What You Need to Know About City of Ottawa Spring Programs

March 25, 2021

Spring registration now open!

Registration is now open for swim lessons and aquafit classes. Aquatics have already been COVID-modified and are not impacted by the move into red zone. Classes will be just as fun as you remember, but with safety precautions in place, such as a parent or guardian accompanying younger students in the pool. Click on to book your spot.

Register for virtual classes
If you would prefer to take a class from the comfort of your own home, then register now for spring virtual programs. Fitness, cooking, arts, dance, STEM, languages, music and more will be offered. Go to to register.

In-person arts classes
The Nepean Visual Arts Centre and Shenkman Arts Centre are now offering drop-in classes on a reservation basis. Sessions are available for booking two days in advance.

The Nepean Visual Arts Centre offers art classes for adults including watercolours, oil and acrylics, mixed media and pottery. For the full schedule and booking information visit

Over at Shenkman Arts Centre there is something for the kids. Starting in April you can sign your child up for urban dance, acrobatic dance and ballet jazz. The schedule and booking link can be found at

Drop-in programs
Some changes are coming to the drop-in reservation process!

You will soon be able to view session times in the Front Desk booking system for a week in advance. This will provide you with the most accurate view of available sessions.

Sessions will continue to be available for booking two days in advance.

The full schedules in chart format will no longer be posted on If you are looking for a full schedule, please feel free to contact the facility of your choice and request a copy be sent to you via email.  

The City is continuing to make improvements to their booking system to ensure a positive experience for our clients and can’t wait to share more exciting enhancements with you in the coming months.