This COVID-19 related article may not contain current information, but is retained for historical reference.

As of March 2022, all COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted FR (Available in French Only) from our campuses.

Church Point (NS), September 3, 2020- Beginning Tuesday September 8, the Marcel-R.-Comeau Sports Centre will begin opening its facilities in phases. The first phase will include the weight room and cardio room (September 8), followed by the gym (September 15) and the pool (September 21). The rink will open sometime in October (date to be determined).

As was the case on August 4 when our campuses reopened, activities will not resume as normal. “All sports centre users, whether community members, students, or staff, will have to work together and adapt to new ways of using our facilities to ensure that all public health protocols are followed. The health and security of everyone remains our top priority,” explains Allister Surette, President.

Before coming to the sports centre, it is important that you familiarize yourself with new procedures in place and properly prepare for your session.

Hours and reservations

Hours of operation have changed to allow enough time for cleaning and disinfecting.

Monday to Friday: 6 - 9:00 a.m., 11 - 2:00 p.m. and 5 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 - 1:00 p.m. and 2 - 5:00 p.m.

Sessions will be limited to 45 minutes per day, per person, and you are required to book your time 24 hours in advance using Picktime. For the first phase of reopening, a maximum of 10 members at at time will be allowed in the sports centre.

Masks are mandatory

Wearing a non-medical mask is always mandatory. Users may remove their mask only while using stationary equipment and if physical distancing (2 m/6 ft) protocols are met between users. It is highly recommended to wear a mask if possible.


Everyone must present themselves to the triage agent at the reception counter for screening. You will be asked to:

  1. Disinfect your hands
  2. Have your temperature checked
  3. Answer questions related to COVID-19 symptoms
  4. Familiarize yourself with the sports centre's new protocols

Anyone presenting with a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms will be refused access.

One-way circulation

Members will be asked to follow one-way circulation using one entrance and one exit and not turn back, for example, for a drink of water. Once you have finished your workout, you must exit using the marked exit.

Change rooms

Change rooms will remain closed until further notice. Members must change into workout clothes at home and bring a full water bottle.

Only active members will be allowed access to the Sports Centre. Members whose memberships were suspended since March 17 will have their memberships extended for a period equivalent to the closure. For new memberships or for renewals, please contact Monica Robicheau by phone at 902-769-2114 extension 7172.

New protocols and further updates will be posted on the Sports Centre website, on each facility's page. Please stay informed and consult the website regularly.

We understand that the reopening will require a period of adaptation and continued collaboration between all users and we thank you for your patience and understanding. We are happy to finally welcome you back to the Marcel-R.-Comeau Sports Centre.

About Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language. Recognized for its excellent programs as well as its unique and exceptional living environment, Sainte-Anne offers experiential learning opportunities that promote student engagement and success, and an atmosphere which encourages a culture of excellence in research and development. Solidly established in its community, Université Sainte-Anne is a partner of choice for all those who wish to strengthen the vitality of the regions surrounding its 5 campuses as well as all of Acadie throughout Nova Scotia.

For more information         

Rachelle LeBlanc, Director of Communications and Marketing
Université Sainte-Anne
Tel.: 902-769-2114 extension 7222
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