Recreation and Facilities

Recreation and Facilities

Welcome to the Recreation and Facilities page!

Free skating and shinny this month can be found under the Skating and Shinny Programs tab below.
Our Rates and Fees vary based on the day, time and type of program of facility.

Facilities

Our online Facility Calendar and Booking Request pages are here!

Our Rates and Fees vary based on the day, time and type of facility.

Please review our facility inventory listing on the left for more details regarding our facilities and amenities.

The Facilities Department is responsible for the administration, maintenance, development and safe operations of all municipal facilities including arenas, halls and sport fields.

There are a variety of venues throughout the municipality that are available for rent whether it is a meeting room or large arena. Please contact the department of use online booking for more rental information on our facilities.

Fall and Winter Programs


To register, please complete the following forms:

Family Information Form

Registration Request Form


Grassroots Hockey 2.0

Ages 5-14, Cost: $60
Location: Clifford Arena
Mostly Saturday Afternoons from 4-5pm
January 4 - February 29 (8 weeks)

Fore more information please review the: Program Flyer and Program Schedule

The flyer and schedule can also be viewed as a picture

Grassroots Basketball

Ages 10-14, Cost: FREE
Location: Norwell DSS, Palmerston
Tuesday Nights from 7:00-8:00pm
October 1 - November 19 (8 weeks)

Babysitter Course

Ages 11+, Cost: $50
Location: Harriston Arena
Friday November 29 from 9:00-3:30pm
Participants are required to bring lunch and a doll

Adult Pickleball

Ages 14+, Cost: $2/night
Location: Clifford Hall
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00pm
January 7 - April 23


To register, please complete the following forms:

Family Information Form

Registration Request Form


For more info, please email: matt@town.minto.on.ca

Visit our Community Groups, Clubs and Organizations page for additional community programs.

Skating and Shinny Programs

 

Private Ice Times are Available

To book or reserve ice during the 2019-20 ice season please view our Facility Booking Calendar.


FREE Public Skating and Shinny

  Public Skating and Shinny

Public Skating

Public Skating

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FREE Adult, Tot and Seniors Skating

  • Palmerston Arena - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1200-100pm
  • Harriston Arena - Tuesdays from 1000-1200pm and Thursdays from 200-400pm
  • Clifford Arena - Wednesdays from 200-400pm and Fridays from 1000-1200pm

Adult, Tot and Seniors Skating is not offered on PA days and over Christmas Holidays and March Break.
Monday November 11th and Wednesday November 27th are also unavailable in Palmerston.


FREE Shinny Hockey Sponsored by Blessings to You

  • Clifford Arena - Mondays from 500-600pm
  • Palmerston Arena - Wednesdays from 500-600pm
  • Harriston Arena - Fridays from 500-600pm

Full equipment is required to play shinny hockey.

Master Plan and Task Force

Members have been chosen for our Recreation, Culture and Facilities Master Plan Task Force. Thanks to all those who expressed interest.

Here are the Task Force members:

  1. Debra Ross
  2. Kayla Fisk
  3. Laura Kuipers
  4. Melissa Bailey
  5. Mike Lawless
  6. Nikki Logsinger
  7. Robin Ross
  8. Ron Gilbert
  9. Stephanie McIntosh
  10. Todd Pridham

Feedback will be sought in the following areas in the coming months:

  • Jan - Recreation Programs (swimming, summer, grassroots sports, after school, day camp etc.)
  • Feb - Volunteer Sport and Cultural Organizations
  • Mar - Cultural Programs and Facilities (special events, theatres, museums etc.)
  • Apr - Community Halls and Satellite Facilities (Lions Clubhouse, Drew, train station etc.)
  • May - Arenas (including curling facilities)
  • Jun - Parks, Playgrounds and Trails

January Information

Topic

  • Recreation Programs (swimming, summer, grassroots sports, after school, day camp etc.)

Community Meeting:

  • Thursday January 30th – Palmerston Arena – 7pm

If you cannot attend the community meeting or would prefer to provide feedback online, our Engage Minto platform will go live on Monday January 20!

