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.
Summer Soccer Leagues
Gather your team or join as an individual for a 7-on-7 adult soccer league hosted at UBC’s beautiful Thunderbird park. All games are played on Wednesday evenings between 7:00pm and 10:00pm. Register by May 19th.
Discounted Tennis Courts
Bring your tennis game indoors and out of the rain at the UBC Tennis Centre. With discounts of over 50% off the public rate, UBC students can book courts to practice on their own or play a match with some friends. Learn more about our court booking prices and find a time that suits your schedule. *Bookings must be made in person with your UBC ID to ensure the discounted rate.
UBC Student memberships include the use of the BirdCoop Fitness Centre and the Climbing Cave any time it is open. You can purchase passes for 1 or 2 terms as well as daily drop-in passes. UBC student memberships must be purchased in-person at the BirdCoop in order to confirm student eligibility.
Try something new and meet new people with common interests! With free drop in for instructional, aquatics, and fitness classes running from May 23-29, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to register for your favorite classes early to be guaranteed a spot! No experience is required for any of the classes and all abilities are welcomed. Check out the schedule to find the right class for you.
As a UBC student, you are entitled to free drop-in swims at the new UBC Aquatic Centre. Check out the schedule for the Aquatic Centre HERE
Thunderbird Adult Hockey League
With multiple tiers and abilities there’s something for everyone in this competitive adult league. Play the game you love all summer long at the Doug Mitchel Thunderbird Sports Centre. Register your team or as an individual today!
Drop-in sports provide an easy way to be physically active. UBC Recreation offers a variety of activities on a daily basis, including free options for current UBC students. Try something new and check out our Cricket drop-in sessions. Find a time that suits your schedule on our drop-in schedules
Free Public Skating
All current UBC students can drop-in for free public skating at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre. Just show up with your skates and your student card and you’re good to go! If you don’t have skates, rentals are available for $4.00
Spring Gardening Series
Join us this Spring for our free gardening workshops. They’re designed for the beginner or inexperienced gardeners and open to all UBC Community members. Please register early as space is limited
“My involvement has helped me improve my overall health and was a great way to meet new friends and blow off school-related stress. Playing sports or working out kept me focused, whether I was studying for an upcoming midterm or preparing for important assignments.”
From intramurals 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.