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. Contact information
  3. Hours
  4. Parking and transit
  5. Register for a program
  6. Leisure access
  7. Group card
  8. Amenities and services
  9. Washrooms
  10. Wi-Fi
  11. In the neighbourhood

COVID-19 updates

Community centres to begin reopening on Monday, Feb. 22

Effective Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 12:01 a.m., Kitchener and all of Waterloo Region will move to the Red-Control level of the Province’s COVID-19 response framework

Some community centres will continue to remain open for emergency social services such as food distribution, warming centres, addiction support and public access computers. Community centres will begin reopening for some programs and services on February 22. 

Visitors must continue to register through ActiveNet for all programs. All visitors and staff will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.

Please visit your community centre’s webpage for operating hours and additional information as it becomes available.

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


Contact information

Address: 1405 King Street East

Phone number: 519-741-2507

Email Rockway Centre


Hours

Monday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday: noon to 4 p.m.

Wednesday: closed

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: closed

The centre will be closed on these days:

  • Friday, April 2
  • Monday, April 5
  • Monday, May 24

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

We offer programs for adults and seniors:

  • arts programs
  • financial literacy classes
  • health and wellness workshops
  • writing classes
  • yoga classes
  • fitness classes
  • health

If you want to try a fitness class, drop in to try one for free!

You can find more information in your copy of Active Kitchener or the Rockway Community Centre Guide. Visit Rockway Centre to pick up a copy, we can’t wait to see you!

Weekly programs

Monday

In person Watercolours Course #60961

9:30 to 11 a.m.

Learn the basics and more of watercolour painting. Experienced painters welcome. Supplies are extra, instructor will supply list at first class. Registration in mandatory.

Virtual Flexercise with Lillian #63129

10 to 11 a.m.

This course includes 20 minutes of low impact cardio, 20 minutes of strength training and a long cool down with stretching. Alternatives given for limitations.

Connect with participants from the safety of your home through this interactive online fitness class.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

Virtual Chair Yoga with Jayne #61003

1 to 2 p.m.

A gentle program for beginners that includes stretching, strengthening, posture and flexibility. No floor work involved. Many alternatives to accommodate all skill levels.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

Tuesday

Virtual Stretch Class with Heike #61005

9 to 10 a.m.

This class reduces stress and tension while improving your posture and restoring natural free-flowing movement.

Reconnect with Heike and other participants from the safety of your home through this interactive online fitness class.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

Equipment will be available on loan from Rockway Centre for the session.

Virtual Rockway Guitar Jam groups unite!

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The regular guitar players of Rockway get together weekly for group practice. For more information, email Brenda. Registration is mandatory.

In person Yoga with Josh Course 60968

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Yoga with Josh is a course that has alternate moves for all levels of fitness. Registration is mandatory.

Wednesday

Virtual Intermediate Weights with Heike #61009

9 to 10 a.m.

Tone, strengthen and sculpt your body using various resistance tools. Alternatives given for limitations.

Reconnect with Heike and other participants from the safety of your home through this interactive online fitness class.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

Equipment will be available on loan from Rockway Centre for the session.

Virtual Stretch Class with Heike #61011

10 to 11 a.m.

This class reduces stress and tension while improving your posture and restoring natural free-flowing movement.

Reconnect with Heike and other participants from the safety of your home through this interactive online fitness class.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

Equipment will be available on loan from Rockway Centre for the session

Virtual Rock Solid Connections: Rockway Coffee Chat

2 to 3 p.m.

Pop in on this ZOOM meeting and say hello to Rockway friends that you would normally see having coffee in the lobby. Some staff will be here too to say hi, chat and answer questions related to Rockway. We’d love to see you.

Join Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/825 4758 7872

Call in using your phone: Dial  647-374-4685 Canada

Meeting ID: 825 4758 7872   

Thursday

Virtual Stretch Class with Heike #61013

9 to 10 a.m.

This class reduces stress and tension while improving your posture and restoring natural free-flowing movement.

Reconnect with Heike and other participants from the safety of your home through this interactive online fitness class.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

Equipment will be available on loan from Rockway Centre for the session

In person Watercolours Course #60966

9:30 to 11 a.m.

Learn the basics and more of watercolour painting. Experienced painters welcome. Supplies are extra, instructor will supply list at first class. Registration in mandatory.

Virtual Stability Ball Class with Heike #61015

10 to 11 a.m.

For people who have experience with Stability ball exercise, join us for a challenging workout.

Reconnect with Heike and other participants from the safety of your home through this interactive online fitness class.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

Equipment will be available on loan from Rockway Centre for the session

Virtual Rock Solid Connections: Colourful Conversations

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Social colouring group is back! If you are interested in joining this group Join Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/867 0838 5962

Call in using your phone: Dial  647-374-4685 Canada

Meeting ID: 867 0838 5962   

Friday

Virtual Advanced Weights with Heike #61017

9 to 10 a.m.

Tone, strengthen and sculpt your body using various resistance tools. Alternatives given for limitations.

Reconnect with Heike and other participants from the safety of your home through this interactive online fitness class.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

Equipment will be available on loan from Rockway Centre for the session.

Virtual Flexercise with Lillian #61060

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

This course includes 20 minutes of low impact cardio, 20 minutes of strength training and a long cool down with stretching. Alternatives given for limitations.

Connect with participants from the safety of your home through this interactive online fitness class.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration. 

Virtual Chair Yoga with Jayne #63224

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

A gentle program for beginners that includes stretching, strengthening, posture and flexibility. No floor work involved. Many alternatives to accommodate all skill levels.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

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.

If you are older than 55, the group card costs $16.07 a year. For adults 54 and younger, the group card costs $19.56 a year.

Visit our ongoing groups page to learn more.


Amenities and services

Food and drinks

Stop by the Rockway Tuck Shop for homemade wraps, salad, yogurt parfaits and more. Our menu is available all day while the centre is open.

Dine at the Rock is now at the Downtown Community Centre.

Mini-meals are still available for:

  • $5.50 each
  • 2 for $10
  • 3 for $14.50

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.