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Walter Baker Sports Centre

Walter Baker Sports Centre features:

  • Two full-size arenas, Surgenor Buick Arena and GMC Arena with spectator seating
  • Lap Training Pool with eight lanes; 84 oF
  • Diving Pool with one and three metre diving boards; 84 oF
  • Teaching Pool with ramp entry; 88 oF
  • Kiddie Whale Pool; 92 o
  • Hot Tub with massage jets; 103 oF
  • Steam Room;
  • 4 air conditioned squash courts

Location and Contact

100 Malvern Drive
Ottawa, ON K2J 2G5

Phone: 613-580-2788 
WBSC@ottawa.ca

Hours of Operation

Customer Service and Fitness Centre

Monday to Friday, 6:30 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 8:30 pm

Holiday Hours of Operation - effective December 24, 2017 to January 1, 2018
Closed, December 24, 25, 31 (2017) and January 1 (2018)
Reduced Hours, December 26 (Boxing Day), 11:00am to 5:00pm
Regular Hours, December 27, 28 and 29, 6:30am to 10:00pm
Weekend Hours, December 30, 8:00am to 8:30pm

Hot Tub/Steam

Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm and 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 am to 2:30 pm and 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 am to 4:00 pm and 6:30 to 9:00 pm
*subject to change at any time

Facility Features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking

Drop-in Activities

Squash Court Booking Times

Monday to Friday, from  7 am to 8 pm 
Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am to 7 pm

Please call 613-580-2788 to book your court time!

 

Rentals

You can check rental availability or fill out a rental request form below.

Register for Activities

To browse registered programs available City-wide, visit our online Recreation Guide PDFs.

To search registered programs available at this facility, please visit JOINOttawa.

Additional Information

Aquatic Birthday Party Packages

We offer two themed Aquatic Birthday Party packages: Little Swimmers (3-5 yrs) and Splash Swim Party (6-12 yrs) What's Included: admission for children and two adults, one hour in the pool with and instructor to play organized games and supervise, one hour in the party room (parent supervision) and child friendly set-up. Space is limited, so book early. For information, please contact WBSC@ottawa.ca 

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

  • 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 andor 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 special needs and accessible services.