Staying Active at UCalgary
Community and campus recreation
Health and fitness is for everyone. The campus has outstanding activities open to the public as well as students, faculty and staff. Varsity athletics, sport medicine, gear rentals and indoor/outdoor recreation activities all live within the Faculty of Kinesiology.
We handle more than 47,000 registrations for 75 plus recreation and sport activities every year. We have outdoor playing fields, an indoor 450m track, five gymnasiums, Canada’s largest university racquet centre, an Olympic-size pool and the Olympic Oval with a running track and the fastest ice in the world ™. See a video about the Oval. We also have fantastic summer camps for kids. Whether you are looking for indoor or outdoor activities, in winter or summer – we have you covered.
Joining an intramural or sport club is a great way to stay fit, have fun and meet new people. Though intramurals are geared towards students, anyone can take part as an individual or team.
The Sport Medicine Centre is open to the public, varsity athletes and the campus community. Services include nutrition advice, massage therapy, physiotherapy, talk therapy and athletic therapy. They also have a knee osteoarthritis clinic and an acute knee injury clinic, an acute sport injury clinic, as well as a shoulder and concussion clinic. With a doctor's referral, you may also access a sport medicine physician.
Active Living (indoor recreation, camps, Joint Effort, GLA:D)
Minds in Motion (Science & tech programs for grades K-12)
Outdoor Centre (outdoor recreation, climbing wall, gear rentals)
Thrive Centre (exercise programs for cancer)
Students are automatically all-access Active Living members. Activate your membership at Client Services (KNA104).