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St. Francis Xavier University


Located In Antigonish, NS
Where To Find Us
Oland Center
1120 Convocation Blvd
Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5
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Areas Served Antigonish (Town of) ; Antigonish County
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Phone 902-867-3925
Contact Bethany Theuerkauf, Aquatics and Recreation Coordinator
Alternate Contact Gerry Balcom, Coordinator, Recreation Programs; Phone: 902-867-2182; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Athletics and Recreation 
PO Box 5000 
Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5
Fax 902-867-2455
Description & Services
Information St. Francis Xavier University is nestled in the quaint and picturesque town of Antigonish. This beautiful campus boasts a number of facilities open to the public.  
The Keating Centre is home to two ice surfaces, a gym/fitness centre, studios for yoga, aerobics and dance classes, as well as amenities for conferences and meetings. The Oland Centre contains two gymnasiums, squash and racquetball courts, and multipurpose room. 
The Alumni Aquatic Centre contains a 25m pool, changerooms and our Welcome Desk. An eight-lane outdoor track along with a synthetic turf field for soccer, football, rugby and other field sports is available. Campus Recreation offers a full group fitness schedule of recreation and intramural activities designed to keep you fit and having fun. 
For facility tours, Accommodations, Catering, Box Office contact info and more, please see our Conference Services page. 
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Accessibility Fully Wheelchair Accessible
Special Information
Tags Antigonish County API ; Classes/courses ; Community Halls (Rentals) ; Community Spaces ; Fitness Centres ; Gyms ; Highland Connect ; Pools ; Recreation Categories ; Recreation Facilities ; Rental - Facilities ; Sports Fields ; Squash ; Tourism
Categories - General Swimming Facilities