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Facilities & Rentals

An important aspect of connecting with the NAIT and the Edmonton community is the opportunity to rent a wide array of facilities. These opportunities are provided during times after all academic, recreation and athletic program needs have been met.

We have wide array of fitness facilities to suit your needs — weight room, swimming pool, ice arena, you name it. Our facilities are available to Nait students, staff, alumni and community members. Memberships are included for full-time and apprenticeship students.

Free Orientations

New to the workout facility? Not sure how to get a locker or sign-up for towel service? Would you like a tour of the Pool, Arena and the Gymnasium?

To book your orientation (by appointment only), please contact Nash Klimosko – 780.491.5450

Equipment Sales & Locker Rentals

Recreation facilities and hours

Arena

Arena

S221 S - Activities Centre

Strap on your skates and hit the ice in our NHL-sized ice rink. If skating’s not your thing, then lace up your shoes and get running on our 188-metre indoor running track.

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The NAIT Arena is located on the second floor of the Activities center (S221). It is home to the NAIT OOKS Men and Women’s athletic teams.

Features

  • NHL size Multipurpose Arena that can hold 1300 patrons
  • 5 dressing rooms
  • 188 m walking/running track
  • Available to rent for internal groups, recreation classes and external rental groups.
  • From Hockey games to concerts/events, the Arena can be converted to floor space and back to hockey ice in a matter of hours.
  • Large retractable video screen, projector and tricaster for video streaming
  • Available to rent for private parties

Drop-in skating hours (New skaters must wear a helmet)

 

Mon, Wed , Fri

Tues & Thurs

Sat & Sun

August 28 – December 17

11:00am – 1:00pm

10:00am – 12:00pm

CLOSED

**Hours may vary on August 30, September 2, October 14, November 5 & 11**

Drop-in hockey hours (requires a CSA approved helmet and visor. Skates and helmets can be signed out at the Sports Equipment Centre with a NAIT ID.)

 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat & Sun

August 28 – December 17

1:00pm – 3:45pm

12:00pm – 4:15pm

1:00pm – 4:15pm

12:00pm – 2:45pm

1:00pm – 4:00pm

CLOSED

**Hours may vary on August 30, September 2, 6 & 27, October 14, November 5 & 11**

For Arena inquiries, please call 780.471.8699 or e-mail arenarental@nait.ca

Fitness Weight Centre

Fitness Weight Centre

S006 S - Activities Centre

Make some gains or hit that five-minute mile with our extensive selection of workout machines, free weights and cardio equipment.

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The main NAIT fitness center (S006) consists of a 3000+ square foot facility, accommodating 100 patrons (students/ staff/ community members) and housing a variety of strength training and cardio equipment. Access to S-Wing locker rooms are located near the main desk and offer secure locker access, dry sauna, bathroom and shower facilities, as well as access to the NAIT pool.

Features

  • 2 squash courts (21’ x 32’ x 15’, one of which has been converted into a spin room)
  • 3 Racquetball courts (20’ x 40’ x 20’, two of which have been converted into additional training spaces)
  • Private training studio (S026) and a power lifting area (S024)
  • The hallways have been utilized to provide additional strength training equipment and a functional training space.
  • 2000+ square foot exercise studio (S112) located above the main fitness area that accommodates recreation programmed fitness classes and external rental groups.

Access to the main fitness center requires NAIT One Card Identification, which is controlled via turnstile access at the entrance of the facility. No food or drink are permitted in the NAIT fitness center with the exception being closed lid containers. Appropriate attire is required as well as completing the NAIT Recreation Facility use liability waiver upon use of the recreation facilities.

FWC Hours

 

Mon - Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

May 1 – June 23

5:45am – 8:00pm

5:45am – 6:00pm

8:00am – 4:00pm

10:00am – 4:00pm

July 3 – August 30

5:45am – 8:00pm

8:00am – 6:00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

August 31 – December 19

5:45am – 9:45pm

5:45am – 4:00pm

8:00am – 4:00pm

10:00am – 4:00pm

January 2 – April 30

5:45am – 9:45pm

5:45am – 4:00pm

8:00am – 4:00pm

10:00am – 4:00pm

To book the Squash (S010) or Racquetball (S022) court (can be reserved up to three days in advance), please call 780-471-8398 or visit FWC main desk.

To book the Exercise Studio (S112), please call 780.491.5450 or email fitnesscentre@nait.ca

For any other FWC inquiries, please call 780.471.8398 or email fitnesscentre@nait.ca

Sports Equipment Centre

NAITSA Club Centre

E125 E - Technical Building

NAITSA clubs provide valuable social, cultural and educational services that encourage students to participate and connect in the NAIT experience.

