From intramural leagues and events like Storm the Wall, to our Birdcoop Fitness Centre, UBC Recreation has a long history of fun and unique activities that will enhance your university experience. Your student fees get you access to free public skating, swimming, drop-in sports, as well as discounted rates for recreation programs, classes, leagues, events, and memberships. From trying something you’ve never done before to keeping up your favourite fitness routine, UBC Recreation has something for you.

Free for UBC Students


Free Drop-In Sports


Free Drop-In Skating


Free Drop-In Swimming

Please Note: To enjoy your free drop-in opportunities, please visit the facility operations desk during scheduled drop-in times and present your valid UBC Student ID card.

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Intramural Leagues

Registration is now open!

UBC Recreation’s Intramural Leagues offer both competitive and recreational divisions, so anyone wanting to learn sports or participate without the competitive structure is welcome to join the league! Register a team for a variety of sports including street hockey basketball, volleyball, soccer, ice hockey, flag football, futsal, dodgeball, or ultimate frisbee. Registration closes the week of September 18th but many leagues fill up quick so register your team today!

Free Week

September 11 – 17, 2017

Get moving with us in new and exciting ways! Try out instructional, fitness, and aquatics classes for free from September 11-17. Try out as many as you’d like to find the class right for you! Then be sure to register for your favourite classes to be guaranteed a spot. No experience is required for any of the classes and all abilities are welcomed. Check out the online schedule to pick which classes you’ll try this fall. When you go to register for your favourites, did we mention there’s a UBC student discount?

Day of the Longboat

September 30 – October 1, 2017

It’s one of UBC Recreation’s signature events and one of the largest voyageur canoe races in the world. Paddle for a coveted Intramural championship shirt and Day of the Longboat trophy, in the competitive division, or if the competition isn’t for you, register your team in the “just for fun” division. This is an iconic unique-to-UBC experience that you won’t want to miss out on. Register your team before September 18th.

UBC Student BirdCoop Memberships

Get active at the BirdCoop Fitness Centre!

BirdCoop UBC Student memberships start at $30 for a semester. One of the great things about the BirdCoop Fitness Centre is that they offer free orientations to the BirdCoop Fitness Centre where you will learn how to use the equipment. UBC Student memberships include the use of the BirdCoop Fitness Centre and the Climbing Cave any time it is open. Try out the Climbing Cave and see if you can solve the bouldering problems to complete the climb!

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