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March 2023 

Happy spring UBCO Community! The Hangar has been packed since the start of the semester. It is amazing to chat with members about their fitness progress or new ways they have started becoming active this year. Congratulations to everyone who is working towards their goals. I hope you take some time away from your studies and enjoy physical activity outdoors in the sun. Take advantage of the Recreation programs and partnerships, such as enjoying the SilverStar or Big White Student Ski Day this March. Take some time for yourself and enjoy the outdoors this spring!

Move, play, train.

Customer Service Coordinator

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  • March Hours of Operation


Scorch's Spike and Smash Volleyball Fest 

A co-ed volleyball tournament for all skill levels with teams expecting to play 3 games in round robin play and a minimum of 2 games in playoffs with an opportunity for individual players to compete in an optional skills competition. Team costumes/uniforms are encouraged!

Dates & Times: Friday March 17 evening and all day Saturday March 18

Location: UBCO Furnace Gymnasium

Cost: $10

Register by March 15. 

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Lululemon Mirror has Arrived

Have you heard? UBCO Recreation is excited to announce that we are now home to a Lululemon Mirror! Come and try one of the thousands of workouts available on-demand with the Lululemon Mirror. Do a solo workout or bring a group of friends. 

Come and try a FREE Workout during Lululemon Mirror Launch Week to win 1 of 5 Lululemon Gift Cards. Register online or in-person at the Customer Service Desk.

Launch Week Dates & Times: 

  • Feb 27: 9:00-10:00am, 1:30-2:30pm, or 5:30-6:30pm

  • Feb 28: 3:30-4:30pm, 4:30-5:30pm, or 5:30-6:30pm

  • March 1: 9:00-10:00am, 1:30-2:30

  • March 2: 10:00-11:00am, 2:30-3:30pm, or 3:30-4:30pm

  • March 3: 9:00-10:00am or 10:00-11:00am

Location: Studio 1, Lower Hangar 

Register Now

Meet Richard, your Personal Trainer!

Need a spot? Help with a new exercise or advice on your current workout program?

Meet Richard! A certified personal trainer and one of our group fitness instructors who is in the Hangar to provide assistance and advice to members. Richard teaches Kickboxing Conditioning on Tuesday at 1-2pm and Strength & Cardio on Wednesdays from 1-2pm. You can find Richard in the Hangar on Tuesdays from 2-4pm, Wednesdays from 2-4pm, and Thursdays from 1-4pm.


Group Fitness Classes

Check out our March Fitness schedule below. 

Group Fitness Schedule



R100 Fitness Challenge Update

Congratulations to all our R100 participants. We have 5 weeks to go so make sure you are getting the last of your activities and finishing your milestones.

Our Current Leaderboard: (as of Reading Week)

1 - Issac S (147)
1 - Kyra T (147)
2 - Kristin H (131)
3 - Samuell B (129)
4 - Vitor R (119)
5 - Maki B (116)

Learn More


Kickboxing Lessons  

Join us for a 5 week session of kickboxing classes at the Hangar! There are limited spots available so sign up today!

Dates: Wednesdays, March 1 - 29

Time: 7:45-8:45pm

Location: Studio 1, Lower Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40


CFES Spin Instructor Training  

Ready to spin? This workshop is for group fitness instructors ready to expand their portfolio. Bring your knowledge of teaching group fitness and we will apply it to teaching a spin class. 

Date: Sunday, March 26

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Location: Studio 1, Lower Hangar

Cost: $20


Get Active 101 

Get Active is a 4-week introductory physical activity program where engage in a variety of activities with UBCO Recreation to help incorporate movement into their daily routine. This program is open to all UBCO students, staff, and faculty. 

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, March 6 - 29 

Time: Mondays at 6:00pm and Wednesdays at 5:00pm

Location: Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $20


UBCycles Basic Bike Maintenance Workshops  

UBCycles bike mechanics will guide you through this workshop on basic bike maintenance. Participants will learn how to replace a tube, perform a bike inspection, perform a front and rear derailleur adjustment and a brake adjustment. All participants will receive a multitool included with the price of enrolment.

