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February 2023 

Happy February! This month is my favorite month of the year because it’s Move UBC month, which is an annual campus-wide initiative to promote physical activity at UBCO. There are a wide range of events and activities for all UBCO students, staff and faculty. To kick off this month we have a Glow Run with Rec on February 1st on campus. Bring your friends out, get some movement in, and show off your style with glow sticks! The Move U Crew will also be hosting a hot chocolate walk on February 6th and they will also host a Move UBC information booth with prizes every Thursday in February in Nechako. All Move UBC events in February can be found on the Move UBC Calendar.

Come and also check out some of our fun off-campus activities with Recreation! We have SilverStar Student Day and Big White Adventure Day coming up with options that include transportation, lift-tickets, rentals and lessons. These events are great to get some downhill skiing in whether you’re a novice or advanced skier.

This month, I encourage you to try something new with Recreation, whether that be attending Cosmic Bowling or participating in a Move UBC event! There is always something fun to do and I look forward to seeing how you incorporate movement into your day.

All the best.

Brianna Tsui
Physical Activity & Wellbeing Coordinator

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  • February Hours of Operation
  • Lockers

    • Lockers are available for a reduced fee! $40 from now until April 30, 2023. Reserve your locker by visiting the Customer Service Desk!

  • Winter Term Hangar Memberships
    • Winter Term memberships are valid from now until April 30,2023 and can be purchased online or at the Customer Service desk.

    • Learn More

  • Athletics & Rec Student Employment Applications  
    • Are you interested in working at the Hangar, at Varsity events, or for Intramurals sports? Applications for student staff opportunities in Athletics and Recreation for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open! Please note applications close February 20th, 2023 at 11:59pm.

    • Learn More


Intramurals Sports Lottery Registration

The Intramural Sports Term 2 Season 2 Lottery Registration is happening next week! This is your last chance this academic year to stay active, make friends, and have some fun with intramural sports! 

Dates: Lottery open Febraury 6 - 10 

Learn More


Move UBC Events

Move UBC: Glow Run with Rec 

Join UBCO Recreation for a Glow Run and help us celebrate the kick-off of Move UBC Month. 

Register online and meet us outside the Hangar Fitness Centre for a 3 km run/walk on campus. You will be provided with glow sticks and fun at the start of the race. 

Date: Wednesday, February 1

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Meeting at Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: Free


Move UBC: Faculty and Staff Movement Break Challenge

This is a fun and inclusive way to break up our sedentary time during our days for Faculty and Staff! This challenge invites you to plan for, implement, and engage with movement during your day to increase your faculty, department, or unit's total movement breaks. The best part? It's free, simple, and you have a chance to win great prizes! 

Dates: February 1 - 28


Move UBC: Hot Chocolate Walk

Join the Move U Crew for a hot chocolate walk with mini physical activity challenges on campus! 

Date: Monday, February 6

Time: 12:00pm

Location: Meeting at Picnic (UNC 122) 

Cost: Free


Move UBC: Activewear Wednesdays

Wear your activewear on Wednesdays and receive complimentary access to all group fitness classes on those days. 

Date: Every Wednesday in February 

Group Fitness Schedule


Move UBC: Physical Activity Education Sessions

Join the Move U Crew for education sessions to help you with physical activity goal setting, action plan development and maintenance to help you achieve your physical activity goals! 

Date: Wednesdays, February 1, 8, and 15 

Time: 12:00pm

Location: LIB 106 (Library Flex Space) 

Cost: Free 

Learn More

Move UBC: Research Roundtable on Anti-Racism and Lateral Allyship

Join us for this conversation on Anti-Racism and Lateral Allyship (support across BIPOC identities) in Physical Activity and Sport in Canada and hear from diverse perspectives in this important conversation. Tune in virtually for the Research Roundtable discussion, and come join us for an in-person workshop afterwards! Light refreshments will be provided at the workshop. 

Date: Thursday, February 23


  • Virtual event: 9:00am-11:00am
  • In-person workshop: 11:30am-12:30pm

Location: Picnic (UNC 122) for the in-person portion

Cost: Free 

Learn More

Move UBC: Pit Stop

Celebrate Move UBC month with a warm beverage, snacks and door prizes. Please bring a donation for the United Way. 

Date: Tuesday, February 28

Time: 10:00-11:00am

Location: Upper lobby of the gymnasium 

Cost: $2 suggested donation

Learn More

Group Fitness Classes

Check out our February 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. Register now and we will credit you for your workouts from September 2022 onward! 

Cost: $5.00 



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 recieve guidance on developing a physical activity plan that works for you! Come find our physical activity coaches at the Residence Wellness Hub in Nechako for these drop-in sessions or to visit our info booth, same time and location! 

Dates: Every Thursday 

Times: Drop-in between 4:00-7:00pm

Location: NHC 251

Cost: Free

Learn More

UBCycles New Location Opening

Come and visit UBCycles new location in Nechako! UBCycles has you covered for bike maintenance, bike rentals, and basic memberships providing access to bike tools. UBCycles is also offering low-cost tune ups for you to get ready for spring riding.

Location: NHC 291


  • Bike Rentals: $20/day, $40/week. $60/month

  • Basic Tune Up: $50

  • Enhanced Tune Up: $75

Learn More

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, March 1 - 29

Time: 7:45-8:45pm

Location: Studio 1, Lower Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40


Latin Dance: Level 1 

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

Dates: Thursdays, March 2 - 30

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40


Latin Dance: Level 2 

UBCO Recreation is excited to bring you a NEW Level 2 Latin Dance class. This is a partner class where you will learn to dance together. You need to register with a partner for this 5 week program.

