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Return to the Aurora Family Leisure Complex Gymnasium Drop-Ins - What to Expect

(Updated on October 19, 2020)

The Aurora Family Leisure Complex Gymnasium (AFLC) Drop-Ins will be reopening their doors on Monday, October 5 with new safety protocols in place to ensure participant, volunteer and staff safety.

The Town of Aurora is beyond excited to welcome participants back. Town staff have worked closely with York Region Public Health to develop procedures and guidelines in accordance with provincial and regional health department regulations.

It is imperative that all participants regard health and safety as the highest priority, as one person’s actions can negatively impact the health and wellness of other groups within the building. All program participants are expected to follow regulations and direction set by Town staff.

For everyone’s safety and comfort, please review the following information carefully prior to returning to the AFLC Gymnasium Drop-Ins.

Thank you for supporting the Aurora Family Leisure Complex. Let’s work together to keep our community safe.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at eplay

Facility Access & Participant Screening
  • Pre-registration is required for all programs and activities. Participants will no longer be permitted to drop into the Aurora Family Leisure Complex.
  • Registration will begin on Monday, September 28 for residents. Non-resident registration will begin on Thursday, October 1.
  • All registration will be completed online using the Town of Aurora’s e-PLAY registration system. Visit eplay to register online.
  • All participants will complete a verbal screening assessment before they enter the Aurora Family Leisure Complex. Participants who show any symptoms will be directed to return home and seek medical advice immediately. You will not be permitted access if you answer “Yes” to any screening questions.
  • Participants and accompanying parent/guardians are required to complete daily COVID-19 screening requirements with the facility staff before entering the facility.
  • Staff will also pre-screen before they enter the facilities daily and report for duty, and will not enter the facilities if ill.
  • Program participants are required to abide by the following facility specific items:
    • Aurora Family Leisure Complex, Healthy Planet Gymnasium:
      • The main entrance can be used as an entrance, however all program participants and Gymnasium users must follow directional flow and exit via the North doors of the facility (at the back of the facility).
Face Masks are Mandatory in the AFLC 
  • In support of the Region’s medical health officer’s instructions to businesses and organizations regarding Mandatory Use of Face Masks from July 17, 2020 to November 30, 2020, the Town requests all Participants to wear face masks/coverings while entering indoor Community Centres, especially in situations where physical distancing is not possible (for example: Arena Dressing Rooms, Washrooms, etc.).
  • The following are exempted from wearing masks or face coverings: The Person is compromised by wearing a face covering because of a medical condition, The Person is a child under five (5) years of age, The Person is unable to place or remove a face covering without assistance or The Person requires accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
  • Face masks and coverings may be removed temporarily for the following purposes: The Person is consuming food or drink, The Person requires to remove the face mask or coverings for any emergency or medical purpose, The Person is actively engaging in an athletic or fitness activity including water-based activities.
Physical Distancing & Signage 
  • Participants will be required to maintain physical distancing at all times.
  • There will be floor markings and signage throughout the facility to promote and maintain physical distancing.
  • Program capacities have been restricted so participants can maintain physical distance.
  • Programming is modified and limited, to allow for staggered start and end times.
  • Program areas will have designated floor markings.
  • Participants will not be permitted to congregate in the hallways.
  • Participants are asked to arrive for their program no earlier than 15 minutes before their program start time and must leave within 15 minutes of their program or activity ending.
  • Activities that are likely to result in individuals coming within two metres of each other are not practiced or played within the facility.
  • At this time, spectators are not permitted to remain on-site.
  • Additional seating in the Gymnasium will be provided to allow participants space to change shoes or rest while maintaining physical distancing where possible.
  • Gymnasium users are asked to use the identified entry and exit points as indicated by signage and markers. Gymnasium users are also asked to respect markers guiding traffic into, throughout, and out of the facility to practice physical distancing.
  • Gymnasium users must maintain physical distancing of 2-metres while engaging in program activity and while resting in the seating area.
Cleaning & Sanitization 
  • The following areas within the Gymnasium will be cleaned and sanitized:
    • Seating areas
    • General areas such as doors and handles
    • Change rooms
  • Equipment will be cleaned following each program. Staff will provide a bin for participants to put used equipment in for sanitization.
  • High touch surface areas will continue to be cleaned and sanitized between programs and activities throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be made available at the entrance and accessible throughout the facility.
  • Participants or parents/guardians or spectators may not touch or use equipment that is being used by other participants. If participants need specific equipment, they must ask Program Staff to retrieve it from the Storage Room.
  • Program participants are encouraged to wash and sanitize their hands before and after using the facility and not touch their face. By using the indoor recreation facilities, the program participants voluntarily assume all risks, including any risk of injury, loss, damage and possible exposure to a communicable disease such as COVID-19. 
Change Rooms 
  • Due to physical distancing measures, the recommended capacity for change rooms is no more than 2 individuals.
  • Gymnasium users are limited to the use of the change rooms and washrooms directly outside the Gymnasium.
  • Gymnasium users are asked to arrive to the facility mostly dressed in their attire, and only use the change rooms for the purpose of using it as a washroom.
  • Gymnasium users can use the toilets in the change rooms, however they cannot use the shower amenities.
  • Gymnasium users are asked to fill up their water bottle prior to arriving to the facility as the water fountains are not in service.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment.

