Albert McCormick Community Centre

Albert McCormick Community Centre (AMCC) at 500 Parkside Drive is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The customer service desk opens at 1 p.m.

On this page

  1. Drop-in programs
  2. Registered programs
  3. Rentals
  4. Closures and cancellations
  5. Amenities
  6. Upcoming major events

Drop-in programs


Visit our skating page to see our drop-in skating or shinny times.

Youth drop-in program

Pick Your Play is a program for children ages 8 to 13 that offers fun drop-in activities including basketball, pickleball and soccer at the Albert McCormick Community Centre

  • Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., May 7 to June 25
  • register online or in person beginning April 23

Register online for Pick Your Play beginning April 23

Register in person at the customer service desk at Albert McCormick Community Centre, RIM Park or Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.

Registered programs

Check our Active Waterloo website to register and pay for programs that take place at AMCC, including camps and other courses.


Most spaces in Albert McCormick are available for rent. To get started, visit our rentals page.

Closures and cancellations

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


There are twin ice pads (East and West) and nine dressing rooms, with 300 spectator seats in the East pad and 399 spectator seats in the West. The community centre offers two rooms available for rent.

Albert McCormick Central Plaza

The central plaza is located outside the front of Albert McCormick Community Centre. The plaza includes:

  • skatepark
  • splash pad
  • accessible basketball court
  • climbing structure
  • gathering/seating areas

The splash pad opens for the season on June 1, 2023 and stays open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A branch of the Waterloo Public Library is attached to the community centre.

Upcoming major events

Albert McCormick Community Centre hosts large events each year that welcome visitors to Waterloo.

Visit our closures and cancellations page to check if any upcoming events will affect your visit.