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February 26 Update – RSC April Break + Summer Camps 2021

RSC 2021 APRIL BREAK + SUMMER BREAK CAMPS

Camp Swim

Daily swims will be a part of our full-day camps in our outdoor pool, weather and COVID restrictions permitted.

 

Pre-Care/Post-Care

This summer we will be offering pre-care and post-care at an additional cost. Please see below for the times of additional care:

  • Pre-Care: 7:30am to 9:00am
  • Post-Care: 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Drop-Off/Pick-Up

  • Drop off without Pre-Care begins at 8:45am, while Pick-Up without Post-Care is as late as 4:15pm.
  • Our Drop-off and Pick-up locations will be the same for each camp.
  • There will be a staff at the main gate to direct you to the home base of your camp and answer any questions you may have.
  • Please give yourself enough time to complete registration and sign-in on Mondays.

 

COVID Protocols

Specific details of our COVID Protocol outline will be available closer to the start of camps, based on the Province of Ontario regulations at that time.

 

Our Camp programs will provide fun and quality games, sport training and socialization at appropriate distances. No single group will exceed 20 participants. We are currently exploring an outdoor sheltered lunch/snack location, as preventative measures.

 

We understand 2020 was a challenging year for everyone. Children are eager to get back to playing games and socializing with their friends. RSC delivered quality programming that met those needs while maintaining ZERO COVID cases all season of programming.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Plans change, especially in today’s ever-changing world. We would like to be as flexible as possible with you, therefore we will be permitting cancellation for our Summer Camp Program within 14 days of the start of the program. Refunds for cancellations will be subject to a $25 administrative fee.

 

Our COVID-19 Cancellation Policy:Should the ongoing pandemic affect the delivery of our Summer Camp Program in terms of size of groups, or delivery of the program outright – we will be providing a full refund.

 

Lunch Options

The Bridge Public House will be offering the same nutritious lunch options as we have offered before for Summer Camps. We are only accepting full-week lunch registrations (additional $50 per week), with the exception of Friday Pizza lunch (which can be an opt-in). Please note that the lunch program does NOT include snacks – please back for both morning and afternoon snack breaks.

Click here to register for our FULL-DAY Summer and April Break Camp!

 

Dear RSC Community,

February 12 Update – RSC Re-Opening!

GOOD NEWS … Tuesday, February 16th we will be re-opening our doors. We are so excited to see you!

It is our #1 priority to keep you safe – as we did in Spring/Summer/Fall 2020 – while allowing you to have the mental health benefits of exercise and community.
Based on the current Ottawa “Orange” Zone, here is a comprehensivelist of what we happily will be re-opening at RSC, and the effective dates…
TENNIS COURT BOOKING

  • Tennis Court Block Bookings: Resumes on Tuesday, February 16
  • “On the Fly” Hourly Court Booking (open to EVERYONE): All 6 indoor tennis courts will be playable starting Tuesday, February 16th, and are currently open for online booking. You will notice LOTS of court availability even during prime time, as our Tennis Programs won’t start for another week – so make use of the prime time play!  Click here to book an hourly tennis court at our updated price of $44.00 (plus tax) per hour in the Tennis Dome, and $36 (plus tax) per hour in the MS Dome.

TENNIS PROGRAMS

  • Winter 1 Tennis Programs Adult: We will be starting our Winter 1 Tennis Programs on Monday, February 22ndClick here to register, if you haven’t already (some space remains!)
  • High Performance Juniors: Resumes on Tuesday, February 16th. Coach Jeremy will be in touch with those who have already registered. Program is currently sold out.

CHILDREN SPORT PROGRAMS

  • Winter 1 Multi-Sport Programs for Children: We will be starting our Winter 1 Children’s Sport Programs (Basketball, Multi-Sport, Tennis) on Monday, February 22ndClick here to register, if you haven’t already (some space remains!)

