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November 2013 Facility Update
We have opened our new front entrance and new Hawk Desk (Customer Service Area). We are excited to announce that effective Wednesday November 6th will be running all our services (i.e, locks, towels, point of sale, Golden Hawk game ticket purchases and equipment sign out) from our new Hawk Desk. Effective November 6th the Equipment Desk (located on the bottom floor) will be closed. Within the next week our new turnstile/facility access gates will be installed which will require all members and students to swipe their access card in order to gain entry.  Until this system is fully in place you will be required to present your access card to our Hawk Desk Staff in order to gain access.

We have also opened more space on our first and second floor providing more space and equipment for users.  Please take the time to check out these new spaces and ask our Fitness Centre Staff if you have any questions or inquiries.

The official grand opening will take place on Wednesday November 13th at 4:00pm in our new lobby.  All our welcomed to attend this ceremony as we officially open our new space and recognize the Laurier students and President's office for their generous financial contribution.

Please continue to check www.laurierathletics.com for updates and news.  We will continue to send out correspondence keeping all membership informed of the status. 

The renovation of the Fitness Centre, which began late in August of 2012, will see the building more than double in square feet upon completion. Upon opening it will be an industry leader when it comes to providing a full, inclusive experience for all users. The space will feature approximately $800,000 worth of new equipment as well as a dramatic increase in the space for cardio, free weights, strength training and stretching zones while adding room for TRX training and two new studios.

Questions and comments can be directed to:

Patricia Kitchen (Associate Director): pkitchen@wlu.ca ext. 2384
RYAN LANNAN (Coordinator: Facilities): rlannan@wlu.ca ext. 3732

New Squash Court online booking system 
We have introduced a new online system for squash court bookings.  If you are an avid squash player or even looking for recreational games court requests will now only be done online (up to 72 hours in advance).  Please note that both squash courts are now available.

Heres a how it works: 
2. Login into your admin account (if you do not have one you can click on create an account
3. You must have a valid Laurier Student ID or membership ID to book a court
4. Once your account is created please click on Facility Booking
5. Select Squash Court 1 or Squash Court 2
6. Reserve your space (up to 72 hours in advance)
7. When you come for your squash game you must first check in with our hawk desk staff and they will grant you court access
8. If you have any questions about booking a squash court please contact the hawk desk (ext. 3803) and they can assist you.

Membership /Purchases/Lockers/Towels
Membership including lockers, towels and general membership can be done at our new Hawk Desk at any time during our hours of operation.  Make sure you take the time to renew your membership so you will have access to our fully renovated facility.

Fall 2013 Facility Hours  
Please be advised that we have extended our hours of operation on Saturdays & Sundays to enhance our user experience.

Mondays - Thursdays: 6:00am - 11:00pm
Fridays: 6:00am - 8:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Sundays: 9:00am - 11:00pm 

December Exam Hours of Operation Athletic Complex (December 2nd-December 21st):

Mondays - Thursdays: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Fridays: 7:00am - 8:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sundays: 9:00am - 10:00pm

Upcoming November 2013 Facility Closures:
*None at this time*

Holiday Facility Closure
December 22nd - January 3rd: Holiday Closure

Drop in Gymnasium Time: 

Drop in hours are in full affect at the both the Athletic Complex & University Stadium.  We have increased our offerings this year with regards to hours at both locations due to the increase in demand from our students and membership. Please be sure to check https://www.laurierathletics.com/booking/public/booking/calendar.php?group_id=1 for availability.   

Pool/Aquatics Update
Our pool successfully hosted its first swim meet of the season on Saturday November 2nd.  We had over 200 swimmer participate and many new visitors in our facility.  A special thanks to our aquatics team for all their hard work.

Upcoming November 2013 Lane Swim Time Alterations/Cancellations:
Saturday November 30th: All Swims


Recreation Wellness Classes 
Take advantage of the opportunity to try Laurier Athletics and Recreation's NEWEST fitness program.  Group Training!

Benefit from the knowledge and motivation of one of our personal trainers in a team environment. For a limited time, we will be offering drop-in classes for people to experience the great value and awesome programs we now offer.

GROUP TRAINING 2.0 - NOVEMBER 6th & 25th @ 7:00 a.m.

This dynamic group training program is designed for individuals who are already active and looking to change their routine or increase the difficulty of their workouts.  Training 2.0 will aim to teach more advanced fitness techniques and challenge your strength and endurance.

GROUP TRAINING 2XL EVERY THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER @ 8:30 a.m.  

This high intensity group training program is designed to challenge athletes and advanced gym users. Training 2XL will push you to your limits and focus on improving strength, agility, speed and power.

Price: $10.00 which can be paid at the Hawk Desk.  All classes will take place in Studio 2 in the Athletic Complex.

Please check www.laurierathletics.com for update information of schedules for the fall as well as purchasing your wellness or dance passes for the term. . 

Upcoming Facility Closures: 
Please visit http://www.laurierathletics.com/generatepage.php?ID=86  for up to date information please check www.laurierathletics.com for an up-to-date facility usage schedule and further updates. 

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