Membership Handbook

This handbook serves as your guide to all of the facilities, services and amenities you can take advantage of as a Langille Athletic Centre member.

It is important that you read through your member handbook as it covers all aspects of your membership starting the day your join.  This guide will remain update to date and should serve as your reference throughout your membership with us.

If you have any comments, suggestions or feedback, we would love to hear from you.  Please stop by the front desk, call 902-893-6660 or send us an email at

A facility user agreement must be filled out and submitted prior to use of the Langille Athletic Centre.  A copy of the agreement can be found here.  Submissions can be made to

General Information

Entering/Exiting the Building
You can enter the Langille Athletic Centre two ways:  down the stairs from Cumming Drive or through the doors by the Langille Soccer Field.

The front desk is located on this level beside the entrances to the locker rooms.  Simply tap your membership card on the card reader and proceed when the green light appears.

Holiday Hours
The Langille Athletic Centre is closed during most major holidays.  Visit our website ( for holiday hours and closure information.

Facility Closures and Space Restrictions
The Langille Athletic Centre hosts a number of annual events and programs which result in temporary area closures or space restrictions.  Be sure to check our website for information on any activity location changes, area closures or reduced hours or cancellations for holidays and special events.

Events Affecting Facility Availability:

Dalhousie exams in December and April
DAL AC varsity athletics and fundraising events throughout the year

Memberships will not be adjusted due to the scheduling of these special events and programs.

Maintenance Periods
For maintenance purposes, certain areas of the building may need to be closed as required to accommodate necessary repairs.  Notice will be posted in advance.  These actions are taken to ensure the integrity of the facility and the safety of our members and every effort will be made to schedule this work during non-peak usage periods and to complete it as quickly as possible.

Membership Information

Renewing Your Membership
Langille Athletic Centre memberships can quickly and easily be renewed in person at the Langille Athletic Centre front desk.

Cancelling Your Membership
Memberships may be cancelled without penalty within 10 days of purchase. After this time, 30 days' notice is required. Cancellation must be done in person at the Langille Athletic Centre front desk or by emailing (phone cancellations will not be accepted) and parking permits must be returned before the cancellation takes effect.

Freezing your Membership
Memberships are permitted to be suspended or “frozen” for personal reasons once per calendar year at no cost. Additional personal freezes within the same calendar year are permitted at a cost of $25 per freeze.

All personal freezes must be for a minimum of one (1) month and a maximum of four (4) months. Memberships can be frozen at any time for medical reasons for a minimum duration of one (1) month and require receipt of medical evidence from the member.

Members with family or add-on memberships can choose to freeze either one (1) or all memberships associated with their account. When a single membership is frozen, any additional time allocated to the membership will be divided equally among all associated memberships to ensure a consistent membership expiry date. When all associated memberships are frozen, they must be unfrozen at the same time.

A minimum of three (3) days written notice and the return of parking permits is required prior to authorizing a freeze.

Membership Policies
- Members are required to carry their membership ID cards to access the
  building. Staff reserve the right to ask for Membership ID at any time.

- Children under 12 MUST be accompanied and supervised by a
  parent/guardian 18 years of age and over, with a valid membership.

- Spouses/partners and children must have their own Membership ID
  cards, even if on a family membership.

- Sharing of ID cards is forbidden; membership cards are not transferable.
  Sharing cards will result in suspension for both the card holder and the
  member involved.

- Members who forgot their card will be given a limited number of grace
  entries (5 max) per semester. Once these are used, members must
  produce a valid membership card or purchase a replacement to gain
  access. Lost membership cards will be replaced for a fee.

- A family is defined as the member, their partner/spouse and their
  dependent children. Dependent children are those under 20 years of
  age and living at the same address as the parents/guardians.

- Members are not permitted to employ or use personal trainers or
  coaches who are not employed by and/or are not official volunteers of
  the Department of Athletics and Recreation while using Dalhousie
  athletic facilities.

Photography Policy

The privacy of all members, guests and our staff is of the utmost importance to us. The use of camera/video enabled devices is strictly prohibited in any locker rooms/change room areas, restrooms or showers.

Members are permitted to use their camera/video enabled devices provided it is for personal use only, does not disrupt or capture the activity of others and is in accordance with Dalhousie University’s Code of Student Conduct and Harassment Policy and the Langille Centre User Code of Conduct. 

If you are interested in capturing photos or videos for professional purposes, or if you have a media request, please contact

Rules and Regulations

In using Dalhousie University's athletic facilities, members and guests are subject to all university policies, including the Code of Student Conduct, the University's harassment policy and our User Code of Conduct.  Should you experience uncooperative or disrespectful behaviour, please let our staff know and we will do our best to rectify the situation.

  • No soliciting will be allowed on the property.
  • No food or drink (other than non-breakable water bottles) is permitted in activity areas or locker rooms.
  • Children under 14 are not permitted in the weight rooms.
  • Proper gym attire (shirt, indoor shoes, shorts/pants) must be worn at the facility.
  • All personal trainers or coaches providing services in Dalhousie's athletic facilities must be employed by and/or be official volunteers of the Dalhousie Department of Athletics and Recreation, with the exception of private rentals.  The supply of services within Langille Athletic Centre and other Dalhousie athletic facilities remains proprietary to Dalhousie's Department of Athletics and Recreation.
  • Langille Athletic Centre is a smoke-free and scent-free facility.  Dalhousie University asks people to avoid wearing scented personal care products, as fragrances can trigger asthma attacks, allergies and other medical conditions.  For more information on Dalhousie's Scent free policy, please visit
  • Smoking is not permitted on Dalhousie Campuses.
  • Langille Athletic Centre does not condone profanity or insulting slogans on member's attire.  Langille Athletic Centre reserves the right to govern appropriate apparel while using the athletic facilities.  Proper athletic wear is required for exercise including appropriate shirts, shorts/athletic pants and athletic footwear in all areas.
  • We request that members please report violations of the rules or damaged equipment to the Facility Supervisor.
  • Langille Athletic Centre staff have the right to revoke member privileges based on non-compliance to established rules and regulations.

