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.

Hours

Sunday : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday : 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday : 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday : 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday : 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday : 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hours details

Holiday hours

  • Monday, October 10, 8 am to 4 pm

Location and contact

1490 Youville Drive
Ottawa ON K1C 2X8

Customer service
613-580-9600 extension 32821

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

Notifications

Holiday hours may be in effect for Thanksgiving

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 swim and aquafit starting September 19
  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
Lane swim 6 - 8 am,  10 am - noon  10 am - 1 pm,  9 - 10 pm  6 - 8 am,  10 am - 1 pm 10 am - 1 pm,  9:30 - 10:30 pm 6 - 8 am,  11 am - 1 pm n/a n/a
Public swim  (therapeutic pool only) n/a 10 - 11 am,  9 - 10 pm n/a 10 - 11 am,  9:30 - 10:30 pm 7:30 - 8:30 pm 2:30 - 4 pm 1:30 - 4 pm
Public swim (25 m pool only) n/a n/a n/a 1 - 4 pm 7:30 - 8:30 pm 1:30 - 4 pm 1:30 - 4 pm
Aqua general - deep 8 - 8:55 am,  9 - 9:55 am,  7:30 - 8:25 pm 8 - 8:55 am,  9 - 9:55 am 8 - 8:55 am,  9 - 9:55 am 8 - 8:55 am,  9 - 9:55 am 8 - 8:55 am,  9 - 9:55 am 8 - 8:55 am n/a
Aqua general - shallow 8 - 8:55 am,  9 - 9:55 am,  7:30 - 8:25 pm 8 - 8:55 am,  9 - 9:55 am 8 - 8:55 am,  9 - 9:55 am 8 - 8:55 am,  9 - 9:55 am 8 - 8:55 am,  9 - 9:55 am 8 - 8:55 am 8 - 8:55 am
Aqua general - lite (therapeutic pool only) n/a 1 - 1:55 pm n/a 1 - 1:55 pm n/a n/a n/a
Aqua general (therapeutic pool only) n/a n/a n/a 7 - 7:55 am n/a n/a n/a

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 weight and cardio schedule starting September 6
  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
Cardio and weight room *no reservation  6 am – 9 pm  6 am – 9 pm  6 am – 9 pm  6 am – 9 pm  6 am – 9 pm  8 am – 6 pm  8 am – 6 pm 

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 group fitness schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Pilates n/a n/a 9 – 9:55 am n/a Noon – 12:55 pm n/a n/a
Cardio and strength 10:30 – 11:25 am 4:30 – 5:25 pm 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 n/a  9:15 – 10:10 am, 6:45 – 7:40 pm n/a n/a 9 – 9:55 am
Indoor cycling 8:30 – 9:25 am 6:30 - 7:25 am 8:30 – 9:25 am 6:30 - 7:25 am 8:30 – 9:25 am n/a n/a
Yoga 9:15 – 10:10 am 10:30 – 11:25 am n/a 10:30 – 11:25 am 10:30 – 11:25 am 9 – 9:55 am n/a
HIIT n/a n/a 10:30 – 11:25 am, 4:30 – 5:25 pm n/a 9:15 – 10:10 am n/a n/a
Strength 6:45 – 7:40 pm, 4:30 – 5:25 pm 9:15 – 10:10 am 6:45 – 7:40 pm n/a 4:30 – 5:25 pm  10:15 – 11:10 am n/a
20/20/20 n/a n/a n/a 4:30 – 5:25 pm n/a n/a n/a

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 racquet sports schedule starting September 6
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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 am – 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 am – 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 - 7 am, 7 - 8 am, 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am, 11 am - noon, Noon - 1 pm, 1 - 2 pm, 2 - 3 pm,  3 - 4 pm, 4 - 5 pm, 5 - 6 pm, 6 - 7 pm, 7 - 8 pm, 8 - 9 pm 6 - 7 am, 7 - 8 am, 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am, 11 am - noon, Noon - 1 pm, 1 - 2 pm, 2 - 3 pm,  3 - 4 pm, 4 - 5 pm, 5 - 6 pm, 6 - 7 pm, 7 - 8 pm, 8 - 9 pm 6 - 7 am, 7 - 8 am, 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am, 11 am - noon, Noon - 1 pm, 1 - 2 pm, 2 - 3 pm,  3 - 4 pm, 4 - 5 pm, 5 - 6 pm, 6 - 7 pm, 7 - 8 pm, 8 - 9 pm 6 - 7 am, 7 - 8 am, 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am, 11 am - noon, Noon - 1 pm, 1 - 2 pm, 2 - 3 pm,  3 - 4 pm, 4 - 5 pm, 5 - 6 pm, 6 - 7 pm, 7 - 8 pm, 8 - 9 pm 6 - 7 am, 7 - 8 am, 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am, 11 am - noon, Noon - 1 pm, 1 - 2 pm, 2 - 3 pm,  3 - 4 pm, 4 - 5 pm, 5 - 6 pm, 6 - 7 pm, 7 - 8 pm, 8 - 9 pm 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am, 11 am - 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 am - noon, Noon - 1 pm, 1 - 2 pm, 2 - 3 pm,  3 - 4 pm, 4 - 5 pm, 5 - 6 pm

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 changes will be reflected in the online reservation process.

Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans - drop-in skate starting September 1
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Public skating 2 - 2:50 pm n/a n/a n/a 7:30 - 8:20 pm,  8:30 - 9:20 pm n/a 1 - 1:50 pm,  2 - 2:50 pm
Family skate n/a n/a n/a 10 - 10:50 am  n/a n/a n/a
50+ skate n/a n/a 2 - 2:50 pm 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.

Recreation Guide

Join Ottawa: Bob MacQuarrie

Amenities and features

  • Changerooms – gender-neutral
  • Changerooms – gender-specific
  • Washrooms – gender-neutral
  • Washrooms – gender-specific
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Free parking
  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking
  • Public computers
  • Separate shallow pool
  • Hot tub

Accessibility features

  • Change rooms
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Entrance/Exit
  • Pool
  • Reception desks
  • Signage
  • Stairs
  • Telephone
  • Washrooms