Storm the Wall

Register for Storm the Wall

We are looking forward to hosting you for one of UBC’s most iconic experiences! Swim, sprint, bike, run & Storm the Wall! Participate as a Competitive or Just-for-Fun team, or challenge yourself to do the whole course on your own as an Iron Person. A fun & exciting UBC tradition!

Embrace Tradition. Embrace the Spirit. Embrace the Storm

Key Dates

The Registration Deadline for Storm the Wall 2018 is March 16, 2018.
Storm Clinics are held Monday March 19th through Friday, March 23rd 2018.
Storm Heats & Advancements are held Sunday, March 25th through Wednesday, March 28th 2018.

What is the Participation Structure?

Participating on a Team

Storm the Wall Team
Teams have 5 people (you can also add an alternate to your roster) complete a relay course, and then meet to Storm the 12ft wall! As a team, you can participate in two different categories…

Just For Fun

Have a blast with your friends taking part in this unique-to-UBC experience. Just for Fun heats…

  • Are not timed
  • Do not involve advancement heats
  • Have shortened swim & bike distances
Competitive

Compete with your friends for a coveted Champtionship shirt! Competitive heats…

  • Are timed
  • Qualify for advancements and finals
  • Follow our Intramural Participation Structure categories listed below

Participating as an Iron Person

Storm the Wall Iron People
Challenge yourself to the entire course on your own! Iron Person heats…

  • Are timed
  • Qualify for advancements and finals
  • Follow our Intramural Participation Structure categories listed below
Iron Person Categories
  • Iron Person: one person can assist at the base of the wall
  • Ultra Iron Person: one person can assist at the top of the wall
  • Iron Legend: no assistance at the wall

Iron People must complete all sections of the course alone, however, in some heats a designated “wall person” can assist. Your wall person has no gender requirements, but must be added to your roster upon your roster submission.


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 three 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.


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.

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Have Questions?

We aspire to include everyone in our programs and to provide a positive experience for all. We invite you to fill out our Exceptionalities Form to provide us with information about you, so we can do our best to provide you wih a positive experience.


Frequently Asked Registration Questions

Clinics include a safety demonstration, explanation of the race and its route, as well as a chance for teams to practice getting over the wall. For your team to be eligible to race, at least one person from your team MUST attend a clinic. It is recommended that you have at least four individuals from your team attend clinics so that you can practice on the walls.

Ironpersons and Super Ironpersons can attend any clinic of their choice. They must attend a clinic to be eligible to race. Ironpersons and Super Ironpersons will be allowed to practice on the wall at clinics after the other teams have cleared. They will receive an allotted practice time and once that time has passed, they will be cut off and will receive no further time on the wall.

For clinics you just need to bring your student ID card. If you're practicing on the walls, we recommend that you wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in, and that you don't mind getting dirty.

If you absolutely cannot find a heat that works for your team, you can register for the waitlist option in your category. You will be prompted to pay a registration fee and we will contact you to attempt to find a time that works for your team. We cannot guarantee a scheduled time that will work for your team. If we are unable to find a time that accommodates your schedule, you will be refunded the registration fee.

Note: If it does not prompt you to pay a registration fee, you have entered under the wrong WAITLIST category

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!


Registering as a UBC Student Team

Registration is available online (by following the steps below) or in-person at the Student Recreation Centre. Registration is open until 5:00PM on Friday March 16th, 2018.

Step 1: Find 4-5 Teammates

A team comprises as 5 individuals and you have the option of adding one alternate to your roster. You will need your teammates student numbers, emails, and availability for clinics and event heats.

For this event, there are limited spots for “Free Agents” where you register as an individual and we place you on a team.

Step 2: Register for a Clinic

Once you are in our registration portal, you need to complete two separate registrations. First, register for your clinic time. You will need your login & password for UBC Intramural events and leagues – or create an account if you have not registered for an Intramural program before.

Class Day(s) Start End Location Register by UBC Student
Storm the Wall –
Free Agent in a CoRec Team
Mon-Fri Mar 19 Mar 23 UBC Mar 16
$12.00
Storm the Wall –
CoRec Team
Mon-Fri Mar 19 Mar 23 UBC Mar 16
$49.00
Storm the Wall –
Womens (W2STGN) Team
Mon-Fri Mar 19 Mar 23 UBC Mar 16
$49.00
Storm the Wall –
Open/Mens Team
Mon-Fri Mar 19 Mar 23 UBC Mar 16
$49.00
Storm the Wall –
Just For Fun
Mon-Fri Mar 19 Mar 23 UBC Mar 16
$49.00

Step 3: Register for your Heat

After you have registered for your clinic, you need to go back into the portal and register for a heat time.

