Effective immediately, North London Optimist Community Centre will be closed so it can be converted into a clinic where the COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered. We are glad to support our health partners & the community this way, but this means we will not be offering any recreation programs and will not be taking any bookings at this facility moving forward. Thank you for your understanding and your patience.

The North London Optimist Community Centre is located at 1345 Cheapside Street

  • Parking at North London Optimist Community Centre is free. 
  • Check London Public Transit for public transit locations, times and fees. 
  • Call 519-661-5198 for customer service. To book a rental, call 519-661-5575 or email recreation@london.ca
Hours of operation

This community centre is open for select recreation programming, and the hours of operation are based on the program offering times. If you have not registered for a recreation program at this facility, you will not be permitted inside. 

Registered programs

Check our  Play Your Way website to register and pay for programs that take place at North London Optimist Community Centre. 


Cancellations and closures

Check our cancellation page to ensure your program is running as scheduled.


Amenities

The North London Optimist Community Centre is a multi-use sports and recreation centre offering many unique indoor sports facilities and activities, including the City of London's only roller skating program, indoor tennis courts and squash courts.

Besides offering exceptional indoor racquets facilities, NLOCC is proud to offer multiple clean and spacious meeting rooms with kitchenettes available for rental; and a large arena style gymnasium ideal for indoor soccer, roller skating, ball hockey, inline hockey and more.  NLOCC offers a variety of programs including drop-in roller skating sessions.  NLOCC is proud to be home to the Huff N' Puff Senior Fitness Association and the North London Optimist Club.  We welcome private functions such as bridal and baby showers, registration sessions, staff meetings, and birthday parties.

Main amenities
  • ​Elevator
  • Accessible ground level entrance
  • Free parking
Multi-purpose rooms
  • ​Two large, lower level multi-purpose rooms with shared kitchenette
  • One large, upper level multi-media meeting room with kitchenette
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Data video projector
  • DVD/video player
  • Sound system
  • Video screen
  • White board
  • Tables and chairs
Gymnasium
  • Suited to indoor soccer, lacrosse, in-line or ball hockey and roller skating
  • Badminton nets
  • Floor hockey nets
  • Volleyball nets
  • Electronic scoreboard
  • Alcohol is not permitted in the facility
Volleyball fees
Adult $43.20 /court/ hour
Youth  $32.40 /court/ hour

 

Badminton fees
Adult  $27.98 /court/ hour
Youth  $20.98 /court /hour

 

 

Tennis
  • There are 3 indoor tennis courts available for rental on a drop-in or pre-booked basis.
  • Courts are booked for a minimum of 1 hour, on the 1/2 hour. Membership to book our courts is not required, however, membership benefits include the ability to book 7 days in advance (rather than 48 hours for non-members) and a 20% discount off court rates.
 Tennis fees
Type Prime Time Non-Prime Time Same Day Rates
Non-member $38.80 $30.71 $24.43
Member $29.59 $23.67 $19.55

*HST included in above rates

Tennis bookings start on the half hour. Prime time tennis rates are not applicable during the summer season. Non-members can book up to two days in advance.  Members can book seven days in advance.

Cancellations should be made 24 hours in advance; if not, the customer will be charged for their court time.

 

What are the membership fees?
Type Fees
Adult Membership

$208.85

Senior Membership

$126.41

Spouse/Partner Membership

$126.41

Youth Membership

$126.41

Family Membership

$371.44

Squash Membership

$75.79

 

Prime time

Monday to Friday -  5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Non-prime time

Monday to Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday - 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Squash
  • ​There are two indoor squash courts available for rental on a drop-in or pre-booked basis.
  • Courts are booked for 40-minute session.
  • Membership to book our courts is not required, however, membership benefits include the ability to book 7 days in advance rather than 48 hours for non-members and 20% discount off court rates throughout the day.
What are the squash court fees?
Type Prime Time Non-Prime Time
Non-member $19.74 $16.18
Member $15.83 $12.94

(per 40 minutes; HST included in above rates) 

Prime time

Monday to Friday - 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Non-prime time

Monday to Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday - 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

How Much is a squash membership?

$75.79

Roller skating

You are welcome to bring your own roller or in-line skates, however, they are subject to inspection to ensure they will not damage our floor. Session notes:

  • CSA approved helmets are required for children under 18.
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Wrist guards are strongly recommended.
  • Admission to the building will begin 15 minutes prior to start of program.
  • Admission will be limited to a maximum of 300 skaters per session.
  • Patrons are advised to provide their own locks for lockers, as the centre does not provide these.
  • Patrons are advised that the centre does not make change for concessions, vending, etc.
  • No loose items such as purses, hats, bandanas, personal music devices, glow sticks, cameras, food and/or drink on the floor at any time.
  • Strollers, buggies, skating aids and chairs are not permitted on the floor.

  Participants under 18 years must supply their own CSA approved helmet.

Roller skating hours

This facility is currently closed. 

Roller skating fees

Adult (18+)                     $7.50 Senior                               $7.00 Child/Youth                   $5.25 Roller Skate Rental     $4.00/pair

10 Skate Pass - Child - $46.87 10 Skate Pass - Senior - $62.99 10 Skate Pass - Adult - $67.49

*HST included in above rates

 

Membership fees

Members will receive a discount on regular court fees.  Members may also book courts up to 7 days in advance. All memberships are good for one year from the date of purchase.

Membership fees
Adult membership $205.76
Spouse or partner membership $124.55
Senior membership $124.55
Youth membership $124.55
Squash membership $74.67

*HST included in above fees

Card programs at North London Optimist Community Centre

Regular schedule

 

Cards Mon. Tue. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. 

Euchre

      7-10 p.m. 7-10 p.m. 7-10 p.m.  
Big Euchre   7-10 p.m.         7-10 p.m.
Bridge 12:30-3:30 p.m.   12:30-3:30 p.m.   12:30-3:30 p.m.    
Bingo 12:30-3:30 p.m.            

Rentals

Visit our rentals page to book a space in the North London Optimist Community Centre. To book a rental, call 519-661-5575 or email recreation@london.ca

Rental fees

Full gym

Adult Rate $100.34 per hour
Minor Rate $75.26 per hour
Commercial Rate $180.61 per hour

Gym - badminton/pickleball set up (*HST included)

Adult Rate​ $27.98 per hour/court
Minor Rate $20.98 per hour/court
Commercial Rate $50.36 per hour/court

Gym - volleyball set up (*HST included)

Adult Rate $43.20 per hour/court
Minor Rate $32.40 per hour/court
Commercial Rate $77.76 per hour/court

*Individual courts can  be booked up to 48 hours in advance.

Multipurpose room 1, 2 or 3

Adult Rate $38.23 per hour + HST
Minor Rate $28.67 per hour + HST
Commercial Rate $68.81 per hour + HST

Insurance can be purchased through the City of London or you must provide a copy of your own coverage. Music: SOCAN and Re:Sound Charge is required Non-alcohol events only.

 

Last modified:Wednesday, February 17, 2021