Walking track

Lyle S. Hallman Foundation Walking Track

The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation indoor track offers walkers, a safe place to lace up and get some exercise all year-round.

Located above the KMHA Alumni ice pad at the Activa Sportsplex, the track is open - free of charge every day.

Walking track hours

Closures:

  • November 11-13
  • November 25-27 
  • May 5 - 7

The walking track is open year-round, Mon-Sun 7:00 am-10:00 pm.

Track dimensions

The lengths of each lane are:

  • inside lane: 536 feet, 162.4 metres
  • middle lane: 555 feet, 168.2 metres
  • outside lane: 574 feet, 174 metres

One kilometre on each lane is:

  • inside lane: 6.2 laps
  • middle lane: 6 laps
  • outside lane: 5.75 laps

One mile on each lane is:

  • inside lane: 9.9 laps
  • middle lane: 9.5 laps
  • outside lane: 9.2 laps

 Walking track Information
Track guidelines

You must come prepared to participate with your walking clothes on. You may change your shoes when you arrive at track level. There are no change rooms or showers available. Washrooms are open at track level with limited capacity protocols in place.

When you arrive

You must remain in the designated drop-in space and cannot wander throughout the building.

Safety measures

  • please bring your own filled water bottle
  • there are limited bottle refilling stations open if you need to refill your water bottle

Walking guidelines

  • follow the posted walking direction
  • do not stand in the walking zone, always keep moving
  • always pass to the person's right side

Lanes are designated for your safety:

  • lane 1 (inside lane): slow
  • lane 2 (middle lane): medium
  • lane 3 (outside lane): fast

Personal item storage

Lockers are available in the upper lobby to place personal items such as a water bottle, coat, etc. Please place your items on your specific designated area only. Leave valuables at home, the City of Kitchener is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Food, drinks and other items

  • leave food and beverages outside of the track area
  • you can bring a water bottle into the track area
  • do not spit water in the track area
  • leave equipment outside of the track area, including:
    • skipping ropes, medicine balls, floor mats and other items

Access

  • the track is for recreational use only
  • you cannot reserve the track for private use
  • we do not allow spectators into the track area

Strollers

  • stay on the inside track if you have a stroller
  • if you're travelling in a group, please stay in a single-file line

Supervision

  • children under the age of 13 must have an adult present
  • teams using the track must have an adult coach or manager present
  • city staff choose the music playing in the track

Music

  • headphones must be worn when listening to music

If you have any questions about these guidelines, please ask a staff member at Activa Sportsplex.

Questions about guidelines

If you have any questions about these guidelines, please ask a staff member at Activa Sportsplex.

Free community skating
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Josslin Insurance Free Community Skating
Josslin Insurance has Partnered with The Aud and Arenas to offer Free Community Skating at local Kitchener arenas this season!

You do not need to register for Josslin Insurance Free Community Skating.

DayArenaDirectionsStart TimeEnd TimeNo Skate Days
Monday Activa PJD Click here 3:30 PM 4:50 PM 26-Dec
Monday KMAC - Kiwanis Click here 10:30 AM 11:20 AM Nov 7, Dec 12, Dec 26, Jan 2
Day Arena Directions Start Time End Time No Skate Days
Tuesday KMAC - Kinsmen Click here 10:00 AM 10:50 AM Nov 1, Dec 27, Jan 3, Mar 14
Tuesday Activa PJD Click here 3:30 PM 4:50 PM 27-Dec
Tuesday Don McLaren Click here 4:00 PM 4:50 PM 27-Dec
Tuesday Grand River Click here 4:00 PM 4:50 PM 27-Dec
Day Arena Directions Start Time End Time No Skate Days
Wednesday Grand River Click here 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Dec 21, 28, Jan 4
Wednesday KMAC - Kinsmen Click here 4:00 PM 4:50 PM 28-Dec
Wednesday Lions Click here 4:00 PM 4:50 PM  
Day Arena Directions Start Time End Time No Skate Days
Thursday Activa Tom Graham Click here 11:15 AM 12:05 PM Dec 29, Feb 23
Thursday Activa PJD Click here 3:30 PM 4:50 PM Dec 29, Feb 23, Mar 2
Thursday Lions Click here 4:00 PM 4:50 PM 29-Dec
Day Arena Directions Start Time End Time No Skate Days
Friday Activa Tom Graham Click here 10:15 AM 12:05 PM Nov 11, 25, Dec 30, Feb 24, Mar 10, & May 5

