Frosty Fun with Recreation

Have some Frosty Fun with Recreation!

This winter, Recreation staff will be leading special outdoor activities and virtual programming. Spaces may be limited with reservations required for some programs.

Frosty Fun Locations

Ancaster Rotary Centre
385 Jerseyville Rd. W. Ancaster

Beasley Community Centre
145 Wilson St. Hamilton

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon St. E Hamilton

Central Memorial  Recreation Centre
93 West Ave. S. Hamilton

Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market St. S. Dundas

Hill Park Recreation Centre
305 South Bend Rd. E. Hamilton

Huntington Park Recreation Centre
87 Brentwood Dr. Hamilton

Norman Pinky Lewis  Recreation Centre
192 Wentworth St. N. Hamilton

Ryerson  Recreation Centre
251 Duke St. Hamilton

Sackville Hill Seniors  Recreation Centre
780 Upper Wentworth St. Hamilton

Sir Allan MacNab  Recreation Centre
145 Magnolia Dr. Hamilton          

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Recreation Centre
60 Albright Rd. Hamilton

Sir Winston Churchill  Recreation Centre
1715 Main St.E. Hamilton

Stoney Creek  Recreation Centre
45 King St. W. Stoney Creek

Victoria Park
500 King St. W, Hamilton 

Westmount Recreation Centre
35 Lynbrook Dr. Hamilton

Winona Community Centre
255 Winona Rd. Winona

COVID-19 Safety Measures

  • Maintain 2m or 6ft of physical distance from others outside your household
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or are not feeling well, stay isolated at home and get tested for COVID-19.
  • If it’s crowded, come back later or choose a different activity/location.
  • Bring hand sanitizer to clean hands frequently, especially after touching rental equipment, commonly touched surfaces, and before/after eating.
  • Remember the usual winter activity safety tips

Frosty Fun Take Home Kits

Beginning the week of January 11, the City of Hamilton’s Recreation Division will provide “take home kits” at select locations in the community, while supplies last. Take Home Kits include crafts and activities that children can take and do at home. Each week will feature a new kit to take home and enjoy – with four (4) kits in total!

Monday, January 25 Tuesday, January 26 Wednesday, January 27 Thursday, January 28 Friday, January 29 Saturday, January 30 Sunday, January 31
Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre
2:45 to 4:15 pm

Winona Community Centre
10 to 11:30 am


Sir Winston Churchill Recreation Centre
10 to 11:30 am


Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
1 to 2:30 pm


Beasley Community Centre
3:15 to 4:45 pm

Ancaster Rotary Centre
2:30 to 4 pm


Huntington Park Recreation Centre
2:45 to 4:15 pm

Sackville Senior Centre
9 to 10:30 am


Ryerson Recreation Centre
2:30 to 4 pm

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Recreation Centre
2:30 to 4 pm


 

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
3 to 4:30 pm

 

Westmount Recreation Centre
9:30 to 11 am


Winona Community Centre
9:30 to 11:30 am


Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
10 to 12 pm


Victoria Park
11:30 to 1 pm


Huntington Park Recreation Centre
1 to 3 pm

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
1 to 2:30 pm
Activity Activity Details

Mini Disc Golf

 
  1. Collect some items such as bottles, coffee tins or even some baskets/containers and set them up in different areas outside in your front or backyard or perhaps inside your house in different rooms.
  2. Now once set up use your mini disc and see how many throws it will take to hit the target or get the disc in the container/basket if you used one of those.
  3. Same rules as Golf the less throws the better!
  4. Spread out the targets or put obstacles in the way to make it more challenging.
Monday, January 18 Tuesday, January 19 Wednesday, January 20 Thursday, January 21 Friday, January 22 Saturday, January 23 Sunday, January 24
Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre
2:45 to 4:15 pm

Winona Community Centre
10 to 11:30 am


Sir Winston Churchill Recreation Centre
10 to 11:30 am


Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
1 to 2:30 pm


Beasley Community Centre
3:15 to 4:45 pm

Ancaster Rotary Centre
2:30 to 4 pm


Huntington Park Recreation Centre
2:45 to 4:15 pm

Hill Park Recreation Centre
2:30 to 4 pm


Ryerson Recreation Centre
2:30 to 4 pm

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Recreation Centre
2:30 to 4 pm


