2020

  • Dec 22, 2020

    Happy Holidays

    All indoor campus sport and recreation facilities will close December 22 at 6:30 p.m., however pre-recorded digital fitness classes are available throughout the break and live virtual programming will resume January 11, 2021. Limited in-person outdoor athlete training will resume January 11, coaches will reach out to athletes to confirm. For more information about when the University will reopen for in-person, please visit https://www.uwo.ca/coronavirus/updates/dec22.html  (Read full entry)


  • December 11, 2020

    Holiday Digital Programming

    We are offering digital programming over the exam period and the holidays, December 12 - January 10, which includes pre-recorded active living, fitness and informational videos. We hope you will check out our offerings and join us again in January for LIVE Fitness Classes. Esports intramural registration is also now open for January. Campus Recreation and our facilities are closed for in-person programming from December 23 - January 10. (Read full entry)


  • December 1, 2020

    Esports Intramurals

    Western Mustangs Esports Online Intramurals are happening again, starting January 2021. We're always committed to providing intramural activities any way we know how, and we’re pursuing online gaming as a means to offer alternative programming. Who couldn't use a good distraction? (Read full entry)


  • November 20, 2020

    Revised Schedule for Live Digital Classes

    Western Campus Recreation has revised its schedule for live digital classes starting Monday, November 23, due to instructor availability. The new schedule is posted on our site now.  (Read full entry)


  • November 12, 2020

    Open Skating and Jogging

    In the first phase of our reopening, reservations are limited to Western Students. Participants must have a Fall 2020 active Western Student Membership in order to participate. Reservations are available 5 days prior to the time slots. Registration opens Wednesday, November 11, 2020 online at shop.westernmustangs.ca (Read full entry)


  • October 27, 2020

    FAQs: Campus Recreation Phased Reopening of WSRC in-person programming

    Western Campus Recreation will be starting a phased reopening on Monday November 2, just in time for Fall Reading Week. The Western Sport and Recreation team is excited to start with a phased reopening of the WSRC for in-person student programming while meeting provincial guidelines, reducing capacity, and providing new and robust cleaning and safety protocols. (Read full entry)


  • October 13, 2020

    Learn To Run - A Virtual Program

    We are excited to introduce a brand new virtual program for Fall 2020. The purpose of the 5km Learn to Run training programs is to prepare you to be able to run 5km without walking. The best news? No prior running experience is necessary to learn how to train for a 5km. If you can walk and run, you can finish this program. The training programs includes several short sessions during the week of only about 30 minutes each. You'll do a run-walk combo, alternating between running and walking segments to build up your endurance. Give it a try and you might just meet your goal and finish a 5km.  (Read full entry)


  • October 6, 2020

    Mustangs Fall Digital Programming

    We are offering digital programming across all our departments throughout the Fall: Campus Recreation, Sport, and Spirit & Connection. From live digital fitness classes every day, esports opportunities, to pre-recorded active living and informational videos, we hope you will check out our offerings and join us this Fall for some Mustangs active-living and community connections. All our online Fall digital classes are FREE for the Western campus community.  (Read full entry)


  • September 29, 2020

    Mustangs Fall Esports - DEADLINE EXTENDED

    This is an unprecedented time for campus intramurals across the country. We're always committed to providing intramural activities any way we know how, and we’re pursuing online gaming as a means to continue programming and keep our members engaged in new ways. Registration has been EXTENDED and now closes Wednesday, Sept 30 at 11:59pm. (Read full entry)


  • September 17, 2020

    Western Student Recreation Centre and TRAC CLOSED

    As the University is reverting back to Phase 3 of the Return to Campus Plan, we will therefore be pausing our in-person services and temporarily closing our facilities, in Campus Recreation and Sport. Digital Programming will continue. More information can be found at www.uwo.ca/coronavirus. For more information about our digital programming please see https://www.uwo.ca/campusrec/news/2020/Fall_Digital_Classes.html  (Read full entry)


  • September 7, 2020

    Workout Pod Information

    Campus Recreation has reconfigured our spaces to enhance physical distancing and safety measures. We have created workout 'pods' that are physically distanced from each other. We have included here the configuration of the upstairs gyms and what is contained in each individual workout pod. We also will have pods set up in our Weight Room and Cardio Room spaces to start. (Read full entry)


