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Drop In Activities

Aerial view of The Libro Centre

Winter 2024 Drop-In Programs

The Libro Centre offers a variety of drop-in programs for all ages to keep you and your family active and healthy.

Payments can be made at the front desk via Cash, Debit, Credit Card.

To contact the Recreation Department, 519-736-5712 or recreation@amherstburg.ca

Pilates

NEW! Try out Pilates for FREE on Saturday, March 16 at the Libro Centre
Taught by Simmie Sereg, certified Pilates instructor, this class has been curated to act as the perfect intro to Pilates!
This 45 minute class walks you through the foundation of a strong Pilates practice. We will focus on the key principles along with a few fundamental poses and cool down. Modifications, variations and progressions will be provided to allow space for people with all fitness backgrounds and mobility.

You may bring a yoga mat if you have one but they are not required

Libro Centre
(519) 736-5712
recreation@amherstburg.ca

Parent & Tot - Skating

Description: Parents and preschoolers can have fun and be active during this open skate time.  See below for cancellation dates. See below for cancellations. 

Age

Day

Time

Cost

Location

0+

Tuesdays
Fridays
Fridays

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 am
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

$2/child
$2/child
$2/child

Rink B 
Rink B
Rink A

 

Note: One parent or guardian must remain on the ice at all times. Parents skate at no cost.

For your safety, skates must be worn on the ice.

Helmets are strongly encouraged.

Skate aids are permitted. Chairs and strollers are prohibited.

Cancellation dates: 

Walking Wednesdays with Phil

Description: Join us for guided exploration walks on the Libro Trail with Phil Roberts. These hikes are casual, easy walking on our three kilometer, granular-paved, nature trail, lasting an hour or slightly more. Each week Phil will attempt to bring a unique experience based on what Mother Nature has to offer in the Big Creek wetlands and uplands.

Phil Roberts started his career working in the national park system and for conservation authorities in Ontario including the Essex Region Conservation Authority. He is an accomplished wildlife control specialist, ecologist and avian researcher. He has a master permit to band birds specializing in raptors, passerines and waterfowl and is an active and founding member of the Holiday Beach Migration Observatory. Phil has a long-standing record of being involved in environmental initiatives, habitat creation, restoration projects, avian migration monitoring, and population census research

Dress for the weather. If the weather is inclement and the class needs to be cancelled we will post on our Living Amherstburg Facebook page.

Age

Day

Time

Cost

Location

All Ages

No Dates at this time

8:30 am

 $4/person per drop-in
(Pay at the front desk inside the Libro Centre)

Meet in the Libro Lobby

Figure Skating

Description: Open skate time for figure skaters only. See below for cancellation dates

Age

Day

Time

Cost

Location

All Ages

Wednesdays
Thursday
Fridays

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 am
8:00 am - 9:00 am

 $5/person

Rink B 

 

Cancellation dates: 

Adult Drop-in Hockey

Description: Bring your friends and start a pick-up game. This program is unstructured and unsupervised.
Sticks and pucks are not provided. Helmets are required.
This program ends at the end of March. See below for cancellation dates.

Age

Day

Time

Cost

Location

18+

Tuesdays
Thursdays
Fridays
Saturdays

8:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
8:00 pm - 9:50

 $5/person

Rink B 

 

Cancellation dates: February 15, March 2

Youth Skating

Description: Drop-in Youth Skating is an open skate time for youth to have an opportunity for physical activity and time to practice skating - an ideal program for families and educators who offer home-schooling and learning pods during the day

Note: Unlike Public Skating, Youth Drop-in Skating is not staffed and is skate at your own risk. This is not to be used for pick-up hockey, sticks and pucks are not allowed.

 

Age

Day

Time

Cost

Location

17 and under
(Ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Thursdays
Saturdays

10:00 am - 11:00 am
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

$3/person
$3/person

Rink B 

 

Cancellation Dates: March 2

NEW Beginner Skating

Description: Beginner skating is a dedicated time for those new to skating or those looking to come with a partner to practice basic skills in an environment that is not intimidating. Skate aids and trainers are allowed. This ice time is unsupervised and unstructured. There is an expectation that anyone who is a beginner is assisted by a person on skates that has basic skating ability.
See below for cancellations

Age

Day

Time

Cost

Location

All Ages


Saturdays

11:30 am - 12:20 pm

$4/person
$12/family of same household
(max of 5)

Rink B 


Cancellation Dates: March 2, March 23

Public Skating 

Description: Public Skating is a fun and energetic activity to try with friends or the whole family.
NEW: Use of Skate Aids are no longer permitted. Please see our Beginner Skate and Parent & Tot skating programs for ice time with use of Skate Aid

Public Skating is not a ‘learn to skate’ program (see Beginner Skating). There is an expectation that those planning to participate have a basic skill level. Or, in the case of children, they are being assisted by a person on skates that has basic skating ability. 

