City of Ottawa In-Person and Virtual Winter Program Registration Ongoing

In-Person Workshops & Classes for Winter 2023

Tablets for Robots

"Mr. Dudley has been helping kids discover the joy of LEGO robotics through hands-on programming and building for many years and these opportunities to take a weekly class with others who are also interested in LEGO robotics can’t be beat,"  Rebecca Stanisic, 

Orange STEM has delivered thousands of LEGO® workshops and classes to children 5-14 as well as to adults involved in team building and teachers training to be Technology Educators.  

Our wide range of LEGO programs is available through City of Ottawa recreation centres across the city, and also at independent centres including Dovercourt, the Old Ottawa South Firehall, Manor Park and the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. Many of our recreation programs are offered as one-time workshops or as multi-week classes.    

Orange STEM Education has many safety protocols in place for all in-person learning. These measures continue to change as appropriate to the times.

All Orange STEM staff are fully vaccinated and wear masks. We continue to strongly encourage that our students be vaccinated and wear masks. 

Please see Safety Measures or ask us for more information.

Note that all in-person programming is subject to current health guidelines and is therefore subject to change. Please confirm with the Centre or contact Orange STEM for up to date information.    


City of Ottawa Winter Workshops & Classes 

Registration is ongoing at Use the barcode links below to open the relevant page within the City's new registration system. You'll need an account to register. Note that online recreation guides are no longer published.

Don't forget to check out our Virtual classes as well.


LEGO® EV3 Robotics & Programming                           
Build and program Mindstorms® EV3 robots. Build a walking robot, inch worm and EV3 bot. Program your autonomous robots to perform tasks based on input from various sensors.

Nepean Sportsplex
Saturday, February 25, 2023                        9-11 am      Ages 9-15   #37854  FULL

Wed. March 1-8 , 2023                           6 - 7:30 pm     Ages 8-13   #37062  FULL

Kanata Recreation        
Sunday, March 5, 2023                              9-11 am         Ages 9-15   #36962  FULL


LEGO® Club
Learn LEGO building techniques as you construct a variety of mechanical TechnicTM projects. Develop your own creations with Technic gears, beams, wheels and axles.

Thursdays, January 19-26, 2023          6 -7:30 pm        Ages 6-8      #36272 2 spots

Blackburn Hamlet
Saturday, January 21, 2023                     9-11 am         Ages 6-8     #37058


LEGO® Junior Robotics and Coding                    
Build smart Power Functions machines, and Ian's unique sensor-driven Mindstorms® EV3 robots. Using tablet-based coding, program your robot's sounds, lights, screen images, and movements.

Friday, January 20, 2023                        9:30 - noon        Ages 7-9     #36484  2 spots                                                           

Friday, January 20, 2023                       12:30 - 3 pm      Ages 9-13    #36486  

Kanata Recreation        
Tuesdays, February 21-28, 2023              6-7 pm            Ages 7-9     #36960  FULL


LEGO® Technic Building and EV3 Robotics              
Build projects such as a vice-grip, hand drill, flywheel, robotic arm and Bumper-Bot using Power Functions and Technic. Build a Mindstorms® EV3 robot. Perform challenges using pre-loaded programs.

Nepean Sportsplex
Sunday, January 22, 2023                      9-11 am        Ages 8-15      #37813 FULL

Wednesdays, February 1- 8, 2023         6-7:30 pm     Ages 8-13      #37061

South Fallingbrook 
Saturday, February 4, 2023                    9-11 am        Ages 8-12      #36887

Lois Kemp
Saturday, February 11, 2023                  9-11 am        Ages 8-15      #37060

Thursdays, February 16-23, 2023          6-7:30 pm     Ages 8-12      #36278


LEGO® Contraptions      

Learn about using gears, motors, axles, wheels and specialized Technic pieces with classic LEGO elements. Discover how real machines work as you build contraptions and other machines that move. 

South Fallingbrook 
Sunday, January 15, 2023                   9-11 am         Ages 7-13   #36882

Fred Barrett 
Tuesdays, January 17-24, 2023            6-7:30 pm      Ages 8-13  #37064

Nepean Sportsplex
Saturday, January 28, 2023                   9-11 am         Ages 7-13   #37806  FULL  

Kanata Recreation        
Tuesdays, Jan. 31 - Feb. 7, 2023          6 - 7:30 pm   Ages 7-13   #36965  FULL  

Thursdays, February 2-9, 2023              6-7:30 pm     Ages 7-13    #36276

Ken Ross Park 
Sunday, February 5, 2023                     9:30-11:30 am Ages 7-13   #36490 FULL  


**Don't forget to check out our City of Ottawa Virtual Programs as well!** 


Original Programs

For our original full range of City of Ottawa programs please see LEGO Programs


Ask us about private workshops for your family, small group or club.  Contact:


Revised January 10, 2023