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Queen's graduate students like to exercise their minds, stretch their imaginations and build up their intellectual muscles. However, graduate students are also fit, active people by nature, which explains why athletics and recreation play such a vital role in campus life. Located in the heart of the Main Campus, the Queen's Centre is a new 45,000-square-metre sports, recreation and student life facility with enough amenities to satisfy an active student population, including gyms, cardio and weight-training spaces, dance studios, an aquatic centre, eight international squash courts, racquetball courts and much more. Other on-campus athletic venues include the recently renovated Tindall Field, a multi-season playing field with artificial turf and three-lane rubberized jogging track and Richardson Stadium, home to Queen's varsity football, soccer and lacrosse teams. Many graduate students broaden their social circles by joining intramural leagues.

From men's and women's basketball leagues and co-ed volleyball, indoor soccer, water polo and curling during the fall and winter term to outdoor soccer and softball in the summer, the Graduate Division intramural leagues are guaranteed to be good for your social life and health. Visit the Queen's Athletics & Recreation website to learn more.

The next "Fitness-Free-For-All Week" is January 6-12, 2014.  Anyone can try a fitness class for free at the ARC.  So if you want to try a new activity but don't want to commit just yet, this is your chance?  Try Pilates, Spin, Belly Dancing, Fencing, Fitness Boot camp and many other great workouts.  For more information go to

Did you know what the Graduate student’s athletic fee covers?

  • Membership at the ARC for the full year – cardio, weights, pool, select fitness classes, squash courts, casual recreation (see red classes on the Fitness Plus Schedule)
  • Intramural sports for the full year, including summer intramurals! Over 6,800 Queen’s students participate in 30 sports leagues. See full details 
  • Free tickets for regular season Gaels games: view the full schedule
  • There are additional services that can be purchased – personal training, additional fitness classes, locker rental and laundry services, equipment rental, etc all of which can be found on our website

View this video on what the ARC has to offer

See the promotional flyer on all things Athletics & Recreation

Have you considered this summer joining the "Summer Fitness Plus" program at the ARC?

Join PhD candidate in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Janette Leroux in this year’s Summer Fitness Plus. Following on from a successful collaboration with one of her faculty members in the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Lucie Levesque, students put together a Graduate Summer Fitness program last year. It primarily attracted students from SKHS, but to their surprise had participation from students across campus. Daily fitness classes (spin, sculpt) were held over lunch time to help grad students stay connected and fit over the summer months! It was so successful they have decided to run it again (with more space, and more class offerings, for a lower price!). This opportunity is extended to all of grad studies! You already have access (membership) to the ARC as part of your student fees, so why not try this program over the summer, for a small additional fee and get to meet fellow grad students.

For full details and to sign up go to:

Early bird price: $120 before April 30, 2014. $140 after April 30, 2014.

10 classes per week (Spin, sculpt, Abs, Cardio Kick, etc).  All classes are first come, first served at the studio door.

 Athletics & Recreation facilities and program photos