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Nepean Sportsplex

The Nepean Sportsplex is welcoming and easy to navigate.

The Nepean Sportsplex is a multi-purpose facility serving residents and visitors to Ottawa for over 40 years. The Nepean Sportsplex hosts 30-plus regional, provincial, national and international sporting events as well as 35 special events per year. Our facility serves over 1.5 million clients annually, who enjoy any of the following amenities: an impressive aquatic centre with a 50 metre Olympic pool with diving towers and springboards, a 25 metre family pool, a children’s wading pool and a therapeutic whirlpool. The centre also features three North American size rinks, including the Yzerman and the Allen J. MacDonald arenas, a 10 sheet curling centre, a 3,000 sq. feet weight room and fitness centre including four squash courts, a studio and gymnasium as well as a large outdoor Sportsfields area featuring two baseball diamonds, a soccer field, the Minto sports field turf, a lawn bowling turf and pavilion as well as outdoor fitness trails.

With 18 meeting and banquet rooms ranging from 468 to 8,640 sq.ft. and available space of 62,000 sq.ft.for conventions, the Nepean Sportsplex has become known as a top-notch location to hold tradeshows and special events including the annual Christmas Craft Show. 

Our Seniors Centre offers activities for retired adults 50+, while the Visual Arts Centre provides all levels of visual arts programs. General interest programs complete the options available.

To receive the Nepean Sportsplex Spring-Summer or Fall-Winter program guide by email, please send a request to


Facility Features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking
  • Public computers

Location and Contact

1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2G 1W2

The customer service desk offers information and registration services.

Aquatics Centre:

613-580-2828 option 1 

Labour Day Hours
Monday, Sep 4, CLOSED

Regular Summer Hours
Monday to Friday, 6 am to 9 pm
Saturday, Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm

Athletics Centre:

613-580-2828 option 5

Closed for Improvements
Monday Aug 28 to Thursday Aug 31

Labour Day Hours
Monday, Sep 4, 8 am to 4 pm

Regular Summer Hours
Monday to Thursday, 6 am to 10 pm
Friday, 6 am to 9 pm
Saturday, Sunday, 8 am to 9 pm

Seniors / Visual Arts Centre:

613-580-2828 option 2

Closed for Improvements
Monday, Aug 28 to Friday, Sep 8

Regular Summer Hours
Monday and Friday, 8:30 am to 10 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday, CLOSED
Sunday, noon to 4 pm

Registered Programs

To browse registered programs available City-wide, visit our online Recreation Guide PDFs.

To search registered programs available at this facility, please visit JOINOttawa.

Drop-in Programs

Browse the listing of drop-in activities

Rentals and Bookings

Browse the listing of rental spaces.


  • Aug 25 to 27, Psychic, Mystic and Seers Fair, Hall A, Entrance #3 at back parking lot
  • Sep 2 to 3, Ottawa Pinball & Game Room Show, Sat: 11am to 11pm; Sun: 9am to 6pm, Halls A & B, Entrance #3 at back parking lot
  • Sep 7 to 11, Brands Gone Wild, Curling Rink, Entrance #4 at back parking lot
  • Sep 16, Rock 'N Roll Dance, 8pm to 1am, Hall B, Entrance #3 at back parking lot
  • Sep 16 to 17, Ottawa Gem and Mineral Show, Sat: 10am to 6pm, Sun: 10am to 5pm, Curling Rink, Entrance #4 at back parking lot
  • Sep 23-24, Ottawa Cat Show, Sat & Sun: 9 am to 4 pm, Curling Rink, Entrance #4 at back parking lot
  • Sep 24, Ottawa Dolls, Toys, Teddies and Miniatures Show, 10am to 3pm, Hall A, Entrance #3 at back parking lot
  • Sep 29 to Oct 1, Autumn Skate Invitational 2017, Arena 1
  • Sep 30 to Oct 1, Ottawa Geek Market, Sat: 10am to 6pm, Sun: 10am to 5pm, Curling Rink, Entrance #4 at back parking lot
  • Oct 1, The Ottawa Nostalgia & Collectible Show, 9am to 3pm, Admission: $6, Halls A & B, Entrance #3 at back parking lot

Facility features

  • Accessible amenities
  • onsite catering
  • canteen

Aquatic Centre

  • 50-metre Olympic pool with diving towers and springboards
  • “beach-like” entry children’s wading pool
  • warm water 25-metre leisure pool with ramp and stair entry
  • Therapeutic whirlpool with ramp and stair entry
  • preschool toys and play structures
  • Seating for 750
  • facility has a Male Change room
  • facility has a Female Change room
  • facility has a Universal Changeroom

The Nepean Sportsplex Aquatic Centre is divided into seven pool areas. Not all pool areas are open during each swim. To help you choose the swimming time most appropriate for you, use the chart below to check which pool areas are available during each swim.