Sir Allan MacNab Recreation Centre
2:30 to 4:30 pm


Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
3 to 4:30 pm

 

Winona Community Centre
9:30 to 11:30 am


Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
10 to 12 pm


Victoria Park
11:30 to 1 pm


Huntington Park Recreation Centre
1 to 3 pm

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
1 to 2:30 pm
Activity Activity Details
Pinecone Snowy Owl Kit 
  1. Tear up cotton balls
  2. Stuff cotton into pinecone, until it looks like owl feathers
  3. Cut beige felt into owl face
  4. Cut white felt into owl eyes & 2 wings
  5. Cut orange felt into owl nose
  6. Glue white eye-shaped felt onto beige face felt
  7. Glue eyes on white eye felt
  8. Glue orange beak onto beige face felt
  9. Glue wings onto sides of pinecone
Activity Activity Details
Cotton Ball Penguin Kit
  1. Cut out penguin body from template.
  2. Trace penguin body onto black construction paper.
  3. Cut out traced penguin body.
  4. Cut out white part of the penguins body from template.
  5. Glue white part of the penguins body onto the cut out construction paper.
  6. Glue cotton balls on white part of the penguin body.
  7. Cut out & glue on orange beak and feet (from template).
  8. Add googley eyes.


Frosty Fun – Self-Directed Activities

Story Walks
Story Walks are coming to a Recreation Centre near you! A Story Walk features a Canadian children's picture book, mounted page by page, throughout a park or along a trail, to encourage reading together and physical literacy for kids and families. See the calendar to join us for a Story Walk this winter!

Presented in partnership with Hamilton Public Library.

Inclement Weather: Locations may be closed in the event of extreme weather.

Charlie’s Dirt Day
By Andrew Larsen

Saturday, January 30
Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
10 to 12 noon

Picture A Tree
By Barbara Reid

Saturday, January 30
Winona Community Centre
9:30 to 11:30 am

Saturday, January 30
Huntington Park Recreation Centre
1 to 3 pm

Water Walker
By Joanne Robertson

No dates this week

On My Swim
By Kari-Lynn Winters

Wednesday, January 27
Sir Allan MacNab Recreation Centre
10:30 to 12 noon

Walk on the Wild Side
By Nicholas Oldland

Tuesday, January 26
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
2:30 to 4 pm

Thursday, January 28
Ryerson Recreation Centre
2:30 to 4 pm

Saturday, January 30
Victoria Park
2:30 to 4 pm

Sunday, January 31
Victoria Park
11:30 tp 1 pm

Inclement Weather: Locations may be closed in the event of extreme weather.

Charlie’s Dirt Day
By Andrew Larsen

Saturday, January 23
Winona Recreation Centre
9:30 to 11:30 am

Saturday, January 23
Huntington Park Recreation Centre
1 to 3 pm

Picture A Tree
By Barbara Reid

Saturday, January 23
Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
10 am to 12 noon

Water Walker
By Joanne Robertson

Wednesday, January 20
Westmount Recreation Centre
10:30 to 12 noon

On My Swim
By Kari-Lynn Winters

Tuesday, January 19
Dundas Lions Memorial Centre
2:30 to 4 pm

Wednesday, January 20
Dundas Driving Park
11 am to 1 pm

Thursday, January 21
Ryerson Recreation Centre
2:30 to 4 pm

Friday, January 22
Victoria Park
2:30 to 4 pm

Saturday, January 23
Victoria Park
11:30 to 1 pm

Walk on the Wild Side
By Nicholas Oldland

Monday, January 18
Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre
2:45 to 4:15 pm

 

Tuesday, January 19
Beasley Community Centre
3:15 to 4:45 pm

Sunday, January 24
Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
1 to 2:30 pm

Winter Disc Golf

Disc Golf is played by throwing a disc towards a target! It’s free to play a 9-hole game on the course. Disc Golf is played in teams of four (4) at Kings Forest Golf Club. Tee-time reservations are required. Don’t have discs? Just let us know, equipment lending is available! Coming Soon!

