The exterior of the active living centre

Sport and Recreation Facilities and COVID-19

Learn more about UM's COVID-19 updates and recovery plans:

On this page:

Facility update:

Mask policy, effective immediately: All UM faculty, staff and students—as well as visitors, contractors and vendors— will be required to wear a face mask in all indoor common or shared spaces at all UM campuses. In addition, masks are also required where social distancing cannot be maintained in any campus setting. 
In the Active Living Centre and the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre, masks may be removed while exercising, as long as physical distancing is maintained.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for further details

The Active Living Centre

The Active Living Centre (ALC) is now open with limited capacity. Before you return to the ALC, learn about your membership, our changes, health and safety and what you need to know for a safe visit.

Learn about the ALC re-opening

The Joe Doupe Recreation Centre (Bannatyne campus)

The Joe Doupe Recreation Centre is now open with limited capacity. Before you return, learn about your membership, our changes, health and safety and what you need to know for a safe visit.

Visit the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre website

Outdoor tennis courts

Located at the Fort Garry campus, the courts are now open for use.

Learn more

Facilities that remain closed include:

  • Joyce Fromson Pool
  • Max Bell Centre
  • Investors Group Athletic Centre
  • The Sport and Recreation areas of Frank Kennedy Centre

Facility rentals:

Until further notice, rental spaces are not available.

Program update:

Recreation Services

We are happy to welcome you back to the Active Living Centre and Joe Doupe Recreation Centre* for workouts group fitness classes. While we have implemented changes to ensure your health and safety as we carefully re-open, the following have been suspended until further notice:

  • Fall programs
    • Adult Instructional Programs
    • Climbing 
    • REC Clubs
    • Intramurals
    • Nutrition services

*Joe Doupe Recreation Centre will re-open on September 8

Mini U Programs

Fall programs will not be running and group bookings remain suspended until further notice. 

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. We value your business, and thank you for choosing Mini U as a place for your child to learn, thrive and discover. 

Junior Bisons

All Junior Bisons programs remain suspended until further notice.

We value the relationships we have built with our Junior Bisons athletes. We look forward to welcoming new Junior Bisons to our programs once we are able to return to training together at UM.


UM students update:

Sport and Rec Fee

The Sport and Rec Fee was approved by the University’s Board of Governors in 2011 and supports the UM’s commitment to active living, sport and recreation.  

The Fee is mandatory and applied to all students’ tuition based on their status of part-time or full-time study, regardless of access to facilities as the fee is not a user fee. With the goal of universally promoting wellness across our campuses through access to programming, the decision was made to not allow for opting out.

The Sport and Rec Fee will be applied to all UM students’ tuition at a reduced rate for the Fall Term. The rate, 70 per cent of the standard Sport and Rec Fee, will be assessed at $62.92 for full-time students and $47.18 for part-time students.

Learn more about UM student gym access

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