Booking your activity

Current members:

We are excited to see you back. Please visit our online registration tool to book your activity or group fitness class.

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New members:

Welcome to Recreation Services! Please note that before you book your activity:

 

All members:

- Bookings are offered in 2-hour blocks on a first-come, first-served basis.

- Time slots can be booked no more than two days in advance and open at 7 a.m.

Our commitment to safety

The health and safety of our members and staff are our top priority.

Please note the following to a safe visit for everyone:

  • Please stay home if you are feeling unwell. Before entering the facility, staff and participants must use the self-screening tool. Members and staff are not allowed entry if they present with COVID-19 symptoms. 
     
  • Mask policy. Participants using indoor UM sport and recreation facilities can remove their face masks when engaging in physical activity and while in their individual workout spaces (i.e., at equipment). Movement in and between equipment/activities will require masking at all times.
     
  • Vaccination required. Effective Friday, September 3, in accordance with public health restrictions, proof of approved COVID-19 vaccination and government-issued identification is required at entry. More details
     
  • Limited capacity. As per Public Health guidelines, we will be limiting occupancy to 75 percent of the Active Living Centre’s capacity.  
     
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting. Members are asked to clean equipment before and after each use.
     
  • Signage. Signage highlighting expectations to ensure everyone complies with our safety protocols will be located throughout the facilities. 

Changes to services

  • Lockers and change rooms: Locker rooms are open and following physical distancing guidelines. Day-use lockers are at 75 percent capacity, and rental lockers are once again available to rent.
     
  • Showers: Showers are available for member use. Please bring your own towel.
     
  • Washrooms: Washrooms will remain open for use.
     
  • Towel service has returned and is now available for members.
     
  • The sauna will remain closed. 
     
  • The gymnasiums, courts and circuit training room are now open at limited capacity.
     
  • The ice rink and tennis courts are now open at limited capacity.
     
  • The climbing and bouldering walls are now open at limited capacity. 
     
  • Water fountains will be available to fill personal water bottles only. Drinking directly from water fountains is not permitted. 
    • Please bring your own water bottles or sports drinks.

If you are not quite ready to come back for in-person workouts, we invite you to visit our Virtual Health and Fitness page for online workouts you can follow from home.

Hours of operation and parking

  • Fort Garry Campus

    Opening hours:

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

    Parking:

    On weekdays, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., paid visitor parking is restricted to meters, Park & Pay areas and the University Parkade. Visitor parking passes for specific lots must be displayed in the vehicle. For complete Fort Garry parking details including daytime rates and maximums, please visit UM short-term parking.

    For your convenience, we recommend parking in the U lot just across from Frank Kennedy Centre. Paid parking in U Lot is located on the Northeast corner of the parking lot.

    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).

    Bannatyne Campus

    Opening hours:

    Monday to Friday 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Parking:

    On weekdays, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., paid visitor parking is restricted to meters and Park & Pay areas. Visitor parking passes for specific lots must be displayed in vehicle. For complete parking details including daytime rates and maximums, please visit UM short-term parking.

    For your convenience, we recommend parking on the street. 

  • Active Living Centre south entrance

What to expect when you arrive at Joe Doupe

  • Access to Joe Doupe Recreation Centre:

    You will gain access to Brodie Center through the main doors and will be required to have an access card, photo ID and be wearing a mask.
           -  Members who are not UM staff or students will require an access card to enter the Brodie Centre. Email Kerri Chase to arrange your card: kerri.chase@umanitoba.ca
           -  Fort Garry UM staff and students who use the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre should contact Colin Wooton: colin.wooton@umanitoba.ca to add access to their card.

    •  Just before your designated workout time, line up down the hall outside the Joe Doupe Centre entrance. Physical distance markers will be present.
       
    • Just before your time, the exterior Joe Doupe Centre door will be open. You will proceed to the turnstile, swipe your card for gym access.
       
    • You will then have access throughout the Joe Doupe Centre.
  • member picking up weight in weightroom

Frequently asked questions

UM student acess

What is the 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 part-time or full-time study status, regardless of access to facilities, as the fee is not a user fee. To universally promote wellness across our campuses through access to programming, the UM decided not to allow for opting out.

I am a UM student, do I have access to the gym?

Yes - UM students will have access to the Active Living Centre at the Fort Garry campus and the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre at the Bannatyne campus. 

All UM students will be required to complete an Assumption of Risk, Release of liability, Waiver of Claims and Indemnity Agreement by logging in to your Aurora account and following the pathway outlined below:

  • Enrollment & Academic Records > Declarations > Gym waiver/agreement

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.

 

I am a UM student at Bannatyne campus, do I have access to the gym?

Yes - UM students will have access to the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre at the Bannatyne campus and the Active Living Centre at the Fort Garry campus.

All UM students will be required to complete an Assumption of Risk, Release of liability, Waiver of Claims and Indemnity Agreement by logging in to your Aurora account and following the pathway outlined below:

  • Enrollment & Academic Records > Declarations > Gym waiver/agreement

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. 

 


 

Booking and planning your workout or activity

Why do I have to pre-book my workout or activity?

As we are operating at a reduced capacity, you must pre-book workout and activity times. By pre-booking your time, you are guaranteed entry into the facility during that time slot.

How many times am I allowed to book in a day?

Members are permitted to book two different activities for two hours per session a day.

When can I book my workout or activity?

Time slots can be booked no more than two days in advance and open up at 7 a.m.

To book your time slot, please log in to our online registration site.

This short tutorial video demonstrates how to book your time. Please note we have added more bookable activities since the tutorial video was made.

How do I cancel my workout or activity time slot after I have signed-up? Will I be charged for classes I cancel?

You can cancel your time slot through our online registration system or by calling the customer service desk at 204-474-6100. 

At this time, there is no charge to cancel or change a time slot. We ask that you cancel at least 8 hours in advance to allow for others to book a time. Failure to do so may result in lost booking privileges.

Please watch our tutorial video for more information on how to cancel your booking.

Do I have to take the self-screening test before every booking?

Yes, all staff, students, and members must take the self-screening test before entering the facility. 

 


 

Building and equipment use

Can I use the pool?

Yes! The pool is now open and available for use as per provincial guidelines. Please see above for the booking procedure.

Can I use the locker rooms?

Lockers and change rooms and showers: Locker rooms are open and following physical distancing guidelines. Day-use lockers are at 75 percent capacity, and rental lockers are once again available to rent. Every second shower will be available for use by members. Please bring your own towel.

Washrooms: Washrooms will remain open for use.

Please bring your own filled water bottle as water fountains will only be available as a fill-up station. 

Am I required to wear a mask and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

Mandatory mask use. The wearing of 3-ply disposable or reusable masks is mandatory on UM campuses when physical distancing is not possible. Masks are not required while engaging in physical activity or while in your individual workout space.

If you forget your mask, you might be denied entry into our facilities.

Are staff required to wear masks?

Staff are required to wear masks as per the University of Manitoba guidelines.

Our staff will wear a mask during their shift for their safety and the safety of others. Instructors teaching group fitness classes are not required to wear masks while instructing or engaging in strenuous exercise.  

Can I borrow equipment? (i.e. a basketball for Open gym?)

Equipment is available for rent at the customer service desk. Please bring your own ball/shuttlecock.

You can purchase balls/shuttlecocks at the ALC customer services desk.

Can I share ALC equipment?

For sports with another participant (i.e. squash, racquetball, badminton and pickleball), participants must each have their own equipment and ball/shuttlecock. Equipment must be wiped down before and after being used. 

Can I use the sauna?

The sauna is currently closed.

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