News and Promotions
Winter 2014 program registration on now!
Registration is open for all Winter 2014 programs except Ice Hockey (Jan. 6, 2014 at 7am). Check out our new Advanced Olympic lifting course and TRX rip Bootcamp! Don't miss out - full details in our online rec guide! Register online or in-person at ISC or McKinnon Gym.
Ian Stewart Complex
Date: Mon. Dec 9th, 2 p.m.
On Fri. Nov. 29, UVic re-opened the Ian Stewart Complex after flooding caused by a broken water pipe forced closure of the complex for three days. .
The facility is currently operating with modified amenities, but full access to all regular services: the gymnasium, ice rink, fitness and weight center, squash and racquet courts, dance studio and field house.
Water fountains will be operational once we receive the necessary water quality test results and in the meantime bottled water is available on site, courtesy of UVic. A temporary water line is presently supplying water to the building while work continues on a permanent solution. As a result, water for toliets and handwashing is available, but there are only a limited number of showers open at this time.
UVic expects the work on the permanent water line to be complete in approximately two weeks. Prior to re-opening, the facility was cleaned and water-damaged areas fully sanitized.
Many thanks again to all our staff, students and community users of the Ian Stewart Complex. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding during this time.
For any additional questions, please call (250) 472-4000.
Vikes Recreation Student Leadership Award
Attention Student Staff & Volunteers (Intramural Team Captains, Sport Club Executives)
Apply now for the 2013/2014 Vikes Recreation Student Leadership Award.
Whistler Blackcomb Student Passes
You can always study in the gondola! The Student Pass is a Whistler Blackcomb Season Pass available exclusively to university students. Ski or ride for the entire winter season for only $519! After December 2nd, the regular rate will be $599. For more information, click here
Golf at Cordova Bay
Come into ISC at and you can buy a pass for only $30 to play Cordova Bay Golf Course! Tee times may be booked up to 7 days in advance @ 250-658-4444.
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.
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!
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.
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.