AFLC Drop-In Programs

Join us at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC) for our fun and family friendly Drop-In Programs that everyone can enjoy. 

group of kids in gymnasium with sports balls


Admission Fees - Family, Youth and Rock Wall Drop-in Activities

$3.00 per person, per visit 

Admission Fees - Adult Drop-in Activities

$4.00 per person, per visit 

Note: Prices effective January 1, 2020. 

Desjardins Days

Free Family Open Gym and Youth Basketball activities one day per month! Visit our Desjarin Days webpage for details.

Schedule - Fall 2020

Please see schedule below.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at eplay.

October 5 to December 18, 2020
Day Activity Time
Sunday Family Open Gym
(Ages 4 to 12)
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Family Open Gym

(Ages 4 to 12)

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Family Open Gym

(Ages 4 to 12)

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday Youth & Family Open Gym
(Ages 12+)
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday Parent & Tot Open Gym
(Ages 0 to 5)
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday Family Open Gym
(Ages 4 to 12)
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Skate Park - Supervised Hours

Every Sunday from April to November (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), a member of the Town of Aurora program team will be on-site to supervise use of the Skate Park, to ensure appropriate behaviour and provide first-aid care as needed. Supervised hours are weather permitting and subject to change.

Note - Supervised Skate Park hours have currently ended for the season and will resume in April 2020. 

Spirit of Math Rock Climbing Wall
Frequently Asked Questions
I want to climb the Rock Wall – what do I need to do?
Visit the Customer Service Desk at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex. Staff will ask participants fill out a new Rock Climbing Permission/Waiver Form and pay the regular drop-in rate. If participants are under 18 years of age, the form requires the signatures of a valid parent/guardian. Once the form has been completely filled out and checked by staff, participants will receive a hand stamp verifying a valid waiver and payment. Participants can then proceed to the wall where Program Staff will assist them in using the Rock Climbing wall.

How many times do I need to fill out a waiver?
Participants are required to fill out a waiver once every 365 days. When a participants' renewal deadline is approaching, Customer Service staff will alert them and ask the participant to complete a new waiver before using the Rock Wall.

I don't have an ActiveNet account – can I still climb the Rock Wall?
Staff will use the information participants provide on the Permission/Waiver form to create a new ActiveNet account.

I don't want an ActiveNet account – can I still climb the Rock Wall?
Permission/Waiver forms are tracked through ActiveNet accounts in order to more efficiently track the annual renewal process for customers. If participants do not wish to have an ActiveNet account they will be required to complete a new waiver each time they climb the wall.

Is there a cost to fill out the Rock Climbing waiver?
There is no cost to complete or renew a Rock Climbing Permission/Waiver form. The only cost associated with the Rock Wall is the drop-in fee of $3.00 per visit.

Why do I (and my parents/guardians, if necessary) have to sign both sides of the waiver?
The first page of the form is a permission form and the second side is the waiver. Both pages are necessary for individuals to climb the wall.

What is a valid parent/guardian? Can an 18 year old fill out the form for their sibling? Can a friend's parent or grandparent fill out the form?
A valid parent/guardian is the person or people who have legal custody or guardianship of an individual.
Permission/Waiver Form

All Rock Climbing participants are required to complete a Permission/Waiver form. A new form is required annually (every 365 days), and will be tracked through each participant's ActiveNet account. All forms are processed at the AFLC Customer Service Desk at time of Drop-In payment.

Rock Climbing - Permission/Waiver Form