YOGA STUDIO

  • Online Live Classes: Drop-in for $10 per class, or consider joining “RSC MOVES” for $40 (unlimited access to online yoga & fitness classes until March 12th). Click here for schedule and to register for a yoga class!
  • In-Person Yoga: Our in-person classes will resume on Monday, February 22nd. Class schedule will be updated shortly, click here!

FITNESS CENTRE (newly renovated with NEW equipment, flooring, lighting)

  • Drop-In Workouts: $10 per workout, or consider purchasing our new monthly Fitness Pass with unlimited access to the weight/cardio room for $60 per month. Click here to purchase or schedule your workout!
  • Winter 1 Fitness Programs: We will be starting our Winter 1 Tennis Programs on Monday, February 22ndClick here to register, if you haven’t already (some space remains!)
  • Personal Training: Our 3 fabulous Personal Trainers are waiting for you, and eager to train you online or in-personClick here to book a session!
  • Online Live Classes: Drop-in for $10 per online class, or consider joining “RSC MOVES” for $40 (unlimited access to online yoga and fitness classes until March 12th). Click here for schedule and to register for a class!

 

THE BRIDGE PUBLIC HOUSE  (Click here for our fabulous menu)

Monday to Friday 11am to 9pm (Lunch and Dinner)
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 2pm (Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch)

  • Fire Pits:Book one (or several) of our 5 private outdoor firepits to visit with friends and family. Click here to reserve your fun & delicious experience. Great for social distancing.
  • Heated Patio: Book a table for snacks/drink/meal on our heated patio. Maximum 4 guests per table Call 613-741-9219 or email restaurant@thebridgepublichouse.com for reservations.
  • Dining Room: We are accepting reservations for tables of up to 4.  Call 613-741-9219 or email restaurant@thebridgepublichouse.com for reservations.
  • Events: We are accepting bookings for up to 50 guests indoors or 100 guests outdoors. Email events@thebridgepublichouse.com to book your event today!
  • Meals @ Home: Pick up delicious Take-Out or Frozen Meals, to make your life simpler. Click here to order!
  • Valentines Take Home: There’s still time to order a take home 3 course meal for your loved one, a friend, or for yourself. Click here to order now!

MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ….
Mandatory MasksMasks are required at all times when on RSC property, except when “on-court” playing sports in the Tennis or Multi-Sport Dome. Masks will be required for all yoga, fitness, and personal training participants…and to/from your table at The Bridge Public House.
Mandatory COVID Screening

Given the current provincial protocols in place, EVERYONE will be asked a series of mandatory COVID screening questions before you enter RSC & The Bridge.

If you want to save time upon arrival, you can complete this online COVID questionnaire – print the results or show on your phone. This must be done day-of before entering each time!

Click here for the COVID online questionnaire!

 

Questions?

Heading into this long weekend – until we physically open on February 16th  – we want you to know that you can reach us by phone 613-749-6126 on Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th during the hours of 10am to 4pm.  Monday, February 15th we will be closed for Family Day.

Starting Tuesday, February 16th RSC will be open Monday to Friday 7am to 11pm; and Saturday and Sunday 7am to 10pm.
It is also important to understand that with this ever-changing environment, we need to be nimble and prepared to deal with changes that may come from the Province. We will make every effort to inform all of our clients in a timely manner of these changes via email and social media.

 

We couldn’t be more thrilled to see you this week!  Be sure to drop-by on Tuesday, February 16th to play tennis, workout in our Fitness Centre, have a drink, pick up a “Meal @ Home”, come say hi .. .and so much more!  We all need community more than ever, in a safe way!

 

Warmly,

Rideau Sports Centre Team

 

January 26 Update – NEW 40-Day “RSC” MOVES

Hello RSC Clients, 

It’s hard to imagine that it’s been just over a month since we’ve been able to open our physical doors to you…and see you in-person. We miss you so much!

With this current Ottawa Lockdown it can be harder to stay active, and often difficult to find the motivation to exercise….until now!

We have created the 40-DAY “RSC MOVES” for you, running February 1 to March 12.

