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Free youth weight and cardio summer membership

From July 2 to August 31, 2023, as part of a new partnership, Tony Graham Automotive Group and the City will launch a free weight and cardio summer membership for youth at select City facilities.

More information to follow soon.

Additional free activities for teens and children are available through the Play Free program.

Gift certificates

Gift certificates are available for purchase at City of Ottawa recreation or culture facilities.

  • Gift certificates can be redeemed at recreation facilities or Client Service Centres to register for the program of your choice.
  • You can also request the value of the gift certificate be credited to your account for later use during online registration.

The following service will be provided in person. We strongly recommend you schedule an appointment with us, but walk-ins will be accepted between 8:30 am and noon, and 1 and 4 pm.

Please select a location to book an appointment time:

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Birthday party packages

Skip the work and plan your next birthday party with the City of Ottawa. Our recreation facilities offer a fun, safe and affordable place to party with friends and family. Private rooms, well equipped kitchens, and at some locations, even event coordinators are available. All your birthday parties can be simple and stress free. Contact your neighbourhood recreation centre for more information.

Party in our pool

Splish! Splash! Under the watchful eye of well trained lifeguards, our indoor swimming and wave pools offer group rates for the perfect spot to host a birthday party. Select pools have rooms to rent to complete the party with your snacks and cake. Contact your neighbourhood pool for more information.

Party on the ice

Slip on your skates for a private rental or join a public skating session! After enjoying your ice activity, rent a room at select arenas to serve your hot chocolate and cake. To book ice time contact our City Wide Allocations staff.

Specialized parties

Many recreation facilities offer themed or specialized parties to make your child’s birthday a special one! Qualified staff will customize games, sports and crafts for a perfect celebration! Our Arts Centres offer creative workshops such as multi-media, drama, jazz dance, pottery and even clowning!

Contact the facilities below for more information: