Program Information

Last updated on February 8, 2021 8:48 am

Due to the February 5 Provincial Health Order that continues the suspension of adult sport activities until further notice, the following programs are suspended/cancelled:

  • 2021 Winter Thunderbird Adult Hockey League
  • Adult tennis lessons beginning in February
  • Bump it Up Volleyball Tournament (Feb 6)
  • Kick it Back Soccer Tournament (Feb 7)
  • Wellbeing Walks scheduled for February
  • Adult Swim & Learn to Skate Lessons
  • Group fitness classes
    • Cardio, Conditioning & Strength classes
    • Martial arts
    • Dance
    • Boot camps and Group Fitness classes
    • Spin classes

 

Please note that persons registered in these programs will be contacted directly about credit or alternate options. Please check for specific details and safety protocols regarding programs that continue to operate.

These activities and programs will only resume when safe and with approval from local health authorities. Please note, if a program or activity is not on the above list it is proceeding as regularly scheduled. 

As a reminder, face masks are required when indoor at all UBC sport facilities except when exercising or performing physical activity.

 

Facility & Program Updates

Safety Practices

What to Expect

FAQs

 

Facility & Program Updates

Fitness & Classes

Last updated February 18, 2021 10:58 pm

Due to the February 5 Provincial Health Order that continues the suspension of high intensity sport activities until further notice, the following programs are currently unavailable: Cardio, Conditioning & Strength classes (Zumba, Barre Fitness, & Women on Weights), Martial Arts, Dance, Boot camps, Group Fitness classes, and Spin classes. Yoga & Pilates classes continue to run. The ARC & BirdCoop Fitness Centres are open with reduced capacity to those with memberships. Personal training is also available at this time. Everyone is reminded to show up dressed for activity; areas to change are limited. Advanced registration is required for all activities, and all patrons are required to wear non-medical face masks at all times when indoors at the BirdCoop and/or ARC Fitness Centre.

UBC Aquatic Centre

Last updated February 26, 2021 4:38 pm

Due to the February 5 Provincial Health Order that continues the suspension of adult sport activities until further notice, adult swim lessons are currently unavailable. Youth swim lessons continue to run. The UBC Aquatic Centre is open with limited hours and reduced activities. Length swim, community swim, swimming lessons, private lessons, performance private coaching, aqua fitness, and certifications are available at this time. The UBC Aquatic Centre is open only for registered programs or by appointment.

SRC Drop-in Sports & Activities

Last updated February 19, 2021 1:01 am

Please note updated changes to permitted activities and capacities due to updated health orders. The SRC gyms are open for singles table tennis, badminton, and pickleball with specific conditions for participation. The SRC Studio is available for dance, martial arts practice, or functional use. Capacities are limited to 2 people per session. Reservations required. Face coverings are required when indoor at all UBC sport facilities, and can only be removed when participating in a drop-in sport.


UBC Tennis Centre

Last updated February 19, 2021 3:03 pm

Due to the February 5 Provincial Health Order that continues the suspension of adult sport activities until further notice, the following programs are currently unavailable: adult tennis lessons beginning in February. Due to updated health orders, the UBC Tennis Centre is implementing the following changes: Only private lessons available for adults. No semi-private or group private lessons. Only singles play for court rentals The UBC Tennis Centre is open with limited hours and reduced activities. Youth lessons, Court Bookings, Private Lessons, and Performance Programs are available at this time. The UBC Tennis Centre is open only for registered programs or by appointment, and face masks are required when indoors at all UBC Recreation Sport Facilities.

John M.S. Lecky UBC Boat House

Last updated February 19, 2021 1:05 am

The John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse is open with limited hours and reduced activities. 2021 Winter Youth Programs are available for online registration. Advanced registration is required for all activities.

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Last updated February 21, 2021 5:24 pm

Due to the February 5 Provincial Health Order that continues the suspension of adult sport activities until further notice, the following programs are suspended: Drop-in stick & puck Adult hockey & skating lessons The 2021 Winter TAHL season (previously suspended through February 5) is now cancelled due to updated health orders. Youth skating and hockey lessons continue to run. The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre is open only for registered programs or by appointment only.


