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Events and Specials

Ottawa Fit 150

Celebrate Canada’s Birthday

In order to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, participating recreation centres across Ottawa will be hosting 150 special fitness events. These 150 special events and programs will run from June 3 to December 31, 2017.

Special Events

​Don’t forget to take pictures and share your experiences on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #OttawaFit150.

Group Fitness

Date Event Location Time Fee Description
October 23 Beatlemania - Fitness Room François Dupuis Recreation Centre  6:45 am to 9:30 pm Drop in Fee or Membership From opening to close, the fitness room will play classic hits from The Beatles! 
October 28 Interval Training - Costume Madness Plant Recreation Centre 8:45 to 9:45 am Drop in Fee or Membership In time for Halloween join us for a sweaty interval based workout – in costume of course!
October 31 Zumba Dance off in Costume Kanata Leisure Centre 7:30 to 8:30 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Show us your rhythm and beats!  Dress up and join us in a Latin inspired dance off!
October 31 Disco Fever TMC François Dupuis Recreation Centre  6:30 to 7:30 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Total Muscle Conditioning inspired by the era of Disco
November 28 80's Throwback TMC François Dupuis Recreation Centre 6:30 to 7:30 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Total Muscle Conditioning 80’s style.
December 10 Reindeer Bootcamp Challenge St-Laurent Recreation Complex 10:30 to 11:30 am Drop in Fee or Membership Antlers required! Join this bootcamp challenge inspired by the Christmas season!

Spinning

Date Event Location Time Fee Description
October 27 Zombie Indoor Cycle Greenboro Community Centre 9 to 10 am Drop in Fee or Membership This scary ride will take you through a Halloween themed journey.  Dress up and come ride!
October 30 Zombie Ride Kanata Leisure Centre 7:45 to 8:45 am Free This scary ride will take you through a Halloween themed journey.  Dress up and come ride!
December 12 Christmas Spin with Baby Ray Friel Recreation Complex 10:30 am to 11:30 am Drop in Fee or Membership Bring your baby and enjoy this Christmas inspired indoor cycling class!
December 20 Reindeer Ride Kanata Lesiure Centre 7:45 to 8:45 am Drop in Fee or Membership Join this Christmas inspired indoor cycling ride.  Carrots and Antlers required!

Other Special Events

Date Event Location Time Fee Description
October 14 Family Roller Disco Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park

5 to 7 pm, 

8 to 10 pm

$9.25

Want a blast from the past? Join us for a retro family roller disco with an awesome DJ! Rental skates are available in advance from the Ottawa Quad Rollerskating Club. Children 14 years and under are required to attend with an adult.

October 22 Zombie Run Ray Friel Recreation Complex 1 to 6 pm Drop in Fee or Membership This team relay will keep your blood pumping as you make a dash for safety. Teams are to complete a 42km segment in this zombie infested course before time runs out.
November 10 50's Day Kanata Leisure Centre Regular Operating Hours Drop in Fee or Membership Join the Kanata Leisure Centre Team in supporting the 50’s, all are welcome to come in your 50’s wear… be it your hair or your flare? Enjoy 50’s music all day long!
December 23 Reindeer Run Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven 9:05 to 10:05 am Drop in Fee or Membership Join this Christmas inspired indoor cycling ride.  Carrots and Antlers required!

Big band dances

Swing the night away

Big Band Dances

 Enjoy the sounds of Ottawa’s best Big Bands at Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre (Lakeside Gardens), Britannia Park.

Enjoy the sounds of Ottawa’s best big bands at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, in Britannia Park. No dance experience necessary; singles and couples welcome! Dress is casual, but if you are celebrating a special event, black tie is optional! We have lots of room for dancing plus we are wheel chair accessible.

Doors open at 6:30 pm with the band playing from 7 to 11 pm.

Reasonably priced alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages by the Newport Restaurant, cash only please. Keep up your energy for dancing with a light buffet of sandwiches, fruit platters, dessert squares, tea and coffee halfway through the evening.

2017 Dances

  • October 12 - Harvest Moon featuring, The Monterey Swing Band (Barcode: 1107842)
    • Dinner and dance: $45.50 (Barcode: 1107847)
  • December 7 - Yuletide Ball featuring The Pharaohs (Barcode: 1107854)

Admission

  • $20 per person in advance
  • $24 per person at the door

Location

Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre 

Want to learn or brush up on your ballroom dancing skills or purchase tickets online? Recreation Guide.

Sponsored by

Riverpark Place & Stillwater Creek Retirement Residences, Biagio's Italian Kitchen, Baja Burger Shack, Newport Restaurant, The Musicians' Association of Ottawa-Gatineau, The Lakeside Players, Ottawa Valley Tours, and Fifty Five Plus Magazine.

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.

Fisher Park Community Centre

Goulbourn Recreation Complex

Nepean Sportsplex

Ray Friel Recreation Complex

Walter Baker Sports Centre

Christmas craft show

Find unique one-of-a-kind items at the Christmas Craft Show, featuring over 140 talented artisans, artists and designers and their creations including clothing, jewellery, gourmet food and Christmas decorations. 

Information: sportsplexchristmascraftshow@ottawa.ca
613-580-2424 ext. 41238
Nepean Sportsplex
1701 Woodroffe Avenue

New applicants

The 2018 application form will be available coming soon.