Services

Recreation Facilities

FALL 2020 UPDATE

Fitness Centre Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday*: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (except Oct. 10)
  • Sunday: Closed

*Saturday hours are a trial during the month of October and will be re-evaluated depending on usage.

Reserve a Workout Time:
All workouts must be booked in advance. One hour time slots are available throughout the day followed by a 15 minute cleaning/sanitizing period. All other COVID restrictions/precautions are in place.

Monday - Friday workout times: 

  • 8 a.m.
  • 9:15 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m.
  • 1 p.m.
  • 2:15 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • 4:45 p.m.

Saturday workout times:

  • 11 a.m.

  • 12:15 p.m.

  • 1:30 p.m.

  • 2:45 p.m.

These can be booked in person at the Fitness Centre, by phone (403.529.3840 or 403.529.3834) or by email to dstuder@mhc.ab.ca. A maximum of 10 people are allowed to book into each session. A signed waiver is required to access the Fitness Centre and must be completed prior to your first session. You are able to book up to three days in advance.

Gym Access
Currently the gymnasium is closed and only accessible to Rattlers teams during their set practice times. No open gyms are available until further notice.

If you have questions, please contact Dean Studer via email at dstuder@mhc.ab.ca.

 
Gym

The gymnasium -- known as the “Snake Pit” when the Rattlers compete--is equipped for basketball, volleyball, and badminton.  In its sporting role, the facility is also used for open recreation and fitness testing.

The space is also used to host events like convocation and large meetings and conventions. Students have access to the gym on a drop-in basis; just check the schedule with staff in the Weight Room.

Features:

  • Located in G Wing (lower floor)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 9,540 square feet
  • Seating capacity is 1,500 (including pull out bleachers with seating for 500)

Fitness Centre

The fitness centre offers students and employees a great venue for strength and cardio training. Users must show college ID, dress appropriately, and follow posted rules and instructions from staff. The equipment room inside the fitness centre will lend you balls, rackets, birdies and offer advice and instruction.

Features:

  • Located in G Wing (ground floor)
  • Over 20 Strength training sessions
  • Free Weights ranging from 1 lb to 100 lbs
  • Olympic Bar - 45 lbs each
  • Easy Curl Bar - 20 lbs each
  • Leg Press - 70 lbs without plates
  • Exercise Balls
  • Medicine Ball Rack
  • 3 Treadmills
  • 2 Elliptical machines
  • 2 Steppers
  • 2 Exercise Bikes
  • 1 Recumbent Bike

Fitness Centre Hours*
Valid College ID or Activity Pass must be presented when using college fitness facilities.

Fall Hours (September - December)

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter Hours (January - April)
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m - 4 p.m.
Sundays: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Spring Hours (May/June)
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday:12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer Hours (July/August)
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Fitness Centre Closures
*Please note, there may be some closures throughout the year due to labs. These notifications will be posted at the fitness centre.
Lockers & Towel Service
The lockers located downstairs in the G Wing are open for fitness centre and recreational users.

Cost  
Locker rental for year - $30
Towel service for year - $30
OR
Combine the two services - $50 a year (saving $10)

Locker rental for Fall/Winter semester - $10

*Please be advised that we accept cash and cheque, no debit.


Tennis Courts

Four tennis courts are available on the north side of campus. You can borrow equipment from staff in the Weight Room.


Soccer Pitch

The main MHC soccer pitch on the north side of the campus is the practice and home field for the Rattlers.


Hiking/Walking/Running

The Sunrise Rotary Trail circles the perimeter of the Medicine Hat campus and features 3.5 km of paved trail, fitness equipment and two playground areas. There is also easy access to Kin Coulee Park and additional trails and paths. 

Want to keep your activity indoors? Check out indoor walking maps at the Medicine Hat campus!