Oriole Recreation

The following programs are made possible in part by the support of the CPS Recreation Millage.


Aquatic Center

Weekly Schedule:    January 3rd -- January 28th

To register for any classes listed below click the link: register or call 517.541.5740.

Adult Water Aerobics:

Water aerobics classes are offered in both the warm water therapy pool and the main competition pool.  All activity levels are welcome.  The class will run approximately 30-45 minutes.  Cost for members is $10, cost for non-members is $40/session. 

Therapy Pool:

Mon/Wed   6:00-6:45 pm

Tues/Thurs    9:30 --10:15 am

Tues/Thurs    10:30 -- 11:15 am

Main Pool:

Mon/Wed 7:00--8:00 am

Tues/Thurs --7:00-8:00 pm

Cardio Drumming

This adult exercise class is offered on Monday/Wednesday at either 2:45--3:30pm or 5:15--6:00pm in the choir room at Charlotte Middle School.  Kits are provided for participants.   Cost for all participants is $40.  Join in this fun way to exercise and relieve stress!  Cardio Drumming Flier

After School Swimming Lessons:

Students have the opportunity to take swimming lessons at the end of their school day.  CMS/CUE students can walk over to the Aquatic Center after school, Parkview and Washington Students are bussed over after school.   Click the name of your school for individual flier information. 

Diving Lessons:

Students have the opportunity to take diving lessons after school.  These lessons are an introduction to competitive diving.  Students will learn the proper approach, arm swings, front and back dive, and more.  

Evening Swimming Lessons:

Swimming lessons for school aged children of any swimming ability.  Lessons are on Monday/Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 6:45.  Our next session will run from January 31st -- February 23rd.  

Lessons for Young Children:

Swimming lessons for infants - preschool aged children are offered on Monday/Wednesday afternoons or Saturday mornings in our warm therapy pool.  Parents are expected to get in the water for these lessons.  Our next session will run Mondays/Wednesdays  from January 31st - February 23rd.  Our next Saturday session will begin March 5th.

Glow Swims

Swim at night with the overhead lights off and just the pool lights on.  Each participant gets a glow stick and there are many glow sticks in the water to begin with.  Registration for this event is a must.  The cost is $5 per swimmer.  Our next glow swim is January 28th from 7:00--8:30 pm. Glow Swim Flier

Daddy Daughter Dance Feb 4th and 5th

This year we will be offering four different sessions in order to be socially responsible and keep our numbers at 100 people per session.  Daddy Daughter Dance Flier

Mother Son Carnival March 4th and 5th

This year we will have carnival games, cotton candy, bounce houses, obstacle courses and more!  Four sessions to choose from to keep our numbers limited to 100 people per session.  

Youth Recreation

OYR Summer Running/Track and Field Club

Enrolling all age students

Begins on June 20th

$25 Season registration fee (Includes T-shirt)

$5 drop in competition fee

Includes 2 practices per week and a minimum of 2 competitions

Practice each Monday and Wednesday at the high school track at 5:30 p.m.

Competitions will begin at 5:00 p.m. 

Competition Dates will include 1 date in July and 1 date in August

$2 Admission Fee

Concessions will be available

Questions: jewellj@charlottenet.org

Registration issues contact sparksm@charlottenet.org

Sign up May 15, 2022 at registration.swimcharlotte.org


OYR Teeball and Baseball

Practice begins 2nd week of May; games to follow. Season concludes June 16th

Cost - $30 Early Bird Registration

           $40 Late Registration

Pre K age 4 through Kindergarten = Teeball

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm

1st/2nd Grade = Coach Pitch

Mondays and Wednesday at 6:30 pm

**3rd/4th Grade = Player Pitch (New This Year)**

Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm

Register Here beginning March 7, 2022


OYR Girls Fastpitch Softball


Intent is to offer opportunities for the following age groups:

8U (Ages 6 and up), 10U, 12U and 14U 

The younger teams will compete in the Mason Girls Fastpitch Softball League, 14U will be independently scheduled. 

$100 Registration fee covers: uniforms, league fees, umpire pay, field setup etc.

Registration Deadline April 18 

Provide your own cleats, glove and water bottles

Sign ups begin Here on March 15, 2022

Practice begins the week of May 16

Games begin June 6 and conclude July 17 with end of season tournaments. 

Additional League Information can be found at Mason Girls Fastpitch Softball League

Questions, Contact Mike Sparks 517 541-5163, sparksm@charlottenet.org

OYR Volleyball 

An instructional volleyball league for 4th through 8th grade girls who reside or attend one of the schools within our school district.

