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.


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.


Subject: Updates for Programs Affected by Provincial health Order- November 7 2020


Dear Parents and Families,


On November 7, 2020, a new Provincial Health Order was put in place for all individuals, places of work, and businesses across the Lower Mainland.


Specifically, indoor group activities including spin classes, yoga, group fitness, dance classes, must close for two weeks.


Active Kids does not offer spin, martial arts, boot camp, or drop in fitness classes.


Sports that are able to conduct individual exercise activities and/or practices with physical distancing measures can be maintained.


The Active Kids Covid 19 Safety Plan has been reviewed and is supported by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.


Active Kids will continue to offer it’s regularly scheduled classes, for the time being.


Please also be reminded of the significant physical distancing and safety protocols in effect including:

  • facility access is restricted to staff and participants
  • no competition against other teams, no travel, and we do not allow spectators
  • small class sizes / cohorts who only participate with one another
  • participants practice isolated skills
  • physical distance markers and barriers are in effect
  • enforcement of social distancing, particularly through station based equipment design and use
  • 1 person per apparatus, then hands are sanitized
  • we are pre-screening participants prior to each visit
  • significantly enhanced cleaning protocols before, during, and after every class


Active Kids will continue to monitor and adjust program access in order to maintain safety standards and provincial guidelines. Please visit our website regularly for the latest information, as well as our covid specific program information for parents.


Thank you for your ongoing support, and please stay safe.


UBC Active Kids


Programs, Community, Engagement and Collaboration

Community, Sport, and Physical Literacy Programs
Gymnastics Programs
Gymnastics Summer Camps
Gymnastics Drop-In
Gymnastics Birthday Parties
Gymnastics Group Bookings and Private Lessons
FAQ, Policies, Info for Parents, and Community Resources
Academic Collaboration and Research Support
Student Engagement, Employment, Volunteer, and Training Info


Annual Reports

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


2018 / 2019


Contact Us

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Osborne Centre, 6108 Thunderbird Blvd.
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Monday – Friday
8:45am to 4:15pm