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SPIN - Sports Programs in Inner City Neighbourhoods

SPIN - Sports Programs in Inner City Neighbourhoods

Programs

Summer 2021


SPIN water polo

SPIN Water Polo and Diving
July 12 – August 13, 2021

SPIN, with support from the Manitoba Water Polo Association, is running a Water Polo and Diving Program. This free program is designed to teach children 6–14 years of age basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment. SPIN will provide free transportation for the host site to and from the designated swimming pool.


SPIN Basketball

SPIN Basketball
July 12 – August 13, 2021

SPIN, with support from Basketball Manitoba, will run a Basketball Program. This free program is designed for children 6-14 years of age to learn basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment.


SPIN gymnastics

SPIN Gymnastics
July 27 – August 26, 2021

SPIN, with support from the Manitoba Gymnastics Association, is running an Artistic Gymnastics Program. This free program is designed to teach children 6–14 years of age basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment.


SPIN football

SPIN Football
July – August, 2021

SPIN, with the support of Football Manitoba, is running a Football Program. This free program is designed to teach children 6–14 years of age basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment.


SPIN golf

SPIN Golf
July – August, 2021

SPIN, with the help of Golf Manitoba, kids aged 6-12 will learn the basics in Golf including proper etiquette and skill development using larger size clubs & balls to promote confidence in hitting the ball. All equipment will be provided and no specific clothing is needed. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.


SPIN soccer

SPIN Soccer
July – August, 2021

SPIN, with support from the Manitoba Soccer Association, is running a Soccer Program. This free program is designed for children 6-14 years of age to learn basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment.


Please call 311 to find out locations, dates and times of programs.

Interested in being a Host site?
please contact:
SPIN@winnipeg.ca


Past Programs

SPIN Basketball

SPIN Basketball Fall 2020
October – November 2020

SPIN, with support from Basketball Manitoba, will run a Basketball Program. This free program is designed for children 6-14 years of age to learn basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment.

Site Address Day Dates Times
Mayfair Recreation Centre 40 Mayfair Pl. Saturdays Oct. 17 – Nov. 28 1 pm
Norquay Community Centre 65 Granville St. Thursdays Oct. 8 – Nov. 26 5 pm
Broadway Neighborhood Centre 185 Young St. Tuesdays Oct. 20 – Nov. 24 6 pm

SPIN water polo

SPIN Water Polo Fall 2020
October – December 2020

SPIN, with support from the Manitoba Water Polo Association, is running a Water Polo Program. This free program is designed to teach children 6–14 years of age basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment. SPIN will provide free transportation for the host site to and from the designated swimming pool.

Site Address Day Dates Start Time
Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre 430 Langside St. Tuesdays Oct. 13 – TBD 4 pm

SPIN gymnastics

SPIN Gymnastics Fall 2020
October – December 2020

SPIN, with support from the Manitoba Gymnastics Association, is running an Artistic Gymnastics Program. This free program is designed to teach children 6–14 years of age basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment.

Site Address Day Dates Start Time
Chalmers CC 480 Chalmers Ave. Mondays Oct. 19 - Dec. 7 5 & 6 pm
Freight House Recreation Centre Door #1-200 Isabel St. Tuesdays Oct. 27 - Dec. 8 5 & 6 pm

SPIN multisport

SPIN Newcomer Multisport Fall 2020
October – December 2020

SPIN, with support from the Various Provincial Sport Organizations, is running a Newcomer Sport Program. This free program is designed to teach children 6–14 years of age basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment.

Site Address Day Dates Start Time
Winnipeg Newcomer Sport Academy 350 Spence St. Wednesdays Oct. 14 – ongoing 5 pm

SPIN Baton - Winter
March 2020

SPIN, with support from Manitoba Baton Association, is running a Baton Program. This free program is designed to teach children 6–14 years of age basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment.

Site Address Day Dates Start Time
Weston School 1410 Logan Ave. Mondays March 2 - 23 4:30 pm

SPIN Learn to Skate - Winter
March 2020

SPIN, is running a Learn to Skate Program. This free program is designed to teach children 6–14 years of age basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment. SPIN will provide free transportation for the host site to and from the designated Arena.

Site Address Day Dates Start Time
Mayfair Recreation Centre 40 Mayfair Pl. Sundays March 8 - 29 Noon

SPIN paddling

SPIN Paddling – Summer 2019
July – August 2019

This free program is designed to teach children 8–16 years of age basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment. SPIN will provide all of the necessary equipment and free transportation for the host site to travel to and from the designated swimming pool.

