NU Lakers Athletics

Nipissing Lakers Athletics

Whether you are a varsity athlete, gym enthusiast or weekend warrior, our state-of-the art athletics centre offers everything you need to stay active. The building is located in the heart of campus next to our artificial turf field, making it easy to cheer on our Lakers athletes. Did we mention access to this facility is included in your student fees?

If hiking, skiing or snowshoeing is more your scene, you'll enjoy the convenience of being able to explore the trail system right on campus.

Robert J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre

Robert J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre

From its humble beginnings in 2001 the Robert J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre is now one of the most modern state of the art facilities in Ontario. 

Outdoor facilities include an artificial turf field used by the soccer and lacrosse teams as well as flag football and ultimate Frisbee intramural sports. The gymnasium inside features volleyball, basketball, squash, and badminton courts.

Stop to admire the living wall on your way to the cardio and weight rooms or try a Zumba class in one of the fitness studios.

Visit the Nipissing University Lakers Website for fitness schedules and game details.

Varsity Teams

Go Lakers! Our varsity athletes always bring their A-game. Get your friends together and come out to cheer on your favourite teams. We have both men’s and women’s varsity teams competing at the OUA level in:

Intramural Sports

Exercise and healthy competition always help to clear the mind. Nipissing’s Athletics Department offers a wide range of intramural activities to keep you on your game. Teams include:

  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football
  • Hockey
  • Slo-Pitch
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports

Club sports are available to all Nipissing students and are both recreational and competitive.

Varsity-Club Sports