Special Events

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


Movie Night in Quad!

September 14 | 8 p.m

Celebrate the first few weeks of classes and join us for a fun movie night in Quad! This outdoor movie event is free for students to attend. Popcorn and snacks are free to all UofA students and the first 50 UofA students to check-in will receive a free CCR branded blanket!

Featured Movie: Shrek
Location: Quad
Time: Movie begins at sunset (just after 8:05 pm). Blanket giveaways will start at 7:40 pm
Reminder: Be sure to bring a valid UofA ONEcard for free popcorn, snacks and a free blanket (limited to the first 50 students)
Seating: Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets


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

Spring & Summer 2023

Purchase your Spring & Summer 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 Summer, you will be eligible to win a prize!

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Winter Semester Hours

Spring/Summer 2023 Hours

Van Vliet Complex and Hanson Fitness and Hanson Fitness and 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
All Bodies Swim

All Bodies Swim

Saturdays | 3 - 5 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

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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Paint Night

June 14 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Follow step-by-step instructions from a talented and entertaining artist and create your next masterpiece!

Paint Night 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 Paint Night kit will be from the Van Vliet Complex on the day of the Paint Night.


AFLCA Group Fitness Instructor Certification Courses

Do you have a love for fitness and are interested in taking it to the next level?

Become a recognized exercise professional in the fitness industry with an Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) certification. Find the courses and details on how to become a Certified Group Exercise Instructor and lead others along their health and wellness journey!