Drop-In Recreation Programs

Service at a Glance

Labour Day - Monday, September 4 Recreation Centre Schedules

Join us for Labour Day, Monday September 4!
Special programming is offered at select locations
Please check with your individual outdoor pool for admission fees, and ages.


  • Select Seniors Clubs are running modified schedules Monday, September 4
  • Arenas will be closed for public programming on Monday, September 4
  • Recreation Centres will be closed on Monday, September 4
  • Outdoor Pools are open
New Program: Aqua Finning!
Coming this summer to Brewster Pool

Thursdays, 7 to 7:45pm, Admission: $8

Kick it into gear with this high intensity, low impact water workout wearing fins!

  • Strengthen & tone your lower body & core
  • Participants provide their own fins
  • Must be comfortable in the Deep End

Free Family Recreation Programs - Summer 2017

2017 Summer Fun Guide - Part of the City of Hamilton's Affordable Access to Recreation Strategy

July 3 to Septmber 3, 2017

As part of the City's Affordable Access to Recreation Strategy, select programs are being offered free of charge to all residents and families.

Find Swimming & Pools

Not sure where to start? You now have options when searching for programming.

  • Find locations in your neighbourhood
  • Search for a specific pool facility by name
  • Find all locations that offer a certain swimming program
View all Drop-In Schedules

The City is proud to offer a diverse selection of recreational programs at our facilities. In addition to the registered programs, we also offer drop-in classes. Find a variety of swimming, waterfit, drop-in sports and aerobic programs to suit your recreation needs.

There is no commitment required for drop-in classes and a variety of payment options are available. 

Find Skating & Arenas

Not sure where to start? You now have options when searching for programming.

  • Find locations in your neighbourhood
  • Search for a specific arena facility by name
  • Find all locations that offer a certain skating program
Recreation Customer Service Hours

Looking for where to find more information or purchase:

  • Participation Passes
  • Waterfit Memberships
  • Gift Cards
  • Permit Payments

Find reception desk service hours and in-person services available for City rec centre, arena and outdoor pool locations. 

How much do drop-in programs cost?

You can participate in drop-in programs for less than $5 a session. There is no weekly commitment required for drop-in classes and a variety of payment options are available.