Updated July 9, 2021
With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve and the province-wide vaccination rate surpassing the targets outlined in the province's Roadmap to Reopen, the Town of Newmarket will be moving into Step 3 of the roadmap as of Monday, July 19th, 2021. Extended Town amenities and offerings will be opening in accordance to the health and safety guidelines and attendee numbers / capacity limits as outlined in Step 3.
Opening with limitations in accordance to Step 3 as of Monday, July 19th, 2021;
- Magna Pool
- Magna Fitness Centre – Indoors
Opening with limitations in accordance to Step 3 as of Monday, July 26th, 2021:
- Newmarket Recreation Youth Centre & Sk8 Park – Indoor Skate Park Only
For up-to-date information about closures, re-openings and the Town's response to the pandemic, please visit Newmarket.ca/covid19 and follow @TownofNewmarket on social media. For a full list of regulations, please view the Province of Ontario's media release.
For more information about recreation services and amenities, please contact Customer Service: email email@example.com or call 905-895-5193.
The Sk8 Park will be re-opening on Monday, July 26th
Skate Park - Large indoor Sk8 Park with 10,000 square feet of ledges, stairs, rails, gaps, boxes, banks, custom ramps, a wall ride with five feet of vert and a 32 foot wide mini-ramp.
Reserve your spot online before heading to the Skate Park. Click here:
What's Currently Closed at the RYC
- Games Area - pool table, tabletop shuffleboard, air hockey tables, foosball, table tennis, large screen TV, Video Game System, WiFi, and assorted board games.
- Vert Wall in Skate Park
Skate Park FAQ's:
Before Attending the Skate Park FAQ's:
Do I need to reserve my spot ahead of time or can I show up onsite?
All spots will be for reservation online only. No walk in spots will be available. Please reserve your spot online prior to arriving at the Skate Park.
The skate park will operate in 1 hour and 15 minute age specific sessions – please see Age Conversion Chart below.
What is the cost to use the Skate Park?
A $5 drop in fee will be charged per session. Please note: Participants will be required to pay the session fee online prior to arrival. Pre-purchased Skate passes are not available to be used or purchased at this time. Please be on time! If participants do not show up within 10 minutes of scheduled timeslot, the front doors will be locked and there will no longer be access to the session.
How many spots are available for each timeslot?
To assist with physical distancing, capacity will be limited to 15 riders per timeslot.
When can I register for a time slot?
Registration will open on Sundays at 8 a.m. for the week following.
Are Spectators Permitted on site?
1 spectator per rider can remain in the lobby onsite in a designated seating area. Each space will be cleaned and disinfected between sessions.
Hours of Operation
Hours of Operation - July 26 to September 3
Monday to Friday
- 6 to 7:15 p.m. –12 Years and Under
- 7:15 to 7:30 p.m. – Closed for Cleaning
- 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. – 13 Years & Older
- 9 to 10:15 p.m. – 16 years and Over (Tuesday's and Thursday's only)
*See Age Conversion Chart below
What you need to do when visiting the Recreation Youth Centre & Sk8 Park
- Participants and spectators will be required to complete a COVID-19 Screening Click here to do the screening prior to entering the facility. Participants will need to show the green checkmark page to the staff at check in.
- If a participant fails the screening, they will not be permitted into the facility.
- Physical distancing of 2 metres is required at all times.
- Face coverings are required upon entry to the facility. Face coverings can be removed only while riding.
- Identified entry and exit points as indicated by signage and markers must be followed.
- All participants must follow the number of riders per element outlined within the park.
- For the safety of everyone, anyone not following rules or staff direction will be asked to leave.
What we are doing to keep you safe
- Facility will close between timeslots for cleaning of high-touch points, washrooms and spectator areas. All participants must leave the building during this time.
- Hand sanitizing stations will be made available at the entrance and accessible throughout the facility.
- All staff will be required to wear a mask .
- Protective barriers have been installed at designated locations.
- Signage to direct the flow of traffic and encourage physical distancing will be posted.
- Washrooms are open for emergency purposes only.
- Water fountains will be available for bottle filling only.
When using the Skate Park the following equipment is:
Face covering while entering the facility until time of activity
Scooter, skateboard or roller blades. (Not permitted: Bicycles, longboards, and RipStiks)
Skateboard helmet, multi-sport helmet or hockey helmet (Not permitted: Bike helmets)
Closed toe shoes
FAQs – You've asked, we've answered
I have a membership to the Recreation Youth Centre? Will I be able to use this in future?
Yes. All Memberships have been put on hold and will be re-instated when the RYC can open in full capacity
I have passes on my account to visit the skate park? Will I be able to use this in future?
Yes, passes do not expire. Participants will be required to pay the session fee online prior to arrival. Pre-purchased Skate passes are not available to be used or purchased at this time but will be ready for you to use when we return to regular operation.
Can I volunteer at the RYC?
During regular operation, we have many volunteer opportunities. Currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will not be accepting volunteers at this time.
When will the remaining amenities in the facility open?
The remaining amenities at the RYC, including the Gymnasium, are scheduled to open in the Fall.
Age Conversion Chart
Click the link for a printable Age Conversion Chart
|||||12 Years and Under||13+ Years|
|2004||16 to 17||X||ü|
|2005||15 to 16||X||ü|
|2006||14 to 15||X||ü|
|2007||13 to 14||X||ü|
|2008||12 to 13||X||ü|
|2009||11 to 12||ü||X|
|2010||10 to 11||ü||X|
|2011||9 to 10||ü||X|
|2012||8 to 9||ü||X|
|2013||7 to 8||ü||X|
|2014||6 to 7||ü||X|
|2015||5 to 6||ü||X|
|2016||4 to 5||ü||X|
|2017||3 to 4||ü||X|
Assumption of Risk
The Town of Newmarket in collaboration with York Region Public Health, continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. Users of the Town of Newmarket facilities, buildings and/or amenities are reminded that the facilities, buildings and/or amenities are open for use at your own risk. An inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases including COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By visiting any Town of Newmarket facility, building and/or amenity you voluntarily assume all risks including any risk of injury, loss, damage, and possible exposure to a communicable disease including COVID-19. We remind you to follow the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines being recommended by various Canadian health authorities including the York Region Public Health Unit, Ontario Health and Public Health Agency of Canada
We welcome our community's feedback and input and would love to hear from you on what programs / activities you would like to see offered by the Town. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
Stay up-to-date on the latest Town updates by following @TownofNewmarket on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and visit Newmarket.ca/COVID19.
Questions? Should you have any questions, please contact Customer Service by phone at 905-953-5303 or e-mail at email@example.com. Customer Service is available Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be program disruptions, changes and facility closures. We continue to offer alternative ways to serve the community. Learn about Newmarket's approach to reopening and for current information and resources. For any inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.