Get active this fall/winter with programs from the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston has released its 2019 Recreation and Leisure Guide with dozens of programs taking place over hundreds of sessions through the fall and winter months.

Artillery Park Fitness and Aquatic Centre is just one of many locations to participate in recreation and leisure programs in the City of Kingston’s Fall and Winter programming. Photo by Tommy Vallier.

With an age range of infant-199, and programs taking place across 8 different categories, there’s likely something being offered that will meet your interests. Just a small sample of what’s available:

  • Cycle Fit classes for those aged 15 and up to help development of core muscles and strengthen the lower body.
  • Quilling (also known as paper fillgree) is a class for those aged 45 and up that works with paper to create 3d art pieces from strips of paper.
  • People aged 18 and up can make their own live-edge charcuterie board at the woodworking museum.
  • Children and teenagers have a variety of certification and training programs in babysitting, water safety, aquatic leadership, home alone safety.
  • Leisure swimming and lesson-based swimming instruction is being offered to those of all ages.
  • Kickboxing classes for those aged 15 and up to train proper technique and increase cardio.
  • A holiday stress management course is available to help with techniques and skills for anxiety, family, and finance concerns near the holidays.
  • Children 6-12 can partake in dodgeball boot camp, learning accuracy and movement skills, with a different variation of the sport each week.
  • There are also courses and programs in yoga, meditation, theatre, karate, photography, aquafit, tarrot card reading, dance lessons, and much, much more.

Registration for all programs opens on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Prices, permitted ages, dates, times, and frequency for each program vary. Residents can register in person at the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, the INVISTA Centre, or the Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library.

To browse the full catalog of programs or register for any of the programs (or waitlists) online, visit

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