Urban Rec - Vancouver, Okanagan, and Australia's Sport and Social Club

About Urban Rec

Urban Rec Leagues are all about being active, being social, and having fun. At Urban Rec we stress the FUN and social aspect of playing sports with your friends. It really is all about getting out, meeting people, and generally having a good time.

One Goal

Urban Rec has one goal: to provide the best possible experience to our members. Whether it's league nights, theme parties, team trips, social gatherings, or other Urban Rec events, we want to provide an unparalleled experience that you'll remember forever.

 

Leagues available for registration

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Basketball

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Urban Rec offers coed basketball leagues that play at the Fortius Sport & Health Centre in Burnaby on Monday and Thursday nights (each league is night-specific) as well as at the Richmond Oval on Wednesday nights.  Games are played in 1-hour time slots between 7pm-11pm each week.

Teams divided into different divisions where possible based on relative skill level, and these leagues are popular, often selling out well before the season starts.

For more information and to register, please click on Learn More or on one of the registration buttons below.

Beach Volleyball

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Urban Rec will again be offering beach volleyball leagues (coed 4’s and coed 6’s- sorry, no 2’s volleyball) at our River District, UBC Wesbrook, Jericho Beach, and Urban Beach locations.  Nights of play will vary depending on the location, but each league will be night-specific (meaning that if you register for a Monday league, you will only play on Mondays).

General Registration for Spring Beach volleyball leagues opens Feb 29th @ 12:15pm.  These leagues are very popular and usually sell out very quickly.  All teams that register for the Spring Beach Leagues will receive priority registration for the subsequent Summer Beach Volleyball leagues.

For more information and to register, please click on Learn More or on one of the registration buttons below.

Curling

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The Urban Rec curling league plays on Sundays at the Marpole Curling Club in South Vancouver

Teams have one match each week of play in a 2-hour time block between 4:15pm-6:15pm.  Brooms are available for rent; sliders are free.  Participants should bring a clean pair of shoes to wear on the ice.

We also offer fun-filled bonspiels during the fall/winter season with beginners more than welcome!

For more information and to register, please click on Learn More or on one of the registration buttons below.

Dodgeball

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Urban Rec coed dodgeball leagues are played 5-on-5 with at least 2 of each gender on the floor to start each game.  We have leagues that play on each night from Monday through Thursday with each league being night-specific.  Games are played in Vancouver-area school gyms with game times ranging from 6pm-10pm depending on the league.

Teams play as many games as they can in a 40-minute match against their opposition for the night.

For more information and to register, please click on Learn More or on one of the registration buttons below.

Flag Football

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Urban Rec Coed Flag Football on turf fields at UBC or at one our new leagues in Surrey at the South Surrey Athletic Park or East Vancouver at General Brock Park.  This fun, social 6-on-6 league a one hour game per week.  Teams are required to have at least 2 of each gender on the field at all times.

So grab your friends and form your own team, or sign up for an individual's team and make some new friends!  This is a great way to stay active, have fun and meet some great people.  Registration is limited so be sure to register early!

For more information and to register, please click on Learn More or on one of the registration buttons below.

Floor Hockey

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Coed floor hockey leagues played with plastic sticks provided by Urban Rec mean a fun experience for novice and experienced players alike!  Register a team to play 4-on-4 (including a goalie) in Vancouver-area school gyms with leagues on each night from Monday-Thursday, or play 6-on-6 (including a goalie) at the Richmond Oval with leagues on Tuesday or Wednesday nights.

For more information and to register, please click on Learn More or on one of the registration buttons below.

Indoor Soccer

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We offer a multitude of coed indoor soccer leagues, including a Tuesday 4-on-4 league at Fleming Elementary School in Vancouver, a 5-on-5 Wednesday league at the Fortius Health & Wellness Centre in Burnaby, and 6-on-6 leagues on Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Richmond Oval.

For more information and to register, please click on Learn More or on one of the registration buttons below.

Indoor Volleyball

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We have a variety of coed volleyball leagues for you to choose from, with leagues played at UBC, the Fortius Centre in Burnaby, Coal Harbour Community Centre, and the Richmond Oval. Leagues are offered from Sunday through Thursday nights (not all locations have leagues on all nights).

All teams that register must be able to play in any of the time slots for that league due to the possibility of reseeding.

For more information and to register, please click on Learn More or on one of the registration buttons below.

Multi-Sport

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Choose between playing in Burnaby at the Fortius Centre in Burnaby on Tuesday nights, or at the Richmond Oval on Wednesday or Thursday nights.  Each team gets a chance to experience playing a variety of coed team sports during the course of the season.

For more information and to register, please click on Learn More or on one of the registration buttons below.

