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Walter Baker Sports Centre

The Walter Baker Sports Centre is a large multi-purpose facility located in Ottawa's west end.

Walter Baker Sports Centre features:

  • Two full-size arenas - Surgenor Buick Arena and GMC Arena with spectator seating
  • Lap Training Pool with 8 lanes; 84o F
  • Diving Pool with1m and 3m diving boards; 84o F
  • Teaching Pool 1with ramp entry; 88o F
  • Kiddie Whale Pool; 92o F
  • Hot Tub with massage jets; 103o F
  • Steam room is closed until further notice

Facility Features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking

Location and Contact

100 Malvern Drive
Ottawa, ON K2J 2G5

Phone: 613-580-2788 

WBSC@ottawa.ca

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 6:30 am to 10 pm

Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 8:30 pm

*** Family Day 

Monday, February 20, 2017 
Reduced Hours are  8 am to 5 pm

Surgenor Barrhaven GMCFree Family Day Public Skate on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm!!!

Registered Programs

To browse registered programs available City-wide, visit our online Recreation Guide PDFs.

To search registered programs available at this facility, please visit JOINOttawa.

 

Drop-in Programs


Walter Baker offers a variety of drop-in activities and leisure programs.

Squash Booking 

Four air conditioned squash courts are available for booking.

Members can reserve courts two days in advance (60 minute slots), please provide your membership ID number and phone number at time of reservation. Non-Members can reserve courts 1 day in advance (60 minute slots), please provide your name and telephone number at time of reservation.

Call 613-580-2788 to book your court

Squash Court Booking Times

Monday to Friday from  7:30 am to 8:30 pm 
Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 7 pm

Drop-in Programs at Jockvale Elementary School

101 Malvern Drive  

613- 580-2424 extension 41555

Rentals and Bookings

For hall bookings, rental fees or to receive a detailed information package. Please contact 613-580-2424 ext. 30300 during office hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or by email to sheila.lackie@ottawa.ca .

For pool bookings, rental fees or to receive a detailed information package.  Please contact 613-580-2424 ext. 30305 during office hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm or by email to courtney.haley@ottawa.ca

To submit an online booking request, please visit ottawa.ca/facilities.  

Search all rental spaces at Walter Baker Sports Centre

Aquatic Birthday Party Packages

We offer two themed Aquatic Birthday Party packages: Little Swimmers (3-5 yrs) and Splash Swim Party (6-12 yrs) both offer 1 hour swim before the party and 1 hour in the party room. Rentals are available weekly on Friday evening (Splash Swim Party only), Saturday and Sunday afternoons. For details, fees and reservations, please contact Facility Clerk at 613-580-2424 ext. 30300 or email sheila.lackie@ottawa.ca.

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.

Parking

  • 12 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance
  • 9 metres from parking space to the door

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator

Entrance/Exit

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

Interior

  • Power door access to interior areas
  • Ramps
  • Accessible seating available
  • Wheelchair available for patrons

Reception desks

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces
  • Low pile carpet

Signage

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

Washrooms

  • Washroom with power door opener
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains
  • Large stalls to allow transfers

Elevator/Lift

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

Telephone

  • Hearing aid compatible public phone (with volume control)

Stairs

  • Stairs with no-slip surface
  • Continuous hand rails

Pool

  • Ramp access
  • Zero entry access point
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Lift equipped
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Accessible equipment for the pool

Pool Change Room

  • Barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Child change tables
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls andor adult change tables
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall
  • Accessible equipment

Fitness Change Room

  • Barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Child change tables
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls and/or adult change tables

Learn more about special needs and accessible services.