  • August 31, 2020

    No fitness classes week of September 1-7

    The Western Sport and Recreation team has been busy preparing Return to Sport and Facility Reopening plans. We are excited to reopen for students while meeting provincial guidelines, initially reducing capacity, and providing new and robust cleaning and safety protocols. We will not have any fitness classes Sept 1-7 for staff training and to get things ready for our reopening on September 7. In-person and digital Fitness Classes will begin the week of September 8.  (Read full entry)


  • August 25, 2020

    Campus Recreation and Sport Facilities

    The Western Sport and Recreation team has been busy preparing Return to Sport and Facility Reopening plans. We are excited to reopen for students while meeting provincial guidelines, initially reducing capacity, and providing new and robust cleaning and safety protocols. New information has been posted in our updated FAQs.  (Read full entry)


  • July 10, 2020

    NEW Mustangs Digital Summer Series

    We are offering digital programming across all our departments throughout the summer: Campus Recreation, Sport Western, Sport, and Spirit & Connection. From live in-person fitness classes every day, webinars on various sports topics, announcements about new recruits and award winners, to pre-recorded active living and informational videos, we hope you will check out our offerings and join us this summer for some Mustangs active-living and community connections. All our online live classes are FREE for the summer.  (Read full entry)


  • July 15, 2020

    WSRC Reopening Plans

    The University is currently considering proposals for the reopening of various spaces on campus, and Campus Recreation and the WSRC is in Phase 4 of the University plan https://www.uwo.ca/coronavirus/return.html. We're hopeful that spaces, including but not limited to outdoor, may be able to open earlier, as the province has now moved into Phase 3. More information will be posted here as available.  (Read full entry)


  • June 26, 2020

    No classes Canada Day

    Happy almost Canada Day. There will be no digital classes on Canada to allow our staff to have a well deserved break. We will be back with our regular digital class schedule on July 2.  (Read full entry)


  • June 12, 2020

    Pool Closure

    The June 8 announcement by the Ontario government regarding phase 2 allowed for some pools to reopen in London effective June 12. However, given that Recreation Centres and Gyms are not part of Ontario's phase 2, and our pool is within the Western Student Recreation Centre, we do not have a confirmed date for reopening at this time. Any updates will be posted on the Western Campus Recreation website.  (Read full entry)


  • May 6, 2020

    Social Connections

    This Mental Health Week, let us say more than just “I’m fine.” Let’s have real conversations with our friends, neighbours and coworkers about how we’re all really doing. We’re in this together. Also check out: Massage Mondays - with Western Campus Recreation RMT (Registered Massage Therapists) Trainer Tuesdays - with Western Campus Recreation Personal Trainers Watch for future series to launch: Throwback Thursdays, Fun Fridays. #staywell #westernmustangs  (Read full entry)


  • May 1, 2020

    NEW May Fitness Class Schedule - Staying Active At Home

    Looking for ways to stay active while staying at home and working on your physical distancing? All our online live classes are FREE for the summer. Sports and Recreation wants our Mustangs to be able to stay active, so our Western Campus Recreation Fitness is LIVE on Instagram @Western_Rec every day, and on Zoom - Mondays and Thursdays for Cardio Dance. Check out our schedule.  (Read full entry)


  • Last updated: July 28, 2020

    COVID-19 UPDATE and Q&A

    Western University is continuously monitoring the situation in conjunction with the Middlesex London Health Unit and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The University is providing regularly updated information at https://www.uwo.ca/ (Read full entry)


  • April 29, 2020

    How to Create a Personal Wellness Retreat at Home

    What better time than now to create your own personal wellness retreat at home. No travel, donning masks or remaining 2 metres apart from others; just relaxation, self-care, healthy meals, physical activity, and all your favorite wellness treatments. Also check out: Massage Mondays - with Western Campus Recreation RMT (Registered Massage Therapists) Trainer Tuesdays - with Western Campus Recreation Personal Trainers Watch for future series to launch: Throwback Thursdays, Fun Fridays. #staywell #westernmustangs  (Read full entry)


