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In this issue…

It’s still…your #BestSummerEver

Fall Tennis Programs: Join the Fun! Classes Start September 16th
RSC 2-Star Tournament for Boys & Girls: August 30th – September 2nd
RSC 2nd Annual Indoor Open: Coming Thanksgiving Weekend

Hot Yoga Room: Great Participation Since Opening Day
Hot Yoga Studio Featured on Rogers Daytime TV
Yoga and Wellness Workshops: Pick the One Best For You!
Have You Tried MINDBODY Yet? It’s Online Booking Made Easy

Kids Fall After-School Programs: Soccer, Basketball, Dek Hockey…and More!
Adults Fitness Programs: Sign Up for Fun Fitness at RSC
NEW Simplified Tai Chi Class: Try it Out!

Come For a Swim on the Long Weekend…and in September

BONUS For Your: Have Lunch on The Bridge: Buy 9 and 10th One is ON US!
Have You Booked Your Christmas Party Yet: Dates are Filling Up Fast!

Save the Date: RSC Fall Open House on Saturday September 7
RSC in the News Again: OttawaMatters
Paint Night in September: Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (You Pick)
Play Your Favourite Sport on Labour Day Monday: Book NOW!




Fall Tennis Programs: Join the Fun! Classes Start September 16th

Try your hand at tennis or perfect your skills. We have lots of options for you – and your family! Both Adults and Kids After School classes are available but you need to book soon to secure your spot.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Tennis Programs.

RSC 2-Start Tournament for Boys & Girls: August 30th – September 2nd

Come watch the Junior OTA 2-Star Tournament at RSC Indoors August 30th to September 2nd!
It’s another amazing opportunity to spectate fabulous tennis at RSC this weekend, this time indoors with Junior Players

RSC 2nd Annual indoor Open: Coming Thanksgiving Weekend

Save the Date!

We’re excited to announce our Annual Indoor Open is coming back again this year!  Good news is that this is another opportunity for you to play with your friends and colleagues. Stay tuned….more information coming soon.


Hot Yoga Studio: Great participation since Opening Day

Two weeks since the launch of Hot Yoga and Bikram Series at RSC Yoga Studio! Lots of first timers have come to try it out and loved it! The new Hot Yoga Room is called the Sun Room, located on the lower level beside the Gym and the existing upper level Yoga Room (regular temperature) is now called the River Room, for ease of differentiation.

We have Drop-In AND Unlimited packages available.


CLICK HERE to learn more and to sign up.

Hot Yoga Studio Featured on Rogers Daytime TV

CLICK HERE to watch the Daytime Ottawa segment.

Check us out on Daytime Ottawa – introducing the new Hot Yoga studio built to support Hot Yoga teachers and community post sudden closing of the historic Rama Lotus. Rama Lotus was the first Yoga Studio to offer Hot Yoga in Ottawa, and was the 3rd Bikram studio in Canada.

Nicki Bridgland & Karoline Eder from the Rideau Sports Centre tell us how the hot yoga instructors from Rama Lotus Yoga Centre have been welcomed into the RSC. Added Bonus: the first yoga class is FREE for everyone.

RSC Yoga Studio now offers 34 classes per week, in two rooms (Hot and Regular temperature).

Updated RSC Yoga Schedule

CLICK HERE to purchase a 10-pack, 20-pack, or monthly unlimited yoga (only $55 for your Introductory Month). Or just drop-in for $15 per class.

Yoga and Wellness Workshops: Pick the One Best For You!

Breathwork + Essential Oils: Tools to Support Mental + Emotional Health Description

Our breath is intimately connected with our nervous system and when used correctly, can help us access feeling of calm and centeredness.

Essential oils are a plant medicine that have an efficient and profound effect on our mood and emotional well-being via inhalation and aromatherapy. Learn the basic practice of breath-work in conjunction with safe and effective essential oil applications that support mental health. Create your own daily practice and expand your mental health toolkit.

CLICK HERE to sign up for this or any of our Workshops

Have You Tried MINDBODY Yet? It’s Online Booking Made Easy

You can now use MindBody registration software to book your Yoga classes in advance (so you know you have a spot in the class), and purchase our yoga class packs and monthly passes online. If you require any support in accessing your account, please give us a call at 613.749.6126.

To access your MindBody profile, click here which is RSC’s Yoga page. Click “Book” for any class (even if you’re not registering for it), and you will be prompted to select “Need New password”. Your email address to use, is the one you gave us initially.


Kids Fall After-School Programs: Soccer, Basketball, Dek Hockey…and More!

Sign-up your Kids for After-School Sport Programs this Fall.

Choose from Tennis or Multi-Sport (includes Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Dek Hockey, and more). Our experienced staff focusses on fun playful skill development – ages 5 to 16.
Registration deadline is September 12, space is filling fast.

