Book Summer Ice Now

Kenora Recreation Centre is taking bookings for summer ice time at Keewatin Memorial Arena.

Time slots available from July 15 through August 31, 2019.

Check out the ice schedule availability at Keewatin Memorial Arena and call 807-467-2087 to reserve now!


Christmas Public Swims and Skate Schedule

Holiday Swims and Skates

The Kenora Recreation Centre has planned a full schedule of holiday skating and swimming starting Sunday, December 23rd to keep families active over the Christmas break.

Triple P.L.A.Y has sponsored various swims and skates which means admission is FREE!  Check the schedule for those sponsored times.

Once again, the Kenora Rotary Club is hosting a FREE family fun evening on New Year’s Eve from 4 – 7 p.m.

Christmas Holiday Public Swims and Skates 2018


KRC Halloween Promotion

Handout something different this Halloween.  Trick or Treat?

Instead of handing out candy, let’s give the kids fun!

Purchase 10 for $10 complimentary children passes to the Kenora Recreation Centre for skating or swimming.

Offer begins October 9th – 31st

Halloween promotion 2018

Get Fit at the Lake

Starting Monday July 9, 2018, the Kenora Recreation Centre will offer Waterfit and BOGA Fit at  Garrow Park on Rabbit Lake.   The new lake programming is included in both the Annual and 90 day membership packages.   Single or multiple visit passes may be purchased to participate also.

Monday to Thursday
Waterfit            9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
BOGA Fit        10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


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.

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 Pool Summer Closure

Please be advised the Kenora Recreation Centre will be closing its POOL on June 30, 2017 to accommodate upgrades to the pool deck and to complete annual maintenance.

The POOL will reopen on September 5, 2017 and we look forward to welcoming you back then.

We thank you for your understanding and support, as we continue to ensure that our facilities are maintained to the high standards our customers have come to expect.

Questions regarding the pool closure can be directed to Casey Pyykka, Acting Recreation Services Division Lead, at 807-467-2987 or