Nepean Sportsplex can be described as a sports facility located in Ottawa and Ontario. It is located near the Ottawa Greenbelt at 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, north of the Confederation High School. This is the home arena for the Nepean Raiders hockey club of the Central Canada Hockey League.

For 40 years, the venue has been a multi-purpose facility that serves Ottawa residents and visitors. The Sportsplex hosts over 30 regional, provincial, national, and international sporting events, as well as 35 other special events each year. The facility is used by over 1.5 million people annually. It features an impressive aquatic centre, with a 50-meter Olympic pool with diving towers, springboards, and a 25-metre family pool. There’s also a therapeutic whirlpool and a children’s wading pool. The centre has three rinks of North American size: The Yzerman, the Allen J. MacDonald arenas and a 10-sheet curling center. 3,300 sq. A 3,000 sq.

There are 18 banquet and meeting rooms that range from 468 sq.m. to 8,640 sq. Available space is 62,000 sq. ft. Convention space of 62,000 sq. ft. The Nepean Sportsplex is a premier location for tradeshows and special events, including the annual Christmas craft fair.

The Seniors Centre has activities for those 50+ and the Visual Arts Centre offers all levels of visual arts programs. The options include general interest programs.

Facility Reviews

  • The pool’s 50m length is fantastic. 

  • The perfect temperature for intense or long workouts. 

  • The pool is well-located for lap swimming in the daytime, and the lanes for circle swimming are clearly marked. 

  • The pool is well ventilated and bright. 

  • There are water fountains on deck with refilling stations for bottles. 

  • A second 25-meter pool is available for those who want a warm swim.

  • Although the showers and change rooms are old, they are always clean.

  • There are a few chewed kickboards and pull-buoys available. 

  • Excellent staff. 

  • There are two parking lots: one in front, and another in the back. It is also on a bus route.


It was constructed in 1973 to serve as a central hub for the former city Nepean. It includes an athletics center (with a fitness room & gym), baseball, soccer, and football fields as well as convention space and swimming pools. It was used by Barrhaven and the surrounding communities until the Walter Baker Sports Centre was built in 1980. The 3000-seat arena, named Steve Yzerman Arena, was built in 1997 in memory of Steve Yzerman, a former player with the Nepean Raiders hockey team. Here are also the Ottawa Junior Riders from the Quebec Junior Football League.

The Sportsplex was Ottawa’s first mass vaccine clinic during the CoVID-19 Pandem

Features and Amenities

  • Changerooms – family

  • Changerooms – gender-specific

  • Washrooms – gender-specific

  • Basketball courts

  • Parking is free

  • Public Wi-Fi available at no cost

  • 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

  • Toilets


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Getting There

From Ottawa Home & Garden to the Sportsplex

Getting to Your Next Ottawa Ont Swimming Pool

Head northwest on Pleasant Park Rd toward Delmar Dr, Turn left onto Riverside Dr./Ottawa Regional Rd 19, Turn right onto Hunt Club Rd/Ottawa 32 W, Turn left onto Woodroffe Ave/Route 15, Turn left, Turn right and Destination will be on the right.

From Sportsplex to Soloway Community Centre

Head to the next Ottawa Ont Public Swimming Pool: Soloway Community Centre

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