Recreation

55+ It’s Your Day Recreation Programming

Municipal Tennis & Pickelball Courts reopen!


As of Friday, May 22, municipal outdoor tennis courts and municipal pickleball courts in Hamilton have reopened. All users must continue to maintain two metres of physical distance from other users and should remember to practice good hand hygiene.

Tennis Club Re-Opening Guidelines

These guidelines are meant to provide a basic outline for organizations that operate tennis clubs on behalf of the City of Hamilton to follow in crafting their own protocols.

Mandatory Actions

Physical / social distancing

  • Players, volunteers, and staff must be 2 metres apart at all times, including while performing season opening cleaning and setup, waiting for court time, court changeovers, and celebrations (e.g., no high fives or hand shakes);
  • A maximum of five people per court will be allowed (e.g., 2 players per side and one coach);
  • Doubles players must reside in the same household;
  • Provide a buffer between scheduled court times to prevent congregating and allow for cleaning of high touch surfaces;
  • Cancel events such as tournaments or lessons if unable to ensure appropriate physical distancing and equipment handling; and
  • Remove all tables and chairs from common areas to discourage congregating.

Access

  • Players, staff, and volunteers must not visit the club if they:
    • Are exhibiting flu-like symptoms or any known COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing, etc.);
    • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 and/or flu-like symptoms in the previous 14 days;
    • Have been outside of Canada in the previous 14 days; and/or
    • Are considered vulnerable or at risk (e.g., elderly individuals or those suffering from a chronic medical condition).
  • If an individual has symptoms of COVID-19, they should be told to self-isolate at home, encouraged to complete Ontario’s self-assessment tool and to call their primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or Public Health Services (905-974-9848) for an assessment; and
  • Public health will provide advice regarding any other measures that the tennis club or setting may need to take to reduce the risk of transmission

 Cleanliness and Hygiene

  • Have a plan for sanitizing all high touch surface areas at the start and end of each day, as well as between matches on all courts;
  • Make readily available hand sanitizer to encourage hand hygiene;
  • Forbid sharing of personal items (e.g., racquets, towels, etc.)., except amongst household members; and
  • Clubhouse washrooms may be opened if the organization:
    • Can ensure sufficient physical distancing (e.g., one person at a time, space to pass when entering and exiting, etc.); and
    • Has a plan in place for ongoing enhanced cleaning after each use.

Communication

  • All members must be contacted before re-opening re: guidelines and if any new guidelines are introduced.

Record Keeping

  • A record of ALL visitors (including staff, volunteers, and players) must be kept (preferably using an online tool) to assist Public Health in the investigation of a positive case of COVID-19.

Additional resources

Pickelball Club Re-opening Guidelines

These guidelines are meant to provide a basic outline for Pickleball Hamilton (which operates the pickleball courts at Hill Park on behalf of the City of Hamilton) to follow in crafting their own protocols.

Mandatory Actions

Physical/social distancing

  • Players, volunteers, and staff must be 2 metres apart at all times, including while performing season opening cleaning and setup, waiting for court time, court changeovers, and celebrations (e.g., no high fives or hand shakes);
  • A maximum of five people per court will be allowed (e.g., 2 players per side and one coach); and
  • Doubles players must reside in the same household.
  • Provide a buffer between scheduled court times to prevent congregating and allow for cleaning of high touch surfaces;
  • Cancel events such as tournaments or lessons if unable to ensure appropriate physical distancing and equipment handling; and
  • Remove all tables and chairs from common areas to discourage congregating.

Access

  • Players and volunteers must not visit the club if they:
    • Are exhibiting flu-like symptoms or any known COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing, etc.);
    • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 and/or flu-like symptoms in the previous 14 days;
    • Have been outside of Canada in the previous 14 days; and/or
    • Are considered vulnerable or at risk (e.g., elderly individuals or those suffering from a chronic medical condition).
  • If an individual has symptoms of COVID-19, they should be told to self-isolate at home, encouraged to complete Ontario’s self-assessment tool and to call their primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or Public Health Services (905-974-9848) for an assessment; and
  • Public health will provide advice regarding any other measures that the pickleball club or setting may need to take to reduce the risk of transmission.

Cleanliness and Hygiene

  • Have a plan for sanitizing all high touch surface areas at the start and end of each day, as well as between matches on all courts;
  • Make readily available hand sanitizer to encourage hand hygiene;
  • Forbid sharing of personal items (e.g., paddles, towels, etc.)., except amongst household members;

Communication

  • All members must be contacted before re-opening re: guidelines and if any new guidelines are introduced.

