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.

Latest News for Intramurals

Summer Soccer Updates

Hello everyone,

As we continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we have updated our registration deadline, league start deadline, and league finish deadline to give the league a better chance of running in its entirety.

If we need to make further changes to the schedule, we will update this website and all teams that have registered will be contacted by email.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact the League Administrator.

Thank you.

CLOSED/CANCELLED: All Sport Facilities, Programs, & Camps through May 30

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to close its facilities indefinitely and all programs are suspended through May 30, 2020 as precautionary measures against COVID-19.

This shutdown will continue to apply to all varsity sports, recreation and public use.

The following facilities are closed for all activities, including rentals:

  • Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
  • John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse
  • Student Recreation Centre
  • ARC & BirdCoop Fitness Centres & Studios
  • UBC Aquatic Centre
  • UBC Tennis Centre
  • UBC Baseball Rose Indoor Training Centre & Baseball Stadium
  • Thunderbird Park
  • War Memorial Gymnasium
  • Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion
SRC, ARC, & Aquatic Centre Locker Rentals

Arrangements are currently being made to provide access to lockers for the retrieval of items. An email will be sent to communicate dates and times available for access.

Credits & Refunds for Cancelled Programs & Memberships

UBC Athletics & Recreation is also reviewing refunds and credits to anyone registered for classes, memberships, and rentals during this period. Communication about refunds and credits will be communicated to affected individuals via email.

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of health authorities to ensure appropriate procedures are in place to protect all involved in our community. Members and guests will be informed of updates to our operations as soon as they become available.

We recognize this decision may disappoint some of our community and we look forward to re-opening our facilities and seeing all of you again as soon as possible.

UBC Recreation Program Suspension/Cancellations for March 14-29 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Dear members, students, faculty, staff, and community;

Due to the current conditions with COVID-19, UBC Recreation and UBC Camps are suspending programs beginning March 14 through March 29. While the Public Health Agency of Canada continues to assess the risk as low for Canada, we seek to minimize transmission in the community by limiting close contact with others at this time.  In addition, in accordance with a recommendation from Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health, the university is cancelling all on-campus and off-campus events with more than 250 people.

Programs suspended or cancelled are:

  • Storm the Wall & Storm the Wall Community Festival
  • All spring break camps from March 16-20 and March 23-27 (are all cancelled)
  • Aquatic lessons, certifications, & classes
  • Baseball lessons & programs
  • Fitness & classes – registered classes & membership-based classes (yoga & pilates, spin, boot camps, etc.)
  • Ice – skating & hockey lessons, Thunderbird Adult Hockey League
  • Intramural programs – league sports, Storm the Wall, Hall of Fame
  • Rowing – community rowing programs & lessons
  • Tennis – lessons & programs

Additionally, there will be some adjustments for access to fitness centres, pool, and gymnasiums. We understand that fitness and sports provide a much-needed outlet during stressful times like this which is why our recreational and fitness facilities remain open while providing a safe, healthy environment. The following facilities will be available for drop-in activities with adjustments to manage possible risks:

  • Aquatics Centre (steam room & sauna closed)
  • ARC & BirdCoop Fitness Centres (and associated fitness studios)
  • Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre for public skating & stick & puck
  • SRC drop-in sports (volleyball, basketball, badminton)

UBC Recreation will continue to monitor the situation and adjust programs and facility access based on risks. In the meantime, members and guests will be informed of updates as soon as they become available.

For updates on the status of all recreation programming and activities please visit here.

For information on how UBC continues to monitor the development of the situation, including resources, click here.

We thank everyone for their participation and support of UBC Recreation. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you on a future visit.

UBC Recreation

Storm the Wall Cancelled to Limit COVID-19 Risks

Dear Storm the Wall competitors

In light of the increasing concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19), UBC Recreation has made the difficult decision to cancel Storm the Wall. While we are disappointed that we are unable to provide the experience of Storm the Wall this year, we recognize that continuing to host the event could contribute unnecessary risks to participants, staff, and the community.

All payments will be refunded to the original method of payment. UBC Recreation will follow-up as needed to process refunds.

We encourage everyone to be informed about COVID-19 and continue taking the recommended preventative measures.

Thank you for your interest in Storm the Wall. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at our next event.

UBC Recreation

 

Storm The Wall: Prep Guide

Storm The Wall is upon us

We want to make navigating everything storm related as simple as possible for everyone! 

There’s a ton of resources out in the universe right now with the goal of making it as easy as possible for you to register and prepare for the event successfully and we hope to cover some more basics in this post to get you feeling prepped and ready! 

If you already feel ready to go, register here.

 

First Things First

To start off, we want to distinguish the difference between your two participation options; Team and Ironperson. 

Teams: 

  • Consist of 5 persons plus an additional substitute or import in case it’s needed. 
  • Two team options: Just For Fun (more affectionately known as JFF), and Competitive.

 

Ironperson: 

  • Completes every leg of the race themselves 
  • May or may not choose to have a wall person at the wall to assist them in getting over the wall. 
  • Your options as an Ironperson are; Ironpersons, Ultra Ironperson, Iron Legends

 

 

Now, let’s take a look at the breakdown of distances for each team type to give you a visual of what each team member or leg of the race will consist of. 

For more information on team makeups and rules visit this page

 

Moving onto CLINICS!! 🙂 

Once you’ve picked your team, registered and the excitement begins to kick in, you must make sure you’re registered for a clinics time that works for at least one team member to attend. 

Storm the wall clinics run through from Sunday, March 15th – Thursday, March 19th. In order to complete your registration you would have been asked to select a date and time that work best for you and/or your team. Clinics are MANDATORY. They include a safety presentation and will give you and your team a chance to practice at the wall with help from wall spotters and other UBC Recreation staff before race days. 

Please make sure that at the very minimum, your team sends 1 person to attend the safety presentations in the clinic dates or else your team will not qualify to compete in the actual event. The safety presentations cover all relevant event details including; route maps, safety tips, regulations, and fun things to look forward to in the festival area.

 

 

Still Hesitant? 

Don’t be! But, we also realize that it might still seem a little intimidating so incase you want some extra words of encouragement, read what a past participant, Taras has to say about his first time Storming the wall. 

 

 

Taras heard of Storm the Wall in his first year and decided to just go for it. What was the feeling of getting over the wall like for him?

“It’s that feeling of uncertainty, of not knowing whether you’re going to make it. Then being so happy and excited when your friends pull you up to get you on top of that wall, and you want to stand up (even though you’re not allowed to!) … you just feel like you’re on top of the world.”

 

Don’t Miss out!

Registration closes on March 13th, so be sure to register here before spots fill up!