Axworthy Health & RecPlex

Recreation Services


In addition to soccer, the multi-sport RecPlex is used for flag football, Ultimate, Pickleball and more!


In the Fall and Winter Terms the RecPlex is open for activities from early morning till late at night.


Kids love the horizontal bouldering wall located in the Community Gym, 2nd floor.

Named for former President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, this indoor field house facility features an impressive large multi-use artificial turf field [50.5 by 90-metre soccer field, which meets minimum FIFA standard] that can be converted to three cross court fields.
This air conditioned, ventilated indoor field space accommodates a multitude of sports including soccer, flag football, student intramural sports, track and field, as well as an wide-array of cultural and community events.  Wheelchair accessible elevators and washrooms; braille signage are found throughout the facility.

Key RecPlex features on the Main Floor:

  • large multi-use artificial turf field (which can be also be used as cross-fields)
    • Full Field: 50.5 m x 90 m
    • 1/3 Field: 29.2 m x 47.5 m
  • a regulation four-lane 60-meter rubberized sprint track and jump pit (covered when not in use) for Athletics
  • team changing rooms and team/group lockers
  • retractable practice batting cages (for softball or baseball)

Second Floor:

  • The Thomas Sill Multi-Purpose Room for fitness classes, and yoga
    • equipped with sink and storage
    • soundproofed and ventilated for drumming and pow wow groups
    • home of the UWinnipeg-Sun Life Diabetes Education and Awareness Program
  • A Community Gym for basketball and other court sports
    • features a horizontal climbing/bouldering wall
  • The Drew Olsson Student Lounge – a relaxing space for students and visitors watching field events
  • Food and beverage kiosks: Smoothie Bar, Bodi Café are open daily with coffee and light fare; while the Duckworth Concession is open for snacks, popcorn, and beer during events in the Duckworth Centre and RecPlex.

Lower Level (underground):

The Axworthy Health & RecPlex and the Duckworth Centre are also the home of student intramurals and, of course, Wesmen Athletics. Our student athletic teams have a proud and lengthy history on our campus - particularly men's and women's basketball and volleyball.  Our Recreation Facilities are True Sport facilities?  To learn more True Sport visit the True Sport Lives Here Manitoba page (download a copy of the True Sport Principles ). We're proud that the Wesmen Way is the True Sport Way.

Did you know that the Axworthy Health & RecPlex and Duckworth Centre facilities are available for rental?  For more information click here.