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March 2022 

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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)

Move UBC Survey

  • We’re interested in finding out about your Move UBC experience during February. Complete this survey for a chance to win a $200 VISA Giftcard. The deadline to complete this survey is March 20.


Season 2 registration dates:     

  • March 1 at 7:00am (deadline to register is March 3)
  • Curling is returning for another 3-week series!

Learn More & Register 


Season 1 Playoffs Schedule:



CFES Group Fitness Course

This course teaches the practical skills and professional ethics required to be a successful group fitness instructor.

Attendees will learn how to program and plan for all class sections and fitness levels in a safe and caring atmosphere, as well as proper use of space, group formations and/or choreography skills.

Dates: March 12, 13, 19, 20 & 26

Time: 12:00-5:00pm

Location: Studio 1

Cost: $375 (UBC Students)


Personal Training

Hitting that mid-semester slump? Our Personal Trainers are here to help you stay on track and change up your workout routine. You will be matched with a trainer that will help you with your personal goals. Start-up packages available to get you started!

For more information or to sign-up for your complimentary Hangar Orientation email

Learn More

Group Fitness Classes

Group fitness classes have restarted! Check out our new winter classes, such as Candlelight Pilates, Spin to Survive, Rise & Shine Yoga, Tabata & more. 

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. 

Group Fitness Schedule


Kickboxing Lessons

Join us for a 5-week session of kickboxing classes in the Hangar. Registration is just $35 for 5 weekly classes. 

Date: Wednesdays, March 9 to April 6

Time: 6:30-7:30pm or 7:45-8:45pm

Location: Studio 1

Cost: $35


Rope Skipping Lessons

Rope Skipping is a wellness activity that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle and a positive attitude toward physical activity.

Bring a friend and try something new! Register for this 5-week program and learn a fun activity.

Date: Mondays, March 7 to April 4

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Studio 1

Cost: $35


UBCycles Maintenance Workshops

Basic Workshop: Sunday, March 20

Advanced Workshop: Sunday, March 27

Knowledgeable mechanics will guide you through performing a pre-ride inspection, shifting adjustment, brake adjustment, and other basic maintenance procedures. Those who already have experience with bike maintenance may enrol in the advanced workshop in which participants will perform a headset and bottom bracket service. 

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: UNC 233

Cost: $20 per workshop

Basic Workshop

Advanced Workshop

Run with Rec 5km or 10km

Join UBCO Recreation for our first outdoor, in-person Run with Rec.

Register online or at the Customer Service Desk and meet us outside the Hangar Fitness Centre at 10am for a 5km or 10km run/walk around campus and the campus trails.

The $10 registration fee will include a food voucher and a t-shirt for the first 100 people to register.

Date: Saturday, April 9

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $10



Lead Climbing Course

Learn the skills of lead climbing: proper clipping techniques, belaying, and the use of different belay devices. The class includes all necessary rental equipment (harness, shoes, rope, belay devices), and is taught by certified climbing instructors.

Date: Tuesday, March 8

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym

Cost: $30


Rock Climbing Lessons

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


  • Mondays: March 7 to 28
  • Wednesdays: March 9 to 30
  • Thursdays: March 10 to 31
  • Fridays: March 11 to April 1

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym

Cost: $50 (includes equipment)


Learn to Play Squash

Learn to play squash with Squash BC Post-Secondary Program! Includes 6-weeks of squash lessons at Rosters Sports Club in Vernon or Global Fitness & Racquet Centre in Kelowna.


  • Thursdays in Kelowna: March 10 to April 7
  • Fridays in Vernon: March 4 to April 15

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

Cost: $60 for 6 lessons


Gymnastics Lessons

UBC Recreation has partnered with the Kelowna Gymnastics Club to offer a gymnastics program for students and staff! Join us on Friday nights for a short lesson and free play in the gym.

This is a 4 week program being offered from 6:15pm-7:45pm on Fridays starting March 11-April 1, 2022. Grab your friends and spend some time in the gym!

Date: Fridays, March 11 to April 1

Time: 6:15-7:45pm

Location: Kelowna Gymnastix

Cost: $60


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

Location: Okanagan Golf Club – 3200 Via Centrale

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

Cost: $79 for Students; $99 for Staff



Cross Country Skiing at Telemark

UBCO Recreation is excited to offer Cross-Country Skiing in partnership with Telemark Nordic Club! Please check-in and pay at the hill! Reserve your spot with the registration link below.


  • Day skiing: Sunday, March 6
  • Night skiing: Friday, March 11


  • Day skiing: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Night skiing: 4:00-8:00pm


  • $8 Day pass; $5 Night pass
  • $11 Rentals 


Cross Country Skiing at Sovereign

UBCO Recreation is excited to offer Cross-Country Skiing in partnership with Sovereign Lake! All ski passes will need to be purchased online to reserve your spot and rentals will be purchased at Sovereign when you arrive.


  • Day Skiing: Saturday, March 12
  • Night Skiing: Wednesday, March 2


  • Afternoon Ski: 1:00-5:00pm
  • Night Ski: 4:00-8:00pm


  • $15 Afternoon pass; $10 Night pass
  • $5 Rentals 


SilverStar Student Day

Enjoy a full day of affordable fun at SilverStar Mountain Resort. Space is limited so register soon!

Date: Sunday, March 27

Time: 7:15am-5:15pm


  • $12 Bus Ticket
  • $55 Lift Tickets
  • $30 Rentals (ski or snowboard + helmet)
  • $30 1/2 Day Lesson (does not include equipment or ticket)

Registration deadline: March 21