Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) & UBC Recreation’s Response

Last updated 4:09 pm March 31, 2020

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to close its facilities indefinitely and all programs are suspended through May 30, 2020 as precautionary measures against COVID-19.

This shutdown will continue to apply to all varsity sports, recreation and public use.

The following facilities are closed for all activities, including rentals:

  • Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
  • John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse
  • Student Recreation Centre
  • ARC & BirdCoop Fitness Centres & Studios
  • UBC Aquatic Centre
  • UBC Tennis Centre
  • UBC Baseball Rose Indoor Training Centre & Baseball Stadium
  • Thunderbird Park
  • War Memorial Gymnasium
  • Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion
SRC, ARC, & Aquatic Centre Locker Rentals

Please note, individuals with expiring locker rentals will not be required to vacate them during this extended closure. An automatic extension will be provided to all locker rentals until August 31, 2020.

If you require access to remove items from your locker there will be opportunities for restricted access during the following times:

ARC & SRC Lockers
  • April 1 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • April 3 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • April 6 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • April 8 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

UBC Aquatic Centre Lockers
  • April 6 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • April 8 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Credits & Refunds for Cancelled Programs & Memberships

UBC Athletics & Recreation is also reviewing refunds and credits to anyone registered for classes, memberships, and rentals during this period. Communication about refunds and credits will be communicated to affected individuals via email.

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of health authorities to ensure appropriate procedures are in place to protect all involved in our community. Members and guests will be informed of updates to our operations as soon as they become available.

We recognize this decision may disappoint some of our community and we look forward to re-opening our facilities and seeing all of you again as soon as possible.