Site Address Day Dates Times
Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre 510 King St. Mondays July 8–Aug. 12 1 pm–3 pm
Norquay CC 65 Granville St. Mondays July 8–Aug. 12 1 pm–3 pm
East Elmwood CC 490 Keenlyside St. Tuesdays July 9–Aug. 13 1 pm–3 pm
Chalmers CC 480 Chalmers Ave. Tuesdays July 9–Aug. 13 1 pm–3 pm
Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre 430 Langside St. Wednesdays July 10–Aug. 14 1 pm–3 pm
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre 185 Young St. Wednesdays July 10–Aug. 14 1 pm–3 pm
Islamic Women’s Group 61 Juno St. Thursdays July 11–Aug. 15 1 pm–3 pm
Mayfair Recreation Centre 40 Mayfair Pl. Fridays July 13–Aug. 17 1 pm–3 pm
River Osborne CC 101 Pembina Hwy. Fridays July 13–Aug. 17 1 pm–3 pm

*Note: No formal registration required, participation is on a drop-in basis with the City of Winnipeg Free Play program on-site. Free Play Sites will require a permission slip to be filled out with the leaders on-site before participating in SPIN Paddling. You must be affiliated with one of the sites listed above. All participants are transported to and from via a school bus.


SPIN golf

SPIN Golf 2019
July 2019

SPIN, with the help of Golf Manitoba, kids aged 6-12 will learn the basics in Golf including proper etiquette and skill development using larger size clubs & balls to promote confidence in hitting the ball. All equipment will be provided and no specific clothing is needed. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.

Site Address Day Dates Times
River Osborne CC 101 Pembina Hwy. Fridays July 5–19 11 am–12 pm

SPIN soccer

SPIN Soccer – Fall 2019
September – November 2019

SPIN, with support from the Manitoba Soccer Association, is running a Soccer Program. This free program is designed for children 6-14 years of age to learn basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment.

Site Address Day Dates Start Time
Mayfair Recreation Centre 40 Mayfair Pl. Saturdays Sept. 28–Nov. 2 1 pm
Norquay CC 65 Granville St. Thursdays Sept. 26–Oct. 31 4:30 pm
Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre 510 King St. Thursdays Sept. 26–Oct. 31 6 pm
Lord Nelson School 820 McPhillips St. Tuesdays Oct. 1–Nov. 5 4:30 pm
& 5:30 pm
Weston School 1410 Logan Ave. Wednesdays Oct. 2–Nov. 6 4:30 pm
East Elmwood CC 490 Keenleyside St. Mondays Sept. 23–Oct. 28 4:30 pm
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre 185 Young St. Mondays Sept. 23–Oct. 28 4 pm

Aquatics

SPIN paddling

About SPIN Aquatics

For the past several years now, SPIN has been providing Aquatic Sport programming to many children across Winnipeg through our various community partners. In partnership with the Sport Organizations that provide Aquatic Sport programming, as well as partnering with our Aquatics Division of the City of Winnipeg, SPIN gives children a unique opportunity to experience aquatic based sports that normally they would never get the chance to partake in.

Thanks to our partners and their continued support of SPIN programming, SPIN has allowed kids to try out sports such as Diving, Water Polo and Paddling. Our amazing partners not only have provided us with a chance to experience this type of programming, but also have allowed some kids in our community who have never swam before a chance to learn the basics of how to swim.

Not only does SPIN provide coaching for Aquatic Sports, we provide support to children who may be lacking the basic swimming skills needed to participate. SPIN allows children the opportunity to discover basic swimming skills they need not only to participate in our programming, but to also take with them as they grow and experience pools and aquatic sports in the future.

SPIN offers Aquatic sport programming usually from October to December, then January to March, and then April to June with a summer component in July into August.

About SPIN

SPIN is a LiveSAFE initiative led by the City of Winnipeg.

SPIN aims to eliminate barriers that inner-city children face to participate in organized sport programming. SPIN provides opportunities to learn basic athletic skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive and safe environment.

These skills help children develop self esteem and confidence, equipping them with the tools to resist gangs and anti-social behaviour.

SPIN has identified the following solutions to barriers inner city children face to participation in sport:

  • Sports are too expensive: SPIN is offered free of charge to participants.
  • Transportation: We work with existing service providers in the community. Our goal is to have a SPIN program within walking distance, eliminating the need for weekly transportation. Transportation for Challenge Day and Wind-up Tournaments is provided for the participants and their family members.
  • Lack of access to equipment: SPIN partners provide the equipment and administration. To facilitate the ongoing opportunity to play, equipment is gifted to the host at the completion of the program.
  • No community coaches: We offer free training and mentorship for volunteers and leaders to help build the sport leadership capacity within the community. We partner with provincial sport organizations to prove coaches, where possible.
  • No access to gym/field space: SPIN works with City Departments, Community Centres, School Divisions and community facilities to open doors for Sports programming.

We would like to thank the following organizations for their support:

Sport Manitoba Winnipeg Community Sport Alliance Kid Sport Province of Manitoba
General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres Winnipeg School Division The University of Winnipeg

Contact SPIN

For information on SPIN:
Phone: 204-986-SPIN (7746)

Community Centres

Community Centre information


Last update: July 15, 2021

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