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October 2022 

Happy October, everyone! This is the absolute best time of year. The trees are turning colours, and the temperature is a little cooler which makes hikes, runs, and walks that much more enjoyable!

Everything is in full swing at Recreation. Our on and off campus programs are filling up, intramurals are in full swing, group fitness classes have been sweatier than ever, and the Hangar Fitness Centre has established some regulars.

One exciting event to look forward to in October is the annual Dirty Dash! The Dirty Dash is in partnership with Residence Life. It is a fun obstacle team race with mud.... lots and lots of mud. I can't wait to see how all the teams dress up this year, and who will take first place.

Changing seasons means finding new ways to stay active. Be sure to visit us at the gym and let us help you find you fit! 

Move. Play. Train. 

Maria Raitt, 
Customer Service Coordinator 

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Facilities & Services

  • Memberships

    • 2022 Fall Single Term Memberships & 2022-23 Academic Year Memberships are available for purchase now, online or at the Customer Service Desk in the Gym.  

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  • Towel Service & Lockers 

    • Members are able to rent a locker in the changerooms at the gymnasium for the academic year. Lockers are $60 for the year (August 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023) and may be purchased at the Customer Service desk. 

    • With the purchase of our Towel Service, members are able to receive a towel from the Customer Service desk. All towels must be returned to the Customer Service desk after each use. Towel Service is $55 for the year (August 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023) and may be purchased at the Customer Service desk. 

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  • Academic Year Hours of Operation
    • September 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023: 

      • Weekdays – 6:45am-10:00pm.

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

    • Hours of Operation

Open Gym

Whenever the gym is not booked for a particular activity, the gym is considered “open” for drop-in sports. Participation in Open Gym requires an active facility membership or the purchase of a day pass ($7 for students). Check out the schedule below for available times!

Gym Schedule


Group Fitness Classes

Come and check out the new and returning fitness classes for Fall 2022. Check-in at the Customer Service Desk in the lower Hangar to receive your class pass! Classes are operating on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must have an active Membership or purchase a Day Pass ($7 for students, $9 for staff) to attend classes. 

Check out our Fall Fitness schedule below. 

Fall Schedule

Workout Buddies 

The workout buddies program is a 4-week introductory workout program where you can make friends and participate in a variety of activities with Recreation to help incorporate movement into your daily routine.

Participants will be introduced to strategies to be more physically active in their daily life, learn ways to improve wellbeing through movement, participate in group fitness classes, attend workshops on starting at the gym, campus walks, and more! 

Dates: Monday, September 26 - Thursday, October 20 

Location: Hangar Fitness Centre 

Cost: $20 

Upon completion of the program, participants will recieve a $20 credit to use towards purchasing UBCO Recreation memberships, fitness classes, or programs (eg. rock climbing). 

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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 in September outside the Hangar.

One-30 minute workout or activity will count toward your goal of 100 workouts. You must check-in at the customer service desk or Hangar desk for your workout, intramural sport, or open gym to qualify for your daily activity.

Only one workout per day will count.

Challenge begins on September 1, 2022 until April 7, 2023. 

Milestone prizes will be awarded throughout the year including challenges and activities.

Cost: $5.00 



2022 Dirty Dash

Residence Life and Heat Recreation have partnered to bring you this exciting event. Gather your friends, bring your game face, and be prepared to get dirty. 

The event will start in heats, so your team can pick a start time that works for you (space is limited). 

Date: Friday, October 14

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Starts & Finishes between FIP & UNC

Cost: $20


Trauma-Informed Instructor Training

Become trauma-informed as a Yoga / Fitness Instructor. 

Creating safety to access movement through a trauma-informed lens is the goal of this workshop. 

Being trauma-informed is rooted in safety, trust, choice, and control, as well as prioritizing and empowering the lived experience of every student. 

Through this workshop, you will develop an understanding of trauma, learn about the prelevance of trauma, and understand how it can manifest in the body and mind of your students. 

Date: Saturday, October 1

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $25


GoByBike Week Celebration Station 

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with UBCO Workplace Health and Wellbeing (HR) at our Celebration Station during GoByBike Week this October to enjoy: 

  • light snacks, coffee, and tea
  • free bike tune-ups provided by UBCycles
  • prize draws

As well, the UBCO Transportation office and the UBCO Sustainability office will be joining us to speak about the UBCO Climate Action Plan and Transportation Plan. 

Date: Wednesday, October 12

Time: 7:30-9:30am 

Location: Outside of the lower entrance of the Administration Building 

Learn More

Campus Walks 

Join the Move U Crew for Campus walks this fall! Each walk will have a different theme. This October, enjoy a Plant Walk on October 12 and a Trick-or-Treat Walk on October 26. 


