Walter Baker Sports Centre

100 Malvern Drive
Ottawa, ON  K2J 2G5 
Phone: 613-580-2788

For information about recreation programs offered across Ottawa, browse the Recreation eGuide PDF or visit  JOINOttawa.

Check out our public swimming, skating schedulesfitness schedules and aquafitness schedules. 

Accessibility Features

*Statutory Holidays Exempt

Customer Service and Fitness Centre Hours


Monday to Friday  6:30 am to 10:00 pm 
Saturday and Sundays 8 am to 8:30 pm
Facility Closed October 10 (Thanksgiving Day)

ServiceOttawa Services

Pet registration, parking ticket payments, bus tickets and bus passes (excluding Presto) are available at this location, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm (Holidays exempt)

Payments made after 5 pm will be processed the following business day.

For other City Services please visit us online at, call 3-1-1 or visit a ServiceOttawa Client Service Centre.

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 Booking Times
Day Times
Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 8:30 pm 
Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 7 pm

Personal Training

Let our certified and professional trainers assist you in reaching your health and fitness goals. Individualized programs for beginners, weight loss and general conditioning are available. For ages 13 years and older.  Please register at Customer Service. 

Personal Training Fees
Type Adult price Senior price
One-on-One (includes Aquatics) $60.25 $54.25
Semi-private (2 people) $46.25 per person $41.75 per person
Small group (3 to 4 people) $23.25 per person $21 per person

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

Drop-In Programs

Jockvale Elementary School  101 Malvern Drive  

Information: 613- 580-2424 ext. 41555

Drop-in Programs





5-12 years

13-17 years




9 am to 1 pm Year Round $2.50 $2.75 $3.25

Pool and Hall Rentals

For pool and 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 . To submit an online booking request, please visit  

Walter Baker Sports Centre - Facility features:

  • Free Public Wi-Fi
  • Facility has a Male Change room
    Facility has a Female Change room
    Facility has a Universal Change room

  • Surgenor Barrhaven Buick Arena and Surgenor Barrhaven GMC Arena
    • Two full-size arenas with spectator seating
  • Lap Training Pool 25 m x 18 m
    • 8 lanes
    • 0.81m to 1.73m deep
    • Accessible for the disabled
    • 84o F
  • Diving Pool 18 m x 12 m
    • 1m and 3m diving boards
    • 4.3m deep
    • 84o F
  • Teaching Pool 18 m x 9.3 m
    • Accessible for the disabled with Ramp entry
    • 0.77m to 0.86m Deep
    • 88 o F
  • Kiddie Whale Pool 10 m x 5 m
    • Waterfall and large umbrella fountain
    • Accessible for the disabled with ramp entry
    • 0 to 0.4m deep
    • 92 o F
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool 4.6 m x 3.7 m
    • Massage jets above seat level
    • Square shaped
    • 103 o F
  • Steam room
    • Large steam rooms with two-level seating
  • Weight Room/Cardio Room (two separate rooms)
    • Free weights, treadmills, elliptical, bikes, cable machines, rowers and steppers
    • Certified personal trainers available on request
    • Free orientation with purchase of membership
    • Cardio theatre entertainment system and televisions with mirrored walls
  • Aerobic Studios
    • Halls A and B - Independent sound system, large room (3760 square feet)
    • Studio #205 - mirrored studio (1700 square feet)

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