Time Out: Intramural sports

With assignments, essays, and exams racking everyone’s brain during the school year, it’s nice to know that there’s something there that will keep you from
going postal on your fellow Concordians.
No, there’s something else besides beer…we’re talking about some good, old fashioned, extracurricular activity in the form of intramural sports.
The benefits of staying physically active during a hectic school term go beyond just keeping one’s sanity. A healthy body can help produce a healthy mind, so
you’re on top of your studies and skunking your friends with A’s in all your courses. Meeting some new people along the way doesn’t hurt either (since your
friends don’t talk to you anymore because you keep skunking them). Team sports make it easy to meet some new comrades for anyone who’s from out of town or in
the city for that matter.
Spent all your life behind a book and always wanted to know what competitive sports is all about?
Intramural leagues at Concordia are where it’s at, when you’re looking for a good balance of fun and team spirit all rolled into one. It’s easy to meet someone in the same boat as you, so fitting in is easy when it comes to playing
on a volleyball, soccer, or hockey team.
Even though school is coming to an end, there are still ball and roller hockey leagues starting up for the spring. With so many programs, however, it’s hard not to find some sport or activity of interest to join this fall. Everything
from Northern Shaolin kung fu to indoor soccer is offered, and at reasonable rates for students per semester. For example, for the hockey league, there’s an $80 fee for Concordia students to play a guaranteed 16-game season. Five bucks a game isn’t bad, considering there’s a referee for the games as well.
I know I sound a bit like an advertisement, but speaking from experience, I can tell you that the facilities and leagues are run extremely well. The staffs at
Loyola and Victoria Gym make the whole experience much more pleasant for all who are involved.
So as the old saying goes, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. You never know, you could be saving yourself a lot of therapy in the not-so-distant future.
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