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Welcome to the Ultimate League

Register Your Team by Tuesday September 17!

Whether you have a full repertoire of tricks up your sleeve, or have never thrown a disc in your life, this sport is an awesome way to get friends together and get some exercise as well.

Participation Structure

The Ultimate League League is currently only offered as a CoRec league with two tiers. Each team should have seven players on the field for a game, but must dress a minimum of 6 to start the game. Each team must register 8-20 participants. A team can dress a maximum of 20 participants and Divisionsal Teams are able to have a maximum of 3 designated imports. For this league, teams can have a maximum of 3 self-identified men playing at any time.

If you have any questions about the Participation Structure please consult the "League Participation Struction" button below.

For levels of play, please see the Competition Structure. All games are first to 13 or until time runs out.

Location & Days of Play

All games will be played at UBC’s beautiful Thunderbird Park and Stadium on Saturdays and Sundays. While we will endeavour to keep games on a similar day each week, teams must be able to play on any of the days listed previously. Games are approximately twice a week with games generally being back to back.

While UBC Recreation Intramurals will endeavour to keep games on a similar day each week, teams must be able to play on any of the days listed previously.

Have more Questions?

The Ultimate League can be reached at im.ultimate@ubc.ca

Learn to Play Night: Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019- Time and Location TBD
Term 1 General Free Agent's Meeting: Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 - 5:00pm - SRC Gyms
Term 1 Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 - 5:00pm

Term 1 First Possible Day of Play: Saturday, Sep 21, 2019
Term 1 Uniform ORDER Deadline: , Friday Sep 27, 2019 - 5:00pm
Term 1 Initial Team Roster Submission Deadline: Friday, Sep 27, 2019

Thanksgiving (no games all Leagues): Oct 12-14, 2019
Term 1 Uniform Deadline: Friday, Oct 18, 2019
Term 1 Roster Deadline: Friday, Nov 1, 2019                                                                                                                                     Remembrance Day Weekend (no games all Leagues): Nov 9-11, 2019
Term 1 Playoffs Begin: Saturday Nov 16, 2019 (Subject to change and division)
Term 2 Free Agent's Meeting: Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 - 5:00pm - SRC Gyms
Term 2 Leagues Registration Closes: Friday, Jan 10, 2020- 5:00pm

Term 2 Uniform ORDER Deadline: Friday, Jan 17, 2020 - 5:00pm

Term 2 Initial Team Roster Submission Deadline: Friday, Jan 17, 2020 - 5:00pm

Term 2 First Possible Day of Play: Saturday, Jan 18, 2020

Term 2 Uniform Deadline: Friday, Feb 14, 2020 - 5:00pm
Reading Week (no games all Leagues): Feb 15-23, 2020
Term 2 Roster Deadline: Friday, Feb 28, 2020
Term 2 Playoffs Begin: Saturday, Mar 15, 2020 (Subject to change and division)

Save the Date for Hall of Fame!

Come celebrate with your team! Whether you participated in term 1 or term 2, whether you placed first or last in your league, we invite you to come celebrate with your team and your league! Hall of Fame is an annual event where teams come celebrate the champions in their leagues as well Earl Award winners with some snacks and beverages!

The 2020 Hall of Fame will be held on Tuesday, Apr 1, 2020. Time and location are currently TBD but will be announced closer to the date.

When you are registering a team for UBC Recreation Intramurals Leagues or Events, there are a number of different participation options for your team based on the composition of your team in terms of skill level, gender identity and expression, and your campus community affiliations. If you are unsure of what to register for, follow these four steps prior to registering your team.

Competitive vs. Just For Fun

The first decision that you’ll have to make is whether your team wants to be a competitive team, recreational team or a just for fun team.

Competitive Teams

Competitive teams are eligible for advancements, finals, and ultimately the winning of a championship shirt! In Intramural Leagues, there are also multiple tiers within each team structure which are outlined below in the Leagues Tier Explanation step.

If your team wants to compete as a competitive team, continue down this page to decide on the different team structure options for you to compete in.

Recreational Teams

Recreational teams are similar in all aspects to Competitive teams, just at a lower intensity and skill level.  Teams in this category still compete for championships in playoffs, and all games are officiated.

