ATHLETICS AND RECREATION

Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit

PIONEER

ALLISON BALASKO

Faculty: Science
Major: Microbiology
Pursuing (Degree): Microbiology Honours

"Besides my own games and events, I’ve also seen so many athletic events on campus, including football, hockey and soccer to name a few. Being a part of that atmosphere has been a unique experience I’ve really enjoyed on the U of M campus. We are all Bisons!"

In this image: Academic All-Canadian Allison in Bison basketball game

Healthy living is an important part of your academic success and overall well-being, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to get active at the U of M.

2014 Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Curling National Champions The new state-of-the-art Active Living Centre on the Fort Garry campus is scheduled to open in 2015

Healthy Living

When you need a break from studying, take a fitness class, join an intramural league or work out with a friend. Recreation Services offers everything from basketball and hockey to martial arts and ultimate.

Both U of M campuses are equipped with fitness facilities. These include an indoor swimming pool, a year-round ice hockey arena, tennis and racquetball courts, rock climbing and more!

Opening in 2014 on the Fort Garry campus, our new Active Living Centre will be a world-class health and wellness centre.

Bison Football

Over 10,000 fans cheered on the Bison Football team at their first game at Investors Group Field.

Show your Bison Pride

The U of M is proud to be a leader in university athletics. Our Bison Sports program is one of Canada’s elite inter-university athletic programs and boasts more than 350 athletes across nine disciplines: basketball, cross country running, football, golf, hockey, soccer, swimming, track and field and volleyball.

Our Bison football team practices and trains in the new Investors Group Field, home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Come check out a game and find your inner Bison!

Wall climbing

A variety of fitness, intramural, recreation and sport programs are offered at our active living facilities.

Soccer

Our FieldTurf fields were designed to meet the quality levels of the FIFA Recommended 2 Star artificial turf pitch.