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February 2022 

I enjoy filling these winter months with cozy sweaters, warm drinks and food, and fireside talks. These months also add variety to the activities that I choose to do. I try to get in every ray of sunshine that the Okanagan allows for with winter hikes in fresh snow with friends or pulling my kids around on a sled in my backyard while my dog chases them. Both activities include sweating and plenty of laughter. And when the temperature drops too low, it brings me inside for indoor workouts and walking meetings on the track in the gym throughout the day.

February is Move UBC month, an annual initiative aimed at getting our campus community more active and less sedentary. It is also an opportunity to learn about how to move more, move well, keep moving and move for the planet. I encourage you to discover or re-discover the ways that you enjoy being active throughout this month and be sure to check out the Move UBC calendar for events, programs, and the many ways that you can be active.

Move. Play. Train.

Crystal Westgate, Physical Activity & Wellbeing Coordinator


In this issue:

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Provincial Health Office Update:

  • The Hangar Fitness Centre is OPEN!

  • Face Coverings are mandatory in all indoor common spaces and can be removed once one is engaged in exercise.

  • All individuals must have their BC or Federal Vaccine Card scanned upon entry to the facility. If you would like to store your BC or Federal Vaccine Card in our system so that you don’t need to show it every time, please visit our Customer Service Desk.

Hours of Operation:

Facility Hours: Monday to Friday, 6:45am to 10:00pm

Facility Hours: Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays, 8:00am to 8:00pm

Hours of Operation

Athletics & Recreation Work Experience:

If you’re a diverse, passionate, and active student that’s interested in joining our Athletics & Recreation team, please fill out a Job Application by February 18, 2022.



Season 2 registration dates:      March 1-3

Keep an eye out for some fun new additions to intramurals this winter, including curling and cricket. Old favorites like volleyball, basketball, and futsal (indoor soccer) will also be returning for term 2 leagues.

Learn More

Open Gym

Whenever the gym is not booked for a particular activity, the gym is considered “open” for drop-in sports. Participation in Open Gym requires an active membership. Gym schedules are subject to change without notice, though we do our best to keep the online gym schedule as up to date as possible.

Gym Schedule


CFES Group Fitness Course

This course teaches the practical skills and professional ethics required to be a successful group fitness instructor.

Attendees will learn how to program and plan for all class sections and fitness levels in a safe and caring atmosphere, as well as proper use of space, group formations and/or choreography skills.

Dates: March 12, 13, 19, 20 & 26

Time: 12:00-5:00pm

Location: Studio 1

Cost: $375 (UBC Students)


Personal Training

Looking for a way to stay motivated and reach new goals in 2022? Our Personal Trainers are here to help you stay on track and change up your workout routine. You will be matched with a trainer that will help you with your personal goals. Start-up packages available to get you started!

For more information or to sign-up for your complimentary Hangar Orientation email

Learn More

Group Fitness Classes

Group fitness classes have restarted! Check out our new winter classes, such as Candlelight Pilates, Spin to Survive, Rise & Shine Yoga, Tabata & more. 

Classes are operating on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must have an active Membership or purchase a Day Pass ($5 for students) to attend classes. 

Group Fitness Schedule


Glow Run with Rec

Join UBCO Recreation for a ‘Glow’ Run with Rec to celebrate the kick-off of Move UBC Month!

Register online and meet us outside the Hangar Fitness Centre at 6:00pm for a 3km run/walk on campus. You will be provided with glow sticks at the start of the run.

Date: Tuesday, February 1

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Hangar Fitness Centre


Move UBC Challenge

Join us in a virtual challenge to learn more about physical activity, exercise, what they both mean and how you can lead a more active lifestyle. Getting more movement in your day doesn’t have to be a daunting task! This challenge will guide you through the 24-hour movement guidelines, important factors contributing to your overall health, and more.

Dates: February 1-28


Faculty & Staff Movement Break Challenge

The Move UBC Movement Break Challenge is a fun and inclusive way to break up our sedentary time during our days for Staff and Faculty! 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’ll have a chance to win great prizes!

Dates: February 1-28


Research Roundtable

The Move UBC Research Roundtable will be discussing the intersections of physical activity, climate action, and social justice. UBC is working to create environments where movement is supported and celebrated for all our community members.

Date: February 18

Time: 1:00-2:30pm


Activewear Wednesday

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

Activewear Day occurs every Wednesday in February!

