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What to do with the kids this weekend in Greater Moncton (Feb 21-23)

Hello everyone! Those winter blahs & nasty flu bug have been handing around Pickle Planet HQ lately, so we’re late posting this weekend round up (and why we still haven’t posted the MEGA MARCH BREAK ROUND UP for 2020 – it’s coming, we promise!!) but we have lots of great info for you again, so let’s get to it!


Friday nights are Fun on Ice at Place 1604 in Dieppe, with music this week by Body Paint.

Birchmount School is holding a family movie night, showing Abominable. Doors open at 5:45pm; feel free to wear your PJs & bring blankets & pillows, as you’ll be on the gym floor. It’s $2/person (free for ages three and under); pizza, popcorn, candy, and glow bracelets will all be for sale.

Moncton Wildcats host Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Friday night.

Enjoy Glow Nights at SkyZone on Fridays & Saturdays!

The YMCA offers public swimming Friday nights from 6:30-8:30pm.

There are several places to go skating on Fridays; find our full skating guide here, including indoor & outdoor rinks around the Greater Moncton Area.


The $2.99 Saturday Family Favourite at Cineplex is The Land Before Time.

Our public libraries are always great spots for a weekend visit! This weekend, the Moncton Public Library has chess club, sewing Saturday, Ukrainian storytime, family movies & more.

Resurgo Place is welcoming the mobile lab & touch tanks from Écocentre Homarus Eco-Centre on Saturday morning.

The YMCA offers public swimming Saturdays from 2:30-4:30pm, Riverview’s Pat Crossman Memorial Aquatic Centre has public swimming on Saturdays from 1:30-3:20pm, & Dieppe’s Aquatic Centre has public swimming on Saturdays from 3-4:55pm & 6-7:55pm.

For indoor public skating on Saturdays, find our full skating guide here.

DJ Bones is once again planning to spin some awesome tunes while you enjoy skating at the Ian Fowler Oval outside the Avenir Centre on Saturday night.

It’s not a family event, per se, but a shout out to everyone taking part in Work of Heart this Saturday. It’s a unique, made-in-Moncton personal growth conference that’s worth checking out, folks! You can find more here.

NatureKids NB are meeting at Runneymeade Road Saturday morning to hike to the Mill Creek Reservoir.

Naturalist Alain Clavette is hosting a bird watching outing in Memramcook on Saturday morning, leaving from the public library.

Do you geocache? Or want to? Then you’ll want to meet local author Matt Klem at Chapters this Saturday! This local dad & his friends spent two weeks geocaching their way through 48 states – and Matt has documented the adventure in a new book!

Petitcodiac Baptist Church is holding a Family Fun Day Saturday with bouncy castles, face painting, games & snacks. Everyone is welcome.

Moncton Beyblade is hosting a tournament Saturday at the Property Guys office on St. George Boulevard. There’s a $5 admission fee & participants need to bring two Beyblades.

The Boys and Girls Club of Moncton is a Black History event featuring former Member of Parliament, equality advocate, & Chatelaine Magazine’s Woman of the Year 2019, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, as well as many other speakers & community members. This is a free event, but space is limited, so you’re asked to book your spot online.

Thirsty for Soul Growth is launching a series of family dairy, wheat/gluten, soy & egg-free cooking classes, starting this Saturday.

Roland Gauvin et Monsieur Crapaud will have a free performance in Cap-Pelé on Saturday!

Zumba Marlyse is hosting a Salsa, Bachata and Afro beat workshop with Helio Faria on Saturday; everyone welcome, no experience necessary, $35 at the door. Helio Faria is an internationally renowned choreographer; this will be his first time in Canada!

Saturday is Curling Day in Canada & the Fundy Curling Club is celebrating with lots of fun events for everyone, including taking part in a Canada-wide curling game that could help the club with a $10,000 renovation.

Dance Creation is hosting a Daddy-Daughter dance on Saturday night. Instructors will help guide you through various dances, as well as lead games and more. Dress up and have fun! All ages welcome; tickets available online.

The Wizard of Oz opens Saturday at the Capitol Theatre! There are eight performances scheduled; be sure to get out & see this amazing talent!

Saturday is the Coldest Night of the Year, a family-friendly walk-a-thon that takes place in communities across the country, supporting homeless, hungry, and hurting people – specifically our local Youth Impact Jeunesse.


The City of Moncton is offering free snowshoe and fat bike rentals (as well as a guided snowshoe walk at 1pm) at Mapleton Park from 10am until 4pm.

Mariposa Skating Club and the City of Moncton are again offering free skating lessons on Sunday morning at the Ian Fowler Oval.

For public skating indoors on Sundays, visit Centennial Arena, 1-2pm; AJL Centre 2-3pm; Memramcook 11:30am-12:25pm; Petitcodiac 1pm-2:30pm free for six and under (adults $3, students $2) Find our full skating guide – indoor and outdoor rinks – here.

Rotary St-Anselme Park in Dieppe offers sleigh rides every Sunday from 1-4pm. The rides last about half an hour and costs $2 per person (children under two are free).

The YMCA offers special $2 public swimming Sundays from 2:30-4:30pm.

Riverview’s Pat Crossman Memorial Aquatic Centre has public swimming on Sundays from 1:30-3:20pm.

Dieppe’s Aquatic Centre has public swimming on Sundays from 3-4:55pm.

Magician Remi Boudreau is performing in Memramcook on Sunday afternoon.

Bar Laitier Amiro Dairy Bar is opening on Sunday afternoon to host a book launch with local author Féeli Tout.

The Moncton Magic are hosting the Halifax Hurricanes for a Sunday afternoon game.


There’s a neat, free event planned for Monday night, featuring Bob McDonald (yes, the CBC Quirks & Quarks Bob McDonald) speaking on the topic: What if Everything We Know is Wrong? It’s happening at the Department of Fisheries & Oceans; click here for more info.

Enjoy a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday at the Dan Bohan Family Centre in Riverview, between 4:30 & 7pm. The menu also includes soup, sausages, beans, and more. Children six and under are free, children up to age 12 are $3.50 per meal, and adults’ fee is $7.

Are you keeping up-to-date on community news with the Pickle Planet Podcast? We have an awesome episode coming up this week about a PTSD therapy program happening at Broadleaf Ranch, and last week was a great talk about S-E-X – you should listen, it’s awesome!

Here are a few other posts you might want to check out; and we’ll be back soon with everything you want to know about events during March Break in Moncton!

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