Recreation Facilities


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Locker rental for year - $30
Towel service for year - $30
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.


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!