Sports & leagues

Volleyball at Parkinson Recreation Centre

We're proud to offer a variety of sport programs and leagues. View Kelowna's Activity & Program Guide for an overview of sport programs offered. Please be aware that all programs listed in the guide are subject to change or cancellations based on ongoing Provincial direction in relation to COVID-19 measures. Sport programs are for co-ed adults 18+. 


March 29, 2021 Provincial health order update: Health orders are currently in place restricting adult team-based sports and group indoor activities. The order impacts both City leagues and register and play sports. Refunds for any cancelled classes as a result of the order impacts will be automatically credited to registrants’ accounts. Please contact 250-469-8800 if you would prefer a refund over credits.  

 

The following program types have been adapted to align with the latest health order to allow for singles play only: 

Pickleball Register and Play 

All indoor Pickleball must be singles play only at this time. To accomodate this, all Register & Play Pickleball courses originally offered in the Spring 2021 Activity Guide have been cancelled and a new schedule has been created (starting April 9th). Registration for singles play Pickleball is now open, register online or call 250-469-8800 to register by phone.   

Pickleball Register & Play - Revised Singles Play Schedule - Spring 2021
Monday
evenings
Wednesday
evenings
Thursday
evenings
Friday
evenings
Saturday
mornings
7 - 8 p.m.
Watson Road
Elementary Gym
20662
7 - 8 p.m.
Bankhead
Elementary Gym
20669
7 - 8 p.m. 
Canyon Falls
School Gym
20668
7 - 8 p.m.
Okanagan Mission
Secondary Gym
20659
9 - 10 a.m.
Watson Road
Elementary Gym
20664
7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Okanagan Mission
Secondary Gym
20656
8:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Bankhead
Elementary Gym
20670
8:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Canyon Falls
School Gym
20661
8:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Okanagan Mission
Secondary Gym
20657
9 - 10 a.m. 
Canyon Falls
School Gym
20666
8:15 - 9:15 p.m. 
Watson Road
Elementary Gym
20663
   10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Watson Road
Elementary Gym
20665
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Canyon Falls
School Gym
20667

As spaces are limited, please sign up for only one program at this time. To accommodate as many players as possible, including those that may not be able to claim a spot in the registered programs above, pickleball court time has been made available by pre-booking at Parkinson Recreation Centre. You can book a court for you and a friend in the PRC gymnasium for singles play only. Bookings open 3 days in advance. 

Badminton Register & Play

Spring badminton at Okanagan Mission Secondary will be singles play only to align with current public health orders. To accommodate this, all Register & Play Badminton courses originally offered in the Spring 2021 Activity & Program Guide have been cancelled and a new schedule has been created starting April 12th. Registration for single-play Badminton is now open, register online or call 250-469-8800.    

  • 20655 - Tuesdays from 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. 

If you have any questions, please email sportsleagues@kelowna.ca or call 250-469-8800. 

The following Register & Play program types are postponed until further notice:

Please note these are single class cancellations, not a cancellation of the entire course at this time.  

  • Basketball (register and play with the exception of basketball programs for youth 21 and under)
  • Floor hockey 
  • Ice hockey 
  • Indoor soccer
  • Netball
  • Volleyball (register and play and seniors volleyball)
The following Adult Sport Leagues courses are cancelled for the remainder of the winter 2021 season:

Please note these are whole course cancellations, not a class cancellation.

  • Basketball League - Women's
  • Volleyball - Co-ed High Comp. - OKM
  • Volleyball - Co-ed High Rec. - PRC
  • Volleyball - Co-ed Low Comp. - Glenmore
  • Volleyball - Co-ed Low Comp. - PRC

Activities and spaces currently available for pre-booking

Parkinson Recreation Centre and arena facilities are open to pre-book a time slot online for the following activities or spaces:

  • Badminton (singles play only)
  • Fitness Centre
  • Gymnasium (includes open gym , solo basketball and family bookings)
  • Pool
  • Public skating (seasonal at local arenas)
  • Pickleball (singles play only)
  • Table Tennis (singles play only)

PREBOOK ONLINE: RESERVE ACTIVITY SPACE

Not a PRC member?
Drop-ins will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, if space allows. Please note that all drop-in users will need to have an online City recreation account to use PRC facilities for contact tracing purposes. Those without active accounts can sign up when they arrive at PRC or in advance by calling 250-469-8800 or emailing recreation@kelowna.ca.

Adult sports COVID-19 safety guidelines

All participants of adult sport programs are required to read, understand and uphold the following guidelines.

