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Bordering the fresh water lake created by Cardiff Bay Barrage, the Sports Village already boasts two Olympic standard sporting facilities, Cardiff International White Water and Cardiff International Pool, both of which were used as training venues for the London games in 2012. Alongside these you will find the Viola Arena, completed in March 2016 it is both a public skating rink and home of the Cardiff Devils Elite League ice hockey team.
Cardiff International White Water
Cardiff International White Water is an exhilarating, on-demand adventure facility; home to the only white water rafting course in South Wales.
The Cardiff Devils are a professional Elite League Ice Hockey team and play their home matches at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay. Playoff champions 2019!
Cardiff International Pool & Gym
Cardiff International Pool & Gym is a fantastic facility situated in the heart of Cardiff Bay, which will provide hours of fun for all the family!
The Viola Arena, located in the heart of Cardiff Bay, is a unique, multipurpose venue with 2 ice pads and seating for over 3000 spectators.
The Grazing Shed
The Grazing Shed is Cardiff’s homegrown Independent burger chain, you have to try it! You’ll find one located in the Viola Arena at the International Sports Village.
TRAVEL & TRANSPORT
If you’re using sat nav, the post code to enter for reaching the sports village is CF11 0JS. If you’re driving in then we would recommend leaving the M4 at junction 33 and following the A4232 before exiting on to the A4055.
If you are making your way to the sports village by train then there is a regular Transport for Wales service that operates from Cardiff Central Station to Barry Island. The journey time is around 8 minutes and you should disembark at Cogan – a short 10 minute walk from the station, across the Pont y Werin bridge will bring you to the sports village.
Cardiff Bus runs the Number 9 service to the Sports Village. This service picks up from Stop KG on Westgate Street in the city centre and will drop you off on Olympian Drive, next to the Viola Arena and International Pool.
Nextbike UK operates a bike share scheme in Cardiff and, as well as many locations around the city, they have a handy station (number: 8342) located right outside the Viola Arena in the International Sports Village.