Opening Summer 2014
UNITED Health & RecPlex
As of February 4, 2013, work crews and heavy machinery have been on site, excavating and setting piles (building supports) for our exciting, new community project.
View our construction photo album.
In September 2012, Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President & Vice Chancellor, UWinnipeg, the Premier of Manitoba, Greg Selinger, the Mayor of Winnipeg, Sam Katz, community members, UWinnipeg faculty, staff and students gathered outside the Duckworth Centre to officially break ground on the new UNITED Health & RecPlex.
See the detailed news release and backgrounder here.
Through the generous support of the Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg, the University of Winnipeg is building a multi-sport Health & RecPlex that will help alleviate the chronic shortage of indoor recreational space in Winnipeg, enhance the UWinnipeg student experience and offer neighbourhood youth and residents unsurpassed recreational opportunities and new health services.
The state of the art, indoor green space will accommodate a multitude of sports such as soccer, flag football and track and field, as well as cultural and community events. The Health & RecPlex will include
- a large multi-use artificial turf field
- a four-lane rubberized sprint track
- a practice gym
- retractable batting cages
- a multi-events room
- a dance/yoga studio
- food and beverage kiosks
- an underground parkade that can accommodate 200 vehicles
It would be good because it keeps kids busy and away from drugs.
-12 year-old Mehr Rakhshani
We dont have any indoor soccer options in the inner city, and its the number one sport for newcomers to our community.
-Phil Chiappetta, Rossbrook House
View his comments here.
The indoor recreational facility will be connected by sky bridge to a new health, wellness and healing centre, offering a multitude of health services for the University and community.