What’s involved? …

$40 for 40 days of unlimited access to RSC’s 27 weekly Yoga + Fitness Online Classes.

8  Online Live Fitness Classes per week
19 Online Live Yoga Classes per week
= 27 Total Online Live Classes per week (so much to choose from – geared to all ages, levels, styles).

All classes require minimal equipment, and are guided by our fabulous instructors to ensure proper form.

Works out to be $1 per day for access to this amazing offering!  Are you in?

BONUS: If you complete an online class with us everyday for 40 days (February 1 to March 12), we will reward you with 1-MONTH FREE in our newly renovated Fitness Centre (value of approximately $60). Redeemable whenever you feel comfortable, once we re-open.

 

December 22, 4:30pm 

Dear RSC Clients,

It breaks our hearts to be faced with this province-wide closure, especially when Ottawa was doing so well!  So, for now, we are mandated to close effective December 26th for a period of 28 days.

We’ve closed before, and we’ve re-opened stronger …and we will do that again!

One thing that’s been constant with COVID-19 is change – the need to pivot, pivot, pivot … shift gears up and down …and stay positive. We have the most incredible staff team, who will be welcoming you with open (virtual hug) arms when we re-open.

A bit of logistical business…

  • Fall 2 Programs: The value of all missed classes will be CREDITED to your account.
  • Winter 1 Programs: The start-date & end-date will be delayed until such time as we are permitted to re-open, and the number of sessions will remain the same.
  • Pre-Paid Tennis & Sport Courts: Tennis and Multi-Sport Courts that have been pre-paid (Block Bookings included) will be CREDITED to the account of the person who made the booking.
  • Yoga Monthly Passes: Will be automatically placed on hold until such time as we are permitted to re-open.

A bit of good news …

  • Online Yoga Classes: Starting January 4th we will be restarting our Online Virtual Yoga Classes. Click here for RSC Yoga Studio website!
  • The Bridge Public House: Before we close the restaurant on December 23rd at 9:30pm for the Holiday Season and province-wide shutdown …we have “Frozen Meals @ Home” for you to stock your freezer. We will have a secondary pick-up day on December 30th 12-3pm (for all meals ordered by December 29th at midnight).  With this lockdown you’ll be home more, and may need some creative kitchen help. We’re here for you – come pick up some delicious food (including Braised Beef Shortrib, Lobster Mac & Cheese and so much more to come)! Click here for our Frozen Meals Selection!Also, The Bridge Public House is currently accepting reservations for our popular Private Fire Pits for any dates starting January 24th. Be sure to proactively book your “safe outdoor fun” way to gather when we come out of lockdown!  Click here to book a Private Fire Pit!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support over this challenging 2020 year. It means the world to all of us!

Be well, stay healthy!

The RSC Team

*MONDAY DECEMBER 21 – RSC UPDATE

Dear Rideau Sports Centre Clients, 

 
Today the Province of Ontario announced a province-wide shutdown as of December 26th at 12:01am.

We are awaiting further clarification from the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa in order to fully understand exactly how this shutdown will impact RSC and The Bridge Public House.  Based on the Ottawa Public Health briefing call today, it sounds like Mayor Watson and Vera Etches will be advocating to shorten the lock-down period in Ottawa to 14 days (instead of 28 days).

More information will be collected in the days to come by the RSC Team. We will make a prompt announcement as to how your registrations/bookings will be affected, once we have more complete information.

You can also use this link for regular COVID RSC updates – click here!

Thank you for your patience and your continued support

*FRIDAY DECEMBER 11 – Yoga Update

  1. We will be going back to using cards for check-ins. The scanner will be kept at the front desk and will face outwards from the desk. Simply scan your card and head to your class, everything else will be automated! If you do not have your card from before, or joined us when we were not using them – please stop by the front desk and see the Customer Service Representative for one.
  2. Our popular 26 & 2 classes are back in the Sun Studio on our lower level with a warm temperature of 85 degrees Fahrenheit and mirrors.
  3. Our mask policy is still in effect and includes mandatory mask and distancing from entering the building, right up to when you take your spot on your mat. We encourage you to wear them during the class – however it is not mandatory based on the restrictions provided from Ottawa Public Health.
  4. A reminder that class sizes are significantly reduced due to the mandatory 3-metre distance between participants. Due to maximum being either 5 or 6 per class, we highly recommend you pre-register for your class ahead of time to prevent disappointment of not getting into the class.