Soccer

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One of our most popular sports year-round, our coed 7-on-7 soccer leagues are played in variety of locations around Vancouver, UBC, Burnaby, Coquitlam and Surrey.  Each league is location- and night-specific, although some locations offer leagues on more nights of the week than others. These leagues do tend to sell out quite quickly each season, so please check the registration information carefully so that you don’t miss out on the next season of play!

For more information and to register, please click on Learn More or on one of the registration buttons below.

Softball

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For the fall season, we have a Sunday Maxfun coed league that plays at a variety of city fields around Vancouver.  In the spring/summer, we offer a Sunday Maxfun league as well as a weekday Maxfun league that plays Monday-Thursday.  There are Maxfun leagues offered in both Vancouver as well as in Surrey, and have 6 guys/4 girls in the field.  We also have a Thunderchicken coed league that plays in the spring/summer at UBC with separate leagues on each night from Sunday-Thursday.  Thunderchicken leagues are played with 5 guys/5 girls in the field.

For more information and to register, please click on Learn More or on one of the registration buttons below.

Volleyball Train and Play

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Top 5 Reasons

To Join A Team

Play to have fun and make new friends. Being social and getting exercise improves overall quality of life and makes you a better person (Please disregard if you're already perfect).

Play to stay active and physically fit all the while enjoying it. Urban Rec leagues are not like running on a treadmill. You aren't a hamster but wouldn't it be fun to drink out of an upside-down watering system.

Play because your professional career didn't take off and you still have competitive streak that needs to be satisfied.

(Please note: skill Levels are taken into consideration so all the hyperactive jocks / jockettes are in their own league.)

Play because science says it will make you happy. Exercise makes your body release endorphins. Endorphins reduce pain and trigger positive feelings!

Play because you love the game. Speaking of love, maybe you'll meet your next significant other?

(Disclaimer: Urban Rec takes no responsibility for any romantic connections made as a result of joining a team. We aren't love gurus)

Find a sport

Basketball

Urban Rec coed basketball leagues are offered at the Richmond Olympic Oval and the Fortius Sport & Health Centre in Burnaby.

These fun, social leagues are open to all skill levels. Each team must have a minimum of 2 members of each gender on the court at all times.

The league at the Fortius Sport & Health Centre is on Monday nights. The league at the Richmond Olympic Oval is on Wednesday nights.

Teams will play in one-hour time slots once a week and must be able to play between 7:00pm - 11:00pm.

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Beach Volleyball

As beach volleyball is an outdoor sport and it has been known to rain occasionally in Vancouver, we have to let you know that ALL OF OUR BEACH LEAGUES WILL RUN RAIN OR SHINE - Only in EXCEPTIONAL weather circumstances will leagues be cancelled. On extreme weather days, please call our weather hotline at 604-878-RAIN (7246). The line will be updated at 4:30pm.

Urban Rec is Vancouver's premier provider of coed beach volleyball 4's & 6's.  With locations at Urban Beach, Jericho Beach, the River District & Wesbrook Village - UBC we offer over 70 courts of beach volleyball action each night for your playing pleasure.

Urban Rec operates outdoor volleyball starting in mid-April and finishing up in early September.  Seasons are 7-10 weeks in length (depending on location and night of play) including playoffs.  The first night of play each season is a seeding night to help determine which pool a team will be initially placed in, although additional re-seeding is done during the season as warranted by Urban Rec.

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Curling

As with many strange sports, Curling was invented in Scotland as far back as 1541. Back then it was all rocks and ice. Today it’s, well, still rocks and ice. This chilly distant relative of shuffleboard is played on a sheet of ice where teams attempt to score points by sliding large polished stones down the ice to land within 4 concentric circles. A great deal of strategy plays into Curling and it’s often referred to as ‘Chess on Ice.’

Can you draw to the button? Join Urban Rec as we play Canada's other winter sport.  This fun, social and oh-so Canadian league plays weekly on Sunday afternoons from 4:15pm - 6:15pm.

Teams will play for 2 hours each week  and all skill levels are welcome.

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Dodgeball

If you can dodge a wrench-or even if you can't- you can play Urban Rec Dodgeball!   These fun, social leagues bring you back to your childhood days of doctor-dodgeball in the gym.  Teams of 5 people face off against each other for once a week for all-out dodgeball supremacy and to laugh their butts off!

This coed sport will test your endurance, stamina and skill at dodging, ducking, diving and dipping.  It is a great way to keep in shape and have a blast doing it.  Each team must have at least 2 females on the floor at all times.

When playing in Urban Rec dodgeball you will play one game each week on the same night each week - you just have to pick the night you want to play.

Urban Rec supplies the dodgeballs- you supply the fun!

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Flag Football

Urban Rec Coed Flag Football on turf fields at UBC or at one our new leagues in Surrey at the South Surrey Athletic Park or East Vancouver at General Brock Park.  This fun, social 6-on-6 league a one hour game per week.  Teams are required to have at least 2 of each gender on the field at all times.

