Canterbury Recreation Complex

The Canterbury Recreation Complex is the ideal place to meet your recreational needs. The facility boasts a 25 metre five lane swimming pool with sauna, an NHL sized ice rink in the Brian Kilrea Arena and the Canterbury Community Centre. Our pool offers a wide selection of aquatic programs including public swims, aquafitness and swimming lessons.

Canterbury Recreation Complex offers a variety of programs for all ages. Through a partnership with the Canterbury Community Association (CCA), children's and adult programs are also available to the Canterbury community. These programs include: an after school program, adult and senior fitness programs, as well as art, dance, martial arts and yoga programs for all ages.

Hours

Sunday : 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday : 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday : 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday : 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday : 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday : 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday : 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Location and contact

2185 Arch Street
Ottawa ON K1G 2H5

Vitual Tour

Community Centre: 613-247-4869
Canterbury Pool: 613-247-4865

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

Notifications

Holiday hours may be in effect for the Christmas break.

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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.

Canterbury Recreation Complex - Swim and aquafit schedule starting September 3
  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
  Lane swim 7 - 9 am, 10 am - 1 pm, 7:30 - 8:30 pm 9 - 10 am, 11 am - 1 pm, 6:30 - 8:30 pm  7:30 - 9 am,  10 am - 1 pm,  8:30 - 9:30 pm 9 - 11 am,  6:30 - 8:30 pm  7 - 9 am, 11 am - 1 pm Noon - 1 pm, 2:30 - 3:30 pm 11 am - 1 pm
Public swim 5:30 - 7:30 pm 10 - 11 am 9 - 10 am n/a n/a 1 - 2:30 pm 1 - 2 pm 
Aquafit - combo 9 - 10 am n/a n/a n/a 9 - 10 am  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.

Canterbury Recreation Complex - Sports schedule starting September 6
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Table tennis  9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am, 11 am - noon, Noon - 1 pm, 1 - 2 pm n/a 9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am, 11 am - noon, Noon - 1 pm, 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a Noon - 1 pm, 1 - 2 pm, 2 - 3 pm, 3 - 4 pm, 4 - 5 pm 2 - 3 pm, 3 - 4 pm, 4 - 5 pm, 5 - 6 pm, 6 - 7 pm, 7 - 8 pm
Basketball - adult n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 6 - 7 pm, 7 - 8 pm, 8 - 9 pm

Details:

  • Reserve your space as of 6 pm up to two days in advance.
    • Select the button below to reserve your spot.
    • You can book a maximum of 4 spaces at a time.
  • 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.
  • Payment is accepted in exact change only.
  • Public and Family skates: Children aged 10 and under must be accompanied by one parent or guardian – on ice or as a spectator.
  • Children aged 10 and under must wear a CSA-certified hockey helmet at all City indoor arenas to be allowed on the ice.
  • Specialty skates: See program descriptions for details, age groups, and equipment requirements.
  • Skate sessions are 50 minutes long.

Helpful info:

Questions? Contact PublicSkating@Ottawa.ca or 613-580-2666.

The schedule in the chart below is subject to change.

Schedule changes and cancellations are communicated during the online reservation process. The “No more available times” message indicates that a session is not available. The session may be full or cancelled.

You are strongly 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.

Canterbury Recreation Complex - Skating schedule starting September 12
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Public skating 12:30 - 1:20 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2 – 2:50 pm
Family skating n/a  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 - 1:50 pm
Adult skating 11:30 am - 12:20 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

For rental availability and information, please call or email the facility.

Amenities and features

  • Changerooms – gender-specific
  • Washrooms – gender-specific

Accessibility features

  • Reception desks