Active Kids

Home of Active Kids Gymnastics, Sport, Physical Literacy, and Community Engagement

The Active Kids Program is an Outreach program of the UBC School of Kinesiology. We provide recreational gymnastics, sport, and physical activity classes to individuals and communities of all ages and levels of ability. Our philosophy emphasizes fun, inclusive, developmentally appropriate, organized, safe, purposeful, and active movement experiences. We encourage physical literacy development and sport-specific skill acquisition, and promote lifelong participation in physical activity.


Announcements & Updates

On Mon Nov 8th our entire Winter 2022 (Jan-Mar) program schedule and prices will be released and viewable on:

    • Winter 2022 Brochure
    • Our Gymnastics, Birthday, and Drop In pages- use the menu navigation on the sidebar of this page
    • Direct registration and all details are also available in our New Online Calender


To be prepared to register on Mon Nov 22 starting at 7am online and 930am in -person/over the phone:

  • Please read all of the covid and safety protocols that will be in effect this Winter, they can be found here
  • Create an Online Account in our NEW Online Registration System. Please be sure your account is active
  • To stay up to date on all current and future program updates please signup for our newsletter to stay up to date


If you have questions please don't hesitate to contact us at or by phone at 604-822-0207



Hello Active Kids Families and Friends,


We would like to share a friendly reminder that as per the Provincial Health Order, currently all participants who are 19 years and older must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be permitted into Active Kids programs. This will be done via a visual inspection of your BC Vaccine Card and verifying your BC ID card.


Get your BC Vaccine Card here.


This information is most relevant to participants attending the following Active Kids programs:

  • Parent and Tot Gymnastics
  • Adult Gymnastics
  • Drop In Gymnastics
  • Birthday Parties


Please also note that there is now a verbal health order indicating that any person above 5 years of age are required to wear masks while indoors. Once your physical activity program has started, you may take off your mask.


Please also be reminded that currently we are not allowing spectators inside the gymnastics gym.


For more information on potential exemptions from mask requirements please click here.


Thank you all for your ongoing support and cooperation. Please stay safe!

Online registration for programs, using our New Online Calender, is still the fastest and recommended method to register your child.


The Osborne Registration Office will be back open to the public during the following times:

Mondays: 9am - 2pm
Tuesdays: 9am - 4pm
Wednesdays: 9am - 3pm
Thursdays: 9am - 12pm
Fridays: 12pm - 5pm

We’ve transitioned to a new online registration system.


Who needs a new account?

All current and new clients and families MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO REGISTER for any Active Kids program or service. This includes all UBC staff, faculty, or members of the general public. You will require a new account for both online registration and over the phone registration.


Cardiovascular response to respiratory muscle loading: Effect of menopausal status in women

We are recruiting a group of healthy young and older, men and women for a study investigating the blood pressure and heart rate response to respiratory work. We aim to see the effects of menopausal status on the cardiovascular response. More details and information about eligibility is available here.. If you have any questions or are interested please contact Michael Leahy for more information:

Dear Parents and Families,


In March 2020 most Active Kids programs were cancelled approx. 3 weeks prior to their scheduled completion date, due to COVID. Many of you have already inquired and received either a pro-rated refund or credit for the classes that were cancelled.


If you have not yet received a credit or refund please be advised that effective Mar 1 2021 refunds will no longer be offered, no exceptions.


If you believe that you are still owed a refund or credit, please:

  • send an email to and indicate your child's name and the class they attended
  • we will then verify the information and offer either a credit or a refund
  • to receive the refund or credit you will have to first Create an Online Account in our New Online Registration System
  • all refunds will be issued by cheque and may take 4-6 weeks to process


We must receive your request prior to Mon March 1, 2021 in order to get a refund. Any requests received after this date will only be offered account credits which can be used for future programs and services.


If you have any questions please contact us before Mon Mar 1, 2021.


Kind Regards and Stay Safe,


UBC Active Kids




Be a recognized UBC leader and a signature program of the School of Kinesiology for engaging with diverse communities through evidence based physical activity programming for children and youth, and for developing rich experiential learning opportunities for Kinesiology students.


Develop and deliver exceptional evidence based physical activity programs. Programs are focused on positive sport experiences, physical literacy development, and empowering children and youth to be healthy and physically active for life. UBC students gain valuable professional career experience, access to leadership and training resources, and practical application experience enhancing their academic pursuits.


Community, Student Development, Physical Literacy, Skill Development, Health and Wellbeing, Collaboration, Mentorship and Leadership, Experiential Learning, Professional Development, Diversity, Respect, Inclusivity, Knowledge Translation, Fun, Safety, Positive Physical Activity Experience.



Annual Reports

To learn more about Active Kids please view our annual reports below:


2018 / 2019