Updated Access & Reservations for Fitness Centres | Feb 1

In response to overwhelming demand and feedback from our fitness centre members, we are updating the ways to access the BirdCoop and ARC Fitness Centres effective Tuesday February 1, 2022. Reservations will only be required during periods when the fitness centres are busiest. All other times will be available to members on a drop-in basis with a capacity of 50 members per facility.

Reservations Required for Peak Hours

  • Advanced reservations are required during the following periods:
    • Weekdays | 6:30 – 8:00am, 12:00 – 1:30pm, 4:00 – 5:30pm,  5:30 – 7:00pm
    • Weekends | 10:00  – 11:30am
  • Reservations for sessions beginning February 1 will be available beginning 50 hours before the session start time.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be done in advance and online. For more information on how to cancel a registered session, visit here.

Drop-In for all Other Sessions

  • During all other times that the ARC & BirdCoop Fitness Centres are open, members may visit on a drop-in basis.
  • Entry will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis with a capacity of 50 people per facility.
  • If the fitness centre is at capacity, you may be asked to wait until other parties leave the facility.
    • Queuing & wait times during drop-in periods may be up to 20-30 minutes.
    • Face masks must be worn & distancing measures will be enforced while in queues.

 


BirdCoop Climbing Cave

  • Advanced reservations are required during the following periods:
    • Weekdays | 6:30 – 8:00am, 12:00 – 1:30pm, 4:00 – 5:30pm,  5:30 – 7:00pm
    • Weekends | 10:00  – 11:30am
  • During all other times, members may visit on a drop-in basis.
    • The BirdCoop Climbing Cave is limited to 3 (three) people at a time and if it is full, you may be asked to wait until other parties leave.
  • Reservations for sessions beginning February 1 will be available beginning 50 hours before the session start time.
  • Reservations and entry to the BirdCoop Climbing Cave is limited to bouldering activities and does not include access to the BirdCoop.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be done in advance and online. For more information on how to cancel a registered session, visit here.

Group Fitness Classes

As a reminder, all current fitness centre memberships include access to Group Fitness classes.

  • Advanced registration is required and is available 24 hours prior to the scheduled class time.
  • If you cannot attend your registered fitness class, please cancel your class booking online in advance of the class start time. For more information on how to cancel a registered session, visit here.


All visitors to fitness centres and fitness classes should be familiar with UBC Recreation’s COVID-19 safety precautions prior to visiting. Please visit here for more information about fitness activity specific protocols.

We thank everyone for their understanding and patience with the changing conditions around fitness activities. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you on your next visit.