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Limited sessions for free use of LCSD leisure facilities on 2014 Sport For All Day still available

     Limited sessions for leisure facilities to be opened to the public for free use on 2014 Sport For All Day on August 3 are still available for booking on a first-come, first-served basis, a spokesman for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) said today (July 30).

     Facilities with limited free sessions available for booking include land-based leisure facilities like carom table, bowling greens, golf facilities, table tennis tables, activity rooms, squash courts, tennis courts, fitness rooms and sports climbing facilities, as well as water sports centre facilities like windsurfing, canoeing and sailing dinghy facilities.

     Most of the free sessions for multi-purpose arenas in sports centres, which can be converted into badminton, basketball, volleyball and netball courts, have already been taken up.

     "Members of the public who are interested in booking these limited free sessions are urged to visit the Leisure Link booking counters at LCSD venues as soon as possible to make bookings before the sessions are taken up," the spokesman said, adding that each person can reserve only one session irrespective of the type of leisure facilities."

     No prior booking is required for the LCSD's public swimming pools on August 3. The public can gain free admission to the pools on a first-come, first-served basis by queuing outside the entrance of the swimming pools before the opening of each session. As Wan Chai Swimming Pool is only for group training purposes, it will not be open for free use on that day.

     To ensure a clean environment in public swimming pools, swimmers should observe pool rules, maintain personal hygiene and help keep pool water clean. People should not use pool facilities if they do not feel well. They should put on clean swimming suits, use the toilet if necessary and should not defecate or vomit in the pools. Before entering the pool deck areas, they should shower in the changing rooms, and walk through the shower baths and footbaths.

     In addition, all users of leisure facilities should observe LCSD’s Conditions of Use of Recreation and Sports Facilities. The spokesman also appealed to hirers to make the best use of the booked facilities and to arrive at the facilities on time. If a hirer fails to take up the booked facility 10 minutes after the start time of the booked session, the facility will be reallocated to any walk-in applicant on a first-come, first-served basis. The walk-in applicant who is so allocated a facility does not need to surrender the facility to the original hirer upon the latter's arrival.

     "Hirers who are not able to use the booked facilities should cancel their reserved sessions as soon as possible by submitting a booking cancellation form or confirming their cancellation in writing. Leisure Link patrons can also cancel their reserved sessions online," the spokesman said.

     For details of 2014 Sport For All Day, please visit the dedicated homepage: . For enquiries, please call 2414 5555.

Ends/Thursday, July 31, 2014
Issued at HKT 12:35


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