RIM Park

Starting September 22, proof of vaccination or a valid exception is required to enter recreation centres. Find full details on our COVID-19 page.

The entrance to the main parking lot at RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex will be closed and a temporary access will be in place September 21 to 28. This closure will facilitate the paving of the main driveway as a result of the construction on the East Side Library.

RIM Park is located at 2001 University Avenue East.

The Manulife Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre is currently open for pre-booked ice, track, gym and fieldhouse activities. Find entrance and booking procedures below.

The East Side Branch Library at RIM Park is currently under construction. Access to the sportsplex and parking lot are affected. View map for full details.


On this page

  1. Entrance procedure
  2. Book pickleball and walking times
  3. Registered programs
  4. Cancellations and closures
  5. Indoor amenities
  6. Outdoor amenities
  7. Rentals
  8. Upcoming major events
  9. Construction updates

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

Starting September 22, 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 digital screening form on the same day as your activity. This will include contact info for tracing purposes.

Activity participants

Activity participants must complete a digital form. Results are recorded online so there's no need to print out confirmation.

This can be done through:

  • your sports organization or rental group (such as minor hockey/soccer or other third parties)
  • the City of Waterloo screening form (for city programs such as swimming lessons)

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.

Entrance locations and map

Participants should arrive dressed for their activity and line up outside the facility entrance per the map below.

Rinks line up at Entrance A, gym users at Entrance E, and Fieldhouse at Entrance D. Participants must follow all floor marking and signage.

RIM Park facilities map

Important info for using indoor rinks, gym and fieldhouse

  1. Showers and 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.

Book pickleball and walking times

Pickleball courts are open and pre-registration is required. Visit our Pickleball page to book your visit.

The indoor walking area is open and pre-registration is required. Visit our walking page to book your visit.


Registered programs

Check our Active Waterloo website to register and pay for programs that take place at RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex, including sport leagues, fitness classes, camps and more.


Cancellations and closures

To check if your program or activity is running as scheduled, check our cancellation page. 


Indoor amenities

Rinks

RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex has four Olympic-sized ice pads (100' x 200') with 20 large dressing rooms with showers. The Piller's Rink has 500 seats and the Optimist's and Lions rinks have 250 seats.

The fourth rink, the Carolyn Fedy Skating Centre, is home to the Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club, and has an attached fitness centre.

Field house

The indoor field house has grass-like turf and can be one full field or divided into three smaller fields.

Courts

There are two NBA-sized gymnasiums that divide into four single gyms. They have sprung maple floors for shock absorption and a stage, with 600 spectator seats

Meeting rooms

RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex works as a community centre offering nine meeting rooms that can accommodate 30 to 80 people.

Banquet hall

Forbes Hall can accommodate weddings, banquets and other large events. Visit our banquets page for details.

Food services

The Benchwarmer Sports Bar in an onsite, licensed restaurant that is open during peak programming times. It has a wide range of menu items and an outdoor patio during the summer.

There is also main concession stand and coffee shop for snacks and light meals. It's open during peak programming times.

Tenants


Outdoor amenities

Sports fields

RIM Park has two international-sized turf fields and four natural grass fields, all with lighting. Player benches, spectator seating, washroom facilities, accessible parking, and playgrounds are located nearby.

Ball diamonds

The park has six baseball diamonds, three of which have lighting. Non-permanent washrooms, spectator seating and playgrounds are located nearby.

Beach volleyball court

The park has a sand beach volleyball court on the west side near diamond three.

Trails

The Walter Bean Grand River Trail runs through RIM Park for 11km. Walking and cross-country skiing are popular activities. Visit our trail map to learn more.


Rentals

Most spaces at RIM Park are available for rent. From small meetings to weddings, sports tournaments and trade shows, the facility offers flexible spaces that can suit many needs.

Visit our rentals page to get started, or take a virtual tour of the indoor portion of the facility.


Upcoming major events

RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex often hosts large events that bring in many visitors to Waterloo.  

Construction updates

We are building a new library at RIM Park. Visit our project page for construction updates.