Athletics and Recreation
Laurier Athletics offers state-of-the-art facilities where students can take fitness classes or participate in intramural sports. Don't just sit there. Climb a rock wall. Take a dance class. Give yoga a shot. Whether you're working out at our newly renovated, 20,000-square-foot Athletic Complex in Waterloo, or taking a fitness class at the Wilkes House Recreation Centre in Brantford, if you've got the energy, we've got a program for you.
The Athletic Complex (AC) in Waterloo includes an Olympic-size pool, a triple gymnasium, dance studios, and a large fitness centre that received a $5-million expansion in 2013. Outside, Alumni Field offers a full-sized, FIFA-certified, artificial surface for both intramurals and club teams. University Stadium is home to Golden Hawk football, soccer, rugby and lacrosse. If you’re not on the field, find a spot in the bleachers and show your Golden Hawk spirit.
In Brantford, you can enjoy fitness classes and intramurals in the Wilkes House Recreation Centre. Other intramural programs take advantage of the City of Brantford parks and recreational space for hockey, softball and soccer. We also entered into an agreement with the local YMCA to build a $58-million recreation, athletics and wellness facility that will support the needs of our growing campus.