Recreation Programs

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Festive Fun Series at The Fredericton Senior Center

Adults
Seniors

Celebrate the spirit of the season with the Festive Fun Series at the Fredericton Senior Center! Hosted by Fredericton Recreation, the Festive Fun Series includes 11 events and is open to all older adults. Events include arts and craft workshops, activities to get you moving and social meet ups. Pre-registration for events is required.

See something that catches your eye? Call 506-260-0605 secure your spot in our Festive Fun Series!

 

Wednesday Walkers 2022

Adults
Seniors

A free walking club for all interested adults. This group meets every Wednesday at 10am from early May through to Mid-October for a one-hour long walk. Participants register on site at their first walk. Walk routes and meeting/parking sites are listed below.  For information contact Kathryn.Baird@Fredericton.ca

Schedule

Trails on Tuesdays

Adults
Seniors

NEW FOR 2022 - Trails on Tuesdays is a new free walking group. This group is open to everyone. Walks are held on Tuesday evenings starting at 6pm from September 6 - October 11. All walks are 1 hour long and are on the City of Fredericton Trail System. Participants register on site at their first walk. Walks will be held rain or shine (except for during thunder showers).  All parking is in free public parking lots. Start times may be moved forward in the final weeks as dusk advances. For information contact Kathryn Baird.

Schedule

 

Sport and Leisure Directory

Infants
Children
Youth
Adults
Seniors
Families

The City of Fredericton Recreation, Culture, and Community Development Division has created a sport and leisure directory. The directory is intended to give residents a one-stop-shop of local sports and recreation groups/club/resources and to help them find activities that interest them.  

Sport and Leisure Directory 

Fred Rec Pop-Up Program

Children
Youth
Adults
Seniors
Families

Fredericton Recreation is excited to introduce the NEW Fred Rec Pop-up pilot beginning August 16! From Tuesday to Saturday, we’ll be popping up at parks, municipal beaches, splash pads, and playgrounds throughout the city from 1:00 till 8:00pm! The pop-up will feature FREE recreational sports and activities to children, youth, and families.

The Fred Rec van is stacked with stacked with sports and recreation equipment for all ages – so come out to try something new or rediscover an old favorite sport.

We’ll be posting our daily locations on Facebook - stay tuned for updates!

Northside Youth Centre and Skateboard Day Camps 2022

Children
Youth

Northside Youth Centre

The Northside Youth Centre will be open this summer from May 24 to August 26. 

In addition to the NYC being open, Fredericton Recreation will be offering the same popular skateboard day camps (maximum of 30). There will be nine weeks of full-day camps.

Girls Only Learn to Skateboard - weekend camp - Are you new to skateboarding? At the Northside Youth Center we have skilled instructors who will teach you the basics and beyond. Whether you are a total beginner or if you already know a few basic tricks; these lessons will take you to the next level. Girls will learn skills from how to push along the floor to techniques for going down ramps. Lessons will include a warm up, group lessons and 30 minutes of free skate to practice new skills! We have the skateboards, helmets and all the other safety gear that you will need to learn to skateboard safely. Certificates will be presented to the participants at the end of the four-week camp.

Session 1 - Sundays June 6, 13, 20 & 27, from 11am -1pm

Session 2 -  Sundays July 11, 18, 25 & August 1, from 11am - 1pm 

  • Girls Only Learn to Skateboard Registration

Willie O'Ree Place | Service Fredericton

Zig Zag 2022

Children
Youth

AGE: 6-12 yrs
COST: Free

Zig Zag is the City of Fredericton’s unique and popular park program enjoyed by youth aged 6-12.  Zig Zag is offered free of charge to interested children in the neighborhoods visited. This means that the children who attend are free to come and go as they wish.  Activities are based on the interests of the children, the focus is on physical activity, but some time is also spent on crafts, and quiet games. 

