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October 2021 

Happy Fall! Welcome to the season of cozy sweaters, warm lattes & teas, and crisp autumn air. It's a lovely time of year, when the days are still long enough to do evening activities and warm enough to participate in summer activities. The cooler weather often brings me indoors for fitness & yoga  classes, which I am extremely happy to say that Group Fitness classes have been up and running since Sept. 20! 

While midterm season is upon us with the commencement of fall, I hope you find solace in the events and programs we have in store to keep you entertained during your much needed midterm breaks. Go green by biking to work/school with GoByBike week, give Disc Golf a chance, make a new bestie at group fitness, and enter a team into the race of the season - Dirty Dash! 

Move. Play. Train.


Communications & Events Assistant 


In this issue:

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COVID-19 Update

  • As of September 13th, all individuals entering the facility will be required to show proof of their first dose of vaccine. Proof of full vaccination will be required by October 24th. Click here to visit our COVID-19 Response page for more details about the BC Vaccine Card requirements. 
  • Face coverings are required for individuals until actively involved in exercise, including in common spaces.

Facilities & Services:

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Friday: 6:45am - 10:00pm
  • Weekends & Holidays: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Facilities are open from 8:00am - 8:00pm for the holidays on September 30 & October 11.

Hangar Fitness Centre:

  • Appointments are no longer required to use the Hangar facilities.
  • Self-Assessments are still required.

BC Self-Assessment Tool


Register & Play 

Looking to set a regular, physical activity routine or just want to know there will be some others to play “drop-in” sports with on a regular basis? Register & Play is a great option for people looking to play semi-organized sport in a recreational setting on a regular, weekly basis. $10 per person for a one hour time slot, weekly. There has been a lot of interest in this new program and spaces are filling up quickly. Register today!

 Available sports and sessions:

  • Volleyball: Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00pm & Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00pm

  • Basketball: Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00pm

Learn more


Registration for new teams is now closed, however, students are welcome to join existing teams until October 8!

Intramurals Page


Group Fitness

We are excited to offer group fitness classes in-person again! Check out the Group Fitness page to browse the variety of classes offered and find the right classes for you.

Classes are operating on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must have an active Hangar Membership or purchase a day pass to attend classes. Day passes cost $5 for students. 

Fully vaccinated members are eligible to participate in any group fitness class.

Partially vaccinated members are eligible to participate in low-intensity yoga classes. 

Group Fitness Page

Fitness Instructor Highlight

Meet Maria, one of our amazing fitness instructors! Maria has been teaching with us for three years now and always has fun, energizing, and sweaty workouts in store. Give one of her workouts a try by selecting from the variety of classes below. Or check out the fitness schedule on the Group Fitness page.

Fitness Classes: Bums & Tums, Jungle Gym Tabata, Sweat & Flow, Sweat & Sculpt, TGIF Spin, and Spun out Spin.

R100 Workout Challenge

Start your semester off right with the R100 Workout Challenge. Can you complete 100 workouts over the Academic Year? Are you up for the challenge? 

A minimum 30-minute workout or activity is suggested to complete your activity for the day. You can choose to workout in the Hangar, attend a Group Fitness Class, participate on an Intramural team or drop-in to shoot hoops. How you stay active is up to you.

You must check-in or scan your membership card at the Customer Service Desk or Hangar Fitness Centre for the workout or activity to be documented on your account. Only one workout or activity will count per day. Participants must have a valid membership to take part in the R100 Workout Challenge.

R100 Workout Challenge started on September 7 and runs until April 8, 2022. 

Learn more

Personal Training Corner

Meet Malcolm! One of our personal trainers and fitness instructors. Malcolm is experienced training a wide range of training interests. Whether that be strength & conditioning, weight loss, or fall prevention and rehabilitation, he will work with you to provide the best training plan possible. 

Start-up Package

Choose between single sessions, start-up packages, 4-8 week programs, and more, there is something for everyone!

For more information or to purchase a package, click the button below.

Book your Session Today


2021 Fall Dirty Dash

Residence Life and UBCO Recreation have partnered once again to offer this exciting event. Each team will receive four $5 food truck vouchers at race check-in the day of the event. There will also be prizes for best dressed, most-spirited, and most efficient team!

Date: Monday, October 15

Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm

Location: Start/End between UNC & Fipke Buildings

Cost: $20/team

*Maximum of four people per team.


CFES Group Fitness Course

Want to become a Group Fitness Instructor? This course teaches the practical skills and professional ethics required to be a successful group fitness instructor. Attendees will learn how to program plan for all class sections and fitness levels in a safe and caring atmosphere. This course will provide ample teaching opportunities throughout the course itself and supplemental practicum components.

Course Dates: October 16, 17, 23, 24, & 30

Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Location TBD

Cost: $425

*Participants must attend all sessions to complete the program.

Learn more

UBCycles Events

Trail Riding Series

Discover the outdoors with UBCycles while you explore 6 fun filled trail rides at a variety of biking locations around Kelowna. 

Date: Saturdays, September 18 - October 23

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm


GoByBike Week

Ride your bike to work, for fun, for exercise, to stretch your legs between meetings, to clear your mind – no matter the reason, just ride and make sure to log your rides to be eligible to win prizes! Join the UBCO Recreation Team with the link below. 

Dates: September 27 - October 10


Join us from 7:00am - 9:00am on Tuesday, September 28 for a celebration station in front of the Administration Building near the bike maintenance station. Celebrate cycling, receive snacks, prizes, and UBCycles services! 

Physical Activity Mentorship Program 

If you are interested in improving your mental and physical health or would like learn how to get active, this 8-week interactive program is for you! This program includes a variety of educational topics and private group physical activity sessions to experience a variety of Recreation programs and facilities. A physical activity mentor will lead group sessions and will individually check in with each participant weekly to guide them through their physical activity journey. Register by October 1!

Start date: Week of Oct 4 - 8

Cost: FREE

Location: In-person and Virtual options

Learn more


Learn to Play Squash

UBCO Recreation has partnered with Squash BC for their Post-Secondary Learn to Play Squash Program.  This is a 6-week program that includes coaching, equipment and your facility membership. 

Cost: $60 per person

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

Location: Rosters Sports Club (Vernon)

Date: Fridays, September 24 - October 29


Lunch & Lift

Lunch & Lift is a free 2-in-1 interactive wellbeing workshop consisting of a 30-minute fitness class, followed by a 30-minute interactive wellbeing session facilitated by a UBC wellbeing professional. This session will be focused on Digital Eye Strain & Visual Ergonomics!

Date: Wednesday, October 27

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Location: Online Delivery 



Disc Golf Lessons

Come on down to Knox Mountain Disc Golf Course on Monday nights to learn a new activity and improve your frisbee skills! The cost is only $35.00 for 4 lessons. Bring your friends or sign up as an individual and meet new people!

Date: October 4, 11, 18 & 25

Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm

Location: Knox Mountain Park