September 26, 2020

By MARK FITZGERALD
The dodgeball court has been buffed and the ice rink has been resurfaced; it’s time for intramurals.
Conestoga’s intramural program kicked off this semester with a decent turnout. Topping the participant list this year are indoor soccer and ice hockey, as usual.
The same sports will be offered again in the winter semester, giving all teams  a fresh start. Winter term intramural signups begin the first week back in January.
Ilana Romanow, athletic technician at Conestoga College, is running the intramural program and said even though intramural sports are recreational, they are still very competitive. She said one student has signed up for three sports and plans to do more in the winter term.
It is possible to start a new intramural sport if there is enough interest behind it. Romanow said that basketball would probably be the next one to join the list.
“I would consider basketball. We have a lot of people come in to play, but there is no commitment for any teams,” said Romanow.
She also said she would like to start a new program involving swimming if Conestoga had a pool, but at this point in time, that idea is going to have to sit on the backburner.
Brandon Jaekel, a first-year pre-service firefighting student, has suggested that the college add ultimate frisbee if there is enough interest.
“I love ultimate frisbee,” he said.
However, other students are happy with the current lineup of sports, particularly ball and ice hockey.
“I like hockey, so I’m pretty much covered,” said Steve Pyne, another first-year pre-service firefighting student.
If you have new program  ideas or would like to be a timekeeper or referee for these games, contact Ilana Romanow at iromanow@conestogac.on.ca for more information.