Information on Accessibility

Recreation Services

The Duckworth Centre has an accessible Fitness Centre, change rooms, and a fully staffed Athletic Therapy Centre in the lower level (elevator wheel chair access). The Health & RecPlex has elevator access from the underground parking level; accessible washrooms are located on the 2nd floor, which also has the overpass to the Duckworth Centre. The RecPlex also has braille signage throughout the facility.

Other services: 

  • Disability loading zone for licensed Handi-Transit vehicles is on Spence Street immediately in front of the main entrance.
  • Special parking arrangements can be made in advance by calling 204.786.9349.
  • Duckworth main entrance has an automatic opening door (activation button on far-left).
  • Elevator for access to all four levels - elevator is wheelchair accessible; braille push buttons. Please report to the main Customer Service Centre on the main level for further information.
  • Accessible washrooms on the second level with doors (buttons to open); wheelchair accessible toilets, sinks and dryers.
  • To get to the track on the second level, use the elevator and then the ramp just to the left of the men’s washroom.
  • Seating for Duckworth Centre events is available at court side (main level) or on the track (second level). Please report to the main Customer Service Centre for more information and access.
  • Bill Wedlake Fitness Centre - in the Duckworth has accessible change rooms and a fully staffed Athletic Therapy Centre. For more  information, please contact Chino ArguetaBusiness Development and Operations Manager at 204.786.9262 or

WESMEN GAMES - Complimentary admission for you and your party can be arranged for most Wesmen events by contacting Tom Nicholson at 204.786.9821 in advance.
Should you require ASL-English interpretation to communicate with any of the staff, or to access communication at an event held at the Duckworth Centre, please contact Tom Nicholson (204.786.9821),
who will make arrangements for service provision.

For general information on these and other services, please call the Customer Service Desk at 204.786.9349.

Accessibility Services at UWinnipeg

For information on accessibility at our campus, please contact Accessibility Services at 204.786.9771 or through email at

Regular office hours are: Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM in Room 1M35