Frequently Asked Questions

General

The Walker Sports Complex is located at the west side of the Brock campus.

To register, you may visit the Welcome Desk in the Walker Sports Complex in person, call 905 688 5550 x4060, or register online. If you are phoning to register, please have your VISA or Mastercard number and expiry date available.

The Department of Brock Sports website is found at gobadgers.ca  – game schedules are included on the website.

Facility hours

The Walker Complex is generally closed on statutory holidays. However, the Walker Complex is sometimes open for reduced hours even when the rest of the university is closed.

See Hours and directions for specific dates and times.

Parking

If you are registered for a Recreation program, including swim lessons, you may park in Lot B at no charge during your lesson.  Go to the Walker Sports Complex Welcome Desk the first day of lessons, bring your license plate number, and you will be given a parking hang tag.

Lot P is located to the west of the front entrance of the Walker Complex, and is a coin/credit card lot.

For those from the community who are registered through Brock Recreation for courses, you are eligible for a complimentary parking pass valid during your classes. This allows you to park in Lot B, and not have to worry about paying each time. The  passes are available at the Welcome Desk in the Walker Complex. These passes are not available to Brock students, staff or faculty.

Using the facilities of the Walker Complex

Admission to the Walker Sports Complex facilities including the Zone fitness centre requires the purchase of a membership or a day pass. 10-time passes for either the pool or the full facility are also available. Memberships are available to the following groups:

a) Current Undergraduate students:
All current Brock University undergraduate students may use all of the facilities of Walker Sports Complex, by showing your current student ID card at the Equipment Room.  Currently enrolled students can gain access to the locker/shower rooms, sauna, squash and tennis courts, track, gymnasia (when available), studios (when available), pool, whirlpool, and The Zone fitness centre. A selection of fitness activities (including fitness classes, aqua-fit classes, spin classes, and more) are also included as part of the ancillary fee. The Rowing Centre is not included.

b) Current Brock University graduate students
All current Brock University graduate students may use all the facilities of the Walker Sports Complex including the Zone, by showing your current student ID card at the Equipment Room. Graduate students held a referendum in the spring of 2010 and voted to pay extra ancillary fees to include the Zone in their membership.

c) Staff, Faculty, Community (ages 18+)
A membership is required to use the Walker Sports Complex and may be purchased at the Welcome Desk. Several membership options are available!

d) High School Students (ages 14-18)
During the summer months of May-August, high school students may purchase a facility/Zone membership by showing a current student ID at the Welcome Desk.

Go to the Equipment Room to get the appropriate identifying wristband. Note: we will look up your membership twice per membership term; after that, you must pay $2.00 every time you forget your card. It is your responsibility to have your card with you.

Inside the change rooms and outside the Zone are pay-per-use coin lockers (50 cents). There are also day-use lockers (no locks on them) inside the change rooms that you may use while you work out.

Bring your own lock or rent one at the Equipment Room for the day ($2), we also sell combination locks at the Central Equipment Room (Cage) and the Welcome Desk for $8. We have limited lockers available for rent by the term; ask at the Welcome Desk for sale dates.

Zone Fitness Centre

Yes, when you enter the Zone, there is a binder on the desk, where you can sign up 3 days in advance for cardio machines. Each machine is numbered, so check the machine to ensure you are on the correct one.

Yes! You may sign up in advance for spinning classes in the binder at the Walker Sports Complex Welcome Desk to reserve your bike.

Fitness classes are generally held in the fitness studio, aqua fitness classes are held in the pool. All fitness classes require advance sign-up in the appropriate binder on the Welcome Desk.

If your machine has no electrical plug, energy is generated by your movement, so keep moving and then press the machine’s start button. If the machine does have a plug, ask a trainer for assistance.

Ask the person using the station if you may “set in” or “work in” with them. Or you can do another exercise while waiting. Alternatively, the trainers can suggest a different, comparable exercise to try.

Aquatics

View the pool schedule online for both the current week and next week. If you need further information, or are inquiring about the schedule for a specific date in the future, please call 905-688-5550, x3928.

Day swim passes are available, Adults (over 15) $4.75, Children $3.75.

Children under 6 years old must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian* who is responsible for their direct supervision. Maximum of 2 children/guardian.

Children 6-9 who are non-swimmers must by accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian* who is responsible for their direct supervision. Ratio 4 children/guardian.

Children 6-9 who are swimmers, may be admitted to the pool unaccompanied. Parent or guardian* must be in the pool gallery. The child will be asked to demonstrate their swimming ability by completing the facility swim test—two widths of the pool without stopping. One width of the pool is equal to 18.5 metres.

*Guardians must be at least 12 years of age.

Tots in the pool must wear specially designed commercial swim diapers. No cloth or disposable diapers are allowed.