Family Day in Whitby



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Celebrate Family Day in Whitby with free activities including skating, swimming, movies, live music, crafts, ice carvings, fitness classes and more!

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Event Details

Date: Monday, February 18, 2019
Time: View schedule for times
Location(s): Activities take place at five sites in Whitby including: Iroquois Park Sports Centre, Whitby Community Recreation Complex, McKinney Arena, Luther Vipond Arena and Brooklin Community Centre and Library
Cost: Free Admission to all sites


Event Highlights

  • Free admission
  • Skating
  • Swimming
  • Family Fitness at the Whitby Civic Recreation Complex - 30 minute Zumba, Yoga and Taekwondo classes offered!
  • Movies at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Brooklin Community Centre and Library
  • Crafts and activities
  • Live Music at McKinney Arena during the Public Skate
  • Fun photo frames for family photos
  • Ice carvings at Iroquois Park Sports Centre and Whitby Civic Recreation Complex


Schedule of Activities

Family Fitness

Location:  Whitby Civic Recreation Complex

Time: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.


  • Health Club Open House - Free Trial workout for ages 14+
  • Different classes every 30 minutes! Choose from Zumba, Yoga and Taekwondo.

 12:15 p.m. Zumba

 12:45 p.m. Yoga

 1:15 p.m. Zumba

 1:45 p.m. Yoga

 2:30 p.m. Introduction to Taekwondo

 3:00 p.m. Introduction to Taekwondo

*Clean indoor shoes required for all classes


Join us to watch Disney's Incredibles 2!

Times: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Location: Brooklin Community Centre and Library (in the Gymnasium)

Other Activities: Enjoy free popcorn and a fun family photo opp.

Mats will be available to sit on, but guests can bring their own blankets. No outside chairs, food or drink will be permitted.

Incredibles 2 Movie Poster


Skating - Presented by Scotiabank

Three locations to choose from!  Bring your own skates, there are no rentals available.

Location: Iroquois Park Sports Centre


Family Skate:10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Parent & Tot Skate: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

*Skating for 1 adult, maximum 2 children, 7 years of age and under.

Backyard Rink:  1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

*Scotiabank Backyard Rink introduces children 7 years and under to hockey or ringette. Children must wear full protective hockey equipment, adults should wear proper head protection. Pylons and nets are provided, bring your own sticks and pucks. Maximum of two children per adult.  

Family Skate: 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Other Activities: 

  • NHL Alumni, Carlo Colaiacovo, will be signing autographs in the lobby from 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Various children's activities
  • Ice carvings
  • Fun family photo opp
  • Entertainment

Location: Luther Vipond Memorial Arena

Time: Family Skate 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: McKinney Arena

Time: Family Skate 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.



Public Swim 12:00  - 1:30 p.m.

Lane Swim 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Public Swim 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Whitby Civic Recreation Complex

Children's Crafts

When: All day long!

Where: Whitby Civic Recreation Complex 


Thank You to our Sponsors

This year's event is proudly sponsored by Scotiabank and Trafalgar Castle School.

         Trafalgar Castle School


Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities

Information about the many volunteer opportunities at all Town of Whitby events can be found on our Volunteers page.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Aspects of most Town of Whitby events are sponsored by local businesses and community organizations. To find out how your organization can contribute to Family Day please contact the Manager of Advertising and Sponsorship Sales by email or phone 905.430.4300 x7488.


Future Dates

Family Day in Whitby is an annual celebration that takes place on the statutory Family Day holiday in February.