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Ray Friel Recreation Complex

For up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 care clinic at Ray Friel, please visit the Ottawa Public Health Website

Read more about how we are safely separating the test centre from the rest the Complex

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

The Ray Friel Recreation Complex is the largest and most comprehensive recreation complex in east Ottawa featuring three National Hockey League (NHL) size arenas including the Ron Racette Arena. With 12 full dressing rooms and separate referee and alternate dressing rooms, there is plenty of room for even the biggest team or tournament. As well as a fitness centre with over 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art training equipment, wave pool, whirlpool, sauna, physiotherapy clinic,  Douvris Martial Arts, pro shop, restaurant and coffee shop. ​


1585 Tenth Line Road
Ottawa, ON K1E 3E8


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.


  • 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
  • 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 or 613-580-2666.
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
50+ skate n/a n/a n/a 5 - 5:50 pm n/a n/a n/a
Family skate n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 - 1:50 pm n/a
Public skate n/a n/a n/a 6 – 6:50 pm n/a 2 - 2:50 pm 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 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 find registered programs from across the City, consult the Recreation Guide.

To find registered programs at this facility, visit JOINOttawa.

​Fitness Centre


  • Atlantis Precision Series selectorized machines
  • Free weights and accessories
  • TRX®
  • Kettlebells
  • Steppers
  • Treadmills
  • Ellipticals
  • Bikes (upright and recumbent)
  • Rowing machines
  • Precor AMT’s
  • Jacobs Ladder

Complimentary Initial Fitness Orientation

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.


  • 20 designated accessible parking spaces
  • 5 metres from parking space to the door

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Access aisle
  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator


  • 3 accessible entrance
  • Ramp
  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Automatic door opener
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator


  • Automatic door access to interior areas, with the exception of all arena change rooms and the men's pool change room
  • All public spaces on accessible path of travel
  • Ramps or elevators to all levels
  • Accessible seating available

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces
  • Marmoleum flooring


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


  • Accessible washrooms
  • Automatic door opener
  • Lowered drinking fountains
  • Large stalls to allow transfers


  • Access to all floors
  • Wide doorway
  • Located near the main entrance
  • Raised and Braille lettering


  • Volume control identified with clear signage
  • Accessible path


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


  • 1 Pool, 83 to 86°F, 28°C to 30°C temperature
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool. 103 to 105°F temperature 
  • Ramp access
  • Zero entry access point
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Depth of pool 0 to 3 meters
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Lowered water fountain

Pool and Fitness Change Room

  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Roll-in shower access in family change room
  • Seat in the shower
  • Universal (gender-neutral) change room
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall
  • Automatic door opener 

Fitness / Weight Room

  • Accessible cardio equipment. Ie. Recumbent Bike
  • Accessible weight equipment. Ie. Hand Rower
  • Automatic door opener 
  • Marmoleum flooring
  • Accessible route through weight room
  • Easy access to weight/cardio equipment

Fitness Change room

  • Barrier free stalls
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall
  • Automatic door opener 

Learn more about Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.