Facility Renovations
X Lot Closure

Effective October 9, 2012, X and T lot will be closed, in preparation for the start of the construction for the Active Living Centre. This includes the accessible and meter parking along the east side in X lot. However, the Pay & Display lot (in between X and T lot) will remain open until further notice. The lot will be closed when the construction team is ready to move in.

Please note the main entrance of Frank Kennedy leading out to X lot will also remain open until further notice.

Please see map for recommended alternative parking spaces

Locker Rooms

The time has finally arrived! Frank Kennedy’s newly renovated locker rooms are officially open as of Monday, September 10th, 2012! At this time the primary renovations have been completed however some smaller scale work will continue to be done during afterhours to ensure minimal disruptions. Regular locker sales will commence at this time.

Improvements to the locker rooms include:

  • Expansion of the women's room to accommodate more lockers
  • New plastic lockers and aluminum benches in both men's and women's rooms
  • New epoxy flooring
  • New counters and mirror complete with electrical outlets, and new towel hooks throughout both locker rooms
  • New barrier-free water fountains and bottle fillers
  • New emergency red phones
  • Addition of more privacy showers in the women's room
  • Upgrades to the existing shower/washroom facilities in both rooms including new toilets, sinks, countertops, and shower heads
  • Barrier-free access improvements
  • Upgrades to HVAC
  • New paint throughout both rooms

The new wheelchair lift and revised ramp to the Joyce Fromson Pool is expected to be completed within a few weeks.

Thank you to everyone for your patience throughout this process and we hope that you are pleasantly surprised by the completion of this step towards the creation of our world class facility!

This is an exciting time for Recreation Services and the University of Manitoba as we embark on a new era of active living for our campus and external communities. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understand during this process and should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Fort Garry customer service desk at 474.6100, or Charwin Dahl at 474.9210 or at Charwin.Dahl@umanitoba.ca


Thank you Members!

Recreation Services is excited to announce that it will be giving away 20 eight-month memberships during the locker room closure period! Our Member Appreciation Give-Away is our way of saying “thank you” to all members who kept their membership active during this hectic and inconvenient time.

Any member who has/had an active membership during the locker room closure period of April 30 to August 31 has automatically been entered into the draw. No action is required on behalf of any member to qualify.

Draws for the memberships will take place at the end of May, June, July and August of this year with five memberships being given away in each of the four months. All winners will be announced on our website and contacted by phone. Please note that a member may not win a monthly prize in both our Locker Room Renovation Contest and our Member Appreciation Give-Away. Prize winners will be drawn first from our Locker Room Renovation Contest and then from our Member Appreciation Give-Away.

Thank you again from all of us.


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