New Outdoor Recreation Facility Now Open


Algoma University and the George Leach Centre (GLC) are pleased to announce that their new outdoor recreation facility is now open.

The new facility boasts two full-length tennis courts and four glass basketball nets, fully enclosed on the campus of Algoma University, adjacent to the GLC. The tennis courts are regulation size, made of an asphalt base with acrylic coating paint (white lines, green playing area, and red sidelines).

With the addition of the new outdoor courts, the GLC will be expanding its programming to include instruction, league play, and tournaments in the sports of tennis and basketball.

The facility is open exclusively to students and GLC members during regular hours of operation. To reserve court time, please contact the George Leach Centre at [email protected] or call 705.949.2301, Ext. 4500.

Following the recent expansion of the GLC, the athletics complex was voted the best fitness facility in Sault Ste. Marie in 2015. In March 2015, the GLC opened a brand new state-of-the-art 10,000-square foot expansion, in addition to its 39,000-square foot pre-existing structure. The expansion includes a fitness room featuring new strength equipment from Hammar Strength, cardio equipment from Life Fitness, and the only Life Fitness Synrgy Functional Trainer in Sault Ste. Marie, as well as three aerobic studios including a spin studio, and varsity and officiating change rooms.

For more information on membership pricing, please visit the membership fitness webpage or contact the Coordinator of Operations, AJ Pirillo at [email protected] or call 705.949.2301, Ext. 4514. Members have access to the full fitness facility, including outdoor recreation area, change rooms, field house, sauna, and group fitness classes.
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