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.

Join a League

Basketball

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We have 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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All beach volleyball leagues are finished for the 2015 season after a fantastic summer! 

Please check back with us in February, 2016, for registration information on our beach volleyball leagues for the 2016 season which will begin in April, 2016.

We 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).

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.  The 2015 season begins on October 4th with the last day of play scheduled to be December 13th.  There are no games scheduled on October 11th or November 29th.

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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Our 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 Cloverdale Athletic Park or East Vancouver at Renfrew Community 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.

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.

Don't have a full team of your own? Join as an individual player! Click on the following to find out more about registering as an individual:

Individual Player FAQs                      Individual Teams Policy

Not sure what skill level to register your team at? Click Skill Level Descriptions to see a description of what the different skill levels are like in Urban Rec!

Click here to see Urban Rec policies.

For more information, please contact us at info@urbanrec.ca or 604-879-9800

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 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.

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 Cloverdale Athletic Park or East Vancouver at Renfrew Community 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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I Play Because

Nadine

Nadine

...it gives me much needed time away from the kids, get some exercise, and socialize.

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Nadine

Nadine

I Play Because

...it gives me much needed time away from the kids, get some exercise, and socialize.

Barista / Professional Soccer Mom

I've spent so much time at my son's soccer games that I actually started to like the sport and then one of the other mom's suggested Urban Rec. Now I get to take some time for myself and play indoor soccer once a week and I couldn't be happier. Now I know why my son likes it so much! And the people are great!

Cassie

Cassie

...staying in shape is important and I love to meet new people.

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Cassie

Cassie

I Play Because

...staying in shape is important and I love to meet new people.

Account Executive

Life can get so busy and finding time to exercise and be social is sometimes a challenge. Urban Rec's schedule and league offerings make it easy to work around my professional life and give me a much needed break. I get to meet new people every year and it gives me something to look forward to every week!

Devon

Devon

...there's no better way to end a day than getting together with friends and playing sports.

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Devon

Devon

I Play Because

...there's no better way to end a day than getting together with friends and playing sports.

Bartender

I'm addicted to an active lifestyle and Urban Rec provides me the perfect place to meet new people and get down and dirty on the soccer pitch! Playing rec sports is the highlight of my week. I'd recommend anyone to try it!

Jared

Jared

...I love to destroy and humiliate my friends on the court. Everyone does, am I right? Anyone?

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Jared

Jared

I Play Because

...I love to destroy and humiliate my friends on the court. Everyone does, am I right? Anyone?

Sales & Marketing

I'm a basketball star, I know it. Everyone else seems dubious about it though. All joking aside, I love rec basketball. It's a chance to get out, do something active, and hang out with my friends. I'd recommend Urban Rec to anyone and I dare you to meet me on the court and face your reckoning! (I'm joking, please don't hurt me).

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.

Amy

Amy

...I enjoy meeting people and discovering new sports that I absolutely love! Dodgeball? Who knew

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Amy

Amy

I Play Because

...I enjoy meeting people and discovering new sports that I absolutely love! Dodgeball? Who knew

Art Director

Sports were never my thing, I’m that nerdy girl who got picked last in high school. But a friend and I made an agreement to be more social and get more exercise so we joined Urban Rec and I chose the one sport that I figured I’d have a chance at being good at where I didn’t have to learn a whole bunch of rules. Dodgeball! I LOVE Dodgeball. It’s great exercise and just a blast to play and I’ve met some really interesting awesome people. If you’re looking to get in shape and meet people, Urban Rec is a great place to start!

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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