The Department of Recreation and Athletics offers a one-stop shop for everything graduate students need to get active – from state-of-the-art facilities to a variety of exciting classes.
“We are pleased to be offering many opportunities to graduate students at Carleton,” says Jennifer Brenning, director of Recreation and Athletics. “We try to be responsive to their needs. For example, one concern that grad students had was the lack of programming in the spring and summer so we worked with the Graduate Students’ Association to solidify their summer softball league. As well we have added spring-summer intramurals and extended the CUFit pass which provides flexibility for the graduate students’ busy schedules.”
The Department offers a variety of dance, yoga, fitness, cycling, martial arts, skating and aquatics classes. The new CUFit Pass (drop-in group fitness and instructional classes) offers more variety and allows more flexibility with your schedule. Take the chance to try out what the Department has to offer.
You can show off your skills and battle for a league title and all its glory with Carleton’s Intramural program. Compete against some of the 5,000 Carleton students, staff and gym members who participate. With a variety of sports offered, you can play your favourite or try something new.
Or you can cut loose from the monotony of the 9 to 5 and fine-tune your skills in Carleton’s world-class facilities with our Adult Recreational Leagues. Don’t let your rookie status stop you; we have different leagues for all levels.
Not interested in organized sports? Don’t have time to commit to a team? Open Rec is the solution. Regardless of your skill level, Carleton Athletics has something for you. Carleton students, staff, faculty and community members can drop in during designated times to play their favourite sports. From badminton to volleyball, you can find activities to enjoy all through the school year.
In early 2012, students, including graduate students, voted overwhelmingly in favour of an ancillary fee increase that will give them access to a new 11,000 sq ft fitness centre. That centre should be completed by Spring of 2013 and will include brand new cardio, weight and fitness equipment. The fee increase will eliminate the existing Cardio Room fee. The current Fitness Centre will be converted into two sections; one section will become a high-performance athlete heavy weight room, while the other will become a general student activity space for activities such as: group fitness, dance and specialty fitness.
And of course Carleton is home to several successful varsity and club teams. Interested in becoming a Raven? Visit goravens.ca for coaches contact information and tryout dates.
“Carleton is proud of its track record for athletics and recreation,” says Brenning. “We know that we contribute to the overall student experience and continue in our quest to offer the best services in all of Canada to our students.”