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UCLA Recreation

 

To help students learn new skills, meet people with similar interests, relieve stress, and increase fitness, UCLA Recreation (UREC) oversees programs from intramural sports to outdoor adventures.

Intramural and Club Sports

The UCLA Intramural Sports program consists of team, dual, and individual sports competition in tournament or league play. Over 1,800 teams and 8,000 participants compete throughout the year in various sports activities ranging from basketball to water polo. UCLA students and recreation membership holders are eligible. Varying skill levels are offered in almost all activities, and the emphasis is on friendly competition.

Club sports offer students the chance to organize, coach, or participate in sports that fall beyond the scope of intramurals but are not offered at the varsity level. Coed teams exist in archery, badminton, boxing, climbing, cycling, dragon boat, equestrian, fencing, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, judo, kendo, powerlifting, quidditch, running, sailing, ski and snowboard, squash, surf, swim, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, triathlon, water skiing, wrestling, and wushu. Separate men’s and women’s teams exist in basketball, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, ultimate, volleyball, and water polo. There are also men’s teams in baseball, ice hockey, and rowing; and a women’s team in softball.

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures offer students the chance to get away and enjoy the wonders of local and distant mountains and waterways. Activities designed for beginning to experienced outdoors people include bike rides, UCLA Challenge Course, camping, rock climbing, scuba diving, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking.

Class Programs

Noncredit instructional classes in arts, dance, fitness sports, golf, kayaking, martial arts, outdoor adventures, rock wall, rowing, sailing, standup paddling, surfing, swimming, tennis, water aerobics, windsurfing, yoga, and a variety of group fitness programs are offered for beginning and intermediate levels. Private lessons in tennis, fitness activities, swimming, racquetball, martial arts, golf, and other activities are also available. Fitness is offered either as a recreation class or on a drop-in basis.

Facilities

For registered students who prefer independent recreation and exercise, UREC offers access to many facilities. The John R. Wooden Recreation and Sports Center has multiple gymnasia; basketball, volleyball, and badminton courts; handball/racquetball/squash courts; a weight training facility, rock climbing wall, exercise/dance and martial arts studios; and a games lounge. Sunset Canyon Recreation Center offers activities in an outdoor park setting that features a 50-meter swimming pool, 25-yard family pool, picnic/barbecue areas, play fields, outdoor amphitheater, six lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball court, two multipurpose sports courts, and various meeting rooms and lounges, as well as a Challenge Course. The UCLA Marina Aquatic Center offers sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, rowing, surfing, and other activities. Students also have the use of Pauley Pavilion, Drake Stadium, Sycamore Tennis Courts, Los Angeles Tennis Center, intramural fields, Student Activities Center, and Kaufman Hall for recreational sports and activities.

   
   
 
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