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All visitors over the age of 12 must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to access the University of Guelph campus. Visitors should attest to their vaccination status through the U of G's COVID-19 Daily Screening Tool. Visitors with a medical exemption must have a negative antigen test result from within the last 72 hours before coming to our spaces.  Gryphon Athletics Centre Screening & Vaccination Policies > 

Limited Recreation is available to current UofG Students & Athletics Members.  View the weekly Recreation Calendar by hovering over the Sports & Clubs menu item above, then click on the Recreation column heading.  This schedule is updated weekly every Tuesday.

Walking/Jogging Track GGAC

This indoor track is located in the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre and accessed on the second floor. The track can be used for general recreation or warming up before the gym and is restricted for walking and jogging only.


Recreation Protocols

  • Pre-Booking/Reserving your time slot is NO LONGER REQUIRED (other than Rec Swims & Squash Courts)
  • 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
  • Recreation Members will enter through the Larry Pearson entrance
  • Everyone must check-in at Client Services (or with Rink Attendant/Field House Info Desk) upon arrival
  • Everyone must obey physical distancing guidelines while in the facility
  • Face masks must be worn while in the facility.  
  • Bandanas and scarves are not acceptable face coverings. 
  • Face masks may only be removed during physical activity, but must be worn by players on the bench

Basketball Protocols

  • Basketball time is for shooting and skill development only
  • Maximum of 2 people per net
  • NO 1-on-1 games

Track Protocols

  • Track is only open during scheduled times
  • Only clean, indoor shoes permitted on the track
  • Spiked shoes not permitted
  • Please follow posted daily directional and lane signage
  • For running and sprinting options, refer to the Rec Track times in the Field House

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. When Change rooms are available, they 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. 

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.

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