Program Information

Last updated on September 8, 2020 9:30 pm

The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre is open only for registered programs or by appointment only. Fall lessons, and adult hockey league programs are available for online registration. Beginning September 8, face coverings will be required when indoor at all UBC sport facilities except when exercising or performing physical activity.

 

Things to know

Registration

Safety Practices

What to Expect

FAQs

 

Things to Know

  1. Fall TAHL seasonRegistration available beginning Sep 14
    • An adjusted fall TAHL season (including COVID-19 precautionary measures) will run from October through December. 
  2. Registration
    • Fall hockey & skating programs are now available for registration:
    • Persons interested in private lessons will need to purchase a 5-lesson package and book a private lesson using their new UBC Recreation Login.  
    • Persons interested in JR Thunderbirds Development – Small Group Training must register online using their new UBC Recreation Login. 
  3. COVID safety practices
    • Face coverings or non-medical masks are required to be worn when indoors except while exercising or performing physical activity.
    • Lessons
      • Skate rentals are limited to specific programs and must be requested through when registering for lessons.
      • Class sizes are reduced to ensure safe distancing
      • Ice surfaces will be clearly marked to identify distinct participation areas
    • Participants must provide their own hockey-related equipment (ex. hockey sticks, gloves, etc.).
      • Shared equipment (ex. medicine balls, cones etc.) required for a private lesson will be sanitized between sessions.

  1. Off-ice Private Lessons
    • All lessons are available for one-on-one instruction.
    • Available lessons include stickhandling and/or shooting.
  2. Drop-off/pick-up
    • Entry to all private lessons will be through the north entrance (along Thunderbird Boulevard) of the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
      • Please arrive no earlier than 25 minutes before the scheduled start time of the lesson; the instructor will come out to meet you.
    • Exit of the facility will be a the west entrance adjacent to the flat, parking lot between the Osborne Centre and Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
      • Parents should wait here for instructors to accompany their child to this designated location.
  3. Amenities
    • Shower facilities will not be available. Please come dressed for the start of lesson.

Registration

UBC Recreation is using a new registration system beginning May 2020; an online login will be required for all activities. If you have not recently set up a new login, please follow the link below to set up a new online login.

UBC Students – please ensure that you have activated your login using your CWL in order to qualify for student rates and free access to the UBC Aquatic Centre and SRC drop-in activities.

Fall Thunderbird Adult Hockey League (TAHL) season

Fall Skating & Hockey Lessons

Off-Ice Private Lessons

  • Persons interested in private lessons will need to purchase a 5-lesson package and book a private lesson using their new UBC Recreation Login.

 

JR Thunderbirds Development – Small Group Training

  • Persons interested in JR Thunderbirds Development – Small Group Training must register online using their new UBC Recreation Login.

 

  • The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre is open by appointment only.
    • Phone registration is available at (604) 822-6121.
    • In-person registration will not be available.
  • Only credit (Visa or Mastercard) or debit payment is accepted at this time.
  • Credit or refund will be issued upon request for individuals unable to attend lessons for a COVID-19 related reason.

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 when indoors except when exercising

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

Change rooms & lockers closed. 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

What to Expect

Off-Ice Private Lessons

Drop-off/Pick-up and Sign-in/Sign-Out
  • Entry to all private lessons will be through the north entrance (along Thunderbird Boulevard) of the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
    • Please arrive no earlier than 25 minutes before the scheduled start time of the lesson. The arena is locked at all times so the instructor will come out to meet you.
  • Exit of the facility will be at the west entrance adjacent to the flat, parking lot between the Osborne Centre and Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
    • Parents should wait here for instructors to accompany their child to this designated location.
  • For drop-off/pick-up, we ask that it is limited to ‘one parent/guardian per child’ to avoid additional people during busy periods.
  • For each private lesson, a single spectator is permitted to observe from the venue seating area.
Required equipment
  • Participants must bring their own hockey stick, helmet, gloves, workout attire, towel and water bottle.
  • Equipment such as medicine balls, pucks and reaction balls will be shared between the participant and the coach. This will be sanitized following each use.

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.

Additional Information

  • Should there be multiple lessons checking in at the same time, the “stick-length rule” will be in effect. Participants will be asked to hold their arm and stick out on arrival to get a gauge of proper physical distance measures.
  • A brief orientation will precede the lesson so guardians know where they can view the lesson, and where to meet at the end of the lesson.
  • Washrooms will be available in a designate dressing room.
  • In-person purchases or transactions are cashless and only credit (Mastercard or Visa) or debit is accepted.
  • The Pro Shop will be unavailable at this time.