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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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 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

Handley Cup Soccer League Term 1 Wrap Up

On behalf of UBC Recreation Intramurals, we’d like to thank all the players, officials and staff for their hard work and efforts in making this terms Handley Cup Soccer League a success. 

We’d like to congratulate the Champions of each pool,

Co-rec Tier 1:

The Pears (Campus Wide)

Real MEDrid (Divisional)

Co-rec Tier 2:

Timbits (Campus Wide)

Arthur and Friends FC (Divisional)

Open Tier 1:

Cheeky Mugs (Campus Wide)

Open Tier 2:

European Eagles (Campus Wide)

Cavity Search (Divisional)

Open Tier 3:

Psi U Owls (Campus Wide)

Open Tier 3 Mixed:

Vegetable Chicken Fly on The Grass

W2STGN Tier 1:

Legends. (Campus Wide)

Reminder that Term 2 registration is open.  Register your team before January 10th, 2020 at 5:00pm  but note that some options may fill up before then.  Register at https://reg.rec.ubc.ca/econnectlg/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp

Test Your SOFU Knowledge!

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SOFU – some of you may have heard it, some of you probably haven’t. In UBC Recreation Intramurals we got Soccer & Futsal (SOFU, geddit) and Futsal & Soccer (FUSO) they switch leagues have way throughout the term. Basically, the Handley Cup Soccer is 6 on 6 (including a goalie) in the fall semester, and 11v11 in the winter semester. If you prefer a smaller team we also got 4v4 Soccer 🙂

Remember the Term 2 Registration Deadline is January 10th, 2020!