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Queen's University

Athletics and Recreation


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A healthy body supports a healthy mind.

The majority of our student population is active in sports or recreational activities. Students enjoy one of the many leagues and sports clubs or take advantage of our fitness programs. Sports programs range from the elite level, producing national champions in team and individual disciplines, to recreational programs designed to help everyone stay active.


More than 10,000 students participate in 30 men's, women's and co-ed sports leagues - a great way to stay in shape, enjoy your favourite sport and make new friends.  

Our annual intramural sport weekend, a one-of-a-kind event, attracts 32 teams and over 1,110 students to compete in a wide variety of sports.


Participate in more than 30 different recreational clubs, from archery, curling, squash or tennis, to multiple disciplines of dancing, martial arts or gymnastics.

Fitness and Instructional Programs

The state of the art Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) offers more than 40 fitness classes per week, as well as energetic instructional programs such as yoga, pilates, salsa dancing, scuba diving and swimming.

Need help developing a program? Book a consultation with one of our professional personal trainers - they'll help you balance a healthy fitness program with your classes, and give you the motivation you need to keep going!



Fielding great teams from basketball to ultimate frisbee, Queen's is a perennial contender for Ontario University Athletics (OUA) league titles and championships. Queen's consistently ranks in the top three Canadian Universities who produce the highest number of CIS Academic Canadians and OUA Academic All-Stars.

We're proud of our athletes and their coaches - they embody the Queen's tradition of excellence. 

By the Numbers: Canadian Champions

  • Canadian University Women’s Rowing Champions 2007/08
  • Canadian University Cheerleading Champions 2007/08
  • 119 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Academic All-Canadians
  • 2 CIS 1st Team All-Canadian (Football, Cross Country)
  • 8 CIS 2nd Team All-Canadian (Track and Field [2], Soccer, Football [3], Field Hockey, Volleyball)
  • 2 CIS All-Rookie Team (Volleyball [2])
  • 4 OUA Rookie of the Year (Basketball [2], Volleyball [2])
  • 6 Coach of the Year (Rowing [2], Hockey, Football, Curling, Fencing)

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