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St. Catharines is a recreational jewel set on the shore of Lake Ontario, just below the stunning Niagara Escarpment. For families or individuals alike, there is no shortage of opportunities for residents to enjoy an active lifestyle -- even in winter.

Fall / Winter 2018 Leisure Guide - Available Now!

The new Fall / Winter Leisure Guide is out now. Check out the options below on how to get your copy:2017 Fall Winter Leisure Guide cover


  • Download a PDF version of the Leisure Guide
  • Paper copies are available at these locations:
    • City Hall
    • St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
    • Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre
    • St. Catharines older adult centres and community centres

 Fall / Winter Program Registration

Registered Fall Aquatic Programs

  • Registered fall aquatic programs were scheduled to begin Sept. 11 but have been moved to Oct. 2 to accommodate repairs to the ceiling in the pool area at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre.
  • All of the fall registered aquatic programs listed in the Leisure Guide will still be offered. However, programs will be shortened to either 10 or 9 weeks, depending on the program.
  • Download a PDF copy of the Leisure Guide to see the revised fall aquatics programming schedule. Paper copies will be available at City recreation facilities as of Monday, Aug. 28.
  • ePlay, the City's online recreation registration system, will be updated by Aug. 29 with revised start dates and prices for registered fall aquatic programs.
  • Only fall aquatic programs are affected by the work at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre.
  • Other fall recreation programs and winter aquatic programs will run as listed in the Leisure Guide.

Online Registration (St. Catharines residents only)

Online registration starts Tuesday, August 29 at 6 p.m.

  • Individuals looking to register online must have a Login ID and Pin Code prior to registration. You cannot obtain a Pin Code and ID during the online registration process - you must have them in advance.
  • It can take up to 48 hours to receive a Login ID and Pin Code, so we recommend requesting them at least two days before the start of program registration.
  • Login IDs and Pin Codes can be requested at www.stcatharines.ca/ePlay

How to register if you already have your login ID and PIN number

  1. Go to www.stcatharines.ca/ePlay
  2. Click the link titled "Log in or request a Client Barcode (Login ID)/PIN Number reset"
  3. Enter your ID and PIN 
  4. Enter the 5-digit code(s) for the program(s) you're interested in
  5. Pay using Visa or MasterCard.
  6. You will receive email confirmation upon completion (keep this for income tax purposes)

If you DON'T have a login ID and PIN number or if you've forgotten them

  1. Go to www.stcatharines.ca/ePlay
    • To request a new ID and Pin, click the link titled "Obtain your Client Barcode (Login ID) and PIN Number"
    • If you've forgotten your ID or Pin, click the link titled "Log in or request a Client Barcode (Login ID)/PIN Number reset" 
  2. You will receive your ID and PIN via email within 48 hours.

In person Registration (St. Catharines residents only)

In person registration starts Wednesday, August 30 at 8:30 a.m. at the following locations:

  • Citizens First counter at City Hall - 50 Church St., Second Floor
  • Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre - 240 St. Paul St. W
  • St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre - 425 Carlton St.

Non-Resident Registration

Individuals who do not live in St. Catharines can register for programs as of Thursday, August 31 at 6 p.m.

  • Online at www.stcatharines.ca/ePlay
  • Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre - 240 St. Paul St. W
  • St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre - 425 Carlton St.
  • Citizens First counter at City Hall - 50 Church St., Second Floor (as of 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1)

Public Skating and Hockey Schedule

Girl with ice skatesThe City of St. Catharines operates three arenas with seven ice pads conveniently located throughout the city. They provide citizens and visitors with the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of healthy activities for all ages and skill levels.

Download our Public Skating and Hockey Schedule (PDF format) to view dates, times and locations in one document, or view our Arenas and Ice Rinks page for additional information.

 

 

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