Walter Baker Sports Centre is located in Barrhaven a suburb in Ottawa, Ontario in former City of Nepean at 100 Malvern Drive. Walter Baker is known to many as just "Baker", Walter Baker is attached to John McCrae Secondary School. The center has 2 Ice Hockey rinks and maintains both rinks in the summer season. There is also a pool area that has 4 pools, hot tub, water slide and a steam room.HistoryWalter Baker was first known as South Nepean Centre and was built by former City of Nepean in 1980 and was officially opened on October 4, 1980 by Ben Franklin, Mayor. It wasn't in till November 24, 1983 that the center was named in memory of the Honourable Walter Baker, P.C.,Q.C.,M.P. For Nepean-CarletonFacilitiesPoolThe Pool area has a 25 meter lap pool, dive tank, a training pool, water slide, children's pool and a hot tub for swimming activities. There is also a steam room located beside the hot tub. The pool is used by many groups and the City of Ottawa offers many programs and lessons for all ages. The pool is also used by many swim and diving clubs. All pools are supervised by highly trained and skilled lifeguards.ArenaWalter Baker has two ice rinks in the arena area. Both rinks are NHL size 200x85 feet. Both rinks are maintained throughout the winter and summer seasons. Nepean Minor Hockey Association is a hockey league that uses these arena's the most. There is also many other groups including Nepean Ringette, Many local Men's Leagues, Skating Clubs and is Home to John McCrae Hockey teams. The arena has two Zamboni's to maintain the ice.
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