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Controlled return to training for Cougars and Rams athletes

Updated on Jul 8
Tags: return to campus, all updates

Members of the campus community,

While the University of Regina continues to plan for primarily remote delivery of classes for the Fall 2020 term, and large events and gatherings are still not allowed on campus - including in our recreational facilities - we also recognize that our high-performance athletes need to maintain their training and conditioning.

Beginning this week, Regina Cougars & Rams varsity student-athletes are being allowed to voluntarily return to campus to use the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport (CKHS) facilities for training. Restricted access to these facilities for our varsity athletes only, along with the resumption of coaching, will allow student athletes to prepare for when Canada West-sanctioned competitions resume, which for some teams may be as soon this November. The majority of conditioning work will take place outdoors with some limited training occurring inside under rigourous protocols to ensure the safety of our athletes, coaches and staff.

 The University’s Health, Safety and Wellness team and others have assisted in developing these comprehensive safety protocols. We will also be continually reviewing the protocols as training resumes and will make any changes as required.

The centre’s facilities, including the Fitness and Lifestyle Centre, Aquatics Centre,Turf Field and Gymnasiums remain closed to other students, faculty, staff and the public to ensure appropriate physical distancing and other protective measures can be implemented. The only exception is the Saskatchewan Police College’s training for new recruits that begins on July 27, as this was considered an essential service under the provincial government’s Reopen Saskatchewan plan. Ensuring the health and safety of students, faculty and staff continues to be our primary concern.

At this time, Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina does not have a planned re-opening date to general users. We are committed to keeping our clients and our campus community informed of any updates as we work through this process.

Harold Riemer

Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies