The Town of Oakville is excited to reopen our doors in the red-control zone of the province's COVID-19 framework. Residents can now register for select drop-in activities and rentals at our seniors centres, pools, fitness centres, gymnasiums and arenas.
Spaces will be very limited to comply with safety guidelines and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants are reminded to follow proper health precautions, including the use of non-medical masks or face coverings (as required), use of hand sanitizer to clean hands frequently, and physical distancing.
Not all facilities or amenities are available at this time. If you don’t see your favourite program now, check back regularly. Activities are being added as safety measures can be put in place.
Should you still have questions, please call 905-815-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Please open the "What do I need to know about outdoor ice rinks?" tab that follows for more information.
Outdoor public events and social gatherings are limited to five individuals under the current restrictions. Capacity limits for recreational amenities do not fall under the same restrictions.
Under the current measures, capacities for recreational amenities are established by the size of the amenity. Outdoor fitness facilities, such as pickleball courts and skating rinks may operate as long as users do not congregate in groups of more than five outside of their household, and/or are not in close contact with others outside of their household.
Not all amenities or activities are available at this time. The following facilites are currently offering select pre-booked activities and rentals:
Trafalgar Park Community Centre opens as a warming centre on Cold Alert days.
Oakville Museum will remain closed but informative window signs can be enjoyed during an outdoor self-guided tour of Erchless Estate.
High performance athlete training will be permitted in select facilities.
While the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts remains closed for in-person performances, we are offering a mini season of shows online.
Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre has an outdoor fitness area which can be used weather permitting.
Please review the following for more information.
We're excited to reopen and welcome you to a selection of drop-in activities including recreational swimming, fitness workouts, Seniors programs, All Ages Clay, and more! If you can't find your favourite program right now, check back often. We are adding more activities as we are able.
All visits to Town of Oakville recreational facilities must be pre-booked and paid in advance. Residents can pre-book their single-visit activities online at active.oakville.ca. Spaces are limited and available first-come, first-served.
Please check your confirmation details carefully, including the location you have selected and limit registration to one activity per day to ensure as many users as possible can enjoy our facilities.
Single-visit program options include:
Recreational skating on the refrigerated outdoor ice rink at Trafalgar Park must also be pre-booked using Active Oakville. Schedules are weather permitting and subject to change. Updates are posted on the Public Skating page.
Click on the What are the single-visit fees and payment options? tab for information about admission fees and our new monthly memberships.
When offered, you can browse our selection of weekly in-person programs and workshops at Programs Oakville.
Check out our Virtual Programs page for information about our online fitness classes, cultural discussions, cooking workshops and much more! Join us using Zoom or your telephone. Some classes can also be found or re-watched on our YouTube channel. Fees apply for select drop-ins.
A series of Without Walls (WOW) phone-based programs are also offered.
Residents can email email@example.com with any registration questions Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Previous memberships and activity passes have been cancelled. Valentine’s Day tickets will be accepted for two months after non-registered pay-as-you-go programming returns.
Yes. Money on your account can be used to pay for single-visit activities. If you require support with alternate payment options, please call 905-815-2000.
Individual admission fees:
You can pay just $15.25 for Family Swims with up to five (5) people in your immediate social circle. Visit the Public Swimming page for schedules and details.
Individual admission for a workout session:
Drop-ins for Seniors Services programs are $1 and must be pre-booked using Active Oakville. An active Senior Services membership will not be required to register for 50+ programs at this time. Participants must only be 50 years of age or older.
We are offering memberships with special one-month rates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the What memberships are available and how do I get one? tab to learn more.
Our monthly Fitness and Full Fitness Memberships can now be used to participate in any of our virtual fitness classes! One-time individual admission fees are also available and vary by activity.
Memberships can be purchased by credit card by contacting a Support Services team member at 905-815-2000, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Arrangements will be made for individuals who require support for other payment methods. A non-resident fee of $10 + HST will be charged as applicable.
At this time, memberships are only available on a monthly basis and can be renewed two weeks prior to their expiry.
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Want to work on a project or hone your skills in the Ceramic Studio or Woodshop? Our new monthly Culture memberships are now available. Get yours for just $41.95 + HST to book drop-in studio time using Active Oakville.
Note: To purchase a Culture membership, you must (have) complete(d) a ceramic or wood safety test.
An active Senior Services membership will not be required to register for 50+ programs at this time. Participants must only be 50 years of age or older.
No. Family General Activity Passes and family discounts are not available at this time.
Yes. Other than our Culture option, memberships are not location-specific and holders can book whatever swim, workout, etc. is available in Active Oakville at the time.
No. All bookings and memberships are tracked electronically, so you don’t need to scan a card to attend your activity.
No. We want people to purchase their membership at a time convenient for them. However, in-person sales are only available when staff are at the front desk.
Yes. Please contact Support Services at 905-815-2000 Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., to make arrangements.