User Code of Conduct
The User Code of Conduct was created to promote appropriate, respectful behaviour and good sportsmanship within Dalhousie's athletic facilities and applies to all students, members/users, guests, participants, rental groups, parents and spectators within said facilities.  Anyone displaying unacceptable behaviour may be asked to leave the premises and suspension or termination of the day pass, rental, facility access or membership agreement may occur.

Unacceptable behaviours shall include but not be limited to:

  • Physical violence or threats of physical violence.
  • Use of obscene, vulgar or threatening language or gestures in any manner to anyone at any time.
  • Taunting of students, members, players, coaches, officials or other spectators by means of baiting, ridiculing or the use of abusive or demeaning language.
  • Willfully damaging property and/or equipment.
  • Using equipment or facilities with malicious intent.
  • Any other behaviour which a Dalhousie University employee finds to be inappropriate, disruptive or abusive in the circumstances.



Cardio Equipment
Our cardio room is located on the second floor of the fitness centre and is
available for members aged 15 and over to use.

Strength Training Equipment
The weight room contains a complete range of weight training equipment (free weights, squat racks, etc.) as well as an area for stretching, mat work and core training exercises.

Equipment Loans
Langille Athletic Centre loans various pieces of sporting equipment from the front desk. Your membership card is exchanged for the rental equipment and will be returned once all items signed out are returned.

You will be held financially responsible to Langille Athletic Centre for the
replacement cost of rental equipment lost, stolen or damaged while in your possession. Unreturned equipment will have a daily rental charge applied for each
day the item is overdue.

We strongly advise you not to bring valuables into the locker room even if you plan to leave them in a locked locker. There are a number of day use lockers available.  Patrons of the facility may use these lockers but must remove their items by the end of the day.

To be fair to all users, locks left overnight on day use lockers or expired rental lockers will be removed, as will the locker’s contents. Contents will be held for a period of 14 days, after which unclaimed items will be donated to charity.

Locker Rooms
Langille Athletic Centre has two locker rooms for member use - both on the main level of the fitness centre. Accommodations can be made for those who require the use of a Universal locker room or additional privacy. All locker rooms have washroom facilities, day-use lockers, showers and hair dryers.

Locker Room Rules

Langille Athletic Centre is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We recommend you do not bring valuables into the locker rooms and that you keep your locker locked at all times.

  • No loitering in the locker rooms.
  • School-age children may not use locker rooms of the opposite gender - please see the front desk for accommodation.
  • Please report suspicious behaviour or facility/equipment problems to front desk
    staff immediately.

    Reminder: Dalhousie University is a scent-free environment. Avoid wearing/using scented personal care items when using the facility.

Lost and Found
Lost and found items will be held for 14 days at the front desk (902-893-6660) and then donated to charity. Langille Athletic Centre is not responsible for lost, stolen or missing items.

Towel Service
Towel service is included in your membership. Simply ask for a towel at the front desk. Towel service users will be held financially responsible for the replacement cost of any towels which are lost, stolen or damaged while in their possession.

Membership cards must be left at the front desk when signing out towels.


The Langille Athletic Centre parking lot is monitored by Dalhousie Security Services. Tickets are the responsibility of the member or visitor and any inquiries or disputes should be directed to Dalhousie Security Services and the issuing officer. Vehicles with no permit will be ticketed and/or towed if illegally parked.

Regulations and any fees charged for parking may change from time to time. Langille Athletic Centre will endeavour to provide as much notice as possible to our members when changes occur or are pending.

Parking Rules

  • Members can park in any other non-metered spaces Monday-Friday, 4:30pm-1am or 9am-1am on weekends.
  • Any vehicles illegally parked University designated spaces or at expired meters, in fire lanes or in other areas not specially designated for parking will be subject to ticketing, immobilization and/or towing at any time.
  • Do not store valuables in your vehicles and please keep your vehicle locked at all times.  Langille Athletic Centre is not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles or their contents.

Weight Room Rules

  • Minimum age for use of strength training or cardio equipment is 15 years old.
  • Proper shoes and clothing are required in the weight rooms at all times.
  • Gym chalk is permitted however members must avoid making a mess with their use.
  • The use of a spotter is highly recommended while using weight room equipment.
  • Do not rest on the equipment.
  • Do not drop weights on the floor.
  • Weight collars (clips) must be used.
  • Weight room users must return all equipment back it's proper storage/area.
  • Wipe down all equipment after use with cloths and cleaning spray provided.
  • Please be courteous to other users at all times.

Squash Courts

You can find our squash court just off from the weight room.

Squash courts can be booked prior to use via the front desk (  Only non-marking/scuffing shoes are permitted and closed eye protection is strongly recommended. 

Racquets and balls can be borrowed from the front desk. 

Main Gymnasium

The gymnasium courts are available for members and patrons to play badminton, basketball, pickleball or volleyball so long as the courts have not been booked for another purpose.

We require that all users of the gymnasium wear indoor shoes (shoes that have not been worn outside) for the protection of the floor surface.

Sport Clubs

Langille Athletic Centre members are eligible to join any sport clubs. 

For more information, visit Sport Clubs section of our website.

DAL AC Field

The DAL AC Field is a rental only field.  Due to the nature of a natural grass field, pick up play is not allowed.