RIM Park

RIM Park is located at 2001 University Avenue East.

The Manulife Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre is currently open for pre-booked ice, track, gym and fieldhouse activities. Find entrance and booking procedures below.

The East Side Branch Library is currently under construction. Access to the sportsplex and parking lot are currently affected. View map for full details.


On this page

  1. Entrance procedure
  2. Book pickleball and walking times
  3. Registered programs
  4. Cancellations and closures
  5. Indoor amenities
  6. Outdoor amenities
  7. Rentals
  8. Upcoming major events
  9. Construction updates

Entrance procedure

RIM Park and Manulife Sportsplex is currently open for pre-booked recreation programs and rentals only. Rules for all users 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 (guardians, if required, must be included in the maximum indoor capacity of 10 people per room per space)
  • 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 for different activities are below.

Procedure for using indoor rinks, gym and fieldhouse

Entry process
  1. Participants should arrive dressed for their activity and line up outside the facility entrance per the map below. Rinks line up at Entrance A, gym users at Entrance E, and Fieldhouse at Entrance D. 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 or caregivers, if required, will count towards the maximum indoor space capacity. Please check with your program or minor sport organization for how this may be managed.

  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 but are not to be used as change/dressing rooms.
  3. Spectators (if allowed) and participants must remain in the designated activity space and not wander around the facility.
  4. Participants will enter and exit the ice surface from marked rink door closest to the chair grouping.
  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, parent/guardian or spectator shall spit, blow their nose freely or release any bodily fluid anywhere in the facility.
  9. If using ice, please leave the playing surface immediately after buzzer sounds.
  10. After activity ends, gym and fieldhouse users must exit within 5 minutes. Rink users must exit within 10 minutes.
  11. Ensure all equipment is picked up in advance of the buzzer sounding to enable an immediate exit from the playing 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. 

Entrance and exit map 

RIM Park facilities map 

Book pickleball and walking times

Pickleball courts are open and pre-registration is required. Visit our Pickleball page to book your visit.

The indoor walking area is open and pre-registration is required. Visit our walking page to book your visit.


Registered programs

Check our Active Waterloo website to register and pay for programs that take place at RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex, including sport leagues, fitness classes, camps and more.


Cancellations and closures

To check if your program or activity is running as scheduled, check our cancellation page. 


Indoor amenities

Rinks

RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex has four Olympic-sized ice pads (100' x 200') with 20 large dressing rooms with showers. The Piller's Rink has 500 seats and the Optimist's and Lions rinks have 250 seats.

The fourth rink, the Carolyn Fedy Skating Centre, is home to the Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club, and has an attached fitness centre.

Field house

The indoor field house has grass-like turf and can be one full field or divided into three smaller fields.

Courts

There are two NBA-sized gymnasiums that divide into four single gyms. They have sprung maple floors for shock absorption and a stage, with 600 spectator seats

Meeting rooms

RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex works as a community centre offering nine meeting rooms that can accommodate 30 to 80 people.

Banquet hall

Forbes Hall can accommodate weddings, banquets and other large events. Visit our banquets page for details.

Food services

The Benchwarmer Sports Bar in an onsite, licensed restaurant that is open during peak programming times. It has a wide range of menu items and an outdoor patio during the summer.

There is also main concession stand and coffee shop for snacks and light meals. It's open during peak programming times.

Tenants


Outdoor amenities

Sports fields

RIM Park has two international-sized turf fields and four natural grass fields, all with lighting. Player benches, spectator seating, washroom facilities, accessible parking, and playgrounds are located nearby.

Ball diamonds

The park has six baseball diamonds, three of which have lighting. Non-permanent washrooms, spectator seating and playgrounds are located nearby.

Beach volleyball court

The park has a sand beach volleyball court on the west side near diamond three.

Trails

The Walter Bean Grand River Trail runs through RIM Park for 11km. Walking and cross-country skiing are popular activities. Visit our trail map to learn more.


Rentals

Most spaces at RIM Park are available for rent. From small meetings to weddings, sports tournaments and trade shows, the facility offers flexible spaces that can suit many needs.

Visit our rentals page to get started, or take a virtual tour of the indoor portion of the facility.


Upcoming major events

RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex often hosts large events that bring in many visitors to Waterloo.  

Construction updates

We are building a new library at RIM Park. Visit our project page for construction updates.