How do Staff and Faculty Get Involved in Recreation at UBC?

UBC Recreation aims to offer exceptional physical activity experiences to enable Staff & Faculty to be their best at work, build community, and enhance their wellbeing. UBC Staff and Faculty can enjoy discounts and pricing on almost all UBC Recreation program offerings.

Reach your full potential

A little physical activity can go a long way at work! From better cognitive performance, to increased productivity, improved mood, and reduced risk for diseases like high blood pressure, UBC Recreation aims to help you reach be your best while on campus.

"I really enjoy finding an excuse to get away for my lunch hour! It's been great for my work-life balance."

-Dylan Brown, School of Kinesiology

Connect with colleagues

Build a culture of support in the workplace through physical activity. Moving together is a great way to have fun together, build stronger friendships, and feel connected to one another.

"We love getting together for a walk at lunch, Getting outside, breathing"

-Team "Walking Angels", Sauder School of Business

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!

"It's convenient to have programs so close to work and the hockey programs and instructors are great!"

-James Webber, Athletics & Recreation

UBC Aquatic Centre Membership:

There are plenty of public swimming opportunities scheduled around a typical work day – or stop in to enjoy the hot tub, steam room, and sauna. UBC Staff and Faculty get a discount on memberships and drop-in swim passes with a valid staff ID card.

Fitness Centre Bundles:

One membership gives you unlimited access to two fitness centres, as well as spin & group fitness classes scheduled conveniently in the mornings, lunch hour, and after work. UBC Staff and Faculty get a discount on all memberships with a valid staff ID card.

Free Drop-In Sports at the SRC:

The SRC offers a variety of drop-in sports (from badminton, to futsal, to table tennis) that UBC Staff and Faculty can attend for free with a valid staff ID card.

Free Guided Walks:

Take a moment at lunch to enjoy a walk on campus with your coworkers. Guided by the Move U Crew, these walks are a great way to move a little during the day, and see UBC outside of the office.

Fitness Classes:

Make physical activity 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.

UBC Camps:

UBC Camps offers half-day and full-day camp offerings during Pro-D Days, Spring Break, Winter Break, and in the Summer. UBC Staff & Faculty can also submit for a discount on their child’s camp.

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 and UBC Staff and Faculty get a discount on their drop-in fee.

Facility Membership & Drop-In Fees:
  • Discounts on UBC Aquatic Centre memberships & drop-in swimming
  • Discounts on drop-in skating at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
  • Discounts on fitness centre memberships at the BirdCoop & ARC
  • Free drop-in sports at the Student Recreation Centre and ARC
Classes & Programs
  • Discounts on fitness classes in the SRC, ARC, or Ponderosa
  • Discounts on aqua fitness programs, advanced programs, or lessons at the UBC Aquatic Centre
  • Discounts on tennis clinics, drills, and other adult programs at the UBC Tennis Centre
  • Discounts on adult hockey skills and skating programs at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Features for Faculty & Staff


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 both skill development, learning, and enjoyment. UBC Staff & Faculty are eligible for discounted rates.

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

Virtual Fitness Classes

Check out our recorded fitness classes to help get you moving from wherever you are. There is a large variety of classes taught by UBC instructors to pick from. Try one, or try them all!




Personal Training Packages

Book a free consultation

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.



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



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.



New Rec Centre Survey

Let us know what you think!

Take a virtual tour of the New Recreation Centre and complete a short survey to share your thoughts and feedback on how the studios, walking track, and gymnasiums should be utilized to enhance programming.



Register for Fitness Classes

Did you try out a class you loved during Free Week? Now is the time to register for its summer series!



Request a Movement Break

Request the Move U Crew for a free guided Movement Break

Request a free guided movement break from the Move U Crew by completing the form. The Move U Crew will join your in-person or online lecture, seminar, meeting, or event to guide attendees through a short 5-15 minute routine of stretches and light exercises.



UBC Recreation X ClassPass

Faculty & Staff Promotion

In partnership with ClassPass, UBC Recreation is offering UBC Faculty & Staff the opportunity to get moving from anywhere with discounted membership rates!

What is ClassPass? ClassPass is your all-in-one membership pass that provides you with access to on-demand, livestream and in-person classes to boutique studios like HUSTLE, Jaybird, Lagree West, Formation Studio, and more!



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