Athletics and Recreation

Dalhousie offers a wide array of programs, facilities and services to suit the diverse sport, recreation and wellness needs of our students. Located on the Studley Campus, Dalplex is the university's largest fitness centre. Dalplex membership is included in full-time student fees, so students can simply bring their DalCard and swipe it in the turnstile for access to:

  • the Cardio Plus Centre
  • two climbing facilities
  • two weight rooms
  • more than 35 weekly fitness classes
  • an eight-lane, 50m indoor pool
  • a 1/6-mile indoor track
  • drop-in times for recreational basketball and volleyball
  • racquet courts
  • two outdoor tennis courts
  • the Fun Zone play area for children.

The F. H. Sexton Memorial Gymnasium includes a fitness centre, a gym with hardwood courts, group fitness classes, two squash courts, and change rooms with lockers for easy access for students on the Sexton Campus.

Athletics and Recreational Services in Halifax also offers many climbing, fitness, and recreation programs and classes each term, along with a broad range of intramural leagues and tournaments. Intramural sports are fun, free and an excellent way to meet other students. Sports offered include soccer, flag football and hockey in the fall, to curling, basketball and inner tube water polo in the winter term - and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! In Halifax students have  the opportunity to take part in more than 20 different recreational and competitive sports clubs, which are organized and run by students. The Tigers varsity program on the Halifax campuses consists of 14 teams (men's and women's basketball, cross country, hockey, soccer, swimming, track and field, and volleyball) that compete regionally in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference and nationally in U Sports.

The Langille Athletic Centre is the sport and recreation facility for students on the Agricultural Campus. Intramurals and student activities on the Agricultural Campus include co-ed soccer and softball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, winter ski trips to Wentworth Skil Hill and recreation time dedicated for students and members on Sunday evenings. The DAL AC Rams varsity program includes opportunities for participation on 9 competitive teams in basketball, women’s rugby, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, badminton, cross country, equestrian and woodsmen. The Rams belong to the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (national association is the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association), the Atlantic Intercollegiate Equestrian League and the Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association for their various sports.

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