Dates: March 4 or 18

Time: 10:00-11:00am or 11:00am-12:00pm

Location: UBCycles, Nechako 291

Cost: $20


Introduction to Meditation  

Are you interested in learning more about meditation? Join Senja for a 4-week “Introduction to Meditation” courses hosted in person at the UBCO Gymnasium.

Dates: Mondays, March 6 - 27 

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location: UBCO Furnace Gymnasium 

Cost: $40


Campus Walks  

Join the Move U Crew for bi-weekly campus walks during March on Mondays. Themes include a nature photo contest and a plogging (picking up garbage and jogging) walk with the Student Experience Office. 

Dates: March 13 and 27

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Location: Meet at the lower lobby of Recreation

Cost: Free with pre-registration


Latin Dance: Level 1 

Latin Dance Level 1 is back this term with Vivianna. Enjoy this 5 week session of Latin rhythms. Bring your friends and join us for these nights of dancing. If you are new to Latin Dance, this is the class for you.

Dates: Thursdays, March 2 - 30

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40


Latin Dance: Level 2 

UBCO Recreation is excited to bring you a NEW Level 2 Latin Dance class. This is a partner class where you will learn to dance together. You need to register with a partner for this 5 week program.

Dates: Thursdays, March 2 - 30

Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40 each


Register & Play: Faculty and Staff Pickleball  

Join UBCO Recreation for free Pickleball on your lunch breaks! 

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays through the month of March 

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Location: UBCO Gymnasium 

Cost: free with pre-registration


New Moves with the Move U Crew: Learn to Play Pickleball 

Join the Move U Crew for a free learn to play pickleball session! This is open to all UBCO students and beginners are encouraged to register. Equipment will be provided. 20 spots are available for registration.

Date: Friday, March 24

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Location: UBCO Gymnasium

Cost: Free with pre-registration



SilverStar Student Day 

Enjoy an affordable day of fun at SilverStar Mountain Resort. The prices can’t be beat and are only available when purchased in advance through UBC Recreation. 

Date: Saturday, March 25

Location: SilverStar Mountain Resort


  • $20 Bus Tickets
  • $68 Lift Tickets
  • $45 Rentals (ski or snowboard and helmet)
  • $45 Two-Hour Lesson only (no equipment included, lesson starts at 10:00am)

Registration deadline is March 20, 12:00pm. 


SilverStar Shuttle  

Okanagan Concierge is offering a shuttle service for students every weekend from the UBCO Campus to SilverStar Mountain Resort. Register to secure your spot now! 

Location: SilverStar Mountain Resort 

Cost: $20 


Big White Adventure Day 

Enjoy an affordable day of fun at Big White Ski Resort. Open to students, faculty, and staff! 

Date: Saturday, March 4

Location: Big White Ski Resort 


  • $62 Lift Tickets
  • $47 Rentals (ski or snowboard + helmet)
  • $20 Bus Tickets
  • $57 2-hour lesson
  • $125 Beginner Discorvery (1 lesson, rentals, and beginner lift ticket) 
  • $157 Full Beginner Discovery (2 lessons, rentals, and beginner lift ticket) 


Cross-Country Skiing  

UBCO Recreation is excited to offer Cross-Country Skiing! Enjoy day, afternoon, and night skiing at Telemark and at Sovereign Lake! 


  • March 9, 4:00-8:00pm
  • March 18, 1:00-5:00pm

Sovereign Lake:

  • March 2, 4:00-8:00pm
  • March 12, 8:00am-4:00pm

Cost: prices vary by time & location

  • cost of rentals is extra

*participants must pre-register in order to receive the UBCO Recreation Rate the day of the ski event.


Airhouse x UBCO Recreation 

UBCO Recreation has partnered with the Airhouse Sports Academy to offer an Airhouse program for students and staff! Join us for this four week program on Wednesday nights for a lesson and free play in the park.

