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

Community centres are open for essential services only

Ontario is in a modified version of step 2 of the province’s roadmap to reopen. Read more.

All City of Kitchener community centres are closed for registered programs and non-essential services.

Some community centres remain open for these services:

  • public access computers
  • emergency social services such as food distribution and addiction support

Contact your local 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 or QR code from the provincial booking portal.


Contact information

Address: 1405 King Street East

Phone number: 519-741-2507

Email Rockway Centre


Hours

Rockway Centre is closed while Ontario is in a modified version of step two of the province's roadmap to reopen.


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. Registration is required for all programs at Rockway Centre.

If you're not sure if virtual classes are for you, you can try one week for free. Send us an email for more information.

Programs at Rockway Centre

Monday to Friday

The billiards room is available from Monday to Friday. Four players can play in the room at one time. Spectators are not allowed.

Please call us at 519-741-2507 to book your table time.

Physical distancing and masks are required while in the billiards room.

Mondays
  • 9:30 a.m. - virtual Guitar Jam Group
  • 2 p.m. - virtual Adult Colouring and Conversation, join us on Zoom weekly
Wednesdays
  • 10 a.m. - virtual Shape Up with Weights with Heike
Thursdays
  • 9 a.m. - virtual Stretch Class with Heike
Fridays
  • 10 a.m. - virtual Stretch Class with Heike

Programs at home

Kitchener Tech Connects - free tech courses and technology lending library

We're offering older adults free essential technology training and a technology lending library. The goal of this program is to improve social connections and access to information during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future. We are excited to offer these free tech courses for older adults in our community.

These courses are taught in person or virtually using Zoom. Visit our Kitchener Tech Connects webpage for more information. Send us an email or call 519-741-2200, ext. 5079 if you have any questions.

Register for Kitchener Tech Connects

Kitchener Connections

Kitchener Connections is an interactive, telephone-based, social and recreational program that aims to keep older adults active and engaged in their community from the comfort of their own home. Sessions are offered daily and include a variety of topics from Trivia, Family Feud, Bingo, Fun Facts, Name that Tune and more! Grab a coffee (or tea or hot chocolate) and hang out with the Kitchener Connections program coordinator to chat!

Please note: Registration is required for all Kitchener Connections programs as space is limited. For more information or to register for Kitchener Connections, call (519) 741-2382. Registration is simple and only requires participants to complete a simple intake form over the phone. Registered participants are welcome to sign up for one or more daily program sessions offered throughout the week.

For more information or to register for Kitchener Connections call (519) 741-2382.

Connections @ Home

To help older adults stay active and connected while at home, we're delivering curated activity boxes and kits to their front door. During registration, we'll ask you to complete an initial questionnaire about your social and leisure interests to help personalize the activities and programs selected for each activity box.

To further support social connections, individuals receiving the activity boxes will be encouraged to join weekly teleconferences or Zoom programs to participate in group activities such as BINGO, guest speakers, trivia games or discussions.

For more information about this program or to register, please call 519-741-2916 (TTY 1-866-969-9994) or send us an email.

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 August 31, 2022. If you don't have a card, stop by the main office at Rockway Centre or the Downtown Community Centre to get one. If you already have a card, your expiry date has been extended until August 31, 2022.

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.