UVic begins construction of athletics centre

May 29, 2013

Tuesday marked the start of construction for the University of Victoria's $77-million Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA). The centre will house a 2,000-seat gym, an 18-metre-high climbing wall, a rowing centre, weight-training space, a sports injury clinic, field house, squash and raquetball courts, a rugby centre, and space for CanAssist to develop devices to help individuals with disabilities. UVic president David Turpin says CARSA is the biggest construction project since the institution opened -- and is a great legacy for UVic's 50th anniversary. Victoria-Times Colonist