Off-Campus Events & Partnerships


lead rock climbing course

Tuesday,  February 8 from 6:30-8:30pm

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.

Participants must be able to climb a grade of 5.9 or higher, be a competent top rope belayer, and have taken a Level 1 or Top Rope course in the last 2 years.

Cost: $30 

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym

Register for Feb 8


Rock climbing Lessons

Monday January 24 to February 14

Wednesday January 26 to February 16

Thursday January 27 to February 17 

Friday January 28 to February 18

Lessons run from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The cost is $50 and includes four lessons, rental equipment (harness and shoes), and instruction by certified climbing instructors.

Learn to climb with 4 fun-filled nights at Beyond The Crux Climbing Gym. At the conclusion of this course, you will feel comfortable and confident at the climbing gym and be able to top-rope climb without instruction/supervision.



learn to play squash

Session 1:

  • Thursdays in Kelowna: January 27 to March 3
  • Fridays in Vernon: January 28 to March 4

Session 2:

  • Thursdays in Kelowna: March 10 to April 7
  • Fridays in Vernon: March 11 to April 15

Time: 6:45-7:45pm or 8:00-9:00pm

Learn to play squash with Squash BC Post-Secondary Program! Includes 6 weeks of squash lessons at Rosters Sports Club in Vernon or Global Fitness & Racquet Centre in Kelowna.

Cost = $60 for 6 lessons



Kelowna Rockets hockey tickets

Purchase your Kelowna Rockets voucher at the Customer Service Desk in the Gymnasium for $20 ($10 off regular priced tickets). This deal is available for any game all season long!

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

Location: Prospera Place

Cost: $20

Game Schedule



Curling Programs:

Learn to curl

Sunday, January 23 to February 6 from 5:00 to 7:30pm

Join UBCO Recreation in a Learn to Curl program.  Three nights of instruction, equipment and games.  Bring your friends for a fun night on the ice.

Location: Kelowna Curling Club

Cost: $15.00

Click here for directions to the Kelowna Curling Club. The most direct bus route from campus is the 6 or 97 to the Downtown Queensway Exchange. Then walk or take the 2 bus route to the Kelowna Curling Club.





gymnastics lessons

Fridays, January 28 to February 18 from 6:15-7:45pm

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

This is a 4 week program being offered from 6:15pm-7:45pm on Fridays starting January 28-February 18, 2022. Grab your friends and spend sometime in the gym!

Cost: $60



curling bonspiel

February 13 from 3:00-7:30pm

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.

*participants will need to find their own transportation to and from the event.

Location: Kelowna Curling Club (551 Recreation Avenue, Kelowna BC V1Y 7V5)

Cost: $25 per team