main gym

Main Gym

The Main Gym is located in the Van Vliet Complex and up until 2011, was the home to Golden Bears and Pandas varsity basketball and volleyball athletic teams. During Fall and Winter Term, the Main Gym is used for Academic classes, recreational use, Intramurals, Club Sports, and numerous external renters. The east side of the gym is filled with windows that allow for viewing on two levels; from the Social Street of the PAW Centre and the 2 multi-purpose rooms on the second level. The gym offers several configurations and set-ups from sporting events, receptions, trade shows, and large conferences.


  • 840 chair back seating, with an option for additional seating on North and South end zones
  • 2200 Maximum occupancy
  • Retractable curtain to divide the gym in half
  • Scoreboard shot clock and sounds system
  • Raised media access location
  • Ticket selling capabilities
  • Aramark operated Concession (availability dependent on size and type of event)
  • Washrooms with accessibility access
  • Access to Team Locker Rooms

Technical Specifications

  • 170' length
  • 105' width
  • 30' ceiling height
  • 840 chair back seating on the pull out bleachers
  • 17,850 sq ft of hardwood floor


  • 1 FIBA regulation-sized basketball court
  • 1 FIVA regulation-sized volleyball court
  • 3 basketball courts
  • 4 volleyball courts
  • 12 badminton courts
  • 17,850 sq ft of hardwood floor space to work with your events specific layouts

dance studio gym

East Gym (Dance Gym)

Located on the lower level of Van Vliet Complex, this combination dance studio/gym provides a great space for a number of activities. Dance classes can utilize the special lighting, and sound system to practice and create an intimate performance space. A retractable curtain can cover the mirrors to allow for certain sport activities to take place. Spectators can watch the action below from the second level viewing windows and lounge area.

  • Equipped with 2 volleyball, 4 badminton courts, dance mirrors, and ballet bars
  • 7,256 sq ft of floor space
  • Capacity for 570 people
  • Great space for sporting activities and dance classes

education gym

Education Gym

Located in the Education Building, the Education Gym is located on the main level and offers an additional gym space for student activities, tournaments, and special events.

  • 2 volleyball, 3 basketball, and 7 badminton courts
  • 12,546 sq ft of floor space
  • Capacity for 1800 people
  • Previous events held in this space include the ASSC Round Dance, badminton tournaments, orientation style events, and volleyball tournaments.


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Past Events
  • Volleyball Tournaments
  • Handball Tournaments
  • CIS Wrestling Championships
  • President's Address
  • Round Dance
  • Edmonton Energy - International Basketball League
  • Youth Conference