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COVID-19 Update – January 13, 2021

The Province has declared a second state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a province-wide stay at home order begins Thursday, January 14 at 12:01 a.m.

As a result, temporary changes to a number of municipal programs and services are expected to be in place until at least Thursday, February 11.

All pools and fitness centres are closed during the provincial shutdown. Fitness memberships will be extended and punchcards will be honoured at all facilities based on the duration of the shutdown. Residents who were in a registered program can reschedule their registration or receive an account credit or refund. Residents who have questions about programs or memberships, can email

Ski hills remain closed. Passholders will be contacted with further information.

Some outdoor neighbourhood rinks are open, with limited capacity, and others are being prepared. Team sports, or other sports or games where people may come within two metres of each other, are not permitted. Fieldhouses are closed.

Queen’s Athletic Skating Oval is now open and Ramsey Lake Skating Path will open once weather conditions permit. Due to fluctuations in temperatures, hours of operation may change without notice. Visit for updates.

COVID-19 Update for October 27, 2020 : Memberships

Three options are available to members who have not yet activated their membership:

Members can reactivate their membership and return to City pools and fitness facilities. They can credit their membership, and the unused amount will be applied to their account as a credit to be used at a later date towards any recreation program. Members may also choose to have their membership refunded, and the unused amount will be returned to them. If the refund amount is less than $25.00 they will be eligible for a credit only.

You can discuss these options with City staff by contacting the recreation centre or pool directly. You can also email or call 311.

For more information about Pool reopenings, please visit the Pools page.

For more information about Fitness Centre reopenings, please visit the Fitness Centres page.

For more information about Arena reopenings, please visit the Arenas page.


Shovel Superheroes Required at Neighbourhood Outdoor Rinks

Image: Wanted: Shovel Superheroes! Volunteer for your neighbourhood rink. 311 at Your Service.

The City of Greater Sudbury is seeking more volunteers to maintain and operate 54 outdoor rinks in every part of the community. Neighbourhood rinks would not be possible without the hundreds of volunteers who donate their time and energy each winter season. 

Neighbourhood volunteers are responsible for scraping, shovelling and flooding outdoor rinks, ensuring the fieldhouse is open and may also operate the canteen. At some locations, volunteers are involved in special events, such as carnivals and fundraising activities. 

The City of Greater Sudbury supports local volunteers with funding and equipment to carry out these duties. Please consider supporting a healthier community by giving your time at your local neighbourhood outdoor rink! 

For more information and to volunteer, contact the City of Greater Sudbury Leisure Services at 705-674-4455, ext. 2446 or email


There’s a new way to register for leisure programs or book a facility. It’s easy to create an account! If you need help getting started, click here for our Frequently Asked Questions.



The French interface of our new registration system is still under development, however it is important that the City goes live with the new system as the existing registration and facility booking system is no longer supported by the vendor. Residents can still receive this service in French by calling 311 to have a French-speaking operator process bookings or registrations. The French interface will be launched in time for the fall/winter registration period.