CARSA welcomes the community Saturday

The open house runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes guided tours, a variety of free classes and prize draws

The University of Victoria Vikes mark the first anniversary for the CARSA athletic centre with a community open house this Saturday, May 7.

The Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities features more than 190,000 sq. ft. of floor space and includes a 2,100-seat performance gym, multipurpose fieldhouse, two-level fitness weight training area, a climbing centre, dance space, dedicated TRX and spin classrooms, yoga studios, squash and racquetball courts, a rowing ergometer centre, a sports injury clinic and more.

The free community open house runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes guided tours every 30 minutes, a variety of free classes and prize draws.

Fitness classes include Detox Yoga (10 to 10:45 a.m. in the Mind Body Studio), Beginner TRX (11 to 11:45 a.m. in the TRX Studio), Spin 45 (12 to 12:45 p.m. in the Spin Studio) and Cardio and Core Quickie (1 to 1:45 p.m. in the Movement Studio).

The minimum age to use the fitness weight centre is 14 with an accompanying adult. Those 16 and older can use facility without adult supervision.

For more information about CARSA and the open house, visit

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