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Fall Workshops


While UCSD Recreation is known to have classes, trips, workout facilities, and sports, we also offer cooking, fine arts, and DIY workshops each quarter! Check out some of the awesome ones we have coming up:


Mexican Food on a Budget On November 13th from 5-7pm, you can learn how to make budget friendly, real Mexican food like your mom would make. Why spend money on some of your favorite Mexican food dishes from restaurants when you can learn how to make them at home for every day meals! You'll learn new recipes and will then be able to make delicious food at home. It’s only $25 to attend this workshop, and you’ll get a lifetime of cooking skills.

Learn to Sew Now that you are away from home, sewing would be a good skill to learn! This course covers the basic sewing skills needed for machine stitching including: how to use a machine, following a pattern, creating seams, altering and hemming, all while working on fun projects. You’ll be able to fix your clothes without your mom’s help, and if you are creative enough, it could give you the push you need to start designing clothes! Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays starting Oct. 30th from 5-7pm. It’s only $45 for students and rec-card holders, and $60 for everyone else. Check out one of these workshops this quarter, and keep an eye out for our workshops next quarter too! These unique workshops are always fun, plus you get to learn a new, valuable skill. Sign up today!
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Fall Fun with Recreation

Welcome back UCSD! Here are a few of the things we have for all students to use and participate in throughout fall quarter to keep you active and healthy: Facilities We have 4 main facilities for students to use: RIMAC, Main Gym, Canyonview, and Spanos Athletic Performance Center. RIMAC is our largest facility and has a weight room, basketball courts, racquetball courts, fitness machines, and our Wellness Studio. Main Gym has a weight room and basketball courts, as well as a natatorium. There's also Canyonview which houses a small weight room, two large outdoor pools, a hot tub and the Outback Climbing Center. And lastly, we have Spanos, which has state-of-the-art weight lifting equipment and is located by the track. All of these facilities are open for students to use, just make sure to check out each facility's hours before you go! Intramural Sports A fun way to get involved is to join one of our intramural teams! For Fall, there's basketball, dodgeball, flag football, indoor soccer, innertube water polo, team rock climbing, team tennis, volleyball, and beach volleyball doubles. The sports change each quarter, so if you don't see your favorite sport listed, look at our website to see upcoming quarters. Intramurals are an awesome way to compete with your friends and peers in a fun social setting. Grab a group of friends to form your own team or join an existing team! Sports Clubs If you are looking for a more serious commitment to a sports team, there's 30 sports club teams for you to choose from! They exist primarily to give interested students the opportunity to experience the commitment, challenge, and enjoyment of a competitive sport. These teams play teams from other colleges, so you'll get to travel. It's a nice intermediate step from intramural sports to NCAA level. These teams are perfect if you are looking to have a year-round sports experience while getting close to your teammates. Make sure to find the sport for you ASAP, as most of these teams have info sessions or tryouts coming up.   Fit Yoga Pass Last year, we created the Fit Yoga Pass which gives all users the ability to go to ANY of the 70+ classes we offer each week. And the amount of times you can use it is UNLIMITED! The classes offered are yoga, fitness, cycling, meditation, pilates, cardio, and bootcamp classes, so you can chose as many classes you want to go to each week and check them all out! The Fit Yoga Pass is a great way to stay active, try out different classes, and have it be flexible with your schedule, plus it's only $65 for a student pass! Climbing Center Pass If you've never been to the Outback Climbing Center before, you can go FREE for your first time! It doesn't matter if you are a new student or a returning one, if you've never climbed at OCC before (located in Canyonview) it's completely free during any of their open climbing hours. If you try it out and decide you'd love to climb again, Day passes are $5, 10 Day passes are $45, or a quarter pass is $50. But make sure to go check out OCC to use your free first time pass! Just walk in and tell them you are a first time visitor. Workshops At UCSD Recreation, we not only offer fitness classes; we have fun workshops too! This quarter, we are offering these 1-day workshops: Tamale Workshop, Yoga-Thai Massage, Cooking-Mexican Food on a Budget, and Yoga Meditation and the Brain. Our multi-day workshops include: Guitar, Sewing, and Drawing. Make sure to sign up quickly, since spots can go fast!   