Regular Pool Setup

Long Course Setup
Daytime: Fall/Winter/Spring

Nepean Sportsplex Aquatic Centre

  • Arenas
    • Three North American size arenas, including the Steve Yzerman (seating 2200) and the Allen J. MacDonald Arenas.
  • Athletic Centre
    • Cardio theatre
    • Weight room
    • Fitness studio
    • Gymnasium
    • Four squash courts
  • Curling Rink
    • 10-sheet curling centre
    • Spectators Bar and Grill
  • Foyer Gallery
  • Halls
    • 13 Meeting and banquet rooms 470 - 8,640 sq feet
    • Convention and trade show space up to 62,000 sq feet
    • On-site catering - Capone's Catering
  • Lawn Bowling Centre and Pavilion
  • Seniors Centre
    • Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
    • Membership fee is $25.50 for a full calendar year.
    • Call the Seniors Centre Coordinator at 613- 580-2828, option 2
  • Sports Fields
    • Minto sports field (Astroturf)
    • Two ball diamonds
    • Soccer field
    • 3km fitness trail
  • Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre

Birthday Parties

We offer a variety of Theme, Sports and Specialty parties. Parties are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and are subject to availability. Parties are not available in July and August. Birthday party packages do not include skating or swimming.

Book your party today!​

Phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 21236

 1.   Theme Parties

Fridays, 6:30-8:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 1-3 pm or 4-6 pm
$177.50 (10 guests); $236 (15 guests); $301.75 (20 guests)

Pirates and Princesses (ages 3+)
Participants will undergo the royal treatment in our Princess Party or hunt for treasure in our Pirate Party. 

Super Hero Kid (ages 3+)
Participants will go beyond the call of duty and perform special super hero activities and games.

Just Wanna Have Fun (ages 4+)
Children will enjoy the ultimate experience with music, crafts, games and more!

2.  Sports Parties

Sundays noon-2 pm or 4-6 pm
$177.50 (10 guests); $236 (15 guests); $301.75 (20 guests)

Sports Spectacular (ages 5+)
Choose up to three sports to play in our gymnasium. Sports include soccer, dodgeball, basketball, ball hockey and more!

Nerf® Party (ages 5+)
You supply the equipment and we supply the gym and games!

Extreme Survivor (ages 7+)
Teams compete in group and relay games. Who will be the ultimate survivor?

3.  Specialty Parties

Fridays 6:30-8:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 1-3 pm or 4-6 pm
$191.25 (10 guests); $255 (15 guests); $329.25 (20 guests)

Create Your Own Adventure! (ages 1+)
Have a specialty theme that highlights your child’s interests? We are here to put your plan into action.

Dance Party (ages 2+)
Children will groove to the music with a mini lesson in either hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet or creative movement.  

We provide:

  • a qualified and energetic City of Ottawa program leader to host
  • a party room
  • age appropriate party crafts and/or games
  • clean up after the party

You provide:

  • food, drinks and birthday cake
  • candles and knife for the cake
  • plates, napkins, cutlery
  • decorations
  • loot bags

Guest Breakdown:

  • 10 guests = birthday boy/girl and UP TO 10 guests
  • 15 guests = birthday boy/girl and UP TO 15 guests
  • 20 guests = birthday boy/girl and UP TO 20 guests

Book your party today!​

Phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 21236


Curling Centre

The Nepean Sportsplex Curling Centre is the only public curling facility in the Ottawa area welcoming all levels of curlers. Join one of our many leagues or pay as you play.
Phone: 613-580-2828 option 5


  • Ten sheets of ice
  • Curling lessons and clinics
  • Curling leagues
  • Brooms available at no extra charge
  • Lockers available but please bring your own lock
  • Spectators Bar and Grill
  • Catering available through Capones 613-226-6947

Accessibility Information

The accessibility features of this facility are detailed below. While the City of Ottawa is constantly working to improve access, please note that not all parts of every facility are necessarily 'accessible for all' as facilities were built to meet accessibility standards of their time.


  • 30 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance
  • 30 metres from parking space to the door

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Access aisle
  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator


  • Four accessible entrances
  • Ramp
  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Automatic door opener
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator


  • Ramps
  • Wheelchair available for patrons

Reception desks

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces
  • Low pile carpet


  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage
  • Large lettering


  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains


  • Access to all floors
  • Visible and audible door indicators
  • Raised and Braille lettering


  • Hearing aid compatible public phone (with volume control)
  • Phone equipped with a telecommunications device for the deaf (TT/TTY/TDD)


  • Stairs with no-slip surface
  • Good colour contrast


  • Ramp access
  • Zero entry access point
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool
  • Accessible equipment for the pool

Pool Change Room

  • Barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Child change tables
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall
  • Accessible equipment

Fitness Change Room

  • Barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Child change tables
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls
  • Hand-held shower head

Learn more about special needs and accessible services