Try It Tuesday

Have you ever wanted to try the PAC, but find it intimidating? 

Come to the PAC for FREE on Try it Tuesday’s during the month of February. 

During this time you can meet the staff, get a free tour of the space, take a fitness class and use the equipment or walking track. 

All you need is a valid Student or Employee card.

If you have access to the PAC through your employment agreement, you won’t be charged your taxable benefit for using the facility.

Bike Challenge

Date: Feb. 4
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Location: PAC Second Floor 

Get your team together for fun and fitness. Proceeds go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Clinics and Demos

Bruce's Cycle Works

The local and friendly staff of Bruce's Cycle Works will be at the PAC to answer any cycling questions you may have including choosing the right bike for you, fitting, accessories and more.

Date: Tues., Feb. 4
Time: 11 am-1 pm
Location: PAC 

Brainsport Shoe Fitting Clinic

Brainsport's shoe-fitting experts will be at the PAC to help you find the perfect shoe. They will have shoes available to demo, information on running clubs and races. 

Date: Tues., Feb. 11
Time: 10 am-3 pm
Location: PAC 

Shoe Donation Program

Brainsport collects gently used shoes from our customers and staff and provides them to groups or individuals in need. Shoes go as far away as Kenya, Mozambique, Peru, and closer to home to northern Saskatchewan communities and local inner-city groups. A donation station is located in the PAC Fitness Centre.

Eb's Source for Adventure

Eb's Source for Adventure will be at the PAC to highlight the latest and greatest equipment with outdoor adventure in mind.

Date: Tues., Feb. 25
Time: 10 am-3:30 pm
Location: PAC 

Social Media Contest

Post a photo of how you stay active on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the #usaskbeactive for a chance to win weekly prizes throughout February! 

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @usaskrec.

Family Programming

Family Power Pac

Challenge your family to the ultimate, uncompromising athletic conditioning classes. No choreography, just hard-core, higher intensity cardiovascular and resistance exercisesSign up sheets available at the customer service desk.

Date: Tues., Feb. 18
Time: 12:05-12:50 pm
Location: PAC, Customer Service Desk

Family Yoga

This yoga class is for the entire family and will include a variety of yoga poses, breathing exercises, stretches and movement to music, yoga games and other activities. This one hour class will emphasize community and connection while having fun learning together. A guided relaxation (yoga nidra) appropriate for children will also be included in the practice. Sign-up sheets available at the customer service desk in the PAC.

Date: Wed., Feb. 19
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: PAC, Dance Studio

Open Rec

Badminton

Bring your badminton gear, a sportsmanlike attitude, and play a friendly match of badminton during one of our scheduled drop-in Badminton times!

Location Day Time
Education Gym Mon-Fri 11:30 am-1 pm

Basketball

Open to all levels of player, play a game of basketball with friends, or join a game and make new friends on the courts.

Location No. of Courts Day Time
PAC 2 Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 1 pm
Education Gym 1 Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 1 pm

Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

Drop-in Futsal is now offered at the PAC as well as Education! Similar to soccer, Futsal was popularized in South America and is now available for you to try at the U of S. Play with friends, or join in on a game!

Location No. of Courts Day Time
PAC 2 Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 1 pm
Education Gym 1 Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 1 pm

Volleyball

Come play some volleyball with friends, or join a team during one of our scheduled drop-in volleyball times! Our Recreational drop-in volleyball is meant as an inclusive activity for all levels, so feel welcome to come and try volleyball in a non-competitive environment.

Location No. of Courts Day Time
PAC 2 - no nets set up Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 1 pm
Education Gym 1 - no nets set up Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 1 pm

Skating

Skating, shinny and stick and puck drop-in times are available at Merlis Belsher Place to Adults, youth and children.

Family and Lane Swimming

Students and Fit Center Members can swim some laps during our scheduled lane swim times, or have fun in the water during our family swim times (open swim; no lane swimming). Pools can be accessed with valid Member Card/Student ID or a valid Day Pass.

Wall Climbing Orientation

Familiarize yourself with our state of the art climbing wall, a 40 ft. high indoor structure designed to look and feel like an actual rock face. 

This orientation for beginners will give you an introduction to the safety procedures of our wall. All gear is provided.

Cost is $5. To book an orientation call 306-966-1052 or sign up in person.

When: Daily M-F
Times: 2:30-3 pm and 6:30-7 pm

Personalized Training

Whatever your fitness aspirations are, the Human Performance Center (HPC) on campus have a qualified trainer and program to help you meet your goals.

Children's Activity Camps

Keep your kids active over the February break with one of our activity camps. Camps offer a variety of different sports and activities are offered to provide children ages 5 to 12 with an opportunity to learn new skills in a safe, fun, non-competitive environment. The emphasis in the camps is to have fun, meet other children, and become physically active.

Dates: Feb. 18-21
Times: 8:30 am-noon and 1-4:30 pm

Cost

$140/half day
$280/full day

Extended hours available. at a cost of $35 per child for the week

Walking Paths

We are fortunate on campus to have access to the best indoor and outdoor walking paths in Saskatoon. Get your walking shoes on at lunch or during a break and take advantage of them.

Squash at the PAC

Our beginner squash clinics are intended to get people started playing squash so they can safely enjoy this fast-paced exciting sport. Learn the basics of squash including safety, rules, how to score, the basic strokes - forehand, backhand, serving, returning serve, court movement and much more. Open to all students and PAC members.

Date: Jan. 25 and Feb. 1
Time: 4:15-5:45
Price: $10

PAC Squash Nights

On the first Friday of every month, the PAC hosts Squash Nights. Come and go as you please, play many games or only a few in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Instructors will be on hand to help you with your game. 

Date: Feb. 7, March 6, Apr. 3
Time: 5-8 pm

Other Events and Workshops

There are many events and workshops being offered on campus that focus on promoting a healthy body, healthy mind and healthy life.

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Month Theme
January Financial Wellness
February Physical Wellness (Be Active)
March Nutrition
April Work Life Balance/Stress
May Mental Health
June Culture, Spirituality, Diversity
July Environmental Wellness
September Safety and Self-Care
October Mental Health
November Physical Wellness (Be Active)
December Study Balance/Stress