WHO WE ARE
Connecting the community through Sport, Wellness and Leisure in the heart of the city. RSC is a recreation centre open to the public; an inclusive space for people of all ages, sports, abilities and demographics which is located on the banks of the Rideau River.
RSC is a place to connect.
RSC is a place to play.
RSC is a place to relax.
RSC is a place to rejuvenate.
We hope RSC will be your Recreational Home.
RSC is situated on the land of the former Rideau Tennis Club which has been an Ottawa landmark since 1912. Its historic role in the recreational and social life of the National Capital is legendary. Notwithstanding the devastating Clubhouse fires of 1919 and 2001 and the great flood of 1981, the Club has always rebounded to serve the Capital’s need for a beautiful sport and social centre.
Our vision has been to conserve, animate, and re-vitalize this historic landmark for present and future generations of adults and children. We have reinvented the property by introducing a vibrant mix of year-round multi-sport, recreation, play and social activities open to the public, while honoring the decades of tennis history.
Nicki Bridgland, Founder & CEO
My passion is human connection. I see sport and physical activity as an opportunity to connect and re-create. In 2003 I founded the Ottawa Sport & Social Club, which offers weekly 10,000 adults a fun outlet through co-ed recreational sport leagues, outdoor adventure, tournaments, and social events. Since then I have expanded the Sport & Social Clubs to 7 cities across Canada. The next evolution of my passion was to create the Rideau Sports Centre (RSC), a community hub where people of all ages, skills, backgrounds and interests can play, connect and relax together.