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Try a free fitness class and register for fall and winter programs at City's recreation and leisure open house

August 17, 2016 -

Register for your favourite programs or try out a new sport at the City of Kingston's recreation and leisure open house and program registration day Saturday, Aug 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. A highlight of the open house will be the opportunity to try out the fitness facilities at Artillery Park and INVISTA Centre for free during the event.

"Come try our welcoming, affordable facilities. Bring a friend, take a tour and try an activity. We have something for everyone," says Lynda Breen, supervisor recreation programs.

Program staff and information displays will be at both facilities and Breen encourages residents to sign up for fall and winter programming during the open house to ensure they get in to their favourite programs.

A free draw for a Wellness Pass will be held at each facility.

Free Open House Fitness Classes, Swims, Skates and Activities

The following activities will be held at the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.:

  • Information displays, 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Fitness & wellness centre tours and equipment demonstrations, 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Spin class, 12:30 to 12:50 p.m.
  • Core class, 1:00 to 1:20 p.m.
  • Public skating, 1 to 2:45 p.m.

The following activities will be held at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.:

  • Information displays, 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Open gym, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Family karate class, 12 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Adult karate class, 12:30 to 1 p.m.
  • Birthday party demo, 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Boulder wall activity and kickboxing class, 1 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Sport ball class and Cycle Fit, 1:30 to 2 p.m.
  • Boulder wall activity and pickle ball, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Swimming lesson assessments, aqua fitness and water sport demonstrations, 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information about the City's fitness centres go to .

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