Intramurals and Rec Sports

Calling All Creatives!

Active Living, Intramural Sports is excited to bring you the 2022/2023 Championship T-Shirt Design Contest.

Compete to get your design on the championship t-shirts, win free registration for the Winter 2023 season and most importantly receive bragging rights!

The winning design will be featured on the back of the 2022/2023 Championship t-shirts.


How it will work

  • Produce a creative design, make sure your design follows the design guidelines
  • Email your design to imssport@ucalgary.ca
  • The contest will run from September 20 until October 28
  • The winning design will be selected by a group of your peers at the Intramural Leadership Council
  • The winner will be announced in early November

Find out more


There is no off-season

Get in the action with a whole array of sports leagues and clubs at the University of Calgary. Find competitive and beginner sport leagues, as well as recreational sport clubs for building skill levels and practising techniques.

Intramural sport leagues are open to the general public.

Dodgeball player throwing a ball

Intramural Sports

Get active playing your favourite sports on UCalgary campus. 

Don't have a team? Register as an individual!


Tournaments – competitive & recreational

Taking part in Intramural Sports is a great way to get involved in University life at UCalgary. Whether you like to participate at the competitive, or recreational level, we offer a full range of activities that will pique your interest. Participants can enjoy a fun, equitable, and safe playing environment! Meet new people, enjoy friendly competition, and learn new skills in our facilities around campus. Who doesn’t want to challenge for the right to be an Intramural Champion!

Each semester Intramurals offers 1-2 day tournaments.

Check them out!

Fall 22
World Cup Soccer - register for your favorite country, meet new people, 
Ball Hockey - register as a team
Basketball 3 v 3 - register as a team

Learn more about Intramural Tournaments

ESports

It's time to show off those gaming skills! UCalgary Intramurals has launched Esports league & tournaments. Connecting the UCalgary community to a series of virtual gaming. Play for the glory, the bragging rights, and the coveted Intramurals championship T-shirt!

Available Games: Fall 2022 Coming Soon

Learn more about our Esport offerings

Flag Football

Sun: Morning & Afternoon
UCalgary Fields & Jack Simpson Gym
5-8 games depending on the season
Open Leagues

Intramural Sports offers flag football players a wide selection of leagues to choose from. Fall & Winter. Play outdoors in the fall and indoors in the winter. Teams will be scheduled for 5-8 regular season games. All leagues have standings, officials and playoffs.

Leagues have standings, officials, and playoffs.

Want to take your game to another level, try our esports leagues or tournaments and try and get the double championship.

Learn more about Flag Football

Touch Rugby – competitive

Sun: Morning & Afternoon
UCalgary Fields & Jack Simpson Gym
8 games
Open Leagues

Intramurals newest sport. Rugby, without contact? Yes, and it is an exciting, fast-paced game! Try out our modified field 7 v 7 game. Fall & Winter & Spring leagues, outdoors and indoors. Game play consists of two 25-minute halves with a 2-minute break in between.

Leagues have standings, officials, and playoffs.

Want to take your game to another level, try our esports leagues or tournaments and try and get the double championship.

Learn more about intramural Touch Rugby

SPIKEBALL - competitive

Wed: Evening
UCalgary Fields & Red Gym
8 games
OpenLeagues

Intramurals newest sport. SPIKEBALL (Roundnet)As crazy as it sounds, its just as much fun. 

Spikeball is a team sport played by two teams consisting of two players each. Opposing team members line up across from each other with the Spikeball™ roundnet set in the center. A point begins when the server hits the ball off the net towards the opposing player. After the service, there are no sides or boundaries. The object of the game is to hit the ball off the net in such a way that the opposing team cannot successfully return it.

Leagues have standings and playoffs.

Want to take your game to another level, try our esports leagues or tournaments and try and get the double championship.

Learn more about Spikeball

Dodgeball - competitive

Tue: Evenings 
UCalgary Red Gym
8 games
Open Leagues

DODGE, DUCK, DIP, DIVE and DODGE again in this schoolyard favourite sport. Teams start with 6 players on the court and race to grab one of 6 balls placed at the centre. Hit your opponents with the balls to get them out. No headshots. No minimum of opposite gender players. The last team with players still standing wins!

Leagues have officials, standings and playoffs.

Want to take your game to another level, try our esports leagues or tournaments and try and get the double championship.

Learn more about intramural Dodgeball

Basketball - competitive

Mon & Wed: Evenings
UCalgary Jack Simpson Gym
6-12 games depending on the season
Men's & Mixed Leagues, Tournaments

Play 5-on-5, officiated basketball on campus. Leagues are tiered so you can select the type of competition you want. A, B, or C divisions. Fall/Winter leagues will have seeding round followed by regular season play. The seeding round is to try and balance the divisions for the remainder of the semester. Teams may move up or down a division. Mixed leagues are required to have 2 players of the opposite gender on the court at all times.

