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Shouldice Aquatic Centre accessibility


Please note: Calgary Recreation is improving accessibility in facilities whenever upgrades are done. Levels of accessibility vary according to when our facilities were built and when major renovations were completed, so not all parts of the facility may be “accessible for all”. This information indicates the parts of the facility that are barrier-free and is provided to help customer(s) with a disability find a facility that can meet their particular sensory or mobility needs.


  • 2 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel leads from parking lot to the entrance


  • Front entrance is at ground level (no stairs)
  • Push Plate/Button opens door


  • Universal ‘single use washroom’ in lobby
    • no power operated door to enter change room
  • Female Change Room – barrier-free stall
    • no power operated door
    • centre line of toilet is positioned too close to side wall
  • Male Change Room – barrier-free stall
    • no power operated door to enter change room
    • narrow path of travel to barrier-free cubicle

Interior building elements

  • 1 floor/level in facility
  • Reception counter has a lowered section
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 and 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Continuous accessible path of travel (public corridor is at least 1100 mm wide) to:
    • Pool deck and pool area
      • Width within female change room is at least 920 mm; no power operated door 
      • Narrowest width within male change room is 900 mm; no power operated door
    • Activity Centre (outside building) 
      • Paved pathway with cement blocks at entrance; no power operated door
    • Vending machine in lobby
  • Means of water entry/exit from Pool:
    • Portable Stairs with handrails
    • Vertical Ladder
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Alarm system with audible & flashing light