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.
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
Three North American size arenas, including the Steve Yzerman (seating 2200) and the Allen J. MacDonald arenas.
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
Minto sports field (Astroturf)
Two ball diamonds
3km fitness trail
Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre
Birthday party packages
Our themed parties come with a qualified and energetic City of Ottawa program leader, or as we call them, Party Host, as well as a party room and crafts and games or both!
All parties are 2 hours long. You are welcome to come 15 minutes early to decorate. The first hour of the party is coordinated by our Party Host. The second hour is set aside for you to serve food, cake and presents in the party room. Our Party host stays with you throughout the second hour to help you with party activities.
The themed birthday parties are available from September to June.
Dates and times are on a first come first serve basis so book early for more options.
Let us take care of the mess!
Preschool party (1 to 3 years)
Pirates and princesses (3 years +)
Super hero kid (3 years +)
Just wanna have fun (4 years +)
Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 3 pm or 4 to 6 pm
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
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
4 accessible entrances
Wide door for wheelchair passage
Automatic door opener
Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator
Wheelchair available for patrons
Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair
Slip resistant surfaces
Low pile carpet
High contrast signage
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)