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August 2022 

Another month gone already! Summer is passing by us quickly, but there are still many sunny Okanagan summer days ahead. Recreation has many options to keep you active and having fun this summer, and there is something for everyone to enjoy! 

For all, have fun with UBCycles on this summer's Sunday Social Ride, learn something new with Paddle Board or Golf lessons, join a spin or yoga class with our Group Fitness instructors, and take advantage of a quiet Hangar Fitness Centre this month! And don't forget to check out our Recreation Year in Review. 

For students, enjoy discounts for hiking or biking up at Big White, or rock climbing at Beyond the Crux! 

For staff and faculty, Recreation is keeping you moving and having fun while at work this summer by offering free Pickleball, Lawn Games, and Beach Volleyball on your lunch breaks! 

Have a safe and sunny August, 

The UBCO Recreation Team 

In this issue:

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Recreation Year in Review 

  •  Find out about all the accomplishments and impact Recreation has achieved in the past year for the UBC Okanagan campus community. 

 Year in Review

Facilities & Services

  • 2022 Fall Single Term Memberships & 2022-23 Academic Year Memberships will be available for purchase mid August.

Summer Hours 

  • May 1 - August 31, 2022:

    • Weekdays – 8:00am-8:00pm.

    • Weekends & Holidays – 8:00am-6:00pm.

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. 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 to attend classes. 

Check out our summer schedule below!

Summer Schedule


Heat Youth Cycling Summer Camp

UBCO Heat is pleased to offer a brand new camp experience this year for young riders ages 6-10 years old. This cycling camp is geared towards young cyclists who can already ride a pedal bike, but looking for ways to improve their riding and safety skills. We will set up an obstacle course, ramps, and other technical elements for bike skill development, as well as have some riding adventures in the trails and bike paths around UBCO. Our coaches are experienced cycling coaches and excited to bring this new program to our camps. 

Dates: August 15 - 19

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm


Graduate Student Yoga

Calling all graduate students - join Josee for Morning Flow Yoga during Graduate Orientation Week!

Date: August 31

Time: 7:00-8:00am

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: Free


Staff & Faculty Pickleball

Join UBCO Recreation for Register and Play Staff and Faculty Pickleball in the gymnasium! Registration is free and open for all staff and faculty. 

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the summer

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: UBCO Gymnasium  

Cost: Free


Staff & Faculty Beach Volleyball

Join UBCO Recreation for Register and Play Staff and Faculty beach volleyball! Registration is free and open for all staff and faculty. 

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Beach volleyball courts outside of the Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: Free


Staff & Faculty Outdoor Lawn Games

Join UBCO Recreation for Register and Play Staff and Faculty outdoor lawn games! Registration is free and open for all staff and faculty.

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays throughout the summer 

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: Campus Courtyard 

Cost: Free



UBCycles Sunday Social Ride

Enjoy a social bike ride with our UBCycles leaders and other cycling lovers from parking lot M near the gymnasium on campus to Downtown Kelowna and back. This ride will be approximately 25km and is great whether you are new to cycling or want a casual ride with friends.

Date: Sunday, August 7

Time: 9:00 - 10:30am

Location: Meeting in parking lot M 

Cost: $15

Learn More

UBCycles Summer Tune-Ups, Storage Lockers, and Bike Rentals 

Summer 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 summer 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 in the sunshine this summer.

Location: UNC 233


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

Learn More

Golf Lessons

Golf lessons at the Okanagan Golf Club! 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.

Dates: Mondays, August 15 - September 5, or September 12 - October 3

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

Location: Okanagan Golf Club – 3200 Via Centrale

Cost: $79 for Students; $99 for Staff


Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lessons

Get out on the water this summer with the Kelowna Paddle Centre for three sessions of paddle boarding lessons!

Sessions include a paddle board lesson and rentals, including a paddle board, life jacket, and paddle. 

Dates: Sundays, August 7 - 21

Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm 

Location: 2030 Abbott Street

Cost: $70 ($50 for students) for three lessons 


Bike or Hike at Big White

All UBCO students will receive Youth Pricing on mountain biking and scenic chairlift tickets this summer at Big White Ski Resort. Simply present a valid student card at the Ticket Office in the Village Centre to receive the discount. 

Dates: July 7 - September 5

Location: Big White Ski Resort 

Learn More

Rock Climbing Drop-Ins

Enjoy student, staff, & faculty drop-in Tuesdays and Fridays until the end of August. Climb anytime during the day for a $12 drop-in which is a $3 savings. Shoe and harness rental for $2.25. No registration is required - just show your student card or UBC ID!

Dates: Tuesdays and Fridays all summer long 

Time: Anytime during open hours

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym 

Cost: $12

Learn More