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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.

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

Registration Extended!

Hello everyone.

Registration has been extended until January 1st for the following Intramural Leagues – Bodin Street Hockey League, Nitobe Basketball League, SRC Futsal League, The Ultimate League, Point Grey Flag Football League

If you do register for one of those leagues between Dec. 1st and Jan. 1st, please email Tristan Brown at tristan.brown@ubc.ca for confirmation.

If you have any questions about this, or any other league matters, please contact Tristan Brown as well.

Weather Update – Ultimate League – Nov. 26th, 2017

Hello Ultimate Teams,

Unfortunately weather is not on our side again this weekend, and we will have to cancel all games today. As this is the last weekend we can be running playoffs, we know this will leave the season uncompleted. We will look at what options best address this issue over the next week and be getting back to captains. Our apologies.

Weather Update – The Ultimate League

Hello Ultimate Participants.

Due to excessive standing water on the fields, all games on Sunday, November 19th are Cancelled. We understand that these are playoff games, and we will do what we can to reschedule for next weekend.

Your Guide to Finding or Making a Team for UBC Intramural Leagues

UBC Leagues | Ultimate Frisbee
If you’re looking for a way to fit in some movement into your week, meet new people, or stay connected with your friends during a busy semester – Intramural Leagues are a perfect opportunity to do just that! There are a wide variety of levels-of-play, and participation options that provide both a fun and safe environment. But we often get a lot of questions about what leagues are available, what the participation structure is, and how you can find or make a team.

What Leagues Are Available?

We offer leagues for 9 different sports each term: Street Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, Futsal, Soccer, Dodgeball, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, and Flag Football. The registration deadline for Term 2 leagues is December 1st, 2017! Certain divisions within the leagues will fill up early so make sure to register your team while space is still available.

  • Pro Tip: The reg deadline is Dec 1st but your roster doesn’t need to be finalized until January so secure your team spot then spend December recruiting for the last few spots on your team!

What is the Participation Structure?

UBC Intramurals Participation Structure

In UBC’s Intramural Leagues, there are a number of different participation options that you can choose from depending on the environment that you are looking to play in. Essentially, your team needs to answer these four questions in this infographic to figure out where you fit best – click the image to enlarge it!


And if you would like any further details on our participation structure please see the Intramurals Participation Structure page.

How to Find or Make your Intramural Leagues Team:

Option 1: Make Your Own Team

Grab some friends, ask them to bring their friends, and see how many people you can put together for a team. If you’re just shy a few people, head over to our UBC Intramurals Free Agents Facebook Page where you can pick up players who are looking to join an existing team!.
But keep in mind that the roster deadline isn’t until January, so you still have all of December to fill those last few spots after you register!

Option 2: Find an Existing Team

There are plenty of ways that you can try to find an existing team if you don’t know enough people in the sport that you’re interested in playing in:

  • Talk to your faculty’s undergraduate society! Most undergrad societies have a sports representative who will either captain, or know of teams in your faculty and can connect you with them. And then – bonus – you’ll end up playing with people that are potentially in your classes!
  • Do you live in residence or are you a Collegia member? Talk to an advisor who will be able to connect you with other individuals in your community who are also looking for a team or who already have a team!
  • If all else fails, you can look for a team on the Free Agent Facebook Page. This is a great tool to round out your team, but we highly recommend that you use the above resources before this for a more enjoyable UBC Leagues experience.

Okay I’m Ready – How Do I Register?

Once you’re ready to register, you need to collect the following information for the captain (probably you if you’re reading this), and a co-captain on your team.

  • First & Last Name
  • Student Number (or employee number if you’re a UBC Staff & Faculty!)
  • Phone Number
  • Email

Once you have that information you are ready to register your team online, or in-person at the Student Recreation Centre! Hooray!
If you’re looking to register online, navigate to the webpage of the league that you’re interested in and find the correct category under “Registration”. Click the button below to find your league!