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Latest Aquatic Centre News

Update: 50M Comp Tank Closure

Visitors to the UBC Aquatic Centre are to be advised that the 50M Competition tank is closed.

The water in the 50M Competition tank became cloudy affecting lifeguards ability to properly scan the basin – this following routine and scheduled maintenance this morning.  Also note that as a result, the Wibit will not be available today.

It is anticipated that the 50M Comp tank will re-open later this afternoon. We apologize for the inconvenience. Patrons are reminded to consult the UBC Aquatic Centre Drop-in Schedule prior to any visit.

Access Changes for UBC Pool & Student Rec Centre

Please note:

The pathway between the Aquatic Centre and the Old SUB is now closed.

To War Memorial Gym

  • Walk south towards the Student Recreation Centre
  • Walk past the Student Recreation Centre along the construction fences towards the new UBC Aquatic Centre
  • Follow the path past the UBC Aquatic Centre and continue past the new UBC Bus Exchange
  • War Memorial Gym is directly in front of you.

To the UBC Aquatic Centre

  • Head south across the street and you will see the Student Recreation Centre
  • Walk between the SRC and the Old SUB construction site (fenced area)
  • The new UBC Aquatic Centre is directly in front of you.

To the Student Recreation Centre

  • Head south across the street and you will see the Student Recreation Centre

To War Memorial Gym

  • Walk south towards the Student Recreation Centre
  • Walk past the Student Recreation Centre along the construction fences towards the new UBC Aquatic Centre
  • Follow the path past the UBC Aquatic Centre and continue past the new UBC Bus Exchange
  • War Memorial Gym is directly in front of you.

To the UBC Aquatic Centre

  • Head south across the street and you will see the Student Recreation Centre
  • Walk between the SRC and the Old SUB construction site (fenced area)
  • The new UBC Aquatic Centre is directly in front of you.

To the Student Recreation Centre

    • Head south across the street and you will see the Student Recreation Centre

To War Memorial Gym

  • Walk west down University Blvd. past Mahoney and Sons. You should be walking on the sidewalk on the other side of the street from Mahoney and Sons.
  • To get to War Memorial Gym, turn right at the path between the construction sites and the gym is marked by a large poster of an individual climbing and the words “human potential reached from here”

To the UBC Aquatic Centre

  • Walk west down University Blvd. past Mahoney and Sons. You should be walking on the sidewalk on the other side of the street from Mahoney and Sons.
  • Walk through War Memorial Gym, turn right at the path between the construction sites and the gym is marked by a large poster of an individual climbing and the words “human potential reached from here”
    • Walk up the steps into the gym foyer - crossing the foyer, and exiting on the north end of the building and walking down the steps towards the new UBC Bus Exchange
  • Continue north on the path towards and you'll see the new UBC Aquatic Centre directly in front of you.

To the Student Recreation Centre

  • Walk west down University Blvd. past Mahoney and Sons. You should be walking on the sidewalk on the other side of the street from Mahoney and Sons.
  • Walk through War Memorial Gym, turn right at the path between the construction sites and the gym is marked by a large poster of an individual climbing and the words “human potential reached from here”
    • Walk up the steps into the gym foyer - crossing the foyer, and exiting on the north end of the building and walking down the steps towards the new UBC Bus Exchange
  • Continue north on the path towards the UBC Aquatic Centre.
  • Pass the UBC Aquatic Centre and the Student Recreation will be on your right.

To War Memorial Gym

  • Head west on University Blvd on the sidewalk opposite Mahoney & Sons:
    1. turn right at the first path and the Gym is marked with a poster of an individual climbing and the words “human potential reached from here”
    2. Turn right just before the stairs onto the path that goes around the south side of the building.
    3. Turn left into the doors directly before the set of stairs on the path.

To the Student Recreation Centre

  • Head west, to the end of the roundabout on University Blvd and turn right towards the sign saying AMS Student Nest. Keep to the right.
  • Head to the end of the path and turn left to move around the Old SUB. You will continue to walk around this building and the fences surrounding it.
  • The path will open up into the Student Nest Plaza. Turn left to the ramp, then turn right to head north and follow the path by the tall trees.
  • Turn right to head east at the path before the statue of the woman holding up a torch.
  • Follow this path until you see the Student Recreation Centre on your right.

To the UBC Aquatic Centre

  • Head to the end of the roundabout on University Blvd and turn right towards the sign saying AMS Student Nest. Keep to the right.
  • Head to the end of the path and turn left to move around the Old SUB. You will continue to walk around this building and the fences surrounding it.
  • The path will open up into the Student Nest Plaza. Turn left to the ramp, then turn right to head north and follow the path by the tall trees.
  • Turn right to head east at the path before the statue of the woman holding up a torch.
  • Follow this path until you see the Student Recreation Centre on your right.
  • Right before you reach the Student Recreation Centre, turn right along the path with fences lined with “Welcome to the new UBC Pool”. Follow the path and the UBC Aquatic Centre will be on your left.

Schedule Changes: Weekend of Jan 19 – 21st

Due to staff shortages there have been changes to the online drop in schedule for Friday January 19th through to Sunday January 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are reminded to consult the facility Drop-In Schedule prior to any visit.

Thank you for your interest and support of the UBC Aquatic Centre.

Notice : Sauna closed – user reminder

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are to be advised that the sauna is not currently available.

As a reminder to patrons the UBC Aquatic Centre sauna has an electric heating unit. Absolutely NO LIQUIDS are to be added to the sauna heater or sauna rocks – no exception.  Any patron found to be adding liquids to the sauna may have their access privileges revoked.

The UBC Aquatic Centre Rules & Etiquette as well as the UBC Recreation Policies are available online.

UPDATE: Sunday January 14

FREE WEEK , presented by UBC Recreation, at UBC Aquatic Centre has proven wildly popular.

Today, Sunday January 14,  due to the response to the Free Swim (11:30-4PM) the facility was at capacity at of 11:30AM.  There was a short wait at that time and within a short period all waiting patrons entered.  Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are to be reassured that the lifeguarding staff are reviewing headcounts on an on-going basis and the facility staff will admit new visitors as other patrons leave.

Please also note that the UBC Aquatic Centre is experiencing intermittent information technology outages to the software to manage admission, registration and program systems. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank patrons in advance for their patience.

A staff shortage due to illness will see the UBC Aquatic Centre close early on Sunday January 14 – the facility will now close to the public at 8pm. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are reminded to consult the facility Drop-In Schedule prior to any visit.

Thank you for your interest and support of the UBC Aquatic Centre.

Schedule changes: Sunday January 14

A staff shortage due to illness will see the UBC Aquatic Centre close early on Sunday January 14 – the facility will now close to the public at 8pm. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are reminded to consult the facility Drop-In Schedule prior to any visit.

 

Shallow Aquasize Cancelled Thursday Jan 11th

Unfortunately, due to an illness, we have had to cancel Shallow Aquasize at 7:30pm on Thursday January 11th. Classes will resume on Thursday January 18th.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Reminder:  All patrons are invited to visit the UBC Aquatic Centre Drop-in Schedule prior to any visit.

UBC REC Guides available online!

Learn all about what programs are available from January to April 2018.
You can pick up your guide at any of our facilities or download your online Winter 2018 Recreation Guide.