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September 2023 

In this issue:

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  • 2022-23 Year In Review
  • Academic Year hours of operation – September 5th-April 30th

    • Weekdays: 6:45am-10:00pm

    • Weekends and Holidays: 8:00am-8:00pm

  • Academic Year Memberships available for purchase

    • Skip the line! Purchase your membership online now! Once you purchase a membership online, bring your Student ID card to the Customer Service Desk to have your membership validated.

  • Lockers and Towels

    • Lockers rentals and towel service are available now! Reserve your locker by visiting the Customer Service Desk!


Free Fitness Week

When: Sept 11-17th.

Visit the gymnasium this week for free fitness classes, access to the Hangar Fitness Centre and Open Gym. Must pre-register for Kickboxing and Salsa Dance classes.

Fitness Schedule

Group Fitness Classes

Come and check out new classes and instructors. Registration required for kickboxing and salsa dance classes

Location: Lower Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: Must have a valid Hangar membership or the purchase of a day pass. 

Fitness Schedule

Personal Training

Are you looking to get ready for next semester or need a new workout plan, visit the Customer Service Desk or the Recreation website for Personal Training information.

Learn More



Intramural Lottery Registration

Sport leagues include basketball, indoor and beach volleyball, dodgeball, flag football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, spikeball, and cornhole.

Intramural Sport Information booth will be on Sept 7 from 2:30-5:30pm in the lower lobby of the Gym. To enter the lottery as an individual or as a team, and for more information visit

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Recreation's Beach Volleyball Fest

Recreation's Beach Volleyball Fest is a mixed one day tournament for all skill levels. Team costumes/uniforms are encouraged!

Date: Sept 24 9am-7pm

Location: Beach Volleyball Courts

Cost: $13/person


Campus Walks

Join Recreation's Move U Crew on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 12:30 pm to get some fresh air and walk around campus. On September 13th there will be a focus on ‘Plogging’ (picking up litter on campus). Equipment will be provided to all participants.

Dates: September 13, September 19, September 27

Time: 12:30 pm

Location: Campus Walks will meet outside near the lower-level entrance to the Gym

Cost: Free


Lawn Games

Join Recreation’s Move U Crew on Fridays to play some lawn games in the Courtyard.

Dates: September 8, September 15, September 21, September 27

Time: 12-1:30 pm

Location: Central Courtyard (near the fountain)

Cost: Free

No Registration required.

Salsa Dance

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

Dates: Thursdays, September 19 - October 19

Time Level 1: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Time Level 2: 8:10pm - 9:10pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40


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, September 27 - October 25

Times: 6:30pm-7:30pm, 7:45-8:45pm

Location: Studio 1, Lower Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40


2023 Dirty Dash

Heat Recreation is bringing back this exciting event. Gather your friends, bring your game face, and be prepared to get dirty.

The event will start in heats, so your team can pick a start time that works for you (space is limited).

Date: Friday, October 13

Time: 3:00-6:00pm

Location: Starts & Finishes between FIP & UNC

Cost: $25



Stand-Up Paddle Board Lessons

UBCO Recreation has partnered with the Kelowna Paddle Centre to offer this unique experience for UBCO Students.

This session will offer 3 weeks of Paddle Board lessons and includes equipment rental and a life jacket. This price is only available when purchased in advance through UBCO Recreation. There are limited spots available so sign up today!

Dates: September 10, 17 and 24

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Location: Kelowna Paddle Centre, 3020 Abbott St

Cost: $55 for students or $75 for staff and faculty


Learn to Cross-Fit with Cross-Fit FYP.

UBCO Recreation is excited to partner with Cross-Fit FYP. Learn the Fundamentals of movement with CrossFit specific exercises and how it can improve all areas of your life. 

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, September 18 - October 25

Times: 6:45-7:45

Location: Cross-Fit FYP, 710 Stremel Rd #2

Cost: $225


Off-Campus Hiking Series

Join Recreation's Move U Crew in a fall hiking series! For the first hike of the season, Move U Crew will lead a walk/hike at Mission Creek Regional Park.

The main entrance to Mission Creek Regional Park is located near Orchard Park Mall with a variety of buses that have stops near this location. This location offers many paths of varying length and difficulty (flat and easy to moderate). Click the Registration link to learn more!

Date: Saturday, September 23

Time: 10 am

Location: Mission Creek Regional Park 2363 Springfield Rd, Kelowna

Cost: Free


UBCycles Social Ride

Join UBCycles on a ride to "Bright Jenny Coffee" on Sunday, September 17th. This ride will follow the rail trail from campus to Bright Jenny Coffee in downtown Kelowna.

Date: Sunday, September 17

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Ride will start at UBCycles (Nechako 291)

Cost: Free

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SpinCo. Student Day

UBCO Recreation has partnered with SpinCo Kelowna to get you moving! Come and try something new!

Date & Time:

  • September 20, 7:00pm

Location: SpinCo Kelowna, 410 Bernard Ave

Cost: $12


Springboard Diving Lessons

Learn to dive with the Kelowna Springboard Diving Club and UBCO Recreation! Come experience the fun and challenges of springboard diving! In this 4-week crash course, you will learn everything from diving fundamentals to advanced skills. The practice will be broken into 30-minute dryland training and 1 hour in the water. Looking to try something new, join us!

Date: October 3 - 24

Time: 7:15pm-8:45pm

Location: H2O

Date: October 4 - 25

Time: 7:15pm-8:45pm

Location: Rutland YMCA, 375 Hartman Rd

Cost: $70



Intro to Aerial Silks

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with Peaks Aerial Fitness for this 4-week introduction to Aerial Silks program!

Dates: September 18 - October 16

Time: 8:30-9:30pm

Location: Peaks Aerial Fitness, 1625 Dilworth Dr Unit 208

Cost: $75


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

Dates: Tuesdays, September 26 - October 24

Time: 7:15-8:30pm

Location: Mad Katz Boxing, 1934 Evergreen Ct #3

Cost: $60


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.


  • Wednesdays, September 27 - October 18
  • Wednesdays, November 8 - December 6

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Airhouse Sports Academy, 730 McCurdy Rd

Cost: $65