Leagues have standings, officials, and playoffs.  

Want to take your game to another level, try our esports leagues or tournaments and try and get the double championship.

Learn more about intramural Basketball

Volleyball - competitive

Tue: Evenings (Usually but not limited to A & B divisions)
UCalgary Jack Simpson Gym
16-18 games (8-9 double headers)
Mixed Leagues

Thu: Evenings (Usually but not limited to B & C divisions)
UCalgary Jack Simpson Gymnasium
14-16 games (7-8 double headers)
Mixed Leagues


Hit the court for some 6 vs 6 volleyball and BUMP, SET, SPIKE.  Fall & Winter & Spring leagues. Teams register in their preferred day of play.  All leagues have a seeding round. The seeding round is to try and balance the divisions for the remainder of the semester. Mixed leagues are required to have 2 players of the opposite gender on the court at all times.

Leagues have standings, officials, and playoffs.

Want to take your game to another level, try our esports leagues or tournaments and try and get the double championship.

Learn more about intramural Volleyball

Ice Hockey - competitive

Mon & Wed: Evenings | Sat & Sun: Afternoons
UCalgary Olympic Oval South Ice
6 - 8 games depending on the season
Open Leagues

Lace up for one of our hockey seasons of officiated non-checking hockey. Leagues are tiered so you can select the type of competition. A, B, C, D divisions. CSA approved helmet with full cage and full equipment is required. Players are only allowed to skate for one team only. Fall/Winter leagues will have seeding round followed by regular season play. The seeding round is to try and balance the divisions for the remainder of the semester. Teams may move up or down a division.

Leagues have standings, officials, and playoffs.

Want to take your game to another level, try our esports leagues or tournaments and try and get the double championship.

Learn more about intramural Ice Hockey

Outdoor Soccer - competitive or recreational

Mon - Thu: Evenings
UCalgary Fields
8-12 games depending on the season
Men's, Mixed & Open Leagues

Play the worlds greatest game. Intramurals offers competitive and recreational leagues. Fall & Winter & Spring leagues. Games are two 25-minute halves, with a 2 minute break in between.  Full soccer field with 11 a side.  Mixed leagues are required to have a minimum of 2 players of the opposite gender on the field, traditionally but not limited to a 9/2 format. There are no officials, standings or playoffs. Slide tackles are not allowed. Slide tackles are not allowed.  Shin guards and proper footwear are highly recommended.

Competitive leagues, have standings, officials and playoffs.

Want to take your game to another level, try our esports leagues or tournaments and try and get the double championship.

Learn more about intramural Soccer

Futsal - recreational

Sun: Afternoon - Evening
UCalgary Gold Gym
8 games
Open Leagues

Futsal is played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular soccer ball. The rules are adjusted slightly to put emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique in ball control and passing. The continuous action makes for an exciting game. This league is less competitive than indoor soccer, and there is no minimum of opposite gender players required. No slide tackles. Shin guards highly recommended.

There are no officials, standings or playoffs.

Want to take your game to another level, try our esports leagues or tournaments and try and get the double championship.

Learn more about intramural Futsal

Indoor Soccer - competitive

Sun: Day & Evening
UCalgary Red Gym
8 games
Men’s & Mixed Leagues

Soccer players can find some solid competition in our Men's or Mixed leagues. Play 5 vs 5 in the Red & Gold Gyms, testing your ball control and accuracy. Fall/Winter mixed leagues may have seeding round followed by regular season play. The seeding round is to try and balance the divisions for the remainder of the semester. Teams may move up or down a division. 2 players of the opposite gender must play at all times. No slide tackles. Shin guards are highly recommended.

Leagues have standings, officials, and playoffs.

Want to take your game to another level, try our esports leagues or tournaments and try and get the double championship.

Learn more about intramural Soccer

Ultimate - Competitive

New for Fall 2022
Competitive Ultimate Team

Ultimate Frisbee is a competitive, fun, fast-paced sport! It combines running, catching and throwing a disc, and a lot of strategy. The University of Calgary Ultimate program is always looking for new players to try out for the team. All you need is a good work ethic and enthusiasm. We can teach you the rest!

Our team will be a competition team, from the University of Calgary with both men’s and women’s teams. The current teams boast talent from local club teams such as Whiskey jacks, Wild and Lit, as well as recruiting from the University of Calgary community. The team is currently in its infancy but is looking to compete in the Prairie & Canadian University Ultimate Championships during the Fall semester and the Canadian 4-on-4 Ultimate Championships during the Winter semester.

Weekly sessions will be held outdoors and indoors through the Fall and Winter semesters. All equipment is provided to students.

Learn more about Ultimate

Ball Hockey - competitive

Leagues not being offered in Fall 2022. Check out the Fall Tournament

Play the fastest hockey game not on ice.

Intramural Sports offers ball hockey leagues in both the fall and winter semesters. Leagues will be played in the Red gym on the main UCalgary campus.

