Inside the walls of McKinnon halls

Looking back, Vikes Nation is celebrating some of the greatest moments inside the walls of McKinnon Gym—before moving into CARSA in spring 2015. Join #IheartMcK.

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Declan gets a bike that fits

New space in CARSA to streamline tech development

Two-year-old cyclist Declan is one of thousands who have benefitted from CanAssist's customized technologies over the past 15 years. CanAssist's move into CARSA this spring will make the organization's activities even more effective than ever before.

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Thunder and student Jessica Elliot admire the new climbing wall at CARSA

Peninsula Co-Op first corporate naming partner with CARSA

Peninsula Co-op has come on board as the first corporate naming partner for CARSA. The 16-metre focal point of the new centre was officially named the Peninsula Co-op Climbing Wall on Nov. 4, 2014.

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Two people standing outside of the construction area with hard hats

Inside CARSA

CARSA opens in spring 2015. What's in it for you? To learn more, take a peek inside on our video tour.

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Media tour of CARSA Aug. 6

CARSA in the news

The Times Colonist, CTV VI, CHEK News and The Martlet took part Aug. 6, 2014 in a media tour of the construction site. Come see what they saw. CARSA opens in spring 2015.

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Three members of UVic's campus community member spoke to UVic's alumni magazine in Spring 2014 about their excitement about CARSA and its features.

Q&A with three campus community members

Three members of the campus community share their thoughts in May 2014—one year ahead of the spring opening in 2015—looking ahead to the exciting features of the new centre.

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Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities: Opening in 2015

UVic's Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) will provide world-class training and learning facilities for all community members, with access to athletics and recreation resources as well as specific services and research programs.

Accompany UVic's Zac Andrus and Shawna Dash as they take a tour inside the Centre of Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities under construction at the University of Victoria.

The momentum is building; the vision is becoming a reality

UVic strives to be the best and inspire others as world-class leaders in the pursuit of excellence, discovery and diversity. CARSA will bring students, faculty, staff, elite athletes and community members of all abilities together under one inclusive roof.

When its doors open this spring, CARSA will impact thousands of lives every day.

This is CARSA. Join us in building a landmark.

CARSA is...

Located along Gabriola Road near the McKinnon Building, the new centre will house the UVic Vikes sports and recreation programs, as well as offices, labs and a machine shop for UVic's CanAssist, with customized technologies, programs and services for people living with disabilities.

CARSA will be an inclusive, one-of-a-kind facility. It will be a home of champions, a resource for the wider community and a place where aspirations can be transformed into achievements.

It is also targeted to achieve the LEED gold standard. Its completion is scheduled for late spring 2015.

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