Kristianstad’s new World of Bathing - Isac,aged 8,first to take a dip
On Friday afternoon, 30th September, Kristianstad’s new World of Bathing was officially opened.
Municipal director Pierre Månsson (L) made a speech, Åhus Brass Band played, and Cirkus Saga provided entertainment. Then it was time for William Nilsson – a frequent visitor to Tivolibadet – to cut the ribbon.
– It was fun to get to cut the ribbon, and quite exciting, for I didn’t know if I would be able to manage it or not.
Pierre Månsson (L) stood and watched as curious visitors rushed into the foyer.
– It feels just great, I think these swimming baths are something people in Kristianstad will be proud of. Even though it has cost a lot of money, we’re getting a lot for our investment. And I hope everyone will give it a chance and come along, for there is something here for everyone.
Despite the euphoria surrounding the premiere, there is still some uncertainty in the form of the energy crisis hanging over the whole building, which includes, among other things, eight saunas.
– We had Tivolibadet, now closed, which is not the most economical as regards energy nowadays, as it was technically out of date, unlike this one. If things get tough in winter we will close down some of the saunas. But we’re not there yet.