Aquatics and Swim Lessons

To register for any pool program, please complete the following forms:

Participant Information Form

Aquatic and Swim Lessons Request Form


2020 Private Lesson Rates

  1. $22 for 1 lesson
  2. $100 for 5 lessons
  3. $160 for 8 lessons
  4. $180 for 10 lessons

2020 Semi-Private Rates (per swimmer)

  1. $18 for 1 lesson
  2. $80 for 5 lessons
  3. $120 for 8 lessons
  4. $140 for 10 lessons

2020 Group Lesson Rates (Schedule will be available soon)

  1. $40 for Parent and Tot (5 lessons)
  2. $80 for Tots - Swimmer 10 (10 lessons)

To register for any pool program, please complete the following forms:

Family Information Form

Aquatic and Swim Lessons Request Form


General Pool Information

Admittance Policy
Children 10 years of age and under, not accompanied by a responsible person 13 years of age or older, are subject to a swim test. Children 7 years of age and under must be accompanied by a responsible person 13 years of age or older.

Cancelled Lessons
Due to unforeseen circumstances, a swimming lesson may need to be cancelled by the Recreation Department. If a class has been cancelled more than once during a session, the lesson will be made up on the following Saturday provided pool time and space is available.

Missed Lesson
If you miss a lesson, we are unfortunately unable to make up that lesson.

Medical Concerns
All swimmers with a serious medical condition should inform the Lifeguards on the pool deck before entering the water.

Pool Foulings
Everyone is affected when the pool is fouled. Babies, tots and those without bowel control must wear snug fitting pool pants. All participants should avoid eating or drinking too much prior to swimming and those ‘under the weather’ should stay home. Pool foulings result in pool closure.

Rental Fees

Both the Harriston and Palmerston Pools are available to rent. All pool rentals include qualified lifeguards.

  • Up to 25 people: $100 / hour + HST
  • More than 26 people: $150 / hour + HST

Admission Fees

  • Single Session Pass: $4
  • Family Single Pass (maximum 6): $14
  • 10 Session Pass: $35
  • Public Swimming Individual Season Pass: $100 plus HST
  • Public Swimming Family Season Pass: $200 plus HST

Junior Lifeguard Club

This program provides children with the opportunity to learn lifesaving / lifeguarding skills such as blowing a whistle, throwing assists, and stroke correction. Participants will be working on water training for friendly competitions and personal bests. The Junior Lifeguard Club builds self-esteem, confidence and friendships. It is serious fun!

Ages 8-12, Cost $40
Harriston and Palmerston Pools
11:00-12:00pm from July 20 - 24

Swim Team

The Minto Minnows Swim Team is a great way to improve your fitness level, build endurance, learn new skills and correct your strokes. Each participant is encouraged to strive for their personal best. Participants will also have the opportunity to compete in some friendly competition in swim meets held at various aquatic facilities throughout the area. Members must be able to swim one length of the pool (25m).

Beginner and intermediate swimmers swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Advanced swimmers swim on Mondays and Wednesdays.

$60/person or $140/family
Harriston and Palmerston Pools
4:00-5:00pm from June 29 - August 7

Bronze Star, Medallion and Cross

Star
The Bronze Star program is the pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and it provides excellent preparation for success in obtaining the Bronze Medallion certification. In Bronze Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and as partners. Includes a Canadian Lifesaving Manual.

Prerequisite: 13 years of age
Monday - Friday, July 27 - August 7
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$150
Exam: None

Medallion
This program teaches fitness, judgement skills and techniques for water rescue. If you’re interested in becoming a lifeguard, Bronze Medallion is your first step toward achieving that goal. Awards, exam fees and HST are included in the course price.
Prerequisite: 13 years of age (prior to exam) or Current Bronze Star
Monday - Friday, July 27 - August 7
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$200 (Or take Bronze Medallion and Cross for $350)
Exam: Friday, August 9

Cross
Candidates will learn the difference between lifeguarding and lifesaving, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork and spinal injury management techniques. Bronze Cross is the final prerequisite to NLS and Lifesaving Society leadership levels. Exam fees and HST are included in the course price.

Prerequisite: 14 years of age (prior to exam), Current Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid
Monday - Friday, July 27 - August 7
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$200 (Or take Bronze Medallion and Cross for $350)
Exam: Friday, August 9

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