Active Living Centre now open
The new Active Living Centre has opened its doors to students, faculty, staff and the community. The building is opening in a phased approach, with users able to access to the 300 level and 400 levels [3rd and 4th floors] which houses the bulk of new cardio, resistance and free weight equipment, as well as a 200-metre indoor track.
While construction is completed in other areas of the building, entry to the new space will directed through the third floor of the Frank Kennedy Centre until further notice.[rev_slider ALC_Preview]
Each year, more than 7,800 students and 1,000 staff and community members use the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management’s sport and recreation facilities at the University of Manitoba. The Faculty promotes sport and active living through various university and community programs for people of all ages. It has a long history of success in Intercollegiate Sport and prepares future kinesiologists, physical educators and recreation specialists, while producing knowledgeable consumers of physical activity.
Do you plan on using the new Active Living Centre?
- Yes (82%, 513 Votes)
- No (18%, 110 Votes)
Total Voters: 623
While the new facility (which I won’t be using) is very exciting it would be nice if a fraction of those funds could have been used to improve the facilities at Bannatyne Campus. I appreciate that our membership dues are low, however, look what FG gets for their $ compared to us here at BC.
I shall remaining physically active on a daily basis – but in the pool named for Joyce Fromson (of blessed memory).
Will the new centre have updated squash courts? The old squash facilities are TERRIBLE (outdated/inaccurate court size, chipped and pocketed walls, nonstandard lines, no place to put your waterbottle and bag when not playing…)
I will not use it as I am a doctoral student living far away from campus. I am frustrated with the lack of consultation with students in general, and with students with disabilities in particular as these decisions have been made. It is an unfair expense for me which does not make me feel excited about the Active Living Centre.
This is a great way for me to use the gym as a stress relief for school!
The new facilities are nice, and I will probably use them as I currently use the gritty grotto. However, I really do have to question the University’s priorities building (and maintaining) a new facility like this while the space in the core academic faculties (like Arts and Science)is crumbling around us.
I also agree with Teresa that the current Squash courts are a joke. It would have been nice to have new courts, especially since Squash is a traditional university game.
New facility looks great ! I think I retired too early though !
This looks great and I would love to join, however, I train mainly on an Arc Trainer and while I see a lot of elliptical machines, I do not see Arc Trainers. Have you any? If not, do you plan on acquiring some?
What a fabulous facility. I’m a UM alumni who spent many hours in the Grotty – and although I’ll miss some of the quirks of the GG I’m so happy the ALC is finally on campus. I will certainly visit the ALC and work out there every time I visit WPG. Great job to all (past and current) who were involved in the planning and building of this great addition to the U of M. Congrats.