Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

The Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (WMRC) is located at 101 Father David Bauer DriveIt is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Parking at WMRC is free. Check the Grand River Transit website for public transit locations, times and fees.

Customer service is available at 519-886-1177. If paying for rec programs, we accept cash, cheque, debit, credit and FitPass.

On this page

  1. Swimming, skating and track
  2. Registered programs
  3. Cancellations
  4. Rentals
  5. Amenities
  6. Major events

Swimming, skating and track

WMRC is a popular destination for drop-in activities at the pool, rink and track.

Registered programs

Check our programs, classes and lessons page for activities at WMRC that require advance registration.


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


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.

To get started, visit our rentals page or take a virtual tour of the facility.


The WMRC is expanding. The improved facility will include a new 16,000 square foot civic front, and another 28,000 square feet for the new community pavilion. Visit our project page for details.


The indoor swimming complex (what we call the ‘swimplex') has swimming pools, a diving tower, springboards, a waterslide and a splash area for children. Male, female and alternate-needs 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 track 

The indoor track is on the second floor and free to use from May to October. From November to April it's a mix of free and paid use. The track is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Check our indoor track page for schedules and fees. 


Major events

WMRC hosts several events a years that bring in many visitors to Waterloo. When major events occur, we provide tips to help you plan your trips to our facility.

There are no major events currently impacting the use of WMRC.