Special Events

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



June - August

Let's get outdoors to MOVE!

FitMix is a free summer program for University of Alberta students and staff aimed at getting our community moving outdoors this summer!

No experience is needed; just come wearing your most comfortable workout gear and a water bottle.

In the event of inclement weather, class will be moved inside.

All classes are led by seasoned instructors, who foster a supportive and encouraging environment, ensuring every participant feels motivated and empowered!


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Outdoor Rec Recess

June - August


Rec Recess is a free, drop-in program where students and staff can take a break from their busy day and enjoy the outdoors!

Join us outdoors in Main Quad this summer and try out some yard games, kite flying, coloring, puzzles and more!

This is a chance to relax, have fun, and connect with others. This program is free for students and staff to attend.

All Rec Recess events run 11:00am - 2:00pm in Main Quad


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Pride Week

February 11 - 15 

Rainbow Routes & Barrier Free Climbing

Tuesday, March 12 | VVC Climbing Wall 12:00PM - 1:00PM 

(Rainbow route will be up all week!)

Ride the Rainbow Spin

Wednesday, March 13 | VVC 2-632           4:00PM - 5:00PM

Rainbow Yoga Flow

Thursday, March 14 | VVC 2-650              12:00PM - 1:00PM 

Check Out the Full List of Pride Events



ReCcrawl 2023

September 11-15, 2023

Join us for an exhilarating week of discovery as the team at Campus and Community Recreation (CCR) presents RecCrawl, happening from September 11th to 15th.

Whether you're a fitness aficionado or a newbie, RecCrawl offers something for everyone. Students and faculty, come together and embrace wellness through this engaging event. Mark your calendar and be a part of RecCrawl – where recreation comes alive!

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Power up pass

Board Game & Digital Games Den

Fall & Winter 2023

Purchase your Fall/Winter term 🍄 Power Up Pass here!

This pass includes full access to our Board Game Den and Digital Games Den for our 1 x week drop-in times plus our 1 x a month board and console-based gaming tournaments.

A Power Up Pass card will be given to you when your first attend, after your purchase, one of our listed gaming facility times. If you come to 10 sessions before the end of the Fall or end of the Winter semester, you will be eligible to win a prize!

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Winter Semester Hours

Fall/Winter 2023-24 Hours

Van Vliet Complex and Hanson Fitness & Lifestyle Centre:

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Wilson Climbing Centre:

Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 12 - 6 p.m.

Closed Stat holidays.

Aquatic Hours South Campus Hours

U of A Golf Tournament

The U of A Golf Tournament is one of the oldest golf tournaments in Edmonton and is held annually. Any staff member is invited to join the tradition, regardless of skill or affiliation.

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