Free Family Recreation Programs

Fall/ Winter/ Spring 2017 - 2018

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

Download & print: Recreation 2017 - 2018 Free Family Fun Guide (PDF, 295 KB)

 

Monday


Gym

Badminton 13 to 17yrs
Churchill 6 to 7 pm

Basketball 9 to 12 yrs
Pinky Lewis 7 to 8:15 pm

Basketball 13 to 17 yrs
Winona 7:30 to 9 pm

Swim

Leisure Swim
Pinky Lewis 3 to 4 pm
Ryerson 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Jimmy Thompson 7 to 8 pm

Leisure Swim Family
Bennetto 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Arenas

Open Skate Family
Lawfield 12 noon to 1 pm
Coronation 2 to 3:30 pm

Open Skate
Eastwood 4:30 to 6 pm

Open Skate 18+
Harry Howell 2 to 3:30 pm

Tuesday


Gym

Open Gym Parent & Tot
Central Memorial 10:30 to 11:30 am

Open Gym 9 to 12 yrs
Riverdale 7 to 8 pm
Westmount 7 to 8 pm

Basketball 9 to 12 yrs
Laurier 7:30 to 9 pm

Basketball 13 to 17 yrs
Pinky Lewis 7:45 to 9:30 pm

Swim

Leisure Swim
Dalewood 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Laurier 7 to 8 pm

Leisure Swim 18+
Dundas Pool 9 to 10 am

Leisure Swim Parent & Tot
Pinky Lewis 9 to 10 am

Arenas

Open Skate Family
Mountain 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Valley Park 12:30 to 1:30 pm

Wednesday


Gym

Open Gym Parent & Tot
Dundas 9:30 to 11 am
Bennetto 11 am to 12 noon

Open Gym 6 to 12 yrs
Pinky Lewis 6 to 7 pm

Open Gym 9 to 13 yrs
Winona 3:30 to 5:15 pm

Open Gym Family
Westmount 7 to 8 pm

Swim
Leisure Swim
Central Memorial 6:30 to 8 pm
Valley Park 6:30 to 8 pm

Leisure Swim Family
Westmount 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Jimmy Thompson 6 to 7 pm

Arenas

Open Skate
Firestone 1 to 3 pm
Westoby 1 to 3 pm
Mountain 3 to 4:35 pm
Eastwood 4:30 to 6 pm

Open Skate 55+
Harry Howell 2 to 3 pm

Thursday


Gym

Open Gym Parent & Tot
Central Memorial 10:30 to 11:30 am

Basketball 13 to 17 yrs
Pinky Lewis 7:45 to 9:30 pm

Swim

Leisure Swim
Bennetto 7 to 8 pm
Laurier 7 to 8 pm

Leisure Swim Parent & Tot
Central Memorial 9:30 to 10:30 am

Arenas

Open Skate
Beverly 3 to 5 pm
Glanbrook 4 to 5 pm

Friday


Gym

Open Gym 6 to 12 yrs
Bennetto 6:30 to 8 pm

Open Gym 9 to 12 yrs
Churchill 6 to 7 pm

Open Gym Family
Valley Park 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Churchill 6 to 7 pm

Basketball 13 to 17 yrs
Winona 6:35 to 8 pm
Churchill 7:10 to 8:30 pm
Central Memorial 8 to 9:30 pm

Swim

Leisure Swim
Pinky Lewis 3 to 4 pm
Hill Park 4 to 5 pm
Riverdale 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Churchill 7:15 to 8:15 pm

Leisure Swim Family
Bennetto 6 to 7 pm

Leisure Swim Parent & Tot
MacNab 9 to 10 am

Arenas

Open Skate Parent & Tot
Eastwood 4:30 to 5 pm

Open Skate Family
Eastwood 5 to 6 pm
Glanbrook 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Inch Park 1 to 2:30 pm

Saturday


Gym

Open Gym 6 to 12 yrs
Laurier 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
Central Memorial 12:15 to 1:15 pm

Open Gym 6 to 8 yrs
Riverdale 11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Open Gym 7+ yrs
Dalewood 3 to 4 pm

Open Gym 13 to 17 yrs
Dalewood 2 to 3 pm

Open Gym 9 to 17 yrs
Hill Park 3 to 5 pm

Open Gym Family
Ryerson 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Basketball 9 to 12 yrs
Pinky Lewis 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Valley Park 2:30 to 3:45 pm

Swim

Leisure Swim
Jimmy Thompson 1 to 3 pm
Laurier 1 to 3 pm
Churchill 2 to 4 pm
Brewster 2:05 to 3:30 pm
Riverdale 2:15 to 3:45 pm
Dundas Pool 2:45 to 4 pm

Arenas

Open Skate
Eastwood 2 to 3 pm
Coronation 5 to 7 pm

Open Skate Family
Eastwood 1 to 2 pm

Sunday


Swim

Leisure Swim
Riverdale 2:15 to 3:45 pm

Leisure Swim Family
Ancaster Aquatic 2:15 to 4 pm

Gym 9 to 17 yrs
MacNab 12 noon to 2 pm

Age ranges


Preschool: 0 to 5 yrs
Child: 6 to 8 yrs
Youth: 9 to 12 yrs
Teen: 13 to 17 yrs
Adult: 18+ yrs
Senior: 55+ yrs

What to wear

  • When using City of Hamilton pools, all swimmers must change from street clothes to a swim suit and/or clean clothing used for swimming only.
  • Clothing worn in the pool must be free from rips/tears and permit individuals to participate safely in programs.
  • Denim (including cut-offs) are not permitted.
  • All swim attire must be appropriate for a general audience.

Recommendations for safe swimming attire

  • Clothing should be a light weight fabric
  • Form fitted clothes are preferred
  • Lifeguards may, at any time, ask for a demonstration of swimming ability if they feel there is a question of the participant’s safety. Please refer to the Facility Swim Test.

Reminders

Organizations should contact the Recreation Fee Assistance office at 905-546-2424  ext. 4659 for different program options.
Swim programs: To ensure safety, the Swim Admission Criteria will be enforced during all drop-in swim programs.
Gym programs: Open Gym - An unstructured gym time open to specific ages. Gym equipment will be made available if attendance warrants safe usage. Gym is supervised, but no structured programming is provided. Family Gym - Open to all ages with parent (guardian) supervision.