10 Wonderful Winter Recreation Wonders

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With a new quarter comes new things to do with UCSD Recreation! We’ve come up with a list of things for everyone to enjoy this winter quarter whether it be wanting to get in shape, go on a trip, or learn a new skill.  After eating all that holiday food over break, the perfect way to get back in shape is through one of hundreds of our Recreation activities, but here is a list of 10 things to get you thinking: 1. Fit Yoga Pass This is a NEW affordable, flexible, and fun pass to get you active and try practicing different kinds of fitness and yoga! Instead of signing up for a certain type of fitness or yoga class like how it was in the past, you can buy the new Fit Yoga Pass for $65 if you are a student ($105 for members/$150 for non-members) which will give you access to ALL the fitness/yoga classes offered! That means you could try a new class everyday of the week! There are over 70 classes offered per week and this pass allows you to attend all of them, so go to as many or as few as you like! The schedule of classes can be found here. 2. Personal Wellness We offer Student and Graduate Student Personal Wellness programs and that consist of an initial physical fitness assessment, entrance interviews, six weeks of small group fitness training and a follow-up fitness personalized program design. These Wellness Programs will give you the opportunity to create a lifestyle of well-being and helping you achieve your fitness goals. Did I mention it is FREE too? 3. Intramurals Another way to stay in shape but while also spending time with friends is playing intramurals! For Winter quarter there’s basketball, team bowling, passing league football (men’s), soccer, 4-on-4 volleyball, and team rock climbing. And the best part is that is it’s only $7 to play unlimited intramurals for the quarter! So gather a group of friends and make a team for one or more of these awesome intramural sports. 4.Ski and Ride Outback trips Here in sunny San Diego you don’t often get to see snow, so why not go on an Outback Adventures trip to go snowboarding or skiing! On this day trip you will get to take a break and carve it up at the best nearby snow to campus; Bear Mountain (Feb. 20th) or Mountain High (Jan. 21st or Jan. 29th). Outback will take care of getting you there, all you have to worry about is how much fun you’ll have on this snowy trip. Lift ticket is included in the price and all participants will receive 20% off a ski or snowboard rental packages through Outback 5. Sunset Kayak Mission Bay Another cool trip that Outback offers is their Sunset Kayak Mission Bay trip. Imagine the beauty of Mission Bay, the sunset and city lights reflecting off of the calm water as you peacefully kayak throughout the bay. I wouldn’t want to miss this! And even better, no experience is required, so feel free to come enjoy this calming scene while practicing your kayaking skills no matter your level. 6. Argentine Tango-Fundamentals & Beyond If you’d prefer to stay inside this “chilly” winter, maybe a dance class is the perfect option for you! Our Argentine Tango is a basic technique class where you can practice your social dancing including posture and balance, dance frame, leading and following, and more. And you’ll be able to dance the Argentine Tango by the end of the class! There is a mix and mingling of partners, so you’ll be able to meet new people while learning new dance skills. 7. Wrestling Takedowns Workout Another great indoor class is our Wrestling Takedowns Workout rec class, which will cover a basic introduction to wrestling throws, sweeps, and shots, all of which are commonly used in martial arts. This is a class for all levels of wrestling and a great place for you to hone your wrestling skills this winter! 8. Winter’s Chill Climbing Comp and BBQ On Saturday, February 11th from 2pm-6pm, Outback Climbing Center will be hosting Winter’s Chill Climbing Comp and BBQ! Come check out this casual climbing competition in the Climbing Center located in Canyonview as you enjoy a BBQ, drinks, and climb with others. It’s only $10 for the climbing and BBQ! All skill sets are welcome since it is a casual competition. Get to know other climbing enthusiasts at this comp! 9. Drop, Guac & Roll If you like FREE guac and corn tortillas, come to Drop, Guac & Roll on Jan. 31st, Feb. 21st, or March 7th from 5:30pm-6pm in the Tiki room at Main Gym to make your own corn tortillas and roll up a guacamole taco! It’s first come, first served, so make sure to get their early. I wouldn’t want to miss out on this yummy, FREE food session. 10. Lift at Spanos Did you know there is a brand new, state-of-the-art lifting facility North of RIMAC by the track and field? Spanos is the newest weight room on campus and has open Rec hours for all students and Rec Card members FREE of charge. Hours: Mon-thur, 6:30-10:30pm, Fri 6:30-9pm, Sat CLOSED, Sun 7-10pm. Hopefully this list got you thinking on what you want to do this quarter to get in shape! There are hundreds of other activities offered through UCSD Recreation, so even if none of these peak your interest, check out our website so you can get involved, stay active, and have fun this Winter quarter.
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Sports Clubs 2016 “Dodge Wars”

