Vikes Athletics and Recreation

Athletics and recreation at any level are a big part of life at UVic. Our popular recreational options are designed to suit everyone from competitive athletes to occasional treadmill users and our student varsity teams are some of the best in the country.

Vikes Athletics and Recreation (ATRS) facilities and programs are open to UVic students, staff, faculty and alumni, as well as the local Victoria community and operate out of the state-of-the-art Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA). This world-class facility opened in May 2015 and includes:

  • 2,100-seat performance gym
  • three-court multipurpose fieldhouse
  • two-level fitness weight training area
  • Peninsula Co-op Climbing Centre
  • dedicated TRX and spin rooms
  • dance space and yoga studios
  • squash and racquetball courts
  • rowing ergometer centre
  • Half Time snack and refreshment facility

In addition to sports and recreations, CARSA is also home to CanAssist, which develops technologies, programs and services that help people with disabilities improve their quality of life, and physiotherapy services for the campus and local community through the new Sport Therapy Clinic.


ATRS Athletics

Vikes Athletics includes 16 men’s and women’s varsity teams across 8 sports and boasts 74 Canadian University National Championships. Vikes athletes and coaches have made 173 Olympic or Paralympic appearances since 1976.

Sports offered for our students include: basketball, cross-country/track, field hockey, golf, rowing, rugby, soccer, and swimming.

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ATRS Recreation

Vikes Recreation includes fitness opportunities, recreation clubs and activities, aquatics and intramural programs open to students, staff, faculty, alumni and the wider Victoria community.

Join a TRX, pilates, yoga or dance class, try out an intramural sport like dodgeball, flag football or ice hockey, or check out some of the 25 sport recreation clubs on campus.

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Contact Athletics and Recreation


Mailing address:

Athletics and Recreation
Division of Student Affairs
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 2Y2

Courier or in-person address:

Athletics and Recreation
University of Victoria
Centre For Athletics Recreation and Special Abilities A249
3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
Victoria BC V8P 5C2
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Phone: 250-721-8409

Directory listing

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
General Office 250-721-8409 ARC A249
FAX - Vikes Athletics and Recreation 250-721-8956
CARSA Facility Bookings Tracy Moir 250-472-4652 ARC 108
Membership Services Counter 250-472-4000
FAX - Membership Services 250-472-4768
Facility Supervisor Shelby Dreher 250-472-4529 ARC 108
Facility Attendant II Paul Johnson 250-721-6473 ARC B107
Facility Attendant II Stuart Bristow 250-472-4040 MCK 012
Senior Director Clint Hamilton 250-721-6519 ARC A243a
Assistant to the Sr Director Christine Corr 250-721-6519 ARC A243
Associate Director, Finance & Operations Michelle Peterson 250-721-8412 ARC A238
Supervisor of Administration Gail Milliken 250-721-8409 ARC A249
Vikes Media Technical Lead Scott Thorpe 250-472-5388 ARC A239
Budget and Business Analyst Jill Morrison 250-721-6531 ARC A236
Accounting Clerk Andrea Chan 250-721-7281 ARC A237
Director, Varsity Performance Sport Nick Clarke 250-721-8411 ARC A252
Associate Director, Sport Compliance & Student Support Vacant
Athletics Administration Officer Nancy Duncan 250-721-8719 ARC A248
Alumni and Annual Giving Officer Annie Taal 250-472-4642 ARC A255
Vikes Alumni Relations Coordinator Derushka Pillay 250-721-8888 ARC A253
Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Dana Agar-Newman 778-678-178 ARC A255
Basketball (W), Head Coach vacant 250-721-8415 ARC A258
Basketball (M), Head Coach Craig Beaucamp 250-721-7588 ARC A260
Cross Country/Track, Head Coach Hilary Stellingwerff 250-721-8408 ARC A264
Field Hockey (M), Head Coach ARC A257
Field Hockey (W), Head Coach Lynne Beecroft 250-721-8422 ARC A256
Golf (M&W), Head Coach Justin Clews 250-853-3967 ARC A255
Rowing (M), Head Coach Aalbert Van Schothorst 250-472-4037 ARC A259
Rowing (W), Head Coach vacant 250-472-4036 ARC A261
Rugby (M), Head Coach Doug Tate 250-884-7239 ARC A265
Rugby (W), Head Coach Brittany Waters 604-813-2755 ARC A257
Soccer (W), Head Coach Tracy David 250-721-8394 ARC A262
Soccer (M), Head Coach Bruce Wilson 250-721-8417 ARC A254
Swimming, Head Coach Peter Vizsolyi 250-721-8834 ARC A257
Associate Director, Marketing, Engagement & Programs Melissa Keil 250-721-7590 ARC A228
Sponsorship Coordinator Marissa Bentley 250-721-8964 ARC A253
Marketing & Communication Officer Marc Johns 250-721-8475 ARC A246
Vikes Communication Officer Kelley O'Grady 250-320-9945 ARC A245
Digital Content Coordinator Michael Pettit 250-721-8725 ARC A245
Events Operations Coordinator Larissa McKinlay 250-721-8414 ARC A250
Events Marketing Coordinator Liam McDonough 250-812-1736 ARC A250
Recreation Clerk Joanne Scott 250-721-7282 ARC A221
Campus Engagement Liam McDonough 250-721-6626 ARC A232
Membership Services Coordinator Brenda Wickware 250-721-6513 ARC 112
Intramurals/Outdoor Recreation Programme Joni Richardson 250-472-4043 ARC A222
Sports Club, Racquet Sports, Martial Arts & Special Events Programmer Jason Wright 250-472-4038 ARC A242
Camps and Community Programmer Kathleen Wirtanen 250-853-3500 ARC A240
Active Living, Senior Coordinator Amy Allen 250-721-8721 ARC A220
Aquatics, Dance and Informal Recreation Coordinator Stacey Yasinowski 250-721-8413 ARC 224
CARSA Climbing Centre Rob Archer 250-721-6517 ARC A233
Sport Injury Clinic Shannon Nielsen 250-472-4057 ARC B167
Sport Injury Clinic Darla MacIver 250-472-4057 ARC B167
Athletic Therapist Traci Vander Byl 250-721-6130 ARC B167
Athletic Therapist Assistant Allison Rodway 250-721-6130 ARC B167
Physiotherapist Sue Lott 250-472-4057 ARC B167
Physiotherapist Isaac Davies 250-472-4057 ARC B167
Registered Massage Therapist Rhonda Farnham 250-472-4057 ARC B167
CARSA Equipment Desk 250-472-4044 ARC B102
McKinnon Equipment Desk 250-721-8484 McK
Ian Stewart Complex - Rink 250-472-5604 ISC
Centennial Stadium 250-721-8483
Summer Camps 250-472-5167