UBC Recreation Program Suspension/Cancellations for March 14-29 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Dear members, students, faculty, staff, and community;

Due to the current conditions with COVID-19, UBC Recreation and UBC Camps are suspending programs beginning March 14 through March 29. While the Public Health Agency of Canada continues to assess the risk as low for Canada, we seek to minimize transmission in the community by limiting close contact with others at this time.  In addition, in accordance with a recommendation from Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health, the university is cancelling all on-campus and off-campus events with more than 250 people.

Programs suspended or cancelled are:

  • Storm the Wall & Storm the Wall Community Festival
  • All spring break camps from March 16-20 and March 23-27 (are all cancelled)
  • Aquatic lessons, certifications, & classes
  • Baseball lessons & programs
  • Fitness & classes – registered classes & membership-based classes (yoga & pilates, spin, boot camps, etc.)
  • Ice – skating & hockey lessons, Thunderbird Adult Hockey League
  • Intramural programs – league sports, Storm the Wall, Hall of Fame
  • Rowing – community rowing programs & lessons
  • Tennis – lessons & programs

Additionally, there will be some adjustments for access to fitness centres, pool, and gymnasiums. We understand that fitness and sports provide a much-needed outlet during stressful times like this which is why our recreational and fitness facilities remain open while providing a safe, healthy environment. The following facilities will be available for drop-in activities with adjustments to manage possible risks:

  • Aquatics Centre (steam room & sauna closed)
  • ARC & BirdCoop Fitness Centres (and associated fitness studios)
  • Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre for public skating & stick & puck
  • SRC drop-in sports (volleyball, basketball, badminton)

UBC Recreation will continue to monitor the situation and adjust programs and facility access based on risks. In the meantime, members and guests will be informed of updates as soon as they become available.

For updates on the status of all recreation programming and activities please visit here.

For information on how UBC continues to monitor the development of the situation, including resources, click here.

We thank everyone for their participation and support of UBC Recreation. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you on a future visit.

UBC Recreation