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Axworthy Health & RecPlex

Recreation Services


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.