Special Events

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


Fall 2022 Semester Hours 


The Van Vliet Complex 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.


Christmas Ornament Night

Wednesday, November 16 | 6-8 p.m.


It's already that time of the year! Join us for Christmas Ornament Night on November 16 at 6 p.m. and get into the holiday spirit by creating a beautiful Christmas ornament.

This hybrid event can be taken in-person or virtually. The ornament kit can be picked up on November 16 at the Van Vliet Complex customer service centre.

Registration deadline is November 15 at 6 p.m. Click the link in our bio to register!

>>Register here


FIFA Esports

Sunday, November 20 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m.


Console-based FIFA World Cup tournament! Represent your country and become a World Champion (of this tournament).

Registration: individual
Players: 1 v 1
Officiating: self-officiated
Games: 5 games minimum - 3 round robin games + a double elimination bracket

This special event has no in-game ratio.

>>Register here

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U Intro 

Fridays,  October 21 - November 4  2022 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.


Holistic instruction of basic climbing competencies (in both bouldering and top rope modalities) for beginner climbers.

Class frequency: 1x per week (three consecutive weeks)
Class duration: 2 hours

>>Register here

All Bodies Swim

Saturday | 3 - 5 p.m.

Sunday | 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