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Trick or Swim or Skate

Starting October 1, Trick or Swim or Skate is back! Purchase 10 tickets for $10 to swim or skate at City pools and select arenas. This healthy and fun alternative to the traditional candy overload will have all your ghouls and goblins pleasantly surprised.  

Tickets are valid for ages three to 15 years. 

Tickets can be used from November 1, 2023, until January 31, 2024.  

Not valid for wave swims or specialty skating sessions.

Available at: 

Nepean Sportsplex Christmas Craft Show

We’re bringing the local craft community back together for 2023 and for visitors to support local makers. 


  • November 2 to 5
    • Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm (2 for 1 admission on Thursday only)
    • Friday, 10 am to 8 pm
    • Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm
    • Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm 

Admission prices

  • Adults $7 
  • Seniors/Youth $5 
  • Children (under 12) free 

Find food, clothing and accessories, jewellery, wood products, décor, glass products, art, leather goods and unique items.  

Shoppers will be excited about the over 100+ vendors offering handmade, unique, high-quality, items over the four-day show. It’s a perfect opportunity to get a unique gift or stocking stuffer for friends or family.  

Interested in becoming a vendor? Email us at sportsplexchristmascraftshow@ottawa.ca

Corporate or group memberships

Enjoy 20 per cent off a Class A, all-inclusive or pick-one membership for employees or members of participating corporation and groups.

Memberships are valid yearly from date of purchase.

How to get a corporate or group membership

As City services resume, you can once again purchase memberships in person at recreation facilities. Browse locations that have reopened on our swimming webpage and on our fitness webpage.

If your company or group is interested in offering a corporate or group membership, please email corporatememberships@ottawa.ca(link opens email application) for more information.

Please note: You must employ at least 10 employees or have 10 active members registered.

Gift certificates

Gift certificates are available for purchase at City of Ottawa recreation or culture facilities.

  • Gift certificates can be redeemed at recreation facilities or Client Service Centres to register for the program of your choice.
  • You can also request the value of the gift certificate be credited to your account for later use during online registration.

The following service will be provided in person. We strongly recommend you schedule an appointment with us, but walk-ins will be accepted between 8:30 am and noon, and 1 and 4 pm.

Please select a location to book an appointment time:

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Birthday party packages

Skip the work and plan your next birthday party with the City of Ottawa. Our recreation facilities offer a fun, safe and affordable place to party with friends and family. Private rooms, well equipped kitchens, and at some locations, even event coordinators are available. All your birthday parties can be simple and stress free. Contact your neighbourhood recreation centre for more information.

Party in our pool

Splish! Splash! Under the watchful eye of well trained lifeguards, our indoor swimming and wave pools offer group rates for the perfect spot to host a birthday party. Select pools have rooms to rent to complete the party with your snacks and cake. Contact your neighbourhood pool for more information.

Party on the ice

Slip on your skates for a private rental or join a public skating session! After enjoying your ice activity, rent a room at select arenas to serve your hot chocolate and cake. To book ice time contact our City Wide Allocations staff.

Specialized parties

Many recreation facilities offer themed or specialized parties to make your child’s birthday a special one! Qualified staff will customize games, sports and crafts for a perfect celebration! Our Arts Centres offer creative workshops such as multi-media, drama, jazz dance, pottery and even clowning!

Contact the facilities below for more information: