Grande Prairie Recreational Activities
Can’t commit to the Student Wellness Intramurals here on Campus? Want to branch out to the city and explore new and exciting sports and club organizations? Well then you’re in luck! GPRC Student Wellness has teamed up with numerous Grande Prairie Sports Clubs and Leagues in an attempt to offer more to you the student. If you and your team of fellow students are interested in trying out a different type of recreational sport, then below you will find plenty of information to get things started.
- To encourage as many GPRC Students as possible to stay active on Campus and in the Grande Prairie Community. The various leagues are designed for all types of fitness and skill levels, as you can either sign up as a first timer trying something new, or register your team as a competitive group striving for the podium.
- To expose the GPRC community to the world of recreation within the city of Grande Prairie and area. There are over 10 sports leagues and clubs, all featuring their own tournaments, league play and special events for the sake of ‘getting out there’ and having a good time.
- To meet new people through sport and recreation. This is certainly the way to do it!
- Participants of this GP Rec initiative MUST be current registered GPRC Students with a valid Student ID Card
- Registration form is complete with current and accurate information. This will be used by League Organizers so they may inform you of important league info and possible changes to schedules, locations, guidelines, etc.
- Participants of 18 years of age - most city leagues have this as a requirement
Sporting Activities (last updated - August 23, 2013)
Please visit the SW 'Links' Resource page for other recreation and sport activity alternatives in the Grande Prairie area. Now get out there and have some fun!!
Not quite sure where to go from here? Want to give some suggestions on ways to improve this Recreational opportunity? Please feel free to contact us with your suggestions, questions and/or feedback and we’ll be happy to help you out.
Looking for a Volleyball league that you can simply go out and have some fun trying your best in an easy going environment? Looking for a little more of a competitive atmosphere? Well then sign up your team and have some fun playing against other fellow Grande Prairie Volleyball enthusiasts! Remember, it’s GP so there are a lot of them! Check out their main homepage to get a feel of the league and then some registration information.
Registration Process: fill out the specific League Registration Form available on the Mixed League website, and include your teammates info and send into the League organizers directly. Their Contact info is available using their website link below.
Team Administrators/Captains must complete their team registration at the Coca-Cola Centre on the south end of town right next to the Eastlinks Centre. Lots of teams sign up every year, so this is a way to ensure those who are truly interested are in attendance to confirm their registration. This will take place on Wednesday, September 4th, at 7pm SHARP!
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 4th, at 7pm
Season Schedule: October – April; Thursday & Sunday Evenings
Team Fees: $1,000 per team for GP Community Members
Head Organizer: Tracy Eastman – President
The local Ladies Volleyball League contains 10 tiers of teams ranging from the highly competitive to the simply going out to have some fun and being active. Check out their website for more information on how you can join the fun and practice your passing, digging, attacking, with your teammates and meet new people in the process!
Registration Process: fill out the specific League Registration Form with your teammates and send into the League organizers directly. Their Contact info is available using their website link below.
Registration Deadline: Team Reg. Fee & Team Roster must be submitted by September 20th, 2013
Season Schedule: September 30th – mid-April; Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Evenings
Team Fees: $900 per team for GP Community Members
Head Organizer: Tanya Garnish - President
The GP Curling Club has put together a mini league specifically for GPRC students!! Featuring your own opportunity to try out the sport, learn a few things and have a blast playing this Canadian pastime. Have fun each week learning the tricks of Curling and compete in a fun and relaxing environment. Don’t have any curling equipment? That’s ok, the Curling Centre has got you covered, they’ve got everything you need. Can’t drive to the Curling Centre? There’s a bus stop right outside the Centre doors. Simply jump on the city bus from right here on GPRC Campus and make your way there in a flash.
For those wanting to try something new and learn as much as they can, you’ll be happy to know that experienced lovers of the game, will be in attendance to offer you tips and feedback in order to develop your own skills. Each week will feature the teachings of a different skill so you can continue to have fun learning and becoming more familiar with the great game of Curling.
At the conclusion of the curling matches, another opportunity to socialize with fellow curlers will be available in the Upstairs Lounge and allow you to appreciate the essence of Curling – strong social relationships and team bonding. Dinner specials will be offered to all League participants!
Registration Process: fill out the Curling Club registration form with your teammates and send into head organizer Charlene Robinson directly. Her Contact info is available below...