Dates: Thursdays, March 2 - 30

Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Studio 1, Hangar Fitness Centre

Cost: $40 each


Register & Play: Faculty and Staff Pickleball  

Join UBCO Recreation for free Pickleball on your lunch breaks! 

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays through the month of February 

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Location: UBCO Gymnasium 

Cost: free with pre-registration



Skating at Stuart Park 

Enjoy a night of outdoor ice skating at Stuart Park. Bring your friends and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies during your skate.

Dates available: 

  • Friday, February 3
  • Saturday, February 11
  • Friday, March 3

Time: 6:30-7:35pm

Location: Stuart Park, 1430 Water St.

Cost: Free

  • Skate Rentals: $5.00. Rentals are available first come, first served on the day of skating through BLADZ 


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

Dates: Tuesdays, February 28 - March 28

Time: 7:15-8:30pm

Location: Mad Katz Boxing, 1934 Evergreen Ct #3

Cost: $55


Cross-Country Skiing  

UBCO Recreation is excited to offer Cross-Country Skiing! Enjoy day, afternoon, and night skiing at Telemark and at Sovereign Lake! 


  • Wednesday, February 1, 4:00-8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 11, 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursday, February 16, 4:00-8:00pm

Sovereign Lake:

  • Wednesday, February 2, 4:00-8:00pm
  • Sunday, February 12, 1:00-5:00pm
  • Sunday, February 26, 1:00-5:00pm

Cost: prices vary by time & location

  • cost of rentals is extra

*participants must pre-register in order to receive the UBCO Recreation Rate the day of the ski event.


Rock Climbing Lessons    

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with Beyond the Crux climbing gym for rock climbing lessons this winter! Lessons are running on multiple weeknights so chose a day of the week that works with your schedule and come join us for 4 weeks of lessons! 

Dates: March 6 - 31 (dates vary depending on choice of week day) 

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

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

Cost: $55


Lead Rock Climbing Course

Learn the requirement to lead climb indoors: proper clipping, belay techniques & proper use of different belay devices. The class includes rental equipment and instruction by certified climbing instructors. 

Level 2 Lead Course Requirements:

  • Completed Level 1 or Learn to Climb program with UBC in the past 2 years, OR
  • Be able to climb a 5.9 or higher (if they have no top rope belay experience, they cannot do a lead course)

Dates available: 

  • Tuesday, February 7 
  • Tuesday, March 14

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

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

Cost: $50


Big White Adventure Day 

Enjoy an affordable day of fun at Big White Ski Resort. Open to students, faculty, and staff! 

Date: Saturday, March 4

Location: Big White Ski Resort 


  • $62 Lift Tickets
  • $47 Rentals (ski or snowboard + helmet)
  • $20 Bus Tickets
  • $57 2-hour lesson
  • $125 Beginner Discorvery (1 lesson, rentals, and beginner lift ticket) 
  • $157 Full Beginner Discovery (2 lessons, rentals, and beginner lift ticket) 


SilverStar Student Day 

Enjoy an affordable day of fun at SilverStar Mountain Resort. The prices can’t be beat and are only available when purchased in advance through UBC Recreation. 

Date: Saturday, February 4

Location: SilverStar Mountain Resort


  • $20 Bus Tickets
  • $68 Lift Tickets
  • $45 Rentals (ski or snowboard and helmet)
  • $45 Two-Hour Lesson only (no equipment included, lesson starts at 10:00am)


SilverStar Shuttle  

Okanagan Concierge is offering a shuttle service for students every weekend from the UBCO Campus to SilverStar Mountain Resort. Register to secure your spot now! 

Location: SilverStar Mountain Resort 

Cost: $20 


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.

Dates: Wednesdays, March 8 - 29

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Airhouse Sports Academy, 730 McCurdy Rd

Cost: $65



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

Dates: Fridays, March 10 - 31

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Kelowna Gymnastix, #225 1891 Springfield Road

Cost: $60


Curling Bonspiel 2023

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with the Kelowna Curling for the 2023 Curling Bonspiel! This fun day of curling is for beginners & ice connoisseurs alike! Gather your team of 4-6 individuals for an entertaining day of curling. Games consist of 4 ends.

Date: Sunday, March 19 

Time: 2:00-7:00pm

Location: Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Ave

Cost: $25 per team


Learn to Play Squash 

UBCO has partnered with Global Fitness & Racquet Centre in Kelowna to put on this unbelievable Learn to Play Squash program. 

Dates: Thursdays, March 9 - 30 

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

Location: Global Fitness & Racquet Centre Kelowna, 1574 Harvey Ave

Cost: $40


Cosmic Bowling  

Join UBCO Recreation for Cosmic Bowling at McCurdy Bowling Centre! Choose a date and time, and register a team for a night of fun! 

Dates available: 

  • Friday, February 10, 7:00-8:00pm or 8:00-9:00pm
  • Friday, March 10, 7:00-8:00pm or 8:00-9:00pm

Location: McCurdy Bowling Centre, 948 McCurdy Rd

Cost: $50 per team


Free Workout Days: Orange Theory, SpinCo, and F45

Join UBCO Recreation for free workouts with our community partners: Orange Theory, SpinCo., and F45!

Dates: February dates coming soon; check website for updates! 

Cost: free with pre-registration!