Active living in Kingston Ontario

Kids

Grade 5 ActivPass (Community Physical Activity Pass)

If you are in grade 5, you can use your ActivPass card for FREE access to recreation facilities where you can swim, skate or use a gym!

 

 

 

 

Click on the ActivPass Schedule below to find out where and when to use your pass:

activpass schedule 2016-2017

More information about the Grade 5 & 9 ActivPass can be found on our ActivPass Page.

To find out more about affordable recreation programs through the City fee-assistance program, check HERE.

Get Active After School!

Need ideas for getting active after school? Download the After-School Activity Guide from ParticipAction. Included is a Physical Activity Tracker which lets you see if you are getting the daily recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity!

How you can get active!

There are many ways for kids to get active and move their bodies! The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that children ages 5-11 are physically active for at least 60 minutes every day. (Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Children- 5-11 years)

 

 

Kids should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate-to- vigorous intensity activity every day.

Moderate-intensity activities will cause you to sweat a little and breathe harder.
Examples include: cycling and playing in the playground.

Vigorous-intensity activities will make you sweat and feel ‘out of breath’. These activities should be performed at least 3 days a week.
Examples include: skipping, swimming and running.

Strength

Strength building activities should be performed at least 3 days a week. These types of activities help to build strong muscles and bones.
Examples include swimming, gymnastics, cycling and strength training.

More daily physical activity provides greater health benefits!

These activities are great for kids!

  • Walking or hiking
  • Riding a bike
  • Skipping
  • Roller-blading
  • Ice skating
  • Swimming
  • Dancing (all kinds)
  • Gymnastics
  • Karate
  • Climbing
  • Playing catch
  • Tossing a frisbee
  • Running through a sprinkler
  • Games ie – Tag, Hide & Seek
  • Skateboarding
  • Jogging/running
  • Martial Arts
  • Hip Hop classes
  • Pick-up games of soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball etc. Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing

All children should have appropriate supervision and wear necessary protective gear when participating in sports, thus ensuring safety while being physically active and having FUN!

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