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

Registration is now OPEN for all Active Kids classes!


  • This Fall we will be offering an increased number of programs including gymnastics classes for ALL ages, birthday parties, drop in sessions, and more.
  • All activity options, schedules, and pricing are available:
  • To be prepared to register, get started by creating 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 families and friends,


In response to the recent public health announcement please read the following Active Kids program updates so that you are prepared to attend your classes this September.


BC Vaccine Card

The upcoming directive from the Provincial Health Officer for September 13 will affect all programs. Proof of vaccination will be required of all persons aged 12 and older in order to be admitted to your classes.


For more information about the upcoming proof of vaccination requirements as well as information on how to get vaccinated, please visit the following resources:


Please also know that effective Sept 13th, all Active Kids students / staff / and volunteers will be also required to provide proof of full vaccination in order to help lead and deliver your child’s class.


Face Masks

Additionally, in response to the renewed mask mandate, effective immediately face masks will be required when indoors at all Active Kids programs for persons aged 12 and older.


We strongly recommended that you and your child also wear a facemask even during activity time. However, masks may be removed at the start of activity time and should be replaced as soon as the class is complete. Exceptions to this policy include:

  • Persons with an underlying medical condition or disability which impacts the ability to wear a face covering
  • Children 11 years of age or under
  • Persons unable to place or remove a face covering without assistance


We will continue to provide ongoing updates or changes as they become available. Please also visit our website for more information.

Stay safe,

UBC Active Kids

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