Accessible Spin Classes at Canada Games Centre

Thanks to our growing partnership with Canada Games Centre, some regularly-scheduled spin classes are now accessible for community members with vision loss! Indoor spinning  (on stationary bikes) is a safe and super fun way to get active, no matter the weather outside.


  • Tuesday Spin 5:30pm with D.W.

  • Thursday Spin Gold 10:15am with Melissa

  • Friday Spin 5:30pm with Anne

  • Saturday Spin 9am D.W.

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What makes these spin classes accessible? Through a pilot project and by offering training to spin instructors, classes are made accessible by instructors using verbal cues to describe each exercise and technique. For example, instructors will count beats aloud so you know how fast you’re meant to be pedalling. Spin Instructors listed in the schedule have also received basic sighted guide and etiquette training. They can also help you get familiar with the stationary bike, including mounting and dismounting safely and how to adjust tension.

  • Regular Canada Games Centre fees and policies apply, but sighted guides accompany you to classes for free and guide dogs of course are welcome.
  • Canada Games Centre is accessible by public transit and is located directly next to the (new) Lacewood bus terminal.
  • If your guide dog will be coming along, you may want to call ahead of time to arrange a safe and mutually-agreed upon place to park him/her during class.
  • Canada Games Centre is a big facility and the location spin classes can be tricky to find and navigate if you’re not familiar with the space, so you may want to call ahead of time to arrange for sighted guide from the front desk to the locker room and/or class or consider bringing along a sighted guide for your firs time.

For any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Jennie, Blind Sports NS Tandem Bike Club Coordinator and Communications Director, at or 902-449-0320. You can also message us on Facebook!


NS Ship Recs Capture GOLD for 2nd Year at ON Provincials/Eastern Goalball Tournament

Ontario Blind Sports Association‘s 2nd Pronvincial/Eastern Goalball Tournament got underway this past weekend. Huge congratulations are in order to the Nova Scotia Ship Recs, for capturing gold a second year in a row in the mixed rec division, overcoming Kitchener 5 to 4 in a close final game. Nova Scotia youth team, the Blizzards, brough home Bronze and the young Bluenosers gained valuable experienceon the court.

NS Ship Recs win gold a 2nd year in a row at ON Provincial/Eastern Goalball Tournament. From left to right: Peter Parsons (coach), Yvon Clement, Adam Noble, John Courtney, Jennifer MacNeil-Noble, Linda MacRae Triff (coach). Nova Scotia youth goalball team shakes hands with an opposing team after a game.