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Nepean Sportsplex

This facility is temporarily closed.

For up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Nepean Sportslex, please visit the Ottawa Public Health website.

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: The Yzerman and the Allen J. MacDonald arenas, and 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 Sports field 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.

1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2G 1W2

613-580-2828

  • Aquatics - option 5
  • Athletics - option 1
  • Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre and Nepean Visual Arts Centre - option 2
  • Hall Rentals - option 4

nepeansportsplex@ottawa.ca

Parking and entrances

Front parking lot

  • Lawn Bowling Centre and Pavilion
  • Nepean Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy Centre
  • Entrance 1 - if front parking lot is full, use Entrance 3 at back parking lot
    • Aquatics Centre
    • Arena 1 (Yzerman Arena)
    • Arena 3
    • Dom’s Skate Sharpening and Repairs
    • Foyer Gallery

Back parking lot

  • Minto sports field
  • Hamilton Yards ball diamond
  • Soccer field
  • Entrance 2
    • Arena 2 (Allen J. MacDonald Arena)
    • Hall F
  • Entrance 3
    • Halls A and B
    • Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre
    • Nepean Visual Arts Centre
    • Concourse
  • Entrance 4
    • Athletics Centre
    • Gymnasium
    • Curling Centre
    • Halls C, D and E
    • Richmond Room
    • Spectators Lounge
    • Tulips and Maple Inc.

Regular Hours

Aquatics Centre (Front entrance)

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:30 am to 9 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 3:30 pm

Athletics Centre (Entrance 4)

  • Monday to Friday, 7 am to 10 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 10 pm

Nepean Visual Arts and Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre (Entrance 3)

  • Monday, 9:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Thursday, 9:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Friday, 8:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Sunday, closed

  • Washrooms and change rooms
  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • On site parking
  • Public computers

You are encouraged to reserve a space for drop-in programs online in advance. In-person walk-in reservations will be accepted when space allows. Please also see Drop-in activities.

Details:

  • Select the button below to reserve your spot. Available sessions for the next two days will be displayed in green.
  • Reserve your space as of 6 pm for up to two days in advance.
  • Please arrive on time for your program.
    • Instructional based programs: Late arrivals may not be permitted to join after the start of the class.
    • For all other drop-in activities: Your spot will be reserved up to 10 minutes after the session has started. If you arrive later than 10 minutes after your scheduled start time, your spot may be given to another individual or your visit may be cut short.
  • If you are unable to reserve a spot online, you can make a walk-in reservation on the day of, if there are spaces remaining. To avoid disappointment, we strongly encourage you to reserve your space online.
  • Payment can be made on-site. Please note our pin pads do not currently accept "tap".
  • You can book a maximum of:
    • 6 spaces at a time for public swims.
    • 2 spaces at a time for cardio and weight sessions, lane swims, older adult activities, and sports drop-ins.
    • 4 spaces at a time for public skating.

Helpful info:

The following dates may have cancellations or changes to our regular schedule. The changes will be reflected in the online booking process.

  • May 23, and 27 to 29
  • June 3 to 5, 11 and 12

The schedules listed in the charts below are subject to change. Holiday hours and programs may vary. Changes will be reflected through the booking process.

