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.

Plans to reopen the Fit Centre, other areas of recreation on campus, continue to be prioritized and we are proud to be offering virtual recreation programming coming soon this Fall.

We also continue to work on plans for Campus Recreation intramural programming. Coming soon this Fall, we are excited to offer the following virtual learn-to recreation to all USask students:
  • Snow shoeing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Winter biking
  • Winter running

We will announce registration dates as soon as we can.

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.

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:

  • Fit Centre (reopening October 5 to USask students only)
  • Indoor fitness classes (reopening October 5 to USask students only)
  • 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


Outdoor Fitness Class Protocols

How to sign up

  • Sign-up for fitness classes will be online only with a maximum capacity of 20 members per class.
  • You can view the outdoor fitness class weekly schedule by clicking here.
  • Sign-up for fitness classes will be available 3 days before the class is offered and will close 60 minutes before the class.
  • If you need to cancel, please do so through the same link as above.
  • Please note: These fitness classes are weather dependent.  If the class is cancelled due to weather conditions, an email will be sent to the address used through the booking site.

Where to go 

  • All classes will have a “home base” at the College of Education tennis courts.
  • Participants should arrive no earlier than 5 to 10 minutes before each class.

 What to Expect

  • USask Rec staff will be present to check in participants by viewing employee, member or student cards on the table.
  • 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 are not required to wear masks, however if they want to bring their own mask and wear it, it is welcomed. Masks will not be provided.
  • Please note, there will be no access to bathrooms or change rooms.

What to Bring

  • Student, Employee or Membership card
  • Water bottle
  • Proper fitness attire and shoes
  • Yoga: Bring your own yoga mat, and a jacket or blanket for relaxation at the end
  • Bootcamp: Bring your own mat, or towel for ground work

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 the scheduled session for the touch football program 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 (tentatively).

Please click here for more details and new protocols.