CLICK HERE for information and to register

Adult Fitness Programs: Sign Up for Fun Fitness at RSC

Core Fitness Tune Up +55

This class begins with a thorough warm up followed by training using hand weights, resistance bands, gliders and small balls to promote functional movement. The movements will increase your stability and flexibility and range of motion. Your posture and tone and flexibility will improve as we progress through the program. Please wear comfortable clothing and supportive non-slip shoes. Also bring a water bottle and a smile!!


Are you searching for the most efficient way to get lean, conditioned, and strong? Are you looking to keep your workout fresh and interesting, and build your athletic capacity? Then look no further than High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)! We can’t promise it will be easy…but it sure gets results and is a lot of fun. With HIIT, you alternate short bursts of intense exercise with periods of lower intensity. Incorporating HIIT sessions into your exercise program is a great addition if you are a recreational or competitive athlete. Remember, “high intensity” means “high intensity for YOU”!

CLICK HERE to sign up for our Fitness Programs

NEW Simplified Tai Chi Class: Try it Out!

Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise which helps to maintain balance, flexibility and strength, as well as develop body awareness and sharpness of mind.  It is suitable for all ages and involves all parts of the body, improving posture, breathing and circulation.  The course will be fun and interactive — a great way to learn!

This class runs Tuesdays 2:00pm – 3:00pm starting September 17 for 7 weeks.

Gloria Goodine, Tai Chi Instructor

Originally from Hong Kong, Gloria has many years of experience in the fitness/wellness industry.  She has lived, trained and taught exercise in several parts of the world, starting her vocation as an
Aerobics  Instructor in Washington, D.C.  Gloria is currently a Wellness Consultant with Aging Gracefully Ottawa and teaches Tai Chi to older adults, as well as other age groups.   As a holistic practitioner, she promotes the concept of a balanced lifestyle and continues to share this philosophy wherever she can.

Gloria is a member of IDEA (International Dance and Education Association/International  Association of Fitness Professionals), U.S.A., a member of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce, U.S.A., a certified
Tai Chi/ Qi Gong Instructor with the Lamas Qi Gong Association of Canada, and is certified in Emergency First Aid, CPR/AED with the Canadian Red Cross.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Tai Chi.


Come For a Swim on the Long Weekend…and into September

Long hot days of summer at RSC pool

Swim Options for September

Want to come for a swim this long weekend? We’re open this Labour Day Weekend – including Monday, September 2.

In September, we will be open weekends while weather warm lasts: 8am to 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Come for a swim and bring your friends and your kids.
NEW One-time Drop-Ins available during the month of September for just $10.


*BONUS For You: Have Lunch on The Bridge: Buy 9 and 10th one is ON US!

Let Us Treat You!

When you buy lunch at The Bridge 9 times between 11:30am – 3:00pm – the 10th one is ON US! Pick up your stamp card today.

The Bridge Public House Hours of Operation: 
Monday and Tuesday 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday to Friday (open for Lunch): 11:30am to 10:00pm (FREE Live Music on Wednesdays 6:30 to 9:00pm)
Saturday and Sunday: Weekend Brunch 10:00am to 3:00pm

Have You Booked Your Christmas Party Yet? Dates Are Booking Quickly

Hard to believe it, but the phone is ringing off the hook with people booking their company Christmas Parties as well as friends booking that special get-together for the festive season.

Call Tim or Chelsea 613-741-9219  with your booking request so you can enjoy good times and great food at The Bridge Public House.


Save the Date: RSC Fall Open House on Saturday September 7

Bring your friends to try fun activities at RSC’s next Open House – all for FREE.  We want everyone to see how much fun it is at RSC, here’s what we’ve got in store for you

  • FREE fitness classes
  • FREE access to gym
  • FREE family sports
  • FREE kids activities…and more

Make it a FUN DAY OUT – Come to The Bridge Public House for Brunch 10:00am – 3:00pm

RSC in the News Again: OTTAWAMATTERS

Rideau Sports Centre continues to grow out of shadow of old tennis club

Always looking for new innovative ways to grow this 4-acre Downtown Playground, CEO Nicki Bridgland shares her approach to business and growth.

CLICK HERE to read full article in Ottawa Matters

Paint Nite in September: Every Tuesday, Saturday, Friday and Sunday (You Pick!)

Now RSC is offering you FOUR Paint Nite events every week! Tuesday and Friday nights are for Adults (19+), and Saturday and Sunday afternoons are Family-oriented – all ages are welcome.

Just follow along while our Master Artist guides you step-by-step through the featured painting in about two hours. If you’re feeling creative, change the colours to suit your décor or go completely rogue! This is your creative license! We provide all the painting supplies: a 16”x 20” canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, smock, music, and a good time.

Paint Nite for Adults: Abstract Yellow Bird, Tuesday September 3rd 7:00-9:00pm

CLICK HERE to sign up for this amazing painting! No experience required.
Come out early to The Bridge Public House for dinner/drinks/snacks before you get started, and make a whole fun night of it!

Paint Nite for Adults: Lady Marma’Llama Friday September 6th 7:00-9:00pm

Play Your Favourite Sport on Labour Day Monday: Book Now!

Be sure to include some SPORTS and FUN i n your Labour Day Holiday Weekend.

