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Time to get active

February 25, 2015 — 

On February 25, 2015, at 6:30 am, doors will open for the phased opening of the new Active Living Centre on the Fort Garry Campus. Students, faculty, staff and the community can begin to enjoy the new facility, which includes state-of-the art equipment and workout areas.

With the building opening in a phased approach, users will be given access to the 300 level and 400 levels (3rd and 4th floors) which house the bulk of new cardio, resistance and free weight equipment as well as a 200-metre indoor track. Boasting floor to ceiling windows and the third largest quantity of Precor® networked cardio units in the world, new and existing patrons will be inspired as they explore the beauty and reap the benefits of this world-class facility.

This new 100,000 sq.ft. facility provides:

  • 1000 pieces of free weights and accessories
  • 200-metre elevated running track
  • 160 pieces of cardio equipment
  • 64 pieces of resistance equipment
  • 49 pieces of strength equipment
  • 12-metre climbing wall

NB: The climbing wall will not be open on February 25th

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.

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.

The grand opening celebration of the Active Living Centre is planned for April 7, 2015.

 

For more information, such as hours and membership rates, please visit the Active Living Centre FAQ website.

For additional information, contact Simon Wang, director, Active Living Centre, at: 204-291-0630 or email: simon [dot] wang [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

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