Albert McCormick Community Centre

In Step 3 of the Reopening Ontario plan, indoor facilities are slowly re-opening.

Outdoor facilities are open with restrictions according to provincial regulations. Spaces such as fields, diamonds, and cricket pitches are bookable and must be in compliance with all COVID-19 protocols.

Albert McCormick Community Centre (AMCC) is located at 500 Parkside Drive. It is currently open for pre-booked ice activities and facility rentals only. Find entrance procedures below.

Facility info

On this page

  1. Rink entrance procedure
  2. Drop-in skating and shinny
  3. Registered programs
  4. Cancellations and closures
  5. Amenities
  6. Rentals

Rink entrance procedure

Recreation centres are currently open for pre-booked programs, appointments and rentals only. Rules for all facilities and activities include:

  • complete mandatory pre-screening through your recreation service provider
  • wait outside at marked entrance to be greeted by facility ambassador
  • masks required except during play
  • no spectators permitted (one guardian per minor aged participant is permitted)
  • no access to showers or change rooms - arrive dressed to play as safely and reasonably as possible
  • no re-entry after leaving facility

Specific procedures are below.

Procedure for using the indoor rink

Entry process
  1. Participants should arrive dressed for their activity and line up outside the facility entrance per signage and markings. Participants must follow all floor marking and signage.
  2. A facility ambassador will meet the rental group and will provide entry 15 minutes prior to the rental start time and once all members have arrived. Late arrivals will jeopardize the full rental time. Participants must follow the direction of the ambassador.
  3. Guardians must wear masks and observe physical distancing rules.

  4. Participants are encouraged to bring their own filled water bottles. There will be limited bottle refilling stations open should participants need to refill their bottles.
Using the facility
  1. Dressing rooms and showers are not available at this time.
  2. Washrooms are available for up to 2 people at time, but are not to be used as change/dressing rooms.
  3. Participants will enter and exit the ice surface from marked rink door closest to the chair grouping.
  4. Participants and guardians must remain in the designated activity space and not wander around the facility.
  5. Players must wear mask in common areas, removing the mask is only permitted on the ice surface.
  6. Hockey bags/sport bags are permitted but must be not be piled on top of one another.
  7. Players and participants must ensure physical distancing is maintained on the players’ benches.
  8. No participant or guardian spectator shall spit, blow their nose freely or release any bodily fluid anywhere in the facility
  9. Following the ice rental period, the buzzer will sound, please leave the ice surface immediately.
  10. Participants must exit the facility within 10 minutes of rental activity ending.
  11. Ensure all equipment including pucks, cones, etc. are picked up in advance of the buzzer sounding to enable an immediate exit from the ice surface.
  12. There is no re-entry or in/out privileges permitted.

Groups must be adequately equipped with their own first aid supplies. Management strongly recommends that CSA approved safety equipment including head, eye and facial protection are worn by all participants. For customer safety, street shoes/footwear are not permitted on the ice at any time. 

Drop-in skating and shinny schedule

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently offering drop-in skating or shinny.

Registered programs

Check our Active Waterloo website to register and pay for programs that take place at AMCC, including camps and other courses.

Cancellations and closures

Check our cancellation page to ensure your program is running as scheduled.


There are twin ice pads (Pfaff Pad and Mercedes Benz KW Ice) and nine dressing rooms, with 300 spectator seats in the Pfaff Pad and 399 spectator seats in Mercedes Benz KW Ice. The community centre offers two rooms available for rent.

Albert McCormick Central Plaza

The central plaza is located outside the front of Albert McCormick Community Centre. The plaza includes:

  • skatepark
  • splash court
  • accessible basketball court
  • climbing structure
  • gathering/seating areas

A branch of the Waterloo Public Library is attached to the community centre.


Visit our rentals page to book a space in the ARC or Wing 404.