Campus Recreation's Learn-to's are designed to give those students the opportunity to experience something for the first time or to brush up on a sport or activity you haven't played for some time. It's a great way to try an activity out before joining a club or a league. There are always new offerings being added so check our website often for updates.

Learn-to Fence

This is an introductory clinic teaching fundamental fencing skills; basic footwork, bladework, and rules of the game. We also offer the opportunity for chaired athletes to participate as wheelchairs can be provided for those wishing to try this exciting clinic. 

Term 1: September 17, 2023
Term 2: January 14, 2024
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: PAC Room 101
Price: $10
Limit: 16


Learn-to Swing Dance

Learn to Swing Dance introduces the basics of the "Lindy Hop", which is one of the many varieties of swing dance, in a relaxed and fun environment - no partner necessary. Lindy Hop is a dance of improvisation and expression done to swing music, first danced by African Americans in New York in the 1920's. This 5 week series will give you confidence in the fundamentals of Lindy Hop and includes a free class visit to a USSDC social dance. 

Please sign up as your preferred dance role: lead or follow.
Anyone can lead or follow! There is a max capacity of 20 people.

Term 2: January 10, 2024 every Wednesday for 5 weeks
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: PAC Room 101
Price: $20/USask students, $30/non-USask students
Limit: 20

Learn-to Wrestle

Discover the Thrill of Learning to Wrestle - Join Us Today.  Are you ready to embark on an exhilarating journey of physical fitness, mental toughness, and self-improvement? Look no further! Our university's recreational wrestling program is here to offer you an incredible opportunity to learn and engage in the dynamic sport of wrestling. Join us today and unlock a world of excitement and personal growth!  Wrestling is a sport that demands strength, agility, and mental resilience. Through our program, you'll discover the exhilaration of mastering powerful takedowns, executing flawless maneuvers, and outmaneuvering opponents with strategic grappling techniques.

Term 1: September 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and October 18 (5 sessions)
Location: Education Playroom
Time:  Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Price: $40
Limit: 20

Train to Train Wrestling:

Elevate your wrestling skills with our Train-to-Train program.  Train with Expert Coaches - our dedicated team of experienced coaches and instructors are passionate about sharing their expertise and guiding you on your wrestling journey. They will patiently teach you the fundamental techniques, mentor you through advanced moves, and motivate you to push your limits, unlocking your full potential in this ancient and revered sport.. Sessions will continue following the Learn to Wrestle program. Take the next step on your wrestling journey and become a formidable force on the mat. Join us now!

Term 1: September 27, Oct 2, 4, 11, 16, 18 – October 18, 2023 (5 sessions. further opportunities can exist following Oct 18th)
Location: Education Playroom
Time:  Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Price: $40
Limit: 20

Learn-to Salsa Dance

Have you ever wanted to learn to dance? In this course, you will learn the beginner steps of salsa dancing over the course of 3 sessions. Come join us for a few evenings of dancing, fun, and excitement! Brought to you by Leo.

Dancing benefits
Fitness: Increase the number of daily steps and improve your breathing.
Socially: Connect and interact with people through the language of dance
Musicality: Latin music is fun and party like.
Coordination: The nature of the dance will help you coordinate music and step.

Term 1:  October 22nd, 29th, November 5th, 2023
Term 2:  February 25th, March 3rd & 10th, 2024
Time:  7:00 - 8:00 pm
PAC Room 101
Price: $25
Limit: 20

Learn-to Play Tennis

(2 part series)

If you’re looking to play tennis but aren’t sure how to start or want to brush up on the sport, then this class is for you. Over the span of 2 sessions, this class will teach the fundamentals of tennis, including serving, forehand and backhand strokes and the basics of footwork.

Term 1: September 18th & 20th, 2023
Times:  4:30 - 5:30 pm
Location: K Nasser Outdoor tennis Courts (Behind Education)
Price:  $10
Limit:  20

Wall Social

The wall social is a great introduction to the rock climbing community on campus. You will have the opportunity to meet new friends and belay partners, so individuals are welcome to attend this event! Register online or through the USask Rec app! There is a one-time fee of $10 to cover the orientation costs

Term 1: September 6th, 13th & 20th, 2023
Term 2: January 10th & 17th, 2024
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Physical Activity Complex (PAC) Climbing Wall
Prices: $10 (includes orientation cost and belay fee)
Limit: 12


Learn-to Climb

(4 week program)

The Learn-To Climb program is a 4-week course for beginner and intermediate climbers who are interested in improving their climbing skills. Participants will hone their climbing technique and knowledge with a personalized development plan delivered by an experienced instructor. Sign up today to reach your climbing potential!

