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Drop-in activities and weight and cardio rooms

To browse facilities offering fitness programs and reserve your space, visit the drop-in activities webpage.

Fees and memberships

2022 drop-in fees

Fitness

  • Adult fitness $10
  • Senior, youth, student fitness $8.50

Sport 

  • Adult $4.75
  • Child, youth, student, household/family (per person) $3
  • Senior $4.50

Skating

  • Specialty adult and senior $7.25
  • Child, youth, student, adult $3.25
  • Household/family (One to two adults and their children) $8.25
  • Preschool $2.25

Senior centre

  • Per person $2.25

2022 multi-visit passes

The pass is valid for one year after the date of purchase. Prices include HST.

Multi-visit fitness

This multi-visit pass gives you access to a single fitness activity. Choose between weight/cardio, group fitness, aquafitness, racquet sports or indoor cycling classes.

  • 10-visit pass for youth, students or seniors: $73.50
  • 10-visit pass for adults: $90.50

Multi-visit swim

This multi-visit pass gives you access to lane, public and family swimming. Excludes wave swims.

  • 12-visit pass for child, youth or student: $35.40
  • 12-visit pass for seniors: $42
  • 12-visit pass for adults: $56.40

Multi-visit sport

This multi-visit pass gives you access to sports that are available for drop in.

  • 10-visit pass for child, youth or student: $28.50
  • 10-visit pass for seniors: $40
  • 10-visit pass for adults: $42.50

2022 membership fees

The all-inclusive membership includes weight and cardio, aquafitness, swimming (including waves), group fitness, squash and racquetball, indoor cycling and public skating. HST is included.

All-inclusive membership fee for Class A facilities

Adult

  • 1 month $93.50
  • 3 month $184.00
  • 6 month $339.75
  • 1 year $589.75

Youth (13 to 17), full-time student or senior (65 and older)

  • 1 month $76.25
  • 3 month $150.25
  • 6 month $278.00
  • 1 year $479.50

Household/family: Up to two related adults, with or without their child(ren) all living at the same address. Children must be age 25 or younger

  • 1 month $124
  • 3 month $332.75
  • 6 month $610.00
  • 1 year $1,061.75

All-inclusive membership fee for Class B facilities

Adult

  • 1 month $86.50
  • 3 month $171.25
  • 6 month $314.50
  • 1 year $589.75

Youth (13 to 17), full-time student or senior (65 and older)

  • 1 month $72.75
  • 3 month $144.00
  • 6 month $265.00
  • 1 year $479.50

Household/family: Up to two related adults, with or without their child(ren) all living at the same address. Children must be age 25 or younger

  • 1 month $110.00
  • 3 month $305.75
  • 6 month $563.25
  • 1 year $1,022.50

Pick one membership

The pick one membership allows you to participate in one of the following fitness programs:

  • Weight/cardio
  • Group fitness/indoor cycling
  • Squash/racquetball

HST is included in the fees.

"Pick one" membership for Class A facilities

  • Adult
    • 1 Month $72.25
    • 3 Month $143.75
    • 6 Month $262.00
    • Yearly $475.25
  • Youth (13 to 17), full-time student or senior (65 and older)
    • 1 Month $58.25
    • 3 Month $115.25
    • 6 Month $210.75
    • Yearly $381.50
  • Household/family: Up to two related adults, with or without their child(ren) all living at the same address. Children must be age 25 or younger
    • 1 Month $116.25
    • 3 Month $257.50
    • 6 Month $470.75
    • Yearly $854.75

"Pick one" membership for Class B facilities

  • Adult
    • 1 Month $47.75
    • 3 Month $94.00
    • 6 Month $170.50
    • Yearly $307.75
  • Youth (13 to 17), full-time student or senior (65 and older)
    • 1 Month $26.75
    • 3 Month $51.25
    • 6 Month $94.50
    • Yearly $170.75
  • Household/family: Up to two related adults, with or without their child(ren) all living at the same address. Children must be age 25 or younger
    • 1 Month $81.50
    • 3 Month $168.25
    • 6 Month $302.75
    • Yearly $553.75

2022 Aquafitness membership

You can purchase an aquafitness membership, or you may also get a combined aquafitness and swimming membership to take a variety of fitness classes in different depths of water.

Aquafitness membership

Adult

  • 1 month $72.25
  • 3 month $143.75
  • 6 month $262
  • 1 year $475.25

Youth (13 to 17), full-time student or senior (65 and older):

  • 1 month $58.25
  • 3 month $115.25
  • 6 month $210.75
  • 1 year $381.50

Household/family: Up to two related adults, with or without their child(ren) all living at the same address. Children must be age 25 or younger.

  • 1 month $116.25
  • 3 month $257.50
  • 6 month $470.75
  • 1 year $854.75

Combined aquafitness and swimming membership

Adult

  • 1 month $80.25
  • 3 month $159
  • 6 month $291
  • 1 year $527.75

Youth (13 to 17), full-time student or senior (65 and older):

  • 1 month $64.50
  • 3 month $127.75
  • 6 month $233.75
  • 1 year $424

Household/family: Up to two related adults, with or without their child(ren) all living at the same address. Children must be age 25 or younger.

  • 1 month $123.25
  • 3 month $257.50
  • 6 month $522
  • 1 year $949.50

2022 skating membership

Membership fees include HST. Browse more information on skating and where to get a skating membership.

