Student budgets are no joke. Without them, students would find themselves in loads of debt (deeper than their student loan debt). Therefore, student deals and free things are always welcome and appreciated. Here are 6 free activities at the University of Saskatchewan that you should be taking advantage of!
NOTE: Due to COVID, some of these facilities and activities may not be operating on normal hours, or they may require bookings and appointments. Please contact them ahead of time and be patient. Thank you.
The Bowl Events
The Bowl is located in the middle of the University of Saskatchewan campus. Most importantly, it offers free events every season during the year. For example, there are live performances by local bands in the Fall, skating during the Winter, organized games in the Spring, and recreational sports in the Summer. Additionally, there are free yoga sessions, movie nights, and protests. If none of these suit your fancy, you can always organize a pick-up game of your own and have people join in the fun!
Walking is a great activity that helps to relieve stress and anxiety. Additionally, it’s important for your physical health too. When you are a student, it’s easy to focus on staying indoors for class, studying, etc. However, the fresh air is good for us. Try walking around campus, by the river, around the city, and even along the trails. There are wonderful scenic routes to explore, so get out there and start walking!
Similarly, why not take your bike out? Explore the University of Saskatchewan campus, the city, and other nearby trails. There are many places to lock up your bike as well.
Physical Activity Complex (PAC)
The Physical Activity Complex (PAC) is great for activities such as swimming and fitness classes. Amenities include gyms, an indoor walk track, a fitness centre, a climbing wall, a dance studio, a sports health clinic as well as basketball, volleyball, and badminton courts. It is also wheelchair accessible. In addition, you are already paying for the use of the PAC in your student fees, so you should take advantage of them!
If you are looking for something different, then check out the observatory on campus. The observatory at the University of Saskatchewan is open year-round and is free of charge on Saturday nights, so any visitor (both university students and visitors to the campus) can view celestial objects through the telescope.
On-Campus Art Galleries
The University of Saskatchewan’s art galleries includes College Art Gallery 1 & College Art Gallery 2, Kenderdine Art Gallery, and Gordon Snelgrove Gallery. The permanent art collection that is here is among the university’s richest cultural and educational resources. Additionally, the gallery spaces and art inspire the university’s mission of culture, teaching, and discovery. For more information on their current and upcoming exhibitions, programs, and events, click here.
There are many free activities at the University of Saskatchewan! Which one are you looking forward to trying out first?
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