Special Events

Registration for most Fall Recreation Special Events is open.

For information about these upcoming Recreation programs, contact Jess Walker.

MacEwan vs NAIT Challenge

Join your fellow students, staff, and faculty as we take on year 2 of our MacEwan vs. NAIT Challenges. These challenges are Free for everyone to participate in. Individual prizes are available for top performers and also drawn at random!

Bike Challenge

Spinning is a great form of low-impact physical activity, is perfect for all ages, and is excellent for building strength and stamina. Track your spin time from October 23-29 at the MacEwan University Sport and Wellness fitness centre desk and in the Spin Studio! All spinning time counts towards this Bike Challenge; the school with the longest cumulative participant spin time wins! Prizes will be awarded to the MacEwan individuals with the longest weekly cumulative spin times.

Theme Classes

Join us Monday, October 23 at noon for Glow Spin and Friday, October 27 at noon for Superhero Spin.

Days Dates Location
Mon- Sun Oct 23-29 MUSW Fitness Centre & Spin Studio

Jersey Day

Show your love and support for sport - wear your favourite jersey on Friday November 17! The school with more people wearing jerseys and posting photos wins! In addition, the school that raises more money for KidSport also wins!

How to enter: Join us at 12 p.m. in the MUSW Gym to take a large MacEwan University group photo AND/OR Post a photo of you and your friends/coworkers wearing a Jersey using #MacEwanRec. 

Donations to KidSport can be made online or collected at the Welcome Desk. Donations over $20+ are eligible for a tax receipt.

2016-17 Recap

MacEwan won the 2016-17 school challenge series with a 3-2 win a gainst NAIT, see below for a recap of the events.

Challenge Date Winning School Outcome
Treadmill (time in hours) Sep 18-24, 2016 NAIT 114.1 Hours Total
Bike (time in hours) Oct 23-29, 2016 MacEwan 126.5 Hours Total
Jersey Day Nov 18, 2016 NAIT 202 participants and $1,404.30 raised
March Group Fitness March 1-31, 2016 MacEwan 1,191 particpants
Sneak it In Social Media Contest April 3-7, 2016 MacEwan 4 social media posts


Paint Night

Day Dates Time Code Location Price
Paint Night With the perfect combination of creativity and conversation, guests spend two hours creating a one-of-a-kind painting while
spending time with friends. You don’t have to be artist to get creative; no experience is required.
Fee includes aprons, canvases, paint, brushes, easels, and two hours of instruction. Food and beverages are not included.
Tue Nov 7 6-9 p.m. 94163 Pint (10125-109 St.) Student- $35
 Tue Nov 7 6-9 p.m. 94164 Pint (10125-109 St.) Member- $40
Public- $45
Registration deadline Friday, November 3, 2017

Fall Road Trip

Fall Road Trip- Whitewater Rafting & CavingExperience a two-day adventure trip in the Canadian Rockies! On day one, you’ll wind, splash and paddle your way down the exciting Kananaskis River, while day two will be spent crawling, exploring and rappelling in one of Canmore’s most famous cave systems. No experience is required. Full trip details are online at MacEwan.ca/Recreation under Special Events. This trip is only open to 40 current MacEwan University students who have paid their Sport and Wellness Fee (enrolled in 6 or more credits/term). Students must be 18+ to register. Registration is in-person only and opens at 7 a.m. on Mon, Sep 18. Arrive early as spots fill up very quickly.
Sat- SunSep 30- Oct 15:30 a.m.-9 p.m.92935Canmore, ABMale- $195
 Sat- SunSep 30- Oct 15:30 a.m.-9 p.m.92936Canmore, ABFemale- $195

For more information on the trip (such as registration process, itinerary, activity information, and what to bring), please read the Trip Information Package.

Winter 2018 Events

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming Winter 2018 Events. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can look forward to!

  • Yoga Rave
  • Winter Road Trip - Dog Sledding & Skii/Snowboarding (2 Days/1Night)
  • More MacEwan vs. NAIT Challenges
  • Pub Trivia Night
  • And so much more!

Schedules & Guides
Aquatic & Fitness Classes

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