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UPDATED: RAC & MAC Holiday Closure, January Reopening

Holiday hours of operation and what to expect in January 2022
December 22, 2021

UPDATE: DECEMBER 17 & 22, 2021

Holiday closure and January reopening plans have been adjusted in response to the evolving COVID situation and Ryerson's announcement that classes will be held virtually until January 30
Virtual programs are ready for you! During this extended closure, our online MOVE Everywhere programs remain available. Both pre-recorded and on-demand options are ready for you, and Live Virtual Group Fitness will resume January 17, 2022. 

Thank you for moving with us this fall!

Over 30,000 student visits to the RAC, MAC and Kerr Hall brought our facilities back to life this fall with the energy and sense of community we've all missed - and all with no recorded transmission of any infections in our programs or facilities. 

Thank you to each of our students, members and staff for doing your part to keep us all safe!

 Last Updated December 22, 2021

Holiday Closures: December/January 2021-22

  • Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC): 
    • Closes December 17, 2021 @ 12:30pm
    • Reopens January 14, 2022 under reduced hours
  • Recreation & Athletics Centre (RAC): 
    • Closes December 15, 2021 @ 9:45pm
    • Reopens January 31, 2022, with the planned return of in-person classes 

RAC & MAC Facility Hours: January 2022 

Reduced Hours: January 14-30 - MAC Only, RAC Closed

  • Weekdays: 7:00am-9:00pm
  • Weekend: 8:00am-6:30pm

Regular Hours: Starting January 31 (Tentative)

  • Weekdays: 7:00am-10:45pm
  • Weekend: 8:00am-6:30pm

Women’s Only Hours in RAC Fitness Centre

Everyone who identifies as a woman is welcome at our Women's Only fitness centre hours at the RAC. For the purposes of the Women Only Hours, women includes all cis and trans individuals who identify as a woman. 

  • Mon/Wed/Fri @ 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Tues/Thurs @ 2:00-3:30pm

What to expect in January

Our priorities remain clear, and we continue to refine our operations to make it as easy as possible for students to get active as safely as possible. 

  • Extended workout slots: Pre-reservations of workout and activity times will continue in January. Fitness centre reservations will be 90 minutes in duration on weekday afternoons and evenings, but feature extended morning and weekend timeslots to offer students and members longer workout options and greater flexibility.
  • Reset of fitness centres and RAC 2 Gym: We will continue to bring back sidelined strength and fitness equipment in our fitness centres, and RAC 2 Gym, a Women's Only fitness centre across COVID, will revert back to a sport gymnasium. As it does, Women's Only Hours will resume in the RAC Fitness Centre as outlined below.
  • Return of members in late-January/early-February: We hoped to welcome more of our members back this fall, but COVID hasn't cooperated, and we've been careful not to sell memberships without sufficient capacity to serve students and members well. We will be monitoring closely and share updates across the month of January.
  • RAC Construction: The RAC front entrance remains under construction and will be into the new year, with the alternate entrance through 350 Victoria still in effect. We're excited to unveil accessibility, safety and service improvements to both the exterior entrance and service desk when it does open.  

Of course, COVID remains an evolving situation, especially with the emergence of the Omicron variant. Our risk mitigation efforts will continue to be shaped by provincial law, public health guidance and industry best practices. Any updates will continue to be posted on our COVID Health & Safety page.