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
** Pick up at front entrance

Beasley Community Centre
145 Wilson St. Hamilton

Beasley Park
6 Mary St, Hamilton

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon St. E Hamilton

Carter Park
32 Stinson Street, Hamilton

Central Memorial  Recreation Centre
93 West Ave. S. Hamilton

Dundas Driving Park
71 Cross St, Dundas

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

H.A.A.A Park
250 Charlton Ave W, Hamilton

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

Powell Park
53 Birch Avenue, 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

Winona Park
1328 Barton St, Winona

COVID-19 Safety Measures

  • Wear a mask while at Outdoor skating rinks (City rinks and community rinks) on and off the ice, at City playgrounds and play structures, City tobogganing hills, and escarpment stairs.
  • Residents are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering in any situation where it is not possible to maintain 2m or 6ft of physical distance (such as walking on narrow trails).
  • 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!

Monday, March 1 Tuesday, March 2 Wednesday, March 3 Thursday, March 4 Friday, March 5 Saturday, March 6 Sunday, March 7
Powell Park
2:45 to 4:15

Sir Winston Churchill Recreation Centre
10 to 11:30 am


Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
2:30 to 4 pm


Huntington Park Recreation Centre
2:30 to 4 pm


Beasley Park
3:15 to 4:45 pm

 

Sir Allan MacNab Recreation Centre
9:30 to 11 am


Ancaster Rotary Centre
2:30 to 4 pm
*Pick up at front entrance


Hill Park Recreation Centre
2:30 to 4 pm


 

Norman Pinky Lewis  Recreation Centre
2:45 to 4:15 pm

Huntington Park Recreation Centre
2:30 to 4 pm


H.A.A.A. Park
2:30 to 4 pm

 

 

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
1 to 4:30 pm


Sir Wilfrid Laurier Recreation Centre
2:30 to 4 pm


Victoria Park
2:30 to 4 pm

 

Winona Community Centre
9:30 to 11 am


Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
10 to 12 noon


Dundas Driving Park
10:30 to 12 noon


Huntington Park Recreation Centre
12:30 to 2

 

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
11:15 to 2:45 pm
Activity Activity Details

Polar Bear Windsock

  1. Turn the piece of white construction paper horizontal (landscape)- this is the body of the windsock polar bear.
  2. Use this paper as a guide to cut out six strips of white tissue paper the same length- set aside.
  3. On the white construction paper, add glue along the bottom (1/3 of the back). Glue the six strips of white tissue paper onto it. Set aside to dry.
  4. Use the template to cut out the polar bear nose and scarf pieces.
  5. Trace the nose onto black construction paper.
  6. Trace the scarf onto a colour of your choice construction paper.
  7. Cut the polar bear nose and the scarf pieces out. Set aside.
  8. Turn the white piece of construction paper over. This will be the face of the polar bear.
  9. Trace and cut out the long scarf strip. Glue this piece about 2/3 down from the top of your paper white construction paper.
  10. Trace and cut out small scarf piece 1 and 2. In the middle of the scarf, glue small scarf piece 1 down first and then cross over and glue small scarf piece 2 down.
  11. Glue your black polar bear nose and googly eyes onto your windsock. Then use a marker to draw a smile on your polar bear.
  12. Bend the two shorter sides of the white construction paper together (Your polar bear turns into a circle, connecting the ends together).
  13. Place two staples at the top and bottom of the windsock to join the ends together (glue can be used in place of staples, make sure to hold down the glued pieces for 2 minutes each to make sure that they stick together)
  14. Use the ear muff template to cut a length of any colour construction paper for a handle.
  15. Add a good amount of glue to stick on one end of the paper strip and attach it inside the top of the windsock.
  16. Add glue on the opposite end of the paper strip and attach it to the opposite end of the inside of windsock to create your handle.
  17. Add a generous amount of glue on each side of the outside of the handle and attach a large pom-pom to it to make ear muffs for your polar bear windsock.
  18. Make sure to let it dry and then hang it up and watch it fly!
Activity Activity Details

Popsicle Stick Hockey Game

  1. Cut the bottom quarter of a Popsicle stick at an angle.
  2. Glue the angled Popsicle stick piece to one end of the full-length Popsicle stick (so that it looks like a hockey stick).
  3. Colour the stick to match your favourite hockey team!
  4. Cut and glue down the blue tissue paper to decorate the hockey rink colouring sheet. Colour in the rest of the sheet to create your own hockey rink!
  5. Enjoy a game of popsicle stick hockey!
Activity Activity Details

My Family Popsicle Stick Frames

  1. Decorate your popsicle sticks (all but 2) on both sides by colouring them with different colours or patterns
  2. Take 2 plain popsicle sticks and put a line of glue down them
  3. Lay your decorated sticks across them in the opposite direction
  4. Glue a magnet on the top center of the back of your frame
  5. Glue shapes for decoration off to one side
  6. Use glue, tape or use a push pin (with adults help) to attach your pictures
Activity Activity Details

Puffy Heart Valentine

  1. Cut out a heart shape from the construction paper.
  2. Put white craft glue into the center of the heart, shaped like a heart.
  3. Using the eraser end of a pencil, place the eraser into the center of a white tissue paper square. Twist the tissue paper square around the eraser and dot it onto the glue. Continue this process until entire middle of the heart is covered with white tissue paper.
  4. Repeat the process from step #3 with pink tissue paper for the border of the heart.
  5. Add a string to the back to hang it up.
Activity Activity Details

Snowman Tea Light 

  1. Cut out circles from white paper
  2. Colour, then cut out hat & arms
  3. Glue circles together, with the largest circle at the bottom
  4. Poke the tea light through the middle of each circle (light will become the snowman’s nose)
  5. Glue the arms & hat onto your snowman
  6. Glue the pom-pom to the top of the hat
  7. Glue the ribbon at that back of the largest circle in a loop
  8. Hang up your snowman and turn on the tea light!
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.
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 – 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 Programs

Free virtual programs are available for youth ages 12-17yrs old. More details and registration information.

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!