Snow Shoe Lending (snow dependant)
If you’ve ever wanted Snowshoe but didn’t know of a local place to try, we invite you to book out equipment for a 3 hour window to explore King’s Forest and everything winter has to offer! Please note, program can only run with a minimum 6 cm of snow, Snow Shoe Rental is for 3 hours. Snowshoes are available for reservation in various sizes, based on total user weight. Smallest shoe size is recommended for individuals 80lbs and up. Coming Soon!

Nordic Pole Lending

Nordic walking is a total-body version of walking that is performed with specially designed walking poles, similar to ski poles. Book out the equipment and try it for yourself while you explore King’s Forest and everything winter has to offer! Nordic Pole equipment rentals are for a three (3) hour period.  Reserve Now


Frosty Fun – Virtual Programming

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls

The Seniors’ Centre Without Walls provides free recreational activities over the phone with a group of other older adults in the community. SCWW allows participants to socialize and join in on Trivia, Family Feud, Finish the Lyrics, Brain Games and Fitness Classes, all over the phone for free.
Find more information and register 

Youth Virtual Scavenger Hunt: What's Up Hamilton?

Complete the virtual puzzles, riddles and word hunts that will help you explore what kinds of programs, activities and resources are currently available! This hunt is for anyone 13-17yrs old. Start your virtual scavenger hunt.

City of Hamilton - Safe Activities and Virtual Community Programming

Recreation www.hamilton.ca/recreation

Mental Health During the Pandemic - https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/taking-care-your-mental-health

Recreation at Home Activities - https://www.hamilton.ca/recreation/recreation-home-activities

Winter Activities - https://www.hamilton.ca/winter-activities-in-hamilton

Virtual Programs Happening in the Community

The City of Hamilton is has a lot of amazing organizations who help our community to be the best it can be. With a lot of our usual fun activities closing, some organizations are doing virtual activities to help with homework, give you a safe online space to hang out with your friends, and keep you physically active!

Wesley Urban Ministries – Youth Outreach Workers
Youth Outreach Workers (YOW) engage youth aged 12-21 years and their families, to better navigate and connect with services and supports in their communities. They are offering virtual online programming including homework assistance, board games, video games, Netflix watch parties & more! Visit their website or Instagram page for more information! https://wesley.ca/services/children-youth-family/youth-outreach-workers/
Instagram: @yow.hamilton

Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton
Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton offer youth programs with a focus on learning and skill development. They provide opportunities for young people like you to discover, develop, and achieve their full potential by supporting and running programs that promote healthy physical, educational, and social development! Visit their website or Instagram page for more information!
http://ww.kboysandgirlsclub.com/youth-programs.html
Instagram: @bgchteens

Empowerment Squared
Empowerment Squared runs education, sports and recreation online programming for youth including mentoring and tutoring for academic success, physical activities for a healthy lifestyle and for students who struggle with learning skills, work habits and language to overcome those challenges! Visit their website or Instagram page for more information!
http://empowermentsquared.org/programmingcalendar/
Instagram: @empowermentsqd

YWCA
YWCA has a program called RISE Collective. It is a youth-led collective that centres and amplifies the voices of young women, non-binary, and gender fluid youth in Hamilton. The programming run for this collective is open to youth ages 15-30. The RISE Collective offers something for all youth looking to make change in their community. Visit their website or Instagram page for more information!
https://www.ywcahamilton.org/child-care-and-youth-2/rise-collective/
Instagram: @ywcahamilton

Gracie’s Gals
Gracie’s Gals teaches LEADERSHIP, EMPOWERMENT and MOVEMENT.  Classes consist of a positive affirmation, discussion on important topics, 40 minutes of movement. This is for girls ages / 6-9 / 10-13 / 14-17. They provide customise the program to fit the unique needs of the girls they service. Price is $30 - $60 per month.
https://graciesgals.com/
Instagram: @gracies.gals


Additional Recreation Winter Activities

Check out some other exciting Recreation Winter opportunities!

More in person programs and events will be added as permitted within Provincial guidelines and Public Health directives.  Check back often for updates!