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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 rinks, Surgenor Buick Arena and GMC Arena with spectator seating (email City Wide Allocations sports@ottawa.ca for ice rentals).

Location and Contact

100 Malvern Drive
Ottawa, ON K2J 2G5

Phone: 613-580-2788 
WBSC@ottawa.ca

Hours of Operation

Regular hours

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

Family Day

  • Monday, February 19, 8 am to 5 pm

Hot Tub/Steam
Monday and Wednesday 8:30 am to 3 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 am to 2:30 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am to 4 pm and 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Facility Features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking

Drop-in Activities

Squash Court Bookings

Monday to Friday, from 6:30 am to 8:30 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 to 5 years) and Splash Swim (6 to 12 years). Parties are 2 hours long, first hour is in the pool with qualified staff who will organize games and supervise. The second hour is set aside to serve food, cake and presents in the party room. Space is limited, so book early. Payment is due within 48 hours of booking. Cancellations must be within 10 days of booking. 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.