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Recreation

Winter 2014 Program Guide‌Opened in September 1992, the 39,000 square foot George Leach Centre (GLC) provides a wide range of facilities for athletics, fitness and recreation. Access to the GLC is available to students of Algoma University as well as the broader community.

 

The George Leach Centre is also the home of Algoma University's varsity basketball teams and other intercity and intramural sports.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday

6:30am to 12:00am

Tuesday

6:30am to 12:00am

Wednesday

6:30am to 12:00am

Thursday

6:30am to 12:00am

Friday

6:30am to 10:30pm

Saturday

7:30am to 8:00pm

Sunday

8:30am to 6:00pm

 

 

GLC Facilities

The centre's gymnasium features three regulation court surfaces, which accommodate a wide rage of athletic activities such as badminton, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. One court has been specially designed with a "dimple" surface for better tennis play. The gym areas is surrounded by a 1/9th mile indoor walk/jog track.

 

In addition, the GLC offers the following facilities:

  • squash court

  • aerobics/multipurpose room with a suspended wooden floor, which meets international standards for aerobics/dance

  • weight & cardio training rooms

  • changerooms with sauna facilities

  • meeting room

 

Fitness testing and exercise prescription is available through a certified kinesiologist.Athletics and fitness activities focus on the development of a healthy lifestyle for students. Instructional programmes include bosu training, ballroom dance, pilates, Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan, tennis, golf, yoga,  zumba and much more.  Intercity sports participation includes a men's and women's indoor soccer as well as men's league hockey teams. Tournaments are held throughout the year for many of these activities. In addition, a registered massage therapist is available on-site.

 

For further details on the facility or services call (705) 949-2301, ext. 4500 or email glcdesk@algomau.ca.

 

Who Was George Leach?

George Leach served as Athletics Director at Algoma University College from 1972 until 1986. George, who was dedicated to Algoma U students and their success, pioneered Algoma U's athletic program and promoted the philosophy that everyone should be encouraged to participate in athletics.