Women-Only Hours & Programs

Learn more about Women-Only Hours and Programming

  • Please note: All Drop-In schedules are subject to change. Check the program registration page via the links below for the most up-to-date schedule and available time slots.

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. Women-Only hours are 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. 

Women-Only Programming Schedule

Drop-in Women Only Schedule, effective starting January 3, 2024 (reflected in the link below))


open gym

Women-Only session at the Athletic Centre SCC.

lane swimming

Woman swimming

Women-Only Open Gym is available during specified times at the Athletic Centre (55 Harbord St., Toronto)  Strength & Conditioning Centre (SCC).

  • Women-Only Open Gym offers the chance for women to work out safely and comfortably.
  • Only women staff will be in attendance.

Women-Only Lane Swimming is available during specified times in the Athletic Centre, Benson (25yd) Pool

  • Windows and doors are completely covered.
  • Only women staff members are on deck.
  • An enclosed shower space is available immediately outside the pool.
  • Women can change into bathing attire in accessible, private washrooms adjacent to the pool deck so that they do not need to go through public spaces in bathing attire.

Women-Only Open Gym Schedule in the Athletic Centre:

Monday: 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday: 5-6 p.m.

Wednesday: 12-1 p.m.

Thursday: 5-6 p.m.

Friday: 1-2 p.m.

Saturday: 9-10 a.m.

Sunday: 12-1 p.m.

Women-Only Lane Swimming Schedule @ Athletic Centre

Monday: 10:40-11:55 a.m.

Tuesday: 6:10-7:25 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:40-11:55 a.m.

Thursday: N/A

Friday: 10:40-11:55 a.m.

Saturday: N/A

Sunday: 10:40-11:55 a.m.

Stick n' Puck

a hockey stick and puck on the ice

Field Sports

two women playing soccer at Back Campus Field

Women-Only Stick n' Puck is available during specified times at Varsity Centre Arena (299 Bloor St. W)

  • Skate rentals and helmets are available for loan during Stick 'n Puck times for a fee of $3.00 +HST for U of T students and $5.00 +HST for non-U of T Students. Skate sharpening is available for a fee $5.00 + HST for UofT students and $8.00+HST for non-UofT students. 
  • Participants must wear a CSA approved helmet and bring their own stick

Women-Only Field Sports are available during specified times at Varsity Centre Arena (299 Bloor St. W)

  • 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, etc.

Women-Only Stick n' Puck @ Varsity Arena

Monday: N/A

Tuesday: N/A

Wednesday: N/A

Thursday: 11-11:55 a.m.

Friday: N/A

Saturday: N/A

Sunday: N/A

Winter only:  Women-Only Field Sports @ Varsity Dome

Monday: N/A

Tuesday: 12:30-1:55 p.m.

Wednesday: N/A

Thursday: 2:30-3:55 p.m.

Friday: N/A

Saturday: N/A

Sunday: N/A


volleyball player diving to bump ball


two women playing basketball

Women-Only Basketball is available during specified times in the Athletic Centre Field House (55 Harbord Street, Toronto)

Women-Only Open Gym Schedule @ Athletic Centre Sports Gym - North

Monday: 2:30-3:55 p.m. 

Tuesday: N/A


Thursday: 12-1:25 p.m.

Friday: 2:30-3:55 p.m.

Saturday: N/A

Sunday: N/A

Women-Only Basketball @ Athletic Centre Sports Gym - South

Monday: 2:30-3:55 p.m. 

Tuesday: N/A

Wednesday: N/A

Thursday: 12:30-1:55 p.m.

Friday: 6:10-7:30 p.m.

Saturday: N/A

Sunday: 12:30-1:25 p.m.