Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre

Open since May 2022, the Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre offers a wide range of open activities for everyone. Starting in the fall, group lessons will be added to the program. Everyone is invited to move, train and have fun!

For the schedules, please click on the desired facility.

 

 

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

The sports centre is open :

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

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

Fall 2022

10-week session: From October 12 to December 19

Classes Location Schedule
50+ (Low Impact) Studio 2 Friday

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Cardio Toning Studio 2 Thursday

7-8 p.m.

Spinning Spinning Zone Monday and Wednesday

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Sunday

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Yoga / Stretch Studio 1 Wednesday and Saturday

9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • 50+ (Low Impact) is a fitness course designed for minimal to no impact on your joints. Great for rehab and for moving while minimizing injury risk, low impact fitness is a great way to get moving.
  • Cardio Toning : Cardio Toning incorporates elements from various disciplines to simultaneously work on muscle toning and improve aerobic capacity.
  • In our spinning classes, you will follow your instructor through a sequence of low, medium and higher-intensity sequences on our spin bikes. Build endurance and strength by signing up for spinning!
  • Our yoga/stretch courses offer a combination of strengthening and stretching poses with breaks for breathing and meditation exercises.

Registration dates
Residents: Starting September 22, 2022, at 9 a.m.
Non-Residents: Starting September 29, 2022, at 9 a.m.

Registration online on Ludik.

Registration assistance: 514-630-1210

  Cost
Residents $80
Non-residents $110

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

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).

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

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.

Schedule — Open activities

Fall 2022

  • Preschool (Children under 5 with an adult)
  • Family (Children with an adult)
  • Junior (Ages 9 to 15)
  • Adult (Ages 16 and up)

Installations

Two studios for group lessons (coming soon).

Schedule – Fall 2022

Studio 2

Table tennis open to all

Monday till Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Adults

Saturday and Sunday between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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