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Ray Friel Recreation Complex

The Ray Friel Recreation Complex offers six halls, meeting and boardrooms for your business meeting, birthday party or reception. Amenities include an aquatic centre, fitness facility, and hockey arenas.

The Ray Friel Recreation Complex is the largest and most comprehensive recreation complex in east Ottawa featuring three National Hockey League (NHL) size arenas. With 12 full dressing rooms and separate referee and alternate dressing rooms, there is plenty of room for even the biggest team or tournament. As well as a fitness centre with over 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art training equipment, wave pool, whirlpool, sauna, physiotherapy clinic, Karate Dojo, pro shop, restaurant and coffee shop. ​

Facility Features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking

Location and Contact

1585 Tenth Line Road
Ottawa, ON K1E 3E8


If you are interested in booking ice time, please call us at 613-580-4765, ext. 32047 or for great deals, visit Last Minute Ice Bookings.

Hours of Operation

Ray Friel Wave Pool Grand Opening is June 24, 2017. Come join us for FREE swimming!

Saturday June 24
Public Swim, 11 am to 1 pm
Wave Swim, 1 pm to 5 pm
Lane Swim, 5 pm to 6 pm

Sunday June 25
Lane Swim, 8 am to 9 am
Public Swim, 9 am to 11 am
Wave Swim, 11 am to 4 pm

Hot Tub and Sauna Hours
Monday to Friday, 6 am to 9:45 am and noon to 4 pm
Monday, 6 pm to 9 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:15 pm to 9 pm
Wednesday, 4 pm to 6 pm and 7:15 pm to 8 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday 6 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, 8 am to 9 am  and 11 am to 6 pm
Sunday 8 am to 4 pm

​Fitness Centre
Monday to Friday, 6 am to 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm

Registered Programs

To find registered programs from across the City, consult the Recreation Guide.

To find registered programs at this facility, visit JOINOttawa.

Drop-in Programs

Browse the listing of drop-in activities

Rentals and Bookings

Browse the listing of rental spaces


Ray Friel Wave Pool Grand Opening is June 24. Come join us for free swimming!

Includes sauna, whirlpool, Masters Swim Club and more than 40 aquafit classes weekly. Swimming schedules include family, leisure, lane swims and wave swims.

​Fitness Centre


Atlantis Precision Series selectorized machines
Free weights and accessories

Over 30 pieces of cardio equipment including:

  • Steppers
  • Treadmills
  • Ellipticals
  • Bikes (upright and recumbent)
  • Rowing machines
  • Precor AMT’s
  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Flat-screen LCD TV’s

Complimentary Initial Fitness Orientation

Birthday Parties

Please note, these packages are for the Ray Friel Recreation Complex only. There are five themes to choose from :

  1. Wave Swim Package: $124.80
    • Enjoy a one-hour wave swim suitable for school aged children.
  2. Leisure Swim Package: $117.70
    • Children will enjoy this one-hour relaxing swim while playing with toys. (Suitable for younger children)
  3. Skating Package: $117.70
    • Fifty minutes of ice-skating is the best way to work up an appetite. Children are encouraged to wear helmets.
  4. Little Ray’s Reptiles: $285.55
    • Little Ray’s will take your party on a trip around the world showing you animals found as close as your own backyard to as far away as Australia. These dynamic presentations are hand on, interactive, thoroughly educational and of course fun. Your group can expect to see about 10 to 12 animals including snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, tarantulas, scorpions and a crocodilian.
  5. Radical Science: $257
    • This science party is a Gas! Tons of bubbling, popping and fizzing fun. Uncover the many different ways carbon dioxide gas is formed - and how can we catch it! Suitable silliness for ages 6 to 12! Take-home chemistry experiment included!

Birthday parties include:

  • Admission for eight children and unlimited adults ($5 per extra child)
  • Life jackets for the pool parties
  • Two pizzas and eight soft drinks or juice boxes
  • Bring your own cake
  • Our Host or Hostess will:
  • Decorate the party room
  • Serve food
  • Clean up after the party

*Additional fees for extra children and extra food.

Note: all pool and skating parties are with the general public.

For more information please contact us at 613-613-580-4765 ext. 32064.

Accessibility Information

The accessibility features of this facility are detailed below. While the City of Ottawa is constantly working to improve access, please note that not all parts of every facility are necessarily 'accessible for all' as facilities were built to meet accessibility standards of their time.


  • 20 designated accessible parking spaces
  • 5 metres from parking space to the door

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Access aisle
  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator


  • 3 accessible entrance
  • Ramp
  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Automatic door opener
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator


  • Automatic door access to interior areas, with the exception of all arena change rooms and the men's pool change room
  • All public spaces on accessible path of travel
  • Ramps or elevators to all levels
  • Accessible seating available

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces
  • Marmoleum flooring


  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage
  • Large lettering


  • Accessible washrooms
  • Automatic door opener
  • Lowered drinking fountains
  • Large stalls to allow transfers


  • Access to all floors
  • Wide doorway
  • Located near the main entrance
  • Raised and Braille lettering


  • Volume control identified with clear signage
  • Accessible path


  • Stairs with no-slip surface
  • Good colour contrast
  • Continuous hand rails


  • 1 Pool, temperature 83 to 86˚F
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool. 103 to 105˚F temperature 
  • Ramp access
  • Zero entry access point
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Depth of pool 0 to 3 meters
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Lowered water fountain

Pool and Fitness Change Room

  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Roll-in shower access in family change room
  • Seat in the shower
  • Universal (gender-neutral) changeroom
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall
  • Automatic door opener 

Fitness / Weight Room

  • Accessible cardio equipment. Ie. Recumbent Bike
  • Acessible weight equipment. Ie. Hand Rower
  • Automatic door opener 
  • Marmoleum flooring
  • Accessible route through weightroom
  • Easy access to weight/cardio equipment

Fitness Change room

  • Barrier free stalls
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall
  • Automatic door opener 



Learn more about special needs and accessible services.