Duckworth Centre

The Duckworth Centre is an arena and gym on the University of Winnipeg campus in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Built in 1983, it hosts the University of Winnipeg Wesmen basketball and volleyball games and has a listed seated capacity of 1,780 and a maximum capacity of 2,450 for convocations and conventions.

Duckworth Centre
Location400 Spence Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3B 2E9
Coordinates49°53′32.5″N 97°09′16″W / 49.892361°N 97.15444°W / 49.892361; -97.15444Coordinates: 49°53′32.5″N 97°09′16″W / 49.892361°N 97.15444°W / 49.892361; -97.15444
OwnerUniversity of Winnipeg
OperatorUniversity of Winnipeg
Capacity1,780
Tenants
Winnipeg Wesmen

The facility can expand to include three full-size basketball courts or one centre court with two sides of retractable bleachers. The Lea Marc Printing Corporate suite oversees the centre court and is used for housing sponsors and VIP seating.

Encircling the court is a 167-metre indoor running/walking track.

The facility also houses six racquetball/squash/handball courts, change rooms and saunas, as well as administrative offices and athletic therapy services.

In December 2018, a new Ring of Honour was commissioned and installed to recognize the important and most successful builders and athletes in Wesmen history.[1] The inaugural class consisted of longtime women's basketball head coach Tom Kendall; point guard Sandra Carroll; longtime women's volleyball coach Mike Burchuk and current Wesmen head coach, and former all-star player, Diane Scott.

The Duckworth Centre also houses the Bill Wedlake Fitness Centre, named after the former basketball coach and administrator.

In 2019, it will play host to the NORCECA men's volleyball championship tournament. [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wesmen fired up to host first women's Classic". University of Winnipeg. 2018-12-17. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  2. ^ volleyball.events. "2019 NORCECA Men's Championship". Volleyball Manitoba. Retrieved 2019-02-12.