So grab your friends and form your own team, or sign up for an individual's team and make some new friends!  This is a great way to stay active, have fun and meet some great people.  Registration is limited so be sure to register early!

All teams that are registered in this league will have priority registration for the subsequent league.

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Floor Hockey

Urban Rec is proud to bring back the good old hockey game. Urban Rec coed floor hockey leagues are played out of multiple gyms on any particular night. When playing in Urban Rec floor hockey you will play one hour long game each week on the same night each week - you just have to pick the night you want to play. Urban Rec will offer the following options

Coed 4-on-4 (including the goalie) - Vancouver
Coed 6-on-6 (including the goalie) - Richmond Olympic Oval

Floor Hockey is offered on Monday through Thursday nights in a variety of locations in Vancouver and on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Teams are required to have at least one member of each gender (2 at the Oval) on the floor at any one time.

Urban Rec supplies all sticks and balls.  Teams are responsible for supplying their own goalie equipment (including a mask or helmet with full facial protection).

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Grass Volleyball

Urban Rec does not offer grass volleyball leagues at this time (although we have lots of beach volleyball and indoor volleyball leagues during the year). 

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Indoor Soccer

Urban Rec Indoor Soccer - the world's game. Urban Rec is proud to offer three versions of indoor soccer for its members:  coed 4-on-4 in Vancouver, coed 5-on-5 at the new Fortius Sports Centre in Burnaby, and coed 6-on-6 at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

These fun, social leagues are open to all skill levels and and require that two of each gender are on the court at all times.  Depending on the location, game times are generally between 6:00pm-11:00pm and teams must be able to play at any time slot between 6:00pm-11:00pm as the schedule of games will vary time slots each week.  Please check your specific league information for the game times for your location.

When playing in Urban Rec indoor soccer, you will play one hour-long game on the same night each week - you just have to pick the night you want to play!

All teams that sign up for Urban Rec indoor soccer will have priority registration for the subsequent season.

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Indoor Volleyball

Urban Rec Indoor Coed Volleyball Leagues are played in several locations. When playing in Urban Rec indoor coed (minimum 2 females on the court) volleyball, you will play on the same night each week - you just have to pick the night you want to play. All skill levels are welcome and teams will be placed into pools based on relative skill levels (not necessarily the skill level registered at).  All teams must be able to play in any of the time slots due to the possibility of reseeding.

*NOTE- teams may be placed initially in any of the time slots at Urban Rec’s discretion, regardless of what level is selected by the team when registering. Teams may be reseeded throughout the season- if this happens, a team’s start time will change.  For this reason, all teams must be available to play in any of the time slots on their night of play.*

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Multi-Sport

Urban Rec presents the newest sports league - coed multi-sport (at least 2 females on the court) at the Richmond Olympic Oval as well as at the brand-new Fortius Sports Centre in Burnaby. 

Have you always wanted to play a sport with Urban Rec, but were not sure which sport you liked best?

Then multi-sport is for you - your team will play a variety of sports over the season, with most sports being played twice.

Teams may play the following the sports- click on each sport to go that sport's page on our website (see the drop-down list to the right of this webpage) and you can check out the rules (some sports may be modifed slightly for indoor play).  Please note that the actual sports included in the multi-sport league may differ based on Urban Rec's discretion.

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Soccer

Urban Rec Coed Outdoor Soccer- play the world's game!  Urban Rec is proud to offer coed 7-a-side soccer at UBC, Downtown, East Vancouver, South Vancouver, Surrey and Burnaby.  These fun, social leagues play on state-of-the-art field turf fields and run in the evenings from Sunday through Thursday.

Teams must have at least 2 of each gender on the field at all times.

When playing in Urban Rec Coed Outdoor Soccer, you will play one hour-long game on the same night each week - you just have to pick the night you want to play. Each game has two 25-minute halves. Teams must be able to play in any of the time slots as the schedule will vary from week to week.

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Softball

Urban Rec offers two different types of softball throughout the city of Vancouver.

The MaxFun league is a coed league requiring a ratio of 6 guys and 4 girls in the field. The Sunday League teams will play on the same day each week, but the fields that they play on will vary from week to week. The mid-week league teams will play once a week on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

This league plays at softball diamonds throughout the City of Vancouver (with fields all over the city).

The Thunderchicken Slo-pitch (UBC Fields) is a long standing league with Urban Rec, the Thunderchicken Softball League is a co-ed league that plays all of its games at UBC. Teams must have a ratio of 5 guys and 5 girls in the field. (When playing in Urban Rec softball) Teams will play one game each week, on the same night each week - you just have to pick the night you want to play. Urban Rec supplies the bases. Teams supply gloves & bats.

