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Monday May 25, 2020 

On Friday, May 22, 2020 we received approval from the Chief Medical Officer for a phased re-opening of the Canada Games Centre and we anticipate welcoming our patrons back in June. Exact date and hours to be announced.

We’re all eager to return to some form of normal as soon as possible but we must keep in mind that this is a gradual process and some services will restart sooner than others.

What's opening in Phase 1:

  • The Running Track, Wellness Centre, and Flexi-hall are available for use by patrons.
  • Bookable spaces such as meeting rooms.
  • Fitness classes with modifications, including some outdoor classes.
  • We’re still finalizing a plan for day camps. Stay tuned for more information.

Please note: Patrons should arrive dressed and ready to train as change rooms will be closed.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we take these extra precautions to provide the safest environment possible for all who visit and work at our facility. We can’t wait to see your faces back at the CGC!

Click here for our reopening plan


Who should come to the CGC?
If you have recently been out of the Territory, in close proximity to someone who has travelled or is diagnosed with COVID-19, or you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, difficulty breathing) please stay home and self-isolate.

If you experience symptoms you should use this Service Yukon self-assessment tool to seek medical attention.

Is the CGC increasing its cleaning of the facility?
Yes! While we’ve been closed the facility underwent a deep clean and we’re continuing to increase our cleaning efforts of high-touch points such as but not limited to elevators, door handles, tables, stair railings, fitness equipment, and vending machines. High-touch point cleaning is completed multiple times per day.  Additional sanitation practices have been implemented in the Wellness Centre & Studio.

How can I practice physical distancing while at the CGC?
In order to help you stay 2m apart please look for our helpful floor stickers when standing in line. Activities may have limited attendance to ensure physical distancing is possible.

Are drop-in activities open?
Phase 1 of our reopening includes patron use of the Running Track, Wellness Centre, and Flexi-Hall.

Is there a fitness class schedule?
Schedules are TBA

I can't access the whole facility, what will happen to my membership? 
Staff are currently developing a plan for memberships.  Stay tuned for updates.

What can I do to protect myself while at the CGC?
Continue to practice good hand washing techniques and hygiene practices. This includes washing thoroughly with soap and water, using hand sanitizer, coughing or sneezing into your elbow, and staying at home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Practice physical distancing, including waiting for the next elevator or taking the stairs and allowing others to pass before proceeding.

Is the Aquatic Centre open?
The pool will open in a later phase. This means all summer swimming lessons are cancelled and refunds will be put on client account credits. If you’d like your account credit put on your credit card/payed out please contact cgcmembers@whitehorse.ca

Are the arenas open? 
The arenas in the Canada Games Centre are scheduled to open in a later phase.  This is due in part to significant upgrades to the ice plant.  We are tentatively anticipating mid-August availability. 

Takhini Arena is scheduled to open as planned in October. 

Sanitizing of sports equipment
All sports equipment will be cleaned regularly but you may want to take extra precautions if playing in small groups and wipe down equipment more frequently.

Facility rentals
Meeting and event organizers may be required to develop a plan prior to use that follows Yukon’s guidelines for COVID-19.

Summer camps


Click on the dates below to see previous updates: 

  • CGC response to COVID-19?

    • Monday, May 11

    • Tuesday, April 7

    • Thursday, March 19

Resources & Activities

Stay active and creative with these different activity options for all ages! 
Be sure to check back often –  we're adding new content as quickly as we can create it!

Aquatic Title

Ice Safety Tip Sheet
Ice Safety Colouring Sheet 1
Ice Safety Colouring Sheet 2
How to Stay Safe on Ice Video
Water Safety Brain Games - Ice Safety with Red Cross


Preschool Title

Join CGC Childcare Specialists Teacher Stella, Teacher Pam and Teacher Jo as they share their favourite Purple Stew activities.  Videos are posted to our Youtube Channel weekly and shared on our Facebook page.  All activities geared towards preschoolers aged 3-5 years.  

Purple Stew Playlist

Child Youth Title

Join CGC staff as they share activities and crafts geared towards youth aged 7-14 years.  Videos are posted to our Youtube Channel weekly and shared on our Facebook page.  

Child and Youth Playlist 

Join our Spy Academy.  This is an online adaption from our NEST Spy Academy program offered through the City of Whitehorse's Active Living Guide.  It is self directed and can be done anytime.  New assignments will be loaded on Thursdays. 



Join CGC Fitness Specialists Clint, Anna, Brian and Amy as they take you through a series of fitness classes focusing the following: Bodyweight, Stretching, Core, Seniors, and Equipment.  Videos are posted to our Youtube Channel weekly and shared on our Facebook page.

Fitness Playlist - Bodyweight Focus
Fitness Playlist - Stretching Focus
Fitness Playlist - Core Focus
Fitness Playlist - Senior Focus
Fitness Playlist - Equipment Focus


Adult Senior Title

Join CGC staff as they share their talents with you.   Videos are posted to our Youtube Channel  and shared on our Facebook page.

Community Engagement Playlist

Danielle has shared a quick and easy Sloppy Joe Recipe for an Instapot.  



How You Can Help

Are we missing any COVID-19 friendly activities.  Let us know what you'd like to see.  Email us at recreation@whitehorse.ca.

To see the latest response from the City of Whitehorse on COVID-19 click here.