Unlocking Benefits: Make the Most of your UBC Student Access

Are you looking for ways to stay active and make the most of your time at UBC? From fitness classes to drop-in sports, to fall leagues – UBC Recreation offers a wide range of activities for students to enjoy throughout the school year.

Being a UBC student has a lot of perks – including reduced rates, free activities, and opportunities for athletics and recreation. With the fall term right around the corner, there’s a few things you should know!

Free Activities for UBC Students


Drop-in Swimming

FREE for UBC Students!

Get refreshed with a swim at the UBC Aquatics Centre and enjoy our many amenities! UBC students get FREE access to drop-in swimming and Aqua Fitness Classes.

Drop-in Skating

FREE for UBC Students!

Blow off some steam at the skating rink! UBC students get FREE access to drop-in public skating at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre!

Drop-in Sports

FREE for UBC Students!

UBC Students get FREE access to drop-in sports, including regular sessions of volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, and more!

Moves on MacInnes

FREE for UBC Students!

Sign out FREE sport equipment from the SRC to use on MacInnes Field! Borrow jump ropes, ultimate discs, spikeball kits, soccer balls & nets!

Get Moving Programs

FREE for UBC Students!

We have a variety of recreational programs available to help students navigate campus while maintaining health and wellbeing:

Free Week

September 11 – 17, 2023

Join us this fall at Free Week – a time to try out a variety of fitness programs and activities for FREEThis is the perfect opportunity to gage your interests and find an activity that excites you!

Reduced Rates for UBC Students


Fall Intramural Leagues

Register by September 17, 2023

Participate in one of the many intramural league sports offered at UBC which includes: Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Ultimate, Ice Hockey, and Dodgeball. Each league team has games once a week on campus, allowing students to quickly de-stress from studying and fit in a quick moment for sports with their friends amidst crazy school schedules. These leagues are catered to student schedules and student budgets.

Instructional Fitness Classes

The instructional fitness classes are perfect for those who want a learn a new skill or improve their fitness levels in a group setting. We offer a wide variety of fitness classes, including:



UBC Student Fitness Membership

Memberships for the ARC, BirdCoop, and Group Fitness Classes

Starting at just $42.50/term, Fall Student Fitness Memberships are now available for purchase!



Fall Adult Programs

Reduced Rates for all UBC students

All registered lessons are reduced for students, such as:

UBC Tennis Centre

Enjoy Reduced Rates

UBC students receive reduced court booking rates during the fall & winter.

Always remember to bring your UBC Student Card when you take on your next adventure!