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Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans

This multipurpose facility provides users with a wide selection of services and amenities including a six-lane pool, diving boards and therapeutic pool.

The complex also houses the Elizabeth Manley Figure Skating Arena, the Roger Sénécal Arena, squash and racquetball courts and a fitness center. A variety of recreation programs are offered including fitness, fitness classes, summer camps, indoor cycling, aqua fitness, swimming lessons and general interest programs.

1490 Youville Drive
Ottawa, ON K1C 2X8

Customer service
613-580-9600 extension 32821
bmrco@ottawa.ca

Hall rental: bmrco@ottawa.ca
Ice rental: sports@ottawa.ca

Please contact the facility by phone or email for information on opening hours and washroom availability.

  • On site parking
  • Public computers

You are encouraged to reserve a space for drop-in programs online in advance. In-person walk-in reservations will be accepted when space allows. Please also see Drop-in activities.

Details:

  • Select the button below to reserve your spot. Available sessions for the next two days will be displayed in green.
  • Reserve your space as of 6 pm for up to two days in advance.
  • Please arrive on time for your program.
    • Instructional based programs: Late arrivals may not be permitted to join after the start of the class.
    • For all other drop-in activities: Your spot will be reserved up to 10 minutes after the session has started. If you arrive later than 10 minutes after your scheduled start time, your spot may be given to another individual or your visit may be cut short.
  • If you are unable to reserve a spot online, you can make a walk-in reservation on the day of, if there are spaces remaining. To avoid disappointment, we strongly encourage you to reserve your space online.
  • Payment can be made on-site. Please note our pin pads do not currently accept "tap".
  • You can book a maximum of:
    • 6 spaces at a time for public swims.
    • 2 spaces at a time for cardio and weight sessions, lane swims, older adult activities, and sports drop-ins.
    • 4 spaces at a time for public skating

Helpful info:

The schedules listed in the charts below are subject to change.

Holiday hours and programs may vary. Changes will be reflected through the booking process.

Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans spring drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 6 – 8 am,
10 am – 1 pm
10 am – 1 pm,
8 – 9 pm
6 – 8 am,
10 am – 1 pm
10 am – 1 pm,
8:45 – 9:45 pm
6 – 8 am,
10 am – 1 pm
n/a n/a
Aqua general -
Shallow
8 – 9 am,
9 – 10 am,
7:15 – 8:15 pm
8 – 9 am,
9 – 10 am
8 – 9 am,
9 – 10 am
8 – 9 am,
9 – 10 am
8 – 9 am,
9 – 10 am
8 – 9 am 8 – 9 am
Aqua general -
Deep
8 – 9 am,
9 – 10 am
8 – 9 am,
9 – 10 am
8 – 9 am,
9 – 10 am
8 – 9 am,
9 – 10 am
8 – 9 am,
9 – 10 am
8 – 9 am n/a
Aqua lite warm pool 7 – 8 am 7 – 8 am,
1 – 2 pm
7 – 8 am 7 – 8 am,
1 – 2 pm
n/a n/a n/a
Public swim n/a 1 – 4 pm n/a 1 – 4 pm 7:45 – 8:45 pm 1:30 – 4 pm 1:30 – 4 pm
Public swim -
Therapeutic pool
n/a 10 – 11 am,
8 – 9 pm
n/a 10 – 11 am,
Noon – 1 pm,
8:45 – 9:45 pm
n/a 2:45 - 4 pm 1:30 – 4 pm
Cardio and weight
room
6:15 - 7:45 am,
8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 1 pm,
1 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 4 pm,
4 - 5:30 pm,
5:45 - 7:15 pm,
7:30 - 9 pm
6:15 - 7:45 am,
8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 1 pm,
1 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 4 pm,
4 - 5:30 pm,
5:45 - 7:15 pm,
7:30 - 9 pm
6:15 - 7:45 am,
8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 1 pm,
1 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 4 pm,
4 - 5:30 pm,
5:45 - 7:15 pm,
7:30 - 9 pm
6:15 - 7:45 am,
8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 1 pm,
1 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 4 pm,
4 - 5:30 pm,
5:45 - 7:15 pm,
7:30 - 9 pm
6:15 - 7:45 am,
8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 1 pm,
1 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 4 pm,
4 - 5:30 pm,
5:45 - 7:15 pm,
7:30 - 9 pm
8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 1 pm,
1:15 - 2:45 pm,
3 - 4:30 pm,
4:45 - 6:15 pm
8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am - 1 pm,
1:15 - 2:45 pm,
3 - 4:30 pm,
4:45 - 6:15 pm
Pilates  n/a  n/a  9 - 9:55 am n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a 
Cardio  n/a  4:30 - 5:25 pm n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a 
Cardio and strength  10:30 - 11:25 am n/a  n/a  n/a   n/a  n/a  n/a 
Cardio and strength
50+ 
Noon - 12:55 pm n/a  Noon - 12:55 pm n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a 
Zumba  n/a  6:45 - 7:40 pm n/a  10:30 - 11:25 am,
6:45 - 7:40 pm
n/a  n/a  9 - 9:55 am
Indoor cycling  8:30 – 9:25 am 7 – 7:55 am 8:30 – 9:25 am 7 – 7:55 am 8:30 – 9:25 am 9:30 - 10:25 am   n/a 
Yoga  9:15 - 10:10 am 9:15 - 10:10 am n/a  9:15 - 10:10 am 9:15 - 10:10 am 9 – 9:55 am n/a 
HIIT  n/a  n/a  10:30 - 11:25 am n/a  10:30 - 11:25 am n/a   n/a 
Strength  6:45 - 7:40 pm 10:30 - 11:25 am 18:45 - 19:40 pm 16:30 - 17:25 pm  n/a  10:15 - 11:15 am n/a 
Racquetball -  courts
4, 6,  and 8 
6:15 - 7:15 am,
7:15 – 8:15 am,
8:15 - 9:15 am,
9:15 – 10:15 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
11:15 am – 12:15 pm,
12:15 – 1:15 pm,
1:15 – 2:15 pm,
2:15 – 3:15 pm,
3:15 – 4:15 pm,
4:15 – 5:15 pm,
5:15 – 6:15 pm,
6:15 - 7:15 pm,
7:15 – 8:15 pm
6:15 - 7:15 am,
7:15 – 8:15 am,
8:15 - 9:15 am,
9:15 – 10:15 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
11:15 am – 12:15 pm,
12:15 – 1:15 pm,
1:15 – 2:15 pm,
2:15 – 3:15 pm,
3:15 – 4:15 pm,
4:15 – 5:15 pm,
5:15 – 6:15 pm,
6:15 - 7:15 pm,
7:15 – 8:15 pm
6:15 - 7:15 am,
7:15 – 8:15 am,
8:15 - 9:15 am,
9:15 – 10:15 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
11:15 am – 12:15 pm,
12:15 – 1:15 pm,
1:15 – 2:15 pm,
2:15 – 3:15 pm,
3:15 – 4:15 pm,
4:15 – 5:15 pm,
5:15 – 6:15 pm,
6:15 - 7:15 pm,
7:15 – 8:15 pm
6:15 - 7:15 am,
7:15 – 8:15 am,
8:15 - 9:15 am,
9:15 – 10:15 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
11:15 am – 12:15 pm,
12:15 – 1:15 pm,
1:15 – 2:15 pm,
2:15 – 3:15 pm,
3:15 – 4:15 pm,
4:15 – 5:15 pm,
5:15 – 6:15 pm,
6:15 - 7:15 pm,
7:15 – 8:15 pm
6:15 - 7:15 am,
7:15 – 8:15 am,
8:15 - 9:15 am,
9:15 – 10:15 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
11:15 am – 12:15 pm,
12:15 – 1:15 pm,
1:15 – 2:15 pm,
2:15 – 3:15 pm,
3:15 – 4:15 pm,
4:15 – 5:15 pm,
5:15 – 6:15 pm,
6:15 - 7:15 pm,
7:15 – 8:15 pm
8 – 9 am,
9 – 10 am,
10 – 11 am,
11 – noon,
Noon – 1 pm,
1 – 2 pm,
2 – 3 pm,
 3 – 4 pm,
4 – 5 pm,
5 – 6 pm
8 – 9 am,
9 – 10 am,
10 – 11 am,
11 – noon,
Noon – 1 pm,
1 – 2 pm,
2 – 3 pm,
 3 – 4 pm,
4 – 5 pm,
5 – 6 pm
Squash -  courts 1, 2,
3,  5, and 7 
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
 3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:30 – 8:30 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
 3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:30 – 8:30 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
 3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:30 – 8:30 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
 3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:30 – 8:30 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
 3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:30 – 8:30 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 – 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 – 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm     

