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Walter Baker Sports Centre

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

Ice rental: sports@ottawa.ca

Hall rental: cswb-wbsc@ottawa.ca

Regular hours

  • Monday to Friday, 6:30 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm

  • Steam room
  • Hot tub
  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking

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 cardio and weight sessions, lane swims, older adult activities, and sports drop-ins.

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.

Hot tub and steam rooms are open during lane and public swim.

Walter Baker Sports Centre spring drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 1 pm,
6 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 9 pm
7:30 - 8:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
2 - 3,
8 - 9 pm
11:30 am - 1 pm,
2 - 3 pm
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
7:30 - 9 pm
7:30 - 8:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 1 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
7:30 - 9 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Public swim n/a 11:30 am - 1 pm,
6:30 - 8 pm
6 - 7 pm n/a 6 - 7:30 pm 12:30 - 2 pm,
2 - 3:30 pm
12:30 - 2 pm,
2 - 3:30 pm
Aqua general shallow 7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
1 - 2 pm
n/a 7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
1 - 2 pm
9:30 - 10:30 am 8:30 - 9:30 am,
1 - 2 pm
n/a n/a
Aqua general deep 9:30 - 10:30 am 8:30 - 9:30 am 9:30 - 10:30 am 8:30 - 9:30 am 9:30 - 10:30 am n/a n/a
Aqua lite regular 10:30 - 11:30 am 9:30 - 10:30 am,
1 - 2 pm
10:30 - 11:30 am 1 - 2 pm 10:30 - 11:30 am n/a n/a
Cardio and weight room 6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Squash courts 2, 3, 4, 5 6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 7:30 am,
7:30 - 8:30 am,
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:30 - 11:30 am,
11:30 am - 12:30 pm,
12:30 - 1:30 pm,
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm,
4:30 - 5:30 pm,
5:30 - 6:30 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Cardio and strength 9:15 - 10:15 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am
n/a 9:30 - 10:30 am 9:30 - 10:30 am 9:15 - 10:15 am n/a n/a
HITT 7 - 8 pm n/a 10:20 - 11:20 am,
7 - 8 pm
n/a n/a n/a n/a
Strength 10:20 - 11:20 am 9:30 - 10:30 am 9:15 - 10:15 am n/a 10:20 - 11:20 am n/a n/a
Dance n/a 9:15 - 10:15 am n/a 9:15 - 10:15 am n/a n/a n/a
Yoga 7 - 8 pm 10:20 - 11:20 am n/a 10:20 - 11:20 am n/a n/a n/a

Public skating will resume in the fall.

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

For hall rental information and availability, please email cswb-wbsc@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2788.

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.