Intramural Sports options expand as November begins

30 October 2018

Robert Ryan

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UCCS intramural events are scheduled on a monthly basis, and with November approaching new events are looming on the horizon.

October’s intramural tournaments and leagues included the Big Pink Volleyball Tournament, a doubles table tennis tournament, an 8-ball billiards tournament, and a kickball tournament held at Alpine Field.

“The Intramural Sports Program provides students, faculty and staff members with fun and entertaining sports and activities on both recreational and competitive levels,” according to the UCCS Campus Recreation webpage. “All skill levels are welcome and no prior experience necessary.”

November’s events will include 2-on-2 badminton, 4-on-4 canoe battleship and speed climbing. All of the competitions are one day tournaments. One day tournaments are an option for students who do not have the time to commit to a full league season, allowing one day participation with friends and other students.

“The one-day tournaments are really fun and can be pretty goofy,” said Gwendolyn De Graaf, an assistant with the UCCs Campus Recreation program. “There is a really relaxed atmosphere and it’s great if you’re looking for a way to spend a day.”

The opening competition of the month will be the 2-on-2 Badminton tournament, which will be held on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center. It is held with an “open format,” which allows both men and women to play together on the same team.

Nov. 8  features two simultaneous events at the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center Pool at 7 p.m.

The log rolling competition involves two contestants standing on a floating log and trying to knock each other off before they fall themselves. Students who would like to compete in Log Rolling are encouraged to bring their friends to compete against.

Canoe battleship will also be taking place at 7 p.m., and is a 4-on-4 tournament open to any combination of men and women on a team. In this competition, the goal is to to sink the other team’s canoe by any means necessary — before they can sink yours.

To close out the month, a speed climbing competition will be held at the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29. The climbing wall is located at the SOLE Center in the Gallogly Recreation Center, near the pool locker rooms.

All students are encouraged to participate in intramural sports, and the only cost is a $7 fee to join a particular competition, or a $15 sport pass, which gives unlimited access to all UCCS sporting events for the entire semester. Students interested in purchasing the pass can find more information on the fusion website or at the Recreation and Wellness Center.

Regardless of experience or knowledge on a given sport, the one-day tournaments offered are an opportunity for students to remain active, as well as meet other students and learn more about new sports and competitions.