Cancellations & Closures

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

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to close its facilities indefinitely and all programs are suspended through June 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

Storm the Wall Cancelled to Limit COVID-19 Risks

Dear Storm the Wall competitors

In light of the increasing concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19), UBC Recreation has made the difficult decision to cancel Storm the Wall. While we are disappointed that we are unable to provide the experience of Storm the Wall this year, we recognize that continuing to host the event could contribute unnecessary risks to participants, staff, and the community.

All payments will be refunded to the original method of payment. UBC Recreation will follow-up as needed to process refunds.

We encourage everyone to be informed about COVID-19 and continue taking the recommended preventative measures.

Thank you for your interest in Storm the Wall. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at our next event.

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.

Facility Closure | January 15

Updated: January 15, 2020 at 9:30AM

Please note that the UBC Tennis Centre will be CLOSED today, January 15th, for the entire day due to inclement weather conditions on campus and in Vancouver.

All court bookings, private lessons, and programs are effectively cancelled for the entire day.

 

Please note that while the facility is closed, we are unable to respond to any emails, return any voicemails and answer any calls. Any emails or voicemails will be returned when the facility reopens.

SRC Gymnasium Drop-In Sports Location Change | Dec 1 – 19

All drop-in sports that are held in the SRC Gymnasium during December 1 -19, will be moved to the War Memorial Gymnasium due to UBC Exams. To see a detailed schedule view the online drop-in calendar.

Drop-In Sports at WAR Memorial | Dec 1 – 19

Sunday 1st – 10am-8pm Basketball

Monday 2nd – 2:30-9pm Basketball

Tuesday 3rd – 4:30-9pm Split gym Volleyball/Basketball

Wednesday 4th – Not available

Thursday 5th – Not available

Friday 6th – 4:30-9pm Split gym Volleyball/Basketball

Saturday 7th – 10-8pm Basketball

Sunday 8th – 10-8pm Basketball

Monday 9th – 5:30-9pm Split gym Volleyball/Basketball

Tuesday 10th – 5:30-9pm Split gym Volleyball/Basketball

Wednesday 11th – Not available

Thursday 12th – Not available

Friday 13th – Not available

Saturday 14th – 3:30-9pm Basketball

Sunday 15th – 10am-8pm Basketball

Monday 16th – 4:30-9pm Split gym Volleyball/Basketball

Tuesday 17th – Not available

Wednesday 18th – 10am-1pm Basketball

Thursday 19th – 2-5pm Split gym Volleyball/Basketball

Aquatic Summer Programming Exclusion Dates

Exclusion Dates for July 2019

Friday July 12th No Swimming Lessons
Saturday July 13th No Swimming Lessons
Sunday July 14th No Swimming Lessons

Exclusion Dates for August 2019

Monday August 5th BC Day No Swimming Lessons

 

Aquatic Spring Programming Exclusion Dates

Exclusion Dates for May 2019

Monday May 20th Victoria Day No Swimming Lessons
Friday May 24th Mel Zajac Swim Meet No Swimming Lessons
Saturday May 25th Mel Zajac Swim Meet No Swimming Lessons
Sunday May 26th Mel Zajac Swim Meet No Swimming Lessons

 

Notice: Hip Hop I & II Cancelled – Feb 21

Unfortunately today’s fitness classes, Hip Hop I & II on Thu, Feb 21 from 5:30-6:25 PM & 6:30-7:25 PM in the ARC Main Level Studio is cancelled due to instructor illness.

Information on make-up classes will be communicated via email.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact fitness.programs@ubc.ca. We apologize for any inconvenience.

**If you wish to receive email notifications for class changes and cancellations, please update your contact info at the ARC, SRC , or BirdCoop desk. Thank you.

Notice: Express Cycle Cancelled – Feb 20

Unfortunately today’s fitness class, Express Cycle on Wed, Feb 20 from 12:10 – 12:50 PM in the SRC Spin Studio is cancelled due to instructor illness.

Participants are encouraged to enjoy workout at the gym in lieu of the class today. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact fitness.programs@ubc.ca. We apologize for any inconvenience.

**If you wish to receive email notifications for class changes and cancellations, please update your contact info at the ARC, SRC , or BirdCoop desk. Thank you.

Notice: Express Cycle Cancelled – May 24, 2019

Unfortunately today’s fitness class, Express Cycle on May 24 from 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM in the SRC Spin Studio is cancelled due to instructor unavailability.

Participants are encouraged to enjoy a workout at the gym in lieu of the class today. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact fitness.programs@ubc.ca. We apologize for any inconvenience.

**If you wish to receive email notifications for class changes and cancellations, please update your contact info at the ARC, SRC , or BirdCoop desk. Thank you.