Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre has three (3) arenas and features 6,000 sq ft multi-purpose room, a 5,000 sq ft high performance training centre, 13 dressing rooms, and 6 referee/coaches rooms.

Thunderbird Arena

Thunderbird Arena can hold up to 7,000 people (5,004 permanent seats included) for Competitions and Playoffs.

Father David Bauer Arena

Father David Bauer Arena has 900 permanent seats and will used for Competitions.

Protrans Arena

Protrans Arena will be used for practice sessions only.


  •    Thunderbird Arena Features: total capacity – 7,000 with 5,004 permanent seats and an additional 1,967 floor seats.
  •    Ice surface – 17,000 sq ft (200 feet x 85 feet) (capable to increase to Olympic Size if required).
  •    Ceiling Height – Ice to Low steet (50 feet).
  •    On the concourse level there are two open space areas on the East (4,069 sq ft) and West (3,186 sq ft) end of the arena.
  •    4 Dressing rooms each with washrooms and showers – connected to two of the dressing rooms is a 13 ft x 18 ft office/storage space.
  •    1,600 space parkade directly across the street from the venue (Thunderbird Parkade) & another 1,000 space parkade a few minutes North of the venue.
  •    350 surface lot spots directly behind it (B1) plus street meter parking all around the venue.


  •    4,000 square foot high performance training facility.
  •    4 – 15m sprint lanes with resistance harnesses and battle ropes.
  •    2 Dumbbell Sets: 5-150lbs & 2-110lbs.
  •    15 Spin Bikes.
  •    2 Hammer Strength Olympic Benches.
  •    Integrated Audio/Video System.


Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
6066 Thunderbird Boulevard
Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z3

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