Athletic Facilities and Rentals

Important reminders:

  1. All users must book requested time with Stephanie Knickle –
  2. All users must follow the directional signage and protocols to enter/exit the facilities.
  3. All users groups / coaches must follow the return to play protocols for their specific sport, including forwarding operational plans, collecting signed waivers from each participant before accessing the fields/track area and protocols for shared equipment.
  4. All groups MUST adhere to the UPEI's gathering size limit of no more than 50 people permitted outside, provided physical distancing can be maintained.
  5. All users/organizations must provide hand sanitizer to all participants to ensure proper hand hygiene is completed. Groups may also request participants come with their own. UPEI will not provide hand sanitizer at the outdoor facilities.
  6. No washrooms/water fountains/locker rooms available. Please come prepared for your activity.  No access to any buildings/clubhouse. 
  7. Please do not use team benches.
  8. No spectators allowed. All players and coaches must adhere to physical distancing of at least 2m (6 feet) while on campus at all times, as you enter/exit the grounds, and during all activities while using the outdoor facility.
  9. All users are responsible to conduct daily sign in processes of all players, and coaches on the field/area. This sign in will require names, phone numbers and/or email address. This list must be sent to Stephanie Knickle after each booking (a picture will do).
  10. All players and visitors must vacate the playing area and parking lot immediately following their booking.
  11. All users/organizations must adhere to the organized recreational activities and team sports guidance established by the CPHO:

UPEI Athletics and Recreation appreciates your cooperation in working with us to ensure we keep all users safe. These guidelines are subject to change with limited notice.

It is at the discretion of the UPEI Athletics and Recreation to deny entry of any group that has been found to not be in compliance with these guidelines.

How to book a walking time:
To check for available walking times please visit: Walking Track Availability.
Members who wish to use the walking track must follow the procedure outlined below:
  1. Call Panther Central desk at 902-566-0368 to schedule a time to use the track. Users will be able to request walking times up to seven days in advance.
  2. Walkers are limited to one hour of use at a time.
  3. Upon arriving at the Sports Centre, register at Panther Central desk where members will receive a card to access the walking track on the second floor.
  4. Change footwear OUTSIDE the track area.
  5. Walking ONLY Permitted at this time. NO jogging or running.
  6. All users will walk in the SAME direction (clockwise) on the inside lane. Follow directional signage and arrows. Passing is permitted on the outside lane only.
  7. Please avoid walking side-by-side.
  8. Masks are recommended while walking and mandatory while in common areas and upon entering the building.
  9. Return the access card to Panther Central desk in exchange for your UPEI ID card after booking time is over.
  10. Please follow all directional signage and maintain two metre distance from others.

How to book a squash time:

  1. No games. Only individual players will be allowed to use the squash courts effective October 13. 
  2. Bookings will be for one hour only and available at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to allow for cleaning and disinfecting in between usage.
  3. Users can book squash courts by calling Panther Central at 902-566-0368.
  4. It is highly recommended that players bring their own equipment including balls if possible. Panther Central will provide racquets and squash balls for use and will disinfect thoroughly after each use.
  5. Players must come prepared to play. No locker rooms available.
  6. Players will be required to disinfect all high-touch areas including door knobs and walls they touch as best as they can (floor cleaning will be performed by the custodial staff). Disinfectant spray and paper towel/cloths will be available at the Panther Central desk. Disinfectant must be sprayed on the paper towel/cloth to wipe high-touch areas. Do not spray the surfaces directly as this will create an aerosol.
  7. Certified squash eyewear should be worn on court at all times.
  8. Seats in front of courts will be removed and the fountain will be taped off. 
  9. Hand sanitizer will be available in front of the courts and players must use it before entering and upon exiting the court. 

Facility Rental

Want to rent the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place or the UPEI Turf?

Please contact Stephanie at 902-566-0305 or email

All bookings must be secured with a major credit card. We require a minimum of 72 hours advance notice for bookings, please. Our facilities are staffed by student monitors and we need time to secure these staff for events/activities at our outdoor venues.

We require 24-hour notice of cancellation for facility rentals. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations under 24 hours notice. Please read our full rental policies under the Athletic Facility Rental Fee Structure link below:

Facility Schedules 

Find out what's happening at UPEI's athletic facilities:

The University of Prince Edward Island boasts state-of-the-art athletic facilities for students, staff, faculty, and members of the community.

These include:

  • the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre
  • the UPEI Outdoor Turf
  • Alumni Canada Games Place