CANADIAN SPORT CENTRE ATLANTIC
LEADING HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT IN ATLANTIC CANADA The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) is pleased to play a leadership role in high performance sport in Atlantic Canada. The CSCA continues to evolve to meet the needs of Atlantic Canada’s high performance athletes and coaches. With a primary hub in Halifax, over 70 carded athletes are supported annually as well as many additional sports through the CSCA’s training group programs. Additional hubs are located in Fredericton, NB and St. John’s, NL where full-time staff members provide training services and support to national and provincial level athletes and coaches. World-class sport specific facilities have been created for canoe/kayak and sailing as well. The CSCA head office is located at the High Performance Training Centre housed in the Canada Games Centre in Halifax, NS. The Canada Games Centre (CGC) in Halifax, NS hosts the CSCA Head office and was built as a 176,000 sq. ft. venue in 2011 to host the Canada Winter Games for artistic gymnastics, badminton, and synchronized swimming. CGC has three key areas: • Aquatics Centre with three pools: Competition Pool, Leisure Pool, & Tots Pool • 52,000 sq. ft. Field House with three FIBA sized basketball courts & 200m 6-lane indoor Track • 11,500 sq. ft. Fitness Centre The partnership between the CSCA and Canada Games Centre has allowed for hosting of the men’s national volleyball team, RBC Training Ground, CPC’s Paratough Paralympian search, and FANfit in 2016.
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As part of the legacy plan for the facility, specific spaces required to create a high performance environment were built to complement the public spaces in the facility including the CSCA head office. Some of these high performance spaces include: • Specialized physical training area • Performance laboratory • Technology room • Coaches suite • Nutrition room/Athlete lounge In addition to these spaces, most of the CSCA’s IST (strength and conditioning, mental training, nutrition, sport science), and administrative team members are located onsite to encourage ongoing collaboration with coaches, athletes, and between team members. The result has been a rich environment of current and future Olympians and Paralympians from different sports training in this location on a daily basis.