Castle Downs - Programs-Jan7-Jun23

Saturday

Childminding

  • 9:00AM - 12:00PM Child Minding (Play Care) - Preschool Drop-In
    6wks–12yrs
    This pre-booked service offers parents the chance to utilize programming while their children enjoy a safe, interactive and fun environment. In order to be eligible for the member rate the child must be a YMCA of Northern Alberta member. Space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Block bookings for the sessions are available. Please call to see if there is child minding available...
    Castle Downs Multipurpose Room

Open Gym

  • 3:10PM - 8:45PM Open Gym
    12+yrs

    Drop-in for open gym time. Bring a friend or meet new people while playing the game of your choice.

    Castle Downs Gymnasium

Programs

  • 7:00AM - 9:00AM Badminton Drop-In
    13+yrs

    Participant organized drop-in play for any skill level. Equipment provided.

    Castle Downs Gymnasium
  • 9:00AM - 10:30AM Literacy Learners 1
    Grades 4–6 (Grades 4-6)
    Literacy learners 1, formerly known as Project LEAP. Literacy Learners 1 is designed for students in grades 4-6. This program provides literacy support while increasing a positive attitude towards reading and writing. The program focuses on basic writing, reading, and comprehension skills. A variety of reading materials and fun activities will be used to improve your child’s confidence...
    Castle Downs Multipurpose Room
  • 9:00AM - 12:00PM Kids Club
    5–12yrs (6-12 yrs)

    This program fosters social development and physical literacy skills, and allows your child to experience a variety of program options.

    Castle Downs Multipurpose Room
  • 9:15AM - 10:15AM Cyclefit Drop-In
    13+yrs

    A high-intensity class which utilizes various drills on the Keiser M3i bike to challenge your cardio fitness. Instructors will lead you through hills, drills, intervals and sprints. Because the tension on the bike is controlled by each participant, all fitness levels are accommodated.

    Castle Downs Studio
  • 10:00AM - 10:55AM Basketball Fundamentals
    6-9yrs (5-7yrs)
    Explore movement and introductory basketball skills through fundamental sports skills. This program aligns with the Physical Literacy goals of developing a child’s fundamental movement skills, motivation, and movement confidence in a playful environment. Children will be encouraged to express their individual style and use their imagination while discovering the world of basketball and...
    Castle Downs Gymnasium
  • 10:00AM - 10:55AM Basketball Fundamentals
    6-9yrs (7-9yrs)
    Explore movement and introductory basketball skills through fundamental sports skills. This program aligns with the Physical Literacy goals of developing a child’s fundamental movement skills, motivation, and movement confidence in a playful environment. Children will be encouraged to express their individual style and use their imagination while discovering the world of basketball and...
    Castle Downs Gymnasium
  • 10:00AM - 11:00AM Zumba Drop-In
    13+yrs

    The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness program that will blow you away. No dance experience required and suitable for all fitness levels.

    Castle Downs Studio
  • 10:30AM - 11:30AM Synrgy 360 Circuit Drop-In
    13+yrs

    Using the Synrgy 360 system, work your way from station to station in a cardio and strength based workout. Your fitness level will be challenged with various equipment and bodyweight exercises.

    Castle Downs Workout Centre
  • 11:00AM - 12:30PM This document has not been translated yet
    (Grades 4-6)
    Castle Downs Multipurpose Room
  • 11:00AM - 11:55AM Soccer (9-12yrs)
    9–12yrs (7-9 yrs)
    A recreation-based sport course to improve physical literacy, basic soccer skills and introduce some team concepts and rules of soccer. The program will focus on basic skills: running, kicking, dribbling and stopping. Progressive drills, skill-based games and modified scrimmages will be used to improve competence and confidence in a fun atmosphere. Games will focus on the Fundamentals stage of...
    Castle Downs Gymnasium
  • 11:00AM - 11:55AM Basketball Fundamentals
    6-9yrs (9-12 yrs)
    Explore movement and introductory basketball skills through fundamental sports skills. This program aligns with the Physical Literacy goals of developing a child’s fundamental movement skills, motivation, and movement confidence in a playful environment. Children will be encouraged to express their individual style and use their imagination while discovering the world of basketball and...
    Castle Downs Gymnasium
  • 11:30AM - 12:30PM Kids in the Kitchen
    6–15yrs (5-7 yrs Registered)

    Children prepare and taste a variety of simple recipes and also get the chance to read stories, make crafts, and practice kitchen safety skills.

    Castle Downs Kitchen
  • 12:00PM - 12:45PM Soccer (9-12yrs)
    9–12yrs (5-7 yrs)
    A recreation-based sport course to improve physical literacy, basic soccer skills and introduce some team concepts and rules of soccer. The program will focus on basic skills: running, kicking, dribbling and stopping. Progressive drills, skill-based games and modified scrimmages will be used to improve competence and confidence in a fun atmosphere. Games will focus on the Fundamentals stage of...
    Castle Downs Gymnasium
  • 12:00PM - 12:55PM Volleyball
    16+yrs (9-12 yrs)

    Recreational volleyball suitable for players of all skill levels. Players will divide into teams based on the number of attendees.

    Castle Downs Gymnasium
  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM Kids in the Kitchen
    6–15yrs (7-9 yrs Registered)

    Children prepare and taste a variety of simple recipes and also get the chance to read stories, make crafts, and practice kitchen safety skills.

    Castle Downs Kitchen
  • 1:00PM - 1:55PM Soccer (9-12yrs)
    9–12yrs (9-12yrs)
    A recreation-based sport course to improve physical literacy, basic soccer skills and introduce some team concepts and rules of soccer. The program will focus on basic skills: running, kicking, dribbling and stopping. Progressive drills, skill-based games and modified scrimmages will be used to improve competence and confidence in a fun atmosphere. Games will focus on the Fundamentals stage of...
    Castle Downs Gymnasium
  • 1:00PM - 1:55PM Soccer (9-12yrs)
    9–12yrs (5-7 yrs)
    A recreation-based sport course to improve physical literacy, basic soccer skills and introduce some team concepts and rules of soccer. The program will focus on basic skills: running, kicking, dribbling and stopping. Progressive drills, skill-based games and modified scrimmages will be used to improve competence and confidence in a fun atmosphere. Games will focus on the Fundamentals stage of...
    Castle Downs Gymnasium
  • 1:00PM - 1:45PM Sports of All Sorts
    6–9yrs (3-5yrs)

    Calling all sportsters!  Participants will practice physical literacy skills in sport-based games.  Sports of all Sorts will focus on sports like soccer, floor hockey, basketball, and more!  This is a weekly program based on our popular camp.

    Castle Downs Studio
  • 2:00PM - 2:55PM Floor Hockey
    16+yrs (5-7yrs)

    Recreational floor hockey for players of all levels. Please provide your own helmet and note that only plastic blades are to be used.

    Castle Downs Gymnasium
  • 2:00PM - 2:55PM Floor Hockey (9-12yrs)
    9–12yrs (7-9yrs)
    A recreation-based sport course to develop physical literacy, basic skills and introduce some team strategy concepts and rules of floor hockey. The program will focus on team and individual skills: running, shooting, stick handling, passing, systems and team-play strategies. Progressive drills,skill-based activities and modified games are used to improve competence and confidence in a fun...
    Castle Downs Gymnasium
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