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Minto Recreation Complex – Barrhaven

Canada 150 Skating Day – A National Event

Join us, at the Minto Recreation Complex on December 10th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm for

Canada 150 Skating Day in Barrhaven!

In conjunction with both West Barrhaven CA and Stonebridge CA the Half Moon Bay Community Association will be providing a free skate party with music, crafts, and snacks for everyone. Let's skate together!

Event Announcement: HMBCA Winter Blast 2015

hmbca-winterblast-2015-logoWhen: Saturday, January 24th, 2015, 12:00pm-3pm
Where: Minto Recreation Complex

This year we're moving the party indoors to the brand new Minto Recreation Complex!

Enjoy free skating from 12:15pm to 2:15pm and join us upstairs in the Cambrian Room from 12:00pm to 3:00pm for refreshments, and activities for the kids.

As with all of our events the HMBCA will be collecting non-perishable food for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard.

Please note that the Minto Recreation Complex limits the number of skaters on the ice at one time. MRC staff will help keep track of capacity.

See you there!

Refreshments and door prizes generously provided by:


Jan Harder - City of Ottawa Councillor

Save the date for Winter Blast 2015!

hmbca-winterblast-2015-logoThe 2015 HMBCA Winter Blast is Saturday, January 24th!

This year we're moving the party indoors to the brand new Minto Recreation Complex for a couple hours of skating and other activities for our HMBCA Members!

More details to come in the new year.

Minto Recreation Complex Grand Opening is Nov. 29!

mrcbThis Saturday, November 29th at 10am, the Minto Recreation Complex will officially open its doors!

A ribbon cutting will take place at the back entrance of the building at 10 a.m., and is open to the public. At the event, residents will have the opportunity to register for programs to be offered at the facility in the winter of 2015, enjoy a complimentary skate from 10:45am to 2pm, take a tour of the pool, meeting rooms and fitness rooms, and try out different sports in the gymnasium.

Learn more about the Minto Recreation Complex

Our Sneak Peek inside the Minto Recreation Complex!

An artist's rendering of the South Entrance

On Friday, September 19th, the Half Moon Bay Community Association was given a pre-opening tour of the new Minto Recreation Complex by City Councillor Jan Harder and Kevin Wherry, the Program Manager for the Complex. This 160,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, located at the corner of Greenbank & Cambrian, is an amazing addition to our community.

The energy efficient facility includes:

  • 2 NHL sized ice rinks (1 rink is accessible), 4 accessible change rooms, 4 standard change rooms, 2 alternate needs change rooms and 1 unisex referee change room
  • 6 lane, 25 metre lap pool with 3 metre and 1 metre diving boards, a Tarzan Rope and an access ramp
  • Leisure Pool with jetted seating, a Lazy River and an access ramp
  • Male, female and alternate change rooms for the pools
  • Full sized gymnasium with male and female dry fitness change rooms
  • Artificial turf sports field designed to meet CFL and FIFA design standards
  • Indoor walking track
  • Accessible weight/cardio training room
  • Multipurpose rooms
  • Café and seating areas
  • Parkette with climbing structures

The Grand Opening will be held on November 29th at 10am, with programs beginning in January 2015. Registration for programs is now open.

See the photos from our tour!

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