Snowcreek Athletic Club under extensive repair; some improvements up their sleeves, owner says

Snowcreek Athletic Club co-owner Ralph Lockhart said Monday, Nov. 25, that crews are hard at work repairing damage after a six inch water main broke early on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

“There was up to a foot of water in every hallway, every room, and going out every doorway. It was flowing,” he said, like a river, pushing mud and silt all throughout the club.

Their insurance claim will be somewhere in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, Lockhart said, “but we’ve got excellent insurance. We’ll be back better and prettier than ever. It’s pretty much a complete gut and replace project.”

Damages included not only floors, carpet, wood, drywall and paint, but since the entire basement was flooded, their commercial laundry equipment, lockers, freezers with food, electrical and phone equipment was also damaged.

Snowcreek is not charging members dues for the days the club is closed, and is offering fitness classes as well as physical therapy services at the Sierra Center Mall in the meantime. Classes are also available to the community for a $5 drop-in fee.

Lockhart doesn’t yet have an estimate for a reopening date, but said they are hard at work to get it open as soon as possible.

“You may even find some nice little surprises,” he said. “We’ve taken the opportunity to make a few improvements.”