Recreation and Facilities

Recreation and Facilities

Welcome to the Recreation and Facilities page!

Link to Active Net


  • Book a facility or register for a program online with us using Active Net 
  • Our Rates and Fees vary based on the day, time and type of program of facility
  • There are weekday and weekend public skating opportunities all FREE thanks to our sponsors
  •  We offer 6 weekly pickleball sessions at the Clifford Arena with per play and monthly memberships rates

Child & Youth Programs

FREE Family Drop-In 

Come out and get active with your family on Saturday mornings at the Clifford Arena! All kids 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Equipment for the following activities will be available for use: 
pickleball, dodgeball, wiffle ball, basketball, indoor soccer, corn hole, shuffleboard, giant Jenga, connect 4 and ring toss. 

Date: Saturdays from Nov 19th - Dec 18th
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost: FREE 
Sponsored by: Blessings to You Centre 

Grassroots Basketball 

The Town of Minto Community Services Department will be offering a FREE 8 week Grassroots Basketball program at Norwell District Secondary School this Fall. The basic skills and strategy of basketball will be taught. This is an opportunity for those who want to learn more about the game or sharpen their skills.

 Ages 10 - 14

Start: Tuesday, October 11th               
Time: Tuesdays at 6:30 - 7:30 pm                 
Location: Norwell District Secondary School EC Gray Gym

Register Now

Safety Programs

Babysitter Course

Becoming a babysitter is serious business. What you do, or don’t do can make a difference. Learn the role of the babysitter, child development, caring for children, positive behaviour management, home and outdoor safety and injury prevention, fire safety and first aid tips for children. Learn how to operate your babysitting business. Engaging and educational.

* The goal of the Emergency First Aid part of this program is to provide students with the skills and information to keep them and the children they babysit safe if they are faced with a medial emergency. We recommend that students enroll in a certified First Aid program to learn advanced skills and CPR to be better prepared for any emergency.

Date: TBD 
Time; 9:00am-3:00pm 
Location: TBD 
Cost: $50

Register Now (link is active when a course is scheduled) 

At Home Alone + First Aid for Kids

At Home Alone combined with First Aid for Kids helps your child become ready to be at home alone and prepared for any emergency! Does your child spend a few hours home alone before or after school due to your work schedule or other commitments? This program is designed to help prepare your child to look after themselves during these times. Plus with First Aid for Kids added to this program kids will learn how to safely respond in a medical emergency. 

Students learn:

  • Their rights and responsibilities when at home alone
  • How to respond safely to phone calls and unexpected visitors
  • When to know they are ready to be left alone
  • How to respond and deal with an emergency
  • Identify medical and non-medical emergencies
  • Basic First Aid (Allergies, Asthma, Choking, Burns, Cuts, Nose Bleeds, Poisons, Head Injuries)

* This is not a certified first aid program. The goal of this program is to provide children with the skills and information to keep them safe if they are faced with a medical emergency. 

Recommended for Ages 9+

Date: TBD               
Time: 9am-noon                 
Location: TBD               
Cost: $50

Register Now  (link is active when a course is scheduled)

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Adult Programs

Indoor Shuffleboard 

If you are looking to learn a new skill or enjoy a low stress social afternoon come out for shuffleboard!

Playing shuffleboard has proven to lower stress levels. Exercise in general is good for your mental health, but shuffleboard is especially good at lowering stress levels because you'll be so concentrated on playing it you won't be thinking about any other stress factors in your life.

Dates and times to be posted soon.


Location: Clifford Arena              
Starting: Tuesday, September 6th!  
Ages: 18+

Dates and Times:                
Mondays 10:00 am-12:00pm              
Mondays  6:45pm-8:45pm                 
Tuesdays - 10:00am-12:00pm                 
Wednesdays - 6:45pm-8:45pm                 
Thursdays - 10:00am -12:00pm

$25.00 per monthly membership              
$2.99 per session by registering below

Click Here to Register for a Membership 

Click Here to Register for Individual Sessions

Facility Rental Information


A list of facilities available to rent can be found on our:

Facility Booking Webpage

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.

FREE Public Skating & Shinny

Weekday Public Skating Times


Starting Monday, October 17th  free weekday skating will be offered at the times below:

  • Harriston Arena 
    Mondays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
    Wednesdays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
  • Palmerston Arena 
    Tuesdays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  
    Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

*Due to PA Days and Holidays weekday skating will not be offered Oct 24, Dec 27 - 29,  Jan 2 -5, Feb 20, Mar 13-16 

Weekend Public Skating Times 



Starting October 13th come out for weekday shinny! 

All ages welcome. Full Equipment required.


  • Harriston Arena 
    Mondays 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  
    Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  
  • Palmerston Arena 
    Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  

*Due to PA Days and Holidays weekday skating will not be offered Oct 24, Dec 27 - 29,  Jan 2 -5, Feb 20, Mar 13-16 

FREE Public Skating and Shinny Sessions are sponsored by:

Triton Engineering 

Harriston Kinsman

Palmerston Home Hardware

The Optimist Club Town of Minto

Midwest Co-op

Blessings to You Centre

Palmerston Legion 

Dave Scholten Flooring

Advance Electric 

Eric Cox Sanitation 


TG Minto 

Attach Pro Welding

Harriston Legion

Minto Youth Action Council

Minto 81’s

If you would like to sponsor a public skating session please contact:

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