Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

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.

Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (WMRC) is located at 101 Father David Bauer Drive

It is currently closed for pre-booked ice, swimming and track activities, and facility rentals. We are open for summer camps. Find entrance and registration procedures below.

  • Parking at WMRC is free
  • Check Grand River Transit for public transit locations, times and fees
  • Call 519-886-1177 for customer service
  • Front desk accepts cash, cheque, debit, credit and FitPass

On this page

  1. WMRC entrance procedure
  2. Book swimming and track times
  3. Registered programs
  4. Cancellations and closures
  5. Rentals
  6. Amenities
  7. Upcoming major events
  8. Construction updates

WMRC entrance procedure

Recreation centres are currently open for summer camp 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 for different activities are below.

COVID screening form

Completing City of Waterloo’s Online COVID-19 Heath Screening Form

In order to enter a City facility any and all types of participants must: 

  1. Complete a health screening information via their sport organization, or the City of Waterloo.
  2. If your organization has a COVID-19 health screening tool in place and has recorded this information with the City of Waterloo’s Facility Allocation and Bookings team your participants are excluded from having to use the City’s online COVID-19 Health Screening Form. 
  3. Participants must complete City of Waterloo’s Online COVID-19 Health Screening Form prior to entering the facility on the same day as the activity takes place. 
  4. The health screening form must be completed each and every time a participant and/or a family member enters the facility. 
  5. Participants must successfully pass the screening in order to be permitted entry into the facility. 
  6. You do not need to bring a printed copy of your results. Facility Ambassadors will check your form details at the assigned entrances.
  7. For those participants who do not have access to an electronic device, a staff member will assist in the completion of the online health form upon arrival at the facility.

Complete screening form

Entrance and exit map

WMRC Facility Map

WMRC Facility Map 

Book swimming and track times

The indoor pool is currently closed for construction updates. Visit our swimming page for more information.

The indoor track is currently closed to allow for summer camp capacity. Visit our track page for more information.

Registered programs

Check our Active Waterloo website to register and pay for programs that take place at WMRC, including swim lessons, dance classes, camps and more.

Cancellations and closures

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


Most spaces in WMRC are available for rent. From small meetings to birthday parties and banquets, the facility offers flexible spaces that can suit many needs.

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



The indoor swimming complex (what we call the ‘swimplex') has swimming pools, a diving tower, springboards, a waterslide and a splash area for children. Male, female and alternate-needs change rooms are available. 

Sun Life Financial Arena 

Waterloo's largest arena has an Olympic-sized ice surface and maximum capacity of 4,400 spectators (3,400 seated). It has eight dressing rooms and two referee rooms with showers, a first aid room and a press box. 

Meeting rooms 

There are three community meeting rooms that can accommodate between 25 to 40 people. 

Indoor track 

The indoor track is a low impact rubber surface that runs in an oval around the arena. Visit our track page for more information.

Upcoming major events

There are no major events currently impacting the use of WMRC.

Construction updates

The WMRC is expanding. Visit our project page for construction updates.