Breaking the ice
A part of Vancouver's Olympic legacy
Originally developed for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena is now home to varsity athletes, NHL’ers and amateurs alike. The year-round multi-use facility continues to serve the UBC and extended community as originally envisioned. Working closely with VANOC and UBC Kasian developed a flexible building program for both the 2010 Olympic / Paralympic Winter Games as well as legacy requirements.
Today, the legacy requirements are in full swings as facility draws more than 650,000 users and spectators each year to its 3 arenas, 13 dressing rooms and seating for 5000 in the main arena. The facility continues to operate sustainably, using a unique Eco-Chill heat recovery process to provide improved energy efficiency.
It’s one of our key goals to expand opportunities for recreational and high-performance sport on campus so more students and community can participate