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

Storm the Wall Community Festival

March 22nd

Are you and your kids ready to embrace the storm? Then bring the whole family and come out to celebrate the iconic UBC tradition that is Storm the Wall at the 6th annual Community Festival! Race, watch, or simply enjoy, as this free festival has something for everyone!

Spring and Summer Programs

Registration Opens March 2nd

From Aquatics to Tennis to Fitness and everything in between, there is something to fit everyone’s schedule! Register for your favourite classes early or try something new from all the different styles of classes available this season. Get active and have fun!

UBC Summer Camps

Registration is Now Open

UBC Camps is a leading provider of high-quality camps for children ages 3-17. We offer a vast selection of summer camps, including adventure, art and music, enrichment, and sport and recreation programming.

camps hiring

Summer Soccer League

Register March 2nd – May 22nd

Looking for a soccer team this summer? Join our adult Summer Soccer League! 7-on7 soccer played on campus at UBC’s Thunderbird park. Find a team and register now to ensure a spot!

Spring TAHL

Registration is Open

Spring TAHL Leagues registration is open, so sign up and reserve your spot in the league. Registrations will be closing on April 26 so get your teams together and get ready to go on the Ice. For more information or to register visit our site.

Drop-In Sports

Come Compete and Socialize with Friends

Drop-In Sports offer a variety of sports available throughout the week ranging from Badminton, Basketball, Futsal (Indoor Soccer), Volleyball, Table Tennis, and much more! We’ve also offer new and unique sports occasionally for you to try out, including Indoor Lacrosse, Indoor Quidditch, Indoor Cricket and Wheelchair Basketball.

Tennis Adult Spring Break Camps

March 16 – 27, 2020

Fast track your tennis journey with these Adult Spring Break Camps hosted at the UBC Tennis Centre! Designed to compact regular clinics into one week, camps are dedicated to each player level. Whether your just starting out with Tennis or are looking to improve your skills, this is the camp for you!

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