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January 2023 

January is often a time to reflect on what was accomplished in the past year and to look ahead on how to begin anew. For many, that may mean new goals, new classes, new professors, new workouts, and a growing to-do list. It is a month that is filled with goal setting, vision boards, activities, and lot of new faces in Hangar and Gymnasium. Goal setting is an important piece to my own personal development and something that I pursue on a regular basis. However, I’ve decided to take a different approach to it this year by allowing myself to be present for the simple joys and moments in life. Too many times, I’ve let a moment pass me by without realizing later that if I had not been distracted by the many other things, I could have realized how precious and important it could be. I’ve also challenged myself to find ways to push myself outside of my comfort zones by getting in as much fresh air as possible in the outdoors, even when the temperatures drop. I find that cloudy days tend to affect my mood and even if I cannot get my vitamin D from the sun, the fresh air does wonders for me. I intend on building snowmen with my children, talking my dog on walks, introducing my kittens to the snow, and getting my heart beating by racing my partner and kids on toboggins on the local hills.

January is an excellent time to start thinking about how you can move your body in the ways that you feel best. Grab a friend or coworker, or join a club to partake in activities together. Better yet, apply for a Move UBC grant to get funding for movement to help reduce financial physical activity barriers. Don’t know where to start? Join Get Active 101 to join others in a variety of Recreation activities available. Want to try something new? Get involved with Skating at Stuart Park, Boxing at Mad Katz or cheer on your Heat basketball or volleyball teams as they prepare for playoffs.

Move. Play. Train.

Crystal Westgate
Recreation Manager

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  • January Hours of Operation
    • Weekdays 6:45am-10:00pm
      Weekends and Holidays 8:00am-8:00pm

    • Reduced hours will be in effect until January 5.

    • Hours of Operation

  • Lockers and Towels 

    • Lockers are available for a reduced fee! $40 from now until April 30, 2023. Reserve your locker by visiting the Customer Service Desk!

  • Winter Term Hangar Memberships
    • Winter Term memberships are valid from January 1 - April 30,2023 and can be purchased online or at the Customer Service desk

    • Learn More

  • Move UBC Grants  
    • Move UBC is a campus-wide initiative in February to get our campus moving! Move UBC grants are open to all UBCO students, staff and faculty to plan events, activities, and initiatives that promote physical activity on our campus. Applicants can apply for the small grant year-round for funds up to $200.

    • Learn More


Term 2 Curling Intramurals 

Register a team for Just for Fun Curling Intramurals this winter! Teams will play one game each week in a 1.5 hour session on Sundays. 

Dates: Sundays, January 22 - March 5 

Location: Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Ave

Register Now

Register & Play Multi-Sport: W2STGD 

Join others identifying as women, two spirit, transgender, or gender diverse and allies in a various just for fun sports each week. This is a great way to experience a variety of sports, develop a regular physical activity routine, and to develop friendships through activity. 

Dates: Mondays, January 9 - February 13

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: UBCO Furnace Gymnasium 

Cost: $10 for 6 weeks of play 

Register Now

Register and Play Volleyball

Register & Play is a great option for people looking to play semi-organized volleyball in a recreational setting on a regular, weekly basis.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 11 - February 15

Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Location: UBCO Furnace Gymnasium 

Cost: $10 for 6 weeks of play 

Register Now


Group Fitness Classes

Check out our January Fitness schedule below. 

Free Fitness Week: from January 9 to 15, enjoy free Group Fitness classes. Come grab your free class passes from the Customer Service Desk and check out our new and returning classes! 

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. Register in January and we will credit you for your workouts from September 2022 onward! 

Cost: $5.00 


CFES Group Fitness Course 

Want to become a Group Fitness Instructor? Now is your chance! This course teaches the practical skills and professional ethics required to be a successful group fitness instructor. 

Dates: January 29, February 4, 5, 11 & 12

Times: 12:00-5:00pm

Location: Studio 1, Lower Hangar Fitness Centre


  • $385.00 (UBC Students)
  • $435.00 (Non-UBC Students)

* includes course materials and instruction.


CFES Spin Instructor Course 

This workshop is for group fitness instructors ready to expand their portfolio. Bring your knowledge of teaching group fitness and we will apply it to teaching a spin class.

Date: January 15

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Where: Studio 1, Lower Hangar Fitness Centre

Price: $40.00



UBCycles New Location Opening

Come and visit UBCycles new location in Nechako! UBCycles has you covered for bike maintenance, bike rentals, and basic memberships providing access to bike tools. UBCycles is also offering low-cost tune ups for you to get ready for spring riding.

Location: NHC 291


  • Bike Rentals: $20/day, $40/week. $60/month

  • Basic Tune Up: $50

  • Enhanced Tune Up: $75

Learn More

Kickboxing Lessons  

Join us for a 5 week session of kickboxing classes at the Hangar! There are limited spots available so sign up today!

Dates: Wednesdays, January 18 - February 15

Time: 7:45-8:45pm

Location: Studio 1, Lower Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40


Get Active 101

Get Active 101 is a 4-week introductory physical activity program where students can make friends and participate in a variety of activities with UBCO Recreation to help incorporate movement into their daily routine.

Participants will be introduced to strategies to be more physically active in their daily life, learn ways to improve wellbeing through movement, participating in group fitness classes, workouts in the Hangar, campus walks, and more! Participants will receive mentorship from physical activity coaches.

