How does the community get involved in recreation at UBC?

UBC Recreation offers exceptional physical activity experiences that help you improve your overall health and wellbeing, build connections to others, and try something new in the dynamic UBC environment.

Improve your health and wellbeing

Regular physical activity can go a long way to reduced stress and anxiety, to better cognitive performance and increased productivity, as well as improved mood, UBC Recreation aims to help you reach be your best while on campus.

"I enjoy starting my day off with a blast of positive energy while increasing my physical and social wellbeing."

- Steven Weisman

Build connections with others

Moving together is a great way to have fun, build stronger friendships, or make new ones! Foster a community of wellbeing in your community.

"Drop-in badminton is a great way to feel connected to the community. We have all become a big family."

- Ying Zhou

Make physical activity a family affair

All children should experience the positive benefits of physical activity, and families play an important role in determining how children incorporate activity into their life. UBC Recreation offers opportunities for you to enable children to be physically active, as well as opportunities for you to make family time - physical activity time!

"Cub just learned how to skate so it’s great that we can get the whole family up here to play together."

- Jeff Donnelly

UBC Aquatic Centre Memberships:

A membership to the UBC Aquatic Centre gets you access to the pool during public swim times, as well as access to the steam room, sauna, hot tub, and other amenities. Check out the online drop-in calendars for all your swim possibilities.

Fitness Centre Memberships:

One membership gives you access to two fitness centres, and you can bundle it to include unlimited spin & group fitness classes, boot camps, or yoga and Pilates.

Personal Training:

Work towards your fitness goals with a knowledgeable and friendly personal trainer who will keep you accountable and ensure you have fun along the way!

Fitness Classes:

Make it a habit by having set times each week blocked off for exercise, and make it fun by signing up with some colleagues! With over 100 fitness classes to choose from (and discounts for Staff & Faculty) you can find a program you will all love and that fits into your schedule.

Drop-In Sports

The SRC offers a variety of casual and inviting drop-in sports including badminton, volleyball, table tennis, and basketball.

Learn to Play Tennis:

Sign up to learn a new skill with a friend - or meeting new people in a program! The UBC Tennis Centre (Vancouver’s only public indoor tennis facility) offers beginner programs to introduce you to the foundations of the game.

UBC Camps:

UBC Camps offers a wide variety of half-day and full-day camp offerings during Pro-D Days, Spring Break, Winter Break, and in the Summer.

Drop-In Swimming:

Take advantage of the family drop-in rate and enjoy a few hours in the pool. On weekends there are often diving boards, the tarzan rope, and an inflatable obstacle course open during public swim! Check the drop-in schedule for updates on what will be available.

Family Hockey:

A fun way for parents and kids to play together in a safe and fun atmosphere. Check the drop-in schedule for “Family Hockey” drop-in times.

Please note all of these discounts are available to UNA, CSC, or U Town card holders. To access these discounts, make sure to create a UBC Recreation Account.

Facility Membership & Drop-In Fees:
  • Discounts on drop-in rates, memberships, and programs at the UBC Aquatic Centre. You’ll see “UNA/CSC” rates listed on all pricing tables that discounts apply.
  • Discounts on drop-in public skating at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
    • Discounts on other drop-in offerings like figure skating, stick & puck, or hockey
    • Discounts on skate rentals
    • Discounts on Learn to Skate & Hockey Programs
  • Discounts on fitness centre memberships at the BirdCoop & ARC
    • Discounts on fitness classes, boot camps, dance classes, martial arts classes, as well as yoga and Pilates classes
    • Discounts on personal training packages
  • Free drop-in sports at the Student Recreation Centre and ARC
  • Discounts on adult programs at the UBC Tennis Centre
  • Discounts on eligible UBC Camps programs when you register in person at the UBC Camps Office. On the website each camp states whether it is eligible for a discount

Features for Community Members


Summer 2022 Free Week

May 24 – 30, 2022

Over 80 FREE fitness classes are running all week for everyone on campus! No experience is required for any classes. All abilities are welcome.

Advanced Registration is required.


Summer 2022 Camps

Registration Now Open!

UBC Camps is a leading provider of high quality camps for children ages 3-17 offering over 150 different types of camps to give your child the best possible experience for skill development, learning, and enjoyment. UNA, CSC, and Utown holders are eligible for discounted rates.

Summer Camps fill quickly! Explore the many camps offered by UBC Camps using the search feature and register today!

Summer Ace Court Booking Pass

May 1 – Aug 30, 2022

The UBC Tennis Centre is excited to launch the Summer Ace Court Booking Pass! This service will give passholders the benefits of:

    • Making one (1) advanced booking three (3) days prior (72 hours)
    • 20% Discount on all Adult Doubles Mixers
    • 20% Discount on all Adult Spring/Summer Camps


Summer Thunderbird Leagues

Adult Soccer & Roundnet Leagues

This upcoming summer UBC Intramurals is excited to offer the Summer Thunderbird Adult Soccer League and the *brand new* Summer Thunderbird Roundnet League! All games will be officiated and have dedicated supervisors at each facility to ensure your game runs smoothly.




Spring & Summer 2022 Programs

Get Excited for Spring & Summer with UBC Recreation!

From fitness classes, to swimming lessons, to tennis drills, and everything in between – you can now register for programs that run from May through August.



Personal Training Discount

May 1 – 31 Promotion | 15% off a 12-Pack of Personal Training Sessions

Pay less than $50 per session, after discount!

Whether you are new to fitness, looking for a specialized program, or an experienced athlete, our friendly and personable trainers can help you reach your full potential – whatever your goals might be! Visit the BirdCoop Fitness Centre or the ARC at the UBC Life Building to purchase personal training packages, or contact for questions/inquiries.


Aquatics Memberships

Purchase a Membership and Save!

Memberships for the UBC Aquatic Centre and classes can now be purchased online. All UBC Aquatic Centre memberships include pool access and drop-in aqua fitness classes.


Moves on MacInnes

Free Sports & Activity Equipment for the UBC Community

Moves on MacInnes provides free sports and activity equipment to the UBC Community for use on MacInnes Field. To borrow any of the available equipment, visit the UBC Student Recreation Centre’s front desk.


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