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Everyone plays free on National Health and Fitness Day!

Published on June 1, 2023 Home and community Recreation and parks

The City is celebrating National Health and Fitness Day on Saturday, June 3 by offering free swimming passes (including wave swims) and cardio/weight room passes at select City facilities to adults aged 18 years and older.

Thanks to the new Play Free initiative, the City continues to offer a selection of free drop-in programming for children and youth, aged 17 years and under, who do not pay during the dates listed below for each category:

  • Sports – From Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, June 25

  • Swimming – Saturdays, from Saturday, June 3 to Saturday, December 30 (wave swim only included on Saturday, June 3)

  • Museums – Saturday, June 24 to Sunday, September 3

  • Skating – Daily from Saturday, September 16 to Saturday, December 23

Keep yourself healthy and happy – physically, mentally and socially – by trying out City of Ottawa facilities and programs with your family or friends. Visit to browse the list of participating facilities. Some sites may require reservations.

Like to stay around home? That’s fine too. Take part in a free virtual Zumba class at 9 am on Saturday, June 3. Register in advance with barcode 59825.

Find out more about the Play Free initiative at



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