Personal/Small Group Training If you are trying to get in shape this quarter, our personal or small group training may be perfect for you! You'll get to work with a trainer who will help develop a training plan that best fits your needs and will be there to guide you through your workouts. They can also help assess your nutritional needs. Instruction may include goal setting, weight training, aerobic training, weight loss, strength gain, weight gain--whatever your goals may be! To schedule a personal training session, email and allow 1-2 weeks to schedule an appointment. If you want to participate in Strength & Small Group training, you can sign up on our Rec shop online. Massages Even though the stress of classes hasn't hit yet, it's never too early to sign up for a relaxing massage! Start the quarter out right by getting a relaxing, soothing, private massages with one of our certified massage therapists. Choose from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, or Heated Stone massage. If you buy 7 private massages, you can get one free!   Gear Rentals Visit Outback Rental Shop if you are in some need of gear for your upcoming trip or adventure! They rent out sporting, snow, watersports, and camping/outdoor equipment to students. You can rent for a day, a weekend, or a week at a time. It's a great way to have all the equipment you need for that trip you've been wishing you could go on, but without the hassle or expense of buying brand new equipment! The Rental Shop is located between Sixth apartments and Pepper Canyon Hall.   Aerial Silks Learn the art of silks acrobatics this quarter! It's just like what's performed in Cirque du Soleil. This unique activity helps develop core strength, endurance, and flexibility while teaching you how to climb the silks along with different wraps and drops. We offer multiple levels, including beginner, so no experience is necessary!   Martial Arts The Rec Class Martial Arts program includes classes in 25 traditional art formed derived from Basil, China, Japan, Korea, as well as more modern hybrid arts that bring a more Western approach to the martial arts practices. You can sign up for any of these classes no matter if it's a new skill for you, or if you want to continue your training! To name a few, there's Aikido, Capoeira, T'ai Chi, Wushu all offered, along with many more! If you are looking to compete instead, we have competitive UCSD teams in collegiate tournaments and events. A listing of those teams can be found online here.   Surfing San Diego is home to many premier surf spots. Come learn how to surf, right by campus at Scripps Pier. You are here attending the top ranked surfing campus in the United States, so it's a must to sign up for a surfing class! Our comprehensive surfing classes will teach you the fundamental skills of the sport, including ocean conditions, safety, and proper etiquette. Surfboards are provided for class use.   Kayak Mission Bay Outback Trip La Jolla is so beautiful, so why not see it from a different perspective--out on the water! With Outback Adventures, you can kayak Mission Bay and enjoy the calmness of the water while gliding through the beautiful bay. Sign up on your own to meet new people, or bring a friend! You don't want to miss this trip! Trip dates are Oct. 6th and 8th.   Anza Borrego Caves & Hot Springs Outback Trip Join us on this popular overnight trip. By day we will explore mud caves, palm oases, wildflowers, vistas and Native American Pictographs. By night, we indulge in delicious food from a Dutch oven, soak in the hot springs, and take in the amazing star display far from the contamination of city lights. We will spend Saturday exploring the corners of Arroyo Tapiado Caves with our headlamps. Sunday will find us picking our way through the desert canyons in search of one of the many oases or desert vistas. No Anza-Borrego trip is complete without a stop for famous Julian pie on the way home. This trip has a waiting list every time, so sign up early.   Mission Bay Aquatic Center UCSD Recreation works with Mission Bay Aquatic Center and they have discounted prices for students! Their goal is to help you learn and enjoy activities on and around the beach, free from the academic pressures of campus. San Diego is a community with much of its activity centered around the water, so come down, enjoy the bay, and sign up for a class today! They offer sailing, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, waterskiing, rowing, and windsurfing classes. Or, if you want to go out on the water on your own, you can rent some of their water equipment! As you can see, UCSD Recreation has a lot to offer, so make the time to sign up for at least one class or event this quarter! That way, you can get active, stay healthy, and meet new friends along the way! Keep in mind, these are just a few of the things we all have, so check out our website to see everything else we offer!
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: New Registration Process for 2017-2018

