Where to have family fun on Family Day in Mississauga


Published February 18, 2022 at 5:20 pm

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From a family ice skating outing at Celebration Square to taking in a Mississauga Steelheads hockey game, and everything in between, there’s plenty to do around the city this Family Day.

“Get ready for a day full of fun and excitement in Mississauga,” City of Mississauga officials say, referring to the Family Day holiday this Monday. “There is a lot to do across the city with various locations hosting recreational, arts and cultural programs and activities. So gather your friends and family and get ready to have some fun.”

Actually, family fun can be had the entire weekend at various spots in Mississauga, including Celebration Square.

Ice skating, food trucks, heated lounges with comfortable seating, wooden forts, short films on the big screens and much more are on tap today (Feb. 18) through Monday at the popuar City Centre gathering space.

Activities at various recreation facilities and community centres across the city are also offered.

Enjoy free swimming, skating and family programs at community centres. Arrive early, City officials say, as programs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Masks must be worn and a QR code for proof of vaccination will be required to enter these participating facilities:

  • Carmen Corbasson Community Centre
  • Churchill Meadows Community Centre
  • Clarkson Community Centre
  • Erin Meadows Community Centre
  • Erin Mills Twin Rinks
  • Frank McKechnie Community Centre
  • Huron Park Recreation Centre
  • Paul Coffey Arena (formerly Malton Arena)
  • Malton Community Centre
  • Meadowvale Four Rinks
  • Mississauga Valley Community Centre
  • River Grove Community Centre
  • South Common Community Centre
  • Woodhurst Heights Park (outdoor skating)

On Monday, if not in the mood for any outdoor activities during the day, residents can head to the Paramount Fine Foods Centre to catch the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads in action against the Sudbury Wolves.

Game time is 2 p.m.

“Games are back in-person, with tickets available,” City officials say.

The Family Day Four Pack deal is available on Monday, where you can get four tickets, four drinks and four popcorns for $67.

QR code for proof of vaccination will be required. Food and beverage services at event venues are available, but must be consumed while in your seat.

City officials also suggest visiting one of Mississauga’s many parks and trails on Family Day and/or throughout the weekend.

“Strap on your hiking shoes, fill a backpack with your favourite snacks and explore some of the prettiest parks and forests in the GTA,” City officials say.

Alternatively, people can visit toboggan hills, neighbourhood natural ice rinks or explore some of Mississauga’s outdoor public art.


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