Record Keeping

  • A record of ALL visitors (including staff, volunteers, and players) must be kept (preferably using an online tool) to assist Public Health in the investigation of a positive case of COVID-19.

Additional resources

Seniors Recreation: Lady doing yoga, mixed group of men and women with arms raised, 2 women nordic walking

Closures

City Recreation facilities will remain closed until further notice to keep the public and staff safe and help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Join us at your local recreation centre and explore the new 55+ programs just for you - It’s Your Day!

What

Funded in partnership with the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, 55+ It’s Your Day provides older adult opportunities to participate in physical movement programs, fitness classes, and educational workshops. Locations will host a dedicated 55+ Day with a variety of drop-in and registered program options, once a week for approximately one year.

Why

Our goal is to ensure older adults can recreate in a variety of environments while building social connections with fellow patrons.

How

Patrons can access drop-in programs through the use of the following memberships:

  • Fitness programs: 1 hr/$2.27  30 min/$1.14 or,
  • Senior Participation Pass $48.31/ year

Recreation Fee Assistance options are available to patrons or visit your local recreation centre for more information.

Who

For patrons ages 55+

Do you have an idea for a new program or would like more information about 55+ It’s Your Day?

Contact the Program Coordinator at 905-973-0891 or [email protected]

January 6 to June 25, 2020 Schedule

Senior Pass refers to Senior Participation Pass
WF Pass refers to Senior Waterfit Pass

Print-friendly calendar schedule

55+ It's Your Day! January 6 to June 25, 2020 (PDF, 739 KB)

Monday

Ancaster Rotary
385 Jerseyville Road West, Ancaster
905-546-2424 ext. 1698


9 to 11 am 
Basketball- Participation Pass or Daily Admit


Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
45 King Street West, Stoney Creek
905-546-2196


1 to 2 pm 
Cardio, Balance & Strength - $2.20/visit


Central Memorial Recreation Centre
93 West Avenue South, Hamilton
905-546-4939


1 to 4 pm 
Bridge - Participation Pass or Daily Admit


Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market St. South, Dundas
905-546-2424 ext. 2260


1 to 4 pm 
Pickleball - Participation Pass or Daily Admit


Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon Street East, Hamilton
905-546-3747


1 to 2 pm
Tai Chi Fundamentals - $2.20/visit


2 to 3:30 pm
Floor Curling -  Participation Pass or Daily Admit

Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
45 King Street West, Stoney Creek
905-546-2196


2 to 3 pm 
Stretch Your Mindc- Participation Pass or Daily Admit

Tuesday

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon Street East, Hamilton
905-546-3747


9:30 to 11 am
Baking - Free


11 am to 1 pm
Open Social - Free


1 to 2 pm
Restorative Yoga - $2.20/visit


1 to 3 pm
Badminton - Participation Pass or Daily Admit


6 to 9 pm
Chess - All Ages, Free


Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre
150 Violet Drive, Hamilton
905-546-4284


10 to 11 am
Cardio Balance and Strength - $2.20/visit


Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
45 King Street West, Stoney Creek
905-546-2196


1 to 2 pm
Tai Chi Fundamentals - $2.20/visit


Winona Community Centre
255 Winona Road, Hamilton
905-546-2424 ext. 4935


6 to 7 pm 
Nordic Walking (Starts April 7) - $2.20/visit

Wednesday
Huntington Park Recreation Centre

87 Brentwood Drive, Hamilton
905-546-4880


9  to 10 am
Tai Chi Fundamentals - $2.20/visit


11:30 am to 2 pm
Open Social / Open Tech Help - Free


Stoney Creek Recreation Centre

45 King Street West, Stoney Creek
905-546-2196


10:15 to 11:15 am
Cardio Balance and Strength - $2.20/visit


11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cardio Balance and Strength - $2.20visit


Dalewood Recreation Centre
1150 Main Street West
Phone: 905-546-4946


10:30 to 11:30 am
Tai Chi Fundamentals - $2.20/visit


Winona Community Centre
255 Winona Road, Hamilton
905-546-2424 ext. 4935


11 to 12 noon
Cardio, Balance & Strength - $2.20/visit


Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
875 Cannon Street East, Hamilton
905-546-3747


1 to 2 pm
Chair Fit - $2.20/visit


2:30 to 3:30 pm
Let's Move with Diabetes* - Starting January 29 - Free
*In partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences

