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Active Living

As a University of Calgary student, you are automatically an ‘all-access’ member of one of Calgary’s largest and most complete recreation facility. You pay for this membership with a fee that is assessed with your tuition. Students can also purchase family memberships at special student rates. Community members, alumni and staff are also welcome to become members.

You can find complete, detailed information about our facilities and programs (including fitness classes and open recreation time) online at, or by calling 403.220.7749. For our automated schedule, please call 403.220.6942 (24 hours). Look for Active Living and Outdoor Centre Program Guides in display racks located around campus.


Our giant Fitness Centre features free weights, weight machines, cardio equipment, a Super Circuit and a six lane, 200 meter indoor track. Certified staff are available for fitness appraisals, fitness and nutrition counseling, and customized programs.

We have the largest Racquet Centre in Calgary with squash, racquetball, badminton, pickleball and tennis courts. Students pay no court fees.

Our Aquatic Centre boasts an Olympic sized pool. Aquatic instruction and certification is available for adults, children and youth. The Aquatic Centre hires new lifeguards on a regular basis.

The University of Calgary Gymnastics Centre has a large variety of Olympic-standard equipment, including: sprung gymnastics floor, sprung tumble strip, trampoline, foam pits, ropes, bars, rings, beams, resi-pit and vaults. If you love gymnastics we are always looking to hire new, active people to join our team!

The Outdoor Centre offers equipment rental and a fantastic range of outdoor recreational and instructional programs for summer and winter activities. The “OC” also features an indoor climbing wall, specifically designed for climbing instruction and free for U of C students to access.


Active Living offers a wide variety of programs from health and wellness, to recreation programs and certifications. Instruction is offered in fitness, first aid and CPR, pre-hospital care, skating, swimming, gymnastics, court sports and many more. Intramural Sports as well as Competitive and Recreational Club Sports are open to students, staff, faculty and the general public for a nominal fee. Information for all registered programs can be found online and in the Active Living Guide.

If you have children, we offer gymnastics, swimming, skating, court sports, outdoor activities and Karate programs for all ages from pre-school to teens. We are also one of Calgary’s largest summer camp providers with a huge range of camps for every kind of kid or teen.

Telephone: 403.220.7749
Location: Kinesiology Complex