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February 18th, 2021

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Virtual events and programs

Cooking Classes with Sam 

Date: Tuesdays February 23rd - March 16th 
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Zoom

Follow along with live, easy instruction, through the comfort of your own home!  Sam will create a list of ingredients you will need for each class. You will need to purchase the ingredients for this program. Meals include Lasagna, Tomato Rice Soup, Pesto Gnocchi, and Ratatouille! Program registration is $20 which includes all four classes. 

Register now

Virtual Fitness Classes

While we adjust to new routines due to physical distancing measures, it is important to stay active for your physical and mental health. We are offering free virtual classes to provide a convenient way to move your body and revitalize your spirit while working and studying from home. Check out our fitness page (below) for live and recorded classes! 

Check out the UBCO Recreation Youtube Channel with recorded group fitness classes!

Virtual Fitness Schedule

Physical Activity Coaching 

Online coaching sessions will be 30 minutes set in a time that fits into your day. Coaching sessions help to break down barriers, set goals and suggest ways to fit activity into your schedule. Sessions are free and open to all of our UBC community. 


Ergo Your Posture 

Date: February 17th - April 28th
Time: 10 - 10:15 AM
Location: Zoom 

Reset your posture with 15 minutes of exercises and stretches every Wednesday at 10am. 

Sign up for calendar invites for the Zoom link and weekly reminders. No registrations required.

More Info

Ice Cream Party! 

Date: March 11th 

Time: 6 PM

Location: Zoom 

Decorate your own ice cream sundae to socialize and destress from midterms. The first 24 people to register in Canada will receive an ice cream decorating kit with UBCO ICC and UBCO Rec swag! It’s free to register and by attending you have the chance to win gift cards to your favourite ice cream shop!

Register Now!

Esport Game Night: Rumble in the Jungle! 

Date: March 13th 
Time: 6:30 PM 
Location: UBCO Esport Discord Server

UBCO Recreation is partnering with UBCO Esport Club. Get a group of friends together and join us online for some great socialization.


DIY Wood Sign 

Date: March 17th 
Time: 7 - 8:30 PM 
Location: Zoom 

Join Rustic Chalk Decor for a fun night of painting! 


Lunch & Lift 

Date: March 24th & April 21st 
Time: 12 - 1 PM
Location: Zoom 

Lunch & Lift is a series of free 2-in-1 interactive wellbeing workshops consisting of a 30-minute movement class, followed by a 30-minute interactive wellbeing session facilitated by a UBC wellbeing professional.



Off-campus events and programs

Cross-Country Skiing

Date: March 5th
Time: 4 - 9 PM
Location: Telemark Nordic Club

Cost: Ski rentals - $11.00; Ski pass - $5.00

All ski passes and rentals must be purchased at the hill when you arrive, but you can pre-book your spot! Telemark is located in West Kelowna, 9 kilometers up Glenrosa Road, on paved and plowed road.



On-Campus Events & Programs

Badminton Ladder

Date: Jan 25th - April 26th 

Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: Gymnasium

Join us for the Winter Badminton Ladder. This will provide you with friendly competition to improve your skills and meet new people.

Open to UBCO Staff & Faculty and Students.


Yoga Classes

We are now offering in-person yoga classes! Classes are offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Check the schedule to view classes! These classes are also offered virtually.

Reserve your spot

Hangar Fitness & Wellness Centre

Yes! The Hangar is still open! There are precautionary COVID-19 measures put in place which can be learned about here

All individuals entering the facility will be required to wear a face covering, including during activities. Please complete your COVID-19 Self-Assessment before visiting the gym.

Bookings open 7 days in advance and must be reserved 24 hours in advance to your appointment. Book appointments early as time slots are limited! 

If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment time, please cancel online (if >24 hours in advance) or by phone (if <24 hours in advance) so we can accomodate other members. Instructions to cancel online are on your receipt. 

Staff/Faculty/Alumni Membership 

Student Membership 


UBCycles is a hub for all biking activities on UBC’s Okanagan campus. UBCycles offers short-term and long-term rentals, workshops for a variety of skill levels, and tools for bike repairs. Currently UBCycles is available by appointment only. Book here.

Learn More

Register & Play 

Our Register & Play opportunities will get you into the gymnasium where you can borrow sports equipment for recreation during scheduled supervised times.

  • Participants must have a valid membership for the Hangar Fitness Centre to access the gymnasium.
  • An Intramural Sport Manager will be in the gymnasium (Intramural Office on South Court) where you’re able to borrow sports equipment. Note: your student card is required to borrow equipment.

Due to COVID-19, we are not allowing ‘drop-ins’, all activities in the gymnasium must be pre-booked and all participants must wear masks. 

Register now

Highlighted Events:


Staff & Faculty Movement Challenge

  • A fun, simple challenge to reduce sedentary time and increase daily activity!
  • Submit your movement breaks here before February 28th to be entered to win great prizes!  


Active Wear Wednesdays 

  • Enjoy free coffee from Starbucks Airport Way between 8-10am on February 24th by simply wearing your active wear.
  • Please be sure to wear a mask, observe social and physical distancing, and comply with all Provincial Health Orders.
  • More info


Three-Minute Thesis

  • Tune in to hear about up-and-coming research in the field of physical activity from UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan.
  • Friday, February 19th from 12-1:30pm.
  • Register 


Wellbeing Challenge

  • Join the Wellbeing Challenge – a celebration of movement that invites you to explore opportunities to move more, move well, and move anywhere!
  • February 22nd - March 5th
  • Learn more


Decolonizing Physical Activity & Sport

  • Move UBC is hosting a panel to bring awareness to how physical activity and sport can be decolonized for Move UBC month.
  • Learn how to promote sport and physical activity within Indigenous communities.
  • February 26th at 12-1:30pm
  • Register


Check out more events on the MoveU Calendar

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