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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

613-580-4765

RayFriel@ottawa.ca

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

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking

You are encouraged to continue to reserve a space for drop-in programs online in advance, as the move to increased capacities will vary amongst facilities and increase gradually. In-person walk-in registration will be accepted when space allows. Please also see Drop-in activities.

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.
  • 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.

Starting January 31

Ray Friel Recreation Complex winter drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 6 - 8:30 am,
10:30 am - 1 pm,
6 – 8:30 pm
6 - 8:30 am,
10:30 am - 1 pm,
6 – 8:30 pm
6 - 8:30 am,
10:30 am - 1 pm
6 - 8:30 am,
10:30 am - 1 pm,
6 – 8:30 pm
6 - 8:30 am,
10:30 am - 1 pm
7 - 8:30 am 7 - 8:30 am
Preschool swim 10:30 am - 1 pm 10:30 am - 1 pm 10:30 am - 1 pm 10:30 am - 1 pm 10:30 am - 1 pm n/a n/a
Public swim n/a 4:30 - 6:30 pm 6 – 8:30 pm n/a 6 – 8:30 pm Noon - 1 pm Noon - 1 pm
Wave swim n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 - 5 pm 1 - 5 pm
Aqua general – Deep 8:30 - 9:15  am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
8:30 - 9:15  am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
8:30 - 9:15  am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
8:30 - 9:15  am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
8:30 - 9:15  am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
n/a n/a
Aqua general - Shallow 8:30 - 9:15  am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
8:30 - 9:15  am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
8:30 - 9:15  am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
8:30 - 9:15  am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
8:30 - 9:15  am,
9:30 – 10:15 am
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.

​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

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

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

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Access aisle
  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator

Entrance/Exit

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

Interior

  • 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

Signage

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

Washrooms

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

Elevator/Lift

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

Telephone

  • Volume control identified with clear signage
  • Accessible path

Stairs

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

Pool

  • 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.