The University, through its Faculty of Kinesiology, provides opportunities for participation in a wide variety of recreational and competitive varsity athletic activities. The offices of the Faculty, together with classrooms and laboratories are located in the new Kinesiology Building. The recently completed (2011) Currie Center offers three gymnasium floors (one with spectator accommodation for 1,400), track, a dance studio, free weight room, fitness studio, spin room, strength (cario) room), and team and equipment issue rooms. The Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium building has the Sir Max Aitken Pool (500 spectators), 2 squash courts, and climbing wall.
The Education Gym contains a full gymnasium plus facilities for gymnastics and the martial arts. There are playing fields adjacent to both gyms and to the Aitken University Centre, as well as a fourth field and running track situated on the lower campus.
The Aitken University Centre is the home of the UNB Varsity Reds and the administrative offices for this athletics program are located there. The building is widely used by the University and includes classroom and training room facilities, noon hour skating, as well as an indoor walking area (no jogging).
Thus, with the facilities of four gymnasia, one swimming pool, four playing fields, an arena, and specialty rooms, supplemented by changing facilities and a program that ranges from highly organized intercollegiate competition to casual recreational play, UNB is able to provide sport and recreational activities for all members of the University community. For more information, see http://www.unb.ca/studentlife/fitness-recreation.html.
The Varsity Reds Athletic Program competes in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Conference and U SPORTS in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, wrestling, swimming, cross country, track and field, and men’s hockey. In 2018, the program will add women’s hockey. For more information about varsity sports, see http://www.unb.ca/studentlife/varsity-sports.html.