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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).

 

Location and Contact

100 Malvern Drive
Ottawa, ON K2J 2G5

Phone: 613-580-2788 
WBSC@ottawa.ca

Hours of Operation

Holiday Hours

  • December 24 and 25, closed
  • December 26, 8 am to 5 pm
  • December 27 and 28, 6 am to 10 pm
  • December 29 and 30, 8 am to 8:30 pm
  • December 31 and January 1, closed

Regular Hours

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

Facility Features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • WIBIT - Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • On site parking

Schedules

Browse swimming, fitness and all other activity schedules at Walter Baker Sports Centre.

Rentals

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

Please call 613-580-2788 to book Squash Courts.

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

Birthday Party Packages

Our birthday parties come with qualified staff, who lead the first hour in themed activities. The second hour is set aside for you to serve food, cake and presents in the party room.Available October to June

Aquatics

3 to 5 years

Dates and times

  • Sunday, 1 pm to 3 pm​
  • Sunday, 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Packages

Little Swimmers

  • $238.20 plus $8.64 liability insurance
    • 1 to 8 children
    • 4 instructors included

6 to 12 years

Dates and times

  • Friday, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Sunday, 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Sunday, 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Packages

Splash Swim Party

  • $162.45 plus $8.64 liability insurance
    • 1 to 8 children
    • 2 instructors included
  • $203.55 plus $8.64 liability insurance
    • 9 to 12 children
    • 3 instructors included

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 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.