Class Day(s) Start End Location Register by UBC Student
Storm the Wall –
Free Agent in a Coed Team
Sun-Mon Mar 25 Mar 28 UBC Mar 16
$12.00
Storm the Wall –
CoRec Team
Sun-Mon Mar 25 Mar 28 UBC Mar 16
$49.00
Storm the Wall –
Womens (W2STGN) Team
Sun-Mon Mar 25 Mar 28 UBC Mar 16
$49.00
Storm the Wall –
Open/Mens Team
Sun-Mon Mar 25 Mar 28 UBC Mar 16
$49.00
Storm the Wall –
Just For Fun
Sun-Mon Mar 25 Mar 28 UBC Mar 16
$49.00

Step 4: Enter Your Roster

Upon registration closing you will receive an email prompting you to enter your roster. You must have this set by March 21. Once you have entered your roster you are ready for clinics! Specific instructions prior to clinics and race day will be emailed to you.

Step 5: Embrace the Storm

For the most up-to-date information stay tuned to our Facebook event for up-to-date information on clinics and races. We want to hear from you! Let us know how excited you are on twitter and instagram with #StormTheWall

Registering as a UBC Student Iron Person

Registration is available online (by following the steps below) or in-person at the Student Recreation Centre. Registration is open until 5:00PM on Friday March 16th, 2018.

Step 1: Register for the Ironperson’s clinic

All iron person’s register for one clinic, but are invited to attend the clinic that is most convenient. You will need your login & password for UBC Intramural events and leagues – or create an account if you have not registered for an Intramural program before. Once in the portal, select “Storm Clinic – Iron Persons”.

Class Day(s) Start End Location Register by UBC Student
Storm the Wall –
Ironperson
Mon-Fri Mar 19 Mar 23 UBC Mar 16
$17.00

Step 2: Register for your Heat

After you have registered for your clinic, you need to go back into the portal and register for a heat time.

Class Day(s) Start End Location Register by UBC Student
Storm the Wall –
Ironperson (Open/Mens)
Wed Mar 25 Mar 28 UBC Mar 16
$17.00
Storm the Wall –
Ironperson (W2STGN)
Sun-Mon Mar 25 Mar 28 UBC Mar 16
$17.00
Storm the Wall –
Ultra Ironperson (Open/Mens)
Sun-Mon Mar 25 Mar 28 UBC Mar 16
$17.00
Storm the Wall –
Ultra Ironperson (W2STGN)
Wed Mar 25 Mar 28 UBC Mar 16
$17.00
Storm the Wall –
Iron Legend
Wed Mar 25 Mar 28 UBC Mar 16
$17.00

Step 3: Embrace the Storm

You will receive a confirmation email from the registration portal, and specific instructions prior to clinics and race day will be emailed to you. For the most up-to-date information stay tuned to our Facebook event for up-to-date information on clinics and races. We want to hear from you! Let us know how excited you are on twitter and instagram with #StormTheWall

Registering a UBC Staff & Faculty Team or Iron Person

Registration is available online (by following the steps below) or in-person at the Student Recreation Centre. Registration is open until Friday March 16th, 2018.

Step 1: Find 4-5 teammates

A team comprises as 5 individuals and you have the option of adding one alternate to your roster. You will need your teammates staff numbers, emails, and availability for clinics and event heats.

For this event, there are limited spots for “Free Agents” where you register as an individual and we place you on a team.

Step 2: Register for a clinic

Once you are in our registration portal, you need to complete two separate registrations. First, register for your clinic time. You will need your login & password for UBC Intramural events and leagues – or create an account if you have not registered for an Intramural program before.

Class Day(s) Start End Location Register by Staff/Faculty
Storm the Wall –
Staff & Faculty Team
Mon-Fri Mar 19 Mar 23 UBC Mar 16
$79.00
Storm the Wall –
Staff & Faculty Ironpersons
Wed Mar 19 Mar 23 UBC Mar 16
$30.00

Step 3: Register for your heat

After you have registered for your clinic, you need to go back into the portal and register for a heat time.

