Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (WMRC) is located at 101 Father David Bauer Drive. Open from 6:00 a.m. to midnight. The customer service desk is open at 8:00 a.m.

  • Download the facility map (PDF) to find facilities and parking lots. Parking 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. Swimming and track times
  2. Registered programs
  3. Closures and cancellations
  4. Rentals
  5. Amenities
  6. Upcoming major events

Swimming and track times 

The indoor pool is open for all ages programs. Visit our swimming page for more information.

The indoor tracks are open. 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.

Closures and cancellations

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. Swim lanes are 20 to 22 metres in length. Male, female and universal 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 running track 

The indoor running track is a low impact rubber surface that runs in an oval around the arena. Visit our track page for more information on this and the smaller walking track.
Community Pavilion
The Community Pavilion is open for senior support and programming. View the senior services page for more information about the activities available and how to contact staff.

Upcoming major events

KW Siskins and Wilfrid Laurier Men's and Women's hockey home games are played out of the Sun Life Financial Arena.

Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex also hosts several events a year that bring visitors to Waterloo. When major events occur, we provide tips to help you plan your trips to our facility.