"I love how there’s such a strong sense of community here. There really aren’t many places where athletes, non-athletes, teens, parents and their children can all have access to their choice of fitness, sport, and wellness activities under the same roof. And how cool is it that it’s in our own neighbourhood?"
- Karen, Customer Service
The Canada Games Centre was built as the legacy of the 2011 Winter Canada Games. In February of 2011, the Centre hosted the badminton, syncronised swimming and artistic gymnastics events.
The Canada Games Centre is now a community recreation centre open to the public. We're a privately operated facility run by a non-profit society that seeks to promote fitness and wellness in our community. The Centre runs recreation programs, camps, fitness classes and much more.
As one of the showcase venues for the 2011 Canada Winter Games, the Canada Games Centre is a vibrant and lasting legacy of this National event. Today, it’s Halifax’s newest fitness, aquatic, & recreation facility, established to integrate both the need for high performance sport & athlete development, while promoting recreation and wellness within our community.
The Canada Games Centre is an energetic organization committed to the promotion of healthy & active lifestyles, with a focus on creating a strong culture of community. The Centre provides services to meet the needs of high performance athletes as well as sport, recreation, & wellness needs for community members of all ages, by ensuring that services are open, convenient, & fully accessible. The centre also provides a venue for ongoing athletic events of local, provincial, national, & international scale.
To provide accessible community sport, recreation, fitness, and wellness programs for the residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality.
To provide facilities, resources, and services, along with training and competition opportunities in the support of high performance sport and athlete development in Nova Scotia.
Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic
The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) is located at the Canada Games centre. The CSCA is part of a national network of multi-sport centres that link high-performance athletes and coaches with sport-related services.
In 2011-2012, 4 Podium Canada targeted athletes and 70 Sport Canada carded athletes trained at the Canada Games Centre.