students in a group drinking hot chocolate outside

Activity schedule

Please note that participation in all activities is at your own risk.

Fat-tire bike tour

When:Tuesday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Outside University Centre (across from Admin Building, Fort Garry campus)

Register for a free fat-tire bike tour. Kendricks Outdoor Adventures will host six 30-minute tours and must be pre-booked.

Tours start at:

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 10:40 a.m.
  • 11:20 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:40 p.m.
  • 1:20 p.m.

Helmets are strongly encouraged and will be available along with the bike. Book a Fat Bike Tour on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drop in ice-skating

When: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Wayne Flemming Arena, Max Bell Centre, Fort Garry campus

Bring your skates and enjoy ice in the Wayne Flemming Arena in Max Bell Centre. Don’t have your own skates? No problem. Borrow a pair from the UM skate library (first-come, first-served basis). This is a drop-in skate. Come anytime between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Winter walk

When: Thursday, Feb. 22, noon to 12:45 p.m.
Where: Brodie Centre Atrium, Bannatyne campus 

Explore the Bannatyne campus and the surrounding area on this winter walk led by Adam Toffan, Joe Doupe Recreation Centre supervisor. Meet colleagues and students from across both campuses and finish with hot chocolate and cookies courtesy of Aramark. We’ll meet at the Brodie Centre Atrium doors at noon and be ready to walk by 12:05 p.m.

Indigenous history walk

When: Friday, Feb. 23, noon to 12:45 p.m.
Where: Agora, Active Living Centre, Fort Garry campus

Join fellow students, staff and faculty for a guided walk with Indigenous Scholar, Dr. Brian Rice and explore the Indigenous history and story of the lands the Fort Garry campus is located on. Meet in the Agora in the Active Living Centre at noon. The walk will wind along parts of campus near the river and end in the Duckworth Quad at 12:45 p.m.

Hot chocolate

When: Friday, Feb. 23, 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Duckworth Quad, Fort Garry campus

Enjoy hot chocolate courtesy of UMSU after the Indigenous history walk, or swing by the Quad and grab a cup between classes.

Canada West Men’s Basketball Championship

When: Wednesday, Feb. 21 and Thursday, Feb. 22, 1 p.m. or 3 p.m.
Where: Investor’s Group Athletic Centre, Fort Garry campus

See the best basketball teams in the west when Bison Sports hosts the top-12 university teams from the Canada West conference.

To add more excitement to the evening games, Bison Sports presents half-time shows for the tournament showcasing special guest performers from our community.

  • Wednesday evening: Mini Ballers baby race (6 p.m. game) and Sisler High School, dance (8 p.m. game)
  • Thursday evening: Sarah Teakle, circus-style performance (6 p.m. game) and Shanley Spence, Indigenous hoop dance (8 p.m. game)
  • Saturday evening: Mini Ballers scrimmage (6 p.m. game)
  • Sunday evening: Jason Lepine, Métis fiddler (6 p.m. game) and Taiko Drumming, Japanese drum performance (8 p.m. game)

The Strong Warrior Girls Anishinaabe Singers will open Session 2 games on Wednesday evening with O Canada sung in Anishinaabemowin.

UM students, faculty and staff can access a free ticket to Session 1 (Wednesday with games at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.) or Session 3  (Thursday with games at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.). Notably, all three Manitoba university basketball teams are competing in this tournament. Use the promo code ‘UMWINTER’ to redeem one free ticket for an afternoon session.

The Bisons play their first game on Thursday, February 22, at 8 p.m. in Session 4.

Session tickets are on sale now ($10-25). Buy a tournament pass ($99.93) for access to all 12 games.

Get the full game schedule on the tournament webpage.

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