Student Life  

Recreation Facilities & Rentals

Student Facilities

NAIT has an NHL-sized multipurpose arena that is home to our amazing Ooks athletics teams, surrounded by a 188-metre walking/running track! Our Fitness Weight Centre has a variety of strength and cardio equipment, as well as spaces such as squash and racquetball courts, available for student use. Our gymnasium hosts drop-in sports for students. NAIT students also have access to MacEwan pool.

If you’re a current NAIT student, log into the MyNAIT Portal for details.

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Students pay a recreation and athletics mandatory non-instructional fee to gain access NAIT's recreation and fitness facilities, classes and activities. View information on financial planning and our recreation and athletic fees

Public members can access our facilities and programs for $37+gst/monthly or $148+gst/semester. Membership can be purchased at the Fitness Weight Centre (S006) or one AT NAIT card office (CAT180N).

Facilities Rentals


NAIT’s NHL-sized multipurpose arena is home to our amazing Ooks athletic teams! Accommodating 1300 patrons and surrounded by a 188 metre walking/running track, the space hosts all types of sports and events!

Drop-in skating and hockey times

Drop-in Skating:

  • Mondays: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Helmets are required.


Drop-in Hockey:

  • Mondays: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Helmets with a visor or face mask required.

The walking/running track is open Monday-Friday 7am-7pm

*Skates and Helmet rentals are available at the Sports Equipment Centre (E026), Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Please email if you have any questions.

Arena rental information

NAIT's arena is available to rent as an ice hockey rink or floored event space, complete with fitting rooms and presentation capabilities. Contact us about booking the space and to discuss how we can meet your other event needs. 

Call 780-471-8699 or email

Rental rates

Rental type Dates and times Rental rate per hour + GST
Adult Primetime (*winter) Monday - Thursday: 6 pm – 9:30pm; Friday: 6 pm – 9 pm; Saturday: 8 am - 9 pm $280
Minor Hockey Primetime (*winter) Monday - Friday: 6 pm – 9:30pm; Saturday - Sunday: 8 am - 9 pm $200
Adult Non-Primetime (*winter) Monday - Friday: 4 pm-6 pm; Friday  - Saturday: after 9 pm $218.50
Minor Hockey Non-Primetime (*winter) Monday - Friday: 4 pm - 6 pm $160
All summer ice time   $210
Daytime Rentals (September-June) Monday - Friday: 9 am - 3 pm $100


To finalize the booking process, all user groups are required to sign a facility rental agreement. For arena inquiries, call 780-471-8699 or email

Fitness Weight Centre

NAIT’s fitness Weight centre facility houses a variety of strength training and cardio equipment and has two saunas, showers, washrooms and locker rentals available for you to use. It also includes squash &  racquetball court, functional training spaces, power lifting area, climbing wall and an exercise studio.  Call 780-471-8398 or email

Hours of operation

  • Monday - Thursday: 6:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Additional notes: 

  • All facilities are closed on statutory holidays
  • Squash and racquetball courts are available on a first-come first-serve basis
  • We are not offering rental equipment at this time, including towels, racquets and balls
  • Day locker use is available with your own lock

Fitness Weight Centre FAQs

Will hand sanitizer be provided?

Yes, hand sanitization stations are available throughout the facility. 

What are the current cleaning protocols?

Your safety is our top priority. We are following AHS and NAIT Health & Safety guidelines. Our staff will clean all equipment regularly, and we ask that members also wipe down equipment before and after use. Towels and spray bottles will be available throughout the facilities. 

What services are available at this time?

  • Squash and racquetball courts are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, but members are required to bring their own racquets and balls.
  • All areas of the Fitness Weight Centre will be open during our hours of operation.
  • Day lockers are available, but you must bring your own lock.
  • You can rent a monthly locker at beginning Monday, Aug. 30.

I'm not yet comfortable using NAIT's recreation facilities. What are my options?

We recognize these are challenging times and that everyone's personal situations are different. Regardless of your circumstances, we want to support your well-being.

We offer a fitness equipment loan program to help you stay active. Please follow us on Instagram for details on other programs and services we offer.


During drop-in recreation time, stop by to play some basketball, volleyball, badminton and more! Please wear non-marking shoes and appropriate attire. Food and drinks are not allowed on the court.

Drop-in gymnasium times

  • Monday: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Gymnasium rental information

Want to rent the gym for badminton (7 courts), basketball (2 courts), volleyball (2 courts) or special events? Please email

Rental rates

Rental type Rental rate per hour + GST
Full gymnasium rental $85
Full gymnasium rental with bleachers $110
Game day set up $125
Fully tarped gym $120

To finalize the booking process, all user groups are required to sign a facility rental agreement. For gymnasium inquiries, call 780-491-5450 or email


NAIT students and staff with a valid NAIT ID have access to the Grant MacEwan swimming pool located at: Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness (8-121, 10800-105 Ave).

NAIT students and staff will be able to access the pool during public swimming, lane swimming or fitness class hours of operation and will also be eligible for discounts on eligible aquatic registered programs. 

For more information on available swim times, please visit the MacEwan Pool webpage. 

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