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Latest Aquatic Centre News

Aug 17-25 – Road Closure & Detour Notice

Please note these key road closures for next week with red text noting significant programming impact. In particular, camps and weekday programs at War Memorial Gym, SRC, or the Aquatics Centre will be impacted.

Chancellor Boulevard Closure – August 17 & 19

  • Saturday, August 17 – Chancellor Boulevard EASTBOUND will be closed from 8am to 6pm between Wesbrook Mall and Acadia Road.
    • Detour to University Boulevard or West 16th Avenue to exit campus.
  • Monday, August 19 – Chancellor Boulevard WESTBOUND will be closed from 8am to 4pm between Acadia Road and Wesbrook Mall.
    • Recommended detour is to use University Boulevard or West 16th Avenue to access the campus.
    • As a result of this closure, and the work at the University Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall intersection, all drivers should anticipate delays if they use University Boulevard as their detour route.

University Boulevard Closure at Wesbrook Mall – August 23-25

  • Full closure of University Boulevard both east and west of Wesbrook Mall
  • North-south traffic will be allowed to travel along Wesbrook Mall
  • No access to University Boulevard Lot
  • As a result of this closure, and the work at Student Union Boulevard, all drivers should anticipate delays when parking at North Parkade
    • All camps drop-off and pick-up for Friday, August 23 will need to park in North Parkade as none of the pick-up/drop-off zones along Student Union Boulevard will be available

We apologize for the inconvenience and disruption and thank you for your patience. For updated information on road closures and detours, please check this map prior to travelling to UBC.

Ready for Fall? Guide & Brochure now online

The PDF versions of the key reference tools to plan your wellness and recreation activities for the year are now available online.
Limited hard-copies are available at the front desk.

Visitors are encouraged to consult the UBC Aquatic Centre Drop-in schedule prior to any visit.

Traffic Updates

Student Union Blvd:  Visitors are to be advised to plan ahead and allow for extra time travelling to / from the facility. Student Union Blvd will be open, however will be in SLAT (single-lane alternating traffic) configuration weekdays from 7:30am – 4pm.  Pedestrians are invited to please only cross at the designated locations.

University Blvd & Wesbrook Mall:  Beginning August 13, the intersection of University Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall will switch to a 4-Way Stop Controlled intersection to allow for the new traffic signals to be installed and paving to be completed. To keep traffic moving, flaggers will operate the intersection during work hours to provide priority to transit buses and peak directions of travel. Outside of work hours it will be a four-way stop. This will be ongoing until August 31.

University Blvd Closures: University Boulevard will be fully closed from August 23rd through 25th. Detour routes for through traffic between Blanca and Wesbrook Mall are 16th Avenue or Chancellor Boulevard.

Chancellor Blvd Closures: August 17 & 19 (possible extension to August 20)

  • Saturday, August 17 – Chancellor Boulevard EASTBOUND will be closed from 8am to 6pm between Wesbrook Mall and Acadia Road.
    • Detour to University Boulevard for a detour.
  • Monday, August 19 – Chancellor Boulevard WESTBOUND will be closed from 8am to 4pm between Acadia Road and Wesbrook Mall.
    • Recommended detour is to use University Boulevard or 16th Avenue to access the campus.
    • As a result of this closure, and the work at the University Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall intersection, all drivers should anticipate delays if they use University Boulevard as their detour route.

University Blvd Lot Now Open (exclusive of above Aug.23-25 closure):   Visitors to the UBC Aquatic Centre now have access to a centrally located underground parking lot for their short-term needs with direct access just steps from the UBC Aquatic Centre. Vehicle entrance to the University Blvd Lot is adjacent the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre and AMS Nest and provides wheelchair accessible stalls, elevator access and a number of electric vehicle charging stations.

As the area along University Blvd. and Wesbrook is under construction and the entrance to the new parking lot is still under construction, please be mindful of other road users and especially pedestrians and cyclists.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. For an updated map of traffic closures please click here.

Schedule Change: Saturday August 10

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

Thank you for your interest and support of the UBC Aquatic Centre.

Additional Times Available – Competition Pool (Aug 6-24 Only)

 

Fall Program Registration NOW OPEN!

Registration for fall aquatics programs is now open. Browse through our website for up-to-date schedules and the full listings of all of our offerings for the fall 2019. Register on-line or in-person on-site at the UBC Aquatic Centre.

New for fall 2019, we are introducing a new pilot program which sees parking included as part of program registration. Please see full details of the Post Natal Programs:

Lima 2019 Pan Am Games

Familiar faces will be amongst those doning the maple leaf in Peru this summer during the
Lima 2019 Pan American Games (July 26 – August 11).The swimming community at the UBC Aquatic Centre is excited to support both Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson and Haley Black both of whom have been named to Team Canada.

 

 

BC Day Holiday Hours – AQUATICS

The UBC community and members of the public are invited to make note of the reduced operating hours for the UBC Aquatic Centre for BC Day Weekend.

Saturday August 3: 8:00am – 8:00pm (Regular Hours)
Sunday August 4: 8:00am – 8:00pm (Regular Hours)
Monday August 5: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Patrons are reminded to consult the drop-in schedule prior to any visit to the facility:
https://www.recreation.ubc.ca/aquatics/aquatics-drop-in/

For the operating hours for other facilities operated by UBC Athletics & Recreation click here.

Facility staff wish you the very best for the long weekend.