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November 2022 

November is a great month to reflect on your first two months of the semester to check-in with yourself and see how you are feeling. Have you taken advantage of the programs and services offered on campus? Have you met new friends and feel connected to your campus? A great way to make connections and memories at UBCO is to take part in November’s Thrive month. One of the ways you can do this is through being active which positively impacts your mental health. Thus, Recreation is offering a variety of FREE Group Fitness Classes and new off-campus events with Student Days at F45 and SpinCo. Our signature GLOW WITH THE FLOW event is back for Thrive. Grab your friends as we pack the gym to celebrate movement and mental health with a live DJ, glow sticks, face paint and an incredible night of yoga! Looking to try new sports from other cultures? Intercultural Sport Series starts November 1, meet the student clubs on campus and try new activities! So many Recreation options to keep you healthy this November! Be sure to register early as we help you Find Your Fit!

And of course, November is the start of the Heat Varsity Basketball and Volleyball Games. Come and cheer on your HEAT Volleyball teams as they host the Manitoba Bisons on November 4&5 at the Furnace for their home opener. The following weekend, our HEAT Basketball teams host Brandon Bobcats November 12. Hope to see you in the Furnace and Feed the Flame!

Happy to see you at one of our many events this semester.

Move. Train. Play. 

Jennifer Callow,
Recreation Coordinator

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Facilities & Services

  • Academic Year Hours of Operation
    • September 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023: 

      • Weekdays – 6:45am-10:00pm.

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

    • Hours of Operation

Intercultural Sport Series 

Recreation, Indigenous Programs & Services and the Global Engagement Office, together with SUO Clubs and community partners, are teaming up to offer a series of cultural sport events that welcome domestic and international students to participate in and learn about intercultural sports.

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Thrive Month

Thrive Month is coming this November! November’s Thrive month is a time to learn about, talk about, and explore ways to support our mental health. Adding activity to each day can help you manage stress and can boost your mood. Check out the schedule below to come and try a Group Fitness Class for free! 

Nov 1: Power Vinyasa 2:00-3:00pm
Nov 5: Babes and Barbells 11:00-2:00pm
Nov 14: Ready, Set, Sweat 11:00-12:00pm
Nov 17: Bring the Heat Bootcamp 6:30-7:30pm
Nov 24: Pound Class 12:00-12:45pm
Nov 25: Spin & Strength 10:00-11:00am
Nov 28: Spin 30 3:30-4:00pm

Classes are first come, first served so come early and grab your Class Pass from the Customer Service Desk.  

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Food for Fitness 

Join UBCO Recreation on November 29 for a free Fitness Class Pass or a free Hangar Day Pass when you bring a non-perishable food item! 

All food will be donated to the Pantry on campus to help students experiencing food insecurity. 

Group Fitness Classes

Classes are first-come, first-served and require drop in or a membership. Be sure to check in at the customer service desk to receive your class pass. 

Check out our Fall Fitness schedule below. 

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.  Commit to fit and sign the R100 commitment board outside the Hangar. Check out the leaderboard in the Hangar, updated weekly!

Cost: $5.00 




Join UBCO Recreation for a 4-week session of kickboxing classes at the Hangar Fitness Centre. Only $35 for 4 sessions. Learn a new skill while working up a sweat with this exciting sport! 

Dates: Wednesdays, November 16 - December 7

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

Location: Studio 2, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $35


Rope Skipping

Looking for a new full-body cardio workout? Join Everett for 4 nights of rope skipping lessons. 

Four nights of lessons for $35. 

Dates: Tuesdays, November 15 - December 6

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $35


2022 Glow with the Flow Yoga

Join us for the return of Glow with the Flow Yoga! 

Doors open at 7:30, come early and get your glow on - glow sticks available and body paint. Bring a mat if you have one and join us with a live DJ (John Byrne) and UBCO Yoga Instructor Josee for a glow in the dark, yoga dance party! 

