Adult Leisure

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McDonnel Street Community Centre

Discover a world of leisure at the McDonnel Street Community Centre, one of Peterborough's newest recreation hubs! Unleash your competitive spirit with our exciting calendar of drop-in recreation programs, including: darts, shuffleboard, and short mat bowling. If you're looking to add more fitness to your regimen, consider joining a drop-in chair exercise class, or stomp into the line dancing registration! Designed for adults but appealing to the young at heart, these activities provide the perfect combination of fun, fitness, and socialization. 

McDonnel Street Community Centre is located at 577 McDonnel St. just east of the Monaghan Road intersection. 

Drop-In Programs

All drop-in programs cost $3.50 per participant, per visit. Please plan to bring exact cash, only. 

Participants are encouraged to bring clean, indoor shoes. Plan to arrive a few minutes before the scheduled start times to sign-in, pay your fee, learn the rules, meet other participants, and receive your play assignments (i.e. teammates or opponents, court or board to play on, etc.). All drop-in programs listed are currently located at the McDonnel Street Community Centre. 

Short Mat Bowling

Short Mat Bowling is an indoor sport in which players attempt to score points by rolling a heavy ball along a flat surface. The objective is to gain as many shots as possible by getting their bowls closer to the jack than their opponents. 

Mondays: January 8 to March 25, 2024

  • Doors open at 12:30 p.m., play begins at 1 p.m.
  • Approximately 2.5 hours of play
  • No program on February 19

Fridays: January 12 to March 22, 2024

  • Doors open at 12:30 p.m., play begins at 1 p.m.
  • Approximately 2.5 hours of play
  • No program on February 9
Shuffleboard

The object of shuffleboard (indoor, floor) is to propel discs by means of a cue onto a target shaped like a pyramid at the opposite end of the court - to score, to prevent opponent from scoring, or both.

Tuesdays: January 9 to March 26, 2024

  • Doors open at 9 a.m., play begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Approximately 2 hours of play
  • No program February 6
Darts

Test your precision and aim in friendly competition with fellow Darts enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice, we encourage all skill levels to join. Enjoy camaraderie, improve your game, and aim for the bullseye in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. 

Thursdays, January 11 to March 28, 2024

  • Doors open at 12:30 p.m., play begins at 1 p.m.
  • Approximately 2.5 hours of play
*Chair Exercise

Improve your range of motion, strength, and balance in this seated fitness class. This class may use resistance bands, balls or gliding discs in a safe and social setting. No experience required. Come join the fun!

Wednesdays: January 24 to February 28, 2024

  • Course code: 58945
  • Doors open at 1:30 p.m., class begins at 2 p.m.
  • Approximately 1 hour class

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*Chair Exercise is currently being offered as both a drop-in and a registered program.

Registered Programs

Each of the below listed programs require advanced registration. Participants can choose to register online, register over the phone by calling 705-742-0050, or register in person at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre during regular operating hours.

Dart League - Adult Mixed

This casual league offers friendly competition and a mix of abilities. 

Mondays: January 8 to March 18, 2024

  • Course Code: 58903
  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m., play begins at 7 p.m.
  • Approximately 2 hours of play
  • No program February 19

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Line Dancing - Evening

Line dancing is fun for all ages and has fantastic music, gives you choreographed aerobic exercise, improves your confidence, and teaches you basic footwork that can be used in any dance situation. 

Tuesdays: January 16 to March 5, 2024

  • Course code: 55249
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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Line Dancing - Morning

Line dancing is fun for all ages and has fantastic music, gives you choreographed aerobic exercise, improves your confidence, and teaches you basic footwork that can be used in any dance situation. 

Fridays: January 19 to March 8, 2024

  • Course code: 58942
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • No program on February 9

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Special Events

Recreation and Parks Services offer workshops, adult learning opportunities, and special events. Check back here for the latest schedule.

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Sport
Recreation and Parks Services offers a variety of registered and drop-in sport programs, such as, pickleball, badminton and more.
McDonnel Street banquet room
Adult Leisure
Programs offered include darts, short mat bowling, euchre and special events.
Yoga
Fitness
Register into fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba, aquafit, and pilates. You can also drop into a variety of fitness classes.
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Skate
Drop-in skate programs such as Public Skating, Shinny and 50+ Skating are available through the winter months at Healthy Planet Arena.  
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Parks and Trails

Explore our trails system that provides scenic routes throughout the City for pedestrians and cyclists. Get out and enjoy!

 

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Swim
Public swimming is offered at the Sport and Wellness Centre. Join us for lane swims, wellness swims, fun swims and more.