Opposing team members run for the ball during an outdoor intramural soccer game.

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UM REC Clubs overview

UM REC Clubs are student-led, student-delivered and student-focused.

  • Our UM REC Clubs offer the opportunity to participate in a sport of interest while making friends and staying active.

    Membership to clubs is open to students, staff and alumni only. The UM REC Clubs' policy is to obtain at least 65% UM student membership to promote strong student participation and leadership within the club.

    Free visit

    If you are interested in joining a REC Club, you are encouraged to drop in on any regularly scheduled sessions for free! If you are interested in using your free visit, please stop by the customer service desk in the Active Living Centre to be added to the free visit list. **Competitive clubs do not do drop in**

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Club sports 

Club schedules

Get the most up-to-date REC Club schedules with our web schedule viewer or the Recreation Services mobile app (AppleAndroid).  With the mobile app, you can view all club schedules, add the times directly to your mobile calendar, set reminders to share with your friends!

Register for a REC Club

Step 1 - Visit the UM REC Clubs page and find the sport you are interested in joining to see their registration process. Competitive clubs may have a try-out system before determining the members of their club. If the club does not have try-outs, please go to our registration site to register online.

Step 2 - Go to the registration website. Create an account if you don't have one and log on.

**If you have/had a membership, purchased programs or services with us before, then you will already have an account. Please use the same email that you provided to us or logged in with before.

How to log in or reset a password

How to create an account

If you have difficulty logging on or resetting your password, please call customer service at 204-474-6100 for assistance.

After you have logged on, use the top menu bar to navigate to Categories and choose REC Clubs. You will see a list of club sports we are offering that is available for purchase. Select the club you want to register in and add them to your cart, then click checkout. This will prompt a waiver that is required before your purchase and registration to be completed.

Once submitted, you will be taken to the payment information to finalize your purchase. Your browser may take a few moments to process. Do not press the back button, refresh, or close your browser. Once complete, you will see a message that says, “Your order has been completed.”

Step 3 - Email the president of the REC Club that you have registered with for details about the club, including what equipment might be required, REC Club fees and other important information you may need to be part of the club.

Contact information for each REC Club president can be found in the individual club sections on the UM REC Clubs page.

Step 4 - View the REC Club schedules.

Step 5 - If you have any questions or cannot connect with a club president, please contact the REC Club Coordinator at 204-474-6621 or recclubs@umanitoba.ca.

Start a new REC Club

New club proposals are always welcome! 

Are you passionate about a particular sport or recreational activity? Are you a University of Manitoba student with the enthusiasm and drive to be a leader?

A REC Club is a group of individuals organized to share in a particular sport or recreational activity. A club is voluntarily organized and run by a student executive. Clubs are primarily open to students, but staff and alumni may participate.

All you need to start a REC Club is a group of people with a similar interest in a particular sport or activity. REC Clubs are student-led and will help the club members develop their skills in fundraising, public relations, organization, administration, budgeting, scheduling, and the development of skills in a particular sport or recreational activity.

Recreation Services provides these voluntarily-run student organizations with facility space, administrative support and promotional opportunities to ensure that each REC Club is as successful as possible.

How to start a new REC Club

  1. Thoroughly review the REC Club Program Operation Manual.
  2. Minimum of 15 interested individuals with the required minimum student participation rate according to the club's classification. Ensure that all interested individuals are added to the Proposed Roster form (PDF).
  3. Create a proposal as to why the club should be started and an outline of the program it intends to offer, including a mutual benefit plan. New Club Proposal form (PDF)
  4. Submit the completed Proposed Roster form and New Club Proposal form to the coordinator of intramurals and clubs, Matthew Gerardy, at recclubs@umanitoba.ca for review. The coordinator of intramurals and clubs will decide if there is sufficient interest in the potential new club and if the program is well-suited to be offered through Recreation Services.
  5. If the new club plan is accepted, the student organizers will need to create a constitution and complete the necessary forms (Emergency Action Plan, Risk Management Assessment Form, Proposed Activity Plan, and Proposed Budget). The Coordinator of Intramurals and Clubs will provide the forms and any assistance necessary to complete them.
  6. The director of active living and the director of programs for Recreation Services will approve or deny club status. They may also request further clarification or additional information.
  7. All REC Clubs registered with Recreation Services must follow the regulations and procedures set forth by the University of Manitoba and Recreation Services. This ensures that REC Clubs are operating within fair and safe parameters for all executives and members. Due to the moderate to extremely high-risk nature of these organizations' activities, these regulations must meet safety standards to minimize risks.