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The Sports Equipment Centre (E-026) is located beneath the main gymnasium and is open during select hours Monday through Friday.

Features

  • Purchase memberships
  • Rent out locker and towel service in our athletic facilities
  • Sign out equipment such as basketballs, badminton racquets for use during open gym time
  • Rent skates & helmets to be used during drop-in skating times

NAIT One Card is required to sign out any equipment and must be returned during desk hours of the same day.

SEC Hours

 

Mon – Thurs

Fri

Sat & Sun

June 14 – June 28

11:00am – 1:00pm

3:00pm – 7:00pm

11:00am – 1:00pm

3:00pm – 6:00pm

CLOSED

July 2 – August 6

3:00pm – 7:00pm

3:00pm – 6:00pm

CLOSED

July 18 – August 30

11:00am – 1:00pm

3:00pm – 7:00pm

11:00am – 1:00pm

3:00pm – 6:00pm

CLOSED

September 3 – December 13

10:00am – 1:00pm

3:00pm – 9:00pm

11:00am – 1:00pm

3:00pm – 7:00pm

CLOSED

 

For inquiries, please call 780.471.7729

Gymnasium

Gymnasium

E140 E - Technical Building

Need a place to play? Our gymnasium is open to use for badminton, basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and general use.

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Informal Recreation

The NAIT Gymnasium is a 10,000 square foot facility capable of seating 590 in bleacher seats for main court activities such as volleyball or basketball.

Features

  • Can be split into four quadrants
  • Ability to split into full size two court volleyball or basketball, with limited seating
  • Seven courts available for badminton
  • During open gym hours, students are welcome to drop in for volleyball, basketball, and badminton
  • Available to rent for internal & external groups and events

Activities such as floor hockey that have the potential to damage our court surface are not allowed. Please note that no food or drink is allowed in the gym, and all students must have indoor, non-marking shoes, and proper attire (no jeans). Equipment may be signed out from the Sports Equipment Centre (E-026). All equipment must be returned by 1:00pm.

For inquiries, please email gymrental@nait.ca

Pool

Pool

S030 S - Activities Centre

There’s no better feeling than floating on water. Come for a swim in our Olympic-sized pool!

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NAIT swimming pool is located in the S building at the end of the Fitness and Weight Centre. it is a saltwater pool, 12 lanes in 25 m format with the ability to change into 6 lanes, 50m format.

Features

  • 1m diving board and a 7m “Aquaclimb” sport wall.
  • Log rolling, basketball and a 25 m water walk.
  • Pool toys such as tubes, float mats, pool noodles and sinking toys
  • PFDs or lifejackets.
  • Assortment of training equipment like pace clocks, pull buoys, paddles, kick boards and flippers
  • Available to rent for competitive swimming, water polo, and Artistic Swimming (synchronized).
  • Sanctioned by swim Alberta for competitive events.
  • Available to rent for private pool parties 
  • Offers private swimming lessons (on request),
  • Hosts Aquatic leadership courses from Lifesaving society
  • Pool capacity 246 swimmers
  • Spectator area capacity 192 people 

Pool Hours 

 

Mon - Fri

Tues & Thurs

Sat

Sun

June 29 – August 25

11:00am – 1:30pm

2:30pm – 6:00pm

6:30am –8:30am

CLOSED

CLOSED

August 26 – June 28

6:00am – 8:00am

11:00am – 1:30pm

2:30pm – 6:30pm

 

8:00am – 4:00pm

10:00am – 4:00pm

**Please note that the Pool will be closed for maintenance on August 31& September 1**

For Pool inquiries, please call 780.471.8363 or email poolrental@nait.ca

Current Pool Schedule (pdf)

Private Swimming Lessons (pdf)

Pool Birthday Party (pdf)

Field & Track

Field & Track

Includes: Soccer field, sand volleyball court and 400-metre track. (Track is available weather permitting. Track not available during scheduled intercollegiate practices & games.)

May 1st - October 31st

  • Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat, Sun & Holidays: Closed

For rental inquiries, please email gymrental@nait.ca.

 

Rental bookings

The following spaces and facilities are available for private rental:

  • Gymnasium (Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball)
  • Racquetball/Squash Courts
  • Dance Studio/Exercise Studio
  • Spin Cycle Studio
  • 50 metre swimming pool
  • Ice arena
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Field