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Non-member access and photo ID policy

To gain access to the Frank Kennedy Centre/Max Bell facilities, and for the safety and security of all patrons, all program participants will be asked to show valid photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, student card, passport) to the customer service desk at maximum 30 minutes before your program begins and at time of entry into our facilities. Access to the Frank Kennedy Centre/Max Bell facilities is for the designated program and is not for general access to the facilities.

Photo and video policy

We want to ensure the UM Sport, and Recreation Facilities are a place of privacy and safety for all members, guests, and staff. We understand that social sharing is widespread, and we love to see our members sharing their successes, but we want to do so in a way that doesn’t impact the experience of others.

Please keep the following in mind while capturing photos or videos in our facilities:

  • Photos, videos, and video streaming ARE permitted in public areas of our sport and recreation facilities.
  • For the safety and privacy of all users, photos, videos, and video streaming are NOT permitted in the change/locker rooms, public washrooms, saunas and showers at any time.
  • When taking photos and videos in public spaces, please respect the safety and privacy of other users. Members, guests, or staff must not be captured in photos or videos without their verbal permission. This includes all UM Sport and Recreation Facilities.

Violation of this policy will result in the immediate revocation of membership/facility privileges. Additionally, we strongly encourage all users to refrain as much as possible from using any mobile device, tablet or laptop when in any change/locker/washroom area so to avoid suspicion of photos or videos being taken.

Promotional video/photography:

On occasion, photos and videos for professional purposes within UM Sport and Recreation Facilities may be taken but only with expressed written consent. Photo/video requests can be sent to UM Sport and Recreation Facilities Director Simon Wang at

Contact us regarding the photo and video policies:

If you have any questions regarding this policy or would like to report an incident where you feel you have been purposefully or inadvertently recorded in a photo or on video in a violation of our video and photo policy, please contact a member of our staff immediately. Alternatively, you may email us at

Transfer policy

Support worker policy and expectations

Recreation Services welcomes people with disabilities. If you require a support worker, please make sure you have read and understood our policy and expectations regarding support workers.

Gym Etiquette

  • Make our facilities welcoming for everyone by watching our YouTube series on gym etiquette. 

    Learn more

Parking and transit information

Fort Garry campus

With the exception of the University parkade, there is no charge for parking after 4:30 p.m. (and all day on weekends or statutory holidays). Please be aware that this does not include 24-hour reserved parking spots (please read the signs). For your convenience, we recommend one of the following:

  • the ALC lot
  • U lot just across from Frank Kennedy Centre
  • I Lot surrounding the Investors Group Athletic Centre
  • P lot just across from the Max Bell Centre

For complete Fort Garry parking details including daytime rates and maximums, please visit UM short-term parking.

Winnipeg Transit buses 60, 62, 75, and 78 stop outside Frank Kennedy Centre and travel to and from the university on a regular basis.

Bannatyne campus

For complete Bannatyne Campus parking including daily rates and maximums please visit the U of M casual parking page.

Please note that all parking rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Winnipeg Transit buses, Routes 12 and 33 stop on William Avenue. Route 29 stops on Sherbrook Street by the Health Sciences Centre. Route 36 also travels between the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.

Connect with us


Recreation Services Annual Survey

Recreation Services has developed a customer feedback survey for all members and program participants each year to serve our patrons better. The data we collect helps us deliver the best recreation experiences possible. Please note The University of Manitoba approves this survey for distribution.

The next survey will be shared in spring in our monthly update.

Subscribe to the monthly update

Sponsorship and development

Our sponsorship program has been designed to allow Recreation Services to build relationships with local businesses and connect them to the University of Manitoba campus. We are invested in the opportunity to create an experience between our sponsors and our patrons. Our goal is to ensure that you receive maximum value for your marketing dollars above and beyond purchasing traditional advertising space. We will work with you to create a unique and interactive opportunity to reach your target audiences directly and into the surrounding community.

Why partner with Recreation Services at UM?

Recreation Services can provide the ideal marketing platform for reaching the student and campus markets, from acquiring new customers to developing long-term relationships with the University of Manitoba active living community.

Reach a large, enlightened audience (18-24 years of age) who are active in recreation and sport

  • impact purchasing decisions
  • enforce and grow brand awareness
  • demonstrate and sell new products
  • drive sales on campus
  • collect market research
  • demonstrates your company's commitment to the University of Manitoba

By the numbers

Recreation Services meet the campus and surrounding communities' needs by providing outstanding leadership, programming, and facilities through our diverse programming and service portfolio. Align your messaging to speak to one (or all) of our many different audiences (2016 data):

  • 39,848 total members (23,761 are U of M students)
  • 42,364 program participations
  • 877,534 total member visits across all facilities
  • 804,712 member visits (2,286 per day) to the Active Living Centre (Fort Garry campus)
  • 72,822 member visits (205 per day) to the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre (Bannatyne campus)

Reach your markets
As a Recreation Services partner, you will gain access to various mediums and spaces to ensure your message is heard.  Consider one of our many opportunities to help grow your brand or product:

  • apparel partner
  • product sampling/interactive advertising
  • event partner
  • program partnership
  • facility signage advertising
  • print advertising

To find out how to join Recreation Services as a sponsor or to get a customized quote, please contact:

Lisa Tinley
Associate Director, Marketing and Communications
Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management
University of Manitoba
Room 313 Max Bell Centre

Annual report

Recreation Services is a vital campus resource that provides students, staff, and the community opportunities to find a healthy mind-body balance.  Through our facilities and programs, we strive to help develop the communities we serve so that they may live better.

The following documents provide an overview of years past, tells our stories and share our many successes.

Employment Opportunities

We hire lots of staff! From students to professionals and instructors, there's plenty of opportunities to work with UM Recreation Services. Visit the FKRM Employment Opportunities page for more information.

Location and hours

  • Holiday closures

    Includes the Active Living Centre, Frank Kennedy Centre, Joyce Fromson Pool, Max Bell Centre, Investors Group Athletic Centre, and Joe Doupe Recreation Centre (Bannatyne Campus) unless otherwise noted.

    Monday, January 3, 2022
    Monday, February 21, 2022
    Friday, April 15, 2022
    Monday, May 23, 2022
    Friday, July 1, 2022
    Monday, August 1, 2022
    Monday, September 5, 2022
    Monday, September 19, 2022
    Friday, September 30, 2022
    Monday, October 10, 2022
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    2022-23 Holiday Break Hours

    Active Living Centre (Fort Gary Campus)

    To be determined.

    Joe Doupe Recreation Centre (Bannatyne Campus)

    To be determined.

    Active Living Centre 
    430 University Crescent
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Saturday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Joe Doupe Centre
    030-727 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada

    Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Saturday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    UM Recreation Services mobile app

    Get up-to-date schedules and Recreation Services information at your fingertips.