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St. Lawrence College Kingston campus is partnered with the YMCA of Kingston to offer the Student Health Athletic Centre (SHAC). The facility was renovated in the summer of 2010 to offer a rejuvenated 6,500 square-foot conditioning centre with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, a 2,000 square foot aerobics studio, two international size squash courts, as well as change rooms, lockers and shower facilities. Also included for your convenience are towel and squash racquet, ball and goggle rentals.

Hours of Operation

September – April

Monday – Thursday: 6:30am – 10:00pm 
Friday: 6:30am – 9:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

April 27 – September 6

Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:30pm  Weekends & Holidays: Closed

Fitness Centre Services

Fitness Centre

Our vibrant fitness centre includes a variety of cardio equipment, squat racks, benches, free weights, stretching mats, stability balls and much more giving our members a wide range of workout options for any fitness enthusiast beginner to intermediate. All full-time SLC Kingston campus students receive one FREE 30-minute orientation session and one FREE 30-minute personal training session per month. Our certified personal trainers will help you with any fitness related questions while guiding and encouraging you to achieve your fitness goals.


Lockers are available for day use only and we kindly ask that you remove your lock by the time the facility closes for the evening. Locks left on overnight will be cut and any contents left behind can be claimed at the membership services desk. For longer-term storage, please see the SLC Kingston Student Association for lockers available outside of the SHAC.

SHAC Membership

Full time SLC Kingston campus students have access to the SHAC with a valid student ID card. For verification purposes it is mandatory that you present your student card to our membership services staff upon arrival that will then scan your student card to ensure that your name and information is up to date in our system. You may also provide a piece of government issued photo identification along with your student number up to three times per academic year if you do not have your student card available. Full time SLC Kingston students have access to the YMCA of Kingston located at 100 Wright Crescent (directly across from the Kingston Centre), PLUS the new location Y West located at 745 Progress Avenue (formally known as Progress Fitness).  Wright Crescent and Progress Avenue locations provide several more options to enhance your healthy lifestyle, including a gymnasium, swimming pools and holiday hours. We encourage students to take advantage of all three facilities within the city of Kingston as you have full access to all programs and services offered.

A 30-day Flex Pass trial membership is available to part-time students. Once the trial expires, users may purchase a YMCA of Kingston adult membership granting full access to all three locations. For complete fees and payment options, click here.

Group Fitness

Click here for the complete list of programs and services. 

Click here to see the group fitness schedules for the SHAC, YMCA of Kingston & Y West.


(Available at 100 Wright Crescent & 745 Progress Avenue locations)

  • Two swimming pools are available at 100 Wright Crescent; it houses a 25 metre lap pool, and an 18 metre hydrotherapy/leisure pool.
  • One 25 metre lap pool available at 745 Progress Avenue (Y West)

Click here to see the lap and leisure pool schedules

Contact the SHAC

YMCA Student Health Athletic Centre - St. Lawrence College Kingston
100 Portsmouth Avenue - Yellow Wing
Building E32
Kingston, Ontario K7L 4T9
Front Desk: 613-545-3939

Facility Supervisor

Steve Reid
613-544-5400, ext. 1123