Dates: Wednesdays, March 8 - 29

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Airhouse Sports Academy, 730 McCurdy Rd

Cost: $65


Boxing & Fitness 

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with Mad Katz Boxing for 5 weeks of boxing lessons!

This class will introduce the participants to the requirements of the sport of boxing. Hand-eye coordination drills, strength conditioning, cardio conditioning, core and the basic skills of boxing will all be incorporated in a fast paced high energy workout.

Dates: Tuesdays, February 28 - March 28

Time: 7:15-8:30pm

Location: Mad Katz Boxing, 1934 Evergreen Ct #3

Cost: $55


Cosmic Bowling  

Join UBCO Recreation for Cosmic Bowling at McCurdy Bowling Centre! Choose a date and time, and register a team for a night of fun! 

Date: Friday, March 10

Time: 7:00-8:00pm or 8:00-9:00pm

Location: McCurdy Bowling Centre, 948 McCurdy Rd

Cost: $50 per team



UBCO Recreation has partnered with the Kelowna Gymnastics Club to offer a gymnastics program for students and staff. Join us on Friday nights for 4 weeks for a short lesson and free play in the gym.

Dates: Fridays, March 10 - 31

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Kelowna Gymnastix, #225 1891 Springfield Road

Cost: $60


Learn to Play Squash 

UBCO has partnered with Global Fitness & Racquet Centre in Kelowna to put on this unbelievable Learn to Play Squash program. 

Dates: Thursdays, March 9 - 30 

Times: 6:30-7:30pm or 7:45-8:45pm

Location: Global Fitness & Racquet Centre Kelowna, 1574 Harvey Ave

Cost: $40


Rock Climbing Lessons    

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with Beyond the Crux climbing gym for rock climbing lessons this winter! Lessons are running on multiple weeknights so chose a day of the week that works with your schedule and come join us for 4 weeks of lessons! 

Dates: March 6 - 31 (dates vary depending on choice of week day) 

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym, 685 Finns Rd #5

Cost: $55


Lead Rock Climbing Course

Learn the requirement to lead climb indoors: proper clipping, belay techniques & proper use of different belay devices. The class includes rental equipment and instruction by certified climbing instructors. 

Level 2 Lead Course Requirements:

  • Completed Level 1 or Learn to Climb program with UBC in the past 2 years, OR
  • Be able to climb a 5.9 or higher (if they have no top rope belay experience, they cannot do a lead course)

Date: Tuesday, March 14

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym, 685 Finns Rd #5

Cost: $50


Skating at Stuart Park 

Enjoy a night of outdoor ice skating at Stuart Park. Bring your friends and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies during your skate.

Date: Friday, March 3

Time: 6:30-7:35pm

Location: Stuart Park, 1430 Water St.

Cost: Free

  • Skate Rentals: $5.00. Rentals are available first come, first served on the day of skating through BLADZ 


Curling Bonspiel 2023

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with the Kelowna Curling for the 2023 Curling Bonspiel! This fun day of curling is for beginners & ice connoisseurs alike! Gather your team of 4-6 individuals for an entertaining day of curling. Games consist of 4 ends.

Date: Sunday, March 19 

Time: 2:00-7:00pm

Location: Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Ave

Cost: $25 per team


Springboard Diving Lessons 

Come experience the fun and challenges of springboard diving! In this 4-week crash course, you will learn everything from diving fundamentals to advanced skills.

Dates: Tuesdays, March 7 - 28

Time: 7:15-8:30pm

Location: H20, 4075 Gordon Dr

Cost: $60


Intro to Aerial Silks  

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with Peaks Aerial Fitness for this 4-week introduction to Aerial Silks program! 

Dates: Mondays, March 13 – 27

Time: 8:30-9:30pm

Location: Peaks Aerial Fitness, 1625 Dilworth Dr Unit 208

Cost: $75


Free SpinCo Workout

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with SpinCo Kelowna for a free spin class! This session is open to everyone! 

Date: Wednesday, March 22

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: SpinCo Kelowna, 410 Bernard Ave

Cost: free with pre-registration