Gatineau's Centre sportif opened in the spring of 2010.
Located at the corner of boulevard de la Gappe and boulevard de la Cité, close to the maison de la culture and the Cégep de l'Outaouais' Félix-Leclerc pavilion, this green building has a distinctive and contemporary architectural signature that makes it one of the city's visual and symbolic reference points.
A number of different sports can be played in this complex, including volleyball, badminton, basketball, gymnastics, water polo, synchronized swimming, swimming and diving. It features the latest in sports equipment, and is designed to accommodate the general public as well as athletes training for excellence.
More than half of the hours of operation are allocated to public or directed activities. The remainder belong to sports organizations and to different events and competitions.
Since its opening, the Centre sportif has been the official training centre for the Canadian Men's National Volleyball Team. Seven local and regional sports associations operate out of the Centre.
Gatineau is the fourth largest city in the province of Quebec with close to 285,000 inhabitants.