Athletics and Recreation Reopening

Mariners Athletics and Recreation is pleased to announce that we will be ready to welcome students and employees back on September 8. This is going to be a different kind of semester as we slowly resume activities and provide limited access to facilities and programs.   


Gym Facility - The gym will be open from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday only through our online booking system. There is a limit of three 1.5-hour times slots available throughout the day.


Fitness - There is no face-to-face fitness instruction this fall. A library bank of virtual fitness programs will be made available.


Intramurals – We will offer a selection of face-to-face activities that comply with COVID-19 protocols. Some special student events will be available, as well as some new online offerings.


Outdoor Recreation - We will be staying local, eliminating all of our overnight activities and will offer a reduced number of face-to-face activities for the fall semester, which could include day trips to experience kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, surfing and potentially other activities with lower participant numbers and maintaining physical distancing.


Varsity Athletics - Our athletics program has been approved for training and our Mariner athletes will be hard at work preparing for the eventual return to league play when it is deemed safe to do so.  In the absence of competition there are lots of different ways you can connect with the VIU Mariners. Look for online opportunities, including meet your Mariners, coaching spotlight and alumni profiles.


Check out the Mariners Athletics and Recreation website for information on program and facility offerings.    



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