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UCalgary students are automatic members!

What does that mean?

University of Calgary students have access to fantastic health and recreation facilities. An Active Living membership is included in your general fees. This includes access to the Fitness Centre, Gold Fitness Alcove, Racquet Centre, Aquatic Centre, Outdoor Centre Climbing Wall and Bouldering Walls, Olympic Oval, and gymnasiums, plus, special events and deals.  

Your membership runs concurrent with each semester you are registered in credit classes:

Fall: September 1 - December 31

Winter: January 1 - April 30

Spring: May 1 - June 30

Summer: July 1 - August 31

dumbbell rack at UCalgary Fitness Centre
Student running on track
Three women swimming laps with flutter boards
Man climbing at UCalgary

Your membership includes access to:

  • Large fitness facility with weights and cardio equipment
  • Jack Simpson Gym running track
  • Racquetball and Squash Courts
  • Aquatic Centre
  • Open recreation time in UCalgary gymnasiums
  • Olympic Oval for running and skating
  • The Outdoor Centre’s Climbing Wall and Bouldering Wall
Student Wellness Series

FREE Student Wellness Series

UCalgary students have access to a series of free fitness and wellness classes through our Student Wellness Series. 

Classes run during the fall and winter terms with a different theme each class. Advanced registration is required. 

Spring & Summer UCalgary Student Memberships

Full and part-time UCalgary student winter memberships expire annually on April 30. 

UCalgary students can purchase a Spring & Summer membership at a special reduced rate: only $65 for all of May-August.

A spring membership (May-June) or summer membership (July-August) are also available for a pro-rated price.

Purchase your Spring & Summer membership from Active Living Client Services (KNA 104)
T: 403.220.5029

man swimming in UCalgary pool

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the facilities?

Your fitness facilities are located in the Faculty of Kinesiology.

Fitness Centre & track:
KNB 155
Pool Change rooms:
KNA 115/118
Racquet Centre: enter near KNA 172
Outdoor Centre: KNB 185
Climbing/Bouldering Walls: 
KNB basement

See more about Active Living facilities

How do I enter the facilities?

First, visit Client Services (KNA 104) with your UCID Card to activate your membership. 

To use the Fitness Centre, Jack Simpson track or the Olympic Oval, scan your UCID Card.

To access the Aquatic Centre, Racquet Centre, Gymnastics Centre, Bouldering Wall or open gyms, show your card to Client Services (KNA 104) to get a wristband.

To access Outdoor Centre Climbing Wall, check in at KNB 185.

Learn more about your UCID card

Can my family become members?

Families can be added to your account for $121.80 (GST included) per 4-month semester, no pro-rating. You may apply for a reduced price with this form

Note: Please check each facility for age restrictions if you are adding children to your membership.

Facility information

What about lockers?

Active Living provides 25¢ coin lockers for day-use. The money goes into maintaining the lockers and subsidizes programs for students. Some lockers are available for semester rental.

Locker and Towel info

paddling course in the Aquatic Centre pool

Fantastic Programs

University of Calgary Active Living is the largest provider of fitness, recreation and outdoor programs located on a university campus. 

coed-soccer game in a gym

Intamurals and Rec Sports

Intramural sports and recreational sports clubs are a great way to meet people and get involved in campus life. The Intramurals guide is included in the back of the Active Living program guide, available across campus. 

coed basketball game

Equipment Rentals

Basketballs, volleyballs, and badminton nets are available from Client Services (KNA 104). You can also rent racquets for a fee. An active and valid Unicard card is required to borrow equipment. All borrowed equipment must remain on campus.