Dear Recreation Participants,
Starting this September, UC San Diego Recreation migrated to a new registration software and online store at All membership renewals, program registrations and more will take place at With this migration, some of our processes have changed. Please see the information below on how to login OR create your account and register for an activity or view membership information. Reminder: Fall Registration Opens September 13th at 7:00am, online and in person.
*We highly recommend logging into your profile and updating your account prior to registration on September 13
Beginning September 7th, at 8:00am UCSD students, staff and faculty can login to your membership profile using your single-sign-on (SSO) credientials. Once logged in, you can sign your new waiver and update your account. Current Rec Card Members and/or Master Program Members: You can login to your profile, sign your new waiver and update your account using your membership credentials (your username and temporary password will be emailed directly to you within the next 24 hours). All Community Members who are not current Recreation Members or Masters Pass Holders need to create a new online profile. Visit the Recreation Online Store and click “Sign Up” in the top right hand corner of your screen.
Sign Into your New Account:
Visit the Recreation Online Store
Activate your profile – you’ll automatically be sent an email with a dedicated link to verify and activate your account.
1. Sign your NEW online Waivers
2. Add your preferred credit card to your account
3. Add your dependents to your profile
4. Register for your favorite programs and trips starting September 13th!
Adding a Credit Card to your Account
1. Login in to the Recreation Online Store
2. Click the dropdown under your user name
3. Click Profile
4. Click Save Payment Info from the options on your left
5. Click Save Card and complete the requested information
Adding Your Dependent(s) to Your Profile
All parents must enroll their children, not themselves, into youth programs.
To do so follow the instructions below on adding dependents.
1. Login in to the Recreation Online Store
2. Click the dropdown under your user name
3. Click Profile
4. Click Add Dependent at the bottom of the page
5. Complete the required informationYour dependent(s) will now be tied to your profile and display as an available option when registering for the program(s) of your choosing.
Recreation Credit on Account-All existing credits on your current Recreation account will be honored. The best way to utilize your credit is to register for programs or purchase memberships in person at RIMAC, Canyonview or Main Gym. Since credit on account cannot be used directly on the new online store, when purchasing programs online you will be asked whether you would like us to retroactively apply existing credit to the online order. Within 5 business days, our staff will apply the credit to your order and you will receive a refund to your card equal to your available credit.
Questions? Call the RIMAC Customer Service Desk at (858) 534-3557
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Stay Strong All Summer Long! Fit-Yoga Pass Session 2 Starts 8/5

Stay Strong All Summer Long with our Fit-Yoga Pas
Our affordable, flexible and fun Fit-Yoga Pass will be offered in two sessions this summer and the summer session 2 passes are on sale NOW! Classes start August 5th and go until September 1st! Prices are $40/50/60* and will be available at the RIMAC Sales Desk and online. (prices include: student/member/community)*
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August Swimming Events Open to All!

We have two awesome swimming events coming to the Canyonview in August, come participate or check them out! UCSD Masters Midnite Madness! Coming to the Canyonview Aquatics Center once again is one of most interesting and fun events for all swimmers....yes, it's Midnite Madness. This year, it's on Saturday, August 19th from 10:30pm to midnite (yawn...). This is a two-person team event, where the teams compete in 'interesting' & 'different' water challenges in the pool. The top 5 teams are chosen to face off in the final event, with awards going to the top three teams. Through it all, Sickie will be serving smoothies, to help soothe the savage beast inside of each contestant. Fun for all. If you're awake...what else are ya doin? ------------------------------------------------------- SWIM 24 Challenge On the weekend of August 26th & 27th, more than 20, 12 person relay teams will once again be swimming for 24 hours to raise awareness and funds for swimming lessons for low income kids and the San Diego Junior Lifeguard Association.  This event has the air of a circus, and in the middle of the night, the atmosphere of a silent movie.  Participate on a team (, or come in to watch and donate to the cause.  Everything is happening at the UCSD Canyonview Aquatics Center...swim for life! Questions? Email Sickie at 2 pools
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We Have Your Weight Loss Solution! Class Starts July 10

