Effective Monday, Jan. 31 at 12:01 a.m. Ontario will begin the process of gradually easing COVID-19 restrictions, allowing City indoor recreation facilities to reopen at 50% capacity.

With key public health and health system indicators starting to show improvements, the Province will again move to Step 2 of its Roadmap to Reopen.

Reopening of Recreation Facilities and Programs

The following City facilities will be reopen effective Monday, Jan. 31 at 12:01 am:

  • Canada Games Complex – open with modified hours
  • Volunteer Pool – open with modified hours
  • Churchill Pool remains closed under renovation
  • Arenas: Fort William Gardens, Neebing, Delaney, Port Arthur, Grandview, Current River -  open with regular hours
  • Older Adult Centres: 55 Plus Centre and West Arthur -  Open Feb. 7 (River Street Café continues to offer take-out service, 11am – 2pm, Monday - Friday)
  • Community Centres: West Thunder, Current River, North End, Oliver Road, North McIntyre, Jumbo Gardens, South Neebing, Vale, Vickers Heights, West Arthur – operating hours may vary by Centre
  • Kinsmen Youth Centre returns to regular operating hours
  • Youth Inclusion Program returns to normal operating hours on Feb.1 
  • Baggage Building Arts Centre remains closed at this time
  • Water Garden Pavilion - open with modified hours (Prince Arthur’s Landing rink remains open)
  • Centennial Botanical Conservatory – open
  • City Hall and Victoriaville Civic Centre remain available by advanced appointment booking.

Concessions at all city arenas will remain closed until Feb.7 due to staffing issues.

The City’s outdoor rinks remain open. Washrooms and heated change rooms will also remain available as per the posted capacity and rules, but should only be used for changing, not staying inside for an extended period as per the provincial regulations.

City Hall & Victoriaville Civic Centre

City Hall will remain closed with service available by advanced appointment booking. As active screening is no longer required at Victoriaville Centre and McKellar Mall, access through all public entrances is now permitted during normal operating hours. The food court will be open to eat-in dining at 50% capacity. 

For a detailed list of city services, electronic services, information, and a list of phone numbers to make appointment bookings, visit the city’s online directory.

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Contact: Stacey Levanen, Supervisor – Corporate Communications & Community Engagement, 625-3650