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. Teams comprised of all active/current UCalgary students will be eligible for a $50 rebate on team fees. 

Dodgeball player throwing a ball

Intramural Sports

Get active playing your favourite sports on UCalgary campus. Intramural leagues are open to the general public. Teams comprised of all active UCalgary students will be eligible for a $50 rebate. 

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


Basketball - competitive

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

Play 5-on-5, officiated basketball on campus. Leagues are tiered so you can select the type of competition you want. A, B, & 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.  

Learn more about intramural Basketball

Ice Hockey - competitive

Mon & Wed: Evenings  | Sat & Sun: Afternoons
UCalgary Olympic Oval 
8 games
Open Leagues

Lace up for an 8-game season 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 per division, and may not play in multiple divisions with more than 2 skill levels difference (ex: A & B is ok, A & C is not ok). 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.

Learn more about intramural Ice Hockey

Outdoor Soccer - open recreational

Mon - Thur: Evenings
UCalgary soccer fields
8-12 games depending on the season
Men's & Mixed Leagues

Rec. outdoor soccer is for players of all skill levels.  The emphasis is on fun over competition.  Games are two 25-minute halves, with a 2 minute break in between.  Full soccer field with 11 players, 10 plus a goalie.  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.  Shin guards and proper footwear are highly recommended.  

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Outdoor Soccer - competitive

Tue & Thur: Evenings
UCalgary soccer fields
8 games
Mixed Leagues

For players with a little more experience, lace up for this officiated league. Games are two 25-minute halves, with a 2 minute break in between.  Full soccer field with 11 players, 10 plus a goalie. Leagues are required to have a minimum of 2 players of the opposite gender on the field at all times. Traditionally, but not limited to, a 9/2 format. Slide tackles are not allowed.  Shin guards and proper footwear are highly recommended.  Leagues have officials, standings and playoffs.

Learn more about intramural Soccer

Touch Rugby – competitive (NEW)

Sun:  Afternoon
UCalgary soccer fields & Jack Simpson Gymnasium
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 vs. 7 game Fall & Winter leagues, outdoors and indoors. Game play consists of two 25-minute halves with a 2-minute break in between.

Learn more about intramural Touch Rugby

Dodgeball - competitive

Tue: Evenings (new day)
UCalgary Red Gym
9 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.

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Indoor Soccer - competitive

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

Experienced soccer players can find some solid competition in our Men's or Mixed leagues. Play 5 vs 5 (including goalie) in the Red & Gold Gyms, testing your ball control and accuracy. Fall/Winter mixed 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. 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.

Learn more about intramural Soccer

Futsal - recreational

Sun: Afternoon -Evening
UCalgary Jack Simpson Gymnasium
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.

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Volleyball - competitive

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

Thur: 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.  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.  
 

Learn more about intramural Volleyball

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. 

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Judo

Tue /Thu: Evenings
UCalgary Studios


Our goal is to teach the Olympic sport of Judo in a manner that is both positive and healthy for all ages. Training will help you gain incredible physical prowess and great mental discipline. Our instructors are qualified to teach with integrity and compassion, having climbed the black belt and NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) ranks. With more than 20 million people practising Judo worldwide, try Judo with us and become part of this large community. 

Learn more about Judo

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!
 

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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