Cancelled: Wednesday, February 19


6 to 8 pm
Table Tennis - Participation Pass or Daily Admit

7:15 to 9 pm
Basketball - Participation Pass or Daily Admit

 

Thursday

Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre
150 Violet Drive, Hamilton
905-546-4284


10 to 11 am
Cardio Balance and Strength - $2.20/visit


Dalewood Recreation Centre
1150 Main Street West
Phone: 905-546-4946


10 to 11 am
Cardio Dance - $2.20/visit


12 noon to 3 pm
Open Social - Free


1 to 2 pm
Cardio, Balance & Strength - $2.20/visit


Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
875 Cannon Street East, Hamilton
905-546-3747


10 to 11:30 am
Stretch Your Mind - Participation Pass or Daily Admit


11:30 am to 1 pm
Open Music Jam - Free


Winona Community Centre
255 Winona Road, Hamilton
905-546-2424 ext. 4935


10 to 11 am
Cardio Dance - $2.20/visit


11 am to 1 pm
Open Social - Free

Friday


Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon Street East, Hamilton
905-546-3747


10 to 11 am
Tai Chi Fundamentals - $2.20/visit


11 am to 1 pm
Open Social - Free


1 to 4 pm
Pickleball - Participation Pass or Daily Admit


Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
45 King Street West
Phone: 905-546-2196


11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cardio Beat - $2.20/visit


12:45 to 1:45 pm
Cardio Balance and Strength - $2.20/visit


1 to 3 pm
Open Social - Free


2 to 3 pm
Boot Camp - $2.20/visit


Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market St. South, Dundas
905-546-2424 ext. 2260


1 to 4 pm
Pickleball - Participation Pass or Daily Admit

Saturday

Central Memorial Recreation Centre
93 West Avenue South, Hamilton
905-546-4939


12 noon to 4 pm
Bridge - Participation Pass or Daily Admit


Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon Street East, Hamilton
905-546-3747


10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Duplicate Bridge - Participation Pass or Daily Admit

 

Sunday

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon Street East, Hamilton
905-546-3747


1  to 3:00 pm
Duplicate Bridge - Participation Pass or Daily Admit

 

 

Best FIT for you

Find the class that best describes your current fitness level:

Introductory
Never participated in group fitness (sedentary lifestyle) or returning due to a break in fitness or injury (within one year).

Progressive
Active two or more days per week (i.e. personal fitness routine or group fitness), can participate at a moderate intensity level.

Performance
Active three or more days per week. Avid participation at a high intensity level.

Choose which element you want most in your workout at a low, mid, or high level:

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconFlexibility
Overall range of motion

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconCardio
Overall increase in heart rate

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconStrength
Amount of power needed to lift

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconImpact
Amount of shock your body will absorb

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance iconEndurance
Overall energy level needed before tiring


Functional Fitness

Fitness for everyday life, focusing on balance and coordination for prevention of falls and/or muscle strains, mobility, stability and agility to help with everyday activities.

Best FIT: Introductory

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance iconLow

Cardio Beat

Cardio based class that uses pool noodles and stationary stability ball to complete drumming like movements.

Best FIT: Introductory, Progressive, Performance

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance iconMid

Nordic Walking

Walking program assisted with poles. Poles are provided on site on a first come, first serve basis.

Best FIT: Introductory, Progressive, Performance

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconHigh

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance iconMid

Tai Chi Fundamentals

Learning the fundamentals of Tai Chi to enhance your daily functional fitness. Focus on balance and flexibility by completing gentle arm and heel to toe movements. Breathing techniques and mindfulness will be practices through controlled movement which will aid in gradual muscle development and endurance progression. Please note that no particular style or number of movements/sets is practiced.

Best FIT: All Fitness Levels

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance iconLow

Cardio Dance

Dance based group fitness. Continuous dance rou-tine with a range of movements to motivating music.

Best FIT: Introductory, Progressive

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance icon Mid

Cardio, Balance & Strength

Intensity progression in each area of cardio, balance and strength. Exercise target areas: core, arms, legs, shoulders, neck and back.

Best FIT: Progressive

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconHigh

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance icon Mid


Social Programs

Open Social
Free coffee or tea, cards and board games! Bring your grandkids!

Painting and Drawing
This drop-in program will allow you to discover your artistic talent and learn new techniques. Receive guidance from your instructor using any material you prefer (watercolour, oils, pencil etc.) in an environment that allows all levels to excel. Please bring your own supplies.

 

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