  • April 24, 2020

    NEW Campus Rec Reachouts

    Looking for new ways to stay active and de-stress while staying at home? Sports and Recreation wants to provide our Mustangs with many different resources to support you while you are away from campus. In addition to our Western Campus Recreation Live Instagram Fitness series, with classes each day, we are launching the new Campus Rec Reachouts Video Series. Video Series Launched so far: Massage Mondays - with Western Campus Recreation RMT (Registered Massage Therapists) Trainer Tuesdays - with Western Campus Recreation Personal Trainers Watch for future series to launch: Wellness Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays, Fun Fridays. #staywell #mustangs  (Read full entry)


  • April 16, 2020

    NIRSA Annual Service Award Recipient

    Congratulations to Jenna Smith, Manager, Aquatics, Membership Services, Dance, and Drop In Programs for winning the 2020 NIRSA Professional Service Award!  (Read full entry)


  • April 8, 2020

    Esports Online Tournament

    Western Mustangs Esports Online Multi-day Tournaments are happening in April 2020. FREE Registration This is an unprecedented time for campus intramurals across the country. We're always committed to providing intramural activities any way we know how, and we’re pursuing online gaming as a means to continue programming and keep participants engaged through this difficult time. Who couldn't use a good distraction? Costs for Tournaments: FREE Tournaments: 1. Xbox (only) - FIFA20 2. PS4 (only) - NHL20 3. Nintendo (only) - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate  (Read full entry)


  • March 17, 2020

    COVID-19 UPDATE and Q&A

    Western University is continuously monitoring the situation in conjunction with the Middlesex London Health Unit and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The University is providing regularly updated information at https://www.uwo.ca/ (Read full entry)


  • February 29, 2020

    Unified Championship

    12 teams from across the province converged on Western on Saturday morning as the university hosted the first ever University/College Unified Basketball Championship in partnership with Special Olympics Ontario and NIRSA.  (Read full entry)


  • February 14, 2020

    Nutrition Workshop

    Do you want to learn more about exercise nutrition and how you what you eat affects your performance? ⁣Join us on Wednesday March 4th for a FREE Nutrition and Exercise 101 workshop to talk all things exercise nutrition.  (Read full entry)


  • February 2, 2020

    Looking for a Great Part-Time Student Job?

    Jobs are posted NOW for many different Mustangs student roles for Summer 2020 and Fall/Winter 2021. Check out www.westernmustangs.ca/jobs for more information. Apply now and become a part of this incredible team. (Read full entry)


  • Rowan's Law

    Rowan's Law

    Concussion Awareness: Preventing injuries is important to keeping people active throughout their lives. Some injuries are easy to see and treat but what about an injury inside the head? Brain injuries, such as concussions, don’t show on the outside and are not always obvious. Even when you can’t see the injury, a person with a concussion still feels the effects and needs the proper care to get better. This resource will help you learn more about concussions so you can keep yourself and others active and safe – whether you’re an athlete, student, parent, coach, official or educator. (Read full entry)


  • January 17, 2020

    Massage Therapy at the Rec Centre

    Massage Therapy provides many physical, mental and emotional benefits, including reduced anxiety levels, loosened muscles, and a relaxed feeling of wellbeing. And Massage Therapy is available at the Rec Centre (WSRC). Fun Fact: your student or faculty/staff insurance plan covers massage therapy (please check the details of the plan to confirm coverage levels). (Read full entry)


  • January 14, 2020

    WSRC (Rec Centre) Steam Shutdown Jan 15

    Facilities Management has planned an emergency steam shutdown for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 15 in the morning. As a result, the WSRC will not have hot water from 6-8:30am which will impact our showers and the pool will also be closed during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes any members.  (Read full entry)


  • January 9, 2020

    Winter Intramurals

    Registration will close for Winter Intramurals on Monday, January 13th at 11:59pm. Taking part in intramural sports is a great way to get involved in University life at Western. Whether you like to participate at the competitive or recreational level, we offer a full range of activities that will pique your interest.  (Read full entry)