We offer drop-in fitness opportunities, registered programs and plenty of events and festivals all year long. From swimming and skating to arts programs and day camps, we've got more than you think!
Family Day Free Swims & Free Public Skating
Enjoy free public swimming on Monday, Feb 20th at select City pools from 1:00pm to 2:30pm and 3:00pm - 4:30pm. Pools include: Acadia
, Bob Bahan
, and Thornhill
Enjoy free public skating on Monday, Feb 20th at select City arena’s from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Bring your own skates & helmets to participate. Arenas include: Ernie Starr Arena
, Optimist/George Blundun
, Murray Copot Arena
, Rose Kohn/Jimmie Condon Arenas
, and Stu Peppard Arena
Register for swimming programs at a facility near you, April-August registration open
Finding recreation programs
- Use the Online Recreation Program Guide to:
- Pick up a hard copy of the guide at any Calgary Recreation facility.
- New: Register online using your myID account.
Need more information? Check out how to register.
Check out our drop-in program search tool
; to find a convenient time and location for fitness classes, swimming, skating, open gym and much more.
Give the gift of recreation!
Recreation gift cards
can be used towards facility passes or admissions, lessons, programs, golf green fees and more. Give the gift of recreation and encourage friends or family to try something new!
Program registration dates
||Spring/Summer 2017 (Apr-Aug) Programs
||2016-2017 Playschool programs at Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres
||2017-2018 Playschool programs at Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres
||Apr-Aug 2017 swim lessons
|Mon, June 12, 2017
||Sep-Dec 2017 swim lesson registration begins
|To find programs check out our Online Recreation Program Guide.
Calgary Recreation to host the Triennial International Play Association World Conference 2017
The 2017 conference will bring together members from nearly 50 countries to exchange ideas and inspire action about play. The conference will be the catalyst to mobilize Calgary to address and support children’s right to play, and build a legacy of play in our city.
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