Special Events

Our annual and special events are open for participation from both the Edmonton community and the University of Alberta student community.

Winter 2023 Semester Hours 

The Van Vliet Complex and Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre hours are:

Monday to Friday 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Statutory Holidays 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Wilson Climbing Centre hours are:

Monday to Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday 12 - 6 p.m.
Statutory Holidays 12 - 6 p.m.

Aquatic Centre hours are can be found in the link below:

Aquatic Hours

Dive-in Movie

Wednesday, March 1 2023 | 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Join us for a relaxing movie night with your friends. All you need to bring is yourself and a swimsuit! Movie, popcorn and snacks are free to all U of A Students. Participants can view Disney classic Finding Nemo from an inner tube in the pool (spots are limited) or from the bleachers.

Sign-in begins at 7:30 p.m. and movie starts at 8:00 p.m. 

Be sure to bring a valid U of A ONEcard!

Registration deadline: March 1, 7:30 p.m.

Register here

Happy Hour

Friday, March 3 2023 | 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate fitness and use it as a stress reliever at the end of the week! Redefine your Happy Hour with this drop-in event that will feature the many different wellness activities and programs our Fitness Team has to offer!

Enjoy working out to a live DJ, learn new fitness fitness and climbing exercises, and win prizes by completing fitness challenges!


Board Game Den Intramurals

Winter Semester

Campus and Community Recreation new Board Game Den is a place where students and staff can sit down, and enjoy board games, card games and old childhood favourites.   
Check out our monthly winter semester intramurals!

Ticket to Ride February 5, 2023

Settlers of Catan March 5, 2023

King of Tokyo April 2, 2023

Wellness Wednesday

Wednesday, March 8 2023 | 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.

Join us with some interactive games and discussion surrounding nutrition and healthy eating. Get back to the basics and uncover what is actually healthy as opposed to the latest fad diet. Discover the WHAT, WHY, and HOW of your food choices and have a chance at winning a $25 Safeway gift card!

This course is offered as a hybrid course - you can participate in-person or virtually.

Registration deadline: March 8, 12:00 p.m.

Register here

Cross-Stitch Night

Wednesday, March 8 2023 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Always wanted to try cross-stitch and never known how? Or maybe you want to jazz up your living space with some cute DIY art! Join us for a night of fun as you learn basic cross-stitch techniques and create a chosen design in the company of some new friends!

This course is offered as a hybrid course - you can participate in-person or virtually.
Pick-up of Cross-Stitch Night kit will be from the Van Vliet Complex on the day of the Cross-Stitch Night - March 8th

Registration deadline: March 6, 12:00 p.m.

Register here

CCR Job Expo

Thursday, March 9 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Come work for Campus and Community Recreation! Join us for our Job Expo on Social Street in Van Vliet Centre (by Chopped Leaf) on Thursday, March 9th from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. and learn more about our services, programs, and employment opportunities.

Stop by, enjoy some games, prizes, and free snacks, and see why you should work for CCR!

CCR Job Opportunities

8 Ball

Saturday, March 11 2023 | 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Come play pool with us at Dewey's on-campus! This 1-day doubles tournament will include a minimum of 4 games, prizes and discounted food and drinks!

PLAYERS | doubles
OFFICIATING | self officiated
GAMES | 4 minimum - 3 round robin + single elimination bracket

This event has no in-game ratio.

Registration deadline: March 6, 11:59 p.m.

Register here

March Madness

Saturday, March 11 2023 | 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join the Madness with our 3 v 3 Basketball tournament! Bring your squad or join up as a free agent!

PLAYERS | 3 v 3
OFFICIATING | self officiated
GAMES | 4 minimum - 3 round robin + a single elimination bracket

This tournament has no in-game ratio.

Deadline registration: March 6, 11:59 p.m. 

Men Registration 

Women Registration

Wheelchair Basketball

Sunday, March 12 2023 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Roll out for our Wheelchair Basketball tournament! All registrations are for individuals, however you can request to play on a team with your friends!

PLAYERS | 5 v 5
OFFICIATING | self officiated
GAMES | 4 minimum - 3 round robin + a single elimination bracket

This tournament has no in-game ratio.