Leagues have standings, officials, and playoffs.

Want to take your game to another level, try our esports leagues or tournaments and try and get the double championship.

Learn more about Ball Hockey

mixed volleyball match
students being pelted with dodgeballs
mixed indoor soccer game

Recreational Sports

Our recreational sports clubs are a place for people to train and receive instruction in these activities. These are not sports leagues — no "games" or "matches" will be scheduled — but some sports will offer optional competitions to attend throughout the year. Many of our clubs have great instructors who will help you hone your skills. 


Badminton

Tue / Fri: Evenings
Sun: Afternoon
UCalgary Red & Gold Gyms


All levels of badminton players are welcome to join. This is not an instructional program; the badminton program gives players the opportunity to meet, practice and play with other people. Players have the option to register for individual days or all three days. 

Learn more about the UCalgary Badminton Club

Capoeira

Tues: Evenings
UCalgary Studios


Suitable for all skill levels, Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that incorporated martial arts, music, dance, history and philosophy. Africans brought to Brazil as slaves from several regions and ethic groups shared cultural dances, fighting techniques and rituals to combine into the movements you will learn. Weekly sessions work on agility, dynamic flexibility, strength, speed and endurance. 

Learn more about Caopeira

Fencing

Wed: Evenings
Sun: Afternoons
UCalgary Gold Gym


Started up in 1963, the UCalgary Fencing is Active Livings longest running program. Fencing has been around in various forms since that time. The fencing program is not a varsity club, so we are open to everyone of all skill levels. We offer foil, sabre and epée in both dry and electric.

Learn more about Fencing

Jiu Jitsu

Tue / Thu: Evenings
UCalgary Combative room 


Jitsu Canada is committed to providing high quality and enjoyable instruction to anyone who wishes to learn. Competition is not an aspect of this sport, and coaching emphasizes co-operation among participants. Jiu Jitsu can be practiced by anyone regardless of strength, weight or gender. Training is tailored to the individual ability of the participants. 

Learn more about Jiu Jitsu

Karate

Tue / Fri: Evenings
UCalgary Aux. Gym and Combative room


Learn Koryu Uchinadi, the Mixed Martial Art of Karate. A holistic system of striking & grappling based on the original principles of Okinawan Karate and southern Chinese Chuan Fa. Focused training provides excellent overall physical conditioning and functional self-defence. All levels are welcome. 

Learn more about Karate

Kendo

Beginners I & II (alternated every other session)
Mon / Thu: Evenings
UCalgary Studios


Advanced
Mon /Thu /Fri: Evenings
UCalgary Studios


Kendo is a traditional Japanese martial art of fencing using a bamboo sword called a Shinai. The goal of Kendo is to develop oneself through practice. Physical and mental strength can be achieved with practice. Initially, all that is required is athletic clothing and appreciation for traditions. Students purchase their own gear. Shinai are for sale through the Calgary Kendo club and advice on equipment is freely given.

Learn more about Kendo

Taekwondo

Mon / Thu: Evenings
UCalgary Aux Gym


Welcome to the UCalgary Taekwondo program: Kicking Dinos. Taekwondo is a martial art from Korea characterized by its powerful and dynamic kicks. It is the only kicking martial art and is also an official Olympic sport. At UCalgary we practice both traditional and Olympic Taekwondo. We can guarantee you an awesome workout each session.


The Taekwondo tenets are:
1. Courtesy
2. Integrity
3. Perseverance
4. Self-control
5. Indomitable Spirit

Learn more about Taekwondo

Triathlon Swim

Tue /Thu: Evenings
Sun: Afternoons
UCalgary Aquatic Centre

The University of Calgary Triathlon program is one of the oldest and successful triathlon programs in the city. Participants train and encourage others to strive to be the best. Novices to experts are welcome. Try out triathlon today!
 

Learn more about Triathlon Swim

Field Hockey

Mon / Wed: Evenings
UCalgary Red & Gold Gyms


The UCalgary Field Hockey program caters to people who want to enhance their existing field hockey skills. The game is fast-paced and exciting when played indoors. Participants will get an opportunity to train and develop their indoor skills. There will also be some opportunities for tactical drills and game play. Mouth guards and shin guards are mandatory. As well, all participants are required to provide their own indoor field hockey sticks. The program is partnered with the Astros Field Hockey club.  University members who are part of other local clubs may be able to join the UCalgary program, but due to league policies, they will have to get a letter from their current club granting permission to train with the Astros at the university. 

Learn more about Field Hockey Club

Cyclist racing with UCalgary Triathlon Club
swimming club
Kendo participant at practice

ESports

It's time to showoff those gaming skills! UCalgary Intramurals has launched Esports, connecting the UCalgary  community to a series of sport-theme virtual gaming. Play for the glory, the bragging rights, and the coveted Intramurals championship buff!


NBA 2K21

More info coming soon

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NHL 21

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Madden 21

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