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the Lakehead athletics centre

The Lakehead Athletics Centre is comprised of 3 facilities that are all interconnected:

Wolf Den
The new addition including the centres new entrance, gymnasium, weight room, cardio room, lounge areas and access to the rest of the facilities.

C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse
Thunderdome gymnasium, weight room, 50-metre eight-lane swimming pool, cardio room, outdoor sports fields, beach volleyball courts, Kinesiology labs, High-Performance Hockey Training Centre and change rooms complete with showers and saunas.

Note re: Men’s Changeroom Sauna – the Sauna is currently closed due to repairs. This page will be updated open it’s reopening. 

Astro turf field, cardio and weight areas, aerobics room and the Thunderwolves Wall of Fame.


Please call the front desk at (807) 343-8585 or email

How to Access Our Facilities

  • Our current operating guidelines with up to date COVID-19 policies can be found here
    • Some quick facts surrounding the COVID-19 policies:
      • All gym users must complete a self COVID-19 screen through the Lakehead University Security app, and present a green badge when signing in.
      • Members must have an updated waiver with us, which can be signed online through the portal. 
      • Face masks are still required whenever members are not actively participating in an athletic or fitness activity.
      • Vaccine Requirement: All visitors using our facilities will be required to abide by the Lakehead University mandatory vaccination policy. Details regarding this policy will be communicated to members as they become available
  • A membership or day pass must be purchased in order to access our facilities. Details regarding our membership pricing can be found here.
    • Full Time & Part Time students have an automatic membership when taking classes. When not taking classes, students will be required to purchase a membership.
  • There are two entrances from the parking lot into the Wolf Den which will lead you to the front desk. Please note parking is monitored by Lakehead Security. Further details about parking can be found here.
  • In order to enter the facility, all members are required to scan in using either their key tag, student card, or member ID barcode on the LakeheadMOVE app. Access will not be granted without proper identification.

Open Gym, Field, and Track Policies

Please be aware that as COVID-19 guidelines evolve, our policies regarding open gym, field, and track use may change. 

At this time, masks are required throughout our facility unless you are actively engaging in an athletic or fitness activity. 


  • All sports and activities should be modified to limit face to face contact. 
  • Masks are required unless actively engaging in an athletic or fitness activity.


  • All activities/sports should be modified to limit face to face contact. 
  • Masks are required unless actively engaging in an athletic or fitness activity.


  • Please run in the same direction as other track users
  • When passing other runners, please allow at least 1 lane of space in between runners and allow for 2 metres of distance between runners at all times
  • Masks are required unless actively engaging in an athletic or fitness activity.


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