Canoe Battleship Important Information | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Important Information

  1. To participate in Intramural Sports, a UI Student, Faculty, Staff or Affiliate must purchase an Intramural Sports Membership. Information on how to purchase a membership can be found here. This $20.00/semester membership allows you to participate in almost any Intramural sport/event that semester. There is no cost to register a team, but team members must purchase the Intramural Sports Membership before joining/creating a team.
  2. Each team is guaranteed participation in at least two heats, however, there will be some wait time for teams between heats.
  3. There is no limit to the size of a team’s roster, though large rosters may make it hard for all members to participate. Each roster is required to have a minimum of four participants to complete registration.
  4. Team captains may add players to the roster up until the event’s scheduled start time.
  5. Before the event, all players must present a valid UI or government-issued photo ID to participate.
  6. Teams must participate with a minimum of three or four players in a canoe, and one serving as a “Boat Guide” who will be positioned in the water to guide the team’s canoe.
  7. Any forfeit/no-show will result in a Forfeit Fine equal to $50.00 charged to the team captain’s U-Bill.
  8. Teams can compete in the year-long Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner for a chance to win awesome prizes. For details on the Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner, click here.
  9. Each competing organization is allowed only one team entry to accumulate points in the Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner, but there is no maximum on the amount of teams that can register for an organization. The top finishing team for each organization will be counted towards the point total. Teams must designate their organization affiliations before the event begins.
  10. To receive Co-Rec points in the Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner, each team must have at least two males and two females signed-in and participating for the team at all times.
  11. Want to work for Intramural Sports? We work around classes and other conflicts with flexible scheduling, and you can still play Intramural Sports. To find out how to become an official, visit our Becoming an Official webpage!
  12. Want to play but don't have a team? You can join as a Free Agent on if you have paid the Intramural Sports Membership Fee, or you can join our Free Agent Group on Facebook to connect with other people looking for more players to form a team. Listing yourself as a Free Agent does not guarantee you will be on a team, although the Intramural Sports Office will help try to facilitate formation of a Free Agent team.