City of Dryden Community Services

City of Dryden Community Services


Saturday, Feb 26th
Spin class is at 830am instead of 930am.
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Check it out! Well done Dryden Recreation Centre!!
Coming soon! A new family-friendly and inclusive change room, made possible with funding from Energizing Life initiative. Welcome everyone :)
Hi! Wondering if anyone knows of a pitching machine that I might be able to borrow for a week or so - to use with some students at school. Thanks...
Excited to partner with the Dryden Recreation Centre to offer Active Photography for Seniors this Fall!
I want to thank the team at the City of Dryden, Ontario for your hard work and great ex*****on of the virtual announcement that we did on Friday revealing the great news related to the upgrades to the Dryden Recreation Centre - We sometimes forget the impact of these facilities in our communities. It hosted a virtual ZOOM event on Friday, while being set up for mass vaccinations for the region, noted pickle ball courts mapped out, home of the Dryden GM Jr Ice Dogs and the Dryden Skating Club. Last summer it was a temporary dwelling for those members of the Red Lake community who were fleeing a raging forest fire. These places are the heart of our community. Thank you. Miigwetch. Photos: Tom Thomson
Hey Dryden Recreation Centre, look what we got last week!

We were given a file about a Town referendum in 1950, to amend a by-law to allow Public Games and Sports to be played on a Sunday.
When are you going to be open? Fitness Edge is opening, Monday July 20,2020.
Tue, Jan 7 - 2:30-3:30pm
Thur, Jan 9 - 12:30-1:30pm
Fri, Jan 10 - 12-1pm **note time change**
Public Skating will be Sunday, Jan 12 between 1:30-2:30pm
Hello Dryden!! I will be hosting a Pound and a Bellyfit class THIS Saturday , September 7th! Pound at 9 am and Bellyfit at 10 am. No experience necessary! Costs for the classes are $10 each.
To secure your registration, message me and send payment to [email protected]
Hello Dryden!! I will be hosting a Kangoo and a Pound class THIS Thursday, September 5th! Kangoo at 7 pm and Pound at 8 pm. No experience necessary! Costs for the classes are $15 for Kangoo (includes boot rental) and $10 for Pound.
To secure your registration, message me and send payment to [email protected]

Pool/Fitness Centre Hours: M-F 6:30am-9pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Sun 10am-2pm | Arena Hours - contact office

Operating as usual


Its a Christmas miracle! 🎄

We were able to add additional pool programming on Wednesday December 28th and Thursday December 29th! See the updated schedule below. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work to provide as much programming as possible.



A Community Services Office Administrator to join our Community Services and Recreation team!

For more details and to apply visit


Holiday Schedule UPDATE: As a result of pool cancellations this morning, we have added additional morning programming this Friday December 23rd! See the updated schedule below for details!


UPDATE (9:00am): The lap swim from 11:30am to 1pm today is also cancelled due to a lifeguard shortage. All other evening programming will run as scheduled.

ORIGINAL POST: The morning lap swim (6:30-8:30am) and family adult swim (9-10:30am) scheduled for today are cancelled due to a lifeguard shortage. Sorry for the late notice. We will update the status of the lap swim scheduled for 11:30am-1pm shortly.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Intro to Fitness class will not be starting up in January. We will keep you posted when we have a start date.


UPDATE: Due to one last session of swimming lessons, the Family/Adult swim from 4:00 - 5:00 pm on Thursday December 22nd will be cancelled.


Our 2022 Holiday Schedule takes effect Saturday December 17th for the Arena, Pool and Fitness Centre! Arena users are asked to pay at the Pool front desk. The steam room will be open during all scheduled pool programming (except for swimming lessons). Pool programming is subject to change on short notice due to the ongoing lifeguard shortage. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

FOB Membership holders will continue to have their normal access (5:00am - 11:00pm) to the fitness centre areas throughout the holidays including Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day!


Please note that today, Saturday December 10th, the fun swim from 11:30-1:30 is cancelled due to lifeguard shortages.


