UBC Recreation hosts iconic events nearly every week throughout the school year at varying levels of competition. Whether you register as a team with your friends, or you want to sign up as an individual to meet people with similar interests, there’s always something fun to do to get moving.

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Captain’s Meetings Locations and Times

Hello Captains and Participants.

Below you will find the 4 Captain’s Information Meetings Times and Locations.  Please note that each team in each league is required to send someone to one information meeting prior to their first game.  The person representing your team doesn’t need to be on your team, but does need to be willing to accept responsibility for ensuring your team gets all of the information presented at the meeting.  Teams that play a game without going to an information meeting will forfeit all games they play until they do attend a meeting.

Thursday, Sept 20th – 6:30pm – Wesbrook 100

Friday, Sept 21st – 6:30pm – Wesbrook 100

Monday, Sept 24th – 6:30pm – Wesbrook 100

Tuesday Sept 25th – 6:30pm – ESB 1013

Learn to Play Night- Give our Leagues a Try!

School is starting once again, which means that UBC Rec’s Intramural Leagues are about to be back in full swing (yay!). Leagues are a great way to meet friends, learn a new sport, and avoid that pesky Freshman (Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Masters) 15.

But wait, what if you’re a first year student completely new to UBC Recreation? Maybe you haven’t played a sport in a long time and need to brush up before Leagues start? Or you’re looking to try something new because you’re in University and that’s kind of what Uni is for?
Lucky for you, we have an hour-long Learn-to-Play Night for our leagues on Wednesday September 12th (except a new up and coming league, Inner Tube Water Polo, which will happen on Tuesday)! These sessions will provide you with information about the league and teach you the key skills and rules needed to play. The Learn-to-Play nights will also a great place to meet other people interested in your sport to potentially form a team with.


Learn-to-Play Night Details

At the UBC Aquatic Centre on TUESDAY:

Inner Tube Water Polo: TUESDAY 3:15pm

Please bring appropriate swim wear, and will also require a comfort level in deep water.


Check out the SRC Gyms on WEDNESDAY for:

Nitobe Basketball: 5:00pm

Cross Volleyball: 6:00pm

SRC Futsal: 7:00pm

UBC REC Dodgeball: 8:00pm


Check out the Rashpal Dillon Field in Thunderbird Park on WEDNESDAY for:

Handley Cup and 4v4 Soccer: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Point Grey Flag Football: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Ultimate: 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Meet us at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre on WEDNESDAY for:

Todd Ice Hockey: 10:00pm – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre-

What to bring – CSA approved Helmet, skates (rentable) if just looking to learn to skate.  Otherwise, also need to bring your own stick, shinpads, hockey pants, chest protector, elbow pads and gloves


Thank you for your interest in UBC Recreation Intramural Leagues! Please note that registration for all leagues closes the week of Sept 17th! For more information on specific sports, see our individual League pages. Stay tuned for further posts on submitting a team, finding team members, and ways to register if you are a “free agent.”


New this Year at Day of the Longboat…

The 2018 Day of the Longboat event is going to be better than ever. This year we will be making sure the participant and spectator experience is on point! There will be more games and prizes, a larger sitting area, a DJ and Announcer booth, and UBC’s own Nico McEown emceeing the event from the beach. The Galley (on top of Jericho Sailing Centre) will be having specials for this event, including awesome share plates to split with your friends. These changes will pack a big punch for an event that you definitely do not want to miss!

Registration deadline is September 17th. For more information or to register a team visit https://recreation.ubc.ca/intramurals/events/day-of-the-longboat/

To make sure you get to your race on time, we have shuttle buses on Sunday, Sept 30th from 8:00am-10:30am picking up at the UBC bookstore and bringing you to the Jericho Sailing Centre.

Now Hiring: League Officials

Are you looking to get involved with the UBC Intramural program and make a difference in your community?

We are currently hiring officials for the following Leagues:

  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football
  • Futsal
  • Ice Hockey
  • Inner Tube Water Polo
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball


As a member of our Officials Team you are empowered to be creative, communicate effectively and resolve to fun, safe and fair play. You are responsible for maintaining the tempo of a game, mediating game play and ensuring safety of all participants.

You will work in a fast paced environment in a role that will be supported through ample training and a strong community. We offer lots of opportunities to connect and have fun with other Intramurals staff!
Please be aware of the following important dates.  Candidates must be available to attend at least one of the following hiring fairs:

    • 1st Hiring Fair: Sunday, September 16th*
    • 2nd Hiring Fair: Monday, September 17th*
    • Sport-specific Training Dates:
      • Basketball: Thursday, September 20th 7-10pm
      • Dodgeball: Tuesday, September 18th 7-10pm
      • Flag Football: Wednesday, September 19th 5-8pm
      • Innertube Water Polo: Sunday, September 16th 12-3pm
      • Ice Hockey: Tuesday, September 18th 8-11pm
      • Soccer: Wednesday, September 19th 5-8pm
      • Futsal: Wednesday, September 19th 7-10pm
      • Volleyball: Thursday, September 20th 6-9pm

New for Fall 2018: Leagues Default Protection Deposit

New for Fall 2018, UBC Recreation has introduced a new policy in the Intramural Leagues program to respond to the rising issue of defaults. Over the last 5 years we have seen a substantial rise in the number of teams not finishing their seasons due to defaulting. This negatively impacts the experience of both the team who defaulted, and the other teams in the league. In an effort to offset this issue, we have implemented a Default Prevention Deposit.

Each team (except in the Todd Ice Hockey League) will now pay a $50.00 deposit in addition to their team registration fees. This deposit will be held by UBC Recreation Intramural Leagues until the conclusion of playoffs each semester.

If a team defaults at any point during the season, $25.00 will be removed from their deposit and be used to compensate the team that was defaulted against in some way (Teams defaulted against will not be compensated with money directly). The defaulting team loses the game as well.

If a team defaults a second time in the same season, the remaining $25.00 will be removed from their deposit and again be used to compensate the team that was defaulted against. However, as the defaulting team no longer has any deposit left on their account, they will now be removed from the league without refund.

If a team does not default during the course of the season, the entirety of the $50.00 Default Prevention Deposit will be returned to the person who registered the team after playoffs conclude.

Teams that default once during the course of the season will receive $25.00 of their Default Prevention Deposit back at the end of the season.

In the event that your team doesn’t have enough players for a game, please reference the Intramural League Cancellation and Default Process page.