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Jim Durrell Recreation Centre

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

A great place to stay active, the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre offers a wide selection of programs including various hockey, ringette, sledge hockey, figure skating and is home of the Ottawa Junior Senators. Amenities include a Pro Shop, and a Canteen. With two NHL sized ice surfaces in the Walkley Arena and the Jim Peplinski Arena, we are ideal for tournaments. We offer skating and hockey lessons, public skating, and summer hockey camps. Rooms available for rent include: Ellwood Hall (special events, weddings, meetings or banquets) and Bill Thompson Board Room (small meetings).

1265 Walkley Road
Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9

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

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking

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.

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:
    • 4 spaces at a time for public skating

Helpful info:

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

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.
  • Questions? Contact PublicSkating@Ottawa.ca or 613-580-2666.
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Skating 50+ n/a 11 – 11:50 am n/a 11 – 11:50 am n/a n/a n/a
Adult skate n/a n/a n/a 4 - 4:50 pm n/a n/a n/a
Family skate n/a 4 - 4:50 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Public skating n/a Noon – 12:50 pm,
5 - 5:50 pm
n/a Noon – 12:50 pm,
5 - 5:50 pm
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.

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

  • 6 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance with access aisle
  • 16 metres from parking space to the door
  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator

Entrance/Exit

  • 1 accessible entrance
  • Wide door (with power door opener) for wheelchair passage

Interior

  • Ramps
  • Accessible seating available
  • Reception desks
  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair

Signage

  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage

Washrooms

  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains

Telephone

  • Phone equipped with a telecommunications device for the deaf (TT/TTY/TDD)

Stairs

  • Stairs with no-slip surface
  • Good colour contrast

Learn more about Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.