New Funding Creates More Recreation Opportunities for UBC Students

UBC is proud to announce $170,000 in annual funding over the next 2 years to enhance access to student recreation. Funds will be directed to increase capacity in intramural league sports, enabling a greater variety of activities. Additionally, some of the funds will also be used for the initiative, Moves on MacInnes, to enhance access to outdoor recreation and equipment on MacInnes Field.

Over 150 additional intramural team spots created for Winter Term 2

UBC intramural hockey photo by Riley Lowe

Much of the new funding will be used to speed up the restart of UBC’s popular intramural league sport program, increasing the number of leagues offered from six to eight. Being reintroduced for the next term are futsal (indoor soccer) and flag football. Overall, for 2021/2022 Winter Term 2 there will be capacity for over 500 teams, an increase of 156 team spots from the current fall term. Registration for all Winter Term 2 leagues will open on Monday, November 8, 2022.

Intramural League Sport Number of Teams Capacity for Term 2
Cross Volleyball League 144
Dodgeball League 24
Handley Cup Soccer League 160
Nitobe Basketball League 86
Point Grey Flag Football League *NEW* 16
SRC Futsal League *NEW* 24
Todd Ice Hockey League 22
Ultimate League 32
Total Number of Teams 508

The return of Storm the Wall and other campus favourites

Off the success of this fall’s Day of the LongBoat event, UBC Recreation intramurals is also expanding its offering of events and sport tournaments. Included in the plans is the return of Storm the Wall for the first time in over two years after first being cancelled in March 2020. A long time favourite of the UBC community, the swim-sprint-cycle-run-wall relay will make its planned return this spring and include room to accommodate over 800 teams.

Intramural Event Event Date
On the Button Curling Bonspiel Sunday, January 23, 2022
Floorball Hockey Tournament Friday, January 28, 2022
Yoga Rave Thursday, February 3, 2022
(Indoor) Spikeball Tournament TBA
Howl at the Moon Volleyball Tournament Friday, February 4, 2022
Gladiator Thursday, February 10, 2022 & Friday, February 11, 2022
Storm the Wall Sunday, March 20, 2022 – Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Introducing Moves on MacInnes (Field)

A portion of the funding is also being allocated to launch a brand new program, Moves on MacInnes, that aims to increase physical activity and sport opportunities for students on the recently completed MacInnes Field. Already a popular hang out spot for students, MacInnes Field will soon be a more active hub as an assortment of equipment will be made available for no-cost, short-term rentals to UBC students.