Re-opening Guide FAQ

What are your hours of operation?

  • The Chi Wan Young Sports Centre hours are listed HERE.

Where can I park?

  • Community members can access the MacLauchlan Arena parking lot, located behind our facility and across from the School of Sustainable Design and Engineering Building.
  • Community members may obtain a token from the Bell Aliant Centre Control Desk following their workout.
  • Metered parking lots are located in front of the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre and W.A. Murphy Student Centre.

Note: The gated lot in front of the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre is for Bell Aliant Centre pool users only. Parking in this lot will require you to pay $9 for a token at the pool’s Control Desk.

Where can I change/put my outdoor clothing if lockers are closed?

  • For users who have booked a workout time, lockers outside the fitness centre are available for use.
  • Please DO NOT put dirty footwear inside the lockers. There will be shoe trays outside the fitness centre for outdoor footwear.
  • Users should bring their own locks as UPEI Athletics and Recreation is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • Lockers are for day use only. Any locks left on overnight will be cut off and items will be removed.
  • For users who have booked a time on the walking track, there is a coat rack available outside of the track to put your personal belongings.
  • Washrooms are located outside the walking track and fitness centre on the second floor. At this time these are the only locations for users to change into their workout gear.

Why can I only book for one and a half hours?

  • Due to capacity restrictions bookings are limited to one hour to allow as many users as possible the opportunity to workout/walk.

Note: If there are spaces available the hour following your booking, you will be allowed to extend your time.

How will I know if the facility is closed due to weather conditions?

  • You can find weather-related early or full closures on UPEI's main page ( or by downloading the UPEI Safe app. Available on Google Play or Apple's App Store.
  • We will also post all weather related closures on our social media pages:
    • Facebook - UPEI Athletics and Recreation
    • Twitter - @UPEIPanthers
    • Instagram - UPEI Panthers

When is open gym time?

  • Open gym time will not be offered for the foreseeable future. Please check the website for details from time to time.
  • At this time the gymnasium is only open for varsity/club practices, Panther Academy programming, and bookings.

Are the Bell Aliant Centre Pool or MacLauchlan Area rinks open?