Face-Off at the Floorball Championship

POP QUIZ:

What is the European sport of Floorball? If you said, “a 5-on-5 sport similar to ball hockey but with different sticks and a whiffle ball”, you nailed it and are officially invited to UBC Recreation Intramurals’ new tournament Floorball Championship! If you said anything else… don’t worry, you’re definitely still invited.
 

 

What is Floorball?

Traditionally, it’s a 5-on-5 game, but we’ll be taking our own spin on it and making it a 3-on-3 tournament. That means you’ll need yourself and AT LEAST 3 friends (3 players and a goalie!), but it’s a fast-paced game and you’ll want to recruit some extra friends for substitutes. We recommend having around 7 players, so you all get to play! Make a team roster with your floor, with your faculty buddies, with your Intramurals team, or with some friends. Or, hey, you could always shoot your shot (see what we did there?) and ask that cutie in your advanced Plant Sciences class.
 

So, what can you expect from Floorball Championship?

  • Think indoor ball hockey played using slightly shorter sticks.
  • The ball is basically a whiffle ball.
  • There’s no contact, no touching the ball with hands (except the goalie)

 
It’s easy to pick up, and you’ll even get a 10 minute learn-to-play before the tournament! Post-tutorial, you’re off to the races with 3 games round-robin style, which are about 20 minutes each. That’s when it gets real… there’s playoffs and finals at the end of your time slot, and you know what that means. It’s champ shirt time, and you know you’ve always wanted one/need another one for your collection.
 

Floorball Championship is going down on Friday, November 2nd with your choice of time slot: 5-7pm, 7-9pm, or 9-11pm. We’ll see you there, wearing athletic clothes and shoes, with your student ID in hand. No need for any equipment, we have you covered. Bring your team spirit, and get ready for an epic competition… and the possibility of a 2018 champ shirt?
 
Check out our event page!
Registration deadline: October 29th@ 5pm
Team roster submission deadline: October 31st@ 5pm