The Fall/Winter 2022-23 Playbook—your guide to indoor and outdoor activities, programming and experiences—is now available online and at the Haldimand County Administration Building, libraries and museums. Highlights of the Playbook include:
Free skating programs for all ages
Free skating programs are offered at all four arenas, providing residents and visitors with options to keep active and have fun throughout the colder months. Public skates, preschool skates, child’s hockey skates, youth shinny, teen shinny, adult skate, adult shinny, women’s shinny and open figure skating are all free of charge and require no registration. Check the Playbook or the County’s website for locations, schedules and additional details.
Once the cold weather really sets in, check out Haldimand County’s two natural ice rinks in Fisherville and Selkirk; visit the County website for updates on conditions.
Walking tracks & low-impact exercise
Arenas in Caledonia, Cayuga and Dunnville have walking tracks open daily from 8 a.m. to closing. Please call the arena to confirm closing times. Seniors Sit To Be Fit, offered by the Haldimand Abilities Centre, is another popular, free program designed to increase participants’ strength, flexibility and endurance.
For enthusiasts of the great outdoors, Haldimand’s trails and parks have a lot to offer. Check out disc golf courses in Caledonia’s LaFortune Park (18 holes) or in Jarvis Lions Park (nine holes). You can also try out the Haldimand GeoTour, rated the second-most-popular geocaching experience in southwestern Ontario in 2021.
New this fall is The Ripple Effect, a series of hand-painted paddles installed along trails throughout the county. This latest series of public art is the second phase to the original PATH (Paddle Art Tour Haldimand), a county-wide display of more than 25 handmade wooden paddles painted by local artists. Details about the locations of these public art installations are available on the county website.
Museum and library programming/exhibits
Haldimand County’s museums and libraries also offer a variety of activities and programs, including exhibits, presentations, workshops and social opportunities. A full schedule of museum programs is available online; some programs require registration.
March Break Camps 2023
During March Break, the County’s camps and museum workshops will keep your children active and engaged. Pricing, locations and registration details are in the Playbook and online at link.haldimandcounty.ca.
Visit the Haldimand County Administration Building, your local library branches or museum to pick up a copy of the Playbook or find it online at haldimandcounty.ca/recreation-guide.