UBC Baseball Rose Indoor Training Centre

Last updated February 19, 2021 1:33 pm

The UBC Baseball Rose Indoor Training Centre is currently closed to the general public. The facility is currently open for youth programming and private lessons. Registration for Spring and Summer camps is now open. Advanced registration required for all programs and facility access, and face masks are required when indoors at all of UBC Recreations Sport Facilities.

UBC Camps

Last updated February 11, 2021 8:46 pm

Due to precautionary measures against COVID-19, the UBC Camps office is operating with reduced hours and staffing. For all inquiries, please contact us at ubc.camps@ubc.ca. As UBC Camps continues to plan and adapt its operations in response to COVID-19, we have several important updates to share: Public registration for spring break programs is open, and summer break camp registration is open on February 1. Parent/guardians are advised to review the changes & safety measures being implemented for camps. As of May, a new registration system is in use. Please set up a new login to prepare for summer camp registration.

Thunderbird Park, Rashpal Dhillon Track & Field, MacInnes Family Field

Last updated June 10, 2020 9:00 am

Some fields and outdoor spaces are available for informal activity and recreation among members of a single household. Please practice safe distancing measures and observe the posted signs.


Facility Closures

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

  • War Memorial Gymnasium
  • Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion

Safety Practices

Stay at home if you are sick

Stay home if you have travelled internationally in the last 14 days

Advanced reservations and bookings required for all programs/activities

Non-medical face masks required indoors except when actively performing cardio

Signs and pathways for designated entrances, exits, line-ups, and traffic throughout buildings

Not all change rooms & lockers are available. Come dressed for your activity.

Water fountains are limited to refilling of water bottles

Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow

Avoid touching your face

Wash hands thoroughly & frequently

Use hand sanitizer if you are unable to wash your hands

Maintain a physical distance of 2m from others

Additional Information

  • Physical distancing will be practiced whenever possible, including: maintaining distance between staff and participants.
  • Visitors are required to wear non-medical masks or face coverings when indoors at UBC Sport Facilities
    • Exemptions include:
      • Persons with an underlying medical condition or disability which impacts the ability to wear a face covering
      • Children 11 years of age or under
      • Persons unable to place or remove a face covering without assistance
    • Requests for exemptions and questions can be sent to info.recreation@ubc.ca
    • Additional information is available on how to wear, use, and store your face covering
  • Rentals and shared equipment are unavailable or limited. Please bring your own equipment for activities.
  • In-person purchases or transactions are cashless and only credit (Mastercard or Visa) or debit is accepted.

What to Expect

Daily Health Screening

All persons visiting UBC facilities or taking part in a program must be able to answer “no” to all of the following questions:

Have you, or members of your household, experienced any flu-like or cold symptoms within the last 14 days?

Have you, or members of your household, had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or is awaiting COVID-19 test results within the last 14 days?

Have you, or members of your household, travelled internationally within the last 14 days, including to the USA?

  • If the answer is “yes” to any question on arrival, they will not be allowed to attend any programs for health and safety reasons. A supervisor will follow-up with them through phone or email to issue a credit for programs that are missed.
  • Translated written copies of pre-screening questions will be available to ensure language is not a barrier to understanding and adherence to health and safety measures.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

UBC Athletics & Recreation is working on a plan to safely re-open our sport facilities and re-start our programs. We are working through modifications and new practices that will adhere to the guidelines and recommendations of local health authorities. Although we do not have a precise timeline, we expect that we will re-open through a phased approach that provides recreation opportunities while enacting the appropriate precautions.

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.

Please note, individuals with expiring locker rentals at the SRC and ARC 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, please contact info.recreation@ubc.ca.

Lockers at the UBC Aquatic Centre expire on July 7th, 2020. If you require access to remove items from your locker, please contact aquatic.centre@ubc.ca.