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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Get to Know esport Championship

You’d be lying if you said you never dreamed of being a Super Smash Bros. champion and now, we’re finally giving you the chance to live that dream through! 



esport Championship is one of the newest events taking place this year in collaboration with the UBC Esport Association, and we know you must all have some burning questions that need answering so here’s a rundown of what we think you need to know. If you’re ready to register now follow this link, esport Championship registration , if not keep on reading


What is the esport Championship exactly? 

3 words, 14 letters; SUPER SMASH BROS. 

Even more than that, it’s a FREE tournament in pairs that will compete throughout the event for a championship title at the top. In your pairs you will battle against other teams, using provided consoles and controllers, until we have a championship match. 

Are you a beginner gamer and worried you might get bumped too early? No worries, even if you get out within the first round of matches you will still get a chance to play against others teams in a consolation tournament. 

Did you know that there’s a difference between the Mario universe and the Super Smash Bros.? Because there most definitely is, if you’re really invested in the occasion take a moment to brush up on all of your Super Smash Bros. character knowledge and stats to figure out which character you think will help bring you to victory. 


When is it? 

The event takes place on February 1st from 12pm-8pm in the Ponderosa Ballroom, 6445 University Blvd. Luckily, it’s on a Saturday so it’s a great way (without missing classes) to wind down, have lots of fun with friends, and meet new people! 


The Most Exciting Part?!

The whole tournament builds up to 1 final legendary battle and the crowd presence is rumoured to be unreal!! The UBC Esport Association prides themselves on an unforgettable Super Smash Bros. finale. Try to stick around to the end if you have the time because you definitely won’t want to miss it!




Once you’ve found your trusty partner, sign up at esport Championship registration  before January 29th 




Weather Update – January 18th, 2020

Hello everyone,

Please note that while conditions are not ideal out, all outdoor fields were cleared of snow yesterday and are now good to play on.  All outdoor League sports are being played as scheduled.

Please dress warmly however as it is still quite cold and wet.

Term 1, 2 & You: What Events Went Down and Which Ones You Shouldn’t Miss (Take the Quiz!)

Reminiscing Term 1 Events

Photo Creds: Kana Saarni


Day of the Longboat | September 28-29

  • 3,540 attendees, 3 capsized boats, 13,583 memories to last a lifetime
  • Day of the Longboat is a longstanding UBC event held at Jericho Beach. Enthusiastic teams, wild costumes, loud cheering, bumping music, beautiful beaches, sunshine, and the famous ring of the gong- the best way to kick off your year at UBC!


Gladiator | October 10

  • 362 SUPER (mario) attendees, 0 dislocated shoulders
  • A challenge of mind and body, with Gladiator style activities, all in one epic evening. In the final challenge round, the top two teams from each heat would send their fastest 3 team members to fly through the inflatable obstacle course. It was a new portion of Gladiator that was a huge success!

Floorball Championship | October 18

  • 68 attendees, 0 slapshots, 1 spandex-filled and jazzercise-themed gym
  • Floorball is a unique mix of floor and field hockey with a twist of lacrosse where teams compete against each other in an effort to shoot their way to a championship shirt. It was great to see all the teams who have never heard or played floorball before, learn a new sport and play it all in one night!

Great Trek Student Relay & Festival | October 26

  • 44 student relayers, 1 beautiful sunny day
  • A new and exciting festival that celebrates the tradition of student leadership and advocacy, while also recognizing the rich history of the Musqueam people on the lands of the UBC Vancouver campus. As part of the festivities, the Fall Classic Run route and a student relay race travelled through the Vancouver campus.

Photo Creds: Kana Saarni

Photo Creds: Kana Saarni


UBC Tennis Smash | November 7

  • 24 attendees, 4 Federer-hopefuls, 0 tennis racquets actually smashed
  • Whether you’re a tennis beginner or the next Serena Williams this event is designed for all skill levels and is as popular as Wimbledon (well maybe not quite, but it is known to sell-out fast!)