  • General skating membership: Access all City arenas during general public skating sessions.
  • Specialized skating membership: Access specialized skating sessions offered at all City arenas.
  • Upgrade to an all-inclusive membership to access all City fitness facilities and skating sessions.

General public skating membership fees

Preschool: three to four years old

  • 1 month $12.00
  • 3 month $23.50
  • 6 month $41.25

Child (five years and older), student, adult and seniors

  • 1 month $23.00
  • 3 month $42.50
  • 6 month $77.50

Household/family: Up to two related adults, with or without their child(ren) all living at the same address. Children must be age 25 or younger.

  • 1 month $67.50
  • 3 month $125.25
  • 6 month $212.75

Specialized skating membership fees

  • Includes figure and speed skating, shinny hockey (5 to 17 years) and pick-up hockey (18 years and older).

Adult and senior

  • 1 month $49.75
  • 3 month $97.25
  • 6 month $178.25

Child, student and youth

  • 1 month $23.00
  • 3 month $42.50
  • 6 month $77.50

Corporate or group membership

  • Enjoy 20 per cent off a Class A, all-inclusive or pick-one membership for employees or members of participating corporation and groups.
  • Memberships are valid yearly from date of purchase.

How to get a corporate or group membership

As City services resume, you can once again purchase memberships in person at recreation facilities. Browse locations that have reopened on our swimming webpage and on our fitness webpage.

If your company or group is interested in offering a corporate or group membership, please email corporatememberships@ottawa.ca for more information.

Please note: You must employ at least 10 employees or have 10 active members registered.

Facility categories

Facilities are categorized as either "A" or B" based on the number of amenities and programs. In general, class "A" facilities offer a higher number of amenities and programs.

Class A facilities 
  • Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex-Orléans
  • François Dupuis Recreation Centre
  • CARDELREC Recreation Complex Goulbourn
  • Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool
  • Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven
  • Nepean Sportsplex
  • Plant Recreation Centre
  • Ray Friel Recreation Complex
  • Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata
  • St-Laurent Complex
  • Walter Baker Sports Complex
Class B facilities
  • Champagne Fitness Centre
  • Jack Purcell Community Centre
  • Pinecrest Recreation Centre
  • Greenboro Community Centre (no pool)
  • Heron Road Community Centre (no pool)
  • Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre (no pool)

 

Heart Wise Exercise program

Heart Wise Exercise programs are physical activity courses or activities that have low to moderate levels of intensity. They are designed for people who are concerned about their heart health and who want to participate in regular fitness programs. They are also offered to people without heart-related problems.

The programs:

  • Encourage regular, daily aerobic exercise
  • Meet stringent cardiac fitness program requirements identified by the Physical Activity Network Committee
  • Encourage and incorporate warm up, cool down and self-monitoring with all exercise sessions
  • Allow participants to exercise at a safe level
  • Have progressive options to increase intensity if appropriate
  • Accept participants with a known history of cardiac disease (physician approval may be required)
  • Have a documented emergency plan, including requiring current CPR certification, phone access to emergency medical services and access to defibrillators

Look for the Heart Wise Exercise logo in the Recreation eGuide. Programs can be found in youth, special needs, seniors and the fitness and wellness sections. For more information, email anita.findlay@ottawa.ca, or call 613-798-8872.

Heart wise exercise logo

The Heart Wise Exercise program is offered in partnership by the City of Ottawa, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and other community agencies.

Requirements

If you have a chronic condition:

  • talk with your physician about exercise
  • follow exercise guidelines provided by your health care professional

Step with confidence

As easy as 1-2-3!

The Step with Confidence Program Series answers the questions: where do I start, which program or class is right for me and where do I go next?

Programs and classes are sorted into 3 steps or “levels” that progressively increase in intensity, resistance and cardiovascular requirements.

These steps offer something suitable for every level of adults 50+!

Step 1

These programs and classes are offered at a lesser intensity

  • Strength and Balance Older Adult - Lite
  • Stretch and Strength Older Adult - Lite (Heart Wise Exercise)
  • Stretch Older Adult
  • Cardio and Strength Older Adult (Heart Wise Exercise)
  • Aqua General - Lite

Step 2

These programs and classes offer a variety of lower intensity to moderate intensity challenges

  • Balance and Stability Older Adult (Heart Wise Exercise)
  • Strength Training Older Adult (small group)
  • Stretch and Strength 50+
  • Cardio Older Adult - Lite
  • Yoga Older Adult - Lite
  • Pilates Older Adult - Lite

Step 3

These programs are not considered for beginners but those looking to improve their existing level of fitness

  • Pilates Older Adult
  • Nordic Walking Older Adult
  • Yoga Older Adult (Heart Wise Exercise)
  • Party On Older Adult
  • Total Muscle Conditioning (TMC) Older Adult
  • Zumba Gold Older Adult

Free fitness pass - Try It

Visit a participating facility to sign up for a free Try It fitness pass. No appointment needed. Your free pass gives you three visits to participating facilities.

Access

  • Weight and cardio rooms
  • Squash and racquetball courts
  • Aquafitness classes
  • Indoor cycling classes
  • Public skating sessions
  • Group fitness classes

Details

  • Passes begin on your first day of use and must be used within 30 days.
  • Passes can only be used at participating locations.
  • Users must not have been a member of the City of Ottawa fitness within the past six months.
  • Users must be 13 years or older. 

Participating facilities