How to sign up for Recreation programs and membership

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Recreation services makes programs and memberships affordable. There are many options participate. Sign up for a membership, register for a program, or purchase a multi-pass.

Register for a program

Programs occur each session at various locations. They can recur each week, such as a fitness class,  can be a one-day special event like a children's holiday party, or occur over multiple days, such as a day camp. Programs can be viewed and registered for through the City of Peterborough's online program registration site.

Visit Recreation Programs for upcoming registration and session dates.

Online registration

Registration takes place on the City of Peterborough's online registration website. To complete registration, clients need to set up an account that can be used for all future registrations. If you would like to register for more than one program, click "book another event" to add more programs to your online cart. Payment is required at the time of registration using credit card, or Visa debit.

Please note if you have an active Sport & Wellness Centre membership, your online account needs to be verified by Customer Service Representatives to ensure your membership and appropriate discounts are activated. Call 705-742-0050 for account support.

Log in / Create an account

In person registration 

Recreation programs can be registered in-person at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre.

Hours of Operation

January 2 to June 22, 2023

  • Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Facility Maintenance Closure

  • The Wellness Centre will be closed Friday June 23, 2023, at 3 p.m. and will re-open Monday June 26, 2023, at 6 a.m. The Aquatic Centre will remain closed until Saturday July 1, 2023, at 6 a.m. 

June 26 to September 1, 2023

  • Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Hours

Hours of operation are adjusted to 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, July 1
  • Monday, August 7
  • Monday, September 4



For programs taking place at the Art GalleryMuseum, or Library, please visit their websites for hours of operation and in-person registration details. 

Phone registration

Recreation Programs 

Call the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre at 705-742-0050

Programs at the Art Gallery 

Call the Art Gallery of Peterborough at 705-743-9179

Programs at the Library 

Call the Peterborough Public Library at 705-745-5382

Programs at the Museum 

Call the Peterborough Museum and Archives at 705-743-5180

Hours of service vary, please visit each location's website for hours of operation.

Become a member

The Sport & Wellness Centre offers memberships for children, students, adults, and families. 

How to become a member of the Sport & Wellness Centre

Benefits of Membership

  • Unlimited fitness centre access* during operating hours
  • Optional training packages available in the High Performance Centre
  • Fitness and aqua fitness classes for all abilities
  • Drop-in swimming to lane swims, wellness swims, fun swims and more
  • Drop-in sports such as pickleball, badminton, basketball and more
  • Early online registration to programs
  • Member rates on swimming lessons, specialty fitness, youth programs, and day camps (some restrictions apply)
  • More benefits found below depending on membership type

*Fitness centre access is for ages 12 and up. Youth ages 12 to 14 need to complete the free Youth Get Started program to access the fitness centre.

How to become a member

To obtain a membership, please visit the Centre to complete your membership contract. Bring the following at the time of your visit:

  • If you would like to pay for one year up front, bring your preferred method of payment. The Centre accepts cash, cheque, debit, credit, and Centre gift certificates.
  • If you would like to pay in monthly installments, a void cheque, or PAP (Pre-Authorized Payment) form from your bank is required at the time of sign up. Payments take place on the 1st or the 15th of the month.
    • If your monthly payment is coming out of a person's bank account who is not part of the membership, they need to be present to sign our PAP Membership Agreement form. 
  • A valid student identification card is required at the time of sign up to activate a student membership.

All adults who will be a part of the membership should be present, as everyone needs to sign the membership contract. The membership will not activate until all required forms and documents are provided and signed. You will be given copies of your membership contract, and PAP agreement form if you choose monthly installments. 

Single Memberships (age 15+)

Couples residing in the same household purchasing an Adult, Silver or Gold membership will receive 10% off each membership rate.

Membership Type  One Year Up Front  Monthly Auto-Withdrawal

Student (age 15 - 24 with ID)  

$315.00 $26.75

Young Adult (age 18 - 24)

$456.00 $38.00

Adult (age 25 - 54)

$576.00 $48.00

Adult Silver (age 55 - 74)

$540.00 $45.00

Adult Gold (age 75 - 84)

$456.00 $38.00

Adult Platinum (age 85+)

FREE Not Applicable 

Members under 18 require a parent/guardian to initial and sign the membership contract. Rates are subject to HST.

 Family and One-Adult Family Memberships
 A great way to get your entire family active, with discounts available to make membership affordable. Family Memberships also include:
  • Discounts on day camps, Stop N' Play, and swim lessons
  • Early, online registration
  • Free public swimming, drop-in spots, and kids recreational programs
Membership Type  One Year Up Front Monthly Auto-Withdrawal

(2 adults + dependents*)



One-Adult Family
(1 adult + dependents*)

$900.00 $75.00

*Dependents are defined as under the age of 22 residing in the same household as the adult. Rates are subject to HST.

 Child Memberships (age 3 to 14)
Child memberships provide early registration and access to a variety of programming, including:
  • Fun Swims
  • Drop-in gymnasium activities
  • Kids recreational programs
Membership Type  One Year Up Front Monthly Auto-Withdrawal

Child (age 3 - 14)



Members under 18 require a parent/guardian to initial and sign the membership contract. 

Please note that membership rates are subject to change. Prices do not include HST. Monthly plans require a void cheque or PAP form at time of sign-up.

Discount Opportunities

The Centre offers many discount opportunities to make membership affordable. Learn about our discounts:

Couples Discount

Couples save 10% 

Couples residing in the same household purchasing an Adult, Silver or Gold membership will receive 10% off each membership rate. To receive this discount, come to the Centre together to complete your membership contracts. 

Group Memberships 
Form a group of 10 or more friends, family, neighbours or co-workers in any combination and save 10 - 20% off your membership. All membership options included! Combine adult memberships with family memberships in this great deal. To form or join an existing group, please contact the Customer & Member Services Coordinator.
Membership Subsidy
The Centre offers subsidized memberships for adults and families. For more information on rates, eligibility and an online application, visit our Recreation Subsidies page. 

Buy a drop-in pass

Passes are available for public swimming and indoor-sport programs at the Sport & Wellness Centre. Passes are also available for unlimited public skating at the Healthy Planet arena. Passes can be purchased at the Sport & Wellness Centre for all programs.

Drop-in fees and day passes

You can drop in to a number of recreation programs by purchasing a day pass at the Sport & Wellness Centre, or paying for an activity.

Drop-in pass information
Program PassFeeInformationHow to buy
Sport & Wellness Centre Day Pass $15 per person For ages 15 +, provides access to facility for the day (fitness classes not included). Customer can enter and exit the facility throughout the day. In person at Sport & Wellness Centre

Group Fitness Classes

$15 per person Provides access to one specialty fitness class as scheduled. View group fitness schedule. In person at Sport & Wellness Centre
Drop-in Sport Pass $5 per person Provides access to one drop-in sport activity as scheduled. View sports schedule.

In person at Sport & Wellness Centre

Public Skate Pass $5 per person Provides access to one public skate as scheduled. Registration is required to attend. Register online before attending program
Public Swim Pass

$5 per person or $15 for up to 5 swimmers

Provides access to one public swim as scheduled. View public swim schedule.

In person at Sport & Wellness Centre

Rent a facility

Would you like to host your own league, tournament or special event? Check out our facility booking page.

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Recreation subsidy programs

A number of subsidy programs and discount opportunities are available to make recreation programs and memberships affordable for everyone. 

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Recreation Services offers programs for all abilities. Our facilities offer accessible equipment and features, and specialty programs such as adaptive swim lessons are available each session.

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Policies and procedures

View program, membership, facility booking, and customer service policies.