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Program and sport options

Love to play sports but confused about where to begin? No problem, we have answers.

Our goal is to provide inclusive opportunities for healthy, fun, active living, but with so many options we understand it can be overwhelming. With multiple avenues for getting involved, which one is right for you?

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Definitions

Clubs

Campus sport clubs offer competitive and recreational opportunities for students to join a community. Sport clubs are organized and led by students, for students, and supported by the university.

There are two types of sport clubs: competitive and recreational.

Competitive sports clubs compete against other university and community club programs off-campus. Sports clubs usually hold team try-outs annually at the beginning of the year. For recreational sports clubs, everyone is welcome; however, they do involve a greater level of commitment than drop-in or intramural sports.

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Intramurals

Intramural sports are a great way to get out and play a sport you love with your friends or make new ones. Intramurals are for everyone: students, staff/faculty, alumni, AND community members. Join a team or assemble your own and compete for the intramural championship.

Student leaders supervise, schedule, and administer a wide variety of sports in both competitive and recreational leagues that all take place on campus. Intramurals offer a variety of leagues and divisions for any level of play and usually run between eight and twelve weeks.

Go to intramurals section

Drop-in

Looking to play sports without the commitment to a schedule? Drop-in sports provide an opportunity to participate in sports in a casual environment for players of all abilities. Whether you have experience or are a beginner, you can participate in one of our many offerings included free with your ONECard.

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Varsity

The University of Victoria has a long history of competing in intercollegiate sports and varsity sports teams are the principal athletic teams of Canadian colleges and universities. As such, they compete against other varsity teams in the country. UVic is a member of three university sports organizations: U SPORTS (formerly CIS), Canada West University Athletic Association (CWUAA), and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). To learn more about varsity sports at UVic, visit govikesgo.com.

Options

Listed below are the sports and activities where we offer various options for the same. Based on the information above hopefully you will better equipped to choose the right option for yourself. If you still have questions please get in touch with Membership Services: call 250-472-4000 or email vikesrec@uvic.ca.

Badminton
Basketball
Climbing
Dance
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Ultimate
Volleyball