This program is for anyone looking for a healthy way to get in shape and combine that with guidance from a Registered Dietician. We only have a few spots left.   The classes start July 10, 2017 at 5 pm.
Looking for a HEALTHY way to become the best version of you? Do you have a desire to get in the best shape of your life? We have the answer for you at UCSD Recreation's Weight Loss Solutions! This is an 8 week small group program that takes place in our private Wellness Studio. Pre and post fitness testing as well as a personalized workout will be designed for you by your expert trainer. A Registered Dietitian will teach you about nutrition, goal-setting, and meet with you individually for a personal consultation to provide you with nutrition recommendations. With the combined efforts of our Certified Trainer and the R.D. you can look forward to an increase in lean muscle which stimulates the metabolism. You can sign up at any of our facilities or online here.
The prices are as follows:
$55.00 Students
$72.00 Rec Card Holders
$90.00 Non Rec Card Holders
If you have any questions please feel free to email Terri Dowie at
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And the Award Goes to…2017 Sports Club Winners!

We wrapped up our season with the 2017 Sports Clubs Banquet, held on June 2nd at the Marina Village Bayview Room, which highlighted all the amazing things our athletes, coaches and teams accomplished this year. Sports Clubs had over 1300 athletes, 11 teams qualified for nationals, and over 190 hours of community service were completed by participants. We also honored 8 individuals for their talents and contributions to their teams and/or the program as well as 2 teams on their all-star performances in community building. And the award goes to…. Male Athlete of the Year Alberto Montilla – Field Hockey
  • Plays on the U21 USA Men’s National Team
  • Plays in a high-level league in LA on weekends
  • Scored multiple times in the Men’s Super Division at Cal Cup (Field Hockey Super Bowl)alberto
Chris Griebenow – Men’s Club Volleyball
  • Leader on and off the court
  • Has played volleyball for 17 years
  • Started in every position during the 16-17 season
  • Played internationally - summer 2016 chris g
Female Athlete of the Year Tran Huynh – Table Tennis
  • Co-Ed Varsity player, a team usually dominated by men
  • Carried women’s team to 1st in Divisionals
  • 1st Place in Women’s Singles
  • Competed at Nationals, winning Women’s Consolation Bracket tran
Captain of the Year Taylor Williams – Dance Team
  • Captain for 3 years
  • Balances schoolwork, research labs, sorority life, and her responsibilities as captain
  • Great communication, organization, & leadership skills.
  • Dedicated to her team and inspirational to her peers taylor
Coach of the Year Tiffany Coles – Women’s Club Water Polo
  • Full-ride to Long Beach State & then transferred to UCSD to play NCAA for a year
  • Coached Granite Hills High School for 6 years & UCSD for the past 3 years
  • Cares about individual athlete & team goals, and leads them to strong league performances
  • Hoping to lead the team to a National Championship tournament in the 2017-2018 season tiffany
Dustin Newell Memorial Award Hannah Caskey & Macey Rafter – Women’s Club Water Polo
  • They supported numerous other Sports Club teams throughout the 16-17 academic year and encouraged their team to attend SC community events.
  • They lead by example both in and out of the pool
  • Macey’s impact will be greatly missed by her team and the Sports Clubs Community next year
  • Hannah will be returning for the 17-18 season and continue to improve upon their success
  • They also represented both Recreation and Sports Facilities as Co-Chairs for the Sports Facilities Advisory Board hannahmacey
Jeff Simon Memorial Award Wing Ly – Women’s Rugby
  • On-field captain who was the first one to the field and the last one off
  • Would have been a contender for MVP, but tore her ACL in the fall of her senior season. She still attended every game, practice, team event, meeting, etc.
  • Helped develop new players with different drills and techniques and took on a coaching role throughout the season
  • Ever since freshman year has done everything to grow in the sport and is truly an inspiration to her teammates, coaches, & peers. wing 
The “One Team” Award Women’s Club Water Polo
  • Participated in every Sports Clubs Community event from Dodgeball and Challenge Course to the Campus Clean-Up.
  • Won the Sports Clubs Super Fan challenge by attending other games and supporting the most teams in the program this year. club water polo
The Community Service Award Dance Team
  • Participated in 4 community service events totaling 23 hours
  • Helped with Celebrate San Diego, an event that celebrated the San Diego community where over 12,000 people attended
  • Had almost full team participation at all events, including working with the Surfing Madonna Ocean Project with their annual Beach Run dance
 Thanks to all of our incredible Sports Clubs Athletes for another amazing year! If you are interested in joining a Sports Club you can find out more information and contact team captains directly here.   
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Summer Fun with Recreation

