Indoor and outdoor swimming pools are among the many recreational facilities in Kingston. Photo: Wayne Hiebert
Kingston is well supplied with sports and recreation facilities to accommodate the various interests of a diverse population. Two of the city's newest facilities are the K-Rock Centre, a spacious sports and entertainment centre in Kingston's downtown that seats 6,800 people, and the INVISTA Centre, located 20 minutes by car from the city centre. INVISTA has four National Hockey League-sized rinks, a fitness centre and meeting space.
The city also has many other facilities that are used for recreation and leisure. These include:
- Neighbourhood arenas with indoor ice rinks
- Outdoor rinks for recreational skating and hockey
- Soccer and lacrosse fields, baseball diamonds, football and cricket fields
- Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
- Golf courses, tennis courts, lawn bowling greens
- Squash and racquet ball courts, indoor and outdoor tennis courts
- Gymnasiums with basketball and volleyball courts, gymnastics equipment
- Indoor running tracks, weight rooms
- Marinas for sailboats and power boats
- Outdoor wading pools and splash pads
Kingston's three post-secondary institutions, Queen's University, Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College, have athletic facilities that are available for use by city residents. The city also has many privately owned fitness centres and gymnasiums that are widely used by the public.
For More Information
The INVISTA Centre is a municipally owned facility with four ice rinks, viewing galleries, meeting rooms, and a pro shop. The centre is used by adult and youth hockey leagues and for public skating. It also houses a fitness centre.
A list of city-owned parks and recreation facilities: aquatic, arenas and rinks, community centres, fitness centres, and other outdoor fun like sports fields, golf courses and marinas.
The K-Rock Centre
The K-Rock Centre is a large sports and entertainment facility in downtown Kingston that seats 6,800 people and is owned by the city. The centre is home to the Kingston Frontenacs hockey team and hosts many concerts, shows and other events.
A guide to outdoor rinks operated by the city, their location, hours of operation and facilities. A map
of all the rinks is available as a downloadable PDF.
A list of marinas operated by the city, rates, important dates, seasonal registration forms and contact information.
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
A fully operating marina with 300 slip finger docks and services for both power and sail boats, including dry sail berthing for winter storage, it was originally built for the 1976 sailing Olympics. The venue continues to host Olympic training regattas every year and many other community events. The Coast Guard office and boats are located at Portsmouth.
Belle Park Golf
A municipally owned nine-hole golf course for use by men, women and children. Includes information about other services such as locker rentals.
Sports & Recreation
A list of local sporting organizations and clubs for people of all ages in Kingston.
A list of Kingston sports facilities, including those operated by Queen’s University, Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College.
Map gallery, GIS Library Download
More than 140 maps of trails, arenas, outdoor rinks, parks, electoral districts, neighbourhoods and other features of Kingston can be downloaded at no charge.
Recreation & Leisure Guide
Bi-annual (spring and fall) magazine filled with all the activities and programs offered by the City in print format. Includes information on facilities; booking; parks, trails, & gardens; and events, as well as arts, fitness, and recreation programs for all age groups and the whole family. Is available on the right-hand side of the page in PDF format.