Sports

Intramurals at UBCO (2017)

February 12th, 2017

Photo by Sarah James / The Phoenix News

Photo by Sarah James / The Phoenix News

Intramurals are back at UBC Okanagan. The first round of intramurals in second semester has begun, and the sports include indoor soccer, basketball, dodgeball, and volleyball. Most sports, excluding dodgeball, have both co-rec and competitive leagues. If you’re wondering what co-rec or competitive means, let me explain. Co-rec is the league that is recreational meaning it is for fun, or not as competitive. Competitive league would be the opposite, meaning that this is the ‘big-leagues’ people. This semester of intramurals extends until February 10 with playoffs taking place February 20-23.

Speaking with some participants here at UBCO who are currently playing on an intramural team, it appears students love the intramural program run here. Megan Walwyn, who plays dodgeball, says “it [forms] a good sense of community and appreciation for sports.” This is Megan’s second time playing an intramural sport, and she clearly enjoys the program here at UBCO. Another player, Joella Koblischke, who is participating in the basketball intramurals this semester says she is “loving it.” She added, “the teams are competitive and enthusiastic,” which has made her experience playing great, and has brought her back to play basketball for a second year now.

Overall, students at UBCO seem to love the program run by athletics and recreation. It is a very popular event on campus, as spots fill up very quickly when sign up week begins. If you missed this round of intramurals there is another chance to join in on the action come late February. Sign-ups for the second round of intramurals will go from February 20 until the 30, with league games beginning February 27 and extending until March 31. It is a good idea to sign up early as the demand to play is very high. You can sign up at camprec.ca or visit the customer service desk at the UBCO gym on campus.

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