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Recreation Cancellations & Updates

Current and scheduled cancellations / updates relating to recreation programs, facilities and outdoor sports fields are listed below.

Facility Closures in Effect

City recreation facilities and arenas are closed until further notice to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This impacts registered programs, drop-in programs, rentals, and fitness centres.

While we navigate through these closures, inquiries can be made to the Recreation and Culture Services staff at 705-739-4223 or recreation.information@barrie.ca (monitored Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm).

Program registrations, including withdrawals, transfers and refunds: As of Friday March 13th, all Winter session registered programs, camps, etc., have been cancelled and staff are in the process of issuing refunds.

Facility rental inquiries: As of Friday March 13th, all facility rentals have been cancelled and staff are in the process of issuing refunds. No new rentals will be accepted at this time.

Membership inquiries: As of Tuesday March 17th, all monthly payments for recreation membership have been put on hold and your membership will be extended by the length of the closure.

As of Friday, March 27, 2020 10:22 AM
ProgramStatusDate & TimeLocationReason
ALL City recreation facilities, community centres, and arenas Closed until further noticeSat, Mar 14 12:00 AMALLHelp stop spread of COVID-19
This impacts registered programs, drop-in programs, rentals, and fitness centres. While we navigate through these closures, inquiries can be made to the Recreation and Culture Services staff at 705-739-4223 or recreation.information@barrie.ca (monitored Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm).

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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