We look forward to continuing our Yoga classes with these new updates throughout the rest of 2020 and beyond!

CLICK HERE to book your class today!

*WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9 – Yoga Update

Yoga:

  • Mix of virtual and physically distanced (3 meters) in person classes.
  • Use of sanitizer is required before entering the studio space, for both teachers/students
  • Maximum of 5 participants and 1 teacher indoors
  • Masks MUST be worn to/from the RSC Yoga Studio and if the 3 metres distance is broken. RSC Yoga studio recommends using a mask during the Yoga Practice indoors, however once at your station public health states that masks are optional.
  • 7 day booking window for classes, and an 8 hour cancellation policy
  • Show up ready to practice. There will be no use of studio mats, towels or props at this time.
  • No use of changerooms
  • If you have any symptoms, even mild please stay home.
  • Late cancellations fee. If you no-show or late cancel you will be charged*. 
    Important: Unlimited Members will be charged $20 and if you are on a class package or drop in, your class will be used.

Click here to book your spot in a yoga class!

*WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30 – Winter 1 Programs Now Available For Registration*

Dear RSC Community,

We’re extremely excited to announce that our Winter 1 Adult and Children’s Programs are now available for registration. With the new Tennis net addition to our Multi-Sport dome, we are happy to announce new “Net Play, Serve Like A Pro, Beginner Cardio, and Beginner Stroke Of The Week” programs. More nets, means more opportunities to play!

Click here to register for an Adult Tennis Program.

Click here to register for a Children’s Program.

*WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4 – RSC Update*

 Dear RSC Community,

With yesterday’s announcement from the Province, Ottawa will be placed into a “Restrict” (Orange) Phase. This means that RSC we will be able re-open our Fitness Centre, Yoga Studio, League Play, Drop-In Sports, and open Indoor Restaurant & Events.

Please read below for the RSC updates effective Saturday November 7th, 2020.

 

Fitness Centre:

  • Fitness Centre (Weight & Cardio Room) re-open on Monday November 9th
  • You will be able to book your “Drop-In Workout” (60 minutes each) 7-Days in advance online. Click here to book your time slot!
  • MAX capacity in the Fitness Centre will be 4 people for “Drop-In Workout” plus Personal Training session(s).
  • Drop-In Workouts will cost $10 + tax
  • 40 total workout slots available to book per day.
  • 30 minutes between “Drop-In Workouts” is scheduled for cleaning by the RSC Ambassadors to ensure the Fitness Centre is properly cleaned and sanitized for the next group of participants
  • Masks MUST be worn to/from the fitness centre.
  • Masks are encouraged during workouts but not required.
  • Some equipment will be taped off to enforce physical distancing.

Tennis Dome:

  • Tennis Program ratios will remain unchanged from what was advertised during registration, with 4:1 or 6:1 ratios.
  • Nets between courts MUST be kept closed at all times, to keep each play area distinct, with no player cross-over.
  • Masks MUST be worn to/from the court, while preparing to play, and before/after physical activity. This includes the tunnels outside of the dome. Failing to do so will result in loss of court time, without refund.
  • Apply hand sanitizer when entering/exiting the Dome (available at all entry/exits).
  • No spectators are permitted, unless for elder care.

Multi-Sport Dome:

  • Team Sports are allowed as of Saturday November 7th only to our regular league renters (no 1-off renters at this time).
  • Nets between courts MUST be kept closed at all times, to keep each play area distinct, with no player cross-over.
  • Masks MUST be worn to/from the court, while preparing to play, before/after physical activity. This includes the tunnels outside of the dome. Failing to do so will result in loss of court time, without refund.
  • Apply hand sanitizer when entering/exiting the Dome (available at all entry/exits).
  • RSC’s Drop-in Sport Programs will resume, but will require pre-registration.
  • No Spectators are permitted.

