Recreation Programs

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Northside Youth Centre and Skateboard Day Camps 2021

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Northside Youth Centre

The Northside Youth Centre will be open this summer from May 25 to August 27. It will be the same great space with a few changes including shorter hours. Staff will pay careful attention to physical distancing, additional sanitization and screening measures. No rentals or overnight camps will occur this summer.

In addition to the NYC being open, Fredericton Recreation will be offering the same popular skateboard day camps, with less kids per camp (maximum of 15), and additional sanitization and screening measures. There will be nine weeks of full-day camps.

 Learn to Scooter -weekend camp - Are you new to scootering? We have instructors who will teach you the basics of scootering and beyond, whether you are a beginner or know a few basic tricks! These lessons will take you to the next level, you will learn skills like how to push along the floor and techniques for going down ramps. Lessons include warm up, group lessons and 30 minutes of free time to practice your new skills! We have helmets and all the other safety gear that you will need to learn to scooter safely, but you will need to bring your own scooter to camp. * Certificates will be presented to participants at the end of the four-week camp.

Session 1 - Sundays June 6, 13, 20 & 27, from 9am - 11:00am

Session 2 -  Sundays July 11, 18, 25 & August 1, from 9am -11am 

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 

| Willie O'Ree Place | Service Fredericton

Zig Zag 2021

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AGE: 6-12 yrs
COST: Free

Fredericton Recreation’s popular Zig Zag Summer Playground Program is back this summer, with a few changes. Due to COVID-19, 15 children can attend per park time slot. Children can be in a morning group or afternoon group, but not both. This program will still be provided free of charge within neighborhood parks across Fredericton. On-line program pre-registration will be required this summer (no on-site registrations will be accepted).

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ScheduleService Fredericton | Parks & Playgrounds

Mayor’s Activity Awards 2021:

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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 

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Nature Day Camps

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A fun new addition to Fredericton Recreation’s summer programming is the Nature Eco Day Camps at Odell Lodge & Killarney Lake Rotary Centennial Lodge. The camps will be a great way to end the summer and promise small groups with loads of fun.

The program will start August 9 and run for three, one-week sessions at each lodge location. Day camps will be offered from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Maximum participation is 15 youth per camp (as per COVID-19 Recovery Phase: Guidance to Early Learning and Childcare Facilities and Summer Camps). Online registration is required.

Cost: 

$137.00 per week per camp.  $120.00 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).

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Swim Instruction

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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 | Swim Schedules | Pools & Lakes | Service Fredericton


Winter Activities: Inside and Outside (a.k.a. Fredericton Cool Comfort Guide)

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Your friends at Fredericton Tourism and Recreation have compiled a list of COVID-friendly things to see and do inside and outside this winter.  These activities can be safely done individually or in your small group bubble -- here’s a sampling:

If you enjoy the outdoors try cross country skiing or downhill skiing, snowshoe Fredericton’s 115km trail system or the Taproom Trail (19+years), and enjoy an outdoor skate, sliding or a sleigh ride

Try your hand at axe-throwing, climbing, tennisswimming and curling.  Plus there’s a world of things to experience online like concerts, games, learning, crafting, yoga, genealogy, and birdwatching. Your discovery starts now, let’s get out and #SupportFredLocal!

Build your own back yard rink

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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

March Break Trek Challenge

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Take the Trek Challenge this March Break

The goal is to get to the top of your own mountain (which you get to name)! A list of activities with point values is provided (you can complete the same activity more than once). Each time you (or your family) complete an activity, record your points and progress up your mountain. There are summits along the way for hikers to stop and get a rest. These challenges are designed to enhance your creative side, provide new activities to try, and get out and explore what Fredericton has to offer. Families enter by downloading the forms on the website and submitting them to: adam.grant@fredericton.ca by March 8th to be entered in a draw for your chance to win an exciting family activity package.

Please follow and practice all COVID-19 safety procedures and enjoy what Fredericton has to offer by supporting local, staying safe and staying active.

See the link below for the activity sheet:

Activity Sheet 

 

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

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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: 

Fall Ahead Activity Challenge

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Do you feel that crisp autumn air coming in? There’s no better time to get out and enjoy the season! To celebrate, we are launching a Fall Activity Challenge so you and your family can enjoy the season to the fullest!

Up for the challenge? !

Fall Ahead Activity Challenge Instructions

For a preview of the program sheets, see PDFs attached:

 Register for the Fall Ahead Activity Challenge today and start working toward your awards

Living Library

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Logo of Living LibraryThe Living Library is an event where people are “living books” who can share their stories with “readers” in one-on-one 20-minute conversations.

The topic this year continued the theme of stories about the origins, struggles, sense of belonging and hopes for the future of New Canadians in our community. This is a space for people to be able to learn and ask questions out of genuine curiosity about the stories of immigrants and the people and cultures behind those stories of hard work, war, obstacles, opportunities, loneliness and hope.

As part of the activities for this year's Cultural Expressions Festival, organized by the Multicultural Association of Fredericton, the Living Library was held virtually on Zoom in the month of June.

Click here for some images from past Living Libraries.

For more information email livinglibraryfredericton@gmail.com or call 506-471-3694.

Convo Café: Virtual Conversations

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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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    The Art of Living FREDERICTON

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    As part of the City of Fredericton’s People Helping People initiative, we want to connect folks to resources via Facebook Live feeds where people can watch and interact with local presenters showing them activities such as yoga, cooking, workouts, games, meditation, storytelling, do-it-yourself repairs, gardening, bike maintenance, etc. Sessions will last between 15-30 minutes and you can do weekly content over four weeks or just a one-time session. All the activities should be practical and easy to do with materials that are usually found in most homes or that can be purchased at a supermarket. 

    The transmissions have concluded until further notice.

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    Jump Start

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

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