Most events and varsity and club sports activity are suspended. Currently, the University is not permitting third-party events on campus. The Athletics Complex is following a re-opening strategy that is focused on serving our students.
Although Acadia University campus and buildings are closed to the general public until further notice, exceptions include access to the:
Exceptions are also in place for those transporting students, contractors, and service providers.
Our Athletics staff have developed new fitness and recreational programming for students that meets Nova Scotia Public Health and sport-specific guidelines and requirements. We are also offering a Sport Academy and other new fitness and wellness activities powered by the skills of our varsity staff and athletes.
The pool, walking track, squash courts, and racquetball courts have re-opened on an appointment basis beginning February 8th, 2021. External groups can now rent the Andrew H. McCain Arena beginning.
You can schedule appointments to use facilities through our booking website.
Please visit our Recreation website for information and videos on booking appointments and using the facilities. Acadia students and employees will be emailed information directly on how to book an appointment to the fitness centre.
The University has used the time between allowing student use and the general reopening of the facility to review protocols related to pool use. We considered an array of factors including access to changing facilities, appointment scheduling, the maximum number of participants etc. Social distancing measures, mask requirements and upgraded cleaning protocols will be part of the requirements for return to use.
More in-depth rules will be posted outside the change rooms, on the pool deck, and sent out to users through our fitness email distribution list. If you would like to be included on this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will explore the reintroduction of additional facility features including community fitness programming in the spring. Continued use of the Acadia Pool will be re-evaluated when Acadia classes are completed in April.
Changing rooms are currently only available for pool users, but lockers are not available and you must do post-swim showers at home.
The main changing rooms will be closed to all who have access to the fitness centre. We will be advising all users of the facility to come dressed to work out. Storage for street shoes will be provided. Workout shoes will be expected to be worn when in the fitness facility. Accessible washrooms cannot be used as a place to change.
We are encouraging our members to remain members. We will be extending your membership appropriately at no additional expense. We value your membership and hope you will be patient as we ensure a safe environment for all our users. If you do require more information, please contact the Acadia Box Office at email@example.com.