Welcome to UBC Recreation Ice

The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre is home to three ice rinks and offers a variety of hockey and skating programs for people of all ages and skill levels. Whether it’s your first time on the ice, or you’re looking to refresh your hockey skills, we have a program for you!

What’s New?

Sep 19 Program Updates & Facility Hours

September 15, 2022

Although September 19 is an observed day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, to minimize disruption to patrons all of UBC Recreation’s scheduled lessons, programs, and rentals will proceed as planned. Some facilities may have modified facility hours and reduced drop-in schedules.


UBC Junior Thunderbirds

September 8, 2022

About Us Our Philosophy We are a spring hockey development program that runs from April to late May. Our model is to develop young hockey players into strong athletes by providing the highest quality of skill development, coaching, and off-ice instruct …


Labour Day Reduced Hours

August 15, 2022

UBC Recreation’s Sports Facilities will have adjusted hours on Monday, September 5 for Labour Day. We encourage guests to plan ahead if they are planning to visit our facilities.