Date: Thursday, November 17

Time: 8:00-9:00pm

Location: UBCO Gymnasium

Cost: $5 


Physical Activity Coaching Drop-In Sessions with the Move U Crew 

Receive mentorship on ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine, discuss strategies on how to achieve your goals and receive guidance on developing a physical activity plan that works for you! Find our physical activity coaches at the Residence Wellness Hub in Nechako for these free drop in sessions. 

Date: Every Monday

Time: drop-in between 2:00-5:00pm 

Location: NHC 251

Cost: free

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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: Wednesdays and Thursdays, November 16 - December 8

Time: Wednesdays at 5:00pm and Thursdays at 6:30pm

Location: Hangar Fitness Centre, UBCO Recreation 

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.

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3 for 30 November Fitness Challenge 

For the month of November, we challenge you to complete 3 thirty-minute workouts each week. All you have to do is sign your name on the 3 for 30 board in the Hangar, and ask the customer service desk staff for a sticker to put beside your name after each workout! 

Workouts include Intramurals, Fitness Classes, Drop-In Gym Use, or use of the Hangar! 

Location: Hangar Fitness Centre, UBCO Recreation 

Cost: Free

UBCycles Tune-Ups, Basic Memberships, and Bike Rentals 

UBCycles has you covered with tune ups, bike rentals and basic memberships providing access to bike tools. Enjoy the outdoors by riding trails or commuting to campus! 

Location: UNC 233


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

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Dirty Dash Thank You 

UBCO Recreation would like to say a big congratulations to the 2022 Dirty Dash winners and thank you to everyone for coming out to participate and for having great sportsmanship! 

Pictured here: The Heifers, Best Dressed. 

We are counting down the days until Dirty Dash 2023! 





UBCO Recreation has partnered with the Kelowna Gymnastics Club to offer a gymnastics program for students and staff. Join us for 4 weeks for a short lesson and free play in the gym. 

Dates: Fridays, November 18, 25, December 2, & 9 

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Kelowna Gymnastix, #225 1891 Springfield Road

Cost: $60


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, November 2 - December 7 (No class Nov 9) 

Time: 7:15-8:30pm

Location: Mad Katz Boxing, 1934 Evergreen Ct #3

Cost: $55 


Learn to Curl 

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with the Kelowna Curling for Learn to Curl, a 3-week session of curling lessons! Take your skills to the ice and learn something new! 

Dates: Sundays, November 20 - December 4

Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Location: Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Ave

Cost: $30


Recreation Curling League  

UBCO Recreation and Kelowna Curling Club are excited to offer a recreation curling league. This is a 3 week league with games once a week on Sunday nights. 

There is room for 12 teams in this league so grab 3 or 4 of your friends and curl on Sunday Nights!

Dates: Sundays, November 20 - December 4

Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Location: Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Ave

Cost: $30


F45 Student Day  

UBCO Recreation has partnered with F45 Kelowna to get you moving! Come and try something new! 

Date: Saturday, November 26

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: F45 Training Kelowna, 1455 Harvey Ave #7

Cost: Free with Pre-registration! 


SpinCo. Student Day  

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

Date & Time: 

  • November 20, 12:00pm
  • November 30, 7:00pm

Location: SpinCo Kelowna, 410 Bernard Ave

Cost: Free with Pre-registration! 


Rock Climbing Lessons   

UBCO Recreation has partnered with Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym to offer rock climbing lessons! Join us for 4 weeks of climbing lessons. 

Date: Fridays, November 18 - December 9 

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

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

Cost: $55


Learn to Dive    

This November, 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: Wednesdays, November 16 - December 7 

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Rutland YMCA, 375 Hartman Rd

Cost: $60


Airhouse Student Drop-Ins    

UBCO Recreation has partnered with Airhouse Sports Academy to offer student rate drop-ins on Thursday nights. Come try something new this semester! 

Date: Every Thursday 

Time: 7:15-8:45pm

Location: Airhouse Sports Academy, 730 McCurdy Rd  

Cost: $21

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