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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 when they present a valid card at the time of purchase.

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

Free Week

Try Something New!

Join us for UBC Recreation’s Free Week! There will be a variety of opportunities for you to try out different classes and activities. No experience is required for any of the classes and all abilities are welcome!

Ice Youth Performance Programs

Lace Up and Get On the Ice

We have a variety of programs to help improve and hone a variety of hockey skills. Whether kid wants to work on his stick handling a bit more or is having trouble on the ice there is a program specially designed to work on these skills.

Aquatic Centre Open House

Thursday, January 8

Come check out everything that the UBC Aquatic Centre has to offer! There will be games, snacks, and much more! Be sure to bring your swim suit, a towel, and a loonie or quarter for a locker if you want to get in the water. Come try what we have to offer!

Hydro Board Fitness & Yoga Classes at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Tennis Centre Open House

Friday, January 10

Ever want to try your hand at tennis? Did you know we have a state-of-the-art public facility right here on campus?  Whether you have played tennis before, or if you’re brand new to the sport we have a program tailored just for you. Come check it out!

adult drills

Walkabout 2020

January 20 – March 22

Walkabout is an annual 9-week health and wellbeing challenge promoting regular exercise in social settings. Anyone is welcome to participate individually or by creating teams of five, and walking the distance of the virtual route.

Walking Programs

Spring Pro-D Day

January – June

Join us for a day of fun and engaging Pro-D Day activities, such as sports and games, arts and crafts, and exciting attractions on UBC campus! See what camps we have.

Personal Training

Get fit for the New Year!

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. See what we have to offer!

Summer Personal Training

Australian Open Doubles Mixer

Friday, January 31

Play doubles, have fun, and meet people. There will be food and beverage provided after the mixer and a social at the UBC Tennis Centre. The Mixer also includes prizes throughout the evening. Come enjoy a night of celebrating with UBC’s friendly staff and tennis professionals.


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