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UCalgary Active Living

Activate your health and wellness routine with Active Living!


Get Ready for Winter 2023

A few of the many ways to get active with us this winter season. 

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SWS - Multi Sport

Grab your friends and enjoy some friendly competition. For the last Student Wellness Series this semester, we are offering you a chance to play a multitude of sports, including spike ball, pickleball, and basketball.

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Self Defense Class

Learn to defend yourself and gain confidence in our introductory self defense class. Through hands-on skills, receive practical techniques and exercises led by an experienced instructor. The perfect class for beginners to learn how to recognize and overcome dangerous situations in any environment.

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Unlock Your Potential

Unlock your potential this winter with a personalized program designed for you using scientific approach by highly certified trainers. A variety of packages are available from small group fitness, to workout with a buddy to one-on-one personal fitness.

Leading the way to healthy active living

We have something for every active lifestyle.  

  • Workout at the Fitness Centre or NEW Gold Fitness Alcove
  • Lane swim, take lessons and more at the Aquatic Centre
  • Play squash or racquetball at the Racquet Centre
  • Explore new heights at the Outdoor Centre Climbing and Bouldering Walls 
  • Skate at the Oval
  • Register for one of our health and wellness programs, like yoga, indoor cycling or High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
  • Go on an outdoor adventure with the Outdoor Centre. 
  • Plus, so much more!


Personal Training session program


You don't need a membership to sign up for one of our great programs. From health and fitness to sports activities and kids programs, you might just discover a new interest.

Aquatic Centre Facility


Visit the UCalgary Aquatic Centre, Fitness Centre, Racquet Centre, Gymnastics Centre, climbing and bouldering walls, and Olympic Oval.

Bouldering wall


Choose one of our affordable membership options for yourself or your family. Discounts available for UCalgary alumni, staff and faculty members, as well as seniors. UCalgary students are members.

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Women's Only Weight Lifting

Active Living is committed to being an inclusive space. This fall, a dedicated Women's Only space will be available for any UCalgary students, members and the public who identify as women.

Registration is required. Registration will open each week on Monday for Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm. 

Public users must purchase a day pass at Client Services. 

If you have any questions, please email

Need to speak to the Active Living Client Services desk? Call 403.220.5029

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Experience nature with the Outdoor Centre

The Outdoor Centre, part of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Active Living at the University of Calgary, has been renting gear and teaching outdoor skills to the public for more than 40 years. 

Find everything you need for your next adventure in one place.

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