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UPDATE: Step 3 Re-open to EVERYONE: What this means for Gryphon Athletics & Recreation

As of July 27, 2021 in accordance with Ontario’s Roadmap to Re-open, the Department of Athletics is happy to safely welcome everyone back to our facilities, programs and services in a staggered re-opening.  The roadmap is the province’s three-step plan to safely lift public health measures.

Effective Tuesday July 27, 2021 –  Re-opening to EVERYONE with Pre-Booking Required

NRG Pass (Fitness Centre & NRG Classes): Restrictions and capacity limits will be in effect, following all Province of Ontario and local public health guidelines.  Registered Spring/Summer UofG Students and Athletics Members can now access the Fitness Centre by purchasing the NRG Pass, more details here.  Prior to Aug 3/21 all users must pre-book a time slot and enter through the Garney Henley entrance for Fitness Centre reservations.  In-person NRG Class Schedule begins Aug 3/21, view schedule & more details here.  

Memberships: All community/staff/faculty and youth memberships will be activated and charged as of Aug 3/21 unless you have sent an email request to continue suspending your membership.  To activate your membership prior to Aug 3/21, please visit Client Services in person or call 519-824-4120 Ext. 56253.

Non-Members must purchase an Athletics Base Membership prior to accessing Recreation or purchasing the NRG Pass.  Not a member yet? Purchase your Day Pass at Client Services or Purchase your Base Membership now.    Faculty/Staff/Retirees can purchase the Subsidized Base Membership here.  You are an Athletics Member if you are currently registered as a full or part-time undergraduate or a full-time graduate student of the University of Guelph (Athletics Base Membership paid within your academic fees) or if you have purchased an Athletics Base Membership.  

Recreation: Limited outdoor & indoor Recreation opportunities are available including Rec Swims, Racquet Sports and Gym Sports including the GGAC Walking Track. Squash courts will be available in September.  Recreation is open to reserve 7 days in advance and prior to Aug 3/21 ALL bookings must be pre-booked here

Changerooms: Prior to August 3rd, changerooms will only be open to pool users.  Since lockers are currently not available, Client Services will provide you with a bin to hold personal belongings.

Screening: If you are coming to campus, you are required to fill out the U of G Pre-Screening form and show the ‘OK to Attend Facilities’ message prior to passing the control desk at Client Services. 

Face Coverings: All users are always required to wear a face covering while in any Department of Athletics building.  A face covering may only be removed when physical activity starts and must be put back on as soon as the activity ends. Face coverings must be stored in a clean bag or pouch so it may be clean and ready to be put back on when activity ends.

Effective Tuesday August 3, 2021 –  ALL Users will enter via Larry Pearson Entrance and Pre-Booking is NO LONGER REQUIRED (other than Rec Swims). 

Changerooms: As of Aug 3/21, Changerooms & Lockers will be open for day use only.  Locker & Towel Memberships for the fall will go on sale September 7th, visit Lockers & Towels for more details.

Pool: Due to limited time slots, pre-booking for Rec Swims will continue to be required after Aug 3/21 to ensure availability prior to arrival.  Pre-book here


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at reghelp@uoguelph.ca.  We look forward to having you back in our building.  Visit gryphons.ca/fitandrec for all updated information.

 

 

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