To accommodate other events, skating programs are sometimes affected. Reminders will be placed in facilities well in advance of such changes. Please check our skating schedule for updates and cancellations. Public skating guidelines apply to all skating events where the public are invited to skate.

Recreational skating only. No training, sticks and/or pucks.  

 Public skating guidelines
  1. No pucks, sticks or games permitted.
  2. Keeping pace - Avoid excessively fast skating and stopping (socializing), which could interfere with traffic flow.
  3. Shoes - No shoes allowed unless assistance is being provided to help tots to skate in the cordoned off area or during a family skating session.
  4. Skating aids - Skating aids are available on a limited basis (please see arena Ambassador). Strollers, chairs, toboggans and wagons not permitted.
  5. Wheelchairs/sledges - Wheelchairs, wheelchair skates and sledges are welcome on Municipal arenas and outdoor rinks. Individuals using these devices must travel in the same direction as the other skaters. Attendants/helpers are welcome to assist individuals however they must wear skates.
  6. Where there are admission charges to an arena for public skating, the attendant/helper is admitted at no-charge upon presentation of a PAL Card. To apply for a PAL Card and/or to reserve wheelchair skates and sledges, please contact 519-741-2220 ext. 7225 or TTY 1-866-969-9994
  7. Use of helmets - Helmets are recommended for all skaters.
  8. Carrying of infants/children - Children must not be carried by any means (e.g. sitting on shoulders, being carried in arms or carried in equipment such as "snugglies" or in back packs).
  9. Sitting on boards - Patrons may not sit on the rink boards at any time.
  10. Figure skating - is permitted at the discretion of the arena attendant.
Family skating

Preregistration for skating is required through Active Kitchener. Drop ins are not permitted at this time. 

Please visit Active Kitchener (activecommunities.com) for a full list of available times and to register online.

  • Recreational family skating only. No training, sticks and/or pucks. 
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate. One adult (18+) can register per family.
  • Family rate: $13.92
  • A family consists of 2 adults and their children living in the same household.

Preregistration for public skating is required through Active Kitchener. Drop ins are not permitted at this time. 

Please visit Active Kitchener (activecommunities.com) for a full list of available times and to register online.

 Public skating guidelines
  1. No pucks, sticks or games permitted.
  2. Keeping pace - Avoid excessively fast skating and stopping (socializing), which could interfere with traffic flow.
  3. Shoes - No shoes allowed unless assistance is being provided to help tots to skate in the cordoned off area or during a family skating session.
  4. Skating aids - Skating aids are available on a limited basis (please see arena Ambassador). Strollers, chairs, toboggans and wagons not permitted.
  5. Wheelchairs/sledges - Wheelchairs, wheelchair skates and sledges are welcome on Municipal arenas and outdoor rinks. Individuals using these devices must travel in the same direction as the other skaters. Attendants/helpers are welcome to assist individuals however they must wear skates.
  6. Where there are admission charges to an arena for public skating, the attendant/helper is admitted at no-charge upon presentation of a PAL Card. To apply for a PAL Card and/or to reserve wheelchair skates and sledges, please contact 519-741-2220 ext. 7225 or TTY 1-866-969-9994
  7. Use of helmets - Helmets are recommended for all skaters.
  8. Carrying of infants/children - Children must not be carried by any means (e.g. sitting on shoulders, being carried in arms or carried in equipment such as "snugglies" or in back packs).
  9. Sitting on boards - Patrons may not sit on the rink boards at any time.
  10. Figure skating - is permitted at the discretion of the arena attendant.
Pickup hockey

Preregistration for pickup hockey is required through Pickup Hub. Drop ins are not permitted at this time. 

Register Here

 

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