Nepean Sportsplex

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.

Hours

Sunday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday : 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday : 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday : 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday : 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday : 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Hours details

Aquatics Centre (Entrance 1)
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 am to 9 pm 
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 am to 9 pm 
  • Fridays, 6:30 am to 8 pm 
  • Saturdays, 9 am to 7 pm 
  • Sundays, 9 am to 5 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 to Friday, 8:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Saturday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Sunday, closed

Location and contact

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

Notifications

Changes to the swim and aquafit drop-in schedules occur frequently due to the many competitions held at Nepean Sportsplex. These are now reflected above the drop-in schedule. All other changes, planned or unexpected, are reflected on the booking site.
 

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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.

Additional details, descriptions, fees and cancellation information.

Schedule changes and cancellations

Due to competitions or staff shortages, the following exceptions will be applied to the swim and aquafit schedule that follows. When possible, programs will be moved to another part of the pool.

  • Saturday, February 4­ – Lane, Public and Preschool swims are cancelled.
  • Sunday, February 5­ – Lane swim and Public swim are cancelled.
Nepean Sportsplex - Swim and aquafit January 9 to March 12
  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 n/a 8:30 am - 1 pm 8:30 am - 1 pm 8:30 am - 1 pm 8:30 am - 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 n/a 11 - noon, noon - 1 pm, 1 - 3 pm 11 am - noon, noon - 1 pm, 1 - 3 pm 
Public swim - 25m pool shallow n/a 11 am - 1 pm 11 am - 1 pm 11 am - 1 pm 11 am - 1 pm 1 - 3 pm 1 - 3 pm
Preschool swim – 25m pool shallow n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 9:45 - 10:45 am n/a
Aquafit – General shallow n/a 8:30 - 9:30 am 8:30 - 9:30 am 8:30 - 9:30 am 8:30 - 9:30 am n/a n/a
Aquafit – General deep n/a 8:30 - 9:30 am 8:30 - 9:30 am 8:30 - 9:30 am 8:30 - 9:30 am n/a n/a
Aqualite – 25m pool n/a 9:30 - 10:30 am  9:30 - 10:30 am  9:30 - 10:30 am  9:30 - 10:30 am  n/a  n/a 

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

Booking process:

  • Curling sessions are reserved by the sheet of ice.
  • One person reserves for the group of up to eight participants.
  • Participants pay individually upon arrival, at the Customer Service desk located near Entrance 4.
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Curling - sheets A through J n/a 11 am - 1 pm n/a 11 am - 1 pm n/a 1 - 3 pm n/a
 

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 - Weight and cardio room
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Weight and cardio room *no reservations n/a 7 am - 8:30 pm 7 am - 8:30 pm 7 am - 8:30 pm 7 am - 8:30 pm 7 am - 8:30 pm n/a

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 - Group fitness January 2 to March 14
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Cardio 8 - 8:55 am n/a n/a n/a 8 - 8:55 am n/a n/a
Cardio and strength 9 - 9:55 am 9 - 9:55 am, 10:05 - 11 am 9 - 9:55 am 9 - 9:55 am, 10:05 - 11 am 9 - 9:55 am n/a n/a
Yoga 10 - 10:55 am, Noon - 12:55 pm 7 – 7:55 pm Noon - 12:55 pm Noon - 12:55 pm, 7 – 7:55 pm 9 - 9:55 am 10 - 10:55 am 9 - 9:55 am
Strength 9 - 9:55 am 8 - 8:55 am, Noon - 12:55 pm 5 – 5:55 pm 9 - 9:55 am 8 - 8:55 am 8 - 8:55 am n/a
HIIT n/a 6 – 6:55 pm 8 - 8:55 am n/a 10 - 10:55 am n/a 8 - 8:55 am
Indoor cycling n/a 9 - 9:55 am 6 – 6:55 pm 8 - 8:55 am n/a 9 - 9:55 am n/a
Zumba n/a 10 - 10:55 am n/a 10 - 10:55 am n/a n/a 10 - 10:55 am
Core conditioning n/a n/a n/a 6 – 6:55 pm n/a n/a n/a

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 - Racquet sports January 2 to March 14
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Pickleball 10:15 -11:15 am,  11:30 - 12:30 pm, 12:45-1:45 pm,  2 - 3 pm,  3:15 - 4:15 pm n/a 10:15 -11:15 am,  11:30 - 12:30 pm, 12:45-1:45 pm,  2 - 3 pm n/a 10:15 -11:15 am,  11:30 - 12:30 pm, 12:45-1:45 pm,  2 - 3 pm,  3:15 - 4:15 pm n/a 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 n/a n/a 11 am - 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

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 - Sports January 2 to March 14
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Basketball n/a 3:30 - 4:30 pm 7 - 8 am,  3:30 - 4:30 pm 3:30 - 4:30 pm 7 - 8 am n/a n/a

Details:

You are strongly 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.