Even though the academic year is coming to a close doesn't mean things stop at Recreation! Check out some of the awesome things we have going on this summer: Summer Fit-Yoga Pass Rave Card Fitness-Yoga Pass Our new Fitness-Yoga Pass is still available for purchase this summer! And no worries if you are only here for one summer session, since each summer session has a separate pass. So no matter if you are here for one session or two, the Fitness-Yoga Pass is here to help you stay in shape while you explore the 60+ classes offered each week! The pass gets you access to all those classes, including ones like yoga, zumba, cycling, and kickboxing, plus it only costs $50 for students during summer session 1, and $40 for summer session 2. IMG_0235 Intramural Sports It's always fun playing sports with your friends, so why not get a team together for intramurals this summer? You can chose from coed softball, soccer, and basketball, or men's softball. Registration opens late June, so start reaching out to friends to get a team together! Or if you'd prefer to meet new people, you can always sign up by yourself and be added to a team. FREE for students and Rec Card members all summer long. wakesurfing Mission Bay Aquatic Center Summer is the perfect time to get out on the water, and Mission Bay Aquatic Center can help you do so! MBAC offers sailing, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, wake boarding, wakesurfing, waterskiing, rowing, and windsurfing classes, or you can rent their equipment. DSC_0010 edited Outback Adventures Are you going on a trip this summer, but not sure where to get equipment? Outback Rental Shop can help you with all your gear needs! From sporting equipment to watersports to camping, they've got it all, and for great prices too. Or, if you are looking to go on an organized trip, Outback Adventures can plan, outfit, lead, and customize outings and team building events for your group. Check out our website for more information. slide8 Rec Classes Just like any other quarter, Rec Classes are still offered in the summer! It's the perfect time to learn a new activity or improve on an old one. There's swimming, surfing, scuba, circus arts, dance, martial arts, sports, and gymnastic classes with all different levels and times in each category, so the class should fit in easily with your schedule! DSC_0016 Facility Hours If you are taking summer classes, you'll automatically have access to the gym facilities this summer, but if you aren't, make sure to buy a Rec Card! Even if you are a student during the normal year, but not one during the summer, you'll need to buy one (or flex passes or day passes) to have access to all the facilities. Click here to see facility hours.
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Recreation Student Staff Award Winners (click to see the video!)

