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January 2024 

In this issue:

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  • UBCO Recreation Affordability Fund - Interested in participating in some of our off-campus programming, but experiencing financial barriers? The UBCO Recreation Affordability fund is available to help reduce the cost of our off-campus programs! Students can apply by filling out a quick application to receive a one-time use coupon to apply to the off-campus program of their choice. Learn more here!

  • Move UBC Grants – Looking to host an event or initiative that gets our UBC Okanagan community moving but need some funds to help make it happen? Grants are available for UBC students, faculty and staff planning events that support the wellbeing of our community by moving more! Grant applications will close when funds have been fully allocated. Click here to learn more.


Free Fitness Week

January 8-14, 2024 come and check out our new Winter Group Fitness Schedule, access the Hangar Fitness Centre, or access open-gym time for free during Free Fitness Week! We are excited to have some new classes and instructors for the winter term. Get in a routine early to crush your 2024 Goals!

Group Fitness Schedule (Winter)

Introducing New Personal Trainers to UBCO Recreation:

Stick to your goals by working with one of the UBCO Recreation Personal Trainers. Reese and Lachlan are available to work with you, hold you accountable and help you see results this year. Purchase a start-up package and get started today.

Learn more here!

NEW to UBCO Recreation: Small Group Training.

Are you and a few friends looking for a way to crush your goals but need some guidance. Come and check out small group training with a personal trainer. This training is available for 2-4 people. You commit to 10 personal training sessions with your trainer and will split the cost with your group. For more information, please reach out to Jennifer Callow at

Lululemon Mirror

Did you know that UBCO Recreation has a Lululemon Mirror in Studio 1. Starting in November 2023, Lululemon and Peloton have partnered to bring a new future of fitness. The Mirror has over 10,000 workouts ready when you are! All your workout needs with the push of a button! Available whenever there isn’t a class in Studio 1.

Get Caught working out with the Mirror in 2024 to win some great Lululemon Swag!

CFES Group Fitness Training Course

Coming in January! Want to become a group fitness instructor, now is your chance. Join Maria as she teaches the practical skill and professional ethics required to be a successful group fitness instructor.

Dates: January 14, 20, 21 and January 21, 27 & 28

Time: 9am-2pm

Location: Hangar Fitness Centre



Register and Play Sports

Join other volleyball or badminton enthusiasts weekly during self-reffed games focusing on fun and participation. A moderate level of competition is to be expected. Those new to the sport are welcome to join.

Volleyball Dates: Thursdays, January 11-February 15, 5-6:30pm

Cost: $15


Badminton Dates: Thursdays, January 11- April 11, 2 - 3:30pm

Cost: $15


Intramural Sports: Term 2, Season 1 Curling – welcome to all students, staff and faculty

Location: Kelowna Curling Club

Dates: Sundays, January 21 - March 24; no play Feb 18 or 25

Time: 5 - 7pm

Cost: $15


Intramural Sports: Term 2, Season 1 Cornhole

Location: Mezzanine of Gymnasium

Dates: Sundays, January 14 -February 11

Time: 4 - 8pm

Cost: $15


Intramural Sports Lottery Registration Term 2, Season 2

SAVE THE DATE! February 1 - 11

Learn More


Salsa and Bachata

Join us for 5-weeks of Salsa and Bachata Lessons with Carlos!

Dates: January 18, 25, February 1, 8 & 15

Location: Studio 1, Lower Hangar


Level 1:  7:00 - 8:00 pm

Level 2: 8:10 - 9:10 pm (must take Level 1 prior to Level 2 partner class)

Cost: $55



Join us for a 5-week session of kickboxing classes at the UBC Okanagan Gymnasium. Registration is just $55 for 5 weekly classes. This price can't be beat and is only available when purchased in advance through UBCO Recreation. There are limited spots available so sign up today!

Date: January 17-February 7

Location: Studio 1, Lower Hangar

Times: 6:30 - 7:30pm; 7:45 - 8:45pm

Cost: $55



SpinCo. Student Day

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

Dates & Times: 

January 24 7:00 - 8:00pm

Location: SpinCo Kelowna, 410 Bernard Ave

Cost: FREE


Orangetheory Fitness

Join UBCO Athletics and Recreation at Orange Theory Fitness!

February Date Coming Soon

Where: Orange Theory Fitness

590 KLO Road #115, Kelowna, BC V1Y 7S2

Cost: FREE

Registration Opening Soon

Mad Katz Boxing & Fitness

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with Mad Katz Boxing for 5 weeks of boxing lessons!