Registration  

Schedule Service Fredericton | Parks & Playgrounds

Nature Eco Day Camps

Children
Youth

The Nature Eco Daycamps are designed to capture the ecological beauty of the lodges and the nature around the trails. The first week will begin at Odell on August 11 and the second week will be at Killarney Lake Lodge starting on August 18. These one-week sessions will be offered from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday with lots of activities to keep the children engaged and most importantly, having fun!

Cost: 

$125.00 for residents of the City of Fredericton and Community Partners within the shared recreation service agreement (current City of Fredericton Recreation Card number required for discount).

Registration

 

Swim Instruction

Infants
Children
Youth
Adults
Seniors

Swimming lessons (Learn to Swim), Canadian Swim Patrol Bronze Medal, National Lifeguard and Swim For Life Instructor.

COST & LOCATION: Varies

Registration can be done in person at the Fredericton Indoor Pool or online. Regular business hours for in person registrations are:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sundays and *Stat holidays: 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    *closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

Swim Registration & Schedules | Pools & Lakes | Service Fredericton


Mayor’s Activity Awards 2021:

Children
Youth
Families

An exciting awards program which encourages healthy eating, physical activity, creativity and community involvement for youth aged 3 – 12.

This popular activity awards program will keep youth active, learning, engaged and eating well all summer long. Youth receive points for each task completed and upon reaching minimum point to earn badges in 4 categories. Sample requirements include:

  • Have a pop free day
  • Go for a ½ hour walk
  • Do a family activity outdoors for 20 minutes

This program will be held from June 7 to August 20. The program is offered free-of-charge to all interested youth. To learn more email adam.grant@fredericton.ca, or contact the City of Fredericton Recreation, Culture & Community Development Division at 506-292-6174 

Registration

Build your own back yard rink

Youth
Adults
Seniors

Looking to build a rink in your back yard? It is not hard!  Follow the attached step-by-step guide created for our first virtual Build Your Own Back Yard Rink Workshop. Another virtual workshop will be held next winter. Links the video of our Jan 2021 virtual workshop is available on request.

Build your own back yard rink handout

Winter Super Hero Fun Run - Saturday, February 6, 2021.

Children
Youth

Kids aged 3-15 years old can take off, dressed in their favorite costume for either a 500m or 1k race.

Kids can bring their own costume or pick from an assortment of superhero capes that will be available on site! Want to do it as a family? No problem at all, register everyone! Race to start at 10:00am but will have staggered start times with people in your bubble!

The Winter Superhero Fun Run was created last year as a precursor to the Frozen Nose and Toes Run. Kids and family members set off as the true superheroes they are and get their daily dose of exercise on a cold winter day in Fredericton.

Register here: 

Convo Café: Virtual Conversations

Adults
Seniors
Families

As we adapt to these unprecedented times, the Convo Cafés will be taking place online as long as the physical distancing measures are in effect. Just like the on-site, in-person experience, the Convo Café VIRTUAL CONVERSATIONS are online spaces where you can meet people of different ages, professions and cultural backgrounds, and help others combat feelings of social isolation. These virtual conversations are also opportunities for international students or anyone new to Fredericton to meet people in the community and connect, something that is especially valuable given the effects of the global pandemic on our usual way of socializing.

The virtual conversations follow one of two formats: A structured conversation takes place on a given topic in virtual breakout rooms of smaller groups for more personal conversation on the topic, or a presentation is given by a guest speaker followed by questions and answers.

THE CONVO CAFÉ IS CURRENTLY ON SUMMER BREAK. WE WILL RECONVENE IN THE FALL.

    Please feel free to invite anyone who you think would like to meet new people in the community by engaging in conversation. 

    The event is free and there is no registration required but you will need to install the Zoom videoconferencing app (download it here).

    For more information, call 471-3694 or join the Facebook group.

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    Jump Start

    Infants
    Children
    Youth
    Families

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    Canadian Tire's youth-oriented program that offsets the cost of sport and recreation fees & equipment.

    Details | Application