Grade 9 ActivPass (Community Physical Activity Pass)
If 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! Visit the ActivPass page for more information and to download a schedule. 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:
- A current Grade 9-12 timetable and birth certificate,
- 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).
Youth can check out the Y2K Youth Portal for more information on the Kingston Youth Strategy and what’s happening for youth in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington!
How can you get active? Check the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines!
There are many ways for youth to get active and move their bodies! The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines recommend that children and youth ages 5-17 achieve high levels of physical activity, low levels of sedentary behaviour and sufficient sleep every day. A healthy 24 hour day includes:
- SWEAT (get at least 60 minutes/day of moderate to vigorous physically active every day),
- STEP (get several hours of light physical activity every day),
- SLEEP (uninterrupted 9-11 hours of sleep/night for 5-13 year olds and 8-10 hours/night for 14-17 year olds, and
- SIT (no more than 2 hours/day of recreational screen time or extended periods of sitting).
- Download a copy of The 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children & Youth (ages 5-17).
Youth aged 12-17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity 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.
Looking for some new ideas? Try some of these great activities!
- Riding a bike
- Walking or hiking
- Ice skating
- Dancing (all kinds)
- Hip hop classes
- Martial Arts
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Hip Hop and Breakdance classes
- pick-up games of soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball etc.
- 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!