Please wait until the line of customers entering the scheduled activity have been dealt with before requesting your membership. It might be best to return to the desk after the swim or workout time, when staff are more likely to be available.
If you like, you can request a copy of the POS receipt when you purchase a membership from front desk staff to confirm the transaction was completed. Because memberships are tracked electronically, you can check the status of your registrations and memberships at any time by logging into our online registration system.
Renewals are available two (2) weeks in advance of the current membership’s expiry date.
Yes. Residents can contact Support Services at 905-815-2000 Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., to purchase a membership over the phone or for more information.
Given the limited number of spaces available for activities in our centres, please withdraw from any drop-in activity that you are unable to attend. This courtesy will allow other participants access to the activity in your absence.
The most convenient way to withdraw is to login to your personal registration account up until midnight the day before your booking. For last minute day-of or weekend cancellations, please call the community centre directly to withdraw.
If you have questions about cancelling a booking, requesting a membership refund, or have questions about our available programs or services, please contact a member of our Support Services team at 905-815-2000, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Regular admission policies still apply. More information about specific program and activity requirements can be found under the appropriate tabs.
For more information about using your Culture membership at QEPCCC, visit the Ceramic Studio and Woodshop page.
Please arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to program start and leave promptly upon program completion.
All visitors to Town of Oakville recreation and culture facilities must arrive wearing a mask (per Halton Region By-Law). Masks must be worn indoors at all times unless you are exercising.
Patrons must also be able to confidently pass our COVID-19 screening questionnaire. If you are sick or have travelled in the past 14 days, please stay at home.
Only those pre-registered in a program will be allowed into our facilities. For any children’s programs, only one parent/adult per family will be permitted to accompany the child(ren) to assist them if needed.
In addition, to ensure the health and safety of staff and other participants, the following precautions will be required:
Pools will begin to reopen on February 25 for recreational swimming. Residents can pre-book on Active Oakville for swims up to February 28 now, and Mondays at 9 a.m. each week for the following week. Glen Abbey Pool remains closed for maintenance.
Any child requiring assistance in the pool should come with a guardian that can assist with directions from our instructors.
Outdoor pools close during thunderstorms and refunds will be issued as applicable. Rain days are non-refundable as our outdoor pools remain open.
Please visit our Pools page for locations and details.
Yes. Swimmers must continue to take general precautions, including physical distancing of at least 2 metres/6 feet, especially in communal areas such as washrooms.
Current evidence suggests that COVID-19 is largely transmitted through respiratory droplets that can spread up to six feet but does not spread through water in recreational water facilities.
The town ensures proper operation of water filtration and disinfection systems that should remove or inactivate the COVID-19 virus.
Cleaning and disinfection of the pool area, as well as washrooms, will be done after every swim.
If possible, participants are encouraged to take a shower prior to visiting the pool to avoid having to rinse off prior to entering the pool. Some pools have on-deck showers but not all. Showers will not be made available at the end of the swim.
Reduced resting areas (chairs and lawn chairs) and pool/swimmer capacity.
Staff will follow all revised CPR and First Aid treatment processes, as amended by the Lifesaving Society in our safety guidelines. On-deck First Aid treatment stations will be established for outdoor pools.
Express Pass holders do not need to register the support worker attending with them as their contact details will be taken when they arrive at the pool.
Washrooms are open. Please come dressed and ready to swim.
Patrons will still be expected to come to the pool showered, changed and ready to swim. Changerooms will open after swims and lessons only.
Lifejackets will be available and will be disinfected after every use but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Equipment for lessons, Leadership and Waterfit classes will be available.
Swimmers must bring their own equipment such as goggles and towels.
Only essential equipment will be provided to patrons and all shared equipment will be disinfected between uses. Slides and diving boards will not be available.
For length swims, our pools will be divided into three sections. Five swimmers will be allowed to swim per double lane, for a maximum of 15 participants in an entire pool area.
For leisure swims, up to 30 people will be able to swim at one time. Physical distancing is required.
Yes, but please let the lifeguard know upon entering the pool and we will do our best to accommodate requests.
QEPCCC’s pool has returned to its regular temperature of 88 degrees.
The pools offering length swims will be divided into three double lanes. Each double lane will have a maximum of five (5) people per lane. Each participant will receive their own basket to put in their personal belongings.
No. Lanes will not be put out for leisure swims.
When community centres are open, regular admission requirements still apply and all users must be 14 years of age or older to enter the fitness centres.
Before visiting a Town of Oakville fitness centre, participants must pass our COVID-19 screening questionnaire. If you feel unwell, do not come to our fitness centre to work out.
Please check your booking confirmation carefully, especially the location selected.
If you have registered for fitness centre access and can no longer attend your timeslot, we ask that you withdraw from your session. This allows the first person on the waitlist to be accommodated.
