Book Summer Ice Time Now

We are now taking bookings for summer ice at the Keewatin Memorial Arena for July 9 through September 1, 2018.  The cost is $160.64 per hour, plus applicable taxes.  Those interested in summer skate times should contact the Kenora Recreation Centre at 807-467-2087.

Swim Cancellations April 14-15, 2018

The Kenora Recreation Centre Aquatic Facility will be hosting a swim meet April 14 and 15, 2018.   To accommodate the meet, changes to the current swim schedule have been made to the public swim times.

Saturday April 14 and Sunday 15 Cancellations:
Public Swim
Family Swim
Lane Swim
Tot Swim

Please note: Swim and Play will still take place on Saturday.

The Hot Tub and Sauna remain open during regular hours.

Come out and Support your Local Swim Team!



Family Day 2018

All City buildings and offices are closed on Family Day, Monday February 19, 2018,

except the Kenora Recreation Centre – open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Family Day Poster 2018



Kenora Recreation Centre Staff Complete HIGH FIVE® Training for Children’s Programming

For Immediate Release

Kenora Recreation Centre Staff Complete HIGH FIVE® Training for Children’s Programming

Kenora, ON – In October 2017, two staff members of the Kenora Recreation Centre, Casey Pyykka, Community Liaison Coordinator, and Crystal Stokes, Aquatic Facilitator, attended a three day training clinic offered by HIGH FIVE. This unique training focuses on child development and creating positive active experiences for children.

“Incorporating the HIGH FIVE Principles into our programs ensures that our programming is planned and delivered with a Child First focus,” says Casey Pyykka.

Crystal Stokes adds, “We now have a quality assurance standard to apply to our programs that gives parents and caregivers the peace of mind in knowing their children are engaging in recreation programs that focus on the elements of Friendship, Participation, Mastery and Play, while in the presence of a Caring Adult”.

Crystal and Casey have achieved the status of Trainer in two of HIGH FIVE’s programs – Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD), and QUEST 2. In 2016 the Senior Aquatics Staff obtained their PHCD Certificates and in January 2018, an in-house training session took place for all student aquatics staff, picture below. It is also planned that summer staff and other day camp leaders will receive the same training on this innovative approach.

For the community, Crystal and Casey plan to host training sessions for organizations or groups involved with children’s sports and recreation. Watch for advertisements on social media and on upcoming sessions. Interested organizations may contact Casey or Crystal directly to make arrangements also.

High Five Positive Impacts Poster

HIGH FIVE is Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for children’s programs and holds true to the following five Principles of healthy child development that our research indicates are essential for providing a positive experience for kids.
• A Caring Adult
• Friends
• Play
• Mastery
• Participation
HIGH FIVE’s unique and proprietary approach is built on a Quality Framework, consisting of:
• Training and Development for staff
• Program Assessments using the scientifically-validated QUEST 2 Tool
• Establishing Policies and Procedures to manage risk
• Creating Awareness of high quality programs for kids
HIGH FIVE provides an evidence-based approach to positive experiences for kids, empowering them to excel in life.

KRC staff High Five Trained
Kenora Recreation Centre student aquatics staff show off their HIGH FIVE training certificates.

Contact Information:
Casey Pyykka, Community Liaison Coordinator

Crystal Stokes, Aquatic Facilitator

KRC Offers Two for One Special This Valentine’s Day

Kenora Recreation Centre is offering a Two for One Special this Valentine’s Day.  Bring a friend to the gym or pool for FREE on Wednesday February 4, 2018.   See the poster below for details.

KRC Two for One Valentines Day Special


Next PD Day Come to the Kenora Recreation Centre

PD Day Activities

The next PD day is Friday January 26, 2018.  Keep the kids busy at the Kenora Recreation Centre with special swims and skates, or sign up for Awesome Adventure Day Camp.


Changes to Evening Swims

Changes to Evening Swim Times

To accommodate new BOGA Mat waterfit classes, changes have been made to the leisure and lane swims.   The Lane Pool will only be available for leisure swim from 6:30 – 7:15 pm on Monday and Wednesday from November 13 to December 20, 2017.   The evening Lane Swim will change on Wednesday only from 8:30 – 9:30 pm from November 15 to December 20, 2017.

For questions about the swim changes, please contact Crystal Stokes, Aquatics Facilitator, at 807-467-2594.

Register Now for Water Fit Classes

The Kenora Recreation Centre has released the waterfit schedule for September and October.  The schedule includes aquafit classes as well as BOGA mat 10 class sessions.  To register contact the Kenora Recreation Centre, 807-467-2087.