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Welcome to the Ultimate League

League Description
The Ultimate League is UBC Intramurals’ only exclusively CoRec league sport. 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. All games will be played at UBC’s beautiful Thunderbird Park and Stadium.

League Format
The Ultimate League plays on Saturdays and Sundays. While UBC Rec 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. For levels of play, please see the Competition Structure. All games are first to 13 or until time runs out.

Teams must register 8-20 participants, and dress a minimum of 6 to start the game. Each team can dress a maximum of 20 participants and Divisional Teams are able to have a max of 3 designated imports.

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

Learn to Play Night: Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm - Thunderbird Stadium
Term 1 General Free Agent's Meeting: Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 - 5:00pm - SRC Gyms
Term 1 Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

Term 1 Initial Team Roster Submission Deadline: Friday, Sep 22, 2017
Term 1 First Possible Day of Play: Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
Term 1 Uniform ORDER Deadline: , Friday Sep 29, 2017 - 5:00pm

Term 2 Registration Opens: Friday, Oct 6, 2017
Term 1 Uniform Deadline: Friday, Oct 20, 2017
Thanksgiving (no games all Leagues): Oct 7-8, 2017
Term 1 Roster Deadline: Friday, Nov 3, 2017                                                                                                                                     Remembrance Day Weekend (no games all Leagues): Nov 11-12, 2017
Term 1 Playoffs Begin: Saturday Nov 18, 2017 (Subject to change and division)
Term 2 Free Agent's Meeting: Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 - 5:00pm - SRC Gyms
Term 2 Registration Closes: Friday, Dec 1, 2017- 5:00pm
Term 2 Initial Team Roster Submission Deadline: Friday, Jan 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

Term 2 Uniform ORDER Deadline: Friday, Jan 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
Term 2 First Possible Day of Play: Saturday, Jan 6, 2018
Term 2 Uniform Deadline: Friday, Jan 26, 2018 - 5:00pm
Family Day Weekend (no games all Leagues): Feb 10-11, 2018
Reading Week (no games all Leagues): Feb 17-25, 2018
Term 2 Roster Deadline: Friday, Mar 2, 2018
Term 2 Playoffs Begin: Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 (Subject to change and division)
2017 Hall of Fame: Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 - Time and Location TBD

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 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.

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 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/Men’s; 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/Mens 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

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. Please check the “League Overview” tab for an outline of what tiers are offered.

Tier 1

The highest level of Intramural Leagues competition. All games are officiated with the exception of Ultimate (which is never officiated) and players should have significant experience in this sport.

Tier 2

Middle level of competitive leagues. This tier is available in all leagues, but not necessarily all team structure categories within those leagues, depending on the number of teams in each category. All games are officiated with the exception of Ultimate (which is never officiated) and players should have moderate-to-high experience in this sport.

Tier 3

Lowest level of competitive leagues. This tier is not available in all leagues, depending on the number of teams in each category. Players at this tier can be beginners, but some basic understanding of the sport is recommended. In this tier all games are officiated with the exception of Volleyball. Volleyball Tier 3 games are only officiated in playoffs.

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, sorority, or fraternity (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. However, teams competing in the CoRec Hindmarch Division are not allowed any imports.

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, greek chapter, 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.

Please register online or at the Student Recreation Centre. Registration is open until Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017.

League Level of Play Term Day(s) Times Start End Location No Games UBC Student Staff/Faculty
The Ultimate League CoRec Tier 1 - Team Fall Sat/Sun Weekends Sep 23 Nov 26 Thunderbird Park and Stadium Oct 7 - 8, Nov 11 - 12


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The Ultimate League CoRec Tier 2 - Team Fall Sat/Sun Weekends Sep 23 Nov 26 Thunderbird Park and Stadium Oct 7 - 8, Nov 11 - 12


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The Ultimate League CoRec Tier 1 - Team Winter Sat/Sun Weekends Jan 6 Mar 25 Thunderbird Park and Stadium Feb 10 - 11, 17 - 25


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The Ultimate League  CoRec Tier 2 - Team Winter Sat/Sun Weekends Jan 6 Mar 25 Thunderbird Park and Stadium Feb 10 - 11, 17 - 25


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How do I find or create a team?

The most traditional way to find a team for all UBC Intramurals 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 UBC 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 Page

UBC Intramurals hosts a Facebook page 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 UBC Intramurals 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 12 2017 – 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 14, 2017 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre
  • Free Agent Meeting for Winter Leagues – Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 – 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 13th for all League sports.  Specific time and location can be found on each League Page under Important Dates.

<h3I’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

Women (W2STGN) in Sport

I have a hunch that you know who most, if not all, of these athletes are…

But can you name any of these athletes?

Sprinter Elaine Thompson won the 100m dash at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Soccer player Carli Lloyd was named FIFA “Player of the Year” in 2015 and 2016

Hockey player Brianna Decker scored the winning goal in the USA vs. Canada game in 2015

Basketball player Diana Lorena Taurasi has won numerous WNBA Awards


What about these athletes?