Yoga:

  • Mix of classes in our Heated Outdoor Yoga Studio (weather permittingand classes transitioning indoors. All yoga classes will be available on our Virtual Yoga Studio.
  • Use of sanitizer is required before entering the studio space, for both teachers/students
  • Maximum of 9 participants and 1 teacher indoors and maximum of 15 participants and 1 teacher outdoors
  • Masks MUST be worn to/from the RSC Yoga Studio and during the Yoga Practice indoors. Only the Yoga Teacher will be have the option to participate without a mask, to ensure proper sound transfer for virtual class. Outdoors Masks are optional when class starts.

The Bridge Public House (Restaurant):

  • Up to 50 people inside with physical distancing
  • Maximum 4 people per table
  • Must close at 10pm, no alcohol served between 9pm to 9am
  • Events and Reservations welcome
  • Live Music Wednesdays continues Outdoors for a few more weeks, then we will move Indoors when cooler weather comes. Click here to see schedule of musicians.
  • Outdoor options still include:  Fire Pits,  Heated Patios
  • Consider bringing food home with our Take-Out Menu or  “Bridge@Home Food Series” to enjoy easy delicious food in the comfort of your own home.
  • Click here to view menus, make reservations!

 

For more information about our offerings and COVID-19 protocols, click here. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Front Desk Staff at 613-749-6126.

*THURSDAY OCTOBER 22 – RSC Update*

NOTE FROM RSC’S CEO & FOUNDER, NICKI BRIDGLAND

Dear RSC Community,

This has been a challenging and confusing week for all sport organizations, as we look to find the balance of safe play in “Modified Stage 2” and the well-being of our clients, including their physical and mental health.

Earlier this week we needed to step back, pause and re-assess unclear provincial guidelines to ensure that we were on the right track. Today we have some good news to share with you, following consultations with the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) and the City of Ottawa. We now have a better understanding of how “Modified Stage 2” applies to RSC activities.

I have been in communication with the City of Ottawa’s Recreation & Culture Department, and have come to understand that private non-City-run sport facilities (such as RSC), are responsible for determining their own interpretation of unclear Provincial regulations. While we often share information and best practices with City facilities, I have been informed that the City only has jurisdiction over their own sport facilities while interpreting unclear provincial guidelines. In the past few days, we have surveyed the Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) and major private tennis clubs in Toronto (who are also in “Modified Stage 2”) regarding their interpretation of the current provincial regulations. Worthy of note, Toronto tennis clubs continue to allow Doubles Tennis Indoors & Outdoors and are offering their regular Indoor Tennis Programs.

Therefore, I have made the following decisions for RSC Tennis & Multi-Sport effective immediately (Thursday, October 22):

Tennis Outdoors:

  • Doubles Tennis is permitted, in addition to Singles Tennis.
  • Everyone MUST maintain 2 meters physical distancing, especially when changing court ends.
  • Masks MUST be worn to/from the court, while preparing to play, and before/after physical activity.
  • Apply hand sanitizer when entering/exiting the Tennis Courts (available at all entry/exits).

Tennis Dome:

  • Doubles Tennis is permitted, in addition to Singles Tennis.
  • Each playing surface (i.e. court) shall be treated as a “room”, and therefore carry with it a maximum of 10 participants plus coaches.
  • Nets between courts MUST be kept closed at all times, to keep each play area distinct, with no player cross-over.
  • Masks MUST be worn to/from the court, while preparing to play, and before/after physical activity.
  • Everyone MUST maintain 2 meters physical distancing, especially when changing court ends.
  • Apply hand sanitizer when entering/exiting the Tennis Courts (available at all entry/exits).
  • Fall 1 Tennis Programs will resume the week of November 2 and complete November 13.
  • Fall 2 Tennis Programs will begin the week of November 16 to December 30 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday = full 7 weeks; Thursday and Friday = 5 weeks, with 2 weeks credit applied to your account).

