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Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans

Visit the City News section or the COVID-19: Status of Recreation and Culture services webpage for up to date information on service resumption

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

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

  • On site parking
  • Public computers

Under Step Three of the provincial reopening plan, Recreation and Cultural Services will resume at some locations. New capacity limits and preventative measures will be implemented. Access to most activities will require a reservation in advance.

As of September 22, 2021, you must present proof you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter an indoor recreation facility, as mandated by provincial regulations. Please bring an electronic or hard copy of your vaccination receipt confirming you are fully vaccinated and valid identification, unless you met one of the exemptions listed in the provincial regulations

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 show up no more than 15 minutes prior to your reservation.
  • Your spot is reserved up to 10 minutes after the start of the session.
  • You can reserve one session per day.
  • 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.

Helpful info:

Please note: The schedules listed in the charts below are a general overview.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 6 – 7 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
11 am - noon,
12:15 - 1:15 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
11 am - noon,
12:15 - 1:15 pm,
8:15 - 9:15 pm
6 – 7 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
11 am - noon,
12:15 - 1:15 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
11 am - noon,
12:15 - 1:15 pm,
9 – 10 pm
6 – 7 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
11 am - noon,
12:15 - 1:15 pm
n/a n/a
Public swim –
therapeutic pool only
n/a 8:30 - 9:30 am,
8:15 - 9:15 pm
n/a 8:30 - 9:30 am,
9 – 10 pm
8 – 9 pm 3 – 4 pm 1:45 - 2:45 pm,
3 – 4 pm
Public swim –
25m pool only
n/a 2:45 - 3:45 pm n/a 2:45 - 3:45 pm 8 – 9 pm 1:45 - 2:45 pm,
3 – 4 pm
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
3 – 4 pm
Aquafit –
General deep
7:15 – 8 am,
9:45 - 10:30 am,
7:30 - 8:15 pm
9:45 - 10:30 am 7:15 – 8 am,
9:45 - 10:30 am
9:45 - 10:30 am 7:15 – 8 am,
9:45 - 10:30 am
8 - 8:45 am n/a
Aquafit –
General shallow
7:15 – 8 am,
9:45 - 10:30 am,
7:30 – 8:15 pm
9:45 - 10:30 am 7:15 – 8 am,
9:45 - 10:30 am
9:45 - 10:30 am 7:15 – 8 am,
9:45 - 10:30 am
8 - 8:45 am 8 - 8:45 am
Aquafit – Aqua Lite n/a 1:30 - 2:15 pm n/a 1:30 - 2:15 pm n/a n/a n/a
Cardio and
weight room
6:15 - 7:45 am,
8 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 11:15 am,
11:30 am – 1 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,
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,
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,
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,
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
Dance n/a 6:45 - 7:40 pm n/a 10:30 - 11:25 am,
6:45 - 7:40 pm
n/a n/a 9 – 10 am
Yoga 9:15 - 10:10 am 9:15 - 10:10 am n/a 9:15 - 10:10 am 9:15 - 10:10 am 9 – 10 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 6:45 - 7:40 pm 4:30 - 5:25 pm n/a n/a n/a

Starting October 25

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Racquetball -
courts 4, 6, and 8
10:15 - 11:15 am,
5 - 6 pm,
6:45 - 7:45
10:15 - 11:15 am,
5 - 6 pm,
6:45 - 7:45
10:15 - 11:15 am,
5 - 6 pm,
6:45 - 7:45
10:15 - 11:15 am,
5 - 6 pm,
6:45 - 7:45
10:15 - 11:15 am,
5 - 6 pm,
6:45 - 7:45
9 - 10 am,
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
9 - 10 am,
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Squash -
courts 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7
10:45 - 11:45 am,
4 - 5 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
7 - 8 pm
10:45 - 11:45 am,
4 - 5 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
7 - 8 pm
10:45 - 11:45 am,
4 - 5 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
7 - 8 pm
10:45 - 11:45 am,
4 - 5 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
7 - 8 pm
10:45 - 11:45 am,
4 - 5 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
7 - 8 pm
9:30 - 10:30 am,
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
9:30 - 10:30 am,
11:45 am - 12:45 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.
  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 – 2:50pm
Family Skating n/a n/a 7 - 7:50 pm 10 - 10:50 am n/a n/a n/a
Skating 50+ n/a n/a 2 - 2:50 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a

Some changes are coming to our drop-in reservation process!

  • You will soon be able to view session times in the front desk booking system for a week in advance. This will provide you with the most accurate view of available sessions.
  • Sessions will continue to be available for booking two days in advance.
  • The full schedules in chart format will no longer be posted on ottawa.ca. If you are looking for a full schedule, please feel free to contact the facility of your choice and request a copy be sent to you via email.

We are continuing to make improvements to our booking system to ensure a positive experience for our clients and look forward to more enhancements in the coming months.

For rental availability and information, please call the facility.

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.