Just For Fun Teams

If you’re here to try something new, or you just want to have fun outside of a competitive atmosphere, the Just For Fun category could be right for you! Please note that these teams do not qualify for advancements or championships, and in leagues they are not officiated.

If your team wants to participate as a Just For Fun Team then you can skip over the Team Structure and Tier Explanations, and jump to UBC Community Affiliations. In the Just For Fun category, team gender requirements are not applicable.

Competitive/Recreational Team Categories

UBC strives to build a respectful and welcoming environment for all participants to enhance well-being, participation and a sense of community on campus through opportunities in Athletics and Recreation. We, acknowledge gender identity and gender expression as a spectrum. If you have further questions about our competitive team categories, please visit our Building a Respectful and Welcoming Environment in Recreation page.

If your team wants to compete on a competitive team you have three different team categories to choose from: Open; Women’s, Two-Spirit, Trans, & Gender Non-Conforming; and CoRec. We encourage individuals to self-select where they feel they belong within the participation structure. UBC Recreation welcomes all our participants and we want to encourage participation for all.

Open Category

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender.

Women’s (W2STGN) Category

Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes participation by those who self-identify as women, two-spirit, trans and gender non-conforming.

CoRec Category (Not available for Summer Soccer)

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender; however, teams must adhere to a maximum number of self-identified men. Please refer to specific programs under the “Event Overview” or “League Overview” tab for additional information.

Once you have selected your team category

If you are registering for an Intramural League, move on to Leagues Tier Explanations to choose the Tier that best suits your team’s skill level in the respective sport.
If you are registering for an Intramural Event, please skip Leagues Tier Explanations and jump to UBC Community Affiliations to decide if your team will compete for a specific UBC Community or in the Campus Wide Division.

Intramural Leagues Tier Explanation

UBC Recreation provides a variety of competitive tiers for our leagues. These tiers are within each of the three competitive Team Structures. Please note that not all tier options are offered for all leagues and the competition level in a tier in one league, may not be comparable to a tier in another.. Please check the “League Overview” tab for an outline of what tiers are offered and the competition level within them.

Once you have selected your tier

Your last step is to move onto UBC Community Affiliations to decide if you want to represent your residence, faculty, etc. as an Intramural Participant.

UBC Community Affiliations

Regardless of whether you’re competing in a competitive or just for fun team you have the ability to compete as a Campus Wide team or a Divisional team and represent your affiliated UBC Community Unit.

Divisional Teams

What is a Divisional Team?

If your team is made up of individuals from a single UBC Community Unit – faculty, residence (or CoRec teams with all men from one fraternity and women from one sorority) – you qualify to compete as a Divisional team. For a list of all Divisions and Units, visit the Unit Rankings by Division page.

For Divisional Teams, each team is allowed one “import”, an individual on your roster who is not from your declared unit.

Why compete as a Divisional Team?

Throughout the year we keep track of the participation and performance of teams that qualify in Divisional Units. Typically, teams are comprised of members entirely from a single faculty, department, or residence. At the end of the year at the Hall of Fame event, awards are handed out for each Division based on their unit’s participation.

In addition, competitive teams who qualify as a Divisional Team compete separately form Campus Wide Teams in Day of the Longboat, Storm The Wall, and in all Intramural Leagues. There are entirely separate championship awards for Divisional teams. For more information, visit the Earl Awards and Unit Points page.

Campus Wide Teams

The Campus Wide division does not have any restrictions on units.

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Wondering what the Default Prevention Deposit is? UBC Recreation introduced a this policy in the Intramural Leagues program in 2018 to respond to the rising issue of defaults. Over the previous 5 years we have saw a substantial rise in the number of teams not finishing their seasons due to defaulting. This negatively impacted the experience of both the team who defaulted, and the other teams in the league. In an effort to offset this issue, we implemented a Default Prevention Deposit. In the event that a team doesn’t have enough players for a game, please reference the Intramural Leagues Cancellation and Default Process page.

Please register online or at the Student Recreation Centre. Registration is open until Tuesday Sep 17, 2019.

Level of Play Term League Dates Location No Games Registration Fee Breakdown Total Registration Fee Register My Team
Team Fee Default Protection Deposit
CoRec Tier 1 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park and Stadium Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $110.00 $50.00 $160.00
CoRec Tier 2 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park and Stadium Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $110.00 $50.00 $160.00
Level of Play Term League Dates Location No Games Registration Fee Breakdown Total Registration Fee Register My Team
Team Fee Default Protection Deposit
CoRec Tier 1 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park and Stadium Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
CoRec Tier 2 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park and Stadium Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00

How do I find or create a team?

