Children love the water sprayers, floating around the rapids and watching the colourful water buckets fill and tip. The waterslide is fun for all with a shallow exit that is perfect for little ones. Walkers, joggers, runners and strollers are welcome on the Hamm Walking Track. The Hamm Fitness Centre overlooks the pool and offers excellent variety for your workout. There are both weight machines and free weights and workout machines include treadmills, ellipticals, rowing and cycling. The Shaw Centre also offers a variety of aquatic and dryland fitness classes. Check the schedule - you may catch a world-class aquatic event in the competitive pool!
The story of the Shaw Centre is unique as it came to life as part of an integrated partnership between the City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon Public Schools and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. By developing a collaborative approach to combining their resources (land, building, programs and services), a fully integrated destination centre was created that includes the Shaw Centre, Tommy Douglas Collegiate, Bethlehem Catholic High School and Morris T. Cherneskey Multi-District Park. The Partnership Story outlines the benefits and key factors involved in creating this successful partnership.
Programs: Drop-in fitness/aquafitness programs and lane/public/family swims. Registered Red Cross swimming lessons and recreation/fitness programs for preschoolers, children, youth and adults. Fitness instructor training and certification courses. Birthday party bookings also available!
Kids Camps: Full-day sports, games and activities camp available in the summer and during school breaks.
Competitive Pool: Ten-lane high performance 50 m pool with springboards, platform dive towers and spectator seating for 750.
Warm-Up Pool: Six-lane, 25 m pool.
Family Pool: Starts at zero depth, like a beach, and includes a shark slide, two water bucket trees, a bubbler, a yellow mushroom fountain, water rapids and two hot tubs (one is accessible). Features a 150 ft waterslide!
Hamm Fitness Centre: Two-level fitness centre includes cardio theatre, treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, stair climbers, rowing machines, weight machines and a variety of free weights and fitness equipment.
Hamm Walking Track: Three-lane, 165 m track for walking and light jogging.
Two Community Gymnasiums: Fitness classes and activities, public open gym times, various sports equipment.
Multi-purpose Room: Sprung fitness floor for a variety of classes. Equipped with sink for multi-functional use.
Child Minding Room: Caring staff to watch your children while you workout.
Lockers: $0.50 token lockers or use your own lock.
Change Rooms: Male, female and 12 family change rooms with showers available.
Western Fitness Refueling Station: Concession area designed to service both schools and public.
Nordic Fencing Playground: Accessible outdoor playground located nearby to the west of the facility.
Hamm Multi-purpose Fields: Multiple outdoor sports fields surrounding the facility.
Also: Convenient bus service, plenty of free patron parking and part of the Tommy Douglas Collegiate and Bethlehem Catholic High School complex.
Shaw Centre is available for private, school and sport group rentals.
View our Recreation Facility Rental Options.
Birthday Party Packages
Enjoy a hassle-free, fun-filled birthday celebration at Shaw Centre. Simply send out the invites, bring a cake and we do the rest! You can relax while our party host leads children’s activities in one of our themed party rooms: Under the Sea or Calling all Superheroes. Your party experience also includes a loot bag for each child and an unsupervised swim between 1:00-9:00pm during the regular public swim time. Packages available for up to 10, 15 and 20 kids. Book your party by calling 306-975-7744.
Bulk Tickets make a great birthday gift or include them in treat bags! Bulk Tickets never expire and are transferable. Click here for rates.