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September 2021 

Well, I know it is not something we all want to hear but the end of summer is here. Which means many things with mixed feelings. The summer has been fun adventuring with the family around the valley and staying at our small cabin in the woods. Zuko my Cane Corso will miss the number of summer adventures but will appreciate the fall as the kids will be off to school and the house is all his…

With the coming of fall, we welcome cooler weather, and we snow goers are eagerly awaiting snow at the local ski hills! Not to mention the relief from the current wildfire conditions we are faced with. With all the changes there is one thing I can assure you is that the Athletics and Recreation team is ready to serve you! Be sure to check out all the opportunities and programs we have to offer both on and off-campus. The Athletics and Recreation team is also very excited to welcome back sports to the UBCO campus with sporting games in the Furnace (gymansium) as well as Nonis Field! Be sure to check out for all the sports schedules and upcoming events! As well keep an eye on our socials @UBCOHeat!

All the best,

Kevin Kraft, Varsity Events Coordinator


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Facilities & Services

COVID-19 Update: 

  • Face coverings are required for individuals, including during exercise.
  • As of September 13th, all individuals entering the facility will be required to show proof of their first dose of vaccine.
  • By October 24th, all individuals must be fully vaccinated to enter the facilities (at least 7 days after receiving their second dose). More information.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Friday: 6:45am - 10:00pm
  • Weekends & Holidays: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Hangar Fitness Centre:

  • Appointments are required. Register here
  • Self-Assessments and physical distancing are still required.


  • Student Academic Year: $150
  • Staff and Faculty Academic Year: $220
  • Community Academic Year: $240

Locker Rental

  • Academic year rate: $60
  • Day locker rate: $2

Towel Service

  • Academic year rate: $55
  • Day towel rate: $2


Start-up Workout Program 

Check out this free functional workout program that is designed for all fitness levels. There are modifications available to either increase or decrease the level of intensity. Also, find attached demonstration videos to ensure that you are doing the exercises correctly!

Workout Program

Group Fitness

We are excited about the opportunity to welcome you back into our studios this semester. While we adjust our fitness programming to align with regional and provincial health orders, we welcome you to visit our fitness page for the most up-to-date information.

Group Fitness Page

In the meantime, we welcome you stay active by checking out UBCO Recreation's YouTube channel for recorded workouts! 

YouTube Channel

R100 Workout Challenge

Start your semester off right with the R100 Workout Challenge.  Can you complete 100 workouts over the Academic Year?  Are you up for the challenge? 

A minimum 30-minute workout or activity is suggested to complete your activity for the day.  You can choose to workout in the Hangar, attend a Group Fitness Class, participate on an Intramural team or drop-in to shoot hoops.  How you stay active is up to you.

You must check-in or scan your membership card at the Customer Service Desk or Hangar Fitness Centre for the workout or activity to be documented on your account. Only one workout or activity will count per day.  Participants must have a valid membership to take part in the R100 Workout Challenge.

R100 Workout Challenge begins on September 7th and runs until April 8th, 2022. 

More Information

Personal Training

Choose between single sessions, start-up packages, 4-8 week programs, and more, there is something for everyone!

For more information or to purchase a package, click the button below.

More Information


On-Campus Events & Programs  

Intramural Sport Leagues

Intramural sport is a great way to keep active, make some friends, and have some fun while at UBCO. Several different sport and league options are available, ranging from competitive to “just for fun”. Team and individual registration options available.

Sports include: Basketball, Blitzball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Spikeball, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee & Volleyball.

Registration opens September 14. Spaces fill up quickly!

More Info

CFES Group Fitness Course

Want to become a Group Fitness Instructor? This course teaches the practical skills and professional ethics required to be a successful group fitness instructor. Attendees will learn how to program plan for all class sections and fitness levels in a safe and caring atmosphere. This course will provide ample teaching opportunities throughout the course itself and supplemental practicum components.

Course Dates: Sept 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th & Oct 2nd

Times: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Location TBD

*Participants must attend all sessions to complete the program.

