National Sports Centre
If you’re feeling active during your trip to the Isle of Man make sure you visit this premier sport and leisure facility.
The National Sports Centre in Douglas has a range of sporting facilities, both inside and out, which makes it a great place to visit if you’re full of energy or if the weather takes a turn for the worse.
It has two swimming pools – a competition short course pool and a leisure pool which has been designed with family fun in mind.
The leisure pool boast two flume slides and a flow pool with fan sprays and whirlpools. For younger visitors there is a separate shallow pool with a beach area, bubble jets and slides.
The National Sports Centre is also home to a full size sports hall, squash courts, an indoor bowling facility and a fitness zone with a gym and spa suite.
Outside, you’ll find an extensively equipped athletics stadium with fully floodlit running track and the state of the art Bowl Stadium where major Island sporting events take place.
Surrounding the perimeter of the National Sports Centre is an 8,000 metre fully lit tarmac raceway which provides a competition and training facility for cycling, racing, and road running.
Admission and Information
The National Sports Centre is open all year. From Monday to Friday the sports centre is open from 9am to 10pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
Admission fees apply. Ample free parking is available.
The NSC has good disabled access and a range of specialist equipment to aid those with disabilities. A hoist is available to help disabled visitors gain access to both swimming pools.
There is also a cafe located in the atrium of the main building which offers visitors panoramic views of the athletics facilities while you relax.
Location and Contact
National Sports Centre, Groves Road, Douglas IM2 1RB.
For more information telephone 01624 688588 or visit www.gov.im/sport.