It was a big day for the Fort Saskatchewan Volleyball Association (FSVA).
On Saturday (Aug.21), members from the City of Fort Saskatchewan joined some of the volleyball group to officially announce the opening of the courts at the RCMP outdoor rink.
During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the president of the FSVA, Ryan Gabert, spoke of the process of getting to this point, from first deciding to start the association in 2018 to bringing it up with council in 2019 and then working with the city from there until it was built.
"To actually execute a community-initiated project, there is a lot of paperwork and process you have to go through, and it was quite intimidating how much it was. But the city really guided me through that process," he said.
While the official opening was in August, the courts have been open since mid-June. Drop-in nights are on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and are open to anyone, though people have to bring their own ball.
According to Gabert, about 40 plus people show up every drop-in night, which has been slowly growing.
"The beach volleyball vibe is really fun."
The association is hoping to have a proper league next summer.