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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. Explore Waterloo Region can help make connections to many sport stakeholders throughout the region and help navigate through the process. Plus, 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 and Kitchener Panthers.

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 Grand River. Relax in one of our public parks or head to St. Jacobs Village for fresh produce and incredible local shops.

Request for Proposal

For more information, please contact:

Allister Scorgie, Director of Sport Hosting
ascorgie@wrtmc.org
519-585-7517 ext 230

HOW WE CAN HELP

ASSIST WITH PLANNING

Assistance with RFP coordination

Arranging site inspections and facility tours

Hotel rate and availability checks

MARKETING & PROMOTION

Assistance in promoting your event via social media and PR channels

Access to images and promotional video

An allotment of Visitor Guides provided for participants

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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