Re-opening Updates

Update as of May 14, 2021:

USask Rec Patrons,

We have not forgotten about you and have been working hard on plans to be able to offer as many of our recreation programs as safely as possible when approved to do so.

Last week, the provincial government and Saskatchewan Health Authority released their re-open roadmap guidelines for the province. USask Rec is excited to follow those guidelines and continue our plans to re-open recreation for our on and off campus community in the coming months. We encourage you to watch our website and social media channels for all updates as we work through our re-opening plans.

We appreciate your patience and commitment to our recreation programming and look forward to seeing you back on campus.

General Information

USask Rec will look different when you return, but the measures taken are to keep us all safe.
Whether you are ready to join us in person again or choose to continue engaging with us virtually, this page will provide everything you need to know about our reopening.

Check back frequently for updates about recreation programs and activities that will resume in the future.  
We continue to work diligently to reopen recreation opportunities for our campus community. As more services and areas reopen you will be notified through PAWS and this page.

We ask that all members who will be coming to campus, complete the the COVID-19 safety training. You can find out more health and safety requirements for the campus community by clicking here.

What can members do to help?

With the efforts of everyone, including our on and off campus members, let’s work together to keep ourselves safe and healthy.

We ask that all members who will be coming to campus, complete the the COVID-19 safety training. You can find out more health and safety requirements for the campus community by clicking here.

Our members are encouraged to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 through proper personal hygiene. This includes:

  • Frequent hand washing (wash your hands for at least 20 seconds) and hand sanitizing before, during, and after your visits
  • Respect physical distancing and take basic precautions
  • Read signs with information providing directions on how to be active safely
  • Making full use of the soap, sanitizers and cleaning items available
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a mask
  • Bring your own water bottle
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Familiarize yourself with the latest guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and do not visit the facilities if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or feeling under the weather and are advised to self-isolate

What is open?

We have been approved for the following list of activities:

What remains closed for now?

We continue to work on plans to re-open the Fit Centre, other areas of recreation on campus, and offering virtual recreation programming this Fall.

The following USask Rec recreation areas and programs remain closed:

  • PAC and Education pools, including all swimming lessons and swim programming.
  • Climbing wall
  • PAC tri-gymnasium
  • Education gymnasium
  • Locker rooms
  • Racquetball and squash courts
  • PAAL
  • Tumbleweeds
  • Open recreation
  • Campus recreation indoor intramurals


Indoor Fitness Class Protocols

How to sign up

  • Sign-up for fitness classes will be online only with a maximum capacity of 8 members per class.
  • You can view the indoor fitness class weekly schedule by clicking here.
  • Sign-up for fitness classes will be available 3 days before the class is offerred.
  • If you need to cancel, please do so through the same link as above.

Where to go 

  • All classes will be at the Physical Activity Complex (PAC).
  • Participants should arrive no earlier than 5 to 10 minutes before each class.

 What to Expect

  • Please arrive at the PAC and get in line prior to each class. A USask Rec staff member will direct you from there.
  • Staff will have participants read and answer the displayed health declaration questions. You can review it online here. If a participant answers “Yes” to any of the questions they will not be allowed to participate in the class.
  • Participants will be asked to sanitize their hands both before and after the fitness class.
  • The fitness instructor and USask Rec staff will ensure participants start and maintain physical distancing throughout the class.
  • Participants must wear a face mask while entering and exiting the PAC and in all indoor public spaces. Effective November 27th, masks are mandatory while exercising. Masks will not be provided and you will not be granted access without one.

What to Bring

  • Student ID card or photo ID if you do not have a student ID card yet.
  • Water bottle
  • Proper fitness attire and shoes - there is no access to change rooms or lockers in the PAC
  • Yoga: Bring your own yoga mat

Campus Rec Intramural Protocols

How to sign up

  • Sign-up for Fall 2020 intramurals will be online only with a limited amount of teams per sport.
  • You can view the intramurals offered by clicking here.
  • Please note: These intramurals  are weather dependent.  If the games are cancelled due to weather conditions, an email will be sent to the team captain.

Where to go 

  • Once your team is registered, you will be notified of what field your sport will play on.

Students MUST:

  • Conduct their activities with physical distancing in mind. Stay 6 feet apart at all times.
  • Acknowledge that participation in your scheduled sessions, does NOT permit you access to any other USask Rec facilities.
  • Adhere to the policy that change rooms are NOT accessible.
  • Come changed and ready for activity as change rooms are not available.
  • Sanitize hands prior to entering the physical activity space.
  • Arrive at your session no earlier than 10 minutes prior to starting and exit immediately after the session has ended.

What to Bring

  • Student card
  • Water bottle
  • Proper fitness attire and shoes

Fit Centre Reopening Protocols

The Fit Centre will reopen to USask students only on October 5th, 2020.

Please click here for more details and new protocols.