Fitness & Aquatic Centre Reservations

Last updated on: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 8:10 AM

Update to SFU Athletics & Recreation Health & Safety Protocols

On July 5th, our Department began to ease our health & safety protocols in accordance with Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan and Stage 3 of SFU’s Campus Recovery Plan.  

Below you can find a summary of upcoming protocol and procedural shifts and when they will come into effect.

Please continue to review the SFU Athletics & Recreation COVID-19 Updates page for any new information and updates regarding facility access, programs and our operations.

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we gradually expand our services and operations over the summer months!

SFU Recreation Team
rec@sfu.ca 

SUMMARY OF UPCOMING CHANGES

Effective Monday, July 19, 2021: Effective Tuesday, August 3, 2021:

The general and pool change-rooms re-open, including access to showers. Cleaning procedures will follow current public health guidelines.

Maximum capacity for the fitness centre removed. 
Aquatics Centre maximum remains 18.(online reservations are still required for both the fitness centre & pool)
Locker access is permitted for those with a current active locker agreement. New, fall-term locker sales will begin in late August.

Two more fitness centre sessions will be added (Monday to Friday 8:00-9:00am and 6:30-7:30pm).

Aquatics Centre maximum capacity increased to 18 (from 9). Two more pool sessions will be added (Monday to Thursday, 8:00-8:45am and 9:00-9:45am).
Pool equipment lending remains limited to kick-boards.  Personal equipment is permitted.

 

Fitness Centre maximum capacity increased to 50 (from 40).

 

Double bookings permitted at the fitness centre.  Members must leave in-between sessions while cleaning takes place.

 

Spotting at the fitness centre is permitted.

 

Additional cardio machines and equipment will be available in the fitness centre.

 

Squash Court #4 is available for online reservations.

 

Reservation Instructions

How to Reserve a Swim or Workout Time-Slot

Online reservations become available 48 hours before the designated time slot and close 15 minutes before the start time.

 

Step 1: Obtain the SFU Lorne Davies Complex Membership*

*IMPORTANT: SFU Lorne Davies Complex Membership is required as a one-time registration (not the same as the regular SFU Liability Waiver)

  • To reserve a time-slot in the Aquatics  or Fitness Centre, visit the SFU Rec Web Portal. Log-in using your SFU ID and password.
  • If you already have a valid SFU Lorne Davies Complex Membership, please skip to step 2 below. 
  • Click on the three black lines to the left of the SFU Recreation logo. Click "Memberships".
  • Click "SFU Lorne Davies Complex Membership". Select the 1 term option and click "Add to Cart".
  • Sign the updated Athletics and Recreation liability waiver. 
  • Click "Checkout" and complete the registration. You will see a green bar that says "Payment was Successful".
  • SFU Lornes Davies Complex Membership is valid for the current only.  

 

Step 2: Choose a time slot for your swim or work-out

  • Click on the three black lines to the left of the SFU recreation logo. Click "Programs & Certifications". 
  • Under "Classification" choose "Facility Access Reservations". 
  • Choose one of "Aquatic Lane Swim Reservations", "Aquatic Dive Tank Reservations", or "Fitness Centre Reservations" 
  • Find the date and time that you would like to reserve. Click "Register".
  • Complete COVID-19 health screening questions, then click "Add to Cart".
  • Click "Checkout" and complete the registration. You will see a green bar that says "Payment was Successful".
  • You will then be emailed a confirmation receipt for your booking. Please bring your student/staff ID card to your booking. 

 

How to Cancel a Reservation Online

Note: You may cancel online up to 30 minutes before your reserved timeslot. Three-strike policy in place for no-shows.  

  1. Visit the SFU Rec Web Portal and log-in. 
  2. Click on your profile photo on the top right hand corner and click "profile".
  3. Click "Programs" on the left hand side. 
  4. Find the reservation you wish to cancel and click the 3 red dots. 
  5. Click "Cancel Reservation".

What to Expect During Your Reservation

Aquatics Centre

Aquatics Centre Health & Safety measures effective Monday, July 19th:

  • Lanes will be self-seeded, with 2 people per lane.
  • Lane speed signs will be placed at the end of the pool.
  • Members are asked to try to physically distance at the wall, if you are there at the same time as another swimmer.  Please also be aware of swimmers in adjacent lanes.
  • Change-rooms are open.  Deck changing is no longer permitted.
  • Members using the main pool may place their belongings on the bleachers.
  • Members using the dive tank may place their belongings on one of the plastic folding chairs.
  • Staff are responsible for:
  •     Deep cleaning all available equipment in between each session

 

Check-in Procedures:

  • Enter the Lorne Davies Complex on level 100.  Check-in is at the Aquatics Centre.  Access the pool deck by either the pool change-rooms or through the central door on level 100.
  • Present your SFU ID or Photo ID to an Aquatics Staff member for check-in purposes BEFORE entering the water.
  • Check-in begins 5 minutes before your scheduled session and ends 30 minutes after the session start time.

Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre Health & Safety measures effective Monday, July 19:

  • Plexiglas has been installed at all help desks.
  • More cardio machines & equipment have been opened for use.
  • Spotting is permitted.
  • Double bookings are permitted. Members must leave in-between sessions while cleaning takes place.
  • Equipment lending remains suspended (bands, rollers, etc are unavailable).
  • Each member will be provided their own spray bottle and are asked to clean all touch points on machines and weights before and after use.
  • Staff are responsible for:
  •     Continuous cleaning of Fitness Centre equipment during each session
  •     Disinfecting spray bottles between each session
  •     Deep cleaning all available equipment in between each workout session

 

Check-in Procedures:

  • Enter the Lorne Davies Complex on level 100 and proceed directly to the Fitness Centre to check-in. Wrist bands are no longer required.
  • Check-in begins 15 minutes before your scheduled session and ends 30 minutes after the session start time.
  • Present your SFU ID or Photo ID to a Fitness Staff member for check-in purposes.

Important Notes & Cancellation Policy

  • Accessing the Fitness Centre and Aquatic Centre requires registration before arrival. Drop-in activities are not available.
  • Due to limited capacity, current students, staff and faculty on campus can reserve only one time slot, per facility, per day.
  • If you cannot attend your registered facility access reservation, you may cancel online up to 30 minutes before your reserved time slot. 
  • To ensure fair usage opportunity for our community, SFU Recreation has a three-strike policy for no-show and double-booking infractions. If the three-strike limit is exceeded, accounts may be temporarily suspended from facility access reservations. 

 

Register now for a workout or swim

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