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Every year multiple Sports Club teams get together for a chance at dodgeball glory and the opportunity to be declared champion. This year’s Sports Clubs Dodgeball Extravaganza was nothing short of spectacular dodges, ducks, dips, dives, and dodges. 12 Sports Clubs teams battled it out on December 3 in this year’s video game themed event. Teams came dressed up as The Sims, FIFA17, PacMan, Fruit Ninja, and more. Even the staff brought the fun with their very own display of the classic Tetris. However, the Dragon Boat team ended up winning the “Best Costume” award for their trendy PokemonGo display. IMG_5583 IMG_5586 IMG_5568 IMG_5599 In addition, teams were able to bring food that was donated to the Triton Food Panty and/or clothing which was donated to the Salvation Army. Women’s Soccer won the award for “Most Donations” for the second year in a row. One of the captains, Amy Schwartz, said, “We may not ever win the competition, but we pride ourselves on giving back the most.” This year’s games were best out of 7 in a double elimination bracket. After the first few rounds, several teams showed they had what it took to be champions, while some others fell short. Everyone got some cool raffle prizes though! The final rounds had Men’s Soccer vs. Water Polo where Men’s Soccer came out victorious, but they soon fell to Men’s Volleyball who had lost to Baseball in the previous round. With Men’s Soccer, our 2015 Dodgeball Champions taking 3rd place, the competition for 1st place was between the undefeated Baseball Team and Men’s Volleyball. Men’s Volleyball, the underdogs, took the first game 4-3, but since Baseball hadn’t lost, they had another shot at the top. With exhaustion setting in and tension building, both teams took their places for the last round of 7. With back and forth wins, it still wasn’t clear who would come out on top. In the end, the Men’s Volleyball team took the title of “2016 Dodgeball Champion” with some serious “never give up, never surrender” attitude and the perfect dodge. Baseball was definitely bummed, but they will be back for sweet revenge next year! For more information, on how to join this amazing Sports Clubs community and have your shot at being named dodgeball champion, contact the team captains by visiting  recreation.ucsd.edu/sports-clubs/  
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Seeking Challenge Course Facilitators!

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Want a fun, challenging and rewarding job? Become a Challenge Course Facilitator for our Outback Adventures Challenge Course on campus! Challenge Course Facilitator Job Announcement: The UCSD Challenge Course is seeking dedicated individuals to hire and train as facilitators. Ideal applicants for this entry-level position possess a combination of both interpersonal and technical skills. The Challenge Course staff is made up of part-time/contract student and non-student facilitators. Facilitators develop skills and experience through a process that includes initial training, mentoring, shadowing, and on-going training and skills development. About the UCSD Challenge Course: The UCSD Challenge Course provides adventure-based teambuilding program designed to develop communication and teamwork through challenging activities. Our course is located in the eucalyptus forest on the beautiful UCSD campus, an ideal setting for a variety of ground-based and high course activities. Our programs serve campus, community, and corporate groups, providing each an opportunity to problem solve and overcome obstacles as a team—from up to 45 above the ground. Winter Orientation/ Training: Thursday-Sunday, January 5-8, 2017 Our fall training will provide future facilitators with the foundational knowledge to confidently guide groups through teambuilding/leadership programs on and off the course, including facilitation and technical skills training. All accepted applicants will be required to complete this 40-hour training before being hired by UCSD. Scheduling and Pay Following the training and shadowing process, Facilitators can expect to work between 6-30 hours/week through the busy program season (May-October). There rest of the year can still be quite busy but the work is not consistent. Beginning pay is $12/hour for Students and $14/hour for non-students. Application To learn more and apply, visit https://recreation.ucsd.edu/challenge-course/facilitator-training/  If you have additional questions, please contact Denise Ouellette, Challenge Course Director, at 858-822-3558, or email teamchallenge@ucsd.edu.   Important Dates  Application Deadline: Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016   Date                                            Event                            Time Wedesday, Dec 14                  Application Deadline        - - -                               - - - Dec 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16      Group Interviews          Workday/Evening           Outback Adventures Office Thursday, Jan 5                     Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course Friday, Jan 6                          Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course Saturday, Jan 7                      Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course Sunday, Jan 8                        Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course
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