Women-only Programs

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In the Strength & Conditioning Centre, the space is open only to women, including staff. The doors are closed during the women-only designated times.

In the 25yd pool, the space is open only to women, including staff. The doors are closed and blinds are drawn.

In the gyms and arena and dome, the activities are open only to women participants and are staffed, where possible, by women. These spaces are shared, multi-use facilities so men may be in the area.

Women-only hours is a targeted needs-based program designed to ensure equitable participation in physical activity. Established by the Faculty’s Council of Athletics and Recreation, the program is aligned with University policies, guidelines and statements on equity, diversity and excellence.

While women currently constitute over half of U of T’s student body, they continue to be under-represented in most forms of physical activity. Our usage statistics show that while female participation in particular facility spaces is low during regular hours, it increases notably during times schedule for women only. Women-only hours are therefore one of several strategies implemented by the Faculty to optimize participation, reduce barriers to being active, and foster inclusivity across culture, religion and ability level. 

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education strives to create and maintain a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere for all students and members in all our facilities. Women-only hours reflect the mission of the Faculty and its commitment to education, research, leadership, and the provision of opportunity.

Questions? Contact Beth Ali, Executive Director, Co-Curricular Athletics and Physical Activity Programs.

Drop-in Basketball Women-only

This program is open to female students and members to shoot hoops and learn new skills. Friendly staff is on-site to answer questions and provide instruction. Women-only times are indicated on the schedule below.

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Basketball

Drop-in Stick 'n Puck Women-only

Stick 'n Puck: Beginners can practice using a hockey stick and puck on the ice. Sticks are not provided. Organized games or practices will not be permitted.

Women-only Stick 'n Puck is open to female students and members to improve their stick handling skills. Friendly staff is on-site to answer questions and provide instruction.

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Hockey

Drop-in Strength & Conditioning Women-only

Offered at the Athletic Centre SCC and indicated by women-only on the right hand side of the schedule. Staffed by women and the space is private. Co-ed strength and conditioning is available in the field house and at Goldring during these times.

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Strength & Conditioning

Drop-in Swimming Women-only

Women-only drop-in lane swimming is available in the 25 yard pool during specified times, indicated by women-only on the right hand side of the schedule.  Staffed by women and the space is private. 

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Swimming & Synchronized Swimming

Drop-in Volleyball Women-only

Drop in and spike one over the net - bring friends and start a game. Open to players of all levels to play in a non-competitive and friendly environment.

Women-only volleyball times are available at the Goldring Centre and indicated on the schedule below.

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Volleyball

Olympic Weightlifting for Women

Learn the basics of weightlifting, gain hip and shoulder flexibility as well as leg and core strength.  No previous experience necessary.

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Olympic Weightlifting
Strength & Conditioning

Weight Room 101, women-only

Learn movement fundamentals in this active session for beginners.

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Strength & Conditioning
Strength & Conditioning Orientations

Weight Training for Women

Each session includes a variety of machine weights, free weights and stretch exercises.

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Strength & Conditioning

Women-only Field Sports

Come out for a variety of fun field sports with our Physical Activity Facilitators. Sports will be determined on site and range from drop-in soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football.

Women-only Swim Instruction

Women-only classes are offered for those who prefer or require privacy in the Absolute Beginner through Stroke mechanics levels, as well as private lessons.

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Swimming & Synchronized Swimming