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Things to do when you want to get out of the house this fall

With the fall weather here to stay, you may be looking for some indoor activities and outings to safely participate in. Local businesses and organizations are putting the safety of the community first when offering classes or activities to keep us entertained indoors.

These businesses are ready to host you and your pod or family when you’re looking to escape the house for a little while:

Kingston School of Art (KSOC)

Location: 647a Princess St. (at Victoria)

Phone: 613-549-1528

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ksoa.info

Covid info link: www.ksoa.info/ksoa-policies.html

With all public health protocols in place, the KSOA welcomes you to our creative community! Join students of all ages and stages of artistic development in developing your creative side, in a fun, social environment. Many studies show the value of art creation in enhancing emotional well-being, and during this particularly stressful time, we can all benefit from the opportunity to learn something new, to connect with others, and to create something beautiful. As Thomas Merton said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Located at the corner of Princess St. and Victoria St., the KSOA has been providing Kingstonians with quality art programming for over twenty-five years. The KSOA is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that welcomes involvement from everyone. Whether you are a complete beginner or more advanced, you will find an accepting and welcoming community at the KSOA. Visit our website: www.ksoa.info

Xtreme Trampoline Park Kingston

Location: 1525 Robinson Court

Phone: 613-703-7220

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.kingston.xtpark.com/

COVID: https://support.xtpark.com/hc/en-ca/articles/360048969191-COVID-19-Response

Xtreme Trampoline Park is Kingston’s largest trampoline facility. From trampolines to dodgeball, Xtreme has fun for ALL ages. Bring the whole family and literally bounce off the walls!

Image courtesy of Xtreme Trampoline.

Friday and Saturday nights are Xtreme Night – it’s like going to the club, trampoline style. If club life isn’t your style, visit at any other time. The main court is wall-to-wall jump space, practice your dunks at the SLAM-JAM courts, or bring your friends and try the Ninja course or crash pit. 

Xtreme Trampoline is heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They have implemented a new cleaning policy that includes the cleaning of all possible surfaces that are exposed to the public. Hand sanitizing is mandatory and every person entering the building receives a screening including a temperature check.

Whether you’re looking for a fun activity with the friends and family or to simply get the kids out of the house, Xtreme Trampoline Park Kingston has you covered. Book your visit here: https://xtreme.active8pos.com/public?loc=KING   

TETT Centre Resident Artists

Location: 370 King Street West,  Suite 214

Website:  https://fb.me/e/6zDJYGEMg

We are 9 artists who all have studio space at the TETT Centre.  We use our spaces to create, engage the public, and as small storefronts.  We love to work and sell in the beautiful setting of this historic building.  Shoppers can catch us by chance but appointments are recommended for private and Covid Safe shopping opportunities for one of a kind, locally made pieces of art.

Michelle Reid has created a FB event as an umbrella to all of the resident artist’s websites.

Contact individual artists for an appointment.  The info list is provided on our Facebook event page along with updates.  Follow the event page, above, for more information as it becomes available. 

Transformation Training Health Centre (formerly known as Taylored Training Health Centre) 

Location: 574 Princess Street, unit 101

Phone: 613-540-1156

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.transformationtraining.info/

Transformation Training (formerly known as Taylored Training ) is a fully integrated fitness, movement, physiotherapy & pilates clinic focused on helping you transform your mind and body. Our team of veteran fitness and health professionals are here to help you every step of the way when it comes to your health transformation.

Our services include:

  • Physiotherapy (acupuncture, dry needling, pelvic health physiotherapy, orthopaedic physiotherapy and corrective exercise prescription) 
  • Reformer & Chair Pilates (Private and Semi-private options)
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy (a table based assisted stretch treatment)
  • Private and Semi-Private Personal Training (strength training, boxing, corrective exercise, fat loss, athletic training, conditioning)
  • ‘On-demand’ personal training membership that includes unlimited personal training, customized programming, flexible non-scheduled training sessions

*Snowbird Fitness Packages available

Kingston Danceforce Studios

Location: 683 Innovation Drive

Phone: 613-766-4998

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.danceforce.ca

Since its establishment in 2013, Kingston Danceforce Studios has continued to provide a happy, safe and healthy environment for dancers of all ages. Located in Kingston’s east end, Danceforce offers classes in various styles, levels and abilities for children and adults.

At this time, in order to comply with Covid protocols, classes have been modified to ensure that social distancing and appropriate safety measures are maintained. All four studios have independent entrances into the building and are clearly marked throughout to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Class sizes are limited to ensure adequate spacing for all. Children, from walking to age 5, are to be accompanied by an adult (wearing a mask) to assist our youngest dancers with social distancing during class.

Check out our wide range of available classes for dancers from toddler to to adult and come dance with us at KDF!

Inspired Minds Music

Location: 805A Bayridge Dr.

Phone: 343-333-6463

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.InspiredMindsMusic.com

“Music is a World Within Itself with a Language We All Understand” – Stevie Wonder

Since 2016, Inspired Minds Music has been dedicated to providing value-based music lessons to students of all ages from Kingston and surrounding areas.  Our commitment to value includes providing numerous performance opportunities, a variety of affordable tuition rates, a flexible make-up lesson policy, and much more. 

Our philosophy considers music to be language, and we believe students should be taught to become fluent.  For a comprehensive music education, we focus on building fundamental skills and independence in our students, so they learn to overcome challenges and plateaus commonly experienced while learning. 

In response to COVID-19 we have committed to operating at a reduced capacity, with plexiglass dividers, purifiers, and a minimum of 8-10 feet separating the teacher and student within our studios.  Private waiting rooms are available 5 minutes before your lesson start time.  We have also scheduled a 15-minute break between families to ensure we have ample time to clean our studios and waiting areas.  Make-up lessons may be conducted over Zoom if a student is unable to attend due to COVID screening rules.

Tie One On Creativity Bar

Location: 1329 Gardiners Rd Suite 109

Phone: 613-384-3959

Email: [email protected]

Website: tieoneoncreativity.com

We are Kingston’s very first crafting bar! We combine arts and crafts with great drinks and a cozy welcoming atmosphere. Book online for upcoming workshops or drop in anytime and order off the DIY crafting menu. We have all the supplies and materials needed for you to create your one-of-a-kind piece. Our tables are set apart to adhere to social distancing protocols and hand sanitizer is available on both the main level and upper level space.

This article is sponsored content. The businesses above paid a fee to be included in this article. If you would like to be approached for opportunities of this nature, email [email protected].

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