Special Events

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


Let's Get Moving Challenge 

January 8 - February 5

The Let’s Get Moving Challenge is a 4-week long physical activity challenge to incorporate more movement into your daily routine. In January, each challenger will receive a newsletter that provides simple and fun ways to get out of your seat without compromising studying/working time, brought to you by Campus & Community Recreation and Wellness Supports.



Bingo Night

February 12 | 5 p.m - 6 p.m

 Ready to yell ""BINGO!"" like it's your full-time job? Join us for Campus & Community Recreation Bingo Night - where luck meets laughter and snacks meet serious competition!

Think you've got what it takes to snatch the Bingo crown? Bring your friends, or make some new ones while daubing your way to glory!

We've got snacks that'll make your taste buds dance, games that'll make your heart race, and prizes that'll make your Instagram followers green with envy.

Get ready to shout, laugh, and win!

Location: VVC Student Lounge


Wellness Wednesdays - Vision Board Station

January 24 | 12 p.m - 3 p.m

Embark on a creative journey with CCR's vibrant Vision Board collage-making session!
As we step into the New Year and a fresh semester, let your imagination soar. Unleash your inner artist with scissors, vision board book clippings, and glue, transforming a blank canvas into a powerful visual representation of your dreams, goals, and aspirations. Join us for an inspiring session where creativity meets ambition, and let's craft a vision that propels you toward a future of endless possibilities!


Location: VVC Student Lounge


Winter Walk 2024

February 7 | 11:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m

 Join CCR and other communities across Alberta in this province-wide movement to celebrate Winter Walk Day. Bundle up, lace up your boots, and step outside to enjoy a refreshing winter stroll, discovering the joy of winter outdoor activity.

Warm-up at the fire and reward yourself with a complimentary cup of hot chocolate and gooey s'mores!

We encourage all U of A students and staff to come out for a walk around campus.

Location: VVC North Entrance (by SUB)

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Really, Really, Really Ridiculous Paint Night

Feburary 9 | 6:00 p.m

🎨 Get ready for a night of artistic extravagance like no other and join us for our annual Really Ridiculously Big Paint Night!

Join us for an evening of creativity where 300 participants come together to create a masterpiece guided by a talented painter. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this event is perfect for everyone.

Our painter will lead you through the brushstrokes, so let's create something amazing!

We've got all the paints, brushes, and canvases, just bring your imagination and enthusiasm!

🖌️De-stress and enjoy the delicious snacks and music. Help support the Campus Food Bank by bringing a food donation and be entered to win a prize!

Location: VVC Main Gym

Tickets$10 for UofA Students / $30 for UofA Staff and Public


Unwind Your Mind

December 11-22 

Stressed about exams? Join us for 'Unwind Your Mind' – your escape from the study grind! 🧘‍♀️🏋️‍♂️

Free drop-in fitness classes are available to refresh your mind and recharge your energy. 

Click below to see what fitness classes we are offering!

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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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