Active living in Kingston Ontario

Youth

Grade 9 ActivPass (Community Physical Activity Pass)

iStock_000001117738XSmallIf you are in Grade 9, you can use your student card for FREE access to recreation facilities all year long (until Aug. 31)! Swim, skate, or use the gym with a friend today! Click on the ActivPass Schedule below to find out where and when to use your pass:

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For more information about using the pass, visit our ActivPass page.  You can also join our ActivPass Facebook page!

Grade 9s:  Look at all the fun ways there are to use your ActivPass!

Need a ride?

All Kingston High School Grade 9-12 students can obtain a FREE City Transit Pass! Use it to visit a recreation facility today.

Students can obtain their bus cards from either the City Hall Pay It Centre or the Cataraqui Centre Guest Services desk by showing either:

  1. A current  Grade 9-12 timetable and birth certificate,
  2. A current  Grade 9-12 high school student photo ID.
* There is no cost to obtain the initial bus card (there is a $5 fee for a replacement card).
Find out more about affordable recreation programs through the City fee-assistance program

How you can get active!

There are many ways for you to become active. The best way is to choose an activity that YOU enjoy and look forward to doing.  Select activities based on the level, intensity and time that is appropriate for you.  Intensity and time can be increased gradually over time.

 

24 Movement Guidelines

For optimal health benefits, children and youth (aged 5-17 years) should achieve high levels of physical activity, low levels of sedentary behaviour, and sufficient sleep each day.

A healthy 24 hour includes:

  • Sweat – Moderate to Vigorous Activity

Youth aged 12-17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Moderate-intensity activities will cause you to sweat a little and breathe harder.
Examples include skating and bike riding.

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

Strength building activities cause the muscles to contract against resistance and pull on bone, which helps to build strong muscles and bones. These activities should be performed at least 3 days a week.
Examples include: swimming, sports that use body weight such as gymnastics and yoga, cycling, rowing, and strength training.

  • Step
    • Several hours of a variety of structured and unstructured light physical activities
  • Sleep
    • Uninterrupted 9 to 11 hours of sleep per night for those aged 5–13 years and 8 to 10 hours per night for those aged 14–17 years, with consistent bed and wake-up times.
  • Sit – Sedentary Behaviour
    • No more than 2 hours per day of recreational screen time; limited sitting for extended periods.

For more information about the  physical activity guidelines for the youth (12-17 years), click here.

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Looking for some new ideas? Try some of these great activities!

  • Riding a bike
  • Walking or hiking
  • Ice skating
  • Swimming
  • Dancing (all kinds)
  • Gymnastics
  • Karate
  • Skateboarding
  • Jogging/running
  • Hip hop classes
  • Martial Arts
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Jogging
  • Hip Hop and Breakdance classes
  • pick-up games of soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball etc.
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Go to a gym for a workout
  • Try a fitness class

Be sure to wear the appropriate protective gear when participating in sports. For example, a helmet and knee, wrist and elbow guards should be worn when rollerblading. Wearing the proper gear will ensure safety while being physically active and having FUN!

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