Recreation and Facilities

Recreation and Facilities

Welcome to the Recreation and Facilities page!

Please select the appropriate tab below for more details on our facilities and programs including online booking and registration.

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.

Late Summer, Fall and Winter Programs


To register, please complete the following forms:

Family Information Form

Registration Request Form


Grassroots Hockey

Ages 5-14, Cost: $110
Location: Clifford Arena
Sunday Afternoons (time TBD)
October 20 - February 23 (18 weeks)

Grassroots Basketball

Ages 10-14, Cost: FREE
Location: Norwell DSS, Palmerston
Tuesday Nights from 7:00-8:00pm
October 8 - November 26 (8 weeks)
* Tentative, waiting for Board approval to use gym

Pickleball

Ages: 14 and up, Cost: $2/night or $40/season
Location: Harriston Arena on Tuesday and Thursday Nights from 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Palmerston Arena on Monday and Wednesday Nights from 7:00-8:30pm
April 30 - September 26

Pickleball Promo Flyer

Shuffleboard

Ages: 14 and up, Cost $25
Location: Harriston Train Station
Tuesday Nights from 7:00-9:00pm
May 21 - September 26

Shuffleboard Promo Flyer


To register, please complete the following forms:

Family Information Form

Registration Request Form


For more info, please email: matt@town.minto.on.ca

Visit our Community Groups, Clubs and Organizations page for additional community programs.

Aquatics and Swim Lessons

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

Family Information Form

Aquatic and Swim Lessons Request Form


2019 Private Lesson Rates

  1. $22 for 1 lesson
  2. $100 for 5 lessons
  3. $150 for 8 lessons
  4. $180 for 10 lessons

2019 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

2019 Group Lesson Rates (as per Schedule below)

  1. $40 for Parent and Tot (5 lessons)
  2. $75 for Tots - Swimmer 4 (10 lessons)
  3. $80 for Swimmer 5 - 10 (10 lessons)

2019 Swim Lesson Schedule

2019 Pool Schedule


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
  • Public Swimming Family Season Pass: $200

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 22 - 26

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 July 2 - August 9

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 29 - August 9
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 29 - August 9
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 29 - August 9
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$200 (Or take Bronze Medallion and Cross for $350)
Exam: Friday, August 9

Skating and Shinny Programs

Another great season is almost here!

More info regarding 2019-20 will be added soon, but they'll be plenty of free skating and shinny opportunities this year thanks to our great local sponsors!


Private Ice Times are Available

To book or reserve ice during the 2019-20 ice season please view our Facility Booking Calendar.


FREE Public Skating

As of October 1st: download a picture copy to your phone or other device by selecting P for Palmerston, H for Harriston and C for Clifford:

Palmerston Schedule Harriston Schedule Clifford Schedule

We are pleased to provide quality skate helpers this year at the arenas thanks to some great local sponsors.

  


FREE Adult, Tot and Seniors Skating

  • Palmerston Arena, Harriston Arena and Clifford Arena info will be posted on October 1st

Adult, Tot and Seniors Skating not offered over Christmas Holidays.


FREE Shinny Hockey Sponsored by Blessings to You

  • Palmerston Arena, Harriston Arena and Clifford Arena info will be posted on October 1st

Full equipment is required to play shinny hockey.

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