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Annual Recstravaganza

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At this years Recstravaganza, there will be free food (while supplies last), t-shirts (while supplies last), giveaways, real-life Mario Kart, Dance Demos, Golden ROute Showcase , Student/Campus Organization Tabling, Dance Club Sports Highlights, our 2nd Annual Rubber Duck Race, and so much more!

Grab a friend and join us for a night at our fun-filled extravaganza party!


  • What to expect?

    Recstravaganza will kick off on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 4 pm. Students participating in the event will need to stop by our Check-In Table located in the lobby of the UAB Campus Recreation Center, where they will scan their ENGAGE Event Pass and receive their Recstravaganza Punch Cards.

    Once Checked-In, each student will have the option to visit any of our Recstravaganza Activity Areas, where they will engage in various activities related to each the UAB URec programming or facility areas.

  • Recstravazanza Activity Areas and Schedule

    2nd Annual Recstravaganza Rubber Duck Race

    During Recstravaganza, University Recreation will have a Rubber Duck Race in our Leisure River!

    The Race will begin at 6:30 pm on October 26th. All Student Organizations, Groups of Students, UAB Departments, etc, are invited to "register" a duck to compete in the race.

    The Guidelines are simple:

    • Register your duck using this link by October 10th to ensure a race spot:

      Rubber Duck Race Registration

    • Make sure you are in the URec Pool Area by 6:15 pm on October 26th
    • You must have 1 representative from your student organization in attendance (but the more people cheering the better)
    • No oversized or "giant" ducks. NO MOTORIZED DUCKS or any modified duck. URec staff will examine all ducks to ensure they are not modified. If we suspect modification, you will be asked to use a duck provided by University Recreation.
    • Audience members are welcome to join us in cheering on the ducks but are not allowed to interfere with their travel down the river.

    More Official Rules:

    • Once ducks are launched, they are on their own, except URec staff reserves the right to free them if they get caught in vents or any other spots that are hindering their ride down the river.
    • Decisions of the judges stationed at the finish line will be final.
    • Winners will be announced at the end of the race
    • Winners will be asked to stay after all the races are completed for a group picture!
    • (There will be a prize for the winner, tbd)
  • Giveaway Prizes Explained

    Each student that participates in an activity within Recstravaganza will earn a stamp on there punch card they recieved at check-in. Students that earn the appropriate amount of stamps will then take their punch card back to the lobby to recieve a free t-shirt (while supplies last). Students will then take that same card to Court 1 in order to receive a plate for food. At the first table they will then submit their punch card to be entered into a drawing for 1 of 5 giveaways.

    Be sure to stop by our Punch Card / Check-Out Table before you leave!

  • Raffle Prizes

    Giveaway 1


    Giveaway 2


    Giveaway 3


    Giveaway 4


    Giveaway 5


Competitive Sports – Come show us your Mario Kart skills by participating in our first ever real life Mario Kart Race! Contestants will meet us on Center Court to try their hand at the most fun and interactive obstacle course you've ever tried!

Sports enthusiasts, you will have a chance to meet and talk to our Club Sports representatives. Each team will showcase their sport and will share with you all the necessary details for you to join their club or come out this year and support them during their competitive events.

Location #1: Center Court & (Entry Level)

  • 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm – 3 Real Life Mario Kart
  • Location #2: Court 3 & (Entry Level)

  • 4 pm – 6:15 pm - Yardgames (Cornhole, KanJam, Ladder Golf, etc)

Location #3: Court 2 (Entry Level)

  • 4 pm – 5 pm – Dance Club Sports Highlights

Fitness & Wellness

Ready to have the most fun Dance Party with your URec family? Join us on Court 2 for some awesome dance demos and dance classes! Our Club Ballroom Team will be there to show you some moves and our dance instructor Lex will be out on the floor doing dance class demos for YOU to try and get your groove on! During Recstravaganza we will also be having free access to any F45 class during the time frame! Listed below are the options:

Location #1: Court 2 (Entry Level)

  • 4:15 - 4:30 - Ballroom Dance Session 1
  • 4:45 - 5:00 - Ballroom Dance Session 2
  • 5:15 - 5:30 - Dance with Lex Session 1
  • 5:45 - 6:00 - Dance with Lex Session 2
  • 4:00-6:30 - All things Fitness Table

Location #2: Free F45 (Level 3)

  • 5:30 - 6:15 - F45 with Auguste

Adventure Recreation – Ready to challenge yourself? Stop by our Climbing wall to reach new heights by climbing on our latest route,the Golden Route, or by testing your coordination and balance in our climbing competition.

Location #1: Climbing Wall (Mezzanine)

  • 4 pm – 6:15 pm – Golden Route

Aquatics ;

Location #1: Pool (Level 1)

  • 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – 2nd Annual Rubber Duck Race