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  • Winter Swim Lesson Registration opens Nov. 22 at 12 noon

    Register for Winter 2023 Swim Lessons, beginning Nov. 22.  Lessons begin the week of January 16.

  • Have you tried an ExpressFit class?

    ExpressFit classes are free to Brock students – there are so many options!

    Take a look at the schedule here

  • First Aid/CPR courses

    Courses are offered at Brock most weekends.  We offer Lifesaving Society First Aid and CPR courses, including recertifications.  Get registered, and get certified!

  • Brock University pauses mask and vaccine requirement beginning July 4

    Brock to pause COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirements effective July 4

     

  • Brock’s Zone Fitness Centre receives national recognition

    Brock University’s Zone Fitness Centre has won a national award for excellence.

    The 15,500-square-foot facility was recently named the winner of the 2022 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Outstanding Facility Award.

    “The award is a tribute to all who were involved in this project, especially the students who had the vision to lead and support the project financially,” said Karen McAllister-Kenny, Director, Brock Recreation. “Providing more access for activity to all Brock students is something that we can all be very proud of. This beautiful new space will be well used in the years to come.”

    The NIRSA Outstanding Facility Award recognizes excellence in the innovative designs of new, renovated and/or expanded collegiate recreation and wellness facilities.

    The awards committee consists of members from some of the United States’ largest universities and colleges, such as Louisiana State University, University of Central Florida and the University of Texas.

    The nomination detailed the complex construction challenges faced by the building’s architect, mcCallumSather, and Aquicon Construction. This included navigating an innovative construction path to the work site, which was an enclosed courtyard in the heart of Brock’s Walker Sports Complex.

    In March 2021, the Zone officially opened and tripled the size of the original facility. The new Zone debuted a modern destination for health and wellness and met four of the five campus planning principles: support academic mission, enhance the campus experience, engage, and integrate with the community and foster sustainability.

    The Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) has worked tirelessly on the project, which spanned several years of student executives, including presidents Patrick Foster (2016-17), Faisal Hejazi (2017-18), Aidan Hibma (2018-19), Bilal Khan (2019-2020) and Asad Jalib (2020-21). The Graduate Students’ Association, and President Christopher Yendt, have also been involved through the years.

    “Since early 2018, BUSU executives, alongside Brock, have successfully managed the funding, design and construction of The Zone expansion project, while having to navigate a global pandemic during the final stretch,” said current BUSU President Rafay Rehan. “With The Zone’s renovations complete, we are proud to provide students with a top-tier fitness facility that will be used by generations of Brock students to come.”

    The award will be presented at the 72nd annual NIRSA Conference in Portland, Ore., on March 29.

  • Walker Sports Complex update – no need to show Brock screening results at Cage

    As of Mar. 2, the requirement to show your Brock screening results at the Cage each day has been removed.  All are encouraged to continue to continue to self-screen prior to coming to Brock, and do not come to campus if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

    Brock University requires all who are on campus to be fully vaccinated.

  • Trial Week Feb. 28 – Mar. 4

    We’ve got new “in-person” 5 – week programs beginning March 7.  From Jungle Gym to Bollywood, Self Defense to Zumba and to Candlelight Yoga, Barre Core and TRX!

    Not sure if you will like the class?  Take part in a “free” class during trial week.  Pre-register here

  • Walker Sports Complex is open

    As per the Ontario government announcement on Jan. 20, 2022, easing restrictions for sport and recreation facilities, the Walker Sports Complex (pool, the Zone, gymnasia) will re-open on Monday, Jan. 31.  Pre-registration for space will open on Friday, Jan. 28 at noon.

  • Niagara Region issues ‘Letter of Instructions’ for Sport and Recreation facilities – effective Dec. 10

    Effective Dec. 10, all sport, recreation and fitness facilities in the Niagara Region must ensure that capacity limits in locker and shower areas and washrooms within facilities are managed, including only allowing participants to access these spaces 15 minutes before activity and 15 minutes after.  We ask that you continue to respect the occupancy limits posted in these areas in the Walker Sports Complex, and you limit the time you spend prior to and after your activity.  Thank you.

    You can read the information here  Letter of Instruction

  • Indoor Running track is open – reserve your time on-line

    If the weather outside isn’t letting you run or walk, Brock students can use the indoor track, located above the Ian D. Beddis gymnasium.  Book your time on-line weekly (reservations open on Fridays at noon).