Facility operational hours

Facility Hours & Protocols:  Beginning September 14, 2020 until further notice

Welcome back to the XREC Facilities! Here are a few tips when using our facility. Please CLICK HERE for complete updated instructions on accessing the Fitness Centre.

  • If you are feeling unwell, please do not come to the facility, please review the daily Covid Checklist, Government of NS
  • Mask wearing is mandatory on campus - on the grounds and inside the facility.
  • Proper hand hygiene is recommended to help decrease the spread of COVID-1. Please wash your hands or use hand santizer before and after you use the facility and refer to our Proper Handwashing Guidelines
  • Maintain appropriate Physical Distancing when possible.
  • Please observe proper Washroom Safety Practices while in our recreation facility. 
  • To access the facilities, students, faculty and staff must be wearing their StFX green bracelet.

Welcome Desk

Open for the activation of student, faculty, staff memberships and booking Wellness Centre appointments.
Questions or to book appointment:  902-867-2181

Monday to Sunday    12:00 pm (noon) - 6:00 pm

Keating Wellness Centre (Fitness Centre)

From September 14th to 20th, access will be by appointment only (online self service booking or by phone, 902-867-2181) for StFX students, faculty & staff.
CLICK HERE to use our online system to book an appointment for the Fitness Centre.

Monday to Thursday  6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday                      6:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday                  9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday                    9:00 am - 8:00pm

Extended hours begin on September 21st (until further notice)

Monday to Friday     6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday                 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday                   9:00 am - 10:30 pm

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and our limited capacity to serve members, unfortunately, the StFX Wellness Centre will not be available to our public members at this time. We will continue to monitor student, faculty & staff use, which will allow us to make informed decisions as the school year progresses. All community memberships will remain on hold. If at any time you wish to request a refund for the balance of your membership, retroactive March 16, 2020, please contact Mary Leigh MacIntyre at mmacinty@stfx.ca or 902-867-5343 to arrange for a refund. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and we hope to see you soon.

StFX Stadium Outdoor Walking Track

Please check in at the Box Office before you head onto the track. Masks are mandatory on campus when you are NOT doing physical activity (may be removed while walking/running the track).

Monday - Sunday  6:00 am until dark

Keating Centre Indoor Walking Track

Currently closed for Recreational drop in use

Amelia Saputo Centre Racquetball & Squash Courts (reservations required)

Currently closed for Recreational drop-in use

Amelia Saputo Centre Centre Gymnasiums

Currently closed for Recreational drop-in use

Alumni Aquatic Pool

Currently closed for all use

Keating Centre Auxilary Arena

Currently open and accepting group bookings, please contact Oliver Hewish at ohewish@stfx.ca or 902.867-5312. To review our Keating Centre arena user infomration and guidelines, please CLICK HERE

Keating Centre Main Arena

Currently closed for all use

Holiday Hours

October 12, 2020 (Thanksgiving) - 9am -5pm
November 11, 2020 - 2pm - 10:30pm
December 24, 2020 - Closed
December 25, 2020 - Closed
December 26, 2020 - Closed
December 31, 2020 - Closed

StFX University’s Ancillary Services Department, along with XREC, continues to work closely with the University, following provincial health authority and provincial sport organizations guidelines to reopen and resume operations and in-person programming for the fall 2020 term. To ensure we can safely open, our plans were developed with a priority placed on the health and safety of our students. Reopening plans are based on the most up-to-date information we have and are subject to change depending on many factors largely beyond our control.