Game of Tennis Anyone?

Looking for a game on Holiday Monday? We still have lots of tennis court time available.
CLICK HERE to book your tennis court.

Saturday August 31st 8:00am-8:00pm
Sunday Sept 1st 8:00am-8:00pm

Monday September 2nd – 8:00am-8:00pm

Play some tennis, volleyball, basketball. futsal, dek hockey, swim in pool or workout…whatever takes your fancy.

CLICK HERE to see all our activities!


SUMMER WEDNESDAYS! Join us as we offer FREE Live Music All Summer Long every Wednesday Night 6:30-9:00pm on the covered Upper Deck overlooking the Rideau River.  There’s nothing better than listening to local Ottawa musicians, while eating delicious food, and enjoying great company! Rain or shine or heat!

Wednesday September 4th 6:30-9:00pm:Freight and Cargo – Country Western

Heath, sings and plays guitar–Ottawa born and raised musician who is interested in traditional country music and writing original material. I have spent the last 10 plus years building a solid repertoire of classic country hits and finding talented musicians, who are dedicated to the sound of Freight and Cargo, to play along side of.       – If it ain’t country, cook it till it is.

Dan has played drums in numerous bands across a variety of styles ranging from country, rockabilly, jazz, latin, blues, rock, and pop. he has played numerous venues in the Ottawa and surrounding area. His highlight was playing in the Ottawa International Jazz festival with an Ottawa based Dixieland band known Souper Jazz band.

Brian  the upright bass player, is a lifelong musician with decades of experience playing all manner of traditional music, including bluegrass, gospel, and folk.

Lead guitarist Pete, ‘Lefty’ Noel has been active in music for 5 decades, playing many different kinds of music all over Canada and the state of Georgia.


Monday, September 2 – REVISED HOURS FOR LABOUR DAY MONDAY 8:00am-8:00pm
YOGA: Gentle Hatha 9:45am; Baby n’ Me Yoga 11:15am (Click here); *Vinyassa 6pm (Click here)
RESTAURANT REVISED LABOUR DAY HOURS: Open for Brunch 10:00am-3:00pm

Tuesday, September 3
YOGA: Hatha 9:45am; Happy Hips 4:30pm; Yin 8pm (Click here)
RESTAURANT: Open 4:00pm-10:00pm *Taco Special
PAINT NITE: 7pm-9pm (Click here to purchase your tickets)

Wednesday, September 4
YOGA: Gentle Hatha 9:45am; Hatha 12:15pm (45 mins); Hatha Flow 6:00pm; Gentle Hatha 7:30pm (Click here)
TENNIS: Wednesday Round Robin 10:00am-11:30 Int+ (Click here)
FITNESS: HIIT 6:00pm (Click Here)
RESTAURANT: Open for Lunch and Dinner 11:30am-10:00pm *Steak & Wine Special
LIVE MUSIC featuring Jeff deValk   6:30pm-9:00pm (See above

Thursday, September 5
YOGA: Zen 55+ 9:45am; Yang Yin 6:00pm-7:15pm (Click here)
RESTAURANT: Open for Lunch and Dinner 11:30am-10:00pm *BBQ & Beer Special

Friday, September 6
YOGA: Hatha 9:45am-11:00am
MULTI-SPORT:  Youth Sports Club 6:30pm-8:30pm Ages 10-15 yrs *No registration required (Click here); 35+ Volleyball Mingler 6:30pm-8:30pm $10.00 *No registration required (Click here); Drop-In Volleyball All Ages 8:30pm-10:30pm $10.00 *No registration required (Click here)
BRIDGE GROUP: 10:00am-2:00pm Come to play Bridge and stay for lunch
RESTAURANT: Open for Lunch and Dinner 11:30am-10:00pm *Fish ‘N Chips Special
TENNIS: Friday Round Robin 7:00pm-9:00pm Int+ (Click here)
PAINT NITE: 7pm-9pm (Click here to purchase your tickets)

Saturday, September 7
YOGA: Hatha Intermediate 8:45am; Hatha Gentle 10:30am (Click here)
RESTAURANT: Open for Brunch 10:00am-3:00pm

Sunday, September 8
YOGA: Power 8:45am; Hatha Gentle 10:30am (Click here)
TENNIS: Sunday Round Robin 10:00am-12:00pm Adv. and *NEW Junior Pro joining in: 2:30pm-4:00pm Int/Adv. (Click here) and Pro-Led 4:00-5:30 Beg.
MULTI-SPORT: All Sports Drop-In: Basketball, Volleyball, Futsal 4pm-6pm $10.00 *No registration required (Click here) Drop-In Volleyball All Ages 6:30pm-8:30pm $10.00 *No registration required (Click here)
RESTAURANT: Open for Brunch 10:00am-3:00pm
FAMILY PAINT AFTERNOON:  1:00-3:00pm (Click here to purchase your tickets) Join your kids to paint a masterpiece

Wishing you a wonderful long weekend, enjoying your family and friends.