On May 21 we held our annual Recapalooza, our student staff appreciation Recreation pool party, to thank and award our amazing student staff for all they do. Check out the recap video below! An extra shoutout to our award winners this year:
Male Employee of the Year: Chis Grebenow (Sports Clubs)
Female Employee of the Year: Emily Kunselman (Outback)
Male Outstanding Service: Francisco Salinas (Intramurals)
Female Outstanding Service: Alenoush Aslanian (Aquatics)
Male Healthy Living: Garen Doyle (Rec Classes)
Female Healthy Living: Madalynne Carattini (Fit Life)
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Goodbye and Thanks to the Outback Adventures Surf Shop! Watch our Farewell Video Here

We want to send a heartfelt farewell to the our very own Outback Adventures Surf Shop. The Shop, located on Library Walk, will be closing it's door at the end of this month. The Surf Shop has been providing UCSD with the best gear, apparel and service for the past 8 years and we will be sad to see it go. Stop by to give your final goodbyes and buy some awesome stuff at closing store prices!  
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Now Hiring Knock Around Camp Counselors!

Will you be around San Diego during summer break? Want a fun, rewarding job on campus? Become a Knock Around camp counselor! Applicants need to like working with kids, enjoy being active and spending time outdoors, and must be creative and up for adventure! You will beed to be available for the whole summer (June 19th-August 25th), Monday-Friday, 7:45am-4:45pm. The starting pay rate is $13/hour. To apply you can email Katie Shaw-Bullock at or check out the application on Port Triton. The deadline to apply is April 14th.
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UC San Diego Triton to Compete in Women’s Lacrosse World Cup

Since its humble beginnings as an indigenous sport of the Native Americans, lacrosse has exploded both in the United States and internationally. The sport, distinct in the fact that players pass and shoot in addition to other movements with a netted racquet, has two versions, the men’s and the women’s game. Two distinct differences between the two games include a lack of contact and very distinct netted racquets which have less of a “pocket” or cavity in the net to hold the ball in women’s lacrosse. Overall the goal of the game is like that of many sports to simply outscore one’s opponents. This upcoming summer there is something only one UCSD Triton will do, compete in the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. Jiyoung Yun, a member of the Women’s Club Lacrosse Team and a first year human biology major from Marshall College, will represent South Korea in the event held every four years. The event will be based in the English city of Guilford, and it will host 28 teams including the United States, England and Canada among other nations. In addition to playing in the World Cup for the first time, Yun herself will be the youngest of the twenty-one-member team sent by South Korea. Furthermore, before she ever steps on the field in England, Yun will also compete in the Asian Pacific Championship games. This lacrosse tournament which includes teams such as Australia, Hong Kong, China and Japan will act as a warm up for the World Cup while also crowning a winner for the continent. To celebrate her achievement and find out more about her experiences and journey up to this point, we got a chance to catch up with her before one of her last practices of winter quarter. The following is a write up of our conversation: When did you start playing lacrosse? “I started playing lacrosse in High School. I have not been playing lacrosse for a long time because the lacrosse community in Korea is not that big, so I have only played for four years.” How did you get contacted to play for the national team? “Since the community is so small, it’s not that small but it is small, so all of the players know each other and all of the coaching staff know who is playing lacrosse. There are about 6 college teams and there are about 8 high school teams for women’s lacrosse.” What first got you into lacrosse? “My uncle he also played for the national team so I knew lacrosse from him and that is how I first started. I went to a foreign language school and [they] had a team.” What do you think of UC San Diego so far? “It’s a very tough school and I have a lot of homework to do, but I like it so far. I like the weather here.” What position do you play? “I play low attack and I sometimes switch with the middies. There are 2 lines, one and two. For line one I play low attack and for line two I play middies.” What are your goals for the rest of the season with the UCSD Club Women’s Lacrosse team? “For our team right now we are ranked thirteenth in the nation so we have our tournament this weekend, so my first goal for this week is to win the tournament. After that, for our season, I want our team to be top ranked.” How about the national team? I think experience because since I am the youngest on the team right now, I am also expecting [to compete] four years after this at the next World Cup. So this time I will be learning from the other upper players and then after 4 years I might be able to play more as a leader.” Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us. It was a pleasure getting to know you and we wish you the best at the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup! Since South Korea’s Women’s Lacrosse federation is so small, Yun will have to pay for her ability to compete in the games. As a result, she has created a GoFundMe account to help her achieve her goals. For more information on her mission and an opportunity to support her journey, please visit: For information on the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup you can visit: For more information on Lacrosse: Written by Rohan Oprisko KOREA LAX
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Spring into Recreation!

