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Youth

How can youth experience active healthy living at UVic?

Introduce your child to UVic through our sport and recreation programs for children and youth. Research shows that kids who have fun while participating in physical activity are more likely to stay active and healthy for life!

Leverage our world-class facilities and expert staff to bring movement, physical literacy and an active lifestyle to your children all year round.

View Youth programs.

Contact

Questions about youth programs?

Email: vikescommunity@uvic.ca

Location

Youth programs take place all around our facilities. Check program details for exact location. View map.


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Schedule

Programs starting in the next few months:

Currently running programs:


Youth events

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Cheer Winter Showcase ⋅ Dec. 4

1-2-3-4, let me hear you stomp the floor!

Programs

NEW YOUTH

Vikes Active Living youth program - Junior Vikes Endurance Running Club

Junior Vikes Endurance Running Club

$198

Vikes and Victoria Endurance Track Club are partnering to offer run training for kids age 10-16 (smaller groups will be formed for ages 10-13 and 14-16) interested in middle to long distance running. Participants will have the opportunity to build their endurance through age appropriate training on and off the track through drills, running workouts and technique training. We courage athletes of any sport interested in improving their endurance and running technique to join. We do not expect participants to come to all 3 practices – we encourage you to join and come as often as it works for you; we just want to give athletes the maximum opportunity to fit schedules. All participants will get a shirt and have the opportunity to participate in organized races with the club if interested.

Class level: Beginner. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 10-16 years

Location: Centennial Stadium
Dates: September 15 – December 11
Program intervals: Runs time(s) for 9 weeks each
Time: Thursday at 4:30PM–6:00PM • Tuesday at 4:30PM–6:00PM • Sunday at 11:30AM–1:00PM

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YOUTH

Vikes Active Living youth program - Pro-D Day Camp

Pro-D Day Camp

$60

Spend your Pro-D-Day with the Vikes! Fantastic Vikes camp leaders are back to plan a day filled with games, sports, crafts and more! Campers will also get some time on CARSA's climbing wall on both the bouldering wall and climbing tower.

Requirements: Children 5 years of age must currently be attending kindergarten

Class level: All welcome.

Youth: 5-12 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: McKinnon Dance Studio, CARSA Climbing Centre, McKinnon Gym
Dates: September 23 – November 14
Program intervals: Runs 3 time(s) for 7.15hrs each
Time: Friday at 8:15AM–4:00PM • Friday at 8:15AM–4:00PM • Monday at 8:15AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH

Vikes Active Living youth program - Track and Field - Mini Vikes

Track and Field - Mini Vikes

$110

Mini Vikes Track & Field is an introduction to track and field development skills. Children are given instruction on all basic motor skills through running, jumping and throwing with an emphasis on FUN and PLAY. This program also develops physical literacy, promotes Long Term Athlete Development and will be led by trained Vikes varsity athletes as the coaches.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth: 5-9 years

Location: CARSA Field House sprint lanes,
Dates: September 25 – December 4
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 9 Weeks each
Time: Sunday at 11:30AM–12:30PM

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NEW YOUTH

Vikes Active Living youth program - Vikes Long Term Athletic Development - Invasion /Speed Power Sports

Vikes Long Term Athletic Development - Invasion /Speed Power Sports

$475

This training program is for healthy athletes between the ages of 13 and 18. Athletes will increase performance by developing competency of key movement and developing strength and power. Athletes competing in volleyball, basketball, hockey, football, rugby as well any other sport that requires high levels of athleticism would greatly benefit from this program.

More information can be found here: Vikes Rec Athletic Development and any further questions can be send to Dana Agar-Newman at vikesstrength@uvic.ca.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth: 13-18 years

Location: Centennial Stadium Weight Room
Dates: September 19 – December 17
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 12 weeks each
Time: Monday at 6:30PM–8:00PM • Friday at 6:30PM–8:00PM

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YOUTH

Vikes Active Living youth program - Vikes Winter Break Camp (ages 5-7)

Vikes Winter Break Camp (ages 5-7)

$190

Come spend your winter break at CARSA with the Vikes! Our awesome leaders are back again to plan lots of games, sports and crafts. The program will end at 2pm on Friday 24th.

Requirements: Must be enrolled in Kindergarten

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 5-7 years

Location: McKinnon Dance Studio, CARSA Field House
Dates: December 19 – December 22
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 4 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH

Vikes Active Living youth program - Vikes Winter Break Camp (ages 8-12)

Vikes Winter Break Camp (ages 8-12)

$190

Come spend your winter break at CARSA with the Vikes! Our awesome leaders are back again to plan lots of games, sports and crafts. The program will end at 2pm on Friday 24th.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 8-12 years

Location: McKinnon Dances Studio, CARSA Field House
Dates: December 19 – December 22
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 4 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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All prices valid as of September 1, 2022. All prices include GST.


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