Class Day(s) Start End Location Register by Staff/Faculty
Storm the Wall –
Staff & Faculty Team
Wed Mar 28 Mar 28 UBC Mar 16
$79.00
Storm the Wall –
Staff & Faculty Ironpersons
Mon Mar 26 Mar 26 UBC Mar 16
$30.00

Step 4: Enter your roster

Upon registration closing, you will receive an email prompting you to enter your roster. You must have this set by March 21. Once you have entered your roster you are ready for clinics! Specific instructions prior to clinics and race day will be emailed to you.

Step 5: Embrace the Storm

For the most up-to-date information stay tuned to our Facebook event for up-to-date information on clinics and races. We want to hear from you! Let us know how excited you are on twitter and instagram with #StormTheWall

Registering a Corporate or Community Team

Registration is available online (by following the steps below) or in-person at the Student Recreation Centre. Registration is open until Sunday March 18th, 2018.

Step 1: Find 4-5 teammates

A team comprises as 5 individuals and you have the option of adding one alternate to your roster. You will need your teammates emails and availability for clinics and event heats.

Step 2: Register your team

Corporate Heat

The Corporate Heat takes place at 10:00AM on Sunday, March 25 outside the AMS Nest on UBC Campus.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Location Register by Corporate
Storm the Wall –
Corporate Heat
Sunday 10:00AM Mar 25 Mar 25 UBC Mar 18
$129.00
Community Heats

Community members can compete as teams or as Ironpersons. All Community heats take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Location Register by Community
Storm the Wall –
Community Team Heats
Sun 10:00AM – 1:00PM Mar 25 Mar 25 UBC Mar 18
$129.00
Storm the Wall –
Community Ironperson Heat
Sun 10:00AM – 1:00PM Mar 25 Mar 25 UBC Mar 18
$39.00

Step 3: Enter your roster

Upon registration closing, you will receive an email prompting you to enter your roster. You must have this set by March 21. Once you have entered your roster you are ready for clinics! Specific instructions prior to clinics and race day will be emailed to you.

Step 4: Embrace the Storm

You will receive a confirmation email from the registration portal, and once registration has closed specific instructions prior to clinics and race day will be emailed to you. For the most up-to-date information stay tuned to our Facebook event for up-to-date information on clinics and races. We want to hear from you! Let us know how excited you are on twitter and instagram with #StormTheWall

Registering a UBC Alumni Team

Participate as an alumni in UBC’s treasured campus tradition – Storm the Wall! Spend your morning at UBC racing with a team or as an ironperson and enjoy a relaxing lunch reception and awards. Bring your friends and family and enjoy the Sunday Community Festival happening alongside the event!

Registration is available online (by following the steps below) or in-person at the Student Recreation Centre. Registration is open until Sunday March 18th, 2018.

Step 1: Find 4-5 Teammates

A team comprises as 5 individuals and you have the option of adding one alternate to your roster. You will need your teammates emails and availability for clinics and event heats.

Step 2: Register your Team

Alumni Heat

The Alumni Heat takes place from 9:00AM to 1:30PM on Sunday, March 25 outside the AMS Nest on UBC Campus.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Location Register by Alumni
Storm the Wall –
Alumni Heat
Sunday 9:00AM Mar 25 Mar 25 UBC Mar 18
$129.00

Step 3: Enter your roster

Upon registration closing, you will receive an email prompting you to enter your roster. You must have this set by March 21. Once you have entered your roster you are ready for clinics! Specific instructions prior to clinics and race day will be emailed to you.

Step 4: Embrace the Storm

You will receive a confirmation email from the registration portal, and once registration has closed specific instructions prior to clinics and race day will be emailed to you. For the most up-to-date information stay tuned to our Facebook event for up-to-date information on clinics and races. We want to hear from you! Let us know how excited you are on twitter and instagram with #StormTheWall

Step 5: (Optional) Make a donation

UBC Recreation remains strong due to the ongoing support of our alumni, friends and the sport and recreation community.

With the generous support of alumni and donors, over the years, we have been able to build a solid foundation to recognize our student leaders.

In addition, two years ago, we launched the UBC Recreation Fund (GO758).  We have been grateful for access to these funds to help supplement student awards, provide professional development opportunities to leaders in the Intramural Program and provide support for program initiatives.   This past year, several of our students represented UBC and attended the Western Canadian Campus Recreation Conference.

This year we are excited to announce that starting in 2016-2017, the university has confirmed a maximum match of $15,000 per year for the next five years.

If you are interested in making a donation, please click here.  Under the team, choose Recreation. We look forward to seeing you Storm the Wall!