Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre

The new Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre will open on Thursday, May 19, at 5 p.m. Free activities will be offered this spring and summer. Starting in the fall, group lessons will be added to the program. Everyone is invited to move, train and have fun!

FROM MAY 19 TO 31, 2022
OPEN HOUSE DAYS

From May 19, 5 p.m. to May 31, 2022, take advantage of the open house days to discover the new facilities!
Enjoy the activities at the gymnasium, in the swimming pool, at our walking and running track or in our squash courts, training rooms and much more!

Schedule for the gymnasium

Schedule for the swimming pool

 

 

Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre
230, Brunswick Boulevard
Pointe-Claire (Québec) H9R 5N5
514-630-1210

History

Olive Urquhart lived from 1907 to 1987. She was elected Pointe-Claire first and only female mayor from 1954 to 1956 and from 1958 to 1961.

Great visionary, she contributed significantly and remarkably to our city’s development, including the entire industrial park sector.

From the time she took office as mayor in 1954, Ms. Urquhart was dedicated to the planning and development of the city, in full growth, with the construction of public utility services, new buildings, an elementary school (Lakeside Heights) and John Rennie High School. In 1955, she created the position of City Manager to ensure the coordination of the City’s departments.

At that time, there was a tradition that Anglophone and Francophone mayors alternated every two years.  Ms. Urquhart’s first term therefore ended in 1956, at a time when Pointe-Claire was growing strongly, After serving as councillor between 1956 and 1958, she was reelected mayor by acclamation in 1958.

Ms. Urquhart breathed life into Pointe-Claire with her dynamism and vitality through numerous achievements. She particularly contributed to the construction of the water purification plant (1958) to meet the needs of the growing population and an industrial park in full expansion, while ensuring the fluoridation of drinking water. She also participated in the construction of the Lakeshore General Hospital, beginning in 1959, in addition to defining the vocation of Stewart Hall as a cultural centre, between 1959 and 1960.

The new sports centre, which is the gateway to our industrial park, was the ideal place to pay tribute to this pioneer, who contributed substantially to the city and Pointe-Claire’s quality of life. This official naming  of the new municipal sports centre was adopted at the regular meeting of March 8 2022, on International Women’s Day.

The vocation of a building

The building was constructed by the YMCA in 1986 for the 30th anniversary of its presence in Pointe-Claire. Its philosophy is to help people develop a healthy lifestyle for both body and mind. The YMCA’s new philosophy: to help people develop a healthy lifestyle for both body and mind. The centre created the first successful fitness instructor training program. The West Island YMCA was then recognized as a leader in Canada in terms of training.

In June 1988, the West Island YMCA Family Center, as it was called at the time, was inaugurated in this building to pursue its mission of serving the success of young people, people with special needs and families.

In 2021, the City of Pointe-Claire acquired the building. The YMCA benefits from this partnership to continue to offer services alongside municipal activities.

Facilities

The three-storey building offers premises adapted to practising a multitude of sports. It is fitted with an elevator.

In the basement:

  • A 20-metre swimming pool offering a walk-in pool and a slide.
  • Five changing rooms: two family changing rooms, two changing rooms for persons aged 18 and over and a changing room designed for persons with reduced mobility.
  • Two Hot Tubs and two steam rooms (age 18 and over)
  • A double gymnasium
  • Conference room

On the ground floor:

  • Reception desks
  • A rest area
  • A training room with over 30 machines
  • A studio overlooking the rear terrace
  • Youth zone for YMCA’s activities

On the first floor:

  • Two squash courts
  • A 150-metre running and walking track
  • A warm-up and stretching area
  • A boxing area
  • A weight room
  • A spinning room with over 50 stationary bikes
  • A studio for group classes

Opening hours

Starting May 19, 2022, 5 p.m. the Centre will be open :

  • Monday to Friday, from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Activities will end at 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Activities will end at 9 p.m.

Memberships and rates

2022 rates for residents of Pointe-Claire

Membership includes access to all open activities.

To register, go to the Sports Centre as of May 19 at 5 p.m. The open house days will be held from May 19 to May 31.

Monthly and annual membership will start on June 1, 2022.

A valid MULTI card or proof of residence (dating less than three months) is required when you join to benefit from the rate for residents.

Resident

DAILY MEMBERSHIP
Age Prix
Children (under age 2)
Children (age 2 to 13) $3
Ages 14 and over $8
 Family (2 adults and children from ages 20 and under, from the same address) $12

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
Age
Children (age 2 to 13) $18 $180
Youth (age 14 to 20) $30 $300
Adult (age 21 to 59) $37.50 $375
Senior (age 60+) $25 $250
 Family (2 adults and children from ages 20 and under, from the same address) $100 $1,000

Non-resident

DAILY MEMBERSHIP
Age
Children (under age 2)
Children (age 2 to 13) $5
Ages 14 and over $11
Family (2 adults and children from ages 20 and under, from the same address) $17

 

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
Age
Children (age 2 to 13) $25 $250
Youth (age 14 to 20) $42 $420
Adult (age 21 to 59) $52.50 $525
Senior (age 60+) $37.50 $375
 Family (2 adults and children from ages 20 and under, from the same address) $140 $1,400

Group lessons

As of September, group lessons will be added. Rates for these activities will be announced with our regular fall programming.

Registration for these activities will be done online on Ludik.

Financial assistance

The City of Pointe-Claire disposes of a financial assistance program to promote participation of children in activities.

Information : Financial assistance program

YMCA

The West Island YMCA continues to offer group activities and community programs.

For more information, visit ymcaquebec.org/wi 

Facilities rental

The pool, gymnasium and certain spaces are available to rent for private events. For more information: centresportif@pointe-claire.ca

Frequently asked questions

How do I register for the Sports Centre?
Registration for the daily, monthly or annual membership will be done in person at the Sports Centre starting May 19, 2022, 5 p.m., with activities starting June 1, 2022. Registration for fall session group classes will be done online (Ludik).

What will be the programming for group activities in the fall and how do I register?
The programming will be enhanced by group classes in the fall and will be announced in August with the programming for our regular activities.
Registration for group classes will be done online (Ludik).

With my membership (monthly or annual), do I have to reserve to participate in a free activity?
No reservation is required unless there are changes to the health guidelines in the context of the pandemic. However, members enjoy the priviledge of being able to reserve a squash court.

For an annual membership, can I pay in several installments?
Yes, a first payment equal to 20% of the amount is required at the time of the subscription, followed by eight payments during the year.

If I buy an annual or monthly membership to the Sports Centre, do I have access to the facilities of the Aquatic Centre (60 Maywood Avenue)? Yes, you have access to the gymnasium for pickleball, the weight room and the three pools for recreational swimming and lane swimming.

If I buy an annual or monthly membership to the Aquatic Centre, do I have access to the facilities of the Sports Centre?
No. To have access to the activities and programs offered at the Sports Centre, you must buy a membership at the Sports Centre.

Does the City offer financial support for these memberships?
The City has a financial assistance program for families and people under 18 for its activities or the activities of partner non-profit organizations. This financial assistance covers part of the costs according to certain requirements and is established according to family income. For more information, visit pointe-claire.ca

Is the building accessible to everyone?
The building is designed so that a person with reduced mobility can access all floors and rooms.

 

Information: 514-630-1210, centresportif@pointe-claire.ca

Facilities

Children and adults can enjoy the swimming pool to relax or improve their swimming technique:

– Recreational swimming
– Swimming lessons (in the fall)

Schedule – Open activities

Spring 2022 — From June 1 to 17 

Heure Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9 a.m. Lap Swim
9:30 a.m.
10 a.m. Fun Time Swim
10:30 a.m.
11 a.m. Lap Swim Fun Time Swim
11:30 a.m.
12 p.m. Lap Swim
12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. Fun Time Swim
1:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
3 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
Lap Swim Fun Time Swim Fun Time Swim Fun Time Swim
5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Fun Time Swim Lap Swim Lap Swim Fun Time Swim
7 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
9 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
10 p.m.

 

Premises and rules

Two squash courts are available for playing singles or doubles.

Reservation for members only. 514 630-1210.

Courts are also available on site, according to availability.

This instruction may change at any time and without notice.

Equipment rental is available.

Rules

  • Resealable and unbreakable bottles only
  • Safe, suitable and clean clothing
  • Persons under age 18 : protective glasses mandatory
  • Persons age 18 and over: protective glasses recommended
  • Non-marking shoes only
  • Squash only, any other activity prohibited

Installations

The spinning area offers more than 50 stationary bikes to get you moving.

Open use.

Installations

The 150-metre indoor track is for walking or running at your own pace, and you can take advantage of the warm-up area adjacent to the track.

Rules

  • Resealable and unbreakable bottles only
  • Safe, suitable and clean clothing
  • Reserved for persons age 12 and older
  • Access authorized for children age 8 to 12 under adult supervision
  • No equipment authorized on the track
  • Warmup and stretching off the track
  • Look both ways before entering the track
  • Follow the direction of the arrow
  • Indoor corridor: walking or slow running
  • Outdoor corridor: fast running
  • Stay in line
  • Announce yourself before passing
  • Do not stop suddenly on the track

The City reserves the right to exclude any person who does not follow the rules.

Thank you for sharing the track!

Installations

The double gym provides an opportunity to practise a varied range of self-directed activities during specific time slots and for different age groups: pickleball, badminton, floor hockey, soccer, volleyball and basketball.

Gymnasium— Open activities

Spring 2022 — From June 1 to 17

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8 a.m. Open Gym
Pickleball

9 a.m. Adult Pickleball Adult Pickleball Adult Pickleball Adult Badminton Adult Pickleball
10 a.m.
11 a.m. Open gym Families Open gym
Families

12 p.m. Open gym Adult
(half court)
Open gym Adult  Open gym Adult
(half court)
Open gym Adult  Open gym Adult (half court)
1 p.m. Adult Badminton (half court) Adult Pickleball (half court) Adult Pickleball (half court) Adult Badminton (half court) Open gym Families (half court) Animated Open Gym Junior

2 p.m.
3 p.m.
4 p.m. Basketball 11+ (half court) Floor Hockey 11+ Basketball 11+ (half court) Open gym Families Soccer 11+
(half court)
All Ages Badminton
All Ages
Pickleball 

5 p.m. Floor Hockey 11+ (half court)
Adult Floor Hockey
Adult Soccer
Adult Volleyball
Adult Basketball
6 p.m.
7 p.m. Adult Volleyball Adult Soccer Adult Floor Hockey (half court)
Adult Soccer Adult Basketball
8 p.m.
Adult Floor Hockey

 

Installations

Two studios for group lessons (coming soon).

Installations

Two rooms for cardio and muscular training.
Ages 14 and up.

Rules

  • Resealable and unbreakable bottles only
  • Safe, suitable and clean clothing
  • Speak softly
  • Leave bags in the locker room
  • No photos or videos
  • Access prohibited for children under age 14
  • Do not bang or drop weights
  • Clean and put away the material after use
  • Clean the equipment after use
  • Use a towel
  • No food
  • Trainers from outside the centre are not authorized