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 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 8:30 pm
Hot Tub and Steam Room Hours
Monday 8:30 am to 3 pm 6 pm to 9 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am to 2:30 pm 6 pm to 9 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am to 3 pm 6 pm to 9 pm
Thursday 7:30 am to 2:30 pm 6 pm to 9 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday 11:30 am to 4 pm 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Sunday 11:30 am to 4 pm 6:30 pm to 8 pm
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

 Booking 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


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 yrs

13-17 yrs


18+ yrs

Table Tennis


7:30 pm -

9 pm

Starting October 6 to December 22 $2.50 $2.75 $3.25


9 am - 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 features:

  • Accessbility Features
  • Free Public Wi-Fi
  • Facility has a Male Change room
  • Facility has a Female Change room
  • Facility has a Universal Change room
  • Two full-size arenas - Surgenor Buick Arena and GMC Arena with spectator seating
  • Lap Training Pool 25 m x 18 m; 8 lanes; 84o F
  • Diving Pool 18 m x 12 m; 1m and 3m diving boards; 84o F
  • Teaching Pool 18 m x 9.3 m; ramp entry; 88 o F
  • Kiddie Whale Pool 10 m x 5 m; 92 o F
  • Hot Tub with massage jets; 103 o F
  • Steam room; large with two-level seating
  • Fitness Centre with cardio and weight equipment, cable machines, certified personal trainers available on request
  • Cardio theatre entertainment system and televisions with mirrored walls in fitness centre
  • Multi-purpose programming rooms available for rental space

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