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August 2021 

Hi friends!

Hope you’re all enjoying your summer and finding ways to stay active and healthy in this heat! Luckily, we have some refreshing lakes surrounding us here in the Okanagan to cool off in! I’ve been taking advantage of beautiful (smoky) BC this summer, trying to pack as many activities as possible into my schedule since it’s my first summer living in Kelowna! Biking the Rail Trail and Myra Canyon, kayaking Okanagan Lake, running a 10km with the Learn to Run program, and “running” Berg Lake Trail in a day!

I feel like the summer is only beginning and yet school is returning in just over a month. With that being said, we’ve planned tons of fun IN-PERSON events in August to guarantee you finish the summer off with a bang! Take a look at what we have planned, something is bound to catch your eye – golfing, paddle boarding, rock climbing, squash, pottery painting, and much more!

With everything we’re offering and things opening up again, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. We’re just not used to this much action anymore! Everyone will have their own tolerance for returning to activities as per usual. Take your time, don’t rush. Whenever you’re ready, Recreation will be here for you!

Rebecca Cook

Co-op Recreation Program Leader


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Facilities & Services

Face Coverings:

  • Recommended indoors for individuals that are not yet fully vaccinated (2 weeks post second dose).

Hangar Fitness Centre:

  • Appointments are no longer required, entry is first come, first serve. 
  • Self-Assessments and physical distancing are still required.
  • There will be a Disinfection Closure from 10:30am-11:00am & 3:00pm-3:30pm each day where members will be asked to exit the Hangar.

Locker Rentals:

  • Locker Rentals will be available in August. Rate = $60 from August 1st - April 30th 2022.

Sports Equipment Rentals:

  • Members are now able to rent sports equipment (basketballs, soccer balls, beach volleyballs, frisbees, etc.).

  • To rent sports equipment, please visit our Customer Service Desk.

Day Pass:

  • Day Passes are now available and provide access to: Hangar Fitness Centre, Group Fitness Classes, and Open Gym.

  • To purchase a Day Pass, please visit our Customer Service Desk.

    • Rates = Student - $5 / Staff & Faculty - $7 / Community - $8.



Group Fitness

Group Fitness is back!  We are excited to welcome you back into the studio.  Summer classes run until August 15.

Registration is no longer required. Participation is based on a first come, first served format with a maximum of six participants.

Class Schedule

Also, visit UBCO Recreation’s YouTube channel for recorded workouts!

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 begins on September 7th and runs until April 8th, 2022.

More Information

Personal Training

Personal Training is back! 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.

More Information


On-Campus Events & Programs  

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: Sept 18, 19, 25, 26 & Oct 2

Times: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Where: UBCO Gymnasium - Studio 1

*Participants must attend all sessions to complete the program.

More Information

UBCycles Memberships

Basic Membership provides users access to the UBCycles room and tools during open business hours.

Cost: $10/semester

All Access Membership provides users access to indoor bike lockers, storage lockers, and tools at users convienence.

Cost: $60 semester, $100 academic year, $140 annual year.

More Information

Open Gym

We have officially transitioned from Register & Play to Open Gym! This means registration will no longer be required! 

Participants will be required to check-in at the Customer Service desk before entering the gym. One-on-one is allowed.

Face coverings are recommended for those that are not yet fully vaccinated. Participants may access the facility for open gym anytime there is not a scheduled booking or unscheduled cleaning/maintenance.

Gym Schedule

Heat Summer Volleyball Camps

These fun-filled camps are packed with technical learning and a high volume of contacts to help participants aged 12 to 18 become better volleyball players. Athletes of all skill levels welcome.

Space is still available!

Dates: August 16th-20th and August 23rd-27th
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: UBCO Gymnasium



Off-Campus Events & Programs 

Mini-Golf Tournament

Join us for a night on the ‘mini’ golf course. Teams of 2-4 are welcome to attend.  Don't have a team, sign-up as an Individual and meet some new friends.  Shot Gun start at 5:30pm at 19 Greens. Registration open now!

Date: September 12

Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm

Cost: $11 per golfer!


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.  The program has expanded to include Kelowna or Vernon locations!

Cost: $60 per person

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


Location: Global Fitness & Racquet Centre

Date: Thursdays, Sept 23rd-Oct 28th



Location: Rosters Sports Club

Date: Fridays, Sept 24th-Oct 29th


Intro to Rock Climbing

Learn to climb with 4 fun-filled nights at Beyond The Crux Climbing Gym

Monday Lessons: 

September 20 - October 11 

Wednesday Lessons:

September 22-October 13

Thursday Lessons:

September 23rd - October 14

Cost: $50 (includes equipment rentals)

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym (Finns Road)


Lawn Bowling

Lawn Bowling is a sport that is easy to learn, has very few rules, and doesn't require equipment except Flat Shoes!

Join UBCO Recreation as we partner with the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club to learn the sport of Lawn Bowling. Come check it out!


Session 1: August 11, 18, & 25 

Session 2: September 15, 22, & 29

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club (City Park)

Cost: $45


Nine & Dine at Kelowna Springs

Join us for a night of golf and socialization in a relaxing round of golf. Cost is $38 (tax included) and includes an $11 food voucher to Legends Classic Grill

Tee times start at 5:52 pm and continue at 8-minute intervals until 6:48 pm

Date: August 20th 
Time: 5:52pm-6:48pm
Location: Kelowna Springs Golf Club


SilverStar Downhill Biking

UBCO Student discount on summer downhill biking day passes at SilverStar

Students can pre-purchase tickets by calling the call center 1-800-663-4431.

Must show Student ID upon ticket pick up.

Available Monday – Friday until September 6, 2021

Cost: $54.00 + gst

Day Tickets for Downhill Biking


Bike Park Info


Work of Art Pottery

Learn different painting techniques and designs. Choose from a wide selection of products, such as mugs, bowls, plates, planters, and much more!

Date: August 19th

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Cost: $10 deposit 


Golf Lessons

Group lessons are a great way to learn all aspects of the game with your friends in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. This is open to students, staff & faculty, and family.

4 weeks of lessons on Monday nights.

Date: August 9, 16, 23 & 30

September 6, 13, 20, & 27

Start time: 6:00pm-7:00pm or


Student Lessons: $79.00

Adult/Staff Lessons: $99.00


Paddleboarding Lessons

Get out on the lake this summer with the Okanagan Paddle Centre! They are offering 3 paddleboarding lessons on Sunday afternoons for $65 ($45 for students). Try a new activity or enhance your skills in paddleboarding! 

Date: August 8, 15, & 22 or  September 12, 19, & 26

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Location: Kelowna Paddle Centre


Sign Painting Night

Sign Painting nights are back this fall with Rustic Chalk Decor. Join us in the studio for some creative expression. Choose from a wide selection of designs and paints to personalize your project.

Date: September 9 & 21

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Price: Projects start at $26 plus GST

Location:1974 Moss Ct #102



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