Pacific Northwest Architecture

UBC Thunderbird Arena

Official name: University of British Columbia Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena
Formerly known as UBC Winter Sports Centre
6066 Thunderbird Boulevard
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3
Basic Information
Cost CAN$47,800,000
Neighborhood: University Endowment Lands
More Information
  • Seating capacity: 6,800
  • This arena was built around the former Father Bauer Arena.
  • The current arena is named after a former UBC student who donated $10 million to the university.
  • This is the location of ice hockey and ice sledge hockey competitions in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
  • This was the first new indoor venue completed for the 2010 Olympic games.
  • April, 2006: Construction of this building began.
  • June, 2008: This building was completed four months ahead of schedule.