Albert McCormick Community Centre

The pandemic situation is rapidly changing in our community. Visit our COVID-19 page for the latest updates on changes to city services. New bookings for facility rentals are on hold until further notice.  

Albert McCormick Community Centre (AMCC) is located at 500 Parkside Drive. It is currently open for pre-booked ice activities and facility rentals only. Find entrance procedures below.

Facility info

On this page

  1. Entrance procedure
  2. Drop-in skating and shinny
  3. Registered programs
  4. Cancellations and closures
  5. Amenities
  6. Rentals

Entrance procedure

To come inside a recreation centre you need to show proof of vaccination or a valid exemption, fill out a screening form and provide contact info.

1. Proof of vaccination or valid exemption

You must show proof of vaccination or have a valid exemption to come inside.

Read full vaccine and exemption rules

2. Complete screening and provide contact info

Each person coming inside must complete a health screening form on the same day as your activity. This will include contact info for tracing purposes.

Activity participants

Activity participants must complete a PDF form.

This can be done through:

We will help you complete screening at the door if you don't have a device or forgot to do it.

Spectators, parents/guardians and visiting teams

Spectators, parents/guardians, and members of visiting teams (including their parents/guardians and spectators) must complete a paper form for screening and contact tracing.

We will provide these at the door.

3. Wait outside entrance to be greeted

A staff member will greet you at the marked entrance to confirm proof vaccination/exemption and completion of screening.

Users must enter through the main entrance door by the circle driveway.

Important info for using the facility once inside

  1. Food concessions are not available at this time.
  2. Dressing rooms are only available for ice users.
  3. Washrooms are available but are not to be used as dressing rooms.
  4. Warm ups are not permitted in any common areas of the facility.
  5. Guardians must remain in the designated activity space and wear masks.
  6. Players are only allowed to remove masks while playing.
  7. Participants must ensure physical distancing is maintained on players benches.
  8. No participant or guardian shall spit or blow their nose freely anywhere in the facility.
  9. If using ice, please leave the playing surface immediately after buzzer sounds.
  10. Ensure all equipment is picked up in advance of the buzzer sounding to enable an immediate exit.
  11. Participants are encouraged to fill water bottles before arriving.
  12. Groups must be adequately equipped with their own first aid supplies.

Drop-in skating and shinny schedule

Drop-in skating or shinny are currently on hold.

Registered programs

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

Cancellations and closures

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 court
  • accessible basketball court
  • climbing structure
  • gathering/seating areas

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


Visit our rentals page to book a space in the ARC or Wing 404.