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Intramurals and Rec Sports

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.


Intramurals Recreational

Just for fun: no officials, standings or playoffs

UCalgary Intramurals is hosting Esports tournaments! Register to compete against other gamers from across campus and within the Calgary community in our bi-weekly competitive events. Small prizes and competitive in-person experience are up for grabs!

Make sure to check here or at the Esports room (EN A 04) for all news about future events.

Available Games: Valorant, Rocket League, Counter-Strike, Overwatch 2, League of Legends and more to come!

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


Badminton is a fast-paced sport that can be played either as singles or doubles with the aim of hitting a shuttle over the net and into the opponent’s court. It is a fun, active sport which is an easy game with few painless rules.  It boosts up your muscles, ads strength to those muscles and improves blood flow rate. The benefits are endless.

Sign up for our singles or doubles leagues.  Teams will be schedule for 7-8 games during each semester with games once per week.  Leagues are open status.

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.

Intramurals Competitive

Fancy a little competition? These sports have officials, standings and playoffs. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Open Sport 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.

Open Dodgeball Tournament

October 13, 2023

Intermediate to advance level

Each team will be scheduled for 4 games, each games consist of 30 minute time slots, games are a best of 5 format.

Register for Dodgeball Tournament

Open 4 v 4 Volleyball Tournament

November 3, 2023

Intermediate to advance level

Each team will be scheduled for 4 games, each games consist of 30 minute time slots. Game winner is first to 15 pts.  If a 3rd set is required, winner is first to 10 pts.

Register for Volleyball Tournament

Open 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament

November 24, 2023

Intermediate to advance level

Each team will be scheduled for 4 games, each games consist of 30 minute time slots. Game winner is first to 21 pts.

Register for Basketball Tournament

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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

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!

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. 

If you enjoy playing Badminton and would like to get together with others who share that same interest, then drop by and register today. You will meet new players and improve your skill simply by playing more. New members are always welcome.