With Spring right around the corner, look for new ways to get active with UCSD Recreation! Here's a list of 10 things you can sign up for to get out, meet new people, and improve your well-being, all while having fun! Fit-Yoga Pass SONY DSC Did you hear about the new Fit-Yoga Pass last quarter but you didn’t get to try it out? Well you should in Spring quarter! Once you buy the pass you can take UNLIMITED classes all quarter. There are 75 classes a week and include yoga, pilates, cardio, cycling, mediation and Zumba. Since you can pick which classes you attend each week, this pass will for sure fit into your schedule and keep you fit. Massage Massage-pilates room-4 Who doesn’t need a massage after the long, stressful winter we’ve had? Make sure to get a Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, or Heated Stone Massage to indulge yourself and help you relax. You can buy a 50 minute or 80 minute massage or if you buy 7 private massages, you get one free! Innertube Water Polo IMG_5692 Grab some friends and sign up as an Intramural Innertube Water Polo team! It’d be a fun way to interact with friends, keep active, and laugh at yourself as you struggle to stay in your innertube while playing this fun, goofy sport. You need 7 person teams (4 men/3 women or vice versa) and you can sign up for Sunday or Wednesday nights. Windsurfing windsurfing-1404208_1920 I don’t know about you, but when I tell people that I go to school in La Jolla, the first thing they ask is if I do any water sports. So why not try out windsurfing at Mission Bay Aquatic Center? Nearly anyone can learn how to windsurf and instructors will take you through dry-land and on-the-water coaching to help you learn. There’s a level 1 and a level 2, so you are able to pick which one best fits your skill set. Don’t be afraid to try it! Snorkel La Jolla Cove snorkeling-1551757_1920 We are lucky enough to have the ocean as our backyard so why not sign up to snorkel at La Jolla Cove and see the amazing world beneath the ocean’s surface! It’s teeming with wildlife, from bright orange Garibaldi fish to harmless Leopard Sharks, and a good way to see them for yourself is to go on this mini day drip with Outback Adventures! Wine Tasting Valle de Guadalupe Baja California pouring-wine-1952051_1920 Explore the beautiful Valle de Guadalupe and spend the day visiting vineyards and tasting Baja California’s reowned wines with this Outback Adventure trip! It’s on Saturday, May 13th and you will depart UCSD at 10am, mark your calendars for this opportunity! Archery 1 Learn a new skill or work on an old one by signing up for an Archery Rec Class! Classes vary from beginners to an open practice with coaching, or even a 10 time pass that allows you to drop-in on workouts, so no matter which one you pick, you can work on improving your Archery skills! Are you good enough to compete? Check out the Sun God Archery Team, a social, recreational and competitive archery club for archers of any level! Hip Hop IMG_0136[2][1] If you’ve been thinking about taking a Dance Rec Class but haven’t done so yet, now is the time! Hip Hop is a fun class that focuses on getting novice dancers to be more familiar with hip hop dance techniques with fun and challenging choreography. You’ll learn the basis of body control, memory, and pick up associated with learning dance. Not into hip hop? We have many other dance classes for you to try, like Break Dancing, Latin Dance, Jazz Dance, and much more! Scuba diving-778494_1280 Sign up for our Scuba Rec Class to learn safe diving practices and get knowledge development, pool sessions, and ocean dives! There’s a maximum of 8 students per instructor, so you can get the hands-on interaction you need in a semi-private setting. All meeting times are mandatory though, so make sure you are serious about the commitment of learning how to scuba this quarter. It’d definitely be fun to learn something not everyone knows how to do and get more comfortable in the water! Sports Club Game Sports Clubs Group Photo-7-web Let’s show our UCSD spirit and go out and support some of our Sports Clubs! From baseball to volleyball to sailing, we have 30 teams you can go out and watch. Check out all of the teams’ schedules in the Rec Magazine or online and put some in your calendar so you can cheer on your friends and classmates. Hopefully at least one of these sparked your interest, but keep in mind that UCSD Recreation offers so much more too, so take a look for yourself on our website or in our Rec Magazine! Happy Spring 🙂
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Seeking Challenge Course Facilitators!

