The Community Centres of Charleswood

Mar 30, 2018

RidgeWood West is a lucky community, in-that it is situated in beautiful area of Charleswood, it is attached to the Harte Trail, and only a quick bike or car ride from Assiniboine Forest, and the community offers numerous natural elements for residents to get out and explore.

Another attraction of RidgeWood West is the fact it is so close to three vibrant community centres. Families have the ability to engage their children in recreational activities that best suit them, while at the same time they can rent out space, join a class, or take advantage of these community centres however best suits them.

Varsity View Community Centre – 315 Laxdal Road

Varsity View Community Centre takes their ice sports seriously! With numerous hockey programs available to both males and females starting with their house league for 5/6-year-olds, your child can play alongside their peers all the way up to age 12.

Their rec activities don’t stop at hockey, you can also enroll your child in ringette and softball, and for the parents/grandparents who may want something to do Tuesdays and Sundays, there is bingo! Special events happen throughout the year, for example, an outdoor curling tournament, which recently happened on February 4th.

For parents with young children, Varsity View offers a nursery school service for kids aged 3/4-years-old.

Westdale Community Centre – 550 Dale Boulevard

Westdale Community Centre has lots of different activities for families and adults to enroll. Offering up a hockey program for children 6-10 who don’t have their own equipment, there is now an opportunity near the community to try the game before buying all the equipment. This 6-week program is sponsored by Bauer and Hockey Canada to give children the ability to discover the game and whether it is right for them without pressure to continue playing for an entire season.

In addition to their hockey program, there are lots of other activities available at Westdale. Their online calendar is chalk full of great things to keep you busy. They offer drop-in nights, and cheerleading, dance, aerobics and more.

Roblin Park Community Centre – 640 Pepperloaf Crescent

Roblin Park Community Centre has been a Charleswood staple since 1949. They have an nursery school program, summer day camp, music and movement, an art program, parent-child drop-ins, and a before and after school program for children. While most of these programs are for children, there’s still lots of fun for parents to have during the year.


In addition to all this, they also hold an annual winter carnival featuring some awesome events, including a hockey tournament, ice slides, skating trails, family bingo, bonfires, fireworks, a pancake breakfast and a broomball night.


It’s safe to say thing are busy over at Roblin Park, so if you and your family want to get in on the fun, there is always something going on! The winter carnival runs in January and brings people out from all over the community. It has become such a large event it has attracted numerous sponsors.