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July 2022 

Summer is here, and the Okanagan is the place to be! Enjoy the warmth of July by getting active outside this month! From swimming in one of the area's beautiful lakes to enjoying the view from one of the many hiking trails, we hope you get to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors this July. 

In this issue, see everything UBCO Recreation has to offer this July! Stay active through group fitness classes running all summer long, or learn something new with Kickboxing, Latin Dance, Rock Climbing, or Golf lessons. Also enjoy discounts on some of our Okanagan favourites: mountain biking or hiking at Big White, rock climbing at The Crux, and watching The Falcons baseball games! And don't forget to take advantage of all UBCycles has to offer, from bike rentals to bike maintenance! 

Wishing you an active and safe summer, 

the UBCO Recreation Team 

In this issue:

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Facilities & Services

  • UBC has extended the mask mandate until June 30th. Face Coverings are still required until individuals are actively engaged in exercise and are recommended during exercise. Please wear your mask when entering/exiting the facility and in all public spaces (lobbies, hallways, bathrooms, etc.)

    • The most up-to-date UBC COVID-19 information can be found here.

  • Come check out our shiny gym floor! Giving a big thanks to Carol, our Facility Operations Coordinator, for facilitating the maintenance on our gym floor over the month of June. If scheduling continues as planned, the gymnasium will be open for members and the floor will be ready for light use as of July 4, 2022. 

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 ($5 for students) to attend classes. 

Check out our summer schedule below!

Summer Schedule


Heat Youth Summer Camps 

Learn sport-specific technical skills and tactical elements while increasing fitness and having fun! In a challenging and positive, practice-based environment, our coaches and UBCO Heat student-athletes will provide young athletes with the tools to take their sport to the next level. 

Camps offered include: Basketball, Volleyball, Cycling, Golf, and Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel Camps 

Dates: July - August, varying dates and times 


Kickboxing Lessons

Join Recreation for a 5-week session of kickboxing classes at the UBCO Hangar Fitness Centre. Only $40 for 5 sessions. Learn a new skill while working up a sweat with this exciting sport! 

Dates: Wednesdays, July 20 - August 17

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40 for 5 classes


Latin Dance Classes

Join us for Latin Dance with UBCO Recreation. Registration is just $40 for 5 weekly classes.

There are limited spots available so sign up today to learn a new style of dance or improve your skills!

Dates: Thursdays, July 14 - August 11

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40


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: Nonis Field 

Cost: Free



UBCycles 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, July 24

Time: 9:00-10:30am

Location: Meeting in parking lot M 

Cost: $15 


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

Rock Climbing Lessons

Learn to climb with 4 fun-filled nights at Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym - each night is a 1.5 hour session on Monday or Friday. At the conclusion of this course you will feel comfortable and confident at the climbing gym and be able to top rope climb without instruction/supervision. The class includes rental equipment and instruction by certified climbing instructors. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the climbing gym. 

Dates: Mondays, July 4 - July 25; or Thursdays, July 8 - July 29

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym

Cost: $50


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.

Dates: July 11 - August 1, August 15 - September 5, 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


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 


Falcons Baseball

Enjoy some summer fun watching Kelowna's Falcons! Tickets for these local baseball games can be purchased at the Customer Service Desk in the gym. 

DatesJuly 5, July 15, and July 28

Location: Elks Stadium, Kelowna

Cost: $20 per ticket (includes admission, pop, and a hot dog)

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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 

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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

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