Fall and Winter Recreation Services Update

In preparation for the fall and winter, and to create opportunities for physical fitness and healthy living, the City of Windsor is re-opening a number of community centres that had been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Additional adult and youth programing will also proceed, subject to registrations and public health guidelines.

Reopening Centres and Services:

  • Windsor Water World, Adie Knox Herman Recreation Complex and Gino and Liz Marcus Community Complex to reopen for after-school programs ages 6 to 18;
  • If there is sufficient demand, and adhering to provincial guidelines, beginning Monday, October 19, 2020, the WFCU Centre and Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex will open for programs such as Thai Chi, Yoga, Karate and Preschool Activities. Registrations will begin on Monday, October 5, 2020, by visiting the City’s recreation website, www.activewindsor.ca.

After Windsor-Essex entered Stage 3 of the Province of Ontario’s re-opening framework, programing had been re-opened at select facilities, consistent with public health guidelines. Average attendance and recreation program participation remains substantially lower than pre-pandemic seasons.

Ice rentals are available at WFCU Centre and Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex, with 5 ice pads in total. Current usage is 80% of the time during peak hours and about 15% during off-peak times. The Windsor International Aquatic & Training Centre Presented by WFCU Credit Union offers reserved fitness lanes only and is operating between 37-52% capacity. The WFCU Centre pool is operating both reserved fitness lane rentals and offering aquafit classes, with lane rentals operating between 24-80% capacity and aquafit between 7-20% capacity.

“We know that physical fitness and mental health go hand in hand. As we prepare for cooler temperatures and a potential second wave of COVID-19, maintaining active, healthy lifestyles will become even more important,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We’re restarting some programming and re-opening some recreation centres to create the spaces Windsor residents need to stay active and healthy.”

City administration will continue to monitor registrations and feedback from residents to determine if additional service level changes will be required in the months ahead.

The City of Windsor is committed to following all public health safety and protective measures and has an enhanced cleaning protocol in place for all municipal facilities.

For more information on City of Windsor services, contact 311 or visit www.citywindsor.ca. For more on recreation program registrations, visit www.activewindsor.ca.

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