It’s never too cold or too hot for Oakville’s active community, and it doesn’t matter how old you are. One way to keep track of the plethora of daily drop-in classes at Oakville’s dynamic, multi-use facility, the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC), is by going to www.active.oakville.ca. Rock climbing, zumba, textile classes, ukulele groups, and woodworking are just some of what you’ll find on there.
Hockey is in full swing right now! The Oakville Recreational Hockey League (ORHL) is for adults (ages 18+), while Oakville’s very own Hockey Development program (OHD) caters to ages six to seventeen. If something less structured is more up your alley, check out the recreational skating times at Oakville’s 6 indoor rinks (for outdoor rinks, click here). One of the indoor options, where the ORHL plays, is at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex: home to an Olympic-sized ice pad and three NHL-sized ice pads.
There’s more: the Minor Oaks Hockey Association (MOHA) is home to the Jr. Timbits program, which gets kids on the ice starting at age 4—among many more programs, from house leagues all the way to rep. options. If you want a break from the snow and ice, there’s always the Oakville Soccer Club (OSC), which caters to both youth and adults, and of course, has recreational indoor leagues that run throughout the winter. The OSC holds the title as the largest amateur soccer club North America, and they have the extensive resources that come with that.
The Oakville Gymnastics Club (OGC) is another state-of-the-art spot for all year round action for all ages, both recreational and competitive. There’s trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and there are even parents and toddler programs for children 18 months to 3 years old.
The options are endless in Oakville, and the YMCA is no exception. The Y of Oakville provides childcare beginning at 18 months, followed by before and after school programs or care during P.A. Days and holidays. Day camps and aquatic programs during the summer or March break are an option too! And for adults, you’ll find group fitness and nutrition programs, so you can keep up with you soon-to-be-soccer/hockey-star kids!
Looking for a local escape this winter? Head to Magnolia House Spa and you won’t be disappointed. You probably won’t want to leave. For mothers (or moms-to-be) looking to get involved, check out this blog: www.oakvillemoms.com. PS: You can start registering your children for March break camps on January 1st. This is the 2016/2017 fall and winter guide with all the details!