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Enhance your curriculum delivery with a one-week active learning program at one of the City of Edmonton’s Recreation Centres!

Everything we do is tied to our belief in physical competence and facility comfort. We introduce students to facility staff and operational practice, provide active and energetic physical activity sessions, and encourage daily reflection. Students and teachers are immersed for an entire week in this active and educational program!

Program Fee for 2017/18 School Year: $840 effective January 1, 2018

What We Provide:

  • 4 Physical Activities
  • 5 Facility Familiarity Modules
  • Host to greet students on first day and answer questions
  • Classroom space(s) to accommodate curriculum needs
  • Options if you can't make a full week work
Facility Familiarity Modules (Grades K-12)

Artificial Turf - Genuine Maintenance

When Active Living School is hosted at a non-arena facility, Artificial Turf—Genuine Maintenance is provided to the class. Students learn about the different types of natural and synthetic surfaces, how they are maintained, and where those little black pebbles come from!

Facility Tour & Staff Introductions

At the start of your Active Living School, students are hosted and brought around the facility. They meet staff and are encouraged to prepare questions. We hope all students actively participate in this introductory tour!

How Pools Work

Inspiring the practical student, this session focuses on the equipment and operational needs of pools. Students are brought behind the scenes and shown what goes into making (and keeping!) the water crystal clear.

Ice Making

Students are guided through the ins and outs of ice operations by arena staff. They gain an appreciation for ice and the process of making it. This includes an introduction to equipment and a private walk through!

Lifeguarding 101

Lifeguards educate students on pool chemistry and first aid practices. These lifesavers play a crucial role in our facilities and your students will learn how important they truly are! Who knows, it could inspire them to be future lifeguards.

Water Safety

Water safety is paramount to enjoying life and its many activities, both indoors and outside. Aquatic instructors and lifeguards review the dos and don’ts around water and use several techniques to get the students thinking.

Elementary School Programming

Active Start (Kindergarten)

In this fun-filled, fast paced class, there is no time for a nap! We’ll have a ball exploring a variety of movement skills such as running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching!

Active Kids (Grades 1-3)

Explore a variety of sports and activities in order to develop agility, balance, coordination and speed. This class will be well-structured and geared towards helping each participant gain new skills, regard- less of their abilities, in a FUN environment.

Kung Fu Panda (Grades 1-4

Learn basic kickboxing techniques and self-defence skills. This fitness-focused program is designed to foster a student’s development through physical activity in a fun, non-competitive environment.

Active Fit (Grades 4-6)

Students will learn body awareness, balance and basic strength training through a variety of circuits, obstacles and relay activities. Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class is sure to keep your kids interested and motivate them to be Active for Life.

Active Sport (Grades 4-6)

The development of motor skills, endurance, and strength is the aim of Active Sport. Through games, relays and sport specific drills, children experience multiple activities and strengthen their physical competency.


Inspired by the sounds and animals of India, with a fusion of classical and contemporary movements, Bollyrobics challenges and teaches students. This class is tweaked for every age and ability!

Yoga Adventures

Jump on board with us for a yoga adventure! Bark in downward dog, hiss in cobra pose and flutter your wings in butterfly. Balance on your surfboard and stretch up tall like a tree. This fun class will open new doors to health and relaxation!

Zumba Kids

Designed exclusively for elementary students, Zumba Kids classes are rockin’ high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love!

Junior High and High School Programming


Inspired by the sounds and animals of India, with a fusion of classical and contemporary movements, Bollyrobics challenges and teaches students. This class is tweaked for every age and ability!


This is an exciting, high energy fitness class. Youth will participate in a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate activities. Learn basic weight training techniques, participate in relays and still have a blast!

Obstacle Fit

Run, jump, crawl, and climb through obstacles. Obstacle Fit forces every student to test their balance, stamina, and agility. This class incorporates a lot of new activities!

Spin Your Wheels

Students will learn how to properly “Spin” and have a blast doing it! Students develop cardiovascular endurance through a variety of drills and games. Challenge your peers to a race while rockin’ out to your favorite music.

TRX Bootcamp

Experience all the fun of our regular Bootcamp class, plus the extra challenge of a TRX station! Using the TRX Suspension Trainer as one of the tools for this class, students will develop strength, coordination, balance and flexibility


This set of challenging, yet mindful, movements will enrich students’ lives. This class builds core strength and improves balance and suppleness, in addition to reducing stress. Namaste, students!

Youth in Action

Students are educated on safe weight room practices including proper weight room etiquette and equipment use. The program introduces youth to the basics of a fitness program and healthy lifestyle choices including, basic nutrition, alternative forms of training and the principles of both cardiovascular and resistance. All youth between the ages 12 and 15 must complete this program before being admitted to a City of Edmonton Fitness Centre.


Drop the “work” in workout! Students will dance in a fusion between Latin and various international music genres to create a dynamic experience! They will build a basic understanding of Zumba and its positive effects on the mind and body.

For More Information

Kelly Boisvert

Title Group Fitness Program Manager



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