Welcome to Yoga and Pilates!

Discover a peace of mind and connection with the body through the practice of yoga or Pilates. Each of these classes is open to all individuals – absolutely no experience required – and aims to increase flexibility, mobility, and muscle endurance. Perfect for those looking for a quick escape from work or school, the newest Yoga and Pilates membership allows you to attend as many as 13 yoga and Pilates classes per week! Come in, relax, and gain a sense of rejuvenation to tackle the rest of your day.

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Locker Access to ARC, SRC, & Aquatic Centre

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to close its facilities indefinitely and all programs remain suspended through May 30, 2020 as precautionary measures against COVID-19. Please note, individuals with expiring locker rentals will not be required to vacate them during this extended closure.

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

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.

For updates on the status of all recreation programming and activities please visit here.

We thank you for your patience and continued support during this challenging time and we look forward to re-opening our facilities and seeing all of you again.

UBC Athletics & Recreation

CLOSED/CANCELLED: All Sport Facilities, Programs, & Camps through May 30

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

Arrangements are currently being made to provide access to lockers for the retrieval of items. An email will be sent to communicate dates and times available for access.

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.

UBC Recreation Program Suspension/Cancellations for March 14-29 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Dear members, students, faculty, staff, and community;

Due to the current conditions with COVID-19, UBC Recreation and UBC Camps are suspending programs beginning March 14 through March 29. While the Public Health Agency of Canada continues to assess the risk as low for Canada, we seek to minimize transmission in the community by limiting close contact with others at this time.  In addition, in accordance with a recommendation from Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health, the university is cancelling all on-campus and off-campus events with more than 250 people.

Programs suspended or cancelled are:

  • Storm the Wall & Storm the Wall Community Festival
  • All spring break camps from March 16-20 and March 23-27 (are all cancelled)
  • Aquatic lessons, certifications, & classes
  • Baseball lessons & programs
  • Fitness & classes – registered classes & membership-based classes (yoga & pilates, spin, boot camps, etc.)
  • Ice – skating & hockey lessons, Thunderbird Adult Hockey League
  • Intramural programs – league sports, Storm the Wall, Hall of Fame
  • Rowing – community rowing programs & lessons
  • Tennis – lessons & programs

Additionally, there will be some adjustments for access to fitness centres, pool, and gymnasiums. We understand that fitness and sports provide a much-needed outlet during stressful times like this which is why our recreational and fitness facilities remain open while providing a safe, healthy environment. The following facilities will be available for drop-in activities with adjustments to manage possible risks:

  • Aquatics Centre (steam room & sauna closed)
  • ARC & BirdCoop Fitness Centres (and associated fitness studios)
  • Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre for public skating & stick & puck
  • SRC drop-in sports (volleyball, basketball, badminton)

UBC Recreation will continue to monitor the situation and adjust programs and facility access based on risks. In the meantime, members and guests will be informed of updates as soon as they become available.

For updates on the status of all recreation programming and activities please visit here.

For information on how UBC continues to monitor the development of the situation, including resources, click here.

We thank everyone for their participation and support of UBC Recreation. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you on a future visit.

UBC Recreation

Jan 16 – All Facilities Open

Updated: January 16, 2020 5:45 A.M. PST

UBC Recreation programs are scheduled to run and facilities are open for regular operating hours.

Everyone is encouraged to check for updates prior to visiting our facilities in the event that there is a closure during the current weather.

Please check back here or on Twitter for up-to-date information about changes in status.

Members of the UBC community please consult UBC’s Winter Weather Conditions Protocol.