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, January 23- February 15


  • Mondays at 6:00pm
  • Wednesdays at 5:00pm

Cost: $20

  • Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a $20 credit towards purchasing UBCO Gym memberships, fitness class, or Recreation events and programs.


Rope Skipping Lessons

Join us for rope skipping lessons in the Hangar Fitness Centre! Four nights of lessons for $40.

Dates: Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, February 7

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40

Healing-Centered, Trauma-Informed Yoga with Josee

This class is designed to create a safe, supportive space in which people have personal agency and are given options for postures, movement, breathing, and where to place their attention. All are welcome, no experience required.

Date: January 11

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: Free

Only 20 spots available, first-come, first served basis.


Latin Dance: Level 1 

Latin Dance Level 1 is back this term with Vivianna. Enjoy this 5 week session of Latin rhythms. Bring your friends and join us for these nights of dancing. If you are new to Latin Dance, this is the class for you.

Dates: Thursdays, January 19 -February 16

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40


Latin Dance: Level 2 

UBCO Recreation is excited to bring you a NEW Level 2 Latin Dance class. This is a partner class where you will learn to dance together. You need to register with a partner for this 5 week program.

Dates: Thursdays, January 19-February 16

Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40 each


Glow Run with Rec 

Join UBCO Recreation for a Glow Run and help us celebrate the kick-off of Move UBC Month. 

Register online and meet us outside the Hangar Fitness Centre for a 3 km run/walk on campus. You will be provided with glow sticks and fun at the start of the race. 

Date: Wednesday, February 1

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Meeting at Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: Free



Skating at Stuart Park 

Enjoy a night of outdoor ice skating at Stuart Park. Bring your friends and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies during your skate.

Date: Friday, January 20

Time: 6:30-7:35pm

Location: Stuart Park, 1430 Water St.

Cost: Free

  • Skate Rentals: $5.00. Rentals are available first come, first served on the day of skating through BLADZ 


F45 x UBCO Recreation

UBCO Recreation has partnered with F45 Kelowna to get you moving with free F45 workouts! If you are looking for a new workout and are a student, Faculty, or Staff member at UBCO, this class is for you! 


  • Faculty & Staff Day: Saturday, January 14
  • Student Day: Saturday, January 21

Time: 11:00-12:00pm

Location: F45 Training Kelowna, 1455 Harvey Ave #7

Cost: Free with pre-registration!


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

Dates: Tuesdays, January 17 - February 14

Time: 7:15-8:30pm

Location: Mad Katz Boxing, 1934 Evergreen Ct #3

Cost: $55


Cross-Country Skiing  

UBCO Recreation is excited to offer Cross-Country Skiing! Enjoy a day ski at Telemark or a night ski at Sovereign Lake! 

Dates, Locations, and Times: 

  • Telemark: Sunday, January 22, 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sovereign Lake: Thursday, January 26, 4:00pm-8:00pm

Cost: $9 for day ski, $10 for night ski

  • cost of rentals is extra

*participants must pre-register in order to receive the UBCO Recreation Rate the day of the ski event.


Rock Climbing Lessons    

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with Beyond the Crux climbing gym for rock climbing lessons this winter! Lessons are running on multiple weeknights so chose a day of the week that works with your schedule and come join us for 4 weeks of lessons! 

Dates: January 23 - March 3 (dates vary depending on choice of week day) 

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

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

Cost: $55


Big White Student Day 

Enjoy an affordable day of fun at Big White Ski Resort. The prices can’t be beat and are only available when purchased in advance through UBC Recreation. 

Date: Saturday, January 28

Location: Big White Ski Resort 


  • $62 Lift Tickets
  • $47 Rentals (ski or snowboard + helmet)


SilverStar Student Day 

Enjoy an affordable day of fun at SilverStar Mountain Resort. The prices can’t be beat and are only available when purchased in advance through UBC Recreation. 

Date: Saturday, February 4

Location: SilverStar Mountain Resort


  • $20 Bus Tickets
  • $68 Lift Tickets
  • $45 Rentals (ski or snowboard and helmet)
  • $45 Two-Hour Lesson only (no equipment included, lesson starts at 10:00am)


SilverStar Shuttle  

Okanagan Concierge is offering a shuttle service for students every weekend from the UBCO Campus to SilverStar Mountain Resort. Register to secure your spot now! 

Location: SilverStar Mountain Resort 

Cost: $20 


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.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 25 - February 15 

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Airhouse Sports Academy, 730 McCurdy Rd

Cost: $65



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.

Dates: Fridays, January 20 - February 10 

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Kelowna Gymnastix, #225 1891 Springfield Road

Cost: $60


Learn to Curl 

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with the Kelowna Curling for Learn to Curl, a 6-week session of curling. You will have 3 weeks of lessons and 3 weeks of league play as a group. Take your skills to the ice and learn something new!

Dates: Sundays, January 22 - March 5

Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Location: Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Ave

Cost: $60


Learn to Dive

UBCO Recreation and Kelowna Spring Board Diving Club have partnered to offer a program of Diving Lessons! With your choice of Tuesdays or Wednesdays, join us for this 4-week program this term! 

Tuesday nights:

Wednesdays nights: 

  • Dates: Wednesdays, January 18 - February 8 
  • Time: 7:00-8:30pm
  • Location: Rutland YMCA, 375 Hartman Rd
  • Cost: $60


Learn to Play Squash 

UBCO has partnered with Global Fitness & Racquet Centre in Kelowna to put on this unbelievable Learn to Play Squash program. 

Dates: Thursdays, January 26 - February 16

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

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

Cost: $40