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COVID-19 Recreation
Updates & Cancellations

This page contains up-to-date information re COVID-19 impacts on recreation services. ​​​​The City regularly consults with, and follows advice from, the Simcoe Muskoka Dist​rict Health Unit​.​​

​Facilities Closed U​ntil Further Notice

Allandale Recreation Centre, Holly Community Centre, East Bayfield Community Centre, Eastview Arena and Sadlon Arena​ are closed until further notice as part of the provincewide shutdown. Other community centres remain closed. 

Outdoor Rin​​ks

Select outdoor rinks are open, with limitations. Please visit barrie.ca/rinks​ for full up-to-date information.

Virtual Recreation Programming

Virtual fitness classes are open to all users with play.barrie.ca accounts (new users can create an account). For safety and security reasons, all participants are required to have a Zoom account to access virtual fitness classes. ​See full details about virtual fitness classes.​

Recreation Fees & Memberships

During the period when recreation facilities are closed, monthly payments for all recreation memberships (recPASS) have been paused until centres re-open and in-person programming begins. Membership expiry dates will be extended by the number of days equal to the period of clo​​​sure. RecPASS members can use their membership to access virtual programming, free of charge. The City is also accepting new recreation accounts. Sign up for an account at play.barrie.ca

Frequently Asked Questions

​How will I receive my refund for a class I booked after December 24? 

Refunds will be credited to your recreation account. 

Can I purchase a recPASS (membership) while facilities are closed?

Yes. Call a recreation centre to purchase a membership. Please note, only credit card is accepted for membership payment at this time. Your pass will give you access to our virtual programs. Once centres are able to reopen, you will need to come into a centre to fully activate your pass and access in-person programming. ​

​How do I cancel my recPASS (membership)? 

Members can cancel their existing fitness memberships by emailing recinfo@barrie.ca or by calling a local recreation centre.


There are no cancellations or updates at this time. Please check back soon.

Recreation Cancellations & Updates

Our priorities are safety and communication. Sometimes unexpected events necessitate that a program or service must be moved, postponed or cancelled outright. In those circumstances we will post the relevant information as soon as it is available. Every effort will be made to makeup the affected missed classes.

On inclement weather days, decisions about program cancellations and outdoor sports fields closures will be made by 3:00 p.m. and the information posted. We endeavor to list all current emergency or unexpected cancellations or closures for City of Barrie recreation programs, events, skating and public swimming times as well as recreation facility and outdoor sports field closures. However, we cannot guarantee that all cancellations and closures will be listed here. All City of Barrie programming may be subject to change. Please use your own best judgment to assess local road conditions before venturing out.

Contact information

For more information, please contact the Inclement Weather Hotline at (705) 739-4215 email at recreation.information@barrie.ca.


Reasons Explained

Weather
Programs: Activities may be cancelled, postponed or moved due to inclement weather. Outdoor Facilities/Sports Fields: In the event of heavy rains, the Department may close or restrict the use of outdoor facilities and sports fields if they are deemed to be unplayable.   

Instructor Availability
Instructors may have an unforeseen availability due to extenuating circumstances. Every effort will be made to reschedule any affected classes.

Facility Issue
Unforeseen circumstances may cause a facility to be unavailable or unusable. Every effort will be made to relocate and/or make up the affected classes.

Beach Closure
As a result of Health Unit orders.

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