Goal is to teach and encourage good sportsmanship, teamwork, and enjoyment of the game
4 week league with 8 games played on weekends only and end of season tournament
Begins 2nd week of February and runs through the 1st week of April, Tournament April 9th and or 10th

Practices subject to gym and coach availability 

For more information regarding the league please visit Red Cedar Volleyball

Please call Mike Sparks for further Assistance  517-541-5163

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Oriole Youth Recreation Basketball

3-8th Grade (Red Cedar Hoops)

Please be sure to enter/verify your child's correct grade level

Teams will practice 2 times per week and play 8-10 games over the course of the season which is 6 weeks for Middle School aged students and 10 weeks for 3-6th Grade

Practice Dates and Times will be established once teams are formed and are subject to Coach Availability 

For more information on the League please visit Red Cedar Hoops

You may also receive registration assistance by calling Jamie Bray at 541-5740

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517 Cheer Program: 4/5th Grade Girls, Registration Closed

This is a new Competitive Cheer League whose intent is to introduce younger athletes to the sport of Competitive Cheerleading. Uniform will be provided. Practices will take place each Monday & Thursday 6:00-7:30pm in the Charlotte Middle School Cafetorium

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OYR Cheerleading

For students in grades DK-8th.  For the low cost of just $40, students will enjoy learning cheers and skills, just like the Varsity squad.  Practices will be held outdoors on the paved area of the CMS/CUE playground (behind the Aquatic Center).  Practices begin the week of August 23 with DK-2nd practicing one per week and 3rd-8th practicing twice per week.  3rd-8th grade will cheer for their respective CJO football teams at their Saturday games and all cheer squads will march in the Frontier Days Parade.  Each participant will receive a t-shirt, sweatpants and bow! 

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Coming soon.....

Youth Sports Camps

Speed and Agility Training

Strength and Conditioning Camp



Adult Recreation


Adult flag football is a fun way to engage with friends, colleagues or other community members.  The regular season begins on September 22.  Games will be played on Sundays at the CPS practice fields between 1:00-4:00pm.  Maximum of 10 teams will be allowed with up to 10 players per team.  Teams will compete on a 7v7 format.  Players must be 18 years or older.  Cost is $350/team.  Oriole Recreation Registration.


family recreation


The courts will be open Monday through Friday from 2:30pm-7:30pm.  On Saturday and Sunday, they will be open from 9:00am-7:00pm.  Open play pickleball will be on Saturday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm, and Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:30pm-5:30pm.  Free pickleball and tennis lessons will be held every Saturday morning during the month of October at 9:00am.  Dedicated family time on the courts will be Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm-7:00pm.  Informational Flier

The Charlotte Aquatic Center was designed and constructed as a multi-use facility for people of all ages. 

The main pool can simultaneously accommodate physical education students from the Middle School and High School, lap swimmers, and adult water fitness classes. The adjacent exercise pool is used daily for therapy patients from Hayes Green Beach Hospital, special needs students and adults, adult exercise classes, and personal training and independent water exercise.

The entire facility is climate controlled, including air-conditioned student and separate adult locker rooms and a family changing area. The main pool is a chlorine pool and has a balcony seating for 250 people, a shallow swim area with underwater benches, and a lap swim area. The exercise pool is maintained at a higher water and air temperature and is equipped with an underwater bench and jets for spa capabilities.

Hours of Operation

Main Pool:

Monday: 6am-9pm

Tuesday: 6am-9pm

Wednesday: 6am-9pm

Thursday: 6am-9pm

Friday: 6am-9pm 

Saturday: 9am-3pm

Sunday: Closed

Therapy Pool:

Monday: 6am-9pm (Closed for physical therapy 9am-noon)

Tuesday:  6am-9pm

Wednesday: 6am-9pm (Closed for physical therapy 9am-noon)

Thursday: 6am-9pm

Friday: 6am-9pm (Closed for physical therapy 9am-noon)

Saturday: 9am-3pm 

Sunday:  Closed

Charlotte Public Schools is proud to introduce the new Youth Recreation Program. This collaborative program has been developed to enhance the quality of recreation programs for the youth of Charlotte. Charlotte Public Schools believes youth recreation contributes to the development and well-being of individual students in our community. The CPS Youth Recreation Program provides a quality, unified program for our students to stay active and learn lessons that team sports can instill in our young people.

Our program values are simple yet important to understand:

  • Offer a wide range of recreation programs for the youth in our community at a reasonable cost
  • Increase participation numbers for our youth, along with programming enhancements that expose our youth to basic fundamentals in a variety of sports
  • Be a conduit to provide feedback regarding the involvement of varsity coaches and athletes in youth programs
  • Enable a culture of active students and families by promoting healthy lifestyles
  • And, provide youth recreation programs with high quality coaches, volunteers, and community involvement for our younger student athletes.

We look forward to providing an exceptional experience for your child. Please reach out to us to learn more about our youth recreation opportunities at 517.541.5163. Go Orioles!

Oriole Recreation Calendar

Use courts at your own risk.

School district is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

No food, glass, tobacco or alcoholic beverages.

Remove all personal items and trash upon exiting.

No bicycles, roller blades, or skateboards.

No pets allowed inside fenced area.

Proper footwear required (heelless rubber-soled shoes).

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Do not abuse/damage net, court surface, fencing, or other equipment.

Courts are under video surveillance.

Please report damages or misuse by calling: (517) 541-5100.

Players are asked to observe tennis/pickleball court courtesies as well as rules of good conduct on and around courts.  This includes avoiding the use of profane/lude language in appropriate for a school setting.

Whenever there are players waiting, all players must vacate courts after playing for one half (1/2) hour (up to 2 hours for reservations) or one set.  Winners shall have no prior rights to remain on the courts.

Charlotte Public Schools shall have priority use for school or school-sponsored activities.

No individual, group, club or organization shall occupy tennis courts for tournament play without written permission from Charlotte Public Schools.  Application must be made at least fourteen (14) days in advance of requested dates set for start of play.  Approval is subject to the District's facility use policy.

Rules and expectations are subject to change by District without notice.