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Volleyball Train and Play

An Urban Beach Original - Do you want to get a little more skilled at the beach game? Or perhaps you just want to get out and meet some great people and play some volleyball? If so, then Train & Play is for you. Trained coaches will put you through the paces for 1.5 hours of skill development and technique designed to improve your beach skills. This is then followed by 45 minutes of game time to work on the skills that you learned. Train & Play is open to all skill levels from the beginner looking for some basic skills to the sage veteran looking to get to the next level. Once we are done - we head to one of our post play venues for some great food and drink specials and some fun and games with the coaches!

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I Play Because

Victor

Victor

...I have met some of the most awesome people through this organization.

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Victor

Victor

I Play Because

...I have met some of the most awesome people through this organization.

Banker

I joined Urban Rec about 3 years ago, because I wanted to play with my friends, get a little sweat going on, and maybe in the process make a few new friends. Mike does an excellent job running Urban Rec. He emphasizes that the league is primarily a social league. I have participated in a bunch of sports and enjoyed several community service events and happy hours. You definitely get out of Urban Rec what you put into it. If all you want to do is show up, burn a few calories, and go home you can do that. However, if you want to play and get to know people, you can do that too!

Charmaine

Charmaine

…meeting great people, staying active and having a great time.

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Charmaine

Charmaine

I Play Because

…meeting great people, staying active and having a great time.

Elementary School Teacher

Joining Urban Rec was one of the best life choices I’ve ever made. Not only has it reduced my Netflix intake, I’ve met a lot of great people who also love to stay active and more importantly, have a good time! If you’re looking for a league that offers a healthy dose of friendly competition or if you’re more the chill type and just want to play for kicks, Urban Rec has it all. See you on the court!

Mike

Mike

...I had to get myself off the couch- meeting some great people made joining Urban Rec even better!

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Mike

Mike

I Play Because

...I had to get myself off the couch- meeting some great people made joining Urban Rec even better!

League Manager

I joined Urban Rec so I would stop myself from watching so much TV. I enjoyed my first season of Urban Rec multi-sport so much I knew I was hooked and wanted to play in some of the other leagues.  I enjoyed my time playing with Urban Rec so much that I decided to volunteer with them and became an Event Coordinator. I definitely enjoyed my time as an EC, the people you meet are amazing and always left the field with a smile on my face. About a year and half ago I got the opportunity to join the full time Urban Rec staff and haven’t looked back!

Ly

Ly

...Urban Rec allows me to stay active and have fun regardless of the season.

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Ly

Ly

I Play Because

...Urban Rec allows me to stay active and have fun regardless of the season.

UBC Admissions Office

I’ve been a participant and an Event Coordinator with Urban Rec for over 8 years. I’ve met amazing new people and worked with a dynamic team of volunteers. As an Event Coordinator, it’s exciting to meet the new and returning participants each season. Being the main point of contact for my leagues, I provide a warm smile to greet the teams and get them excited to play each night. It’s great to watch teams, friendships, and even relationships grow.

I’ve played my favourite sports, learned new ones, attended lots of fun parties, and made life-long friends. Where else can you meet young, fit, like-minded people? Urban Rec is more than just sports – it’s a lifestyle defining what’s it’s like to live and play in Vancouver!

Martin & Jen

Martin & Jen

...rec sports keep us active, it's something fun we can do together, and we meet so many amazing people.

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Martin & Jen

Martin & Jen

I Play Because

...rec sports keep us active, it's something fun we can do together, and we meet so many amazing people.

Home Business Owners

Two years ago, we started a home business together as a couple. After a lot of hard work, the business is doing great and we're finally able to take some time for ourselves. We joined Urban Rec to get back into shape and maybe meet some new friends. We were blown away by the amount of amazing people we've met and how quickly rec sports (particularly softball) has become part of our weekly lifestyle.

Maude

Maude

...new to Vancouver and love to make new friends. I met amazing people playing soccer and floor hockey!

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Maude

Maude

I Play Because

...new to Vancouver and love to make new friends. I met amazing people playing soccer and floor hockey!

Special Needs Educator

I love to be surrounded by a positive active group of people. Urban Rec opened up this opportunity for me and handed it to me on a silver platter - perfect for someone new to Vancouver. Anyone from beginner to more advanced players can sign up to play sports with Urban Rec. Big high five to the organization for making this available to everyone. Bonus, I even won tickets to a Whitecaps game through an Urban Rec social media contest. Gracias Urban Rec!

Get Social

Eat! Drink! Win!

Our Social League is just like any one of our sports leagues. It encourages interaction, fun, and social activity! But instead of scoring goals/points/downs you get to go to a local establishment, receive discounts on food and drink, and enjoy a night out with your team. Studies show that the more you know your team, the better the chances of you working together effectively and winning!

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