Scratching your head trying to figure out what to get those hard to buy for people? The people who don't "need" anything but you'd like to gift something special? Holiday gift buying shouldn't be stressful, and you shouldn't feel pressured to purchase something just for the sake of having a gift to wrap. "Experience" gifts are increasingly popular these days as people adopt minimalist tendencies or are just buying the things they need, as they need them.

At the Zatzman Sportsplex in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, we have tons of offerings to suit any age, ability, or interest. In this Holiday Gift Guide, we highlight a few of our favourite gift ideas that'll help your loved one kick off 2020 right. Check out our list of potential gifts and visit the Welcome Desk to make your purchase. 


We live in a digital world. Kids are attached to their tablets, smart phones, and other devices for hours a day, everyday. While technology has tons of benefits, we know it makes it hard to buy gifts when games are at their fingertips. Furthermore, perhaps you're looking for something outside of the tech world to inspire them this Christmas.

The Zatzman Sportsplex offer learn-to-play sports programs for youth as young as four years old (and up to age 15). For ten weeks, kids and youth take part in group classes where they learn the ins-and-outs of popular sports like soccer, volleyball, badminton, pickleball, and more. Our instructors are trained to work with kids and deliver sessions in a fun, interactive, and encouraging environment. We love watching kids develop their skills, grow their confidence, and make new friends. You'll love watching your kids foster a love for activity and sports (and checking out their last class to see what they've learned!)

Check out page 9 of our Winter Program Guide for days, times, age groups, and course codes. Register through HRM MyRec!


Hitting the gym takes motivation. Talking yourself into getting your gym clothes on and getting to the facility is half the battle. 

Our Personal Trainers are passionate about supporting people and helping them set realistic goals around health and fitness. Our PTs are also highly experienced and help their clients reach new heights and create new routines to avoid plateaus. If you have someone on your wishlist who's already a fitness fanatic, personal training sessions are a great way to give them some customized support. If there's someone on your list who'd love some encouragement and guidance when it comes to the gym, our PTs are here to help.

Snag a personal training session (or package) at our Welcome Desk. We're currently offering a $150 package. Read more about it here.


One of the hardest groups to buy for? Seniors! They often have what they need and don't ask for much. Something seniors love? An opportunity to socialize and get out and be active!

Our learn-to-play pickleball session for adults is an excellent way to learn a new sport in an encouraging environment. Pickleball is one of the most popular adult sports at the Sportsplex (and it's growing even bigger in Nova Scotia!) Every Friday from 5:30 - 7 p.m., spend an hour and a half playing pickleball with experienced instructors. The goal is to get adults to the point where they can attend our pickleball drop-ins for some active, social fun. 

Want to register a parent or friend for pickleball? Check out our winter program guide for days, times, prices, and course codes. How fun!


Membership to the Sportsplex means you can swim, skate, play sports, run, walk, do cardio, lift weights, do yoga and other fitness classes, and MORE. Want to give someone a gift that'll help them kick 2020 off right? We're now selling THREE-MONTH MEMBERSHIPS tax free!

We don't usually sell three-month memberships, but we think it's the perfect amount of time to get your loved one moving and into a gym routine. Get them a three-month membership and we'll take it from there. They can get a tour of the facility and an introduction to the weight room free of charge.

This Christmas, you can snag one of our cute Christmas cards that are redeemable for three months at the Plex. You even get a free toque to give them so they can rep their new gym (or keep it for yourself, we won't tell!)

Get prices on our website and visit our Welcome Desk to purchase your card.