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November 2023 

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  • Congratulations our Dirty Dash winners Mantis Shrimp. Great Work Julia, John Victor and Caleb.

    Best Dressed Award goes to Fern, Faith, Cadence and Chloe of Team FFCC! Thanks for brining the energy and fun to our event.

    Thanks to all the Volunteers and organizers for putting together one of the best Dirty Dash Events yet. The addition to pools, Slip & Slides and dirty belly crawl added new features to this event.

  • November hours of operation

    • Weekdays: 6:45am-10:00pm

    • Weekends and Holidays: 8:00am-8:00pm

  • UBCO Recreation Affordability Fund - UBCO Recreation is launching a new student affordability fund to help students experiencing financial barriers to participate in off-campus programming! Students can apply by filling out a quick application to receive a one-time use coupon to apply to the off-campus program of their choice. Learn more here!

  • Thrive Month – engage with Thrive 5 and improve your mood and relieve stress by moving more. Whether you check out a group fitness class, or do some simple stretches between classes or meetings, moving even just a little can help you re-energize and feel better. Learn more at


The Eras Ride

Calling all Swifties!

Join UBC Okanagan Recreation for a themed spin class with Maria! All music will be from the iconic Taylor Swift Eras Tour!

Date: November 23, 2023

Location: Gymnasium Studio 3

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Cost: $12.00 per participant


CFES Group Fitness Training Course

Coming in January! Want to become a group fitness instructor, now is your chance. Join Maria as she teaches the practical skill and professional ethics required to be a successful group fitness instructor.

Dates: January 19, 20, 21 and January 26, 27 & 28

Location: Hangar Fitness Centre


Join UBCO Recreation with November Bingo to win Lululemon and Recreation Prizes. Finish a line to be entered to win UBCO Recreation prize package but get a BLACKOUT and be entered to win a Lululemon Prize package!

Bingo starts November 1 and runs until November 30. Start early so you don’t miss any activities!

Group Fitness Classes

Until December 8 come and try one of our great Fitness Classes during the month of November!

Don’t have time for a group fitness class, try an on-demand workout in Studio 1 with the Lululemon Mirror! It is a great option when you only have a couple minutes to get in a workout. Come and ask one of the Customer Service Staff for a tutorial on how to use the Mirror.

Learn More


Intramural Sports Lottery Registration Term 2

Register in the lottery November 6-19 for play in January and February. Sports include basketball, futsal, dodgeball and volleyball with competitive or recreational divisions. To enter the lottery as an individual or a team

Learn More


Intercultural Sport Series

UBCO Recreation, the Global Engagement Office, Indigenous Programs & Services and SUO clubs are teaming up to bring an interactive sports and activity series on campus to promote diversity and community within our campus!

Bring your friends and make new connections while joining a familiar event or trying out something new! Activities this year include a Bollywood Dance Workshop, a Karate Workshop, a friendly game of 4-on-4 Basketball and more!

Learn More

Campus Walks Scavanger Hunt

Join Recreation’s Move U Crew for a Scavenger Hunt on October 31 at 12:30 pm. Meet the Crew outside the Library to begin the adventure solo or in a group. Participants that complete the scavenger hunt will be rewarded with some Halloween treats and also entered to win a prize!

Date: October 31, 2023

Time: 12:30 – 1:00 pm

Location: Outside the Library (near Tim Hortons)

Cost: Free!

Participants that wish to be entered into the prize draw will need to register.


Glow with the Flow brought to you by Lululemon!

Glow with the Flow is BACK and is going to be bigger than ever. Join us for our annual Glow with the Flow on Sunday night with DJ Johnny and Yoga Instructor Josee. We are excited to bring this UBCO Recreation Signature Event to you for FREE. Bring your friends and arrive early to get your glow on! Glow Sticks and body paint are available before the event.

Bring your friends and arrive early to get your glow on at the Launch Party from 5:30-6:45pm! Glow sticks and body paint will be available before the event. Bring a mat or towel for yoga as there are a limited number available the night of the event.

When: November 5

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: UBCO Gymnasium

Cost: FREE


Thrive Mindfulness Walk

Join Recreation’s Move U Crew for a Thrive themed Campus walk. For this walk the Move U Crew will lead participants down past the EME, near the pond and to the Learning Garden on campus. Here we will pause and follow a simple mindfulness practice.

Date: November 8, 2023

Time: 12:30 – 1:00 pm

Location: Outside the Library (near Tim Hortons)

Cost: Free



Join us for a 5-week session of kickboxing classes at the UBC Okanagan Gymnasium. Registration is just $50 for 5 weekly classes. This price can't be beat and is only available when purchased in advance through UBCO Recreation. There are limited spots available so sign up today!

Date: November 1 - December 6

Times: 6:30-7:30pm; 7:45-8:45pm

Cost: $50



Mad Katz Boxing & Fitness

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

Dates: Tuesdays Oct 31, Nov 7, 21, 28 and Dec 5

Time: 7:15-8:30 pm

Location: Mad Katz Boxing 1934 Evergreen Ct #3, Kelowna, BC V1Y 7S9

Cost: $60.00


SpinCo. Student Day

UBCO Recreation has partnered with SpinCo Kelowna to get you moving! Come and try something new!

Dates & Times:

  • November 8, 7:00pm
  • December 6, 7:00pm

Location: SpinCo Kelowna, 410 Bernard Ave

Cost: $12


Intro to Crossfit with CrossfitFYP

This is your opportunity to join Renee from Crossfit FYP and try a workout with UBCO Recreation. You will learn the fundamentals and basic movements in Crossfit. Join us for an hour long class and see what Crossfit is all about.

Date: November 25


Cost: $12.00 


Orangetheory Fitness

Join UBCO Athletics and Recreation at Orange Theory Fitness!

When: Saturday November 25th at 1:00pm

Where: Orange Theory Fitness

590 KLO Road #115, Kelowna, BC V1Y 7S2

Cost: $12.00


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. The practice will be broken into 30-minute dryland training and 1 hour in the water. Looking to try something new, join us!

Dates: November 8, 22, 29 & December 6

Location: Rutland Family YMCA (Wednesdays)

Time: 7:15- 8:30pm

Cost: $75.00


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.

Date: Wednesdays, November 8 - December 6

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Airhouse Sports Academy, 730 McCurdy Rd

Cost: $65


Rock Climbing

Learn to climb with 4 fun-filled nights at Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym - each night is a 1.5 hour session on Mondays. At the end of this course, you will feel comfortable and confident at the climbing gym and top rope climb without instruction/supervision.

Dates: October 30, November 6, 20 & 27 from 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym; 685 Finns Rd #5, Kelowna, BC V1X 5B7

Cost: $60.00



UBC Recreation has partnered with the Kelowna Gymnastix to offer a gymnastics program for students and staff! Join us on Friday nights for a short lesson and free play in the gym.

Dates: November 10, 24, December 1, 8

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Kelowna Gymnastics Club, 1891 Springfield Road #225, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V5

Cost: $70.00


Learn to Play Squash

UBCO Recreation is excited to bring back our UBCO Learn to Play Squash program in partnership with Squash BC and Global Fitness & Racquet Centre.

Program includes 4 weeks of lessons with a certified squash instructor, equipment rentals, 4 week membership & Squash BC Recreational Membership.

When: Thursdays November 9-December 7

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

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

Cost: $45.00