  • Reserve your space as of 6 pm up to two days in advance.
    • Select the button below to reserve your spot.
    • You can book a maximum of 4 spaces at a time.
  • Please show up no more than 15 minutes prior to your reservation.
  • Your spot is reserved up to 10 minutes after the start of the session.
  • Public and Family skates: Children aged 10 and under must be accompanied by one parent or guardian – on ice or as a spectator.
  • Children aged 10 and under must wear a CSA-certified hockey helmet at all City indoor arenas to be allowed on the ice.
  • Specialty skates: See program descriptions for details, age groups, and equipment requirements.
  • Skate sessions are 50 minutes long.
  • Schedules are subject to change:
    • Schedule changes and cancellations are communicated during the online reservation process.
      • The “No more available times” message indicates that a session is not available. The session may be full or cancelled.
  • Payments:
    • are made prior to the start of the session,
    • in exact change only,
    • for sessions in Arena 1, pay at Customer Service desk near Entrance 1.
    • for sessions in Arena 2, pay at the Customer Service desk near Entrance 4.

    Helpful info:

    Nepean Sportsplex drop-in skating schedule - January to April
      Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
    Public skating   n/a 1:30 - 3 pm Arena 1  n/a n/a n/a n/a 2:15 - 4:15 pm Arena 2 
    Pick - up hockey 18+  n/a Noon - 1:30 pm Arena 1  n/a 7 - 8:30 am Arena 1    n/a n/a n/a

    Events

    February 2023

    Swim Ontario Performance Camp and Race Weekend

    • February 3 to 5
    • Aquatics Centre, Entrance #1

    Sports Card and Comic Book Show

    • February 5, 10 am to 3 pm
    • Hall A, Entrance #3, back parking lot

    Galaxy Psychic Fairs

    • February 16 and 17, 2 to 10 pm
    • February 18, 11 am to 10 pm
    • February 19, 11 am to 6 pm
    • Hall A and B, Entrance #3, back parking lot

    Nepean Ottawa Dive Club – Winter Invitational Dive Meet

    • February 18 to 19
    • Aquatics Centre, Entrance #1

    Ottawa Titans Cup Water Polo

    • February 24 to 26
    • Aquatics Centre, Entrance #1

     

    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.

    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.

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

    • 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

    Regular Pool Setup
    Evenings/Weekends/Summer

    Long Course Setup
    Daytime: Fall/Winter/Spring

    Nepean Sportsplex Aquatic Centre

    Facility features

    • Accessible amenities
    • Onsite catering - Tulips and Maple Inc., 613-723-7103
    • Maple Café
    • 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 Centre
    • 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
    • Lawn Bowling Centre and Pavilion
    • Seniors Centre
      • Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 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 during drop-in times.

    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

    Drop-in curling 

    Curling league 

    • Starts January 12 and 14, 2023  
    • Beginner mixed league (ages 18+) 
    • Thursdays 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm (9 weeks) 
    • Saturdays 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm (8 weeks) 
    • SportsplexAthletics@ottawa.ca for additional information

    Book a bonspiel 

    • Set up a bonspiel for team building with your friends or work colleagues.  

    Rent 

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

    Amenities and features

    • Changerooms - family
    • Changerooms – gender-specific
    • Washrooms – gender-specific
    • Basketball courts
    • Free parking
    • Free public Wi-Fi
    • On site parking
    • Sauna
    • Separate shallow pool
    • Turf field
    • Volleyball court
    • Whirlpool

    Accessibility features

    • Change rooms
    • Elevator/Lift
    • Entrance/Exit
    • Passenger loading zone
    • Pool
    • Reception desks
    • Signage
    • Stairs
    • Washrooms