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The West End Community Centre is a fully accessible, multi-purpose community centre that has a full range of facilities ranging from an aquatic facility to a twin-pad arena to a gymnasium to community meeting rooms, cafe and a library complement the facility and provide a variety of additional services to users and customers.
21 Imperial Road South
Guelph, Ontario, N1K 1X3
Hours of operation
The customer service counter, located inside the main entrance, is open:
- Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Sunday, 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Meeting rooms
- Double ice pads
- Leisure pool
- Lap pool
- Therapy pool/sauna
The Aquatic Centre consists of three individual pools, change rooms, and a sauna. All three pools have a handicap chair lift.
Pool #1 (22, 516 sq. ft.) is a 25-metre lap pool with 4 lanes. The temperature is regulated at approximately 82-84 degrees Fahrenheit (28-29°C).
Pool #2: (516 sq. ft.) is a therapeutic pool designed with a variety of large steps in order to allow people to enter at a variety of water depths. The pool water is regulated at approximately 90-94 degrees Fahrenheit (32-34°C). This pool is available for private rentals for physiotherapy purposes.
Pool #3: (1, 835.30 sq. ft.) is a leisure pool that includes a large water slide, water umbrella and bubble bench. The entry areas have large wide steps for easy access and the water temperature is approximately 87-89 degrees Fahrenheit (31-32°C).
The twin pad arena consists of two NHL size hockey rinks which can accommodate sledge hockey (handicap hockey – where the boards in front of the benches can be removed to allow players access to the benches.).The seating areas adjacent to the rinks hold about 180 people. In addition, on rink #1, spectators are able to watch (standing room) the rink activity from the heated spine. A small handicap seating area is also provided for spectators in rink #1. The arena facility consists of 10 change rooms – six with shared washroom/showers and four with their own facilities. In addition, four of the changerooms are fully accessible. The rooms have a rubberized floor surface. There are also two referee change rooms located at the rear of the arena in order to separate referees and players. A small first aid room is located near the west entrance to the arena as well as an Automatic External Defibrillator Unit.
- Air-conditioned facilities
- Light free weights
- Dynabands and stability balls
- Changerooms and showers
- Precor Ellipticals
- Universal Weights
- Wheelchair accessible
- Body bars
- Friendly relaxed atmosphere
This 5,000 square foot community branch offers a collection of 25,000 books for adults and children, a selection of magazines, daily newspapers, and videos. Your library card gives you easy access to this new branch and to the Guelph Public Library’s complete collection of books, periodicals, and audiovisual items.
Community Multipurpose Rooms
Community Room #2
(834.23 sq. ft.) Community Room #2 has a tile floor, a counter along one wall and a sink with running water. There is a pull-down screen available for use. This room has access to an outside courtyard (weather permitting). This room holds 60 people maximum.
Lions Lair Community Room
(911.94 sq. ft.) Lions Lair Community Room has a tiled floor, a storage area and a separate entrance to the main parking lot. There is a pull-down screen available for use. It holds 60 people maximum and is ideal for formal meetings.
Meeting and banquet facilities
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