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Field/Outdoor Sports

Sports currently available: Soccer, Walking Track in the Gryphon Field House
Currently NOT available:  Beach Volleyball, Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee
All recreation must be reserved in advance.   After reviewing below Policies & Protocols, please proceed to reserve your time slot @ 
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  • Recreation available to U of G Students & Athletics Members ONLY.  You are an Athletics Member if you are a registered 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.
  • Daily Access Pass currently not available 
  • View weekly Recreation Calendar, hover over the Sports & Clubs menu item above, then click on the Recreation column heading.

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee
Outdoor Soccer
Beach Volleyball
Ultimate Frisbee
Outdoor Soccer
Beach Volleyball

Field House Walking Track is a facility which offers a full indoor track at the University of Guelph Field House. This allows members to take advantage of bad weather conditions.


Enforced Booking Policies

  • All time slots must be reserved in advance for the purpose of contact tracing.
  • Bookings can only be made for yourself – booking for others is NOT Permitted.
  • Max one (1) time slot per day for Rec Swims, NRG Fitness classes, Fitness Centre.
  • No back to back bookings permitted in the same building.
  • Bookings available to reserve 7 days in advance, on the hour (means you don’t have to wake up at midnight to make your booking).
  • Time slots will be available to reserve up until 1 hour before the desired start time.
  • All members must have a booking to access our building and/or any of our spaces. 
  • Clients should cancel reservations on their own and can do so without penalty up to 1 hour before the booked time.
  • Reservations can be managed through the app, your email confirmation or by calling Client Services (519 824 4120 Ext. 56253).
  • Non-members will be denied access to reserved time slots.
  • All Clients must check in when they arrive prior to any booking.
  • Clients who register for a time and continuously do not show will have their memberships temporarily suspended.


General Recreation Protocols

  • Everyone is required to complete the U of G COVID-19 Screening Form prior to every visit using the QR code or by visiting > or access to the facility will be denied
  • If you experience any symptoms on the screening form or do not feel well, please stay home
  • Everyone must check-in at the Field House information desk upon arrival (not necessary for outdoor sports)
  • While change rooms are closed, Field House Attendants will provide you with a bin to hold personal belongings
  • Everyone must obey physical distancing guidelines while in the facility
  • Face coverings must be worn while in the facility
  • Face coverings may only be removed during physical activity, but must be worn by players on the bench

Soccer Protocols

  • Must have an individual booking to play
  • Bookings are for 1 hour, please do not arrive early and leave immediately after your booking
  • Two players per net at a time
  • No games allowed to be played.  Time is strictly for skill-building (shooting, dribbling, and passing only)
  • Players are reminded to be physically distanced when possible
  • Masks must be worn when not actively participating in activity
  • Soccer balls available for lending at the Field House information desk
  • Lost or broken balls are charged at replacement cost (approximately $35)
Internal protocols & opening procedures can be found on our COVID-19 website (
For University of Guelph COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus closures, cancellations or other notices, visit
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Ultimate Frisbee – currently NOT available

Ultimate is a great sport for recreational play.
Frisbees available for lending at the Field House information desk.

Beach Volleyball – currently NOT available

Nets, lines, and volleyballs are available for use.
Lost or broken equipment is changed at replacement cost (approx. $30 ball, $150 net, $50 lines).

Baseball – currently NOT available

Bats are available for sign out at Client Services. Lost or broken bats are changed at replacement cost.

Equipment Rental

A selection of equipment is available for loan to U of G Students/Athletics Members during Recreation times. Fees may apply for some items, visit Equipment Lending for details.

You are an Athletics Member if you are a registered 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 have purchased an Athletics Base Membership.

Facility Guidelines

Athletics is committed to providing a safe, inviting recreation experience for the University of Guelph community. Please assist us by adhering to the following guidelines.

  1. Individuals must be 12 years or older to participate in NRG Classes and 16 years or older to use the Fitness Centre.
  2. Persons 15 years of age and under participating in Recreation activities must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian at all times.
  3. Athletic clothing appropriate to the activity must be worn.
  4. Clean athletic footwear with non-marking soles must be worn on all surfaces.
  5. Programming space is to be shared appropriately with all participants.
  6. Food or glass bottles are not permitted in the gymnasiums or program rooms.
  7. Inappropriate behavior such as swearing, physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated and may result in loss of building access privileges and/or immediate removal from facility.
  8. All programming ends 30 minutes prior to the building closing. All equipment must be returned at this time.
  9. Change rooms will be inspected by a Client Services Representative upon building closure.
  10. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in removal from facility and/or loss of access privileges.

Please forward any comments or suggestions to Client Services 519-824-4120 ext. 56253.

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