Recreation and Facilities

Recreation and Facilities

Welcome to the Recreation and Facilities page!


  • 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 
  • Splash Pad in Palmerston operates daily from 1000am-700pm

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, basketball, indoor soccer
  • games, shuffleboard, giant connect 4 and crafts

Date: Saturdays from September 23rd - December 2nd ( excluding Nov 11.)         
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM               
Cost: FREE                

Sponsored by: Blessings to You Centre  

Grassroots Hockey

This is an 18 week program that is geared toward children between 5 - 14 (birth year 2009 - 2018) 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. All players are required to wear full equipment. We do have some extra gear available, please let us know prior to the start of the program if you need a certain item.

Ages 5-14

Date: October 15th - February 25th
Time: Sundays at 2:00 - 3:00 PM                      
Location: Harriston Arena 

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FREE 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: October 10th  
* The program will not run on Oct 31.
Time: Tuesdays at 7:30 - 8:30 PM  
Location: Norwell District Secondary School EC Gray Gym 3

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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: Friday, November 24th 
Time; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM        
Location: TBD
Cost: $75

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
Location: TBD   
Cost: $50

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Adult Programs

FREE Indoor Walking

Free and offered from 8:30-9:30am on weekdays at the Palmerston Arena and 9:00 - 10:00am at the Palmerston Arena. 

Indoor Shuffleboard 

Cost: $2/per person 
Location: Clifford Arena 

If you are looking to learn a new skill or enjoy a low stress social outing 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 that you won't be thinking about any other stress factors in your life.

If you have a group of four that would like to setup a regular playing time or if you are an individual that would like to learn, please contact Grace Wilson 519-338-2511 ext 243 


Location: Clifford Arena                         
Starting: September 11th 2023               
Ages: 18+

Dates and Times:

  • Mondays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mondays  6:45 - 8:45 PM
  • Tuesdays - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
  • Tuesdays - 6:45 - 8:45 PM
  • Wednesdays - 6:45 - 8:45 PM
  • Fridays - 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

$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

Roller Skating



Location: Clifford Arena  
Date: Saturdays from May 20 - June 24               
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM               
Cost: FREE

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