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Latest Aquatic Centre News

UPDATE: Free Week Schedule Changes (Sunday)

Notice regarding Free Week programming at the UBC Aquatic Centre for Sunday Sept. 17:

Unfortunately the Wibit inflatable obstacle course will not be set-up as previously planned and promoted as part of the Aquatics Free Week Schedule. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. However, we are still offering free public swim admission to the first 100 people from 12:30 – 2:30pm.

(Original Post)  UBC REC FREE WEEK: The UBC Aquatic Centre is keen to support and be part of UBC Recreation’s Free Week (September 11 – 17). Free Week is a chance for new and returning students, staff & faculty, residents and the general public to try out amenities, activities and select instructor-led classes. Be sure to check back for details of how you can leverage the week of activities.


Stadium Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

UBC is beginning to plan a new neighbourhood in the 22-acre area around Thunderbird Stadium, and we want your input and ideas to help shape this process.

In this consultation, UBC Campus & Community Planning are seeking your insights on living, working, studying and playing at UBC. Your experience can help us understand how this new neighbourhood can improve the campus experience of tomorrow. What we hear from you will guide our planning decisions.

Find out more : planning.ubc.ca/stadium

Join the conversation: UBC Campus & Community Planning will be on-site at the UBC Aquatic Centre – join us to learn more and be part of the process.

  • Thurs, Sept 21, 7:30am to 9:30am
  • Tues, Oct 17, 4:30-6:30pm


Don’t miss UBC Homecoming – Sat. Sept. 16

UBC Homecoming is the University’s premier celebration of school spirit for students, alumni, and the neighbouring community. It is a time to welcome students to campus, welcome back alumni, reconnect with friends and classmates, start some new traditions, and really show our school spirit.     www.homecoming.ubc.ca     #UBCHomecoming

The UBC Aquatic Centre is pleased to support UBC Alumni Day as part of Homecoming 2017. UBC Alumni are invited to register in advance here.

ALL Are Welcome! UBC Recreation

UBC Recreation is committed to providing an inclusive, accessible, and respectful experience for all of its patrons, volunteers, and staff. An individual’s physical or mental ability, level of health or wellbeing, physical size or fitness level; sexual orientation, gender identity or expression; racial, ethnic, or cultural identity should not be a barrier to anyone visiting our facilities or participating in our programs.

Along with the University, UBC Recreation is striving to create a sport and recreation experience that challenges or removes conventions that marginalize or limit the opportunities for individuals to participate. Through education, evaluation, and evolution, we are making changes to our programs, policies, and culture to establish a more inclusive experience.

For more details on the amenities and the areas of focus click here.

Updates: MacInnes Field Parkade

UBC Campus & Community Planning has been doing some great work on the development of plans for the MacInnes Field Parkade.  As many patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre will note, the new facility is located on what was MacInnes Field.  The plans from the outset were to relocate a new MacInnes Field on the site of the former UBC Aquatic Centre. Through discussions with the University community, the idea of an underground parkade was asssessed and is being developed for construction. The proposal is for an approximately 6,000 m2 one-level underground parking facility for 216 vehicles with access from University Boulevard will greatly benefit all those in the North Precinct.

Overview  /  Be part of the discussion and the planning process.

Sept 2017: Schedule changes

September is a time to get back into regular routines, the start of a new school year, new swim schedules and aquatic programs at the UBC Aquatic Centre.  It is also the time when the student-staff at the UBC Aquatic Centre, all students at UBC, are getting familiar with their new academic courses, projects and weekly schedules for the fall term.  As such, this sometimes poses challenges for the facility and the ability to maintain a consistent operational schedule as published for the first weeks of the term. We apologize for any inconvenience the schedule changes over the past days may have had for you and remind all patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre to consult the Drop-In Schedules prior to any visit.

Locker rentals: UBC Aquatic Centre

Welcome back!  Considering renting a locker at the UBC Aquatic Centre for Fall 2017!?

Please note that locker rentals will commence at 8:00am each day and do consider reviewing full details in advance: http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/aquatics/new-aquatic-centre/aquatic-centre-locker-rental/

Fall 2017 Schedule & REC Guide

Get moving with UBC Recreation!  The UBC Aquatic Centre and UBC Recreation are excited by the promise of September, our first fall in the new UBC Aquatic Centre.

Download your own copy of the UBC Recreation 2017 Fall Guide or stop by one of our facilities to pick up a hard copy!

Please note the following change to the operational hours for the UBC Aquatic Centre for Fall 2017 – this differs from what is presented within the Guide on pages 22, 40 and 41.

  • Facility Closing at 9pm on both Saturday and Sundays


Reminder: Patrons are reminded to check the website drop-in schedules prior to any visit as schedules are subject to change without notice..