UBC Recreation hosts numerous iconic events throughout the school year at varying levels of competition and it offers 10 different league sports throughout the school year in addition to a summer soccer league.

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What NFL Teams are the Flag Football Intramural Players Supporting?

Now that the fall Point Grey Flag Football season is over, one would say the rivalries are over too. Well, that is not the case! The NFL is still running hard and strong, and our beloved teams are still fighting for a pass to the Super Bowl. Thus, some of us may still be rivals.

Having said that, players within our community don’t know who follows who, and so we decided to poll all our participants on what NFL team they follow! The results are rather surprising.

Some players within the same team were even surprised to hear who their teammates were following. If they heard they were supporting a cheating or rather, mainstream team, a frown was in order. Others were just surprised by the diversity of support in their own team and in other teams. The Flag Football Staff was even surprised with the final results, we were expecting way more mainstream teams, but we are happy that many teams were being represented among our players.

 

Here are all the teams followed by Point Grey Flag Football players in order by popularity:

  • Seatle Seahawks : 10

  • New England Patriots : 8

  • Baltimore Ravens : 5

  • Oakland Raiders : 4

  • Los Angeles Chargers : 4

  • NY Giants : 4

  • Denver Broncos : 3

  • Jacksonville Jaguars : 2

  • Kansas City Chiefs : 2

  • Pittsburgh Stealers : 2

  • Green Bay Packers : 2

  • New Orleans Saints : 2

  • Washington Redskins : 1

  • Carolina Panthers : 1

  • Tennessee Titians : 1

  • NY Jets : 1

  • Miami Dolphins : 1

  • Minnesota Vikings : 1

  • Cleaveland Browns : 1

  • San Francisco 49ers : 1

  • Los Angeles Rams : 1

 

Just a little sneak peek into the new year, these numbers might be incorporated into a cool social we might have next year! So, if you don´t follow the NFL at the moment, maybe start thinking of a team you might like!

Finally, we would like to thank all our participants for an awesome term of great touchdowns, plays, and celebrations. We hope to see you again next term and Happy Holidays!

 

Team of the Week: Levere et al.

In this semester’s UBC Recreation Intramurals 4v4 Soccer League, we have the young and the old competing for the legendary, prized champ shirts. From a rookie first-year team with some crazy competitiveness to a laid back, fun-loving graduate student team, we’ve got it all. We chatted with one such team, Levere et al., to find out what they were all about.

It all began in UBC Psychology Graduate School, where all of these teammates are working in a lab together. “We needed some exercise and a dopamine rush every now and then,” the team captain, Drake, shared. Drake organized a 4v4 team for this season, explaining the parallels between him running this team and the group dynamic in the lab. “We’re like an orchestra,” he explained. “The musicians are important, but the lead guy [conductor] is more important, and that’s me.”, which makes their citation-style team name that much more hilarious, with Drake’s last name being the leading author of this “team paper” and all.

All of the teammates agreed with their captain’s lighthearted banter, showing the strength of their team dynamic. “We’re not competitive at all…we’re just here to have fun, you know?” one teammate pointed out. When asked about their prospects at a champ shirt, all they could say was “that’s a solid maybe…maybe not. Maybe yes? Who knows!”

All we know for certain is that these grad students love tearing up the field on Tuesday nights whether they win or lose. That is some team spirit worth admiring!

An Epic Battle: 4v4 Soccer Term 1 Playoffs

This term in 4v4 Mini Soccer, we had 14 teams hungry for a champ shirt. Each of these teams possessed a special set of skills that gave them a leg up on the competition – whether it was the youthful, energetic innocence of a first-year residence team who had yet to experience a UBC exam season, the worldly graduate student team who’s seen it all, done it all and lived to tell the tale, or the exchange student team who brought their spicy soccer (oops, football) skills from all over the world – which made the playoffs bracket this term a heated, high-level battle.

There were many champ shirt contenders in the Campus-Wide pool, and although there were only two teams in our Divisional pool, they were also well-matched. Going into the semis and finals last Tuesday, everything was up in the air, and would be decided in a few short hours. The champ shirts were neatly folded on the supervisors table as teams signed in, reminding them of the ultimate prize they could receive if they won.

Tensions were high as the Campus-Wide semi finals kicked off. Some incredible goals were scored by all four teams involved, but sadly only two could be declared victorious. It was an extremely tight face-off in both semis, with the Kiwis pitted against The Fluffy Bunnies and the Footsies facing off with CKOKC. The Kiwis youthful first-year skill and athleticism persisted over the Fluffy Bunnies, but not without a fight. The Footsies, who had the smallest roster we’ve ever seen and hardly any subs, put up a great fight against CKOKC, but in the end, CKOKC was victorious.