Participants must have paid and completed the wall orientation prior to attending this program.
Participants do not need to bring a partner. 
Included: 4-week custom tips and training, a uSask wall sticker, t-shirt and/or water bottle

Term 1:
Session 1: September 16th, 23rd, October 1st , 7th , 2023
Session 2: October 14th, 21st  28th,November 4th, 2023

Term 2:
Session 1: January 13th/20th/27th & February 3rd, 2024
Session 2: February 10th/17th / March 2nd/ 9th , 2024

Time: Saturdays 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: PAC Climbing Wall
Price:  $25 PAC members / $50 non members
Limit: 7

Learn-to Kayak

(4 Part Series)

Learn to Kayak sessions teach the basic safety and paddling skills of the kayak. In the course you will learn: Wet Exits, T-Rescues, a variety of strokes, technical skills, as well as an introduction to the kayak polo. This course teaches the basics for those who have always wanted to kayak but never had the chance. It is also a great course to take for anyone interested in purchasing a kayak to brush up on skills and learn some new things.  All 4 part series kayak instructional courses will include four - 2 hour sessions of instruction at the Physical Activity Complex pool and use of club kayaks, equipment and paddles.  Participants must bring their own bathing suit and towel.  Pre-registration is required at the Campus Recreation office. 

Term 1: September 10th/17th/24th and October 1st, 2023
Term 2: January 14th / 21st / 28th and February 4th 2024
Location:  Physical Activity Complex Pool
Session 1 11:30am - 1:30pm
Price: $30
Limit: 8


Learn-to SCUBA

PADI Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI Professional in pool or pool-like conditions. During your adventure, you’ll master some basic concepts and scuba skills and might even head off to experience an open water adventure.  When you participate in a Discover Scuba Diving program, you discover excitement and adventure - freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling! Notes: 11:30 – 12:30 Classroom session  / 12:30 – 1:30 Pool session

Term 1: October 22nd, 2023
Term 2: March 17, 2024
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: PAC Pool
Price: $35
Limit: 12

Learn-to Play Squash

Beginner Learn-to play Squash (2 part series)

This learn-to is designed to get new players on the court. It will teach you the basics that you need to be able to participate in basic rallies by teaching serves, forehand and backhand swings, and basic rules to the game. This learn-to is open to everyone and equipment rentals are available at the PAC equipment desk. Open to all students and PAC members.

Term 1: September 28th & October 5th, 2023
Term 2:  January 25th & February 1st , 2024
Time:      6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: PAC Squash courts
Price:      $10
Limit:      16


Intermediate Learn-to play Squash (1 part series)

 If you’ve learned the basics of squash and you are ready to learn more than this learn-to is for you. In this class, players will get an opportunity to learn drills, and more advanced squash techniques, including the drop shot, court movement, and strategy. Players should be able to participate in basic rallies and should know the forehand and backhand swings to participate. Equipment is provided by the PAC if you do not have your own. Open to all students and PAC members.

Term 1:  November 29th 2023
Time:      6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: PAC Squash courts
Price:      $10
Limit:      12


Learn-to Self Defense

(4 part series)

Women Empowered is a self defense program that will teach you how to neutralize the 20 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant.  Beyond the physical techniques, Women Empowered also reinforces awareness principles, risk assessment, and verbal and psychological strategies a woman can use to set safe boundaries with others – even if the perpetrator is someone she knows. At the core of this mindset is the belief that we are worth defending!  Brought to you by Okami Martial Arts. 

There is an active portion in this course so please dress appropriately.

Term 1:  October 15th, 22rd, 29th, & November 5th  , 2023
Time:  4:00 – 5:30 pm
Location:  PAC Room 295
Price:  $30
Limit:  20

Term 2:  January 14th, 21st, 28th & February 4th, 2024
Time:  4:00 – 5:30 pm
Location:  PAC Room 295
Price:  $30
Limit:  20



Student Only Bootcamp

(10 Week Program - 2 days per week)

Do you want to work with a personal trainer, but don’t want to pay big fees? In these fitness sessions your personal trainer will put you through a mix of strength training circuits and cardio intervals that will show you how to push your limits to help you reach your goals.


Term 1: 10 week program - 2 days per week
Dates:  September 19th – November 30th, 2023 (excluding the November break)
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6:00 pm
Location: Education Balcony
Price:      $100      
Limit: 12


Term 2: 10 week program – 2 days per week
Dates:  January 16th – March 28th, 2024 (excluding the reading week break)
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6:30 pm
Location: Education Balcony
Price:      $100
Limit: 12




Women's Only Bootcamp

(10 Week Program)

If you’re looking to build strength and get more fit in a private women only setting then this class is for you. Your female certified personal trainer will take you through a series of strength training circuits and cardio intervals to push you to reach your fitness goals.

Term 1: 10 week program - 2 days per week
Dates:  September 18th – December 4th, 2023 (excluding the November break)
Time: Mondays @ 6:30 pm & Wednesdays @ 6:30
Location: Education Balcony
Price:      $160 non-member, $100 member   
Limit: 12

Term 2: 10 week program – 2 days per week
Dates:  January 15th – March 27th, 2024 (excluding the reading week break)
Time: Mondays @ 7:30 pm & Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm
Location: Education Balcony
Price: $160 non-member, $100 member
Limit: 12


Room 222, Physical Activity Complex (PAC)

Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday