Athletics and Recreation

UPEI Athletics and Recreation is pleased to announce the reopening of the following facilities and programs in compliance with public health guidance and UPEI’s Operational Ease-Back Plan.  

1. Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre - expansion of our operating hours! 

Beginning Monday, September 28, the UPEI Fitness Centre located in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre will be open: 

  • Monday to Friday, 6:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Saturday, 9:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Sunday, 4:00–9:00 pm

All booking procedures and protocols will remain the same. For booking information and new guidelines please visit: https://www.upei.ca/ar/fitness-centre.

We are also opening the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre indoor walking track on Monday, October 5 to limited numbers at one time.

For information on booking a walking time, visit our Athletics Facilities and Rentals page

NOTE: Only the Fitness Centre will be open at this phase. Squash courts and gymnasium access will be announced at a later date.

2. UPEI Turf and Alumni Canada Games Place opening date: Wednesday, June 24.

UPEI is pleased to be the host venue for the Canadian Premier Soccer League's "Island Games 2020". Due to the COVID-19 restrictions outlined by the Chief Public Health Office, UPEI Administration and the Canadian Premier League (CPL), all UPEI outdoor facilities are closed and the surrounding area is restricted to all students, members, and community users for the duration of the Island Games. The CPL season is expected to complete the season by September 27, after which UPEI Athletics and Recreation will open up the facilities for bookings and user groups.

For booking information and new guidelines please visit: https://www.upei.ca/ar/athletic-facilities.

3. Beginning Saturday, September 26, the UPEI Artificial Turf and Alumni Canada Games Place will be open for bookings and user groups.

The artificial turf and Alumni Canada Games Place will open following UPEI's Operational Ease-Back Plan guidelines.


Athletics and Recreation supports UPEI by providing leadership in the promotion and delivery of athletic excellence and quality physical activity programs and services that enhance health, wellness, and a sense of community.

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