Program Information

Last updated on November 19, 2020 7:03 pm

UBC Recreation is reviewing the updated Provincial Health Orders from November 19 and its impact on our programs. The following activities remain suspended pending a completed review: 

    • Cardio, Conditioning & Strength classes (Zumba, Barre Fitness, & Women on Weights)
    • Martial arts
    • Dance
    • Yoga & Pilates
  • Boot camps and Group Fitness classes
  • Spin classes
  • Aqua Fitness & Aqua Stretch classes
  • Thunderbird Adult Hockey League games

These activities and programs will only resume when safe and with approval from local health authorities. Please note, if a program or activity is not on the above list it is proceeding as regularly scheduled. 

As a reminder, face masks are required when indoor at all UBC sport facilities except when exercising or performing physical activity.

 

Facility & Program Updates

Safety Practices

What to Expect

FAQs

 

Facility & Program Updates

Fitness & Classes

Last updated November 24, 2020 5:34 pm

Effective November 7 at 10:00pm, UBC Recreation is temporarily suspending the operation of the following programs and events indefinitely: Boot camps, Group Fitness classes, and Spin classes.   Effective November 24 at 5:00pm, UBC Recreation is temporarily suspending the operation of the following programs through November 30: Cardio, Conditioning & Strength classes (Zumba, Barre Fitness, & Women on Weights), Martial Arts, and Dance.   The ARC & BirdCoop Fitness Centres are open with reduced capacity to those with memberships. Personal training are also available at this time. Please note, if a program or activity is not on the above list it is proceeding as regularly scheduled. Advanced registration is required for all activities.

UBC Aquatic Centre

Last updated November 26, 2020 5:39 pm

Effective November 7 at 10:00pm, UBC Recreation is temporarily suspending the operation of the following programs and events indefinitely: Aqua Fitness & Aqua Stretch classes. The UBC Aquatic Centre is open with limited hours and reduced activities. Length swim, recreation swim, swimming lessons, private lessons, performance private coaching, and certifications are available at this time. On November 28 capacities for length swimming will resume to a maximum of three (3) per double lane (25m), and five (5) per double lane (50m). The UBC Aquatic Centre is open only for registered programs or by appointment.

SRC Drop-in Sports & Activities

Last updated October 17, 2020 3:07 am

The SRC gyms are open  for table tennis, badminton and basketball with specific conditions for participation. The SRC Studio is available for dance, martial arts practice, or functional use. Reservations required. Face coverings are required when indoor at all UBC sport facilities except when exercising or performing physical activity.


UBC Tennis Centre

Last updated November 8, 2020 11:30 am

The UBC Tennis Centre is now open with limited hours for court bookings and lessons.  Fall registration is available now. Reservations required.

John M.S. Lecky UBC Boat House

Last updated October 17, 2020 2:45 am

John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse will re-open on Monday, June 29 with limited programs. Registration required.

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Last updated November 24, 2020 12:37 pm

Thunderbird Adult Hockey League games are scheduled to re-start beginning on Friday, November 27. Previously cancelled games will be re-scheduled in December. The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre is open only for registered programs or by appointment only. Fall lessons and drop-in Ice times are available for online registration.


UBC Baseball Rose Indoor Training Centre

Last updated October 17, 2020 4:24 am

The UBC Baseball Rose Indoor Training Centre is re-opened with additional precautions for COVID-19. Registration for fall lessons and camps is now open. Advanced registration required for all programs and access.

UBC Camps

Last updated November 24, 2020 11:19 pm

Due to precautionary measures against COVID-19, the UBC Camps office is operating with reduced hours and staffing. For all inquiries, please contact us at ubc.camps@ubc.ca. As UBC Camps continues to plan and adapt its operations in response to COVID-19, we have several important updates to share: Public registration for fall programs and Winter Break camp is now open. Parent/guardians are advised to review the changes & safety measures being implemented for camps. As of May, a new registration system is in use. Please set up a new login to prepare for summer camp registration.

Thunderbird Park, Rashpal Dhillon Track & Field, MacInnes Family Field

Last updated June 10, 2020 9:00 am

Some fields and outdoor spaces are available for informal activity and recreation among members of a single household. Please practice safe distancing measures and observe the posted signs.


Facility Closures

The following facilities are closed for all activities, including rentals:

  • War Memorial Gymnasium
  • Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion

Safety Practices

Stay at home if you are sick

Stay home if you have travelled internationally in the last 14 days

Advanced reservations and bookings required for all programs/activities.

Non-medical face masks required when indoors except when exercising

Signs and pathways for designated entrances, exits, line-ups, and traffic throughout buildings

Change rooms & lockers closed. Come dressed for your activity.

Water fountains are limited to refilling of water bottles.

Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow

Avoid touching your face

Wash hands thoroughly & frequently

Use hand sanitizer if you are unable to wash your hands

Maintain a physical distance of 2m from others

Additional Information

  • Physical distancing will be practiced whenever possible, including: maintaining distance between staff and participants.
  • Visitors are required to wear non-medical masks or face coverings when indoors at UBC Sport Facilities
    • Exemptions 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
    • Requests for exemptions and questions can be sent to info.recreation@ubc.ca
    • Additional information is available on how to wear, use, and store your face covering
  • Rentals and shared equipment are unavailable or limited. Please bring your own equipment for activities.
  • In-person purchases or transactions are cashless and only credit (Mastercard or Visa) or debit is accepted.

What to Expect

Daily Health Screening

All persons visiting UBC facilities or taking part in a program must be able to answer “no” to all of the following questions:

Have you, or members of your household, experienced any flu-like or cold symptoms within the last 14 days?

Have you, or members of your household, had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or is awaiting COVID-19 test results within the last 14 days?

Have you, or members of your household, travelled internationally within the last 14 days, including to the USA?

  • If the answer is “yes” to any question on arrival, they will not be allowed to attend any programs for health and safety reasons. A supervisor will follow-up with them through phone or email to issue a credit for programs that are missed.
  • Translated written copies of pre-screening questions will be available to ensure language is not a barrier to understanding and adherence to health and safety measures.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

UBC Athletics & Recreation is working on a plan to safely re-open our sport facilities and re-start our programs. We are working through modifications and new practices that will adhere to the guidelines and recommendations of local health authorities. Although we do not have a precise timeline, we expect that we will re-open through a phased approach that provides recreation opportunities while enacting the appropriate precautions.

UBC Athletics & Recreation is also reviewing refunds and credits to anyone registered for classes, memberships, and rentals during this period. Communication about refunds and credits will be communicated to affected individuals via email.

Please note, individuals with expiring locker rentals at the SRC and ARC will not be required to vacate them during this extended closure. An automatic extension will be provided to all locker rentals until August 31, 2020. If you require access to remove items from your locker, please contact info.recreation@ubc.ca.

Lockers at the UBC Aquatic Centre expire on July 7th, 2020. If you require access to remove items from your locker, please contact aquatic.centre@ubc.ca.