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Sport and Recreation Facilities and COVID-19

Learn more about UM's COVID-19 updates and recovery plans:

On this page:

Updated on February 12, 2021

Facility update:

Mandatory mask use. The wearing of 3-ply disposable or reusable masks is now mandatory on UM campuses even when physical distancing is possible and must be worn at all times including while being actively engaged in strenuous exercise

Learn more: Our commitment to your safety


The following facilities are now open at 25 per cent capacity as of Tuesday, February 16.

Visit the links below to find out what you need to know for a safe return.


The following facilities will remain closed until further notice:

  • Joyce Fromson Pool

  • The Sport and Recreation areas of Frank Kennedy Centre

  • Max Bell Centre

  • Investors Group Athletic Centre

Facility rentals:

Until further notice, rental spaces are not available.

Program update:

Recreation Services

The Active Living Centre and Joe Doupe Recreation Centre will re-open at 25 per cent capacity on Tuesday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. 

Visit Recreation Services

Mini U Programs

Swimming lessons will be suspended until further notice.

While spring break and 10-week spring programs will not be offered this year, we are working hard behind the scenes towards a return to programming for summer 2021.

Visit Mini U Programs for updates

Junior Bisons

All Junior Bisons programs remain suspended until further notice.

We value the relationships we have built with our Junior Bisons athletes. We look forward to welcoming new Junior Bisons to our programs once we are able to return to training together at UM.


UM students update:

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 status of part-time or full-time study, regardless of access to facilities as the fee is not a user fee. With the goal of universally promoting wellness across our campuses through access to programming, the decision was made to not allow for opting out.

The Sport and Rec Fee will be applied to all UM students’ tuition at a reduced rate for the Winter Term. The rate, 70 per cent of the standard Sport and Rec Fee, will be assessed at $62.92 for full-time students and $47.18 for part-time students.

Learn more about UM student gym access

Virtual health and fitness

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