Public skating at indoor arenas

  • Payment for public skating is accepted in exact change only.
  • Skate sessions are 50 minutes long.
  • No spectators are permitted except for one parent or guardian.
  • Children aged 10 and under must be accompanied by one parent or guardian – on-ice or as a spectator.

The schedules listed in the charts below are subject to change. Holiday hours and programs may vary.

The following dates may have cancellations or changes to our regular schedule. The changes will be reflected in the online reservation process.

  • April 30
  • May 16 and 23
Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans spring drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Public skating 2 – 2:50 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a 2 – 2:50 pm,
3 - 3:50 pm
n/a
Family skating 1 – 1:50 pm n/a 11 – 11:50 am n/a n/a n/a n/a
Skating 50+ n/a n/a 10 – 10:50 am n/a n/a n/a n/a

For ice rental information and availability, please email sports@ottawa.ca.

For hall rental information and availability, please email bmrco@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-9600.

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

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

Facility includes:

  • Therapeutic pool, warm water with accessible personal pool lift
  • Elizabeth Manley International Skating Centre
  • Roger Sénécal Arena

Fitness Centre

  • Cardio theatre
  • Weight room
  • Aerobic studio
  • Indoor cycling room
  • Six squash courts
  • Three racquetball courts

Halls

Eight meeting rooms and halls

Accessibility features

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

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

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Access aisle
  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator

Entrance/Exit

  • 3 accessible entrances
  • Entrances marked with the International Symbol of Accessibility
  • Ramp
  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Automatic door opener
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator

Interior

  • Automatic door access to interior areas
  • All public spaces on accessible path of travel
  • Ramps or elevators to all levels
  • Accessible seating available
  • Wheelchair available to patrons

Reception desk

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair
  • Swipe access from seated position

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces
  • Low pile carpet

Signage

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

Washrooms

  • Accessible washroom on all floors
  • Automatic door opener
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Large stalls to allow transfers

Elevator/Lift 

  • Access to all floors
  • Wide doorway
  • Visible and audible door indicators
  • Raised and Braille lettering

Telephone

  • Hearing aid compatible public phone (with volume control)
  • Phone equipped with a telecommunications device for the deaf (TT/TTY/TDD)
  • Accessible path

Stairs

  • Stairs with no-slip surface
  • Good colour contrast
  • Continuous hand rails

Pool

  • 2 Pools
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool. 88 to 90°F, 31°C to 32°C temperature  
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Lift equipped (1 portable PAL lift, 1 hydraulic lift) 
  • Weight limit of pool lift 300lbs and 450lbs
  • Pool depth at lift access 1.07m
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool

Pool Change Room

  • 8 barrier free stalls
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Child change tables
  • Adult change tables
  • Universal (gender-neutral) change room
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall

Fitness / Weight Room

  • Accessible cardio equipment
  • Accessible weight equipment
  • Automatic door opener 
  • Fitness room on both floors
  • Accessible route through weight room
  • Easy access to weight/cardio equipment
  • Lowered water fountain

Fitness Change Room

  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Automatic door opener 

Learn more about Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.