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Sport Tourism: Why Waterloo Region?

With sport facilities ranging from RIM Park to our 29 baseball diamonds, Waterloo has become a prime destination for sports tourism in Ontario. Our facilities cater to a variety of sports ranging from BMX biking to golf, with everything in between. We’ve excelled in sport event hosting for years. Now our Regional Sport Tourism Collaborative can offer your event so much more, with direct connections to many sport stakeholders throughout the region, we can help navigate through the process. Access the industry’s latest tools and resources and enhance your efforts to get the best results!

Not visiting with a sports team or for a tournament? Come cheer on the Golden Hawks or the Warriors as they triumph in their immaculate playing fields! Apart from the universities, Waterloo is home to over 15 local teams including the Kitchener Rangers & Kitchener Panthers. Sporting events held annually in Waterloo Region include the Ontario Volleyball Association’s (OVA) provincial championships and the LPGA classic.

Wondering what to do when your team isn’t playing? Head to museums and galleries to check out the latest exhibit or rent a canoe to paddle the 7KM Otterbein trip on the Grand River. Relax in one of our public parks or head to St. Jacobs Village for fresh produce and incredible local shops.

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For more Information please contact directly:

Sherry Doiron
Manager of Sport Tourism
Sherry@SportTourismOffice.ca
226.581.2176

Feature Partners

 Cambridge hotel & Conference centre

Among Cambridge, ON hotels, the Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre is an independently owned full service hotel with 138 guest rooms, the award winning Bruce Restaurant & Lounge, a Virtual Sports Lounge and 10,000 square feet of conference space. Unique to region, the Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre is proudly independently owned. Unrestricted by familiar franchise policies, our independence encourages our hospitality team to take every opportunity to go above and beyond your expectations. We are located directly off the 401 on HWY 24/Hespeler Rd in Cambridge, part of the Tri-Cities and one of the fastest growing areas in Canada.

700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, ON

1-866-622-1505

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conestoga residence & conference centre

Residence & Conference Centre – Kitchener-Waterloo is a unique and affordable alternative in overnight accommodations. Enjoy the same quality, service and amenities you would expect from standard accommodation facilities, but at an incredibly low rate!

Located at Conestoga College, RCC-KW has access to a double & triple gymnasium as well as over 100, 000 sq. ft. of event space. Whether you’re planning an executive meeting, religious retreat, athletic event or corporate convention RCC-KW has a venue for all occasions.

Residence & Conference Centre

99 Conestoga College Boulevard, Kitchener, ON

519-895-2272

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Courtyard by marriott waterloo st.jacobs

Visit the Courtyard by Marriott Waterloo St. Jacobs for a wonderful place to stay within walking distance of many of the popular St. Jacobs Country. Their contemporary and spacious rooms offer a comfortable and functional space with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, iPod dock, mini fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker. Some rooms also feature fireplaces and/or Whirlpool tubs. Relax in front of the fire in their lobby or enjoy a meal and beverage in the Bistro which is open for breakfast and dinner. A number of specialty beverages are served, as well as Starbucks coffee, with a variety of beer and wine options in the evening. Their well-equipped fitness centre will help visitors stay energized during their stay.

50 Benjamin Road East, Waterloo, ON

519-884-9295

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Delta WATERLOO

Allow the Delta Hotels Waterloo to set a new standard for style and sophistication. The hotel features an incomparable location in Kitchener, allowing for convenient travel to a wealth of exciting attractions in vibrant Uptown Waterloo. Overflowing with boutique amenities, hotel rooms offer sleek modern design and plenty of space to unwind after a day in Kitchener.  Work out on your own schedule at the 24-hour fitness centre, take a refreshing dip in the indoor pool or savor a handcrafted meal at the signature Proof Kitchen & Lounge.

110 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON

519-514-0404

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Inn of waterloo

The Inn of Waterloo & Conference Centre is the re-launch of Waterloo’s largest, historic and iconic conference hotel. Offering 152 well appointed guest rooms, and over 20,000 square feet of impressive event space for weddings, meetings and conferences.

Centrally located in Canada’s Technology Triangle and minutes from world class educational institutes, research centres, shopping, restaurants and attractions such as St. Jacobs Farmers Market. Easy access to Hwy. 401 and located just off Hwy. 85. The Inn of Waterloo’s complimentary amenities include high speed wireless, hot breakfast, parking, indoor saltwater pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise facility and tranquil courtyard.

475 King St North, Waterloo, Ontario

519-804-1130

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radisson hotel kitchener waterloo

Centrally located to Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, the newly renovated Radisson Kitchener Waterloo is the region’s premier accommodation choice!

Relax: The spacious guest rooms come complete with deluxe duvets, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, refrigerators and microwaves. No need to forgo the fitness routine—our complete fitness facility includes the latest in cardio equipment, free weights and an indoor, heated pool. Indoor/outdoor self-parking is included on site as well.

2960 King Street East, Kitchener, ON

519-894-9500

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Sporting Venues

Large Entertainment Venues & Athletic Centres

Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex

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Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

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RIM Park Manulife Financial Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre

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  • Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex

    Kitchener Memorial Auditorium ComplexKitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex

    Highlights

    • More than 70,000 sq. ft. of indoor exhibition space located throughout 3 adjoining ice surfaces
    • 39-acre site with parking for 2,200 cars
    • Dom Cardillo Arena: ice surface is 85′ x 190‘ with 6 dressing rooms, 10 permanent concession stands, media box, seats 7,700 for hockey, seating arrangements change on a show-by-show basis.
    • Kinsmen Arena: ice surface is 100′ x 200‘ with 5 dressing rooms, 5 permanent concession stands, 800 fixed bench seats
    • Kiwanis Arena: ice surface is 100′ x 200‘with 5 dressing rooms, 5 permanent concession stands, 800 seated and standing capacity

    Phone: 519-741-2699

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    400 East Ave
    Kitchener, ON N2H 1Z6

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  • Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

    Waterloo Memorial Recreation ComplexWaterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

    Highlights

    • Olympic-sized ice surface (30m x 60m)
    • Seats 3,400 with a total spectator capacity of 4,400
    • 8 large dressing rooms with showers, 2 referee rooms with showers, a first-aid room, press box, seven concession booths
    • 30½ meters of candle lighting for TV, 600 amp electrical service and event staging that is up to 8½m x 12m
    • Indoor swimming pool with diving tower, indoor track, meeting rooms and banquet facilities.
    • Fully licensed, AC & wheelchair accessible.

    Phone: 519-886-1177

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    101 Father David Bauer Dr.
    Waterloo, ON N2J 4A8

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  • RIM Park Manulife Financial Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre

    Highlights

    • 500-acre facility in Waterloo
    • Grey Silo Golf Course
    • 4 Olympic-sized ice pads with 36 team rooms
    • 2 NBA-size gyms that divide into four singles (2,427 sq. m.), 1,300 person floor capacity.
    • Indoor field house with true playing indoor grass-like turf (3,852 sq. m.) and 300-person portable seating . 1 large field / 3 smaller fields
    • 700-person full banquet and meeting room
    • 2 FIFA size, artificial turf fields and 8 natural multi-use fields, 6 ball diamonds and 4 beach volleyball courts
    • Seven KM (four miles) of trail loops

    Phone: 519-884-5363

    Fax: 519-884-8560

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    2001 University Ave. E.
    Waterloo, Ont.
    N2K 4K4

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