SPORTS

FUN AND GAMES IN LA CONFLUENCE

La Confluence has about ten sports facilities. The district was designed to make it easy for people to do sports close to home or work.

FACILITIES FOR EVERY ACTIVITY

The Marché Gare flower market, on the Rhône side, was turned into a sports facility in 2017. It features two large sports centres dedicated to the martial arts, dance and gymnastics. 

The many sports activities offered by MJC Presqu’île Confluence take place at the MJC building itself, as well as at the Chanfray gymnasium, the Condé school, the Flower Market or the Germaine Tillion school centre. 

The old Confluent French bowls centre, located at the very tip of the peninsula, was replaced by a new one where the Fraternelle Perrrache association operates, at the centre of the Sainte-Blandine neighbourhood, at 61 Rue Quivogne. French bowls pitches have also been built on the upper quays of the banks of the Saône, as part of the project to refurbish them. To find out more, contact La Boule Ravat. 

On Quai Rambaud, the Sonny Anderson football pitch offers a wonderful setting to work on your legwork skills, across from the Saône. How about contacting the Bellecour sports association? On the lower quays of the banks of the Saône, young and old alike can enjoy a basketball court, a multi-sport court and a modern skate park.

When it comes to private sports facilities, the Climb Up climbing gym (at the Confluence shopping centre) offers 800 sq. metres of climbing walls with heights between 6 and 22 metres, providing climbing opportunities for all skill levels. 

The neighbourhood also has three gyms

CLOSE-UP OF THE CHARLEMAGNE ICE-SKATING RINK, A HISTORIC SITE

The Charlemagne skating rink has hockey and ice dancing training, and organises national and international ice shows and competitions. It’s one of the largest ice skating rinks in France and one of two in Lyon. Opened to the public in 1969, it was built as part of Lyon’s candidacy for the 1968 Olympics. It was designed by architects R. Roustit and C. Batton, who also created the blueprints for the Vaise and Mermoz swimming pools. The building was enlarged in 2001.

Find out more about the skating rink and its history