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January 22, 2018 3:11 PM

Recreation Centre open to the community for athletics event

Conestoga’s Athletics and Recreation team, in partnership with Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) - the college’s student association, will host February Freeze on Saturday, February 3. The day-long family-friendly community event is free of charge and will feature four varsity sports games, entertainment, giveaways and contests.

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Join Cliff the Condor and cheer on Conestoga's athletes at the Recreation Centre at Doon on February 3. The free event starts at noon and will feature two double headers as well as entertainment and contests for spectators.

“We have two double headers scheduled for the same day - which rarely happens - so we thought it was a great opportunity to team up with our college partners and host a day-long event for the Conestoga community,” said Jenni Bauer, recreation facility coordinator. “We also want to extend an invite to the public as well. It will be a fun family event and a great chance to visit our campus, cheer on the Condors and see the recreation facilities. ”

The Condors February Freeze will kick off at noon on February 3 in the south gym when Conestoga’s women’s volleyball team takes on Collège Boréal. The men’s game will follow at 2:00 p.m.

The basketball double header begins with the women’s game at 5:00 p.m. against St. Clair College. The men’s game starts at 7:00 p.m.

“This will be our most exciting game day of the year,” added Bauer. “We’ve teamed up CSI and other college partners so that we can provide a really fun event for our guests. Our athletes are also looking forward to this.”

“Absolutely - we are looking forward to having more fans come out to support us,” said nursing student Jay Toney, who has played with the men’s volleyball team for two years. “Volleyball is a game with long and tiring rallies. One of the biggest game changers is having the momentum from your home crowd. With a bigger crowd and the momentum in our favour, I anticipate our team will play to their maximum potential.”

Carly Richards, a student in the Bachelor of Applied Technology - Architecture - Project and Facility Management degree program, plays guard for the women’s basketball team. This is her first season with the Condors and said the highlight for her so far this year has been the double win against the Sault Cougars.

“Any support will increase performance, regardless of the sport or the players,” said Richards.

Conestoga’s Varsity Athletics is open to full-time students at the college. The Condors compete within the Ontario College Athletic Association, as well as the national championships within the Canadian College Athletic Association.

Visitors attending February Freeze will enjoy free admission and parking. Visit the event listing for more information.

Conestoga’s Recreation Centre at the Doon campus was one of 10 projects honoured with a Design Excellence Award by the Ontario Association of Architects in 2017 - the result of a major expansion and redesign that was completed in 2016.

The facility now offers a full range of recreation and athletic services and provides state-of-the art equipment. Conestoga’s Recreation Centre also serves as a community resource with gymnasium and facility rentals available. Visit the Athletics website for details.

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