Pool

Cooling Off During Hot Weather While Staying Safe From COVID-19

Medical experts are reminding people you need to be extra careful when you go outside

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Public pools are a hot spot for people to come cool off. COVID-19 is causing new changes to pools across the metro. “We have no chairs, no horizontal surfaces on the facility, everything is secured and put away. Our capacity is normally 277 patrons. We are down to 207. We would love to open it up…

UPDATE: Southwest Recreation Pool to reopen Thursday

UPDATE: Southwest Recreation Pool will reopen to the public on Thursday after it was temporarily closed. Staff at the pool were recently exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The exposed staff were tested and the results came back negative for the virus. Fargo Cass Public Health determined there is no concern for the public.   FARGO, N.D.–The…

Safety Tips For Summer Swimming In Fargo-Moorhead Area

West Fargo Deputy Fire Chief Tom Clark says there are some things you need to pay attention too before jumping in.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — As the summer starts, so does swimming as people look for ways to cool off from the heat. West Fargo Deputy Fire Chief Tom Clark says there are some things you need to pay attention too before jumping in. “Always remember there is a current that you can’t always tell, an under current or a fast…

Crookston Inn Contacting Former Guests After Suspected Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

four people became ill between January 22 and 27 after visiting the hotel

CROOKSTON, MN — Minnesota’s Department of Health is investigating four recent cases of Legionnaires’ disease tied to the Crookston Inn and Convention Center. The department reports that four people became ill between January 22 and 27 after visiting the hotel. Investigators believe the source of the bacteria is the hotel’s spa. Hotel management has temporarily closed the spa and pool to…

-20 Degrees Out? $20 off at Holiday Inn Express in Fargo

The hotel has several special deals for the cold weather

FARGO, N.D. —  The Holiday Inn Express on 19th Avenue South has a new deal so the whole family can have fun while it’s cold out. The hotel is hosting a “Too COOL for School” Pool Party. You can get six wristbands to use at the pool for $69. You also get a sleeping room for the day. If you…

Kids Participate in Fargo Parks’ Water Safety Day

They learned important skills while having fun in the water

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Park District hosted Water Safety Day, where kids got to learn some important skills while having fun too. “They feel better when they’re comfortable, and they’re also safer when they’re comfortable,” Isabelle Sinkler, a lifeguard, said. “If you educate them, they’ll know what to do in a situation if they ever have to, try to…

Schools out for the Summer and the Pools are Back for the Season!

Locations in both Fargo and West Fargo officially opened this morning. Pools in Moorhead are set to open on Friday

FARGO, N.D. — The temperatures have felt like summer but now we can fully dive into the season at local pools. Locations in both Fargo and West Fargo officially opened this morning. Pools in Moorhead are set to open on Friday. The Fargo Parks District says they usually open the Monday after the last day of school to kick off…

People Dive Into Freezing Water to Help Those With Disabilities

CCRI hosted their fifth annual Polar Plunge

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People in the community waded into freezing water to support others with disabilities. Creative Care for Reaching Independence (CCRI) hosted their annual Polar Plunge in Moorhead. People had to pay or donate at least $75 for the privilege of diving into a pool of water on a cold February day. CCRI says that they’re happy to be…

Hulbert Aquatic Center Now Open in West Fargo

the space has a 54-meter pool and a warm water lessons and therapy pool

WEST FARGO, ND — West Fargo has finally opened the doors to its new Hulbert Aquatic Center. The center consists of a 54-meter pool and a warm water lessons and therapy pool. Aquatic center staff members say it was important for West Fargo add the center because it will provide more access to swimming and a greater opportunity to be healthy….

Olympic Aquatic Center in West Fargo Prepares for Opening

The pool used for Olympic trials in 2016 was moved from Omaha all the way to West Fargo

FARGO, ND — A swimming pool used in the 2016 Olympic trials is getting ready to open in West Fargo. The Hulbert Aquatic Center, attached to the south end of L.E. Berger Elementary, will be used for open swim and competitions. They were pouring in concrete earlier this year. Now they’re pouring in water. “They transported it up here and…