Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.
Parking – http://bit.ly/2jhBYQs
Event details: Media are invited to tour the new, state-of-the-art $40-million UBC Aquatic Centre. Visuals include: high-performance UBC athletes and community members taking the first jumps into the new pool and a race by UBC varsity swimmers, past and present. Reporters wanting to try the three pools out for themselves are encouraged to bring a bathing suit and dive in.
The UBC Aquatic Centre opens to the public Jan. 23. Full programming will be available in the spring. Check http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/aquatics/ for details.
- Louise Cowin, Vice President, Students, UBC
- Kavie Toor, Senior Director, Facilities, Recreation and Sport Partnerships, UBC Athletics and Recreation
- Mark Ostry, Acton Ostry Architects
- Emily Overholt, Yuri Kisil and other UBC varsity and Olympic swimmers
- Community members
Video/Images: Click here for construction B-roll, a time-lapse video of the pool filling and still images
Click here to view a Facts and Figures sheet.