Cancellation Dates: February 24, March 2, March 9, March 23

Age

Day

Time

Cost

Location

All Ages


Saturdays

12:30 pm - 2:20 pm

$4/person
$12/family of same household
(max of 5)

Rink B 


Skates are not provided and helmets are encouraged. 

Skating admission is based on rink capacity


 PUBLIC SKATING RULES

1.     EVERYONE ON THE ICE MUST WEAR SKATES.

2.     LISTEN AND ADHERE TO THE SKATE PATROLS AT ALL TIMES.

3.     REMAIN OFF THE ICE UNTIL AFTER THE ZAMBONI DOORS HAVE BEEN CLOSED.

4.     SMOKING, CHEWING GUM, EATING FOOD OR DRINKS ON THE ICE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

5.     RACING, HORSEPLAY, TAG GAMES, SKATING BACKWARDS OR FIGURE SKATE MANEUVERS ARE NOT                ALLOWED.

6.     SKATE IN A CONTROLLED MANNER AND IN THE SAME DIRECTION AS ALL OTHER SKATERS. DO NOT USE          YOUR CELL PHONE WHILE SKATING

7.     STANDING ALONG OR SITTING ON TOP OF THE BOARD IS NOT ALLOWED.

8.     RESPECT SKATERS IN TRAINING.

9.     FOR SAFETY REASONS THE CARRYING OF CHILDREN IS NOT PERMITTED.

10.   WHEEL CHAIRS ARE ALLOWED ON THE ICE, PROVIDED THEY ARE IN CONTROL AT ALL TIMES BY A                  COMPETENT SKATER.

11.   USE OF A HELMET IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

12.   FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES IS REASON FOR REMOVAL FROM THE PREMISES
13.   SKATE AIDS ARE NOT ALLOWED

Seniors Public Skating

Description: Senior Public Skating is an open skate time for adults over the age of 60.  See dates below for cancellations

Age

Day

Time

Cost

Location

60+

Monday
Wednesday
Sunday

9:00 am - 10:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

 $4/person

Rink B 

 

Cancellation Dates: February 11, February 19, March 3

Drop-in Yoga (all abilities)

Description: Join Zachara for Friday morning drop-in yoga. Benefits include increased balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion and stress reduction. All abilities welcome and accommodations can be provided

 

Age

Day

Time

Cost

Location

16+

Fridays

9:30 am - 10:30 am

$5/person
$4/seniors

Community Room

 Cancellations Dates:

Parent & Tot - Music and Movement 

Update: This program is now part of the Turf Tots program. See Parent & Tot - Turf Tots

Description:
This drop-in program is designed in a way that allows toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents to have social interactions with a musical theme in an unstructured way. Children can dance and play with musical instruments and play with other various sensory props and materials.

Parent & Tot - Turf Tots

Turf Tots is an indoor drop-in activity that allows children between the ages of 0-5 years space to run, develop their gross motor skills and use equipment provided the Recreation Services Division and the Essex Power Fund such as crawl tunnels, foam blocks, and sports equipment. There is no instructor, so parent supervision is mandatory. Play is at your own risk.

Age

Day

Time

Cost

Location

0-5 yrs

Monday
Wednesday
Friday

Sunday 'Fun-day'




10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

9:00 am - 11:00 am




$2/child
$2/child
$2/child

FREE





Indoor Turf
Indoor Turf
Indoor Turf

Indoor Turf





 

No Turf Tots on the following dates:
 

Sunday "Funday" Turf Tots!

This program is sponsored by:

Bright Child Montessori

 

 

Program Cancellations:

• Should the minimum number of participants not be achieved 48 hours prior to the start of the program, the program will be cancelled.

• Should we cancel your program, your preference of a full refund, credit on account, or enrolment in another available program (of equal value) will be made.

• Please allow 3 weeks for processing and mailing of a refund cheque.

• Payments made by credit card or debit card will be refunded back to the card.

 Withdrawals & Transfers:

• Full refunds will only be considered 48 hours prior to the first class.

• After the first class, refunds will be prorated from the date of request.

• No refunds will be granted after 3 classes have been held.  

• Requests received less than 24 hours before a class will result in that class being considered attended.

Participant Behaviour:

The Town of Amherstburg wants to ensure that we create a safe and pleasurable environment for all of our participants. We make every reasonable effort for our programming to be enjoyable by all. While our staff is trained to address inappropriate behaviour from participants of all ages, we will not accept disrespectful or aggressive behaviour. If inappropriate behaviour is not changed, a participants’ actions may lead to removal from our programs and services without refund.

Media/Town Photographs:

By participating in public events held in conjunction with the Department of Parks, Facilities, Recreation & Culture, all participants grant the Town of Amherstburg the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use photographs in any manner deemed appropriate. The usage includes but is not limited to the Town’s Social Media Platforms and all other advertising materials. Participant’s photo/name could be used for public information without additional consideration or compensation.

If you do not wish your child to be photographed please information Recreation Services in writing at recreation@amherstburg.ca