Deadline registration: March 6, 11:59 p.m. 

Team registration

Free agent registration

Old Tyme Skating Party

Sunday, March 12 2023 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

There's nothing quite like a Sunday skate!

Come skate with us at the Clare Drake Arena! Enjoy skating a few while listening to live music courtesy of the University of Alberta Concert Band.

This is a free drop-in event! 

Pride Parade

Monday, March 13 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Bring your friends and dress up in your brightest colours to kick off Pride Week with a Pride Parade to celebrate the amazing 2SLGBTQ+ folks that are part of the U of A's vibrant community! The opening ceremony will feature President Bill Flanagan and MLA Janis Irwin.

Until March 3, you can register below to have a spot reserved for you in the parade. 

Check-in: 11:30 - 11:55 (folks can arrive anytime in this time frame to find their spot in the parade)
Opening ceremony: 12 - 12:20 p.m. (south side of Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS), facing the Main Quad)
Parade, 20-25 minute walk: 12:20 - 12:45 p.m. (from the Main Quad to Van Vliet Centre's (VVC) Social Street)
Art display and resource fair: 1 p.m. onward
Drag Extravaganza: 2 - 3 p.m.

Register here

More Pride Week events

Really Really Ridiculously Big Paint Night

Friday, March 17 2023 | Doors open at 6:00 p.m., event starts at 6:30 p.m.

Really Ridiculously Big Paint Night is back! Join 400 other paint enthusiasts for a fun and memorable St. Patrick's Day themed paint night. Follow step-by-step instructions from a talented and entertaining artist and create your next masterpiece! De-stress and enjoy some delicious snacks and music. Help support the Campus Food Bank by bringing a food donation and be entered to win a prize!

Deadline registration: March 17, 4:00 p.m. 

Register here

Return to Golf

March 22 2023 

As we look forward to warmer weather and getting back outside, we have to shift our physical conditioning program towards GOLF! Join our trainer to ensure you have the advantage to dominate on the links - or at least not suffer after your first few rounds.

Register here 

Red Eye

March 24-25 2023 

Red Eye is our overnight event with a variety of unique and fun team sports hosted over a wide variety of facility spaces here on campus! This event is designed to be a fun, social, and recreational opportunity. The focus of the “Red Eye” is friendly competition, physical activity, team cooperation and sportsmanship. The Red Eye events were selected to include all of these elements. Over the course of one evening 20 teams will compete in a variety of activities with the goal of being declared the Red Eye Recreation Champions.

REGISTRATION | Team - Each team can have a maximum of 3 non-current UofA students.
PLAYERS | 10 v 10
OFFICIATING | self officiated
GAMES | 10 different sports

Deadline registration: March 20, 12:00 p.m. 

Register here 


Thursday, February 2 2023 | 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The PAWS Program is an introductory course designed specifically for international students to experience a wide variety of sport and recreation programs at the university!

Register here

Gaming Tournaments

Winter Semester

Check out our line up of monthly gaming tournaments starting this February! Challenge gamers across campus for the crown of the undisputed CCR gaming champion!   

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate February 5, 2023

Mario Tennis Aces March 5, 2023

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe April 2, 2023

Register here

Beading Workshop Night

Wednesday, March 29 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Did you know that Campus & Community Recreation also offers Leisure and Crafts workshop nights? 

This course is offered as a hybrid course - you can participate in-person or virtually. You will be able to choose your preference upon registration. Pick-up of Beading Workshop Night kit will be from the Van Vliet Complex on the day of the Beading Workshop Night - March 25th

Register here

All Bodies Swim

Saturdays | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sundays | 6:30 - 8 p.m.

All Body Swim is a safe, body-positive and inclusive swimming experience, especially for anyone who is transgender, non-binary, gender diverse or any body type. 

Come in as you are and enjoy your time at the pool!

Check out our universal change rooms

March Climbing Programs

Our programs cater to people of all climbing abilities, from novice to high-performance athletes.We are driven by a passion for climbing and a commitment to promoting the benefits of climbing as a lifestyle. Our Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) Certified Climbing Gym Instructors are experts in everything from basic bouldering to highwall belaying and lead climbing.

Register here