From intramural leagues and events like Storm the Wall, to our Birdcoop Fitness Centre, UBC Recreation has a long history of fun and unique activities that will enhance your university experience. Your student fees get you access to free public skating, swimming, drop-in sports, as well as discounted rates for recreation programs, classes, leagues, events, and memberships. From trying something you’ve never done before to keeping up your favourite fitness routine, UBC Recreation has something for you.

Free for UBC Students


Free Drop-In Sports


Free Drop-In Skating


Free Drop-In Swimming

Please Note: To enjoy your free drop-in opportunities, please visit the facility operations desk during scheduled drop-in times and present your valid UBC Student ID card.

Feature for Students

Fall Program Registration is Open

Program registration is now open across all of our facilities! Sign-up for Intramural Events & Leagues, Fitness, Aquatics, Ice, Tennis, Drop-In, and Rowing. Visit our website to learn more and register today!

Day of the LongBoat

September 29-30, 2018

This signature UBC event takes place on the shores of Jericho Beach with over 3,000 people paddling in the largest voyageur canoe race in the world. Your team races in either just-for-fun or competitive heats to the finish line. You can also enjoy games at the Day of the LongBoat festival, and the facilities at the Jericho Sailing Centre. Register by September 17 to secure your spot!

Free Week

September 10-16, 2018

Free fitness and aqua fitness classes are running all week and there are numerous open houses with free activities and giveaways. You won’t want to miss out! No experience is required for any of the classes and all abilities are welcome! Try out as many classes as you want, for free. Check out the online listing of classes to learn more!

Hydro Board Fitness & Yoga Classes at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Fall Intramural Leagues

Registration Deadline: September 17-21, 2018

Intramural leagues offer unique opportunities to have fun, be active, and make friends on campus. UBC Recreation offers leagues in: Soccer, Futsal, Ice Hockey, Dodgeball, Ultimate, Inner Tube Water Polo, Flag Football, Volleyball, and Basketball. Check out the online listing of leagues to learn more!

UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs

The UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs (UBC TSC) are Athletics and Recreation’s newest competitive option for UBC student athletes. Launched in September 2015, UBC TSC currently features eleven sports and thirteen teams which include: Alpine Skiing, Cycling, Equestrian, Men’s Lacrosse, Nordic Ski, Quidditch, Sailing, Synchronized Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon, and Ultimate Sport Clubs. Check out the online listing of teams to learn more!

Personal Training Promotion

To celebrate the opening of the ARC, we are offering three personal training sessions for $99. See the desk staff at the ARC to sign-up for this great offer! 

Spooktacular Personal Training 2017 | UBC Recreation

2018/19 Intramural Events

UBC Recreation hosts iconic events nearly every week throughout the school year at varying levels of competition. Whether you register as a team with your friends, or you want to sign up as an individual to meet people with similar interests, there’s always something fun to do to get moving. Check out the online listing of events to learn more!

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