November 18, 2018

By ASHLEY IDLE

Pull out your sneakers, students. September brings the beginning of the intramural season.

Conestoga athletics will be offering many different ways to get active this school year. The athletic department runs intramurals, extramurals, fitness classes and drop-in sports nights for anyone interested in keeping fit during the school year.

In intramurals, there will be three-on-three basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, ice hockey and ball hockey. Registration will take place from the beginning of school until Sept. 19. Captain’s meetings will be held Sept. 20 and 21.

All leagues will start play by either the end of September or the beginning of October. For more information about potential intramural opportunities, the LCD screens in the main cafeteria will show what you need to know. Also keep an eye on message boards around campus for more information.

Anyone interested in competitive hockey can try out for the extramural hockey teams. There are both men’s and women’s teams, and both compete with other colleges in a tournament environment. Men’s tryouts will start around the middle of September and women’s at the end of September.  Dates and times will be posted on the athletic website at www.conestogc.on.ca/recreation.

If you can’t commit to an intramural or extramural sport for a whole term, there are other options for keeping fit.  There will be sports tournaments for those who just want to get out and play. This term, the athletics department is planning a volleyball tournament in November.  Next term will see indoor soccer and basketball.  There will also be a squash ladder run, pending interest.

New for the 2011/2012 school year there will be drop-in sports nights. These will be set up during free gym time and encompass a variety of sports. Check the website for what sports will be offered and when. It’s a great way to get out and meet new people without the weekly commitment usually needed for intramurals.

Finally, there will be fitness classes offered beginning on the week of Sept. 19.

For any information on intramural or extramural sports, contact Katie McCartney at kmccartney@conestogac.on.ca or at 519-748-5220 ext. 2317.

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