Recreation and Facilities

Recreation and Facilities

Welcome to the Recreation and Facilities page!

We are still taking registrations for this summer and will assess the situation in the coming weeks. Programs may be delayed or cancelled but our intention is to run them when it's safe and appropriate to do so.

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

Aquatics

The full 2020 Summer Pool Schedule will be available soon!

This summer the Blessings to You Centre in Palmerston has sponsored Aquatic 10 Packs! 

Aquatic 10 Packs are 10 single use passes for any age and valid for public swims, family swims and lane swim. These packs are sold for $35 but with the sponsorship from the Blessings to You Centre, they are available for just $20! This deal can only be purchased online on the Town of Minto website using our form below. The promotion is limited to 1 per person per household (a family of 5 could purchase up to 5 discounted 10 packs) and subject to availability. This deal will be on a first come first serve basis and while quantities last.  

Online e-transfer payment information will be sent to you once the form is submitted. After payment, your passes will be available for pick up at the pool pick up location of your choice. 

Aquatic 10 Pack Request

Swimming Lesson Registration Information

This season the only aquatic lessons offered at the Palmerston Pool and Harriston Pool will be private lessons, semi-privates lessons and parent and tot lessons.

Maintaining physical distancing with swimming lesson participants can be challenging, especially with younger participants. To protect our staff, participants in Swimmer 3 and below will be required to have a family member from the same household in the water with them during the lesson.

Additional safety protocols will be put in place at the pools.

Cost:
$100 for 5 x 30-minute lessons
$180 for 10 x 30-minute private lessons
$80 for 5 x 30-minute semi-private lessons (per swimmer)
$140 for 10 x 30-minute semi-private lessons (per swimmer)
Parent and Tot 1 & 2 (6 – 36 months) 5 x 30-minute lessons $40 ~ Parent Assisted
Parent and Tot 3 5 x 30-minute lessons $40 ~ Parent Assisted

 

To register, please complete the following forms:

Program Participant Information Form

Aquatic Registration Request Form

Private Rentals 

Both the Palmerston and Harriston Pools are available to rent on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00-1:50 p.m.

Your pool rental includes qualified lifeguards and we can permit up to 25 people.

Cost: $100

To book your rental email grace@town.minto.on.ca

Aqua Fitness 

This pool season, aqua fit will only be accessible with an Aqua Fitness Pass (no drop ins). The cost is $50 and allows you access to any aqua fitness or aqua bootcamp at both the Palmerston and Harriston Pools.

Palmerston
Aqua Fit: 7:45-8:30 p.m Monday-Thursday

Harriston
Aqua Bootcamp: 7:45-8:30 p.m Monday and Wednesday
Aqua Fit: 7:45-8:30 p.m Tuesday and Thursday

To register, please complete the following forms:

Program Participant Information Form

Aqua Fit Pass Request

Splash Pad

Splash Pad Hours of Operation

Open 10am-7pm daily with the following limitations:

Pools and Splash Pad Safety Videos

Below are two videos on pools and splash pad safety. You can view the Palmerston Pool and Splash Pad by clicking the Playlist button in the upper right corner of the video.

Facilities

Our Facility Calendar and Booking Requestpages 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.

Shuffleboard and Pickleball

Starting the week of July 27th we will be transitioning some of our times to drop-in pickleball 

The cost for drop-in will be $2 per player and up to 15 players are permitted on site at one time. Please ensure you sign your name on the sign in sheet at each visit.

Drop in times will be the following:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00-10: 45 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-8:45 p.m.

Private rentals will still be available but only on weekdays and weeknights when drop in is not offered. The cost for private rentals will be $10 per court. To review court availability please visit the Facility Calendar

Minor Soccer

Minto United Soccer Club will be offering a 4-week Grassroots Soccer program in Palmerston for various ages.

For the month of August starting on Tuesday August 4th.

 

Birth years are noted below in brackets
  • KK (2015-2017) - days of week and time to be determined
  • U6 (2014) - Mon and Thu at 600pm
  • U8 (2012-2013) - Mon and Thu at 700pm
  • U10 (2010-2011) - Mon and Wed at 630pm
  • U12 (2008-2009) - Tue and Thu at 630pm
  • U14 (2006-2007) - Mon and Wed at 630pm
  • U16 (2004-2005) - days of week and time to be determined
  • U18 (2002-2003) - days of week and time to be determined

Grassroots Soccer Registration Request Form

Please complete the daily screening form prior to attending practice.

Daily Screening Form

Spring and Summer Programs

We are still taking registrations for this summer and will assess the situation in the coming weeks. Programs may be delayed or cancelled but our intention is to run them when it's safe and appropriate to do so.

To register, please complete the appropriate forms:

Family Information Form

Registration Request Form


Online Babysitter Course 

Ages 11 and up, Cost: $40
Online course led by Children's Coordinator, Jessica Dettman 
Monday, May 25 - Friday, May 29 two time options available 2:30- 3:30 pm or 4:00-5:00pm. 
*In order to participate your child would need to have access to a computer, Internet and Zoom.  Zoom is a free video conferencing app. If you or your child is not comfortable with being seen your camera can remain off.  

Grassroots Basketball - Cancelled

Ages 10-14, Cost: FREE
Location: Norwell DSS, Palmerston
Tuesday Nights from 7:00-8:00pm
March 24 - May 26
*except April 21 & 28

Try It Sports Program - Postponed

Ages: 5-10, Cost: $40
Location: Varies Weekly
Tuesdays from 6:30-7:15pm
March 31 - May 26
* full caged helmet required; hockey gloves recommended

Kids Ball Hockey League - Postponed

Ages: 5-13, Cost: $20 / player or $120 / team
Location: Palmerston Arena
Tuesdays from 6:30, 7:00 or 7:30pm
April 2 - May 9
* full caged helmet and hockey gloves required

Please complete the Kids Ball Hockey League form below!


To register, please complete the appropriate forms:

Family Information Form

Registration Request Form

Kids Ball Hockey League 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 2020-21 ice season please view our Facility Booking Calendar.


FREE Public Skating and Shinny

Thank-you 2019-20 sponsors!

Skating Sponsors


FREE Adult, Tot and Seniors Skating

Free skating was offered on weekdays this past ice season:
  • 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

We look forward to the 2020-21 ice season this fall!


FREE Shinny Hockey Sponsored by Blessings to You

Thank-you to the volunteers at the Blessing to You Centre in Palmerston for sponsoring the following sessions this past ice season:

  • 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.

We look forward to 2020-21 ice season this fall!

Master Plan and Task Force

Our Master Plan project has been put on hold for the time being. A new time line will be established in the coming months.

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. Laura Kuipers
  3. Melissa Bailey
  4. Mike Lawless
  5. Nikki Lobsinger
  6. Robin Ross
  7. Ron Gilbert
  8. Stephanie McIntosh
  9. 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

Payment Options

Payments by credit card are now being accepted for taxes.  This will take you to the eCommerce page where you may register for this service and make a payment.  A convenience charge per transaction will apply as this service is administered through PayPal.

Payment by Credit Card Option

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