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.

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.

Shuffleboard and Pickleball

Shuffleboard and Pickleball courts are available for rent starting Monday, May 25. 

Your group can be no more than 5.

Daytime rentals are available Monday to Friday from 900am to 430pm.

Evening rentals are only available Tuesday and Thursday from 500pm to 900pm.

To review court availability please visit the Facility Calendar

If you are an individual looking for a group to play with, please check the box under the Players tab below.

Week of May 25th is free; cost per time slot as of June 1st is $10.

Shuffleboard and Pickleball Request

Shuffleboard Rules

Pickleball Rules

Minor Soccer and Minor Ball

You can info on soccer on the: MUSC website
To register for Minto Minor Ball, please complete the following from:

Minto Minor Ball Registration Request Form

Aquatics and Swim Lessons

We are still taking registrations for this summer and will assess the situation in the coming weeks.

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

Participant Information Form

Group Lesson Schedule

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 $375)
Exam: Friday, August 9

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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