Membership features

See what's included with a UM Recreation Services membership.

Sport and recreation facilities

Members have access to the state-of-the-art 10,684-square-metre eco-friendly Active Living Centre.

Learn more about the sport and recreation facilities you can access with your UM Recreation Services membership.

Take a virtual 360 tour of the ALC

 

Group fitness classes

Excellent classes. Great instructors. No additional cost!

  • We offer varied content and intensity, low to high, muscle to cardio, interval to continuous, flexibility to strength and combinations of each.
  • All instructors are accredited through the Manitoba Fitness Council and other national organizations, ensuring you are getting safe, high-quality instruction.
  • We offer plenty of classes to ensure members will always have an option available during a time that fits their schedule.

Group fitness schedules and class descriptions

Casual rec use

Play your favourite sports and activities!

Members have access to 1500 plus hours of casual rec use time. From swimming to ice skating, there's an activity available for you to enjoy at no additional cost.

Book a rec use timeslot

Certified fitness professionals

Look for the friendly faces in the blue shirts!

Our fitness attendants are certified through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) as Clinical Exercise Physiologists (CEP) or Certified Personal Trainers (CPT) to provide you with knowledge and direction to help you achieve your desired results.

Attendants are on the fitness floor from open to close. Learn more about our fitness attendants and personal trainers.

Member discounts

UM Recreation Services members get 20% off registered programs, personal training and climbing services.

Membership freeze

Members who have a 12-month term may place a hold on their membership for 30, 60, or 90 sequential days for a non-refundable fee of $15 plus GST. A member may freeze their term twice every 12 months for a maximum of 3 months combined.

Dependent memberships may be frozen at no additional cost.

Members who have a 4-month term may place a one-time hold on their membership for 30 or 60 sequential days for a non-refundable fee of $15 plus GST.

View our membership freeze form for more details. Please send your completed freeze form to rec_services@umanitoba.ca or provide your completed copy to one of our customer services representatives in person to apply for a freeze.

Membership Freeze Form

 

Membership rates

Affordable options for all.

New memberships or renewals can now be purchased online or by calling our Customer Service Team at 204-474-6100.

Buy or renew your membership now

Choose the membership option that works best for you.

Membership categories  - access to both campuses -  4-month term 12-month term
  Total Monthly Total Monthly
UM staff, alumni and on-campus groups* $220 $55 $420 $35
Community $260 $65 $540 $45
Youth** (ages 6-17) $140 $35 $300 $25
Students*** (those who do not pay Sport and Rec Fee) $120/Term
Senior 60+  $220 $55 $420 $35
Locker and towel service (prices same for both campuses) 4-month term 12-month term
  Total Monthly Total Monthly
Full Locker $62 $15.50 $186 $15.50
Half Locker $42 $10.50 $126 $10.50
Towel service $32 $8 $96 $8

All prices are subject to GST.
*Canadian Sport Centre, UMSU, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Freshwater Institute, SmartPark etc. Partner membership is available for those who reside at the same address as the primary member.
**Photo ID. Required. Youth ages 6-14 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult.
***To see if you qualify, please get in touch with one of our customer service desks for more details. 

 

Payment Options

Payment plan

Pay your membership monthly with a Visa or Mastercard. This option requires a $25 administration fee and is available online or in person.

Payroll deduction

Full-time UM Staff can have their membership fees deducted from their payroll. Please get in touch with the customer service desk at 204.474.6100 for more information. 


Partner Rates

Partners of UM Staff, alumni and on-campus staff qualify for the same rate as the primary membership holder. Partners must provide proof that they live in the same residence as the primary membership holder. Partner memberships can be added when applying for a membership online.

Try before you buy

  • Daily drop-in rate: $15 per visit
  • 10-visit drop-in pass: $125
  • 10-visit youth pass: $70

Drop-in options are available for purchase in person and online for the drop-in 10-visit pass. Please visit the Active Living Centre or Joe Doupe Recreation Centre and speak to a customer service representative for more information.

 


UM Students

  • Student access:

    By way of the Sport and Rec Fee, eligible students have access to available facilities in the Active Living Centre, Frank Kennedy Centre and Max Bell Centre at the Fort Garry campus and the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre at the Bannatyne campus.

    Eligibility is dependent on:
    • Enrollment (registered for classes in the current term)
    • Completion of the Aurora waiver within the last 12 months
      • Enrollment & Academic Records > Declarations > Gym waiver/agreement.
  • Student lifting dumbbells while seated in Active Living Centre
Activation and two-day grace period:

Once you have met all the eligibility requirements, you will receive an email confirming your access has been activated within approximately two business days. Please wait two business days before inquiring about the status of your student access. 

Students under 18:

If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must sign your Gym Waiver/Agreement. Please visit our website to download and print the form. The fully completed form must be emailed to rec_services@umanitoba.ca to be processed. 

ICM students: 

To access the gym, ICM students must first complete the Gym waiver/agreement by logging in to their student portal account at the following pathway:

  • Student Resources > select “Forms” in the dropdown > click Active Living Center Waiver.

Summer term access:

Students that were enrolled in classes in the winter term but are not continuing in the spring or summer term can come to the customer service desk and purchase a non-student access membership.

Virtual health and fitness

  • Join us from your computer, tablet or phone for online guided workouts, fitness tips and tricks from our pros to keep you moving and staying active if you're at home.

    Virtual health and fitness page

     

  • instructor teaching fitness class