“All Aboard!” The S.S. Spirit Docks at RIMAC

RecreationIntercollegiate athletics (ICA) and Sports Facilities teamed up last week to decorate RIMAC for the annual Spirit Week competition. Spirit Week centers around the start of the Triton man’s and women’s basketball seasons and involves games, spirited decorating of department building and dorms, and pep rallies. DSC_0493 Spirit week ends this Friday, January 24th with the first women’s and men’s basketball games of the season (5:30pm and 7:30pm) and the presentation of the Spirit Night Trophy. Don’t have any plans? Then make sure to come to RIMAC this Friday to cheer on your fellow Tritons! Hurry and see the U.S.S. Spirit before it sets sail!
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Explore Your Backyard


One of Recreation’s nine program areas is Outback Adventures, a guided trip program built “to provide opportunities for challenge, leadership, community and environmental responsibility through adventure experiences.”

What does this mean? Long story short, it means that here at UCSD Recreation, we provide some outrageously cool experiences in the form of guided outdoor adventures with qualified, experienced guides at very affordable prices. Each quarter, Outback Adventures leads several unique trips to amazing locations around the Southwest. You have a free weekend, so why not spend it skiing through the gorgeous snow in Bear Mountain? If the cold isn’t your cup of tea, maybe try a day exploring the canyons and caves of Anza Borrego or venturing across Baja California on horseback. DSC_0039 Whatever your interest, Outback Adventures is sure to have something for you. See below for a complete schedule of Winter 2014 trips, and be sure to visit the Recreation website and register now!



Spring Break

With such a diverse group of trips, it’s not surprising that many students highlight their Outback Adventures experience as one of the best in their college years. outback3 Beautiful scenery, low prices, and expert guides make for a pretty perfect trip… why not go on an Adventure (or two) yourself?
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Recreation 101

The new year brings new resolutions and for many of us those resolutions are to live a healthier more active life. UC San Diego has one of the biggest Recreation departments in the nation offering a diverse range of classes, programs and activities to help your achieve your goals. As a UC San Diego student or Rec card holder you get free access to any of our three facilities and awesome prices on classes, programs and trips. Not to mention the range of activities and convenience is nearly impossible to find anywhere else.Try something new this year; you never know what you might love! Here is a quick Recreation 101 for those of you who are new to UCSD or unfamiliar with Rec. wordpressFitLife combines elements of recreation with an emphasis on fitness and well-being. FitLife offers popular fitness classes like Zumba, Cycling and Yoga as well as personal services including personal training, private massage, and nutritional consultations. informalInformal Recreation is time allotted for participation in an unstructured recreation activity including basketball, badminton, cardio machines, volleyball, racquetball, squash, tennis, table tennis, weight lifting, and swimming.  Grab a buddy or go solo at one of our three convenient facilities around campus. Check recreation.ucsd.edu for hours. IMThe Intramural Sports program is your home base for recreational team sports activities. Get a team of friends together or join on to an existing team. Sports vary quarter to quarter from soccer to intertube waterpolo and dodge ball, there is something for everyone! MastersMasters programs offer professional and quality workouts for swimming, running and triathlons. Get in great shape or train for a race/triathlon under our highly experienced coaches and along side other motivated athletes. Young women kayaking on the Sea of Cortez, MexicoOutback Adventures has everything you need for outdoor exploration and fun. Go on one of the many quarterly planned trips, grab a group of students or colleagues to tough out the Odyssey Ropes course or try out rock climbing at the Outback Climbing Center in Canyonview. Also visit the Outback Surf shop and rental store on campus to get the gear for your own adventure. Chloe SplitsRec Classes has a wide variety of instructional classes and workshops. Learn a new skill or improve on an existing one. Classes include everything from circus arts, dance, and martial arts to fencing, tennis, and gymnastics. Recreation Department SportsclubUCSD Sports Clubs provides students with the opportunity to experience the commitment, challenge and enjoyment of competitive sports teams. Sports Clubs teams are student directed and represent a diverse set of interests including soccer, volleyball, waterpolo, dragonboat, dancesport and more! wakeboardingMission Bay Aquatic Center is one of the world’s largest collegiate instructional waterfront facilities. MBAC was designed for students, faculty and staff of UCSD to enjoy instructional and recreational water sports activities like sailing, rowing, stand up paddling, wake boarding, and windsurfing. Are you ready to get involved? Great! Visit recreation.ucsd.edu to register for classes, sign up for trips, or get in touch with your chosen program area to take the next steps in your fitness career!
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