More Information

UBCycles Events

Open House

Check out UBCycles services, learn how to fix your bike, and join a community of passionate cyclists! 

Date: Friday, September 17th

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm 

Location: UNC 233

More Info

Social Ride

Ride to Knox Mountain and back with UBCycles! The trip is 36 km in total with 403 m of elevation gain. Registration is free. Reserve your spot below. Happy riding!

Date: Sunday, September 19th 

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

Location: M parking lot (near the gym)


GoByBike Week

Ride your bike to work, for fun, for exercise, to stretch your legs between meetings, to clear your mind – no matter the reason, just ride and make sure to log your rides to be eligible to win prizes! Join the UBCO Recreation Team with the link below. 

Dates: September 27th - October 10th


Join us from 7:00am - 9:00am on Tuesday, September 28th for a celebration station in front of the Administration Building near the bike maintenance station. Celebrate cycling, receive snacks, prizes, and UBCycles services! 


Off-Campus Events & Programs 

Mini-Golf Tournament

Join us for a night on the ‘mini’ golf course. Teams of 2-4 are welcome to attend.  Don't have a team, sign-up as an Individual and meet some new friends.  Shot Gun start at 5:30pm at 19 Greens Mini-Golf. 

Date: September 12th

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Cost: $11 per golfer!


Learn to Play Squash

UBCO Recreation has partnered with Squash BC for their Post-Secondary Learn to Play Squash Program.  This is a 6 week program that includes coaching, equipment and your facility membership. 

The program has expanded to include Kelowna & Vernon locations!

Cost: $60 per person

Time: 6:45pm - 7:45pm or 8:00pm - 9:00pm


Location: Global Fitness & Racquet Centre

Date: Thursdays, September 23rd - October 28th



Location: Rosters Sports Club

Date: Fridays, September 24th - October 29th


Intro to Rock Climbing

Learn to rock climb with 4 fun-filled nights at Beyond The Crux Climbing Gym!

Monday Lessons: 

September 20th - October 11th

Wednesday Lessons:

September 22nd - October 13th

Thursday Lessons:

September 23rd - October 14th

Cost: $50 (includes equipment rentals)

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym (Finns Road)

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm


Lawn Bowling

Lawn Bowling is a sport that is easy to learn, has very few rules, and doesn't require equipment except Flat Shoes!

Join UBCO Recreation as we partner with the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club to learn the sport of Lawn Bowling. Come check it out!


Date: September 15th, 22nd, & 29th

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club (City Park)

Cost: $45


Nine & Dine at Kelowna Springs

Join us for a night of golf and socializing during a relaxing round of golf. The cost is $38 (tax included) and includes an $11 food voucher to Legends Classic Grill

Tee times start at 5:52pm and continue at 8-minute intervals until 6:48 pm

Date: September 24th
Time: 5:52pm - 6:48pm
Location: Kelowna Springs Golf Club


SilverStar Downhill Biking

UBCO Student discount on summer downhill biking day passes at SilverStar

Students can pre-purchase tickets by calling the call center 1-800-663-4431.

Must show Student ID upon ticket pick up.

Available Monday – Friday until September 6th, 2021

Cost: $54.00 + gst

Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Bike Park Info


Paddleboarding Lessons

Get out on the lake this summer with the Okanagan Paddle Centre! They are offering 3 paddleboarding lessons on Sunday afternoons for $65 ($45 for students). Try a new activity or enhance your skills in paddleboarding! 

Date: September 12th, 19th, & 26th

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: Kelowna Paddle Centre


Golf Lessons

Group lessons are a great way to learn all aspects of the game with your friends in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. This is open to students, staff & faculty, and family.

4 weeks of lessons on Monday nights.

Date: September 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th

Start time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm or

7:15pm - 8:15 pm

Student Lessons: $79.00

Adult/Staff Lessons: $99.00


Sign Painting Night

Sign Painting nights are back this fall with Rustic Chalk Decor. Join us in the studio for some creative expression. Choose from a wide selection of designs and paints to personalize your project.

Date: September 9th & 21st

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Price: Projects start at $26 plus GST

Location:1974 Moss Ct #102



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