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Stay Active Programs

Initially funded through the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, and the Pickering Football Club, the program formerly known as "In Motion" takes place in the state of the art, fully accessible Pickering Soccer Centre which features a soft indoor surface and ample free parking.

We are happy to announce that because of the recent success of our programs: In Motion, Walk the Dome, and Walking Soccer programs; the Pickering Football Club will be introducing a new program at the Pickering Soccer Centre beginning September 30 2019.  This conjoined program will be under the Community Programs umbrella.

PFC will provide this low impact Stay Active/Active Living program for adults 55+, with a focus on health and wellness education, and social interaction.  Eventually, we plan to add additional recreational activities to the fold.

The program will run through to May 2020 and will be offering many of the same activities as our original In Motion program.

Benefits of Exercise

  • Boosts energy
  • Lowers your risk of heart disease
  • Increases strength and flexibility
  • Social benefits
  • Improves memory
  • Reduces stress
  • Boosts your sex life!

1975 Clements Road, Pickering ON L1W 4C2

Email: communityprograms@pickeringsoccer.ca

Phone: 905-831-9803 x 200

 

Program Outline

Monday (full dome)

  • Walk the Dome/Recreational Activities 9am - 11am

Tuesday (3 fields)

  • Walk the Dome/Recreational Activities 9am - 11am
  • Walking Soccer 10am - 11am

Wednesday (1/2 dome)

  • Walk the Dome/Recreational Activities 9am - 11am
  • Walking Soccer – (quarter field) 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday (full dome)

  • Walk the Dome/Recreational Activities 9am - 11am

Friday (3 fields)

  • Walk the Dome/Recreational Activities 9am - 11am
  • Walking Soccer 10am - 11am

*Dates and times are subject to change with out notice

Session Dates

October 2019 through May 2020

Program Cost

  • Walk the Dome Monthly (11+ visits)   $ 25.00
  • PSC In Motion Pass (10 entries)        $ 25.00
  • PSC In Motion Drop In                        $   3.00
  • Walking Soccer (10 entries)                $ 75.00
  • Walking Soccer Drop In                      $ 10.00

Sponsorship Opportunities

Pickering Football Club initially received a grant through the the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, to generate new programs that could expand our club and our facility and the In Motion program born. Our members have been meeting once a week since and this program has steadily grown from 18 participants that first week to over 100 regular participants and over 200 members.

With the conclusion of grant funding, we are now concentrating on program sustainability and our participants have been very vocal about hoping the program continues. We would like to ensure that happens, because the educational, recreational and social opportunities this program has created, has had such a positive impact on our members.

If you are interested in expanding your brand, or exploring sponsorship opportunities, please contact  communityprograms@pickeringsoccer.ca.

Walking Soccer is a new take on soccer; participants must be walking whether they have the ball or not. This allows players of all skill and fitness levels to participate and be engaged in the sport.

We are offering this program, as a recreational activity, with no referee, using players to referee themselves in the game.  There are no age restrictions.

Walking Soccer is played on a smaller field, 5 on 5 and there is no special equipment needed for this program.  Please dress comfortably and ensure you have running shoes.

The rules are simple:

  • No running, jogging or sprinting on and off the ball
  • The ball must not go over the players heads
  • Tackling is at a minimum, light contact is allowed
  • Running will give the other team a free kick
  • You cannot score on a free kick
  • Throw-ins become kick-ins

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