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Gyms and fitness centres

COVID-19 safety measures at City facilities

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following safety measures are in place at City facilities:

  • Physical distancing of 2 metres is required at all times. Room capacities have been reduced to accommodate.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations are available and frequent handwashing is encouraged.
  • Masks are required when entering the facility, in common areas, lobbies, washrooms, changerooms and hallways. Masks are not required in workout areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols have been implemented.

Terry Fox Athletic Facility is now open for individual and groups for drop in, membership and rentals. There are no longer restrictions related to affiliation with National and Provincial organizations.

Weight and cardio room safety measures

  • Clients must reserve a 1.5-hour workout time through the City’s online booking tool, which will be available online in the coming days.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting will take place after each 1.5-hour session.
  • Some workout stations or cardio equipment will be closed to ensure physical distancing.
  • Signage to direct the flow of traffic and encourage physical distancing will be posted.
  • Clients will receive an individual bottle of sanitizer to wipe down equipment after each use.
  • Clients will need to conduct a health screening and assumption of risk upon arrival at the facility.
  • Clients must arrive in their workout attire as change rooms are closed at some locations.
  • Showers will also remain closed at this time.
  • High touch-point equipment will not be available for use:
    • Foam rollers
    • Bands
    • Medicine balls
    • Stability balls
    • BOSU
    • Skipping ropes
    • Yoga mats/blocks/straps/tune-up balls
    • Fans (except for venting out)
    • Rowing machines
    • Aerodyne bikes

Reserve your spot for weight and cardio room sessions

Reservation process

The online booking tool is not yet available. Clients will be able to reserve their spot online up to two days in advance. The nine weight and cardio rooms listed in the charts below are scheduled to open on August 4.

Please review the COVID-19 safety measures at City facilities information before reserving your space.

Important information to note

  • The weight and cardio schedules listed in the charts below are a general overview of each facility’s fitness schedules.
  • When you click on the facility name to reserve your space below (links available soon), the only schedules that will display are for weight and cardio times that have spaces available for reservation.
  • You can reserve spaces for members of your direct family only.
  • You are allowed to reserve a maximum of one space per day.
  • Clients who are unable to reserve a spot online are able to call the facility directly or make a walk-in reservation on the day of, if there are available spaces remaining. In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to avoid disappointment, we strongly encourage you to reserve your space online.
  • Reservations can be made up to two days in advance.
  • Online reservations will close two hours prior to the workout time.
  • Payment can be made on-site. Payment using debit or credit is preferred to limit the spread of COVID-19, but cash will also be accepted.
  • Given that there are a limited number of spots available, clients can only reserve one session per day. We also ask that you please cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend.

Schedules

  Day(s) Time(s)

Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans
613-580-9600 extension 32821

Reserve a spot at
Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex – Orléans

Visit facility web page

Monday to Friday
Weight room only - no cardio access

8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
4:15 - 5:45 pm,
6 - 7:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday
Weight room only - no cardio access

9:15 - 10:45 am,
11 am - 12:30 pm,
12:45 - 2:15 pm,
2:30 - 4 pm

CARDELREC Recreation Complex Goulbourn
613-580-2532

Reserve a spot at CARDELREC
Recreation Complex Goulbourn

Visit facility web page

Monday to Friday 8 - 9:30 am,
10 - 11:30 am,
11:45 am - 1:15 pm,
3 - 4:30 pm,
5 - 6:30 pm,
6:45 - 8:15 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 - 11:30 am
11:45 am - 1:15 pm,
1:45 - 3:15 pm,
3:45 - 5:15 pm

Greenboro Community Centre
613-580-2805

Reserve a spot at Greenboro Community Centre

Visit facility web page

Monday to Friday 8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 1 pm,
4:45 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 1 pm,
1:15 - 2:45 pm,
3 - 4:30 pm

Heron Road Community Centre
613-247-4808 ext. 0

Reserve a spot at Heron Road Community Centre

Visit facility web page

Monday to Friday 8:30 - 10 am,
10:15 - 11:45 am,
4:30 - 6 pm,
6:15 - 7:45 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am - noon,
12:15 - 1:45 pm

Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool
613-580-9677

Reserve a spot at Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool

Visit facility web page

Monday to Friday 8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 1 pm,
3 - 4:30 pm,
4:45 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9 - 10:30 am,
10:45 am - 12:15 pm,
12:30 - 2 pm

Plant Recreation Centre
613-232-3000

Reserve a spot at Plant Recreation Centre

Visit facility web page

Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Friday
8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 1 pm,
4:45 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 8 pm 
Thursday 9 - 10:30 am,
10:45 am - 12:15 pm,
4 - 5:30 pm,
5:45pm-7:15pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:15 - 10:45 am,
11 am - 12:30 pm,
12:45 - 2:15 pm,
2:30 - 4 pm