If you are withdrawing more than 24 hours in advance, you can withdraw through your online iris account. If it’s within 24 hours of your program, please call the community centre you chose directly to withdraw.
Participants are required to wear a mask when in common areas such as entering or exiting the building, walking to and from the fitness equipment, or using the washroom facilities.
Masks are not required when participants are actively working out, but can be worn if the participant chooses to.
We are also looking to resume squash in mid-fall. Details will be shared as new information becomes available.
During our first phase of reopening, we will be open for a variety of timeslots seven days a week:
As more facilities open, schedules will be adjusted to meet demand.
Fitness has been designated to open and we have taken a conservative approach to limiting capacities within our centres.
Strength and cardio equipment, free weights and use of indoor tracks will be available.
Items such as yoga mats or blocks will not be available. Participants can bring their own yoga mat, if they wish.
The number of people allowed to work out at each fitness centre will depend on the capacity of the facility to maintain safe distancing.
At this time, only a family member can work out with another family member to assist with spotting.
We highly recommend bringing as few belongings with you as possible. Participants will be provided with a plastic bin to place their belongings in. The town is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Hand sanitizer will be available at the entry of community centres and inside the fitness centres. Participants are reminded to follow proper health precautions, including the use of non-medical masks or face coverings (as required), use of hand sanitizer to clean hands frequently, and practice physical distancing.
The town is using Vert2Go Saber disinfectant, a hard-surface sanitizer product approved by Health Canada. Ageis has been applied to common areas.
Online bookings are required for work out sessions and allow us to maintain an up-to-date register of all visitors to the fitness centre. In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19, this information will be provided to Halton Region Public Health for the purposes of their in-depth contact tracing protocols.
The Town of Oakville is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.
Please leave valuables at home. For health and safety reasons, lost and found items such as towels and water bottles will be disposed of daily.
An active Senior Services membership is not required to register for programs at this time. Participants must only be 50 years of age or older.
Updates regarding membership requirements, etc. will be posted on the Seniors Centres page.
Check out our Virtual Programs page for online fitness classes, cultural discussions, cooking workshops and much more! Join us using Zoom or your telephone. Some classes can also be found or re-watched on our YouTube channel. Fees may apply for specific programs.
A series of Without Walls (WOW) phone-based programs are also offered.
Please never skate, walk or toboggan on these ponds. If you see someone fall through ice, call 9-1-1 immediately.
The refrigerated outdoor ice rink at Trafalgar Park is open for pre-booked recreational skating, weather permitting. At this time game play/scrimmages are not permitted at the Trafalgar Park outdoor ice rink. Only designated skating aids are permitted on the ice.
Pre-registration is required. Schedules are available at Active Oakville.
Please be courteous and cancel your booking if your plans change, so that others have a chance to attend instead. You can cancel your booking online, or call the facility directly if you are cancelling last-minute.
The Town of Oakville also maintains natural outdoor rinks across the town, weather permitting. A full list of neighbourhood rinks and ice condition reports can be found on the Outdoor Rinks page.
If your neighbourhood wants to establish a rink other than those listed, residents can apply to do so and will be responsible for maintaining the rink.
Please ensure you check the status of your registration by reviewing your entire cart:
To support physical and mental health, providing as many safe recreation opportunities to our residents is a priority. Outdoor skating is permitted to operate under the new provincial regulations as it provides an opportunity for people to exercise.
All COVID-19 safety protocols are strictly enforced. In response to the Ontario government declaring a second provincial emergency, the outdoor rink at Trafalgar Park Community Centre and all outdoor recreation amenities are permitted to be open during the enhanced lockdown measures.
Currently, outdoor skating rinks, along with basketball, tennis and pickleball courts, are recreation amenities that are permitted to be open during the enhanced lockdown measures.
Residents are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while participating in outdoor activities. Under the Ontario government’s second provincial emergency, masks are strongly recommended where there is potential for interaction with those outside of your household and where a 2-metre (6-foot) physical distance cannot be maintained. Please be aware of your surroundings and have a mask on hand in the event physical distancing becomes a challenge.
Beginning February 1, select stick and puck times will be offered at Trafalgar Park outdoor rink. During stick and puck times, staff will monitor to ensure physical distancing measures are followed. Game play or scrimmage is currently prohibited under provincial regulation. For the safety of all ice users, those unable to follow current COVID-19 safety protocols will be asked to leave the ice.
Outdoor public events and social gatherings are limited to five (5) individuals under the current restrictions. Capacity limits for recreational amenities do not fall under the same restrictions.
Under the current measures, capacities for recreational amenities are established by the size of the amenity. Outdoor fitness facilities, such as skating rinks, may operate as long as users do not congregate in groups of more than five (5) outside of their household, and/or are not in close contact with others outside of their household.
No. Outdoor community rinks cannot be booked for private functions, they are a shared park facility for everyone to enjoy.
Public health officials remind you to: