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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.

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:
      • Gym sessions must be booked online prior to visiting the facilities.  This can be done through the online portal at or through the Lakehead Move app.  Sessions can be booked up to 3 days in advance.  Hours available for booking can be found at
        • If you are not able to attend your session, it must be cancelled a minimum of 3 hours in advance.  No-shows and late cancellations are subject to temporary suspensionPlease note if you are booking the Hangar, the field, aerobic studio, and track may be closed throughout the day for class and program use. You can view which areas of the Hangar are open at the hours webpage linked above. If you plan on using the field, track, or aerobic studio, we highly advise checking this calendar prior to booking. 
      • 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. 
      • The pool has reopened as of Aug 27
      • The showers will be reopening as of Sep 7. The sauna’s remain closed at this time.
      • 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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Sports Medicine Clinic

Sports Medicine

At the Lakehead University Sports Medicine Clinic, we provide high quality treatment aimed at restoring your mobility issues while reducing pain levels