Ray Friel Recreation Complex
613-580-4765

Reserve a spot at Ray Friel Recreation Complex

Visit facility web page

Monday to Friday
Elevator out of order

8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
4:15 - 5:45 pm,
6 - 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday
Elevator out of order
9:15 - 10:45 am,
11 am - 12:30 pm,
12:45 - 2:15 pm,
2:30 - 4 pm

Richcraft Recreation Complex - Kanata
613-580-9696

Reserve a spot at Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata

Visit facility web page

Monday to Friday

8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 -11:15 am,
11:30 am – 1 pm,
4:15 - 5:45 pm,
6 - 7:30 pm 

Saturday and Sunday 8:15 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11:30 am,
11:45 am - 1:15 pm,
1:30 - 3 pm

Walter Baker Sports Centre
613-580-2788

Reserve a spot at Walter Baker Sports Centre

Visit facility web page

Monday to Friday
Weight and cardio
8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
4 - 5:30 pm,
5:45 - 7:15 pm             
Monday to Friday
Weight only
8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
4 - 5:30 pm,
5:45 - 7:15 pm                  
Saturday and Sunday
Weight and cardio
10 - 11:30 am,
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Saturday and Sunday
Weight only
10 - 11:30 am,
11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Fees and memberships

Fitness memberships

Information regarding the extension of fitness memberships will be coming soon.

COVID-19 Cancellation credits and refunds.

The City of Ottawa is undergoing a phased reopening of services and programs impacted by COVID-19. Learn more about Ottawa’s reopening plan and new safety measures.

2020 drop-in fees

  • Youth, student or senior: $8
  • Adult: $9.25

2020 multi-visit pass

Budget how often you plan to work out. A multi-visit pass gives you access to a single fitness activity. Choose between weight/cardio, group fitness, aquafitness, racquet sports or indoor cycling classes. The pass excludes public swimming and skating. The pass is valid for one year after the date of purchase.

Prices include HST.

  • 10-visit pass for youth, students or seniors: $68.50
  • 20-visit pass for youth, students or seniors: $126
  • 10-visit pass for adults: $84.50
  • 20-visit pass for adults: $153

2020 membership fees

HST is included.

All inclusive membership fee for Class A facilities

1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year

Youth (13 to 18), full-time student or senior (65 and older)

$71.25 $140.50 $260.50 $449.75
Adult (19 to 64) $87.50 $172.25 $318.50

$553

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

$116 $311.75 $572

$996

All inclusive membership fee for Class B facilities

1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year

Youth (13 to 18), full-time student or senior (65 and older)

$68 $134.75 $248.50 $451.75
Adult (19 to 64) $80.75

$160.25

$294.75 $534

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

$103 $286.75 $528.25

$959.25

Pick one membership

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

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

HST is included in the fees.

Pick one membership for Class A facilities

1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year

Youth (13 to 18), full-time student or senior (65 and older)

$54.50 $108 $197.50 $357.75
Adult (19 to 64) $67.50 $134.50 $245.50 $445.75

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

$109 $241.25 $441.25 $801.50

Pick one membership for Class B facilities

1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year
Youth (13 to 18), full-time student or senior (65 and older) $24.75

$48.25

$88 $159.50
Adult (19 to 64) $44.50.

$88

$159.75 $288.50

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

$76.25 $157.75 $283.75 $519.50

2020 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

1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year
Youth (13 to 18), full-time student or senior (65 and older):  $54.50  $108  $197.50  $357.75
Adult (19 to 64)  $67.50  $134.50  $245.50  $445.75

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

$109

$241.25 $441.25 $801.50

Combined aquafitness and swimming membership

1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year
Youth (13 to 18), full-time student or senior (65 and older):  $60.25 $119.75  $219.25  $397.50
Adult (19 to 64)  $75  $149  $272.75

$495

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

$115.50 $268 $489.50 $890.50

2020 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 skating membership fees

Age 1 year 6 months 3 months 1 month
Children three to four years old $58 $38.50 $21.75 $11
Five years and older, youth, students, adults and seniors $130 $72.50 $39.75 $21.25
Household: Up to two related adults, with or without their child(ren) all living at the same address. Children must be age 25 or younger. $334.75 $199.50 $117.25 $63

Specialized skating membership fees

Activity Age 6 months 3 months 1 month
Figure and Speed Skating 5 to 17 years
18 years and older
$72.50
$167
$39.75
$91
$21.25
$46.50
Shinny hockey 5 to 17 years and students $72.50 $39.75 $21.25
Pick up hockey 18 years and older $167 $91 $46.50

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.
  • Join anytime and pay in full up front or monthly. 

How to get a corporate or group membership

In person registration at recreation facilities or client services is not currently available due to COVID-19 closures.

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

All recreation and cultural facilities, including recreation complexes, community centers, arenas, swimming pools, theatres and museums are closed until further notice.

Later this month, the City of Ottawa will begin a phased reopening of services and programs impacted by COVID-19. More details will be provided as services resume. Learn more about Ottawa’s reopening plan and new safety measures.

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 Traning 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