City of Kitchener

Family Day

In the depths of winter, in that long period of time between New Year's Day and Easter, you need a rest - what better way than with your family! Family Day in Ontario is always the third Monday of February - this year that's Feb. 15.

In Kitchener, we are looking forward to celebrating with your family at our many facilities - in fact - there is so much going on, we're celebrating all weekend! 

All weekend

The Aud & Arenas--visit for a complete list of free community skates and special public skates.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Xtreme Ice Racing, 7 p.m. at The Aud.

Don't miss this thrilling event! Motorcycle racers go from zero-60 km/h in under three-seconds on ice! Learn more and get your tickets at

Sunday, Feb. 14

Mill Courtland Community Centre, Winter Fun Fair, 1-4 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, Feb. 14 for an afternoon of carnival games, refreshments and treats. No registration required. Call 519-741-2491 for more information.

Monday, Feb 15

Breithaupt Centre Building hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Check out our family day schedule. Regular swim admission rates and guidelines apply. Swimming lessons and leisure courses cancelled.

Bridgeport Community Centre, Family Skate and Indoor Activities, 2-4 p.m.

Join us for a family skate on our outdoor rink and then warm up inside with fun indoor activities. No registration required. Call 519-741-2271 for more information.

Centreville Chicopee Community Centre, Family Skate and Movie, 1-4 p.m.

Lace up your skates and hit the ice rink or enjoy a great movie with your family and your community. Call 519-741-2490 for more information.

Country Hills Community Centre, Skating Party, 3-7 p.m.

Show off your best moves at our skating party while our DJ spins groovy tunes. Enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and popcorn. No registration required. Call 519-741-2596 for more information.

Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre, Movie and Pizza, 5-7 p.m.

Join us for a family movie, Big Hero 6 along with popcorn and a slice of pizza. Bring your blanket if you want to cuddle up and enjoy the show. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, tickets must be picked up in advance as no tickets will be available at the door. This event is sponsored by Pathway Community Church and is free to all community members.  Call 519-741-2641 for more information.

Downtown Community Centre

VPNA - Winter Skating Party  in Victoria Park near the Clock tower - 1-3 p.m.

Central Frederick Neighbourhood Association and King East Neighbourhood Association will celebrate on Sunday, Feb. 28 with a Winter Fun Event at Weber Park. Call 519-741-2501 for more information.

Forest Heights Community Centre, Fun for all Ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Walk over together as a family, offer a neighbour a ride to the centre, or come on your own and meet our community centre family!  A variety of activities will be available for different age groups including storytelling times, music workshops, youth gym time, outdoor skating and an adult card tournament.  Grab a coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, and a bag of popcorn.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Call 519-741-2621 for more information.

Kingsdale Community Centre, BBQ & Board Games, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, board games, juggling, and a BBQ. If you have a favourite board game please bring it along. No registration required. Call 519-741-2540 for more information.

Stanley Park Community Centre at Lyle Hallman Pool, Fun Family Day Swim, 12:30-4 p.m.

Join us for a family swim, crafts, refreshments and more! Refreshments and Crafts - 12:30-4 p.m.

Swim A - 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Swim B - 3-4 p.m.

Tickets available at the Stanley Park Community Centre - 505 Franklin St N. Swim guidelines in effect. Parents must accompany children in the pool. Call 519-741-2504 for more information.

Victoria Hills Community Centre, Winter Fun Day, 1-3:30 p.m.

Bundle up and enjoy the great outdoors! Join us for an afternoon of skating and outdoor soccer. Rather stay warm? Grab a cup of hot chocolate and join us inside for a variety of activities including, Bingo and Chess. No registration required. Call 519-741-2717 for more information.

Williamsburg Community Centre, Balloon Fun and Wagon Rides, 12-3 p.m.

Come and enjoy a cup of hot coco and relax on a horse drawn wagon ride. Like balloon art? Come see Drew Ripley, balloon artist extraordinaire, twist and bend his wonderful balloon creations. Free Family Photos will be taken. No registration required. Call 519-741-2240 for more information.