Registration Deadline: October 1st at 2:00pm
Season Schedule: October 8th – November 26th : Tuesday Evenings from 4pm – 5:30pm
Winter Semester: January 7th - March 4th (No Curling week of February 17th)
Team Fees: $60 per person / $240 per team; payment made out to GP Curling Club
Head Organizer: Charlene Robinson - Manager
Racquet Ball is available at the local Eastlinks Centre on the south end of Grande Prairie. They've always new tournaments and special events opening up, with the added option of Drop In nights. Check out their website for details on how you can take part and have some fun hitting a little rubber ball with all your might!
Website: Eastlinks Centre - Racquetball
Fall Mixed Adult Squash League
All skill levels welcome. Wristband required to be in the courts.
Season Schedule: October 3rd - December 19th; Thurs 06:00 PM-10:00 PM
Fees: $50 per person
Want to meet and challenge new players but are unable to commit to Thursday nights? Join the Eastlink Centre ladder and you can book your own courts and challenge yourself. All matches and scores are accessed online. See if you can make it to the top. Members can join at any time during the session. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website.
Eastlink Centre Mixed Squash Ladder $15.00/member (onetime fee) 40245
All players must wear a wristband when on the courts
Want to meet and challenge new players but are unable to commit to certain nights due to prior commitments. Join our ladders and book your own courts and challenge yourself. All matches and scores are accessed online. See if you can make it to the top. For more information see our website or contact Nora-Lee Gilkyson at email@example.com.
Eastlink Centre Mixed Racquetball Ladder $15.00/member (onetime fee) 40246
All players must wear a wristband when on the courts
If you’re looking for a fast paced and entertaining way to stay active over the cold winter months, then sign your team up into the GP Men’s Basketball League! There are two separate divisions, A and B both totaling roughly 20 teams each year. The A Division hosts recent ex-College players to wise veterans of the game, all featuring coordinated efforts as they move up and down the court. Meanwhile the B Division is a little slower and fun for any new comer. Check out their website for details, or contact the league president below. Games are refereed and typically last 1 ½ hours. A highly fun and energizing way to stay active.
Registration Process: fill out the attached League Registration Form with your teammates and send into the League organizers directly. Their Contact info is available using their website link below.
Registration Deadline: Last week of September - Fees & Team Rosters due Sept. 27th
Season Schedule: September – March ; Tuesdays/Thursday evenings
Team Fees: Approx. $2,200 per team
Head Organizer: Jason Lainchbury - President
Ladies League is a great way to play a great a game with some even better people! Each year GP Ladies Rec Basketball grows as women, young and younger, obtain a great experience of competition and camaraderie in an active environment. Sign up today and have some fun!
Ladies DROP-IN Nights are also available on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd from 7:30 - 9:30pm at Alexander Forbes School (7240 Poplar Drive)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th from 7:30pm - 9:30pm at Maude Clifford School (9206 Lakeland Drive)
Ladies over the age of 16 can come out for a fun night of basketball... just give Janet Braun a heads up at 780-897-1512, or simply for more information about ladies league.
Registration Process: the Team Administrator/Captain, or individual registrant, must provide Janet Braun - League President - with their Full Names, Birthdates, and to which team they will be playing on. Players must be over the age of 16 years old, and cannot be playing on a College, University or High School team while participating in the Ladies Basketball League. There are no team caps, so the more the merrier!!
Registration Deadline: End of September
Season Schedule: October – March: Wednesday Evenings
Team Fees: Approx. $1,700 per team
Facebook Page: GP Ladies Basketball
Head Organizer: Janet Braun - President
League Rules & Constitution can be found here. It simply states the League requirements, expectations, eligibility, team responsibilities and details about the season format.
Ultimate Frisbee is simply one of those Rec Sports that’s just plain awesome! It’s a great way to play a great a game with some even better people! Get a great experience of competition and camaraderie in an active environment. Sign up or drop in at one of their ‘Open Gym’ nights, and have some fun!
Whether games are played outside or inside, it doesn’t matter, there’s always a drop-in session, tournament or ongoing league taking place that’s a guaranteed time. People of all skill levels and capabilities are welcome to take part in this fast growing rec league.
Season Schedule: Wednesday Evenings from 8pm - 9:30pm at the Grande Prairie Leisure Centre. When you arrive, speak with one of the Ultimate Frisbee Representatives before you start playing.
Team Fees: Drop in Fee - $10 per person (cash only). If you currently have your own drop in punch card to the Eastlink Centre, or Eastlink Membership you may use that instead of paying the $10 fee!
Facebook Page: GP Ultimate Frisbee
Head Organizer: Mike Serediak – Head Coordinator
League Email - GP Ultimate Frisbee