Update on City recreation facilities in response to omicron variant

Posted on Tuesday December 14, 2021

With the recent announcement from Region of Waterloo Public Health confirming cases of the Omicron variant among region residents, the community is being asked to reduce all non-essential contact with others, including sports contact. As a result, the City is adjusting its recreation offerings to better keep the community safe.

Registration for winter programs has been postponed until further notice while we await provincial direction. Updates for winter registration will be posted on our Register for a Program page. Fall programs will continue as scheduled.

Holiday public skates and swims will be going ahead but with reduced capacity. Residents are still asked to register in advance and are reminded that proof of vaccination is required. For a schedule of public skates and swims, visit our website. Please note that effective December 20, 2021, proof of vaccination will be required for youth aged 12 to 17 years when entering recreational facilities.

The City will still be offering winter break camps at the John Dolson Centre but with limited capacity. The current camps going ahead include:

  • Kinder Camp (ages 4-5)
  • Winter Break Camp (ages 6-12)

For more information and to register for camp, visit www.cambridge.ca/camps.

The City has also made the difficult decision to cancel the Winterfest New Year’s Eve Skate event. However, residents can still enjoy the festive Winter Illumination installations across the city until Jan 2. For a map of the light displays, visit www.cambridgecelebrates.ca. As well, the holiday digital light projection show outside the Old Post Office continues to run weekly (Thursday to Sunday).

The City will continue to monitor the situation under guidance from Public Health and will provide updates as they become available.