Group Fitness Schedule

Move UBC Wrap Up Walk

Celebrate Move UBC month with a warm beverage, snacks, and door prizes supplied by Recreation as we take a walk through campus.

Date: February 28

Time: 12:00pm



Kickboxing Lessons

Join us for a 5-week session of kickboxing classes in the Hangar. Registration is just $35 for 5 weekly classes. 

Date: Wednesdays, March 9 to April 6

Time: 6:30-7:30pm or 7:45-8:45pm

Location: Studio 1

Cost: $35


Physical Activity Educational Sessions

The Move U Crew will be hosting three physical activity educational sessions throughout the month of February. Participants will learn how to set SMART goals, reduce barriers, and maintain their fitness levels. All events will be help virtually through Zoom and are free to attend. Click the link below to learn more or register!

  • Session 1: Goal Setting & Barriers to Physical Activity

    • Friday, February 4 from 1:00-2:00pm

  • Session 2: Physical Activity Action Planning

    • Friday, February 11 from 1:00-2:00pm

  • Session 3: Physical Activity Maintenance Workshop

    • Friday, February 18 from 1:00-2:00pm


Rope Skipping Lessons

Rope Skipping is a wellness activity that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle and a positive attitude toward physical activity.

Bring a friend and try something new! Register for this 5-week program and learn a fun activity.

Date: Mondays, February 28 to March 28

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Studio 1

Cost: $35



Lead Climbing Course

Learn the skills of lead climbing: proper clipping techniques, belaying, and the use of different belay devices. The class includes all necessary rental equipment (harness, shoes, rope, belay devices), and is taught by certified climbing instructors.

Date: Tuesday, February 8

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym

Cost: $30


Kelowna Rockets Hockey

Purchase your Kelowna Rockets voucher at the Customer Service Desk in the Gymnasium for $20. This deal is available for any game all season long!

Location: Prospera Place

Cost: $20

All vouchers must be redeemed in person at the Select Your Tickets Box Office located at Prospera Place.

Game Schedule

Curling Bonspiel

Join us for a fun evening of curling for beginners & ice connoisseurs alike! Gather your team of 4-6 individuals for an entertaining day of curling. Games consist of 4 ends.

Location: Kelowna Curling Club

Cost: $25 per team

Date: Sunday, February 13

Time: 3:00-7:30pm



Big White Adventure Day

Enjoy a full day of affordable fun at Big White Ski Resort! The bus leaves the UBCO Gym at 7:45am and leaves Big White at 4:00pm. Space is limited, so register soon!

Date: Saturday, March 5

Time: 7:45am-5:00pm


  • $12 Bus Ticket
  • $55 Lift Tickets
  • $40 Rentals (ski or snowboard + helmet)

Registration deadline: February 28


Cross Country Skiing at Telemark

UBCO Recreation is excited to offer Cross-Country Skiing in partnership with Telemark Nordic Club! Please check-in and pay at the hill! Reserve your spot with the registration link below.


  • Day skiing: Sunday, February 13 & March 6
  • Night skiing: Friday, February 11 & 18


  • Day skiing: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Night skiing: 4:00-8:00pm


  • $8 Day pass; $5 Night pass
  • $11 Rentals 


Cross Country Skiing at Sovereign

UBCO Recreation is excited to offer Cross-Country Skiing in partnership with Sovereign Lake! All ski passes will need to be purchased online to reserve your spot and rentals will be purchased at Sovereign when you arrive.


  • Day Skiing: Saturday, February 12 & 26
  • Night Skiing: Wednesday, February 2 & March 2


  • Afternoon Ski: 1:00-5:00pm
  • Night Ski: 4:00-8:00pm


  • $15 Afternoon pass; $10 Night pass
  • $5 Rentals 


SilverStar Student Day

Enjoy a full day of affordable fun at SilverStar Ski Resort. The bus departs the UBCO Gym at 7:45am and leaves SilverStar at 4:00pm to return to campus by 5:00pm. Space is limited so register soon!

Date: Sunday, February 6

Time: 7:45am-5:00pm


  • $12 Bus Ticket
  • $55 Lift Tickets
  • $30 Rentals (ski or snowboard + helmet)
  • $30 1/2 Day Lesson (no equipment included)

Registration deadline: January 31 at noon