Illness protocol

Do not attend a sport program if:

  • You are ill, show any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc.) or are awaiting COVID-19 test results. If you receive a positive test result, contact Public Health immediately so other user groups who were in close contact with you can be alerted.
  • You have been around someone who is ill, presents COVID-19 symptoms or is awaiting test results.
  • You have been out of the country within the last 14 days.

If you begin to feel ill during your sports program:

  • Wash/sanitizer your hands and immediately go home.
  • If a participant in your program becomes severely ill, call 911. Clean and disinfect any surfaces that the ill person was in contact with.
Program modifications
  • Only registered/waitlisted participants are permitted to attend sports programs. No outside drop-ins are permitted.
  • It is recommended that participants only register for one sports program per season.
  • Spectators are not permitted at any sports program.
  • Adult indoor group sport is limited to 2 players, with a minimum of 3 meters between players. Only singles pickleball and badminton are permitted indoors.
  • Avoid contact with others whenever possible, including handshakes and high fives.
  • Do not exchange sides.
  • Do not mix players between courts.
Masks

City recreation facilities required participants to wear masks in public-access areas.  This includes common areas such as lobbies, change rooms, washrooms, hallways and spectator areas.

Masks are not required in designated 'fields of play' such as on volleyball courts within gymnasiums, and while on ice rinks while actively playing.

Arrival & departure at recreation facilities
  • Please arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to your program start time.
  • There will be absolutely no congregating at parks, facilities or parking areas before or after your program.
  • Avoid touching gates, benches and all other objects whenever possible.
  • Avoid entering any space until the previous group occupants have vacated.
  • Immediately upon the completion of your program, all participants are to leave the facility.
Facility guidelines
  • Follow all on-site signage and staff directions.
  • Enter and exit through designated access points.
  • Collect all garbage and recycling and place it in the appropriate bin after your program is finished.
Personal protection & hygiene
  • Maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from others at all times (exceptions for 'field of play'). When distance cannot be maintained within the 'field of play', wearing a face mask is recommended but not required as cohorts will be established. 
  • Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands before, between and upon completion of all sport activities.
  • Be mindful of common surfaces and limit touch points.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or into your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
Equipment protocols
  • Equipment should be wiped with disinfectant before and after each session.
  • Bring your own equipment whenever possible.
  • Come prepared to play in the appropriate gear to minimize the use of washrooms/changerooms.
  • Bring your own pre-filled water bottle.

A note from our Active Living & Culture team: We are using current information and guidelines from Provincial agencies and the latest public health orders to inform current sport offerings. As COVID-19 is unpredictable, we will continue to be adaptable. Programs may need to be changed, moved or cancelled as the pandemic and associated measures evolve. Refunds and/or credits will be made available as needed. 
Thank you for your patience and understanding if changes need to be made throughout the course of the season. 

Participant code of conduct

Our Active Living & Cultural Services Department operates environments that prioritize the health, safety and well-being of people attending its facilities and programs. Everyone at City-operated facilities has the right to be treated with courtesy and respect, and behave in a manner that is respectful and courteous and doesn’t disrupt the spirit of all participants, volunteers and staff or the operation of the facilities in any way. In general, behaviours must not discriminate, abuse, demoralize or otherwise negatively affect others or their enjoyment of the facility.

Expected behaviour

Engaging in behaviour contrary to the following expectations, particularly after being warned, may lead to an official banning from City-owned facilities as per the General Banning Policy.  Expected behaviours include but are not limited to:

  • Treat others with dignity and respect
  • Be polite and courteous using appropriate language
  • Follow direction and/or instruction of staff and volunteers
  • Use the equipment and facility in a safe and appropriate manner
  • Shirts and shoes required unless participating in an activity that requires otherwise
Non-acceptable behaviour

Non-acceptable behaviours include but are not limited to:

  • Sleeping
  • Roller blades or cleats inside
  • Photographing or filming without permission
  • Rude behaviour
  • Inappropriate language
  • Bullying and/or teasing
Prohibited behaviour

The following activities are prohibited and anyone engaging in them will be banned from our recreation and cultural facilities:

  • Sexual and verbal harassment
  • Solicitation
  • Possession, consumption or distribution of alcoholic beverages unless authorized by a licensed event on site
  • Intoxication
  • Smoking
  • Possession or use of illegal substances
  • Possession or use of weapons
  • Sexual activity
  • Public nudity
  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Physical violence or threat of physical violence
  • Loitering
  • Any behaviour that endangers the safety of any individual or group
Enforcement

We, as the City, are responsible for the safe and proper operation of our facilities. Instructions and directions are to be followed at all times and individuals or groups that are non-compliant will be subject to facility banning and/or removal by the RCMP.