Kiwis – CWD Champs!

And so, it was CKOKC and the Kiwis battling it out for the Campus-Wide finals. Both teams had many players with competitive soccer backgrounds, and it showed through their fantastic ball-handling and wacky goals. A wonderful display of camaraderie started off the game, with both captains posing for a picture together, arms slung around each other. However, as soon as the kickoff occurred, the tension on the field was palpable.

On the other mini field, we had Levere et al., a UBC Psychology graduate team, and Multiple Scoregasms, a Kinesiology team, battling it out for the title of Divisional champions. Both teams were in it to win it, but also shared a lighthearted feeling around the final. You could tell that their main goal was to have fun and get some exercise in, which is just as valuable as a champ shirt! Either way, it was a close final for Divisionals as well.

Levere et al – Divisional Champs!

In the end, two teams emerged victorious in the 4v4 Mini Soccer League for Term 1 of 2019/2020. A big congratulations to the Kiwis, your Campus-Wide champions, and Levere et al., your Divisional champions, on two hard-fought wins! Wear those buttery soft, high quality champ shirts with pride!

League Feature of the Week: UBC Squirrels

We spoke to UBC Squirrels about their Intramural Soccer experience this past term!

1. Tell us about your IM experience, how has it been so far?

It’s been fun! We’ve been playing for the past few years, and keep coming back. We made a team about three years ago with a bunch of our friends from Marine Drive and have been adding more people through the years. Aside from soccer some of our players also play in different leagues like volleyball and dodgeball.

2. What would you tell people who’ve never taken part in an Intramural sport/league before?

(Kyle) Definitely go for it! It’s been so great, I wish I could’ve joined earlier and played in some more leagues. If you feel like you’re not the best at a sport then you should try making a JFF team with some friends. Singing up as a free agent is also a good way to make a team if you can’t find one and wanna play. It’s only one term long so give it a go & you’ll definitely come back for more.

3. And finally, what is your favourite part of IM soccer?

Just getting out and playing soccer with friends each weekend is great. It’s nice to have consistent games too, that way we have a schedule and can stay active. The officials are supportive and it’s a nice community to be a part of!

 

Thank you so much to the UBC Squirrels for participating in the Handley Cup Soccer League this past term!

League Registration for Term 2 is now open – remember to sign up before January 10th, 2020. 

Winter Break Facility Hours

winter break hours

ARC Fitness Centre

December 21 – 22: 10:00am – 8:00pm
December 23:
6:30am – 9:00pm
December 24: 6:30am – 1:00pm
December 25 – 26: CLOSED
December 27 – 30:
9:00am – 9:00pm
December 31:
9:00am – 3:00pm
January 1:
CLOSED

UBC Aquatic Centre

Annual Shutdown (Dec 9, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020)

BirdCoop Fitness Centre

December 21 – 22: 10:00am – 8:00pm
December 23: 6:30am – 9:00pm
December 24: 6:30am – 1:00pm
December 25 – 26: CLOSED
December 27 – 30:
9:00am – 9:00pm
December 31:
9:00am – 3:00pm
January 1:
10:00am – 5:00pm

UBC Camps Headquarters

December 23 – January 1: CLOSED

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (DMTSC)

December 23 – 24: 10:00am – 11:00pm
December 25 – 26: CLOSED
December 27:
10:00am – 11:00pm
December 28:
9:00am – 11:00pm
December 29:
9:00am – 9:00pm
December 30 – 31:
10:00am – 11:00pm
January 1:
CLOSED

John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

December 23: 9:30am – 5:00pm
December 24: 9:30am – 1:00pm
December 25 – 29: CLOSED
December 30:
9:30am – 5:00pm
December 31:
9:30am – 1:00pm
January 1:
CLOSED

Student Recreation Centre

December 21 – 22: 9:00am – 9:00pm
December 23:
6:30am – 9:00pm
December 24: 6:30am – 1:00pm
December 25 – 26: CLOSED
December 27 – 30:
9:00am – 9:00pm
December 31:
9:00am – 3:00pm
January 1:
10:00am – 6:00pm

UBC Baseball Rose Indoor Training Centre

December 21 – 23: 9:00am – 4:00pm
December 24 – January 1: 
CLOSED

UBC Tennis Centre

December 23 – 26: CLOSED
December 27:
10:00am – 6:00pm
December 28 – 29:
8:00am – 6:00pm
December 30:
10:00am – 6:00pm
December 31 – January 1:
CLOSED