Rockway Centre offers programs for adults and seniors, including affordable yoga classes, bridge lessons and more.

Find a program

On this page:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. Proof of vaccination
  3. Contact information
  4. Hours
  5. Parking and transit
  6. Register for a program
  7. Leisure access
  8. Group card
  9. Amenities and services
  10. Washrooms
  11. Wi-Fi
  12. In the neighbourhood

COVID-19 updates

All City of Kitchener community centres are open for registered programs.

Some community centres are open for these services:

  • youth and seniors programming
  • public access computers
  • emergency social services such as food distribution and addiction support
  • neighbourhood association programming
  • free space for community use (gymnasium and centre meeting rooms) 

Contact your neighbourhood community centre for more details.

Visit our COVID-19 updates page to learn what's open and closed as well as how city services are affected.


Proof of vaccination

Individuals entering a City of Kitchener recreation facility or community centre must show proof of vaccination via a paper or electronic copy of their vaccine record as well as identification. Some exceptions apply. Learn more.  

You can print or download your vaccination receipt from the provincial booking portal.


Contact information

Address: 1405 King Street East

Phone number: 519-741-2507

Email Rockway Centre


Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: closed

Rockway Centre is only open for scheduled programs. Other services are not available at this time.


Parking and transit

Free parking is available off King Street East and Charles Street East.

Grand River Transit (GRT) route 7 and route 8 stop on King Street East in front of Rockway Centre. Plan your route with GRT’s trip planner.

GRT no longer offers paper bus tickets. Fare payment information is available on their website.


Register for a program

Use the accordions below to see what programs are available, then register on ActiveNet. If you're not sure if virtual classes are for you, send us an email to try one week free.

Mondays
  • 9:30 a.m. - in-person Watercolours with Wilma
  • 11 a.m. - in-person Flexercise with Lillian
  • 1:30 p.m. - in-person Bunka (register by calling 519-741-2507)
  • 1:45 p.m. - in-person Oil Painting Practice (register by calling 519-741-2507)
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
  • 9 a.m. - in-person Shape Up With Weights class
  • 9:30 a.m. - in-person Old Testament Bible Study with Michael (register by calling 519-741-2507)
  • 10 a.m. - in-person Happy Harmonicas group (bring your harmonica and meet on the patio)
  • 10 a.m. - in-person Stretch class
  • 1 p.m. - Book Talk group (fourth Wednesday of each month)
  • 1 p.m. - in-person Beginner Tai Chi with Chris
  • 2:15 p.m. - in-person Long Form Tai Chi with Chris
  • 1:30 p.m. - in-person Coffee Chat on the patio (in case of inclement weather, join the Zoom meeting)
  • 4:30 p.m. - in-person Shape Up With Weights with Heike
Thursdays
  • 9 a.m. - Virtual Stretch class with Heike
  • 9:30 a.m. - in-person Horseshoe group (men and women welcome to join, rules and regulations available from the convener)
  • 9:30 a.m. - in-person Watercolours with Wilma
  • 10 a.m. - in-person Stability Ball class with Heike
  • 1 p.m. - Virtual Colouring Social Group on Zoom
  • 1:30 p.m. - in-person Rockway Entertainers weekly outdoor social gathering
  • 4:30 p.m. - in-person Stretch class with Heike
  • 6:30 p.m. - in-person Ballroom Dancing (register by calling 519-741-2507)
Fridays
  • 9 a.m. - in-person Advanced Shape Up With Weights class with Heike
  • 10 a.m. - Virtual Stretch class with Heike
  • 10:15 a.m. - in-person Flexercise with Lillian
  • 10:30 a.m. - Drawing Practice Group (register by calling 519-741-2507)
  • 1 p.m. - Needles & Crafts Group (register by calling 519-741-2507)
  • 1 p.m. - Tai Chi Practice Group (register by calling 519-741-2507)

Leisure access

Visit our leisure access page to apply for lower registration fees. Our goal is to make city-run programs accessible to everyone.


Group card

Get unlimited access to ongoing groups at Rockway Centre, Breithaupt Centre and Downtown Community Centre with a group card.

Group card fees are waived until further notice.

Visit our ongoing groups page to learn more.


Amenities and services

Due to COVID-19, we're not currently offering these services. Subscribe to this page to get an email when Rockway Centre re-opens.

Lending libraries

Donate or pick up a new book or puzzle from our lending libraries.

The lending library is located on the second floor.

Foot care

Call Camila from Complete Foot Care at 519-500-0682 to book an appointment.


Washrooms

These washrooms are available at Rockway Centre:

  • men’s and women’s washrooms in the basement and main floor (both accessible)
  • one gender-neutral washroom on the second floor

Wi-Fi

Use your own phone, tablet or computer with our free Wi-Fi. Choose the “Kitchener Public WiFi” network and follow the instructions that show up.


In the neighbourhood

Rockway Gardens, a popular photo spot, is across the street from Rockway Centre.

Tee up at Rockway Golf Course, a short trip away from Rockway Centre.