Ray Friel Recreation Complex

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, pro shop, restaurant and coffee shop.

Hours

Sunday : 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday : 6:00 am - 9:15 pm
Tuesday : 6:00 am - 9:15 pm
Wednesday : 6:00 am - 9:15 pm
Thursday : 6:00 am - 9:15 pm
Friday : 6:00 am - 9:15 pm
Saturday : 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Hours details

Friday, September 30 - closed

Location and contact

1585 Tenth Line Road
Ottawa ON K1E 3E8

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

Notifications

Holiday hours may be in effect For the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Ray Friel Recreation Complex

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 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.

Ray Friel Recreation Complex - Swim and aquafit schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 6 - 8 am, 10 am - 1 pm, 8 - 9 pm 6 - 8 am, 10 am - 1 pm 6 - 8 am, 10 am - 1 pm, 8 - 9 pm 6 - 8 am, 10 am - 1 pm, 8 - 9 pm 6 - 8 am, 10 am - 1 pm, 8 - 9 pm 7 - 8:30 am 7 - 8:30 am
Aquafit - Shallow 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am n/a n/a
Aquafit - Deep 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am 8 - 9 am, 9 - 10 am n/a n/a
Public swim n/a n/a n/a 5 - 8 pm  n/a Noon - 1 pm Noon - 1 pm
Wave swim n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 - 4 pm 1 - 4 pm
Preschool swim  n/a 10 am - 1 pm n/a 10 am - 1 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.

Ray Friel Recreation Complex - Weight and cardio room schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Weight and cardio room *no reservations 6 am - 9 pm 6 am - 9 pm 6 am - 9 pm 6 am - 9 pm 6 am - 9 pm 8 am - 8 pm 8 am - 8 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.

Ray Friel Recreation Complex - Group fitness schedule starting September 6
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Indoor cycling 9 - 10 am 6:30 - 7:30 pm 6:30 - 7:30 pm 9 - 10 am, 6:30 - 7:30 pm 9 - 10 am 9:15 - 10:15 am n/a
Cardio and strength n/a n/a 1 - 2 pm 9:30 - 10:30 am n/a n/a 10:15 - 11:15 am
Yoga 10 - 11 am 6:30 - 7:30 pm 7:30 - 8:30 pm 8:30 - 9:30 am 10:15 - 11:15 am, 5:30 - 6:30 pm 10:15 - 11:15 am n/a
20-20-20 4:30 - 5:30 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zumba® 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a n/a 4:30 - 5:30 pm n/a n/a n/a
Zumba® Gold n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a
Sport conditioning n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 9 - 10 am n/a
TMC n/a 8:30 - 9:30 am n/a n/a 9:15 - 10:15 am n/a n/a
Bootcamp n/a 5:30 - 6:30 pm n/a 7:30-8:30pm  n/a n/a n/a
Pilates 5:30 - 6:30 pm n/a 9:30 - 10:30 am n/a 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a n/a
TRX n/a n/a 4:30 - 5:30 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a
HIIT n/a n/a 5:30 - 6:30 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a
Strength and balance 50+ n/a n/a 2 - 3 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a
Strength n/a n/a n/a 6:30 - 7:30 pm n/a n/a n/a

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.

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.

Ray Friel Recreation Complex - Skating schedule starting September 6
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Public skating n/a 7 - 7:50 pm n/a n/a 10 - 10:50 am Noon - 12:50 pm 2 - 3:50 pm
Family skating n/a n/a n/a n/a 11 - 11:50 am n/a n/a
Pick up hockey 18+  Noon - 1:20 pm Noon - 1:20 pm Noon - 1:20 pm Noon - 1:20 pm Noon - 1:20 pm n/a n/a

For ice rental information and availability, please email sports@ottawa.ca.

For hall rental information and availability, please email rayfriel@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-4765.

To find registered programs from across the City, consult the Recreation Guide.

To find registered programs at this facility, visit JOINOttawa.

Recreation Guide

JOINOttawa: Ray Friel

​Fitness centre

Features

  • 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

Amenities and features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking

Accessibility features

  • Change rooms
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Entrance/Exit
  • Floor surfaces
  • Interior
  • Parking
  • Passenger loading zone
  • Pool
  • Signage
  • Stairs
  • Telephone
  • Washrooms