University of Manitoba Active Living Centre.
In February 2015, Mondo Sport and Flooring working with the University of Manitoba, located in Winnipeg, celebrated the opening of the long-awaited Active Living Centre, the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management’s sport and recreation facilities. The Centre is dedicated to increasing the wellness of students, faculty and the people living in the community. With top-of-the-line equipment and floor-to-ceiling glass walls on three sides, the four-story building acts as a beacon, welcoming everyone who comes to the university. As the largest fitness facility in the province of Manitoba, the Active Living Centre can accommodate 2,000 patrons a day.
Each year, more than 7,800 students and 1,000 staff and community members use the sport and recreation facilities at the University of Manitoba. With such a high traffic load, flooring that will stand the test of extensive use is essential. “To meet the performance criteria of the users and their activities, material selections were assessed for their durability and performance,” says Cibinel. “Our research showed that Mondo products were the right options for the Active Living Centre because each had a distinct purpose that suited our needs.”
For the strength and conditioning, cardio and resistance, free weights and stretching areas, Mondo Sport Impact was installed as it provides impact protection and acoustic mitigation from heavy weights. The nonporous surface allows for thorough cleaning and slip resistance. “The multi-purpose studios have Mondo Advance on the floors that provides a coefficient of friction suitable for athletic activity,” says Cibinel.