Water Wars | November 14

  • 111 attendees, 1 huge splash, 0 sign of Gary the Snail
  • The perfect way to escape from the cold, this year’s event ventured into Bikini Bottom (aka: UBC Aquatic Centre) for a variety of wild and fun SpongeBob-themed challenges. Stations included Spongebob Polo Pants Station, Dirty Bubble Whisper Challenge, and The Chum Bucket Challenge.

Gutterball Bowling | November 21

  • 90 attendees, a couple strikes, 10 pajama onesies, too many gutterballs to count
  • It doesn’t matter whether you rolled a strike, spare, or split at this bowling tournament because we had a ball! Gutterball is one of those few events that draws students off-campus to see what the rest of Vancouver has to offer.

Don’t Miss Out On Continuing The Fun In Term 2… Here Are The Events To Look Forward To!


UBC Yoga Rave | January 16

Wear your bright clothes, bring your yoga mat (or borrow one for free) and join this FREE yoga dance party with free glow in the dark paint and blacklights. It’s going to be an event to remember, designed for fun and all abilities. Space and extra mats are limited, so arrive early to ensure your spot!

Photo Creds: Jarek Tan

On the Button Curling Bonspiel | January 19

Sweep those winter blues away with a fun night of curling. Whether it’s your first time on the ice or you’re a seasoned sweeper this tournament is a great way to try a national pastime with a team of 4-6 people.

Howl at the Moon Volleyball | January 24-25

Want to have a late-night that’s filled with something other than studying? Howl at the Moon is a volleyball tournament that runs throughout the evening. Grab some friends to make a team of 4-6, put away those textbooks, and sign up for a unique and awesome experience!

eSport Championship | February 1

Want to relive old memories of spending countless hours with your friends playing video games in your basement? Get your fingers warmed up for this new event! UBC Recreation Intramurals in partnership with the UBC eSports Association challenges teams of 2 to participate in this one of a kind event to become the undisputed Super Smash Bros Ultimate champion on campus.


The Great Escape | February 6

The famed escape room comes to UBC! This won’t be your typical escape room, teams will have to complete tasks across campus and then descend to the final challenge. Test your brainpower outside of the lecture hall with mind games and puzzles as you work through the escape room racing against the clock. This evening is one of high stakes, teamwork, and adrenaline!

Photo Creds: Andrew Joohan Oh


UBC Triathlon Duathlon | March 7

Join us for BC’s longest running triathlon on our very own campus! Enjoy an indoor swim in the competition tank of the UBC Aquatic Centre followed by a picturesque race route around UBC Campus. Whatever you’re looking for, TriDu has you covered with divisions for everyone. It’s TriDu, not TriDon’t after all!

Storm the Wall | March 21-24

Are you ready for UBC’s most iconic experience? Storm the Wall is a famous UBC event where teams of 5 (or individuals) swim, sprint, bike, run, and finally storm a 12-foot wall! Whether you’re a dedicated participant or a passionately cheering bystander, Storm the Wall is something that is an essential experience for any UBC student.

Photo Creds: Bobby Dhaliwal


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Weather Update for Intramural League Programs – Jan 15th, 2020

Hello Captains and Participants.


Because of class cancellation and dangerous road conditions, all games tonight (Wednesday, Jan 15th) are cancelled.

In addition.  the Captain’s Meeting scheduled for 6:30pm at BIOL 1000 is also cancelled.

There is still an additional Captains meeting that we are expecting to run tomorrow (Thursday, Jan 16th), also at 6:30pm at BIOL 1000.

Thank you for your understanding and please be safe in this weather.

Jan 16 – All Facilities Open

Updated: January 16, 2020 5:45 A.M. PST

UBC Recreation programs are scheduled to run and facilities are open for regular operating hours.

Everyone is encouraged to check for updates prior to visiting our facilities in the event that there is a closure during the current weather.

Please check back here or on Twitter for up-to-date information about changes in status.

Members of the UBC community please consult UBC’s Winter Weather Conditions Protocol.