Free Family Day fun for everyone

Posted on Monday February 12, 2018

With free skating, swimming and other fun activities the City has your Family Day covered. Join us for Family Day in the City Monday, Feb. 19 and enjoy the following family-favourite activities: 

Free skating
Enjoy free skating from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre. Regular rules and supervision requirements apply. Learn more at   

Free swimming
Enjoy free leisure swims at various times throughout the day at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre. Regular rules and supervision requirements apply. Leisure swim schedule available at

Pop Up PLAY Tent and Fun Zone
Enjoy free games, crafts, face painting and other fun family activities from noon to 5 p.m. at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre. 

St. Catharines Musem and Welland Canals Centre
Make lasting Family Day memories at the museum with dress-up stations throughout the galleries, exhibit building activities, and special behind-the-scenes tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission by donation. Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for more information.

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Bring the family to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre to sing along with Choir! Choir! Choir! on Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. All tickets $20. Or, enjoy a special Family Day weekend presentation of the Swiss Family Robinson on the big screen in the Film House on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. Admission $9 for adults, $7 for children 13 and under. Visit  for more information.


The following City of St. Catharines facilities will be closed for Family Day (Feb. 19):

  • City Hall
  • Enterprise Centre
  • Parks, Recreation and Culture Services administration office
  • Dunlop Drive, Port Dalhousie and West St. Catharines older adult centres
  • Russell Avenue and Port Weller community centres
  • Victoria Lawn Cemetery offices (visitation is always available from dawn to dusk)

Report fallen trees, slippery roads and sidewalks, blocked catch basins and sewer backups to 905.688.5600. Report power outages to Alectra Utilities at 905.684.8111.

St. Catharines Transit will operate on its holiday schedule on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 19. Transit returns to its regular schedule on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Visit for more information about bus schedules and routes.

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