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December 2022 

Winter is here with an early snowfall, making campus and Kelowna a winter wonderland! This means we get a head start on ski season, which is my favourite winter activity for a dose of fresh mountain air. Winter is one of my favourite seasons because there are so many activities to do both inside and outside to keep me active and moving. I encourage you to try something new this season whether that be a new winter sport like curling or a Student Day fitness class at one of our community partners, SpinCo, F45, and Orange Theory. Come check out one of our Heat Varsity basketball games on December 3 & 4 to see some action in the Furnace! There is always something fun and exciting to do!

I also encourage you to connect with others during this holiday season. Go for a peppermint hot chocolate with a friend or reach out to a family member you haven't spoken to in a while. Connecting with others allows us to reset and take our minds off of studying and going through emails. Taking small moments throughout the day such as doing a mindful stretch or eating a delicious treat will also help boost our mood. I wish you all the best this season and hope you have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family. Good luck for those who have final exams! We look forward to seeing you in the New Year and will have some exciting winter activities in store for you. 

All the best, 
Brianna Tsui
Physical Activity and Wellbeing Coordinator 

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Facilities & Services

  • December Hours of Operation
    • Prior to exams:

      • Weekdays – 6:45am-10:00pm.

      • Weekends & Holidays – 8:00am-8:00pm

    • Hours will be reduced during exam period.

    • The Gymnasium and Hangar Fitness Centre will be closed December 24 – 28 & January 1. Reduced hours will be in effect from December 29 – January 5.

    • Hours of Operation

  • New Hangar Equipment
    • Check out the new layout of the Upper Hangar Fitness Centre, offering more room for weight training. There are more weights, benches, mats, and more! 
    • New Glute Trainer Machine: come check out this new machine and try something new! Scan the QR code near the machine for a demonstration video or ask the Hangar staff how to operate it. 
    • Stay tuned... more improvements to come! 

Intramural Sports Term 2 Season 1 Lottery Registration 

Intramural sports is a great way to keep active, make friends, and have some fun! Several different sport and league options are available, ranging from competitive to just for fun. Be sure to enter into the lottery between December 1 - 6 for an opportunity to play in Season 1 in term 2. 

Dates: December 1 - 6

Want to learn more? Come to our Information Booth at the gym on December 1 from 10:00am-2:00pm. 

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Food for Fitness 

Join UBCO Recreation during the entire month of December for a free Fitness Class Pass or a free Hangar Day Pass when you bring a non-perishable food item! 

All food will be donated to the Pantry on campus to help students experiencing food insecurity. 

Dates: December 1 - 31

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Group Fitness Classes

Classes are first-come, first-served and require an active membership or the purchase of a day pass. Be sure to check in at the customer service desk to receive your class pass. 

Check out our December Fitness schedule below. Classes are running until December 12! 

Fall Schedule

R100 Workout Challenge

Looking for a great way to stay motivated and stick to your fitness goals this year?  Sign-up for the R100 Workout Challenge and commit to completing 100 workouts this school year. Commit to fit and sign the R100 commitment board outside the Hangar. Check out the leaderboard in the Hangar, updated weekly!

Cost: $5.00 



Physical Activity Coaching Drop-In Sessions with the Move U Crew 

Receive mentorship on ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine, discuss strategies on how to achieve your goals and receive guidance on developing a physical activity plan that works for you! Find our physical activity coaches at the Residence Wellness Hub in Nechako for these free drop in sessions. 

Date: Every Monday until December 7

Time: drop-in between 2:00-5:00pm 

Location: NHC 251

Cost: free

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UBCycles Tune-Ups, Basic Memberships, and Bike Rentals 

UBCycles has you covered with tune ups, bike rentals and basic memberships providing access to bike tools. Enjoy the outdoors by riding trails or commuting to campus! 

Location: NHC 291


  • Bike Rentals: $20 weekly, $30 biweekly, or $40 monthly
  • Membership rates starting from $10

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Glow with the Flow Thank You 

UBCO Recreation would like to say a big thank you to everyone for coming out to participate in this year's Glow with the Flow yoga night. 

We are counting down the days until Glow with the Flow 2023! 




F45 Student Day  

UBCO Recreation has partnered with F45 Kelowna to get you moving! Come and try something new! 

Date: Saturday, December 10

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: F45 Training Kelowna, 1455 Harvey Ave #7

Cost: Free with Pre-registration! 


Orange Theory Student Day  

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

Please note: this event is only available for first-timers. 

Date: Saturday, December 10

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Location: Orange Theory Kelowna, 590 K.L.O. Rd #115

Cost: Free with Pre-registration! 


Airhouse Student Drop-Ins    

UBCO Recreation has partnered with Airhouse Sports Academy to offer student rate drop-ins on Thursday nights. Come try something new this semester! 

Date: Every Thursday 

Time: 7:15-8:45pm

Location: Airhouse Sports Academy, 730 McCurdy Rd  

Cost: $21

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