Current and Upcoming Programs

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 What's New?
Welcome to our new layout for recreation registration with the Town of Gravenhurst. Here you'll find our registration system, ActiveNet, as well as information below on recurring Town recreation programs. Don't forget to check out other opportunities and offerings from great organizations in our community here.

Can't find something you're looking for? Send us an email to or give us a call at 705-687-3412.
 Timbits Soccer 
Timbits Soccer is offered in two ages (4-6 and 7-9).

We would like to thank Tim Hortons for sponsoring this program again in 2022. This program is a non-competitive league focusing on skill development and having fun. Each of the 8 sessions consists of skills, drills and a game. 

Registration for this program occurs at the end of March and closes in April. Please check back for the registration link. 

This program relies on the wonderful community of coaches that step forward for our young soccer stars. If you are interested in coaching a team this 2023 season, please reach out to or when registering for the program. 

-Participants must be the age listed by the first date of the program (This year was May 24th, 2022). 
-Team requests can not be accommodated. Siblings will be placed on same team only if they are in the same age group and unless otherwise requested.
-This program takes place on the Special Events Field at 1111 Bay St, Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1G7.
-Please note that if a game is cancelled due to inclement weather or field condition, an email will be sent by 2pm to the email used to register for the program as well as notice posted on the Town of Gravenhurst social media accounts. 

-We will make every effort reasonable to reschedule sessions, though this means they may be booked on a different night of the week.

 Swimming Lessons

There's something special about learning to swim in a lake.  
Registration for Gull Lake Rotary Park Swimming lessons begin at the end of April:

Please check back here for the link to register. 

The Town of Gravenhurst offers Lifesaving Society swimming lessons. For further details, visit the Lifesaving Society website here.

Please note that program scheduling is based on the availability of our instructing staff and if registration is too low in a specific session, lessons may be cancelled.

All swimming report cards will be received over SwimGen and can be accessed through our portal by clicking here. If you lose your swimmer's Participant ID, please email

Community Gardens
The Gravenhurst Community Garden was created in the spring of 2013 in partnership with Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, Chartwell Gravenhurst Retirement Residence, Gravenhurst Communities in Bloom Committee and YWCA Muskoka. The Community Garden is a public place to grow your own vegetables if you do not have enough space at home, or as a place to start small and learn about gardening, while meeting other gardeners in your community.

Located on the east side of the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre, the community garden consists of 30 raised box plots, available at three height levels. 

Registration for the upcoming 2023 growing season is available at the Centennial Centre or Online between April 1st - May 1st. There is a registration fee of $17.70 plus HST per plot for the gardening season, with an initial limit of three plots per family.
Registration opens on April 1st, check back for the link. 

For more information, please refer to this document

For more information, please email us at

 Public Skating

The following public skates take place at the Graeme Murray Arena in the Centennial Centre:

Weekend Public Skates - Fee is $2 at the door
Sundays: 11 am - 1 pm
Please note: There is no public skating December 25 or January 1. Thank you for your understanding.

Adult Leisure Skate - Fee is $2 at the door
Monday to Friday: 9 am -9:50 am
Please note: There is no Adult Leisure Skating between December 26 to January 2. Thank you for your understanding.

Holiday Skating - FREE!
December 28: 5 pm - 6 pm
January 3: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
January 5: 12 pm - 1:30 pm

PA Day Skating - Fee is $2 at the door
February 3: 11:30 am - 1 pm
March 3: 11:30 am - 1 pm

Please note the following posted information

All patrons who participate in ice skating programs must respect the following rules:

  • Follow all direction from Arena Operators and Town Staff 
  • Children 10 years of age and younger must be actively supervised by a responsible person 16 years of age or older. 
  • It is recommended that all skaters wear a CSA approved  helmet while on the ice. 
  • Only industry approved skate aides are permitted on the ice surface.

Prohibited Activities

  • No spitting or nasal expelling
  • No rough play, tag, racing, foul language or inappropriate behaviour
  • No carrying children while on the ice surface (including baby carriers)
  • No food or drink on the ice surface
  • No use of cell phones while on the ice
  • No shoes and/or strollers on the ice
  • No sitting on the boards
  • No hockey sticks/pucks are permitted during Public Skating times
  • Skate with the direction of all skaters
  • Please exit the ice surface promptly when buzzer rings

If you have any questions, please reach out to

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