Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex


Recreation facilities and programs are gradually re-opening to the public. Sports leagues (CARL) are cancelled for the summer and fall season.

Visit our COVID-19 webpage for details.


The Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (WMRC) is located at 101 Father David Bauer DriveIt is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight.

  • 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

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

On this page

  1. WMRC facility map
  2. Drop-in swimming, skating and track schedules
  3. Registered programs
  4. Cancellations and closures
  5. Rentals
  6. Amenities
  7. Upcoming major events

WMRC facility map

To make sure you're familiar with the pedestrian flow, entrances and exists at WMRC, we have provided a facility map.

WMRC Facility Map

Drop-in swimming, skating and track schedules

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 closed until further notice.

Upcoming major events

WMRC hosts several events a years that bring in many visitors to Waterloo. When major events occur, we provide tips to help you plan your trips to our facility.

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