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Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex

Registration continues for summer programs. Check back often as more programs become available throughout the summer. New sessions of outdoor fitness classes and 55+ Active Adults programs begin on July 26. Registration is available beginning June 30 at 7 a.m. at

Our Orono Outdoor pool is open for pre-booked swim sessions. Register each Wednesday for the following week. A maximum of 20 swimmers will be allowed at each session. Aquafit will start on July 26, and swimming lessons will begin in August once Clarington moves into Step Three of the Province’s three-step Roadmap to Reopen.

We will continue to monitor updates from the Province as we slowly reopen and resume services following all Provincial guidelines. Stay up to date on the latest information on how COVID-19 is impacting our programs and services by visiting

2440 Highway 2, Bowmanville

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Indoor amenities

  • Two NHL ice pads
  • Banquet hall and meeting facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wireless Internet

Banquet hall information

Full hall

This 5,814 square foot banquet hall can accommodate 360 to 900 people, depending on room setup. It is ideal for large events, weddings and trade shows. The full hall can be divided into three separate halls for smaller events.

Hall 1

This 1,326 square foot room can accommodate 80 to 200 people, depending on the room setup. It is ideal for small gatherings, parties or meetings.

Hall 2

This 2,652 square foot room can accommodate 160 to 400 people, depending on the room setup. It is ideal for small gatherings, parties or meetings.

Hall 3

This 1,836 square foot facility can accommodate 120 to 300 people, depending on the room setup. It is ideal for small gatherings, parties or meetings.


The commercial-grade kitchen can only be rented in conjunction with a banquet hall rental.


  • Alcohol permitted - Requires Special Occasion Permit
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Podium
  • Washrooms
  • Flip chart and easel
  • Projection screen
  • Coat rack

Outdoor amenities

  • Two softball diamonds with lights (permits required)
  • Four benches, two players benches
  • Nine benches, four players benches, four bleachers
  • Carson Elliot Skateboard Park
  • Playground for ages 1.5 to five years and five to 12 years
  • Swings: two adult, two toddler
  • Seasonal portable washrooms
  • Paved parking
  • 263 metres of paved walkway

Rental information

To find out more information on how to book ice or the banquet hall at Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex, call 905-623-5728 ext. 2552 or email To cancel the rental of a facility, please fill out and submit a Facility Rental Cancellation Request Form.


View current skating schedules, fees and cancellations.

Customer Service Desk hours

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday:  9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday:  8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Facility hours may vary. Please call 905-623-5728 for details.

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