  • Wednesday, October 12
  • Wednesday, October 26

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: Meet at the UBCO Gymnasium Lower Entrance 

Cost: Free


Latin Rhythms Dance

Latin Rhythms Dance is back this fall with Vivianna. Enjoy this 5 week session of Latin rhythms. Bring your friends and join us for these nights of dancing. 

Dates: Thursdays, October 27 - December 8 

Time: 7:00-8:00pm or 8:00-9:00pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40



Join UBCO Recreation for a 4-week session of kickboxing classes at the Hangar Fitness Centre. Only $35 for 4 sessions. Learn a new skill while working up a sweat with this exciting sport! 

Dates: Wednesdays, November 16 - December 7

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

Location: Studio 2, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $35


Rope Skipping

Looking for a new full-body cardio workout? Join Everett for 4 nights of rope skipping lessons. 

Four nights of lessons for $35. 

Dates: Tuesdays, November 15 - December 6

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $35


2022 Glow with the Flow Yoga

Join us for the return of Glow with the Flow Yoga in the Gymnasium this November. 

Doors open at 7:30, come early and get your glow on - glow sticks available and body paint. Bring a mat if you have one and join us with a live DJ (John Byrne) and UBCO Yoga Instructor Josee for a glow in the dark, yoga dance party! 

Date: Thursday, November 17

Time: 8:00-9:00pm

Location: UBCO Gymnasium

Cost: $5 

Free shirt or tank top for the first 50 participants that register online! 




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. 

Session Dates: 

  • Fridays, September 30, October 14, 21, & 28
  • Fridays, November 18, 25, December 2, & 9 

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Kelowna Gymnastix, #225 1891 Springfield Road

Cost: $60


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, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. Choose a night that works with your schedule and join us for 4 weeks of fun!

The class includes rental equipment and instruction by certified climbing instructors. 

Session Dates: 

  • Mondays: October 24, 31, November 14, & 21
  • Wednesdays: October 26, November 2, 16, & 24
  • Thursdays: October 27, November 3, 17, & 24

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

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

Cost: $55 


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 conditioing, cardio conditioning, core, and the basic skills of boxing will all be incorporated in a fast-paced, high energy workout. 

Session Dates: 

  • Tuesdays, September 27 - October 25
  • Tuesdays, October November 2 - December 7 (No class Nov 9) 

Time: 7:15-8:30pm

Location: Mad Katz Boxing, 1934 Evergreen Ct #3

Cost: $55 


Fall Hiking Series 

Join the Move U Crew and the UBCO Exercise is Medicine Club for 4 hikes this fall in Kelowna! This is a great opportunity for you to bring your friends and enjoy the outdoors while also getting movement into your day. We are offering a different hike each week at some of Kelowna's most scenic locations.

Dates & Locations: 

  • September 25 at Mill Creek
  • October 2 at Lochview Trail 

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Cost: $5 per hike


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. 


  • Wednesdays, September 28 - October 19
  • Wednesdays, October 26 - November 23

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Airhouse Sports Academy, 730 McCurdy Rd 

Cost: $65


Go By Bike BC Week 

Gear up and get ready to go. GoByBike Week is back! 

Ride your bike to work, to school, for fun, for exercise, to stretch your legs between Zoom meetings, to clear your mind…no matter the reason, just ride your bike and log your rides. 

Dates: Sunday, October 2 - Sunday, October 16

Cost: Free


SilverStar Seasons Passes, and More 

Discover Silverstar Mountain Resort this winter and take advantage of the Student Pricing! The pass includes full access to the hill for the season, as well as tubing, skating, and all XC, show shoe and fat bike trails! Discounts for friends, tune ups & private lessons as well!

Location: Silverstar Mountain Resort

Cost: $549 if purchased before October 14

To claim your pass: e-mail to prove your student eligibility!

Learn More 

Not sold on the seasons pass, but want a taste of something different? Purchase a 4 Day Pack and receive a 5th day for free! 

Cost: $329 for students ($399 for adults) if purchased before October 14

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Ride the shuttle to shred SilverStar every weekend during the season! Pick ups at Okanagan College, Orchard Park Mall, and UBCO! 

Cost: $20+tax round trip

UBCycles Tune-Ups, Storage Lockers, and Bike Rentals 

Fall is here and UBCycles has got you covered for all of your riding essentials. UBCycles is providing tune ups and bike rentals for you to start autumn riding. We are also offering basic and all access memberships that give you access to our bike tools, indoor bike lockers and storage lockers at our shop on campus. Enjoy the outdoors by riding on some trails or commuting to campus this fall! 

Location: UNC 233


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

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