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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 NepeanSportsplex@ottawa.ca.

 

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

Hours of Operation

Aquatics Centre

  • 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

Facility Features

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

Schedules

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

Rentals

Browse the listing of rental spaces.

Register for Activities

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

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

Additional Information

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

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

Days and times
  • Friday, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 4 pm to 6 pm
Packages

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

Days and times
  • Sunday, noon to 2 pm
  • Sunday, 4 to 6 pm
Packages

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

Days and times
  • Friday, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 4 pm to 6 pm
Packages

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
SportsplexBirthdayParties@ottawa.ca

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

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.

October 24 to 27, 2019

Hours

  • Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm
  • Friday, 10 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm

Admission:

  • Adults: $6
  • Seniors and youth: $4
  • Children (under 12) free
  • 2 for 1 Admission: Thursday all day

Vendors list

  • All About Your Birthday
  • All Through the House
  • Amber Goes Violet
  • Aromas Naturales Inc
  • Arrowsmith Leather
  • Bailey Brown Pottery
  • Bee by the Sea Natural Products Inc.
  • Bee Savvy
  • Bombshell Revival
  • Bruce County Nut and Fudge Co
  • Calico Black Studio
  • Carmichael Meats
  • Catharine's Heritage Santa Dolls
  • Christy's Gourmet Gifts
  • Cindy Laneville
  • Comfee Living
  • Cooks Gourmet
  • Cori Lee Marvin - Marvindale
  • Créations Grande Ourse
  • Creations Lise
  • Creepy Creek Originals
  • Cross Wind Farm
  • D'aku Designs
  • Danny Pollak Accessories
  • De l'arbre à votre table
  • Earth to Body
  • Eklektika
  • Everything Nice
  • Fine Wood Ornaments
  • Frank's Catering and Baked Goods
  • Funk Your Junk
  • Fusion Art
  • Galina Felted Creations
  • Gourmet Pleasures
  • Grazyna Jankowska
  • GÜ Krea..Shun
  • Hard Cider Kitchen
  • Henderson Farms
  • Jaboli II
  • Jane Snider Pottery
  • Jeannie B
  • Joseph Henri
  • Joshua Tree Jewellery
  • Judi Myers Studio
  • Judy Joannou Designs
  • julie thibault
  • Just Because
  • Just Me
  • Karen Bernard Studio
  • Kinderhook Crafts
  • Krazy Kitty
  • Kricklewood Farm
  • Kül Werks
  • La Confiserie Wakefield
  • La Glasserie
  • La Petite Paysanne
  • Lanark Sheepskin
  • Le Saladier
  • Levair's Woodworking
  • Live Edge Creations
  • Lobel Creations
  • Log House Cottage
  • Lynn's Aprons and Crafts
  • Mad Cap Hats
  • Manitoulin Crafts/Hawberry Farms
  • MiNi TiPi
  • Moose Creek Co
  • Murai Céramique
  • Muskoka Pewter
  • Myrosia Humeniuk
  • Nautilos
  • Northern Smittens
  • Of Stone and Metal
  • Opinicon Press
  • Out of Ruins
  • Pargem Designs
  • Parqizrs
  • Pat's Baby Corner
  • Pet Creations
  • Pine Lodge
  • Pure Heart Essentials
  • Quilts and Creations
  • Rebecca Menard
  • Riverlights Stained Glassworks
  • Rocks Afire
  • Rosewell Woodworking
  • Rue Royale Stone
  • S. Cross Creations
  • ScarfLady
  • Sew KOOL
  • Simply Devine Paverpol
  • Skinlicious Soaps
  • Smell the Soap
  • Smocking by Jan
  • Solar Woodcuts
  • Spoon Art
  • Sprague Woodturning
  • Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co.
  • Stone Era \ Ere de Pierre
  • Stony Lake Bear Co.
  • Strings on Wood
  • Sun Sweet Catering
  • Syb Collection
  • The Bean Ladies Inc
  • The French Laundry
  • The Little Russia
  • The Living Canvas
  • The Sun Works
  • The Wild Wood
  • The Windmill of Provence
  • Tom Evans Woodcrafts
  • Tracy's Wine Jellies
  • Two Bite Sweets
  • Uptown Sox
  • VC Jewellery
  • Verreglas
  • Village Treats
  • Whimsical Geek
  • Wicked Gourmet Accents Ltd.
  • Within the Grain
  • Woolens for Ewe

Free Parking
Nepean Sportsplex
1701 Woodroffe Avenue

Information: sportsplexchristmascraftshow@ottawa.ca
613-580-2424 ext. 41238

Events

October

  • Four Bankruptcies Under One Roof
    • October 17 and 18, 10 am to 9 pm
    • October 19 and 20, 10 am to 5 pm
    • Coats, clothing, houseware and accessories 50% to 80% off
    • Curling Rink, Entrance 4 at back parking lot
  • Ottawa Military Heritage Show
    • October 19, 9 am to 3 pm
    • Hall A and B, Entrance 3 at the back parking lot
    • Contact: Peter Blenharn, 613-256-1105
  • NKB Fall Invitational
    • October 19 to 20
    • Aquatics Centre, Entrance 1, front parking lot
  • Holistic Healing Fair
    • October 20, 10 am to 4 pm
    • Hall A and B, Entrance 3 at the back parking lot
  • High School Mini Meet
    • October 23
    • Aquatics Centre, Entrance 1, front parking lot
  • Christmas Craft Sale
    • October 24, 10 am to 8 pm
    • October 25, 10 am to 9 pm
    • October 26, 10 am to 5 pm
    • October 27, 10 am to 4 pm
    • Adults $6, Seniors and youth $4, Children under 12 free, 2 for 1 Admission on Thursday
    • Curling Rink, Entrance 4 at back parking lot
  • Swim Ottawa Invitational
    • October 26
    • Aquatics Centre, Entrance 1, front parking lot
  • Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre Open House
    • October 30, 12:30 pm to 4 pm
    • Free demos, displays, entertainment and refreshments
    • Hall A and B, Entrance 3 at the back parking lot
    • 613-580-2424 ext 46657

November

  • Tea and Chocolate Festival
    • November 2 and 3, 10 am to 5 pm
    • Hall A and B, Entrance 3 at the back parking lot
  • Nepean Ringette Association Tournament
    • November 14 to 17
    • Arena 1, 2 and 3
  • High School Mini Meet
    • November 20
    • Aquatics Centre
  • Geeked Out Toy and Collectible Sale
    • November 30, 10 am to 4 pm
    • Admission $5
    • Hall A and B, Entrance 3 at the back parking lot

December

  • NMHA Hockey Tournament
    • December 6 and 7
    • Arena 1 and 2
  • NMSC Red vs Blue Masters Swim Meet
    • December 8
    • Aquatics Centre
  • High School Championships
    • December 11
    • Aquatics Centre
  • Bell Capital Cup
    • December 29 to 30
    • Arena 1, 2 and 3

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

  • 4 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

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