The Queen’s Centre opened officially on January 15, 2010 (though its doors were opened to users December 1, 2009).
The Queen's Centre is a modern, multi-purpose complex Integrating academics, sport and recreation, student and community activities, that invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community members to come together for out-of-classroom and lifelong learning.
The Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) within the Queen's Centre building contains a 38 x 25 metre pool, gymnasia (including a main gym that seats 2,000 spectators), squash and racquetball courts, approximately 25,000 sq. ft. of fitness space, 4 dance/yoga studios, and 4 designated spin/fitness and combat rooms. The building also hosts a food court, fireside lounge, retail and student club space.
The Queen's Centre is also home to the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.
The complex was designed by architects Sasaki Associates, Inc. (Watertown, MA), Bregman + Hamann Architects (Toronto), and Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd. (Kingston).