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Plenty of seasonal activities planned at West Valley City Family Fitness Center

Oct 01, 2019 11:24AM ● By Darrell Kirby

The West Valley City Family Fitness Center has a full schedule of activities to keep adults and children busy during the cooler fall months. (Darrell Kirby/City Journals)

By Darrell Kirby | [email protected]

Summer is over, fall is here, but that won't stop a variety of seasonal family activities at the West Valley Family Fitness Center. 

The Fitness Center has a schedule of events largely centered around Halloween and Christmas to get kids and adults in the spirit of the season. 

Here are some of the events: 

Friday, Oct. 4: 20th anniversary celebration for the Family Fitness Center., 6-8 p.m. For fitness center members only. Includes inflatable slides, face painting, balloon art, family fitness challenges, games and activities in the pool and gym. Light refreshments provided.   

Saturday, Oct. 19: Halloween Safety Festival, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free for kids 12 and under with parent or adult. Includes Halloween safety tips, trick-or-treating in the fitness center gym, costume contest, and awards for cutest, scariest, most creative and group costumes.

Friday, Oct. 25, 7-10 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26, 6-9 p.m.: Nightmare Alley. $5 per person. Buy five tickets, get the sixth free. The Edutainment Center will be turned into a real haunted alley. Not recommended for children under age 8. 

"It is a scary, fun escape from the normal routine and a nice jump-start to the heart as you roam through the alleyways filled with creature from your nightmares," said Candace Whitaker, program and activities supervisor at the Family Fitness Center. 

For kids under 8, a "Spook-Free Zone" will be offered Oct. 25, 7-10 p.m. in the child care with Halloween games, crafts and a movie. Free for children of fitness center members and $2 per child for nonmembers.  

Saturday, Nov. 23: Ugly Sweater Run. Contact the fitness center for details. 

Monday, Dec. 2: Walk with Santa, 6:30-8 p.m. Walk with Santa Claus around the center mall at Centennial Park (across from the fitness center) and check out holiday inflatables and luminaries. Stop by the fitness center afterward to visit Santa, make holiday crafts, get your face painted and make balloon art. There will be a candy cane hunt in the Edutainment Center for kids ages 11 and under. 

Saturday, Dec. 14: Holiday breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Contact the fitness center to pre-register by Dec. 9. Adults (12 and older) $9, youth (4 to 11) $7, child (1 to 3) $5, under 1 year, free. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit juice, milk and coffee. Each child and youth will receive one free photo with Santa and a gift bag. 

There will also be plenty of other recreational and physical activities to keep residents active during a time of year when they can't get outdoors as often. For a full schedule and more information, visit the Family Fitness Center at or call 801-955-4000.