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Sports and recreation

If you're looking for a great way to keep in shape and have fun, sign up for a Warrior Recreation program, attend drop-in fitness classes, or join a varsity team. 

Being active is also a great way to make new friends, get involved, and enjoy yourself. You'll have free access to our 2 main athletic facilities as well as gyms and recreational spaces in some residences. 

spin class

Physical Activities Complex

The Physical Activities Complex (PAC) includes full-size gyms, a pool, squash courts, and a high performance training zone featuring free weights, cardio equipment, and more.

An expansion will add a climbing wall overlooking campus and triple the size of the fitness centre.

core workout

Columbia Icefield Facility

The Columbia Icefield Facility (CIF) provides 3 gymnasiums, fitness studio, hockey and skating arena, ball diamond, 5 playing fields, a fitness centre, and is home to Warrior Field.

A Field House is currently under construction and will offer indoor turf activities for training, intramural, and more.


Recreational programs

Warrior Recreation offers many ways for you to stay active as part of a healthy lifestyle.

As one of Canada's most diverse campus recreation programs, Waterloo provides approximately 250 programs at a variety of levels. Stay fit with

  • aquatics, ice activities, and racquet sports
  • 2,500 drop-in fitness & wellness classes, including power yoga, cycling, and Pilates
  • dance and martial arts
  • intramurals and tournaments

Varsity sports

If you're looking for a highly competitive team that plays against other universities, and you're willing to volunteer significant time to training and competition, varsity sports are for you! We have 32 varsity teams in 19 sports ranging from badminton to rugby. Visit for everything you need to know about our Warriors!

Women's varsity rugby team playing game

Above: Warrior Field is used for varsity teams, Warrior recreation sports, and community groups.

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