Dates: Tuesdays, January 16, 23, February 6 & 13

Time: 7:15 - 8:30 pm

Location: Mad Katz Boxing 1934 Evergreen Ct #3, Kelowna, BC V1Y 7S9

Cost: $60.00


Aerial Silks

Join UBCO Recreation in partnership with Peak Aerial Fitness for 4 weeks of aerial lessons!

Dates: Mondays, January 22, 29, February 5 & 12

Time: 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: Peak Aerial Fitness1625 Dilworth Drive, Unit 208, Kelowna BC V1Y 7V3

Cost: $75.00


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 for a lesson and free play in the park.

Dates: January 24, 31, February 7 & 14

Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm

Location: Airhouse Sports Academy, 730 McCurdy Rd

Cost: $65



UBC Recreation has partnered with the Kelowna Gymnastix to offer a gymnastics program for students and staff! Join us on Friday nights for a short lesson and free play in the gym.

Dates: January 19, 26, February 2 & 9

Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm

Location: Kelowna Gymnastics Club, 1891 Springfield Road #225, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V5

Cost: $70.00


Learn to Play Squash

UBCO Recreation is excited to bring back our UBCO Learn to Play Squash program in partnership with Squash BC and Global Fitness & Racquet Centre.

Program includes 4 weeks of lessons with a certified squash instructor, equipment rentals, 4 week membership & Squash BC Recreational Membership.

When: January

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

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

Cost: $60.00

Registration Opening Soon

Learn to Curl

Join UBCO Athletics and Recreation in partnership with the Kelowna Curling for Learn to Curl! Join this 4-week program which includes 3 weeks of lessons and 2 weeks of open curling play. Take your skills to the ice!

Dates: January 21, 28, February 4 & 11

Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm

Cost: $20.00 per person


Springboard Diving Lessons

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!

Dates and Locations: 

Tuesday, January 23, 30, February 6 & 13 at H20

Wednsdays, January 24, 31, February 7 & 14 at Rutland Family YMCA

Time: 7:15 - 8:30pm

Cost: $75.00


Rock Climbing

Learn to climb with 4 fun-filled nights at Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym - each night is a 1.5 hour session on Mondays. At the end of this course, you will feel comfortable and confident at the climbing gym and top rope climb without instruction/supervision.

Dates: January 22, 29, February 5 & 12

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym; 685 Finns Rd #5, Kelowna, BC V1X 5B7

Cost: $60.00



Skiing & Snowboarding

Telemark Nordic Club


Night Skiing opens from 4:00-8:00pm. Day Ski opens at 1:00-5:00pm.

Register with the link below to reserve your spot and all passes and rentals will be purchased at the hill. Snowshoeing is available for all UBCO Ski Days.


  • Jan 21 Day
  • Jan 25 Night
  • Feb 1 Night
  • Feb 11 Day
  • Feb 16 Night
  • March 2 Day
  • March 7 Night
  • March 13 Night

Cost: Skiing: Night Pass: $5.00 , Day Pass: $9.00 , Rentals $11.00 , Classic $13.00

Snowshoeing: Day or Night Pass $5.00 , Rentals $8.00


Sovereign Lake Nordic Club

Night Skiing opens from 4-8pm. Day Ski Opens from 8:00am-4:00pm. You need to purchase your Ski Pass online and use the discount code: UBCO-DayTicket(24) (discount code available 5 days prior to UBCO Ski Days.


  • Jan 15 Night
  • Feb 1 Night
  • Feb 10 Day
  • Feb 25 Day
  • Feb 29 Night
  • March 10 Day

Cost: Rentals $5.00


Big White Ski Day

Register for the Bus or No Bus option to get to the hill. UBCO Ski Day is the best way to enjoy a day of skiing with your friends! Register early to secure your spot. registration Deadline: January 29 at noon.

February 3, 2024

Costs: $25 Bus Ticket, $88.00 Lift Ticket, $55.00 Rentals or $67.00 Lesson Package available for Big White Ski Day.

Registration Deadline: January 29 at noon.


SilverStar Ski Day

Join UBCO Recreation for a great day of skiing at SilverStar! Reserve your spot early and make a plan to meet us at the hill.

January 27, 2024

Costs: $25.00 Bus Ticket, $70.00 Lift Ticket, $45.00 Rentals or $45.00 Lessons Packages available for SilverStar Ski Day.

Registration Deadline: January 22, 2024!