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Return to the Aurora Family Leisure Complex (A.F.L.C.) Gymnasium Drop-Ins - What to Expect

(Updated on December 8, 2021)

Note: The following Return to Play guidelines will be in place for when recreation facilities are open and in-person programs and drop-ins are permitted to resume.

When the Town of Aurora is able to welcome participants back, Town staff will continue to work 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 A.F.L.C. Gymnasium Drop-Ins.

Thank you for supporting the A.F.L.C. Let’s work together to keep our community safe.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at e-PLAY 

Facility Access & Participant Screening
  • Pre-registration is required for all programs and activities.
  • All registration will be completed online using the Town of Aurora’s e-PLAY online registration system.
  • Please review the check-in process video to know what to expect when arriving at the recreation facilities.
  • If possible, please complete your COVID-19 visitor self screening online form in advance. Staff will check the confirmation email at the door. It may also be completed on-site using a mobile device.
    • Participants will not be permitted access if they answer “Yes” to the screening question.
  • All those 12 and over will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon entrance to the facility. Please review all vaccine related information online for full details. Participants who plan to leave and re-enter the facility that same day can pick-up a wristband at the front desk before exiting.
  • Staff will also pre-screen before they enter the facilities daily and report for duty, and will not enter the facilities if ill.
  • All participants must enter through the main entrance and check in with the Facility Greeter. Any exit can be used.
  • Please arrive early and expect wait times.
Face Masks are Mandatory in the A.F.L.C. 
  • The Town of Aurora will follow all York Region guidelines for mandatory masks as outlined in The Regional Municipality of York Medical Officer of Health Instructions to Businesses and Organizations Currently Operating (under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), R.S.O. 1990 and related Regulations).
  • York Region Public Health has made it mandatory that individuals aged 2 years and older must wear a mask within indoor spaces. To review this guideline in addition to suitable exemptions and additional information regarding the use of masks and face coverings, visit the York Region Public Health website.
  • 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 
  • Due to the recent changes to the Provincial Orders where mandatory vaccination policy is in effect for individuals ages 12 years and older to enter community centres, capacity limits are lifted and physical distancing of 2 metres is no longer a mandatory requirement. Participants and spectators are still required to wear face masks in the building and while in the change room area, and can only remove face masks if they meet the Province’s exemption requirements or if they are engaged in recreational and fitness activities. Participants are asked to be mindful of others in the building, share the space, and be respectful of another individual’s needs to maintain their distance from one another.
  • Additional seating in the Gymnasium will be provided to allow participants space to change shoes or rest while maintaining physical distancing where possible.
  • Signage is posted throughout the facilities to remind participants of the guidelines. Please follow all posted signage.
Cleaning & Sanitization 
  • All facilities will be cleaned and sanitized regularly to maintain sanitary conditions.
  • 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.
  • 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 
  • Change rooms are available for use with no capacity limits.
  • Participants must wear a mask or face covering while in the changeroom.
  • 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.

A.F.L.C. Drop-In Programs

Join us at the A.F.L.C. 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 per person, per visit 

Admission Fees - Adult Drop-in Activities

$4 per person, per visit 

Note: Prices effective January 1, 2022.

Desjardins Days

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

A.F.L.C. Drop-ins - Winter 2022: January 2 to March 31

Drop-in fun for the entire family!

Pre-registration is required. Register online at e-PLAY

A.F.L.C. Drop-ins- Winter 2022: January 2 to March 31
DayTime & Activity


10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Parent & Child Open Gym (Ages 4 to 12)*

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Youth Basketball (Ages 12 to 17)


8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Adult Volleyball (Ages 18+)


4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Parent & Child Open Gym (Ages 4 to 12)*

8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Youth Open Gym (Ages 12 to 17)


7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Youth & Family Open Gym (Ages 12+)


6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Youth Basketball (Ages 12 to 17)

8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Adult Basketball (Ages 18+)


1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Parent & Child Open Gym (Ages 4 to 12)*

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Youth Open Gym (Ages 12 to 17)

*Parent & Child Open Gym: Children ages 4 to 8 must have a guardian present. Guardian must register and pay program fee.

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 are not currently operating. 

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 A.F.L.C. 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 e-PLAY account – can I still climb the Rock Wall?
Staff will use the information participants provide on the Permission/Waiver form to create a new e-PLAY account.

I don't want an e-PLAY account – can I still climb the Rock Wall?
Permission/Waiver forms are tracked through e-PLAY accounts in order to more efficiently track the annual renewal process for customers. If participants do not wish to have an e-PLAY 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 e-PLAY account. All forms are processed at the A.F.L.C. Customer Service Desk at time of Drop-In payment.

Rock Climbing - Permission/Waiver Form