Birthday Parties

Mini University Birthday Party!

Just like our summer camps, we will be adhering to the Guidance for Day Camps as outlined by the Government of Alberta. We have restructured our parties to accommodate physical distancing protocols, so we can host a fun and safe birthday party for your family. Here are the new changes that we have implemented this year:

- Unfortunately no food will be allowed to be served or shared. The focus of these parties will be just doing the activities together!
- We can only host 8 kids instead of 16 like previous years.
- Staff will sanitize the equipment and surfaces frequently and in between uses.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided to all participants.
- Everyone should please bring their own mask with them.
- Party guests will be dropped off and picked up at a designated parking point. Their parents are not able to stay at the party this year unfortunately.
- Only parents of the birthday child will receive a parking pass.
- All party guests will be asked a series of screening questions before they are able to attend.

Mini University is excited to offer your family two unforgettable birthday parties for up to 8 kids! Parties are hosted in Kinesiology's Multi-Purpose Studio on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 am-1:30 pm, or 2:30-4:30 pm.

Each party is 2 hours long: 100 minutes will be for playing and approximately 20 minutes will be provided presents. Activities and food will take place in the same room (except gym games). We recommend you book your party 6-8 weeks in advance and we will be in contact within 5 business days.

Choose from two party themes:

Active Gamers
Guests will play the hottest motion control games for Xbox One Kinect and Wii U gaming systems. Party guests will also get to play a wide variety of classic and new board games. This party is great for all ages and a good way to get kids active.

Gym Games
This theme sets your kids up to play games and activities together in one of the gyms on campus. Games will be tailored for your child and facilitated by one of our trained instructors. Some options include archery, parachute games, floor hockey and soccer. (Limited availability)

The cost for the party is $195 and includes:
- Adult Supervision and facilitation by our two Birthday Party Hosts
- Generic decorations our staff set up 90 minutes before the party begins. You can bring additional decorations 15 minutes before the party starts.
- Parking passes for you for the length of the party that you will receive by email when you register along with a map showing how to get to designated Parking Point.

To book your party, please complete the Mini University Birthday Party Request Form which can be found here: https://active-living.ucalgary.ca/rentalsbookings/birthday-parties

If you have any questions, please email us at miniu@ucalgary.ca

Birthday Parties [Cochrane]

Birthday Party Info.
We provide 2 trained instructors for up to 22 participants (which includes adults as this amount is most suitable for the birthday party table area). Your birthday package is for 2 hours which includes; a 1/2 hour of games and instruction with the next half hour of supervised free time. The final hour is time for families to enjoy cake/food and/or present opening in the desiganeted party area. Due to scheduling of our birthdays, we cannot change the amount of gym time offered during birthdays. Typically, we book parties on Sunday only with the following start times; 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm. This is a very popular program, so plan ahead!

Due to high demand of our parties, we often will have one birthday in the gym area, and one birthday finishing in the designated party area. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 15 minutes to ensure that all paperwork is completed, for our staff to perform the Health Screening questions and for everyone to sign in. 

You are welcome to bring cake, ice-cream, and any other food or non-alcoholic beverage into the facility. Garbage cans are provided for your convenience. We do not have a refrigerator at this time so please consider this when making your food choices. Feel free to bring a cooler if you like.

IMPORTANT!!!
All participants MUST HAVE a signed "Infomed Consent Form" by a parent or legal gardian, which is provided as an attachment in the confirmation email. If you are having trouble opneing the attachment we would be happy to email one to you to print if you like. To have an "Informed Consent Form" emailed to you, just email us at cochranegym@ucalgary.ca.

Everyone entering the Gym will need to answer the HealthScreening Questions. Those under the age of 12 must have an adult present to answer on their behalf. 
Please refer here for all inforamtion pertaining to our COVID procedures and protocols.

HELPFUL HINTS AND GYM EDICATE
* Children under the age of 4 require a parent with them during the gym time to help them get the most fun out of the activities in a fun, safe environment.
* Upon arrival, please be sure that parents and children remove all outer footwear. 
*Upon entering the gym doors, coat racks are available.
* Children with special needs require a 1:1 ratio for safety reasons.
*Children are asked to patiently wait on the "white" line for the coaches to commence the party.
*Bathroom/water breaks need to be parent supervised.
* 10-15 minutes has been set aside between cleanings of the desiganted party area for your convenience. (In other words, 45 minutes into the gym time, the party room will become available. This time is available for you to decorate and stage the party area to your likeness.

Birthdays are a special time for children to celebrate another bench mark in their lives. We would like to thank you in advance, for respecting each others time slots in the gym and designated party area etc as we work together to make you and your childs experience a wonderful memory.

Birthday Bookings can be made by calling Client Services at 403.220.7749 or online below. 
For more information the UCalgary Cochrane Gymnastics phone number is 403-932-7373 or email cochranegym@ucalgary.ca

Birthday package rates: $195.00 plus tax (for up to 22 participants)