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Latest Aquatic Centre News

AQUATICS: Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

We have much to be thankful for each and every day, however are pleased to have modified hours to support our Thanksgiving long-weekend.

UBC Aquatic Centre

Saturday October 12: 8:00am – 9:00pm (Regular Hours)
Sunday October 13: 8:00am – 5:00pm (new – early closure due to staff illness)
Monday October 14: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Visitors are reminded and encouraged to consult the facility website and Drop-in Schedule prior to any visit.

For full details of operating hours for other facilities managed by UBC Athletics & Recreation please click here.

NOTICE:  Variable temperatures to be anticipated

Users of the UBC Aquatic Centre are to be advised to anticipate variable temperatures (air and water, pool basins and showers will be cooler than normal) between 7pm on Friday Oct. 11 through 9am on Sunday Oct. 13.

Facility users can anticipate the following:

  • Showers will be functional though not at an optimal temperature (cooler than normal);
  • Pool basins, primarily the Leisure, and Recreation tank, will lose temperature over this period;
  • The Hot Tub will be closed;
  • Indoor air temperatures will be cooler than normal;

Impacts are a result to scheduled modifications to the Hot Water District Energy System (aka “DES”) to support construction on Student Union Boulevard and the Gage Towers / Pacific Residences Site. The DES, powered by the Campus Energy Centre, is the main source of heat for the UBC Aquatic Centre. Another example of UBC’s commitment to sustainability.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reminder: No Swim Lessons Oct 11-14

The UBC Aquatic Centre is reminding those registered in regular recurring swim lesson programs at the facility, that this weekend was published as an exclusion at the time of registration. There are no swim lessons at the UBC Aquatic Centre for Friday October 11th, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th and Monday October 14th.

Users are reminded to consult the UBC Aquatic Centre Drop-In Schedule prior to any visit.

Construction Updates

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are invited to plan ahead and allow for extra time travelling to/from the UBC Aquatic Centre.

SLAT on Student Union Blvd.

Construction on, and in the area of, Student Union Blvd continues and the traffic pattern changes regularly. Student Union Boulevard will be single-lane alternating traffic (SLAT) for October 7-31, from 7:30am to 4:00pm on weekdays and occasional weekend work (Saturday,  October 12).

Pedestrians are invited to make note of the following and to please make use the designated pedestrian crossings. The sidewalk along the north side of Student Union Boulevard will remain closed whereas the south sidewalk will remain open.

For access to the updated UBC Construction map click here.

University Blvd closed – Sat. Oct. 12

Pavement marking work is planned for this Saturday from 7am to 6pm on University Boulevard on the west side of Wesbrook Mall that will require a full closure of University Boulevard.

  • University Blvd Lot will be closed for the day
  • Buses will be detoured for the day

Midterm De-Stress Week

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Take a Breath and Recharge

All week in the UBC Aquatic Centre we’ll have free programs for UBC Students to take a break from midterms. Have a 30-minute break in between classes? Drop by for some mellow music and colouring in the mezzanine, or relax in the steam room. Looking for something high-energy and fun? We’ll be hosting aqua fitness classes with a playlist of solely Early 2000’s Throwbacks music!


Free Drop-In Programming | November 4 – 8

Monday, November 4

12:05PM – 12:50PM | Shallow AquaFitness – Whitney (Houston) Workout

Performed in chest-depth water with music to get you motivated and moving. This is our most popular type of Aquafitness class and for all demographics and fitness levels. Class includes muscular strength and endurance, core stability, flexibility, and more.

Tuesday, November 5

12:05PM – 12:50PM | Shallow AquaFitness – Beyonce

Performed in chest-depth water with music to get you motivated and moving. This is our most popular type of Aquafitness class and for all demographics and fitness levels. Class includes muscular strength and endurance, core stability, flexibility, and more.

Wednesday, November 6

12:05PM – 12:50PM | Shallow AquaFitness – Motown

Performed in chest-depth water with music to get you motivated and moving. This is our most popular type of Aquafitness class and for all demographics and fitness levels. Class includes muscular strength and endurance, core stability, flexibility, and more.

8:15PM – 9:20PM | Aqua Bootcamp – Britney Spears

Challenge your fitness level and improve your cardio conditioning alternating with strength, balance, and core training segments while exercising in shallow water. This class features interval training, power and propulsive moves to challenge you without the stress on the joints. This is a higher intensity Aqua Fitness class.

Thursday, November 7

10:35AM – 11:20AM | Deep AquaFitness

Improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and flexibility with this no-impact, deep-water workout. Participants should be comfortable in deeper water but flotation belts are provided for each person.

Friday, November 8

10:00AM – 10:45AM | Get Wet and Sweat – Glam Rock

A combination of shallow and deep water classes that focus on cardio endurance, core stabilization, strength, balance, and flexibility. You choose the depth and take it to your own personal level of exertion! Participants of all ages and levels of fitness are welcome.

12:05PM – 12:50PM | Shallow AquaFitness – Friday Night Fever (Disco)

Performed in chest-depth water with music to get you motivated and moving. This is our most popular type of Aquafitness class and for all demographics and fitness levels. Class includes muscular strength and endurance, core stability, flexibility, and more.


Have Questions?
At UBC Recreation we aspire to include everyone in our programs and facilities. But you may have questions or concerns about if this event is right for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact aquatic.centre@ubc.ca

UPDATE: Skylight – 25m Recreation Tank

Visitors are reminded and encouraged to consult the facility website and Drop-in Schedule prior to any visit.

#ThanksCoach: Nat’l Coaches Week (Sept. 21-29)

September 21-28, 2019 is National Coaches Week, a time to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach. With events held across the country to celebrate coaching, National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle.

The UBC Aquatic Centre would like to acknowledge the coaches of the UBC Varsity Swimming Programs – Steve Price and Derrick Schoof, the coaches of Swimming Canada’s High Performance Centre – Vancouver – Tom Johnson and Ben Keast, the coaches affiliated with VPSC (Vancouver Pacific Swim Club) and our very own facility staff involved in coaching and instruction each week.

Stay up to date with everything related to National Coaches Week by visiting www.coach.ca/nationalcoachesweek and by following along on Facebook and Twitter using #CoachesWeek and #ThanksCoach.

viaSport British Columbia is running a contest as part of this year’s National Coaches Week.
Full details here.

 

CLOSURE NOTICE: 25m Recreation Tank

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are advised that the 25m Recreation Tank along with area of the pool deck are temporarily closed for unscheduled maintenance. The UBC Aquatic Centre is committed to safety and facility users are asked to respect the signage on deck and remain clear of the closed areas.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

A reminder that UBC Recreation program guide and seasonal brochure are available on-line. Visitors are reminded and encouraged to consult the facility website and Drop-in Schedule prior to any visit.