Vikes Recreation

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Important information on the transition to CARSA
There will be some service disruption at the Ian Stewart Complex (ISC) as recreation staff and operations relocate to the new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) at the end of April.

All attempts will be made to minimize any disruption to clients. Read more on the transition here.

CARSA Membership information
In May 2015, the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) opens. CARSA is a new, state-of-the-art recreation and athletics facility that conveniently brings UVic athletics and recreation services to the heart of the campus, right across from McKinnon Gym. Vikes Recreation will offer memberships for sale starting March 2 for students and Alumni, Staff & Faculty and the greater Victoria community. Find your fit with one of our memberships!

Student and Alumni membership information (.pdf)

Staff, Faculty and UVic Retiree membership information (.pdf)

Community membership information (.pdf)

Visit the CARSA Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on the project.

March Madness Soccer Tournament - March 20-22
This is a 7v7 co- ed tournament with a recreation and competitive side after round robin play. Minimum number of girls on the field is 2. No Varsity soccer players allowed. Both competitive and recreation pools will have a winner.

First 18 teams get free tshirts. Colors are given out on a first come, first serve basis friday night at check in. Teams captains are responsible for waivers and team lists. All team lists are fixed once teams have been seeded for playoffs. you must play in one round robin game to play in playoffs.

Register Online (Search barcode: 38014)!

Student recreation

Vikes Recreation is your campus starting point for fun, fitness and recreation. We provide specific programming designed to meet the needs of students, informal and drop-in recreation opportunities and great student events throughout the year.

Find out how you can take advantage of our facilities and programs. Stay or get fit and healthy, socialize with and make new friends, & engage in healthy competition. To participate in Vikes Recreation activities, programs, and facilities, UVic students can register online or visit the Vikes Recreation office at the Ian Stewart Complex.

Staff recreation

Work and work-out all in one place! Vikes Recreation offers excellent programs for UVic Staff and Faculty. A variety of classes are offered during the workday (early morning, lunch hour and evening) to meet the needs of UVic faculty/staff.

The department has membership plans and programming designed specifically for Faculty and Staff. Come work out, learn a new skill, bring your family and enjoy all the facilities and services we have to offer.

Recreation for everyone!

Community recreation

Are you interested in renting a sports facility? Check out our facilities and rental rates.

Belonging to the UVic community gives you benefits. By providing a variety of leisure programs and supporting community membership, Vikes Recreation is a leader in making recreation an important part of the community.

Vikes Recreation provides a variety of programs and services to the public and community groups including sports camps, lessons and drop-in leisure. These programs and services promote spirit and pride throughout the community and provide outreach opportunities to the Capital Region.

Alumni Benefits

UVic Alumni Card holders (associate alumni excluded) are eligible for reduced rates on Vikes Recreation base memberships. There are add-on fees for programs, leagues and the fitness weight centre.