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Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre

50 East Ring Road, Guelph, ON, N1G 4Z8

Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre

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The Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre was the recipient of the 2018 Facilities of Merit Award. After expanding on the W.F. Mitchell Athletic Centre, the GGAC has revolutionized the way athletics and recreation is presented at Guelph. 

  • The expansion includes a state-of-the art fitness center with a club-like atmosphere, a triple gymnasium/event center with retractable bowl seating for 2,000, a running track with an additional 400 viewing spaces, student and varsity change rooms, a climbing wall, and program spaces to accommodate recreation, intramurals, fitness instruction and varsity activity.
  • A primary driver for the design was the creation of a variety of accessible student spaces to foster social interaction and encourage exploration of the many programs available. The new complex satisfies the athletic and academic needs of the University and Guelph community and acts as a venue for major sporting, social gathering, cultural and conference events.
  • The new east face of the facility has been designed to display University of Guelph athletics to the community and presents a large-scale, bold and fluid new profile to the adjacent street.
  • Automated External Defibrillators (AED) can be found on the main floor outside the Client Service Desk, on the wall in the Mitchell lobby, in the West Gym north wall, in the Fitness Centre in the heavy weight section and beside the offices, as well as on the third floor across from room 3212.