Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre expands hours, services

full bike rack

Exterior of the wellness centre

Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre is expanding its hours of operation as well as introducing additional fitness classes and personal training starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020 as part of its next phase of reopening.

Hours of operation 

Starting September 8, the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre’s hours are: 

  • Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday to Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The increased hours of operation continue to include a period of closure during the day to allow staff to maintain enhanced disinfection and cleaning related to COVID-19.

Fitness classes 

Please visit for the schedule for fitness classes, which will be posted during the week of August 31 to September 4. The fitness classes align with the increase in hours of operation and begin on September 8, 2020. All activities in the Centre continue to be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

As a reminder, the maximum participant numbers for classes follow government guidelines are as follows: 

  • Aqua Fitness classes taking place in the Leisure Pool: maximum 20 participants  
  • Aqua Fitness classes taking place in the Therapy Pool: maximum 8 participants  
  • Land Fitness classes: maximum 15 participants  

Personal training 

Starting on September 8, personal training will resume. Trainers will begin contacting clients to book sessions. New or returning clients wishing to book an appointment can do so by contacting the Centre during it operational hours at 705-742-0050. Personal training sessions now include new protocols related to COVID-19. Please visit the Centre’s website for more detailed information.

Drop-in sport 

Drop-in sport activities, including racket sports such as badminton and pickleball, as well as drop-in volleyball will be available. These sports will have a maximum number of 16 participants at any one time, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Public swimming 

Starting September 8, the public swimming schedule will be updated to reflect the changes in hours of operation and the introduction of aqua fitness classes. The new schedules will be available online beginning the week of August 31 to September 4.

Child and youth programs, including Swim lessons

The Centre is currently assessing the interest in child and youth programs, including swim lessons. Please take a few moments to complete a survey. The survey is available until September 7, 2020.

COVID-19 protocols 

As a reminder to all visitors, please plan for 20-minute entry time, prior to a class start, to allow time to complete the entry process. 

Face coverings are required in the facility, except when performing physical activity, such as exercising or while in the aquatic centre. Please maintain a physical distance of two metres from others throughout the building and during activities. 

“This is more welcome news. Many of our residents who are members of the Peterborough Sports and Wellness Centre have been patiently waiting to return to the facility and take part in the fitness programs," said Councillor Lesley Parnell, Chair of the Areas, Parks and Recreation portfolio. "I’m confident that the new safety measures in place will help people get back to their important physical and social activities at the centre. Thank you to our staff for their efforts and to the citizens for their patience. Play well.” 

Find more information about visiting the Sport and Wellness Centre, including hours and fitness schedules, at

- 30 -

For further information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Rob McAulay. Wellness Centre Facility Manager

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 2204

Toll-free: 1-855-738-3755 ext. 2204