Changes to Facilities & Services


Due to the coronovirus pandemic many services and facilities will either be altered or not available. Click on the sections below to find out more information. Each section will be updated as we move through our reopening phases. 

Wickwire Field - Reopening Phase 1

  • Three (3) cross fields are open
  • Capacity is limited to 30, with 10 people on each cross field
  • Open for rentals and member use
  • Priority will be given to the Athletics and Recreation department for programming
  • Adherence to physical distancing will be required

Information up to date as of July 20, 2020

Fitness Hall - Reopening Phase 2

Members and students will be required to book a workout appointment for the Fitness Hall. Appointments can be booked up to three (3) days in advance. More information on booking appointments can be found here.

The Fitness Hall will have a limit of 36 members at a time. Members must maintain physical distancing while in Dalplex. 

In order to facilitate the ability to physical distance in the Fitness Hall, not all of the equipment will be available for use. 

Items such as yoga mats, stability balls, medicine/slam balls, stretching tubes/bands, plyometric boxes, etc. will not be available for use.

The following equipment is available for use: 

  • Eight treadmills
  • Six ellipticals 
  • One Stepper 
  • Two Spinner bikes 
  • One Recumbent  bike
  • Two Ergs  
  • One vertical knee up station
  • One back extension station 
  • One Smith rack with limited plates
  • Two bench presses with limited plates and one bar
  • One Olympic shoulder press with limited plates and one bar
  • Two adjustable squat racks with limited plates and one bar
  • One leg press with limited plates
  • Small selection of barbells and curl bars and plates
  • Six dumbbells stations with limited dumbbells  - four at main entry (heavier dumbbells) and two at rear of facility (smaller dumbbells and barbells)

Information updated: July 20, 2020

Fitness Studios - Reopening Phase 2

  • In order to comply with the physical distancing rules, there will be a limit to the number of people allowed in a fitness studio. 
  • Members and students are now required to pre-register for a group fitness class. This can be done up to three (3) days in advance of the class. More information on booking fitness classes can be found here. 
  • No equipment will be provided by Dalplex for use in the studios. Members are asked to bring any equipment that they might require (i.e. yoga mat, yoga blocks, skipping rope, dumbbells etc.). 
  • Each studio will have an entrance door and an exit door. Please follow the signage and use the appropriate door. 

Information updated: July 20, 2020

High Performance Room - Reopening Phase 2

The High Performance Room will be open for varsity student-athlete training only

Occupancy is limited to nine (9) (1 coach/trainer and up to 8 student-athletes)

Information up to date as of July 20, 2020

Fieldhouse - Reopening Phase 3

  • The Fieldhouse will remanin closed when we reopen on Aug 4. Drop-in basketball and volleyball as well as the track, badminton courts, table tennis and the climbing wall will not be available. 
  • The Fieldhouse is scheduled to reopen on August 17, 2020 as part of the third phase of our reopening plan.
  • Users will be required to follow the provincial sport governing body return to play guidelines for each sport.
    Badminton
    Basketball      
    Table Tennis
    Volleyball   

Information updated: July 20, 2020

Pool - Reopening Phase 3

The pool is scheduled to reopen on August 17, 2020 as part of our third phase of our reopening plan. 

  • Members will be required to book an appointment to use the pool.
  • Members are limited to one appointment per day.
  • Length of appointment time is 60 minutes (1 hour) and includes the time to enter and exit the building.
  • Members will be able to book their appointments online 72 hours in advance, starting August 14, 2020 or by calling 902 494-3372.
  • Members will be required to complete a COVID-19 health screening questionnaire during the booking process.
  • Members who do not show up for their appointments without notice may lose the ability to book future visits.
  • Members must use their DalCard/membership card to access the facility. Entry will not be permitted without it.
  • Members must wear a mask to enter the facility and while moving in the building to and from the pool.
  • Lane swimming only: short course with sixteen (16) twenty-five metre lanes - one (1) person per lane.
  • Please follow directional signage to access the pool via the spectator entrance as the lower level locker rooms are closed and while on the pool deck.
  • Members will be assigned a lane once they arrive on the pool deck.
  • Please enter and exit the pool using the bulkhead. If you are unable to use the bulkhead, please use the ladders closest to the locker rooms.
  • Equipment will not be provided. Members may bring their own flutter boards and pull-buoys.
  • Snorkels are not permitted.
  • It is recommended that members wear goggles.
  • Please swim in the middle of your lane, circle swimming is not permitted.
  • Spectators are not permitted.
  • Goggles are mandatory for swim team training.
  • Members should come dressed to swim as the main locker rooms and lockers are not available.
  • On-deck locker rooms and washrooms will be available with an occupant limit of one (1) person per room at any time.
  • On-deck showers will be available – one (1) person per shower room at any time. As a courtesy to others and to respect the 60-minute appointment time, please limit your time in the showers.
  • Members using the pool may bring a duffel bag/backpack with them. Please leave your personal belongings in the designated space behind your assigned lane. It is recommended you leave your valuables at home and bring only what you need for swimming.

Information up to date as of August 5, 2020

Racquet Sport Courts - Reopening Phase 3

Tennis Courts 

  • Both courts are open for use
  • Singles play only (total of two (2) people per court)
  • Tennis Nova Scotia’s Return to Play Guidelines must be followed
  • After August 4, 2020, members will be required to book a time through the Dalplex Client Experience Centre to Friday.

Squash and Raquetball Courts 

The squash and racquetball courts are scheduled to reopen on August 17, 2020 as part of the third phase of our reopening plan.

Users will be required to follow the provincial sport governing body return to play guidelines for each sport.

Squash
Racquetball

Badminton Courts and Table Tennis 

The Fieldhouse (including the track, table tennis and badminton, basketball and volleyball courts) is scheduled to reopen on August 17, 2020 as part of the third phase of our reopening plan.

Users will be required to follow the provincial sport governing body return to play guidelines for each sport.

Badminton 
Table Tennis

Information updated: July 20, 2020

Lockers, Locker Rooms and Showers - Reopening TBD

Locker Rooms and Showers
All locker rooms, lockers, showers and saunas are currfently closed. Please come to Dalplex dressed for your activity. 

Locker Rental Fees 
The suspension of fees for locker rentals and towel services will remain in place until we are able to offer those services again.

We are still unable to allow anyone direct access to their locker. In order to properly clean and sanitize the locker rooms and lockers for use in the future, we need to empty them.

We are in the process of reaching out to arrange for pickup of the items currently in rental lockers. Current renters will be able to keep the same locker number when we are able to offer the service again.

Information updated: July 20, 2020

Memberships and Day Passes

Fees

We suspended all monthly membership and service payments as of April 1, 2020.

The collection of membership fees to Dalplex will commence September 1, 2020.

Members who are uncomfortable returning to the gym may freeze their membership. Call 902 494-3372 for details.

Day passes, multi-use passes or walk-ins are not be accepted at this time.

Member Services
The suspension of fees for locker rentals and towel services will remain in place until we are able to offer those services again.

We are still unable to allow anyone direct access to their locker. In order to properly clean and sanitize the locker rooms and lockers for use in the future, we need to empty them.

We are in the process of reaching out to arrange for pickup of the items currently in rental lockers. Current renters will be able to keep the same locker number when we are able to offer the service again.

Information up to date as of July 20, 2020