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  If you have additional questions, please contact Denise Ouellette, Challenge Course Director, at 858-822-3558, or email   Important Dates  Application Deadline: Sunday, Mar 14, 2017   Date                                            Event                            Time Sunday, Mar 5                            Application Deadline        - - -                                 Online Application Mar 6,7,8,9,10,16 &17               Group Interviews          Workday/Evening           Outback Adventures Office Saturday, Mar 25                       Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course Sunday, Mar 26                         Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course Monday, Mar 27                        Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course Tuesday Mar 28                        Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course
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Sunrise with Sickie – Run, Swim and Cycle with Masters Sports

Do you run? Do you swim? Do you cycle?
Have you ever thought about combining your love for any of these sports with the agility and strength that comes from the other two? Well, the Masters Sports program is the place to do it! Masters Swim Sickie Started by the Masters Sports Director, Ron ‘Sickie’ Marcikic, in 1983, this program offers an array of running, swimming and cycling workouts available for any fitness level. Anyone, from a freshman on his or her first day of college to a seasoned athlete of 40 years, can join in, swimming with Coach Sickie, running with Coach Terry Martin or the combined Triathlon program, and increase their abilities with great coaching and highly experienced staff.

Masters Swimming For almost 33 years, the UCSD Masters Swimming Program, under the tutelage of Masters Sports Director and Head Coach, Ron ‘Sickie’ Marcikic, has offered quality swim workouts to students, staff, faculty and the surrounding community. Utilizing two 50 meter pools at the Canyonview Aquatic Center, a coaching staff of 13 coaches, with workouts offered 7 days a week, Masters Swimming provides a very affordable, very fun and comprehensive lifetime fitness program for adult athletes.

Masters Running Masters Running offers a unique and professional approach to training for the adult runner. Anyone can run, but if you like to run and want to see some improvement or take on your first Triton 5K, this program is for you! Head Coach Terry Martin, along with Coach Tom Piszkin have trained athletes from casual runners to national caliber elite runners. Grab your shoes and come out to the North Campus Track for some fun…on the run!

Masters Triathlon Centered on routine training in the 3 triathlon sports of swimming, running and cycling, the Masters Triathlon program gets athletes ready for this incredibly challenging event. Our Head Triathlon Coach, Terry Martin, has been competing in triathlons for more than two decades, including 8 Hawaii Ironman finishes. The program supports those interested in participating in their first, short triathlon as well as athletes with ambitions for going the “Ironman” distance. Open to all levels of ability.

Masters Triathlon Workout Schedule


Spanos Training Facility–North Patio


Canyonview Pool


North Campus Track
Bike Turbo Tuesday & Friday 6 – 7:30am Monday thru Friday 6:00am, 7:30am Tuesday & Thursday 6 – 7:30am
PLUS all of the Swimming & Running workouts Monday thru Thursday 6:00pm
Saturday 7:30am
Sunday 9:00am
How do I know if this is the right program for me? These days, fitness is big. In fact, personal fitness should be an important component of everyday life. Being healthy is key to an active lifestyle. We offer a wide range of athletes, fitness opportunities in swimming, running and basic triathlon training, each and every day. The best way to try our program for free, is to contact Sickie ( and ask to try out our program. He will send you a coupon for two free workouts, that you can use to give our program a try. Register for Masters Sports at the RIMAC Sales Desk.  GetRecd Masters
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10 Wonderful Winter Recreation Wonders

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”

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  
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