The most traditional way to find a team for all Intramural Leagues, Tournaments, Races, and Events is to talk to people in your classes, faculties, clubs, residences, and among your friends to find people who are also interested in participating in one of our dozens of programs.

Once you’ve got at least the minimum # of players of players to sign up, you can register online at the Intramurals Online Registration Page , or in person at the Operations Desk of the Student Recreation Centre

Please be aware of the registration deadlines for the individual programs, and note that many of our programs do fill up, so it is better to register before the registration deadline.

What if I still can’t find a team?

1. Free Agent Facebook Group

UBC Recreation Intramurals hosts a Facebook Group where players who are looking for a team, and teams that are looking for more players can be connected.  Please use the program specific threads for the League or Event(s) you are interested in participating in. For a more detailed listing of possible play times for all League Sports, please check out the Intramural Leagues Days of Play Schedule

2. Free Agent Meetings

Your second option is to attend the Free Agent Meeting. At this meeting, we will try and match you up with other like-minded people and hopefully get you into position to register a team. Here are the currently scheduled Free Agent Meetings:

  • Free Agent Meeting for Fall Intramural Leagues & Events – Tuesday, Sep 10 2019 – 5:00pm – NOTE: There are three separate meetings. One is at the Totem Park Residence Commonsblock, one at the Place Vanier Residence Commonsblock, and one at the Orchard Commons Commonsblock
  • Free Agent Meeting for Fall Leagues – Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre
  • Free Agent Meeting for Winter Leagues – Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre

I’ve never played before, or I haven’t played in a long time. What can I do?

This year, we’ve added a Learn to Play night for each league.  During this free, hour-long session, you will be taught the basic skills and rules of the sport or activity you are interested in so that you are confident going into the Intramural Season.  Learn to Play night is Wednesday, September 11th for all League sports.  Specific time and location can be found on each League Page under Important Dates.

I’m looking for something a little more casual

UBC Intramurals offers a lot of casual or informal programs for those who are looking to play their favourite sports, but without a long commitment or a competition structure to follow.

Drop-In Programs

Most facilities under UBC Recreation have drop-in opportunities to play various sports associated with that venue including ice hockey, swimming, basketball, volleyball, and futsal. There are also opportunities to try less traditional sports such as Wheelchair Basketball and Cricket. Check out the Drop-In Schedule

Staff and Faculty Volleyball League

Each Wednesday at 12:00pm at the Student Recreation Centre UBC Staff and Faculty come come drop in and play volleyball for free.  To sign up, please check out the Staff and Faculty Volleyball League sign up. All skill levels are present and welcome!

Latest Ultimate League News

2019/2020 League Information Updated

Hello all!

Basic information for the 2019/2020 Intramurals Leagues season is up on all sites.  More information will be added as summer progresses.  Registration for all Fall Term Leagues on August 1st, 2019

The Ultimate League Playoffs – Term 2

Hello everyone,

Please see your playoff brackets below.  Please note that you may have multiple games in one day if you advance, so please check all your potential games.

CoRec Tier 1 Campus Wide

CoRec Tier 1 Divisional

Feb 14 – Facilities Open & Programs Running

Updated: February 15, 2019 6:30 A.M. PST

UBC Recreation and most of its sports facilities are currently open and operating normally.

Please check back here or on Twitter for up-to-date information.

February 15 – Updated hours and closure notices for UBC sport facilities

  • Thunderbird Park – Partially CLOSED due to snow on fields
    • Staff are continuing to clear the playing surfaces and updates will be posted as they are re-opened

February 15 – Program & Lesson Cancellations

  • None

Please check this page regularly for updated information.

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

League Registration Extended until January 18th

Hi Everyone,


If you came back late from registration and noticed that registration has already closed for your favourite league, please note that we are keeping registration open for all leagues.  The registration page will still read as closed, so we just ask that you email your specific sport (im.volleyball@ubc.ca, im.basketball@ubc.ca, im.flagfootball@ubc.ca, etc) if you are interested in registering a team this semester.