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Walter Baker Sports 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

Walter Baker Sports Centre in Barrhaven includes a fitness centre with treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, rowing machine, stair climbers, cable machines, free weights and independent sound system and televisions. Our pool is a 8-lane 25m pool; diving tank with two 1m and 3m diving boards; warm teaching pool with ramp access and preschool pool (email wbsc@ottawa.ca for pool rentals).

Two full-sized ice rinks (Arena A and B) with spectator seating (email City Wide Allocations sports@ottawa.ca for ice rentals).

 

100 Malvern Drive
Ottawa, ON K2J 2G5

Phone: 613-580-2788 
WBSC@ottawa.ca

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

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • WIBIT - Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • 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.

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.
  • 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:
    • 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.
    • 4 spaces at a time for public skating

Helpful info:

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

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:45 - 12:45 pm,
2 – 3 pm,
3:15 – 4:15 pm,
6:15 - 7:15 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8 - 9 pm
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:45 - 12:45 pm,
2 – 3 pm,
3:15 - 4:15 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
7:30 - 8:30 am,
10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
6:15 - 7:15 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:45 - 12:45 pm,
2 – 3 pm,
3:15 - 4:15 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
8:15 - 9:15 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm
8:15 - 9:15 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm
Public swim n/a 10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm
6:15 - 7:15 pm n/a 6:15 - 7:15 pm 1:15 - 2:15 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Aqua general -
shallow
7:30 - 8:15 am,
8:30 - 9:15 am,
1 - 1:45 pm
n/a 7:30 - 8:15 am,
8:30 - 9:15 am,
1 - 1:45 pm
9:45 - 10:30 am 8:30 - 9:15 am,
1 - 1:45 pm
n/a n/a
Aqua general -
deep
10:30 - 11:15 am 8:45 - 9:30 am 10:30 - 11:15 am 8:45 - 9:30 am 10:30 - 11:15 am n/a n/a
Aqua lite regular 9:30 - 10:15 am 9:45 - 10:30 am,
1:15 – 2 pm
9:30 - 10:15 am 1:15 – 2 pm 9:30 - 10:15 am n/a n/a
Cardio and
weight room
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
4 - 5 pm,
5:15 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
4 - 5 pm,
5:15 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
4 - 5 pm,
5:15 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
4 - 5 pm,
5:15 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
4 - 5 pm,
5:15 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:45 - 8:45 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 10:45 am,
11 am - noon,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:45 - 4:45 pm,
5 - 6 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:45 - 10:45 am,
11 am - noon,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:45 - 4:45 pm,
5 - 6 pm
Cardio and
strength
9 - 10 am n/a n/a n/a 9 - 10 am n/a n/a
HITT 7 - 8 pm n/a 10:15 - 11:15 am,
7 - 8 pm
n/a n/a n/a n/a
Strength 10:15 - 11:15 am n/a 9 - 10 am n/a 10:15 - 11:15 am n/a n/a
Dance n/a 9 - 10 am n/a 9 - 10 am n/a n/a n/a
Yoga 7 - 8 pm 10:15 - 11:15 am n/a 10:15 - 11:15 am n/a n/a n/a

Starting November 1

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Squash -
courts 2, 3, 4, and 5
7:45 - 8:45 am,
9 - 10 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
4:15 - 5:15 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm,
8 - 9 pm
7:45 - 8:45 am,
9 - 10 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
4:15 - 5:15 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm,
8 - 9 pm
7:45 - 8:45 am,
9 - 10 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
4:15 - 5:15 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm,
8 - 9 pm
7:45 - 8:45 am,
9 - 10 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
4:15 - 5:15 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm,
8 - 9 pm
7:45 - 8:45 am,
9 - 10 am,
10:15 - 11:15 am,
4:15 - 5:15 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:45 - 7:45 pm,
8 - 9 pm
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
2:45 - 3:45 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
5:15 - 6:15pm
8:45 - 9:45 am,
10 - 11 am,
11:15 am - 12:15 pm,
2:45 - 3:45 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
5:15 - 6:15pm

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.
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Public Skating n/a 9 – 9:50 am,
10 – 10:50 am
n/a 4 – 4:50 pm,
5 – 5:50 pm
Noon – 12:50 pm,
7 – 7:50 pm
11:30 am – 12:20 pm,
12:30 – 1:20 pm
11:30 am – 12:20 pm,
12:30 – 1:20 pm

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

  • 12 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance
  • 9 metres from parking space to the door

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator

Entrance/Exit

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

Interior

  • Power door access to interior areas
  • Ramps
  • Accessible seating available
  • Wheelchair available for patrons

Reception desks

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces
  • Low pile carpet

Signage

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

Washrooms

  • Washroom with power door opener
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains
  • Large stalls to allow transfers

Elevator/Lift

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

Telephone

  • Hearing aid compatible public phone (with volume control)

Stairs

  • Stairs with no-slip surface
  • Continuous hand rails

Pool

  • 83°F, 28°C temperature
  • Ramp access
  • Zero entry access point
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Lift equipped
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Accessible equipment for the pool

Pool Change Room

  • Barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Child change tables
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls and or adult change tables
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall
  • Accessible equipment

Fitness Change Room

  • Barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Child change tables
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls and/or adult change tables

Learn more about Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.