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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,  Douvris Martial Arts, pro shop, restaurant and coffee shop. ​


Location and Contact

1585 Tenth Line Road
Ottawa, ON K1E 3E8


Hours of Operation

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

Fitness schedule
Hot tub and sauna schedule
Pool schedule

Facility Features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking


Browse swimming, skating, fitness and all other activity schedules at Ray Friel Recreation Complex.


Browse the listing of rental spaces

Book last minute ice time

Register for Activities

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

To find registered programs at this facility, visit JOINOttawa.

Additional Information

​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, temperature 83 to 86?F
  • 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.