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June 2013 Facility Newsletter
The month of May saw numerous tournaments, conferences and activities taking place in our facilities. June promises to be a lighter month in regards to major events. Please click here to view of facility schedules. 

Fitness Centre Construction Update:

Highlights include:
1. Glass is now close to completion on the north and south walls.
2. Roughing in of interior finishes continues
3. Interior finishes, media and I.T. are now commencing.
4. All new equipment for delivery in late August 2013 has been finalized which will provide an incredible range of experiences for our users

Please note that we have moved our customer service operation to our lower desk(formally our equipment desk) until the Fitness Centre Expansion has beencompleted.  All services will now take place at that location within the Athletic Complex.

Fitness Centre Closure
There will no Fitness Centre Access from Monday, May 27th to Wednesday May 29th to allow for equipment to be moved and set up in their new locations. Access to Fitness Centre Equipment will resume on Thursday, May 30th, 2013.

Athletic Complex Facility Access (Effective Monday, June 3rd, 2013)
To accommodate the final stages of the expansion process (including our new front entrance) access to the Athletic Complex will be from the east exterior King St. Doors (located by the King St. bus stop location). There will be no access through our current entrance (effective June 3rd). There will be signage directing all facility users to our new entrance location which will always be staffed by our customer service team. Arrangements have been made to ensure this transition is as smooth as possible and will meet accessibility needs. We will still run the majority of Customer Service operation from our lower level Hawk Desk.

Relocation of Fitness Centre Space And Equipment
A reminder that the current Fitness Centre will be closed during the summer months (May 27th - Mid August) in order to accommodate the final stages of the expansion.  We will continue to offer the opportunity to utilize equipment; in a variety of areas within the Athletic Complex.  Equipment will be relocated as follows:

Cardio & Circuit Equipment: New location will be our Multi purpose Classrooms (AC 203/205).  We will offer bikes, ellipticals, treadmills,and rowers in the cardio area (approximately 20 - 25 pieces of cardio equipment).  We will also offer a 10 - 12 piece circuit set in this area as well.

Strength Equipment & Free Weights: New Location will be in Squash Court #1.  This area will possess a full set of dumbbells, 2-3 flat benches, adjustable benches and 1 - 2 full rack platforms complete with bumper weights.

We will ensure the equipment provides for a balanced fitness experience.  During this time we recognize that it will alter our level of service; therefore we will be offering a complimentary Wellness pass (i.e. yoga, Pilates, etc) to any community, faculty/staff member who renews or purchases an annual or summer term membership.  If you are a faculty/staff member and would like to take part in our exclusive faculty/staff programming a cost for this service will be in effect (this programming opportunity is offered exclusively for those faculty/staff members who purchase this option). The complimentary wellness pass does not include faculty/staff programming.  This complimentary pass will be in effect until July 31st.  Laurier Students who will be around during the summer will receive a complimentary Towel membership (you can sign up at the Hawk Desk and must present your one card). We appreciate the loyalty, cooperation and support we have received from our membership, especially during the renovation process.  The altered service will not affect the pool, basketball gymnasium, climbing wall and the field.

Spring/Summer2013 Facility Hours (Until September8th) - note: Hours for events differ from normal operating hours

Mondays - Thursdays: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Fridays: 7:00am - 8:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Spring/Summer2013 Facility Closures:

May 27th- 29th (Just the Fitness Centre will be Closed)
Monday July 1st: Canada Day
Monday August 5th: Civic Holiday
Monday September 2nd: Labour Day

Note: Our basketball gymnasium will be closed from June 24th - July 27th for annual maintenance and facility upgrades.

Drop in Gymnasium Time:

The Athletic Complex Gymnasium will continue to have drop in gymnasium time. Please be sure to check for availability.  Our basketball gymnasium will be closed from June 24th - July 27th for annual maintenance and upgrades.

Upcoming Lane Swim Cancellations:
May 25 - Noon Swim
May 26 - Noon Swim
July 1st:All Swims
August 5th:All Swims

Upcoming Facility Closures: 
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