Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Calgarians can Walk on Water, in Walk on Water Balls

If you’ve ever dreamt about walking on water, your dreams have come true at Calgary leisure centres because you can now take a stroll inside a Walk on Water (WOW) ball.

The two-metre, transparent plastic balls are available for free on a first-come, first-serve basis at both Village Square and Southland Leisure Centres.

“It’s a little between walking on water and being in a hamster ball - It’s the best 5 minute workout I’ve ever had,” said Ben, a leisure centre lifeguard.

Tracy Luther, a communicator with Recreation, says the balls are safe, but would like to remind parents that if a child is under the age of seven, he or she must be accompanied by an adult swimming in the water alongside them.

“A person steps inside of the balls and we inflate them with air and seal them, which allows him or her to walk on the surface of the pool,” saidTracy Luther, a communicator with Recreation.

For more information, please visit calgary.ca/leisurecentres

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