Nepean Sportsplex spring drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim –
25m pool
7 - 8 am n/a 7 - 8 am n/a 7 - 8 am n/a n/a
Lane swim –
long course
9 - 10 am,
10 - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm
9 - 10 am,1
0 - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm
9 - 10 am,
10 - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm
9 - 10 am,
10 - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm
9 - 10 am,
10 - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm
n/a n/a
Lane swim -
short course
7:30 - 8:30 pm,
8:30 - 9:30 pm
7:30 - 8:30 pm 7:30 - 8:30 pm,
8:30 - 9:30 pm
7:30 - 8:30 pm 7:30 - 8:30 pm,
8:30 - 9:30 pm
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm
Public swim –
25m pool only
10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm
10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm
10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm
10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm
10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm
Preschool swim n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 9:45 - 10:45 am n/a
Aquafit –
general shallow
8:45 - 9:45 am 8:45 - 9:45 am 8:45 - 9:45 am 8:45 - 9:45 am 8:45 - 9:45 am n/a n/a
Aquafit –
general deep
8:45 - 9:45 am 8:45 - 9:45 am 8:45 - 9:45 am 8:45 - 9:45 am 8:45 - 9:45 am n/a n/a
Aqualite –
25m pool
9:45 - 10:45 am 9:45 - 10:45 am 9:45 - 10:45 am 9:45 - 10:45 am 9:45 - 10:45 am n/a n/a
Cardio 8 - 9 am n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cardio and
strength
10 – 11 am 9 - 10 am 10 – 11 am 9 - 10 am 10 – 11 am n/a n/a
Yoga 9:30 – 10:30 am,
Noon – 1 pm
7:15 – 8:15pm Noon – 1 pm Noon – 1 pm, 7:15 – 8:15pm 8 – 9 am 9:30 – 10:30 am 9:30 – 10:30 am
Strength 5 – 6 pm 8 – 9 am 5 – 6 pm n/a n/a 8 - 9 am n/a
HIIT n/a 6 – 7 pm 8 – 9 am 6 – 7 pm 9:30 – 10:30 am n/a 8 - 9 am
Indoor
cycling
n/a n/a 6:30 – 7:30 pm 8 – 9 am n/a 11 am – noon n/a
Zumba n/a 10 – 11 am n/a 10 – 11 am n/a n/a 11 – Noon
Pickleball 11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:45 – 1:45 pm,
2 – 3 pm,
3:15 – 4:15 pm
n/a 11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:45 – 1:45 pm
n/a 11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:45 – 1:45 pm,
2 – 3 pm,
3:15 – 4:15 pm
8 - 9 am, 
9:15 - 10:15 am
n/a
Basketball n/a 3:30 – 4:30 pm 3:30 – 4:30 pm 3:30 – 4:30 pm 7 – 8 am,
8:15 – 9:15 am
2 - 3 pm, 
3:15 - 4:15 pm, 
4:30 - 5:30 pm
n/a
Badminton n/a 11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:45 – 1:45 pm,
2 – 3 pm
n/a 11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:45 – 1:45 pm,
2 – 3 pm
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:45 – 8:45 pm,
9 – 10 pm
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:45 – 8:45 pm,
9 – 10 pm
8 – 9 am,
9:15 – 10:15 am
Table tennis n/a n/a n/a n/a 5 – 6 pm 11 – noon,
12:15 – 1:15 pm
11 – noon,
12:15 – 1:15 pm
Squash –
courts 1, 2,
3, and 4
8:30 – 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
3:30 – 4:30 pm,
4:30 – 5:30 pm,
5:30 – 6:30 pm,
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:30 – 8:30 pm,
8:30 – 9:30 pm
8:30 – 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
3:30 – 4:30 pm,
4:30 – 5:30 pm,
5:30 – 6:30 pm,
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:30 – 8:30 pm,
8:30 – 9:30 pm
8:30 – 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
3:30 – 4:30 pm,
4:30 – 5:30 pm,
5:30 – 6:30 pm,
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:30 – 8:30 pm,
8:30 – 9:30 pm
8:30 – 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
3:30 – 4:30 pm,
4:30 – 5:30 pm,
5:30 – 6:30 pm,
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:30 – 8:30 pm,
8:30 – 9:30 pm
8:30 – 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
3:30 – 4:30 pm,
4:30 – 5:30 pm,
5:30 – 6:30 pm,
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:30 – 8:30 pm,
8:30 – 9:30 pm
8:30 – 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
3:30 – 4:30 pm,
4:30 – 5:30 pm,
5:30 – 6:30 pm,
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:30 – 8:30 pm,
8:30 – 9:30 pm
8:30 – 9:30 am,
9:30 – 10:30 am,
10:30 – 11:30 am,
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,
12:30 – 1:30 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
3:30 – 4:30 pm,
4:30 – 5:30 pm,
5:30 – 6:30 pm,
6:30 – 7:30 pm,
7:30 – 8:30 pm,
8:30 – 9:30 pm

Public skating at indoor arenas

Public skating will resume in the fall.

For ice rental information and availability, please email sports@ottawa.ca.

For hall rental information and availability, please email nepeansportsplex@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2828 ext. 4.

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

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

Facility features

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 change room

The Nepean Sportsplex Aquatic Centre is divided into seven pool areas. Not all pool areas are open during each swim.

Regular Pool Setup
Evenings/Weekends/Summer

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
  • Foyer Gallery
  • Halls
    • 18 Meeting and banquet rooms 470 to 8,640 sq feet
    • Convention and trade show space up to 62,000 sq feet
    • On-site catering - Tulips and Maple Inc., 613-723-7103
  • 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 $27 for a full calendar year.
    • Call the Seniors Centre Coordinator at 613- 580-2828, option 2
  • Sports Fields
    • Minto sports field (turf)
    • Two ball diamonds
    • Soccer field
    • 3km fitness trail
  • Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre

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 1
Email: SportsplexAthletics@ottawa.ca

Amenities

  • 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
  • On-site catering - Tulips and Maple Inc., 613-723-7103

Accessibility features

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.

Parking

  • 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

Entrance/Exit

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

Interior

  • Ramps
  • Wheelchair available for patrons

Reception desks

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair

Floor surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces
  • Low pile carpet

Signage

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

Washrooms

  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains

Elevator/Lift

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

Telephone

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

Stairs

  • Stairs with no-slip surface
  • Good colour contrast

Pool

  • 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
  • Temperature
    • 50m pool, 81°F, 27°C
    • 25m pool, 86°F, 30°C
    • Swirlpool, 96°F, 35°C

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 Inclusive Recreation and accessible services