Caster Semenya, an intersex athlete, won the 800m dash at the 2009 world championships

Jaiyah Saelua, who identifies as “Fa’afafine,” the third gender in Samoan culture, competed in a men’s FIFA World Cup qualifier for American Samoa in 2011

Harrison Browne, a Transgender man, scored two goals at the 2nd NWHL All-Star Game in 2017

Lauren Lubin, a non-binary athlete, is a former UC basketball player and current marathoner


I can honestly say that I couldn’t before writing this post.


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It is an unfortunate reality that sports are often seen as activities meant for cis-men1. By age 14, the rate of girls dropping sports reaches twice the rate of boys2.Trans people frequently struggle to participate in sports due to debates over which of the two league options (men’s or women’s) they should be allowed to compete in or if they should be allowed to compete at all. Sports often seem to exist within the gender binary. Men’s and women’s sports are separated and have little to no crossover. UBC Rec really wants to see this change!



This year, we have changed our intramural team structure to reflect the welcoming and inclusive vision of UBC Recreation. Our Open/Men’s Category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender, our Women’s (W2STGN) Category welcomes women, Two-Spirit, Trans, and gender non-conforming individuals, and our CoRec Category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender; however, teams must adhere to a maximum number of self-identified men.


Team sports are for everyone. They allow us to stay fit, create long lasting connections, and to take a break from our day-to-day anxieties. Supporting marginalized people in sports is especially important because women, Two-Spirit, Trans, and gender non-conforming folks are less likely to participate. Our Women’s (W2STGN) league is made to be a safe and welcoming space for these people. Creating a team in this category is a great way to create companionship and foster fun competition within a group of people who have might have similar physical capabilities and/or similar life experiences!



As Trans basketball player Kye Allums says, “Strength is not a measure of hormones or testosterone. A lot of the strength comes from your heart and what you work for. Sports is about winning. It’s about competing. It’s about respect. It’s about heart. It’s about teamwork. And it’s about playing the game. It’s not about what’s underneath your jersey.”3

So gather a group, get excited, and register for our Women’s (W2STGN) Leagues by September 18th! If you are a free agent, we have a lot of resources available for finding a team.

1. “Cis” referring to “cisgender” which is defined as “people whose sex assignment at birth corresponds to the societal normative gender identity and expression.” Terminology credit to UBC’s Positive Space website.

2. Sabo, D. and Veliz, P. “Girls drop-out at different rates depending on where they live.” Go Out and Play: Youth Sports in America. East Meadow, NY: Women’s Sports Foundation. 2008.

3. Steinmetz, Katy. “Transgender Athletes Seek to Play Youth Sports.” Time, Time, 16 July 2015.

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As mentioned above, we have revisited our Intramurals Participation Structure policies in an effort to improve the inclusivity of our programs. There are different team structures that depend on the gender expression and identity compositions of a team. We have updated the names and descriptions of these different structures to better describe the competition environments in each. For more information on gender identity and gender expression please visit our Inclusive Recreation: Gender Identity and Expression page.

Captain’s Meeting Location and Times

Hello Captains and Team Representatives,

Below you will find the dates, times and locations for this semester’s League’s Captain’s Meetings.  Please note that each team must send a representative (preferably the captain) to 1 meeting.   Even if you went to a meeting in a previous semester you are still required to attend a full duration meeting.  Teams only need to attend one meeting per semester.  Please note that teams that fail to send a representative to a captain’s meeting will forfeit every single game they play until they attend a meeting, with all attendant penalties in place.

Thursday September 21st – 6:30pm – Woodward 2

Friday September 22nd – 6:30pm – Woodward 2

Monday September 25th – 6:30pm – Hebb 100

Tuesday September 26th – 6:30pm – Hebb 100


If you have any questions please email your respective league (im.basketball@ubc.ca, im.ballhockey@ubc.ca, etc)

Leagues “Learn-to-Play” Night | Sept 13th

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?

UBC Intramural Leagues Team

Lucky for you, we have an hour-long Learn-to-Play Night for each league on Wednesday September 13th! 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.

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Learn-to-Play Night Details

All Learn-to-Play sessions will take place on Wednesday, September 13th at their allotted locations and times (all sessions are 1 hour long unless otherwise specified):
Street Hockey: 5:30pm – Osborne Gym F
Cross Volleyball: 6:00pm – SRC Gyms
Handley Cup Soccer: 8:00pm – 10:00pm – Thunderbird Stadium
Nitobe Basketball: 7:00pm – SRC Gyms
Point Grey Flag Football: 8:00pm – 10:00pm – Thunderbird Stadium
SRC Futsal: 9:00pm – SRC Gyms
Ultimate: 8:00pm – 10:00pm – Thunderbird Stadium
Todd Ice Hockey: 9:30pm – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
UBC REC Dodgeball: 8:00pm – SRC Gyms

Thank you for your interest in UBC Recreation Intramural Leagues! Please note that registration for all leagues closes the week of Sept 18th! 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.”

Leagues Information has been updated for the 2017/2018 School Year!

All registration information for all 2017/2018 UBC Recreation League Sports has been updated! Please check out the individual League pages for more information about the sports you are interested in participating in this coming school year.