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Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex Rentals

The Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex offers many amenities to meet your rental needs. We can facilitate everything from weddings and major sporting tournaments to conferences and youth events here.

It is fully licensed, air-conditioned, smoke-free and wheelchair accessible. There is a public-address system in the building, and an outdoor electronic message board promoting events at the complex.


The Sun Life Financial Arena at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex is a great place to hold competitions and events.

  • Olympic-size ice surface at 30 metres by 60 metres (98 feet by 197 feet)
  • 3,400 seats, with spectator capacity of 4,800 in the arena
  • Ice surface can be covered with plywood
  • Eight large dressing rooms with showers
  • Two referee rooms with showers
  • First-aid room
  • Press box
  • Five concession booths
  • 30½ metres (100 feet) candle lighting for television
  • 600-amp electrical service
  • Event staging at a maximum of 8½ metres by 12 metres (28 feet by 40 feet)

Banquet and meeting rooms

This facility has banquet facilities as well as three meeting rooms that can accommodate 25 to 40 people. All rooms have a small closet. One has a sink. All have windows and adjustable blinds. Basic audio-visual equipment is available for rent. This handout has check-in information.


The Swimplex is a swimming pool with a diving tower, waterslide, swirlpool and leisure/splash area.

It can be set up to accommodate many different events and competitions, including school rentals, competitive swim meets, waterpolo and synchro tournaments, birthday parties and wedding receptions, for groups of 25 to 500 people. Costs vary depending on the size of the group.

This information sheet has details about rental availability, inclusions and the check-in process.

Next steps

Fill in our online booking request form. You will also find information about catering, advertising and holding parties and events and banquets on this website.

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