Please note that Milestone Rink is not ready for use. We will update everyone as soon as it is safe to skate on!


Good luck to all teams participating in Minor Hockey's U15 Tournament!


Reminder that beginning today, the morning lap swim starts at 6:45am, NOT 6:30am.

Photos from City of Dryden Community Services's post 11/29/2022

2023 Winter schedules, beginning January 2nd, 2023, have been finalized! Due to the ongoing lifeguard shortage, pool hours have been reduced on certain days so our lifeguarding team is able to rest and recover. This will stay in place until we are able to expand our lifeguarding team. As always, these schedules are subject to change. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


UPDATED as of November 24, 2022!

Our 2022 Holiday Schedule is here! This years schedule runs from Saturday December 17 to Monday January 2. The facility is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. All activities for both the Arena and Pool are subject to change. Additionally, if you or your organization would like to sponsor any of the activities listed below that have not already been sponsored, please call 807-223-1470.

Photos from City of Dryden Community Services's post 11/21/2022

We are excited to announce the introduction of a FOB Access Membership to the Fitness Centre, allowing gym-goers access outside of regular operating hours! Membership sales will begin tomorrow morning (Tuesday November 22) and memberships will be activated on Monday December 5. See photos below for more information.

Members will need to sign-up and complete an equipment orientation session with Instructor Rae-Ann Stevens BEFORE they will be given their FOB. All FOBs will be ready for pick-up as of Sunday December 4, provided you have completed and returned your equipment orientation form.

Stop by the Pool & Fitness Centre front desk to get an information package, or to sign-up for this exciting new service! Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Pool & Fitness Centre front desk at 807-223-1430.

NOTE: Our weekday opening times will be pushed back from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. as of Monday December 5.


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Please note that Arena Walking will be cancelled tomorrow, November 18th. Good luck to the Dryden High School Boys this weekend!!


Programming Update - November 10, 2022


Please be advised that road work related to the Arena 2 Expansion Project will commence tomorrow, November 9th, 2022, at the intersection of Whyte Avenue and Albert Street. The intersection will be closed until at least November 23rd.


We are offering a Swim Instructor course on December 9th, 10th and 11th! This course is designed to provide participants with the tools needed to teach the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program. This course is open to all of NWO, as long as the prerequisites are met. See below for more details or give us a call at 807-223-1430.


We are still experiencing a lifeguard shortage and are in urgent need of additional Lifeguards/Instructors to work with our amazing team at the Pool & Fitness Centre. If you, or someone you know is interested, please visit!

Photos from City of Dryden Community Services's post 11/04/2022

Thanks to the New Horizons for Seniors Fund for allowing our 50+ Skating and 50+ Hockey programs to be free of charge until the New Year! Please see below for more information.

Please Note - 50+ Hockey will end on December 16th and will pickup again in the new year. 50+ Skating will continue throughout the holidays.



Casual Lifeguard/Instructor at the Dryden Pool & Fitness Centre

For more details and to apply visit

Photos from City of Dryden Community Services's post 10/31/2022

Our Arena Programming Schedule starts on Monday, November 7th! Huge thank you to MCCY for sponsoring our Wednesday evening public skates! We look forward to seeing everyone there.


Schedule UPDATE: we have added a 7:00-8:30pm Lap Swim tonight!

Photos from City of Dryden, Ontario's post 10/24/2022

Photos from City of Dryden, Ontario's post


Our Story

The Dryden Recreation Centre is a multipurpose facility that offers programs and cross training opportunities for all ages. Our facility includes a 25m Pool, Therapy Pool, Steam Room, Squash Court, Cardio Room, Weight Room, Multipurpose and Board Rooms, and a variety of Fitness Classes.
Hours of Operation for the Fitness Centre:
Mon-Fri 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun Closed from May 1 - August 31, 2014
For Pool Hours of Operation, please check the Pool Schedule!

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84 Whyte Avenue
Dryden, ON

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