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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.

To receive the Nepean Sportsplex program guide by email, please send a request to


1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2G 1W2


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

Aquatics customer service desk

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6 am to 9 pm
  • Tuesday, 8 am to 9 pm
  • Thursday, 6:30 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday, 8 am to 7:30 pm

Athletics centre

  • Monday to Friday, 6 am to 10 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 9 pm

Nepean Visual Arts / Seniors Centre

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, 9:30 am to 4 pm

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

Browse swimming, skating, fitness and all other activity schedules at Nepean Sportsplex.

Browse the listing of rental spaces.

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

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

Birthday party packages

Nepean Sportsplex offers themed, sports and specialty parties. Our birthday parties come with qualified staff, who lead the first hour in themed activities. The second hour is set aside for you to serve food, cake and presents in the party room.

Available September to June

Theme parties


Preschool party (1 to 3 years): Let us entertain your little ones with songs, stories, games and more.

Pirates and princesses: Children will get the royal treatment or go on a hunt for treasure.

Super hero kid: Children will go beyond the call of duty and perform special super hero activities and games.

Just wanna have fun: Children will enjoy the ultimate experience with music, crafts, games and more.

Sports Parties


Ball hockey: An all-out hour of fun playing ball hockey in the gymnasium.

Sports spectacular: Pick up to three sports for children to play during the hour in the gymnasium. Sports include soccer, dodge ball, ball hockey, basketball and more.

Nerf® (6 years and older): Children get to have a Nerf battle among friends. You supply the equipment and we supply the gym and games.

Extreme survivor (7 years and older): Teams compete in a series of group challenges. Who will be the ultimate survivor?

Dance party: Children will groove to the music with a mini lesson in hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet or creative movement. An additional instructor fee will be added to all dance parties.

Specialty parties


Create your own adventure (1 year and older): Do you have a specialty theme that highlights your child’s interest? We are here to put your plan into action.

More information

613-580-2424, poste 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 1


  • 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

Christmas Craft Show

Find unique one-of-a-kind items at the Christmas Craft Show, featuring over 125 talented artisans, artists and designers and their creations including clothing, jewellery, gourmet food and Christmas decorations.

2020 dates to be announced. 

Free parking
Nepean Sportsplex
1701 Woodroffe Avenue



  • NKB Invitational
    • January 18 and 19
    • Aquatics Centre
  • Skills Ontario boat race
    • January 20
    • Aquatics Centre
  • Capital Wave Water Polo
    • January 25 and 26
    • Aquatics Centre
  • Skills Ontario boat race
    • January 27
    • Aquatics Centre
  • NGHA Tournament
    • January 31
    • Arena 1, 2 and 3
  • NKB Eastern Winter Regionals
    • January 31 to February 2
    • Aquatics Centre


  • NGHA - Hockey tournament
    • February 7 to 9
    • Arena 2 and 3
  • Trillium Regionals
    • February 8 and 9
    • Aquatics Centre
  • Winter Blahs Bash
    • February 14, 9 am to 4 pm
    • Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre and Hall F Entrance 3 at back parking lot
    • 613-580-2828 option #2
  • Capital City Dive Invitational
    • February 22 to 23
    • Aquatics Centre

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.


  • 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 Inclusive Recreation and accessible services