Multi-Sport Dome:

  • Each playing surface (i.e. court) shall be treated as a “room”, and therefore carry with it a maximum of 10 participants plus coaches per court.
  • Nets between courts MUST be kept closed at all times, to keep each play area distinct, with no player cross-over.
  • Masks MUST be worn to/from the court, while preparing to play, before/after physical activity.
  • ONLY Skills & Drills will be permitted, NO games or scrimmages.
  • Everyone MUST maintain 2 meters physical distancing, even during coaching talks.
  • Apply hand sanitizer when entering/exiting the Tennis Courts (available at all entry/exits).
  • Fall 1 Sport Programs will resume the week of October 26 (except Prezdential Basketball, which resumes immediately).
  • Fall 2 Sport Programs will begin as originally scheduled the week of November 2 and complete as originally scheduled December 18.

For more information about our offerings and COVID-19 protocols, click here. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Front Desk Staff at 613-749-6126.

RSC has kept you safe all Summer, and we look forward to continuing to provide you with a safe play space this Fall!

Warmly,

Nicki Bridgland
CEO & Founder
Rideau Sports Centre

*MONDAY OCTOBER 19TH UPDATE*

Dear RSC Program Participants,

It is with sadness that we are sending you this update.

Based on further conversation with the City of Ottawa, it has been determined that there needs to be a maximum capacity in the dome of 10 people.

As such, effective today until Friday, November 6th for the remaining 28-day period, we will be pausing all Fall I Programs. Our Fall I Program session will be bumped out by the number of weeks paused (i.e. if we pause for 3 weeks, then the end date will be 3 weeks later). We will resume the Fall I Programs as soon as capacity for the dome increases. Fall II Program start-date will be delayed based on this pause. We will be in touch with new start-dates for Fall II Programs once we have an update to share.

Since demand for tennis in Ottawa is at the highest level ever, we will be opening up more Tennis Court rental availability. Due to the pausing of our Fall I Programs, prime-time tennis court slots will now be available…which is great news for tennis players in Ottawa. 

Click here to book more tennis court time. As a reminder, Summer 2021 Pass Holders will be able to book 8 days in advance. The general public has 7 days advance booking notice.

We look forward to seeing you as we continue through the “Modified” Stage 2

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate all these changes.

*FRIDAY OCTOBER 9TH UPDATE*

New Covid-19 Restrictions: What’s Open, What’s Closed?  

This afternoon we have been in close contact with the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health. Our announcement below is in alignment with the City of Ottawa’s approach.

Sport Facility numbers remain the same with 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. That said, there has been some impact on certain areas of our business.

What is Still Open at RSC? 

Tennis: Outdoor and Indoor Tennis Court rentals (including indoor block booking), Tennis Programs (Adults and Children). Click here!

Yoga: Outdoor Yoga Classes (under our Heated and Covered Patio). Click here!
Coming soon Online Yoga Classes.

Fitness: Outdoor Personal Training and Outdoor Fitness Classes (under our Heated and Covered Patio). Click here! 

Beach Volleyball: Court rentals. Click here!

Multi-Sport Dome: Court rentals (volleyball, basketball, soccer) for Skills & Drills sessions and Children’s Programs. Click here!

Restaurant (The Bridge Public House): Outdoor Patio & Bar (Heated and Covered), Fire Pits, Small Events (10 indoor, 25 outdoor), Take-Out Food. Click here!

What is now Closed at RSC?

Indoor Fitness, Indoor Yoga, Indoor Restaurant.

We are fortunate to have 4-acres of space; 2 x 22,000 square foot domes, and Heated and Covered restaurant/yoga/fitness patios to keep you safe and active this Fall. We kept you safe all summer, and we will keep you safe all Fall/Winter!

Click here to stay up to date on our COVID-19 policies.

Stay tuned for more creative pivots to come…

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am – 10:00pm

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