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April 2022 

Happy Spring!

As we near the end of another semester, we at Recreation wish everyone the best of luck with final projects and exams. We have activities planned that will help take your mind off of classes, get some fresh air, and socialize with peers. Check out the biking events organized by UBCycles, de-stress walks with the Move U Crew, and golf lessons off-campus! Also, keep an eye out for Recreation pop-up booths with fun games and activities during the exam period, which will provide you with a much needed study break. 

Your Recreation Team 

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Facilities & Services

  • The Hangar Fitness Centre (including all Group Fitness Classes) is now operating at full capacity!

  • Face Coverings are still required until individuals are actively engaged in exercise and are recommended during exercise.

  • All individuals in the facility must present their BC or Federal Vaccine Card and government issued identification upon entry (unless you have stored it in our system)

Hours of Operation during Exams

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. Check out the schedule below for available times!

Gym Schedule


Group Fitness Classes

 Classes are operating on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must have an active Membership or purchase a Day Pass ($5 for students) to attend classes. 

Check out the revised schedule below and stay posted for the new schedule during exams. 

Group Fitness Schedule


Exam De-Stress Walks with the Move U Crew

Alleviate stress with some fresh air & physical activity!

Meet the Move-U Crew at the lower entrance of the gymnasium for a short walk around campus with other students to reduce exam stress.

Dates: Wednesday, April 20 & Monday, April 25

Time: 4:30-5:00pm

Location: Lower entrance of gym

Cost: Free!

No registration is required.

Staff & Faculty Sports Day

The annual Staff and Faculty Sports Day is back and returning in-person for an afternoon of inclusive and fun activities. Whether you want to participate as an office, department, group of colleagues or an individual, there is an activity for everyone.

Date: Friday, May 6

Time: 1:30-3:30pm



Spring Trail Riding Series

Join UBCycles this spring as they explore the fun and scenic trails around the Okanagan!

The Trail Riding Series will include 4 rides at a variety of biking locations around Kelowna. 

Dates: Saturdays, April 2-16

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Locations: Knox Mountain, Smith Creek, Crawford, and Rose Valley

Cost: $15


Road Riding Series

Meet with UBCycles in the gym parking lot on Sundays at 10am for a road ride! Riders should be comfortable riding at least 50km at a moderate pace (25km/h) for approximately 1.5-2 hours. Participants should be comfortable and experienced riding with traffic and understand the risks associated with doing so.

Helmets are mandatory.

Dates: Sundays, April 3-17

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Start/end at the gym parking lot

Cost: Free


Lawn Bowling Lessons

Come on down to the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club this May to learn how to lawn bowl! Bring your friends or make new ones there during these three group lessons. Only $15/session!

Dates: Thursdays, May 5, 12 & 19

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club

Cost: $45

Register by contacting

Registration deadline is April 27.

Disc Golf Lessons

Join us Thursdays for a 4-week session of Disc Golf with the Kelowna Disc Golf Association (KDGA).

Registration is just $40 for 4 weekly classes. Your registration will include your membership to the KDGA for the year which will allow you to participate in any of the KDGA events throughout the year.

Dates: Thursdays, March 31-April 21

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Location: UBCO Field & Knox Mountain Disc Golf Course

Cost: $40


Kelowna Rockets Tickets

Purchase your Kelowna Rockets voucher at the Customer Service Desk in the Gymnasium for $20 ($10 off regular priced tickets). This deal is available for any game all season long!

All vouchers must be redeemed in person at the Select Your Tickets Box Office located at Prospera Place.

Dates: April 1, 2, 9, 10 & 16

Location: Prospera Place

Cost: $20

Game Schedule

Golf Lessons

Golf lessons at the Okanagan Golf Club starting this spring! Group lessons are a great way to learn all aspects of the game with your friends in a fun and relaxing environment.

Lessons include 4, 1-hour sessions on Monday nights.

Date: April 18 – May 9; May 16 - June 6; June 13 - July 4 and more!

Time: 6:00-7:00pm or 7:15-8:15pm

Location: Okanagan Golf Club – 3200 Via Centrale

Cost: $79 for Students; $99 for Staff