As REC Clubs are self-funded, some may charge additional dues to cover expenses related to specialty equipment, travel costs and more. Contact the representative club president for more information.

For more information on getting started, please contact the club coordinator recclubs@umanitoba.ca by e-mail or phone at 204-474-6621.

Intramural sports

The Intramural program at UM provides students and staff the opportunity to become actively involved in a variety of organized sports.

  • Leagues of play

    Eligibility requirements

    Intramural sports are open to UM students who have paid the Sport and Recreation Fee with their tuition and UM staff and faculty who have an active membership.

  • Three young adults playing a casual game of hockey.

University of Manitoba faculty and staff, International College of Manitoba students and those University of Manitoba students who have not paid the sport and recreation fee may participate if they have a 4 month Recreation Services membership that is valid for the duration of the season in which they are participating. Please note that intramural registration fees still apply for each sport.

All intramural participants must have a valid UM email address (or ICM email address) as they must be able to access the intramural league maintenance website, IMLeagues, which only recognizes these email domains.

All intramural participants must read and understand the Intramural Sports Handbook prior to participating.

Ice hockey is open to UM students only.

Intramural sports are structured to provide participants with:

  • opportunities to meet new people, test ability, relieve stress and have lots of fun!
  • offer students, faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in numerous sports and activities on a recreational level. All skill levels are welcome!
  • provides students on-campus employment and volunteer opportunities to develop leadership skills.

Intramural registration

Winter 2023 registration information

We accept registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration dates

Team captain registration opens on November 17, 2022, at noon and closes on January 18, 2023.

Player & Free Agent registration begins on Friday, January 20, 2023, at 12:00 pm.

Intramural play begins the week of January 30, 2023.


Sport Cost Day of the week Time
Open basketball (competitive or rec) $55 / per person Tuesday and Wednesday 7-11 pm
Co-ed Dodgeball $40 / per person Monday 5-8 pm
Open Ice Hockey $55 / per person Mon, Tues, Wed or Thursday 7:15 pm-12 am
Innertube Water Polo $40 / per person Wednesday 7:30-10 pm
Co-ed & Open Soccer $40 / per person Mon, Tue and Thursday 3:45-4:45 pm
Co-ed Volleyball (competitive or rec) $40 / per person Tue, Wed and Thursday 8-11 pm
*Because the team captain pays the default deposit, their individual player fee is waived.
See what leagues are available at the Bannatyne campus: Joe Doupe Rec Centre Intramural Sports

How to register online – Team Captains

  1. Claim your account in the Sport and Recreation registration system (watch this tutorial video for instructions on how to claim your account).
  2. Intramural Team Registration is a two-step process:
    • Scroll down to the sport you want to reserve a spot for. Availability is first-come, first-serve.
    • Click "add to cart" and proceed to check out.
  3. The Intramural Coordinator for your campus will contact you with further information and to collect a $50 default deposit fee.


Reserve a spot for your team


How to register online – Players and free agents

To register for Intramurals, students must first complete the following:

  1. Complete their waiver on Aurora
  2. Be enrolled in courses for the winter term

Once this is complete, students can register online by following these steps:

  1. Claim your account in the Sport and Recreation registration system. 
  2. Register for your team online by name or choose the "Free Agent" team.
  3. Register your account on IMLeagues.com using your UofM email address and join your team roster.

Team captains meeting

All free agents and captains must attend a mandatory team captain's meeting, date and time TBD for the winter term.

Contact us

Recreation Services
Active Living Centre
430 University Crescent
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Phone: 204.474.6100


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