Indoor track

Indoor walking will be available soon and you must register to use. Both walking areas are free. Please read our COVID-19 safety procedures before registration.


On this page

  1. COVID-19 safety procedures
  2. Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex walking schedule
  3. RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex walking schedule

COVID-19 safety procedures

Before you visit

Do not come to a facility for a walk if you:

  1. Have a fever, new cough, shortness of breath or a combination of muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat or runny nose.
  2. Have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.
  3. Have been in close contact with a person with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19.

To all others, please wash your hands or use sanitizer before and after every visit, and maintain physical distancing of 2 metres.

If you have further questions, please speak with the Facility Ambassador on duty or email nancy.hall-jupp@waterloo.ca

Visiting Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (WMRC)

  1. Participants must come prepared to participate with their walking clothes on. You may change your shoes when you arrive at track level. There will be no change rooms or showers available. Washrooms will be open at track level with limited capacity protocols in place. 
  2. Only those participants registered will be permitted inside the building. Participants must remain in the designated drop-in space and are not permitted to wander throughout the building.
  3. Participants are asked to:
    • gather, physically distanced at the main entrance
    • 5 minutes before your scheduled time slot
    • staff will review the protocols
    • ensure you are on the registration list
    • direct you up the stairs to track level or via the elevator (1 person at a time only)
  4. Physical distancing protocols must be maintained at all times in the building.
  5. Provincial regulation and Regional bylaw requires the wearing of masks inside City of Waterloo facilities.
  6. Walkers must wear masks while in the common areas and while participating.
  7. 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.
  8. Chairs will be provided on the straightaway lanes on the East side of the track to place personal items such as a water bottle, coat, etc. Please place your items on your specific designated area only. Leave valuables at home, the City of Waterloo is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  9. Walking only. Running is not permitted during this time.
  10. Strollers are permitted on the indoor track, but must remain single file in the inner most lane only.
  11. Lanes are designated for your safety:
    • Lane 1 (inside lane): walking
    • Lane 3 (outside lane): provided to permit proper distancing when passing slower participants
    • Lanes 2 and 4 will not be available in order to maintain physical distancing
  12. Walking direction is counter-clockwise at all times.
  13. Must walk single file while maintaining physical distancing of 2m/6ft at all times unless from the same household.
  14. Do not stand within the walking zone. Keep moving at all times.
  15. Always pass to the person's right side.
  16. No pets are permitted (service animals excepted).
  17. No spitting or spouting of water, no chewing of gum.
  18. The indoor track is a scent-free zone. Please refrain from wearing any perfumes/colognes and other highly scented products.
  19. No equipment, including but not limited to urban pole walking sticks, hockey sticks, balls, pucks, mats, weights, skipping ropes, etc. which might interfere with the safety of any walker while on the indoor track.
  20. At the end of the program, all participants must exit the facility within 5 minutes the same way you entered, through the main entrance.

If you need to cancel your time slot, please withdraw 24 hours in advance to allow others the space.

If you have further questions, please speak with the Facility Ambassador on duty or email nancy.hall-jupp@waterloo.ca 

Visiting RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex

  1. Participants must come prepared to participate with their walking clothes on. You may change your shoes when you enter the fieldhouse. There will be no change rooms or showers available. Washrooms in the gym/fieldhouse corridor will be open with limited capacity protocols in place.
  2. Only participants registered will be permitted inside the building. Participants must remain in the designated drop-in space and are not permitted to wander throughout the building.
  3. Participants will be asked to:
    • gather, physically distanced at Entrance D
    • 5 minutes before your scheduled time slot
    • staff will review the protocols
    • ensure you are on the registration list
    • direct you to enter through the doors of Fieldhouse #3
  4. Physical distancing protocols must be maintained at all times in the building.
  5. Provincial regulation and Regional bylaw requires the wearing of masks inside City of Waterloo facilities.
  6. Walkers must wear masks while in the common areas and while participating.
  7. 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.
  8. Space will be provided to place personal items such as a water bottle, coat, etc. Please place your items on your specific designated area only. Leave valuables at home, the City of Waterloo is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  9. Walking only. Running is not permitted during this time.
  10. No strollers are permitted on the fieldhouse turf. Persons wishing to bring infants may wear a personal infant carrier.
  11. Lanes will be marked with pylons and are designated for your safety:
    • inside lane: walking
    • outside lane: for proper distancing when passing slower participants.
  12. Walking direction is counter-clockwise at all times.
  13. Must walk single file while maintaining physical distancing of 2m/6ft at all times unless from the same household.
  14. Do not stand within the walking zone. Keep moving at all times.
  15. Always pass to the person's right side.
  16. No pets are permitted (service animals excepted).
  17. No spitting or spouting of water, no chewing of gum.
  18. The fieldhouse is a scent-free zone. Please refrain from wearing any perfumes/colognes and other highly scented products.
  19. No equipment, including but not limited to urban pole walking sticks, hockey sticks, balls, pucks, mats, weights, skipping ropes, etc. which might interfere with the safety of any walker while on the indoor turf surface.
  20. At the end of the program, all participants must exit the facility within 5 minutes through Entrance D doors.
  21. If you need to cancel your timeslot, please withdraw 24 hours in advance to allow others the space.

Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex walking schedule

The track is a low impact rubber surface that runs in an oval. Indoor walking shoes are only permitted on the track at this time. 

Day Time
Monday
  • 8:30 to 9:20 a.m.
  • 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  • 1:00 to 1:50 p.m.
Tuesday
  • 8:30 to 9:20 a.m.
  • 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  • 1:00 to 1:50 p.m.
Wednesday
  • 8:30 to 9:20 a.m.
  • 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  • 1:00 to 1:50 p.m.
Thursday
  • 8:30 to 9:20 a.m.
  • 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  • 1:00 to 1:50 p.m.
Friday
  • 8:30 to 9:20 a.m.
  • 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  • 1:00 to 1:50 p.m.

Book a walking visit at WMRC

WMRC lane distances

  • 4.25 laps around the inside lane = 1 km
  • 4.15 laps around the middle lane = 1 km
  • 4 laps around the outside lane = 1 km

RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex walking schedule

The walking area is an artificial turf field. Indoor walking shoes are only permitted on the field. 

Day Time
Monday
  • 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:20 to 1:10 p.m.
Wednesday
  • 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:20 to 1:10 p.m.
Friday
  • 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Book a walking visit at RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex