Recreation and Facilities

Recreation and Facilities

Welcome to the Recreation and Facilities page!

Recreation: All programming is postponed at this time. Future programming is tentative.

Facilities: All rentals are postponed at this time. Future rentals are tentative.

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

Facilities

A list of facilities available to rent and a booking request form can be found on our:

Facility Calendar

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.

Public Skating

Public skating begins Friday, October 15th. 

We ask that all participants and spectators please sign in at the door. Proof of vaccination and ID will be required for participants ages 18+ and spectators ages 12+. 

Wearing a non-medical mask (handmade cloth mask) or facial covering is required when entering and moving about the arena; it can be removed during the activity.

Cost: FREE 
Every year local businesses and community groups sponsor public skating sessions so everyone has the opportunity to get out and get active. 

November

December 

FREE Public Skating Sessions are sponsored by:

Advanced Electric, Blessings to You Centre , Eric Cox Sanitation, Harriston Home Hardware Appliance Centre, Harriston Home Hardware, Harriston Kinsmen Club, Harriston Legion, Minto Optimist Club, North Wellington Co-op, Palmerston Legion, Palmerston Lions, Royal LePage - Listowel, Triton Engineering, Metzger Heating, Dave Schoulten Flooring, Binkley Plumbing, Palmerston Home Hardware, TG Minto, Mike Wick Contracting.

If you would like to sponsor a public skating session please contact grace@town.minto.on.ca 

Shinny

Shinny begins Monday, November 1st.

Harriston Arena 
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Palmerston Arena
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

FULL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

We ask that all participants and spectators please sign in at the door. Proof of vaccination and ID will be required for participants ages 18+ and spectators ages 12+. 

Wearing a non-medical mask (handmade cloth mask) or facial covering is required when entering and moving about the arena; it can be removed during the activity.

Cost: FREE 

Weekday Shinny has been sponsored by Blessings To You Centre 

Indoor Shuffleboard

If you looking to learn a new skill or enjoy a low stress social afternoon come out for indoor 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
Monday afternoons from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Clifford Arena Lobby 
Cost: $2.00
We ask that all participants and spectators please sign in at the door and wear a mask. Proof of vaccination and ID will be required for participants ages 18+ and spectators ages 12+. 

Grassroots Hockey 

This program is geared toward children between 5 - 14 who have not played hockey, but have basic skating skills.

All of the basics from learning how to skate and how to pass and shoot the puck will be covered. 

Cost: $120

Location: Harriston Arena

Program Dates:
October 17th - February 20th (~18 weeks)
Early Sunday Afternoons

Registration Request

Grassroots Basketball 

Registration Full

This program is geared toward children between ages 8 - 14 who are interested in learning the basic skills of basketball and how to play the game. 

Cost: FREE

Location: Clifford Arena

Wednesday Nights from 6:30-7:30pm Starting October 20th.

Registration Request

 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 emergencyDoes 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 medial emergency. 

Instructors are trained through Kidproof and have designed a fun online instructional program to help your child learn skills that will help them feel more confident when they are home alone or in an emergency situation. 

In order to participate your child will need to have access to a computer, internet and Zoom.

Recommended for Ages 10+

Cost: $50

Program Dates:
TBD

Registration Request

 

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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.

Cost: $50 

Program Date:
This program will run for 3 consecutive nights 
Tuesday, Nov 16 6-8pm 
Wednesday, Nov 17 6-8pm 
Thursday, Nov 18 6-8pm 

Location: The Grove in Palmerston - 390 Main St E, Palmerston

Registration Request

Pickleball 

We are permitting up to 16 players on site at one time. Please ensure you sign your name on the sign in sheet at each visit.

Cost: $2.00 

Wearing a non-medical mask (handmade cloth mask) or facial covering is required when entering and moving about the arena; it can be removed during the activity. Also, participants are asked not to tap paddle handles at the end of a game. 

 

Clifford Hall - October 1, 2021 - March 30, 2022

Monday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Wednesday - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
Thursday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Private rentals are available upon request, please email: grace@town.minto.on.ca

Ages 14+

COVID-19 Protocols - Pickleball

Walking Program 

FREE walking programs are offered in Harriston and Palmerston. Face coverings must be worn at all times and participants must sign in at each visit.

Weekdays October 2021 - March 2022

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Palmerston Auditorium 
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Harriston Auditorium 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Clifford Arena 
Monday & Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Clifford Arena 

Ages 14+

COVID-19 Protocols - Walking Groups

Master Plan and Task Force

Our Master Plan project is on hold.

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:

  • Completed - Recreation Programs (swimming, summer, grassroots sports, after school, day camp etc.)
  • Completed - Volunteer Sport and Cultural Organizations
  • April - Cultural Programs and Facilities (special events, theatres, museums etc.)
  • May - Community Halls and Satellite Facilities (Lions Clubhouse, Drew, train station etc.)
  • June - Arenas (including curling facilities)
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