Arena News

Updates about the latest announcements and events happening at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.






Family Day Long Weekend Hours

The administrative offices will be closed from February 16-18, 2019 for Family Day Long Weekend.

The Pro Shop will be open:

February 16, 2019: 9:00AM – 11:00PM
February 17, 2019: 
9:00AM – 9:00PM
February 18, 2019: 
7:00AM – 4:00PM

For full list of all UBC Recreation facilities hours for the long weekend, click here.


CTNSC18 Finalist for Canadian Event of the Year

 

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Tire National Skating Championships hosted at Thunderbird Arena from January 8 – 14, 2018 has been named a finalist for Canadian Event of the Year for the 13th Annual Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) PRESTIGE Awards. The PRESTIGE (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events) Awards, have honoured events, people, and organizations all over Canada.

CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year (GROUP A) Finalists:

  • 106th Grey Cup and 2018 Grey Cup Festival (Edmonton, AB)
  • 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships (Vancouver, BC)
  • 2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship (North Bay. ON)

For full list of finalists, click here.


Inaugural CAN Pro-Am a Major Success!

VANCOUVER, BC – The inaugural 2019 CAN Pro-Am Hockey Tournament hosted by the Canucks Autism Network gave amateur players an exclusive opportunity to compete alongside NHL Alumni. The event was themed ‘The Best of BC’ featured former NHL players that either played for the Vancouver Canucks or were born in British Columbia including Cliff Ronning, Brendan Morrison, Chris Higgins, Kirk McLean, recently retired Daniel Sedin, and more! The tournament was hosted at both UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre and Rogers Arena, and was a major success with each team raising over an average of $35,000 for BC families with autism. The weekend was an amazing experience for all!

https://twitter.com/canucksautism/status/1089327708343984128


Sold Out Winter Classic Brings Raucous Crowd to T-Bird Arena

****(Photo by Bob Frid/UBC Athletics 2019 All Rights Reserved)****

VANCOUVER, BC – The fifth annual UBC Winter Classic brought a sold out crowd to the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre on Friday, January 25. The atmosphere was like no other at the Point Grey Campus with students, alumni, and families filling the stands with ‘Blue & Gold’ cheering for the UBC Thunderbirds Men’s Hockey Team. The concourse had various activations including a mechanical bull, poster-making and much more. The back-and-forth between the Thunderbirds and Calgary left fans on the edge of their seats, as the game went to overtime. Though the home team eventually fell in extra time, the night was an unforgettable experience for fans and players-alike and is an event all UBC students should add to their university bucket list!

***(Rich Lam/UBC Athletics Photo)***

***(Rich Lam/UBC Athletics Photo)***

****(Photo by Bob Frid/UBC Athletics 2019 All Rights Reserved)****

***(Rich Lam/UBC Athletics Photo)***

***(Rich Lam/UBC Athletics Photo)***

***(Rich Lam/UBC Athletics Photo)***

 

****(Photo by Bob Frid/UBC Athletics 2019 All Rights Reserved)****

***(Rich Lam/UBC Athletics Photo)***

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UBC Winter Classic – The Biggest Hockey Game of the Year!

Are you ready for the fifth annual UBC Winter Classic? In 2017 & 2018, it SOLD OUT with over 5,500 fans cheering on the UBC Thunderbirds Men’s Hockey Team and this year should be no different!

WHEN: January 18th at 7:00 PM (Doors open @ 5:00 PM)
WHERE: Thunderbird Arena at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
VS: Calgary Dinos

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Come early for the pre-game festival on the arena concourse (continues throughout game play). In addition to the main event hockey game, your ticket gets you access to:
  • Outdoor festival zone in front of arena
  • Live music & DJs
  • Dance teams
  • Hockey skills games
  • Lots of giveaways & prizes
  • Face painting & poster making stations
  • Food & drinks

This is a not-to-be-missed event on campus and a great way to kick off your weekend.

Watch for our booths in the Nest on campus on Friday 11, Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 January to pick up tickets if you can’t buy online.

For our UBC Alumni we have created an exclusive game night experience.

As alumni, you have access to a special ticket package that allows you to skip the lines and enjoy the Thunderbird Alumni Blue Zone with great swag, upgraded private bar & concession, hosted snacks and exclusive seats.

WHEN: Alumni Blue Zone opens at 6:00PM (Game time 7:00PM)
WHERE: Thunderbird Arena at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

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