facility, gymnasium floor

UBC Okanagan’s recreation facility is home to the Heat. This facility opened in 1994 and has been the venue for many provincial, national, and international events.




Gymnasium features

Gym floor

The North, South, and Central courts are multi-sport surfaces with equipment available for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, and badminton. The availability and schedule for these spaces changes every week.

Running corridor

The indoor walking/running track is an open space located on the second floor of the gymnasium, circling the gym floor below. It is open year-round. Only clean indoor shoes are permitted on the track.

Upstairs loft

This second floor area adjacent to the track is an open space for cardio workouts or studying space.

Location & layout


The UBC Okanagan Gymnasium is located on Athletics Court, northwest of the Creative & Critical Studies building. Parking is available in Lot M.


  • 16,800 square feet (1560 sq. metres) of gym floor space (room for four courts of volleyball or two courts of basketball or four courts of badminton)
  • Indirect lighting and 40 feet (12 metre) clear height to the ceiling
  • 864 theatre-style bleacher seats
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • 35m x 33.96m – 1560 sq. meters
  • 12 metre (40 feet) clear height to ceiling

Gymnasium floor layout

gymnasium floor plan, changeroom, bathroom, hallway

Gymnasium rentals


  • Four hour minimum block generally required.
  • A $25 fee may be charged for each change or cancellation.
  • Discounts may be available for bulk bookings.
  • Rate does not provide exclusive facility use. Other bookings, users, or noise may occur during non-exclusive times. Book space accordingly.
  • Use of facility equipment may require additional costs.
  • Additional costs will be required for bookings requiring use of bleachers, additional cleaning, or security.
  • All groups must be pre-booked and provide payment/insurance prior to field use. Certificate of insurance terms can be viewed on the UBCO Liability Terms (PDF).

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