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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Leagues Feature of the Week: The Tide Tubes



The Tide Tubes are seasoned veterans of the Inner Tube Water Polo League at UBC!

They’ve seen it all and done it all when it comes to this sport. Having played in both Term 1 and Term 2 last year, they have some memories and advice to share with all of us.

Memory Highlights

When asked about some of the best memories made while splashing around the UBC Aquatic Centre in neon-coloured tubes, the team hilariously recalled the moment when teammate Richard managed to get stuck in one of the said tubes. Another mentioned that “we played as a human chain in some of our first few games because we were so bad we had to try everything.”

Any advice?

When it comes to advice, The Tide Tubes have some valuable knowledge to offer to first-time teams. “It’s pretty much impossible to be goalie, so don’t try too hard. Just have fun,” says the best goalie on the team, Jacob. They also all agreed that their secret to success was mainly Jacob’s wingspan in net, but also their utter focus, organization and teamwork.

What’s the catch?

One of the biggest perks of playing Inner Tube Water Polo has to be the other facilities the UBC Aquatic Centre has to offer. When asked about their post-game rituals, The Tide Tubes were quick to mention “the hot tub afterwards is a must, but you have to jump off the highest diving board before you can head there.”

Last minute words:

Wondering why they’ve stuck around so long? According to the inaugural members of The Tide Tubes, it was because of their devastating losses in the finals of their past two terms. “We want to get that W and those champ shirts,” one member agreed. Perhaps this is the term that The Tide Tubes will finally catch that W and get to wear those champ shirts. They’ve certainly got the confidence, which is half the battle. A word of warning from The Tide Tubes to their competition - “back out now, we’re pretty good.”



NOTICE: Heat & Hot Water Shutdown – Oct. 11 & 12, 2019


Please be advised that the heat and hot water supplying the Student Recreation Centre (SRC), the ARC Fitness Centre in the Life Building, and the Aquatic Centre will be temporarily shut off as construction continues on Student Union Boulevard and the Gage Towers site.

The heat and hot water will be shut off at 7:00pm on Friday, October 11th, and will remain off until 9:00am Sunday, October 13th.

All facilities will remain open during this shut down. Please be advised that, during this time, pool temperatures may vary at the Aquatic Centre.

Thank you for your understanding.

1 Week Left for Floorball Championships Registration!

If you’ve been waiting for a sign from the universe to sign-up for Floorball Championships, this is it! Get 6-8 of your friends together and come try something new on October 18th in your best Jazzercise-inspired outfits.


Registration closes at 5 PM next Tuesday, October 15th, so register now!




Oct 7-31 – Allow More Time When Visiting SRC & Aquatic Centre

Due to construction along Student Union Boulevard, there will be single-lane alternating traffic to access North Parkade and the nearby drop-off/pick-up areas that service the UBC Aquatic Centre and Student Recreation Centre. The affected dates and times of this construction are weekdays from October 7-31 during the hours of 7:30am to 4:00pm. There will also be interruptions on Saturday, October 12.

All visitors are advised to plan for delays and allow extra travel time when arriving/leaving the area during this time. For current details on impacted areas and detours on the UBC Vancouver campus, please click here.

Floorball Championships THEME REVEAL!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for…

The 2019 Floorball Championships theme will be JAZZERCISE!

Get your team of 6-8 people decked out in bright tights, leg warmers, and headbands and come out on Friday, October 18th to battle for a coveted Intramurals Champion shirt! (There may even be a prize for the best dressed…!)

Registration closes on Tuesday, October 15th at 5 pm.

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