centre with cash, debit or credit card:
    • Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Saturday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    • Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • In person at Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre with cash, debit or credit card:
    • Monday - Thursday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Friday 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Saturday/Sunday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cancellations

A minimum of 14 days notice is required for cancellations and a $20 administration fee will be charged. If you cancel with less than 14 days notice, no refund will be given. If there are extreme circumstances, speak with one of our staff over the phone and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Booking amendments

If there is an alternate opening, we will do our best to change your party date/time. A $20 change/transfer fee will apply. Changes made with less than 14 days notice will result in a cancellation of the rental and the renter being charged the full cost of the rental.

Important notes

All parties are subject to a $4.75 Risk Management Fee.

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​​Our parties fill up quickly, so we recommend booking at least one month in advance.

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​​You are welcome to bring any food that you would like, but we cannot guarantee refrigeration and do not provide utensils, plates, etc. You can also have food delivered to the pool. Unfortunately, we cannot allow open flames in air that is exposed to pool. This means no candles. This is for the safety of you and your guests.

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​The party area will have tables and chairs available. If you would like to brighten it up with table cloths, birthday banners and other decorations, you are welcome to do so. Please refrain from silly string, confetti, and other novelties that disperse. Mylar balloons are permitted, but not latex ones as they pose a choking hazard.

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No - there will not be any staff in the water as it is an open swimming time, not a lesson. There will be a lifeguard patrolling the area the entire time. We require all guests to complete a swim test or swim with a lifejacket to ensure their safety.​​

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​​Swimmers are required to swim the width (approximately 10 m) of the pool on their front without stopping or touching the bottom. It is up to the discretion of the lifeguard who will need to wear a lifejacket, and even those who pass the swim test may be asked to wear a lifejacket partway through the swimming portion if they appear to be having difficulty.

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​​Children eight years of age and older are permitted to swim on their own. Any children under the age of 8 must remain within arms reach of an adult at all times; this means that adults responsible for children seven and under must be in the water directly supervising their children within arms reach.

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There is a diving board, basketball net, various pool mats, misc. toys, etc. Flutter boards and fins are only for swimming lessons and not permitted.​​

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​​For the safety of other guests, mermaid tails are not permitted during birthday party swim times because the pool is too crowded.

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