Schools

Please download our School Booking Request Form, fill out the form and email it to bookit@ucalgary.ca. You will receive a response within 2-3 days.

Custom Canoe/Kayak Program - Schools

Want to give your students the trip of the year? Customize a group booking through the Outdoor Centre. Our guides can teach your students the canoeing/kayaking and wilderness skills needed while on a single day trip or weeklong expedition. All gear can be provided by the Outdoor Centre. Fill out the Outdoor Centre Custom Group Activities Booking form to learn more.

Climbing and Bouldering Wall Booking

Experiential programs as short as 1 hour and educational classes that cater to any skill level and interest.

Climbing
All of our lessons start with a brief (15-20min) lesson that covers basic belay skills and climbing safety, then the participants have the remaining time to apply these skills and climb.  In longer programs, Instructors can include additional rope skills, movement lessons and/or rappelling.

Bouldering
After learning bouldering safety and falling techniques (5min) participants receive free bouldering time as well as directed movement lesson(s) supported by engaging games and challenges.


For more information and costs email Ashley climb@ucalgary.ca

Group Fitness - Schools

Our fitness instructors and personal trainers can enthusiastically offer a variety of fitness experiences for all ages including yoga, core strengthening, strength training, indoor cycling, Pilates and Zumba.  Interested in something not listed?  Contact fitness@ucalgary.ca and we will do our best to tailor an activity to your students and interests!

Mountain Biking - Schools

Active, healthy transportation—outdoors? We have safe and fun Mountain Biking courses and guided rides inside or outside the city limits. Come carve a few corners on an inner city trail, or discover the natural beauty of riding in the Rockies. Learn some new cycling skills along the way. We have great instructors (and bikes too). Contact Cody at 403-220-5232 or cbjohnst@ucalgary.ca to get legs and wheels spinning!

Outdoor Homeschool

Spend 6 week days (Mondays or Fridays) exploring and learning outside in Calgary's parks! Switch up your learning format this season and leave the classroom behind. This program is a mix of Alberta curriculum content, outdoor skill development, and nature play.

Please read the descriptions for the individual session as we have 2-3 different types of sessions


University of Calgary Aquatic Centre Special Rentals

Rather than offer a traditional swim lesson to our youth rental groups, we offer a “Structured Play” style program. Our certified instructors take participants through a hands-on experience designed to be both fun and educational.

An emphasis is placed on the program remaining active and wet as well as making sure everyone is having fun and participating. We offer a variety of programs, all of which are described in the table below.

Go to https://www.ucalgary.ca/activeliving/group-bookings for more information or contact the aquatic centre directly at 403-220-6755 or swim@ucalgary.ca

Gymnastics - Schools

Would you like to give your school group a truly unique experience? Come to our excellent facility and let our experts give them a spring forward.

Canoeing/Kayaking on Bowness Lagoon - Schools

Book your school group in for some canoeing or kayaking lessons at the Bowness Park lagoon. We can provide instruction for all ages and skill levels, including the boats and safety equipment. Fill out the Outdoor Centre Custom Group Activities Booking form to learn more.  

Get Active! PD Day

Active Living is excited to offer your family a variety of activities on PD Days! Engage your child’s mind and body through a variety of safe and fun activities offered by Active Living including indoor climbing, gymnastics, gym games and active gaming. Your child won’t want to miss out on this exciting new opportunity to get active instead of sitting at home on a PD Day! Activities are presented as examples only and may change due to availability.

Before Care (8:00-8:30am) F19YCBC102 and After Care (4:30-5:00pm) S19YCAC102 is available for PD Day Programs

Outdoor School - Schools

Custom field trips or teacher support for nature based learning in and out of the city.
Please contact Bridget and Nikko at outkids@ucalgary.ca or call 403-220-7090

Pickleball - Schools

The UC Racquet Centre has 8 outdoor courts that are available for school bookings from April-October. We provide the equipment necessary for your school group, and we offer coaching as well. Book your next field trip with UCalgary today!  Pickleball is a great starting point for kids learning racquet sports. What is Pickleball? Check out this video www.youtube.com/watch?v=mavlT3W6fAk
For Pickleball bookings, contact Tina Istace (403)220-3405   tdenton@ucalgary.ca

Racquetball - Schools

The UC Racquet Centre is the largest racquet facility in Canada with 13 Squash & 4 Racquetball courts. The Racquet Centre is the ideal place to accommodate your school booking desires, as we have hosted and provided professional coaching to school groups for over 25 years. Book your next field trip with UCalgary today!
For Racquetball bookings, contact Tina Istace (403)220-3405  tdenton@ucalgary.ca

Squash - Schools

The UC Racquet Centre is the largest racquet facility in Canada with 13 Squash & 4 Racquetball courts. The Racquet Centre is the ideal place to accommodate your school booking desires, as we have hosted and provided professional coaching to school groups for over 25 years. Book your next field trip with UCalgary today!
For Squash bookings, contact Tina Istace (403)220-3405  tdenton@ucalgary.ca

Tennis - Schools

The UC Racquet Centre has 4 outdoor courts that are available for school bookings from April-October. We provide the equipment necessary for your school group, and we offer coaching as well. Book your next field trip with UCalgary today! For Tennis bookings, contact Tina Istace (403)220-3405  tdenton@ucalgary.ca

ASK US - Schools

The University of Calgary has world class facilities that are offered to school groups throughout the year. UCalgary can accommodate school bookings of all ages in various sports and activities. We create dynamic activity plans for school groups whether it be a one-hour session, or a full day trip with multiple physical activities. Contact UCalgary to book your next field trip today! Master Agreements are in place between UCalgary and Public, Separate, Rocky View and various Private Schools. www.ucalgary.ca/riskmgmt/forms/master-agreements-schoolsscouts
UCalgary Contacts:
Bookit@ucalgary.ca
On campus, indoor activities (403) 220-3405
Off campus, outdoor activities (403) 220-4205

Custom Outdoor Climbing

Learn climbing skills outdoors - on your schedule. We offer a full range of custom outdoor climbing experiences from introductory private and group lessons to outdoor lead climbing, rock rescue, and trad climbing.  Programs are available spring and summer at local climbing crags.
  • School Groups
  • Scouts/Girl Guides
  • Private groups
  • Birthday parties
  • Private lesson
For more information email Ashley at climb@ucalgary.ca