Sports

Foolproof fitness MY FIRST YEAR in Ottawa, I flat out refused to adapt my activities to the cold weather. I had grown up on the West Coast, where skiing, golfing, and surfing were perfectly normal ways to spend a December afternoon. Thus, I thought nothing of it when I pulled on my thin layers of …

Gees beat Queen’s and RMC THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa men’s hockey team (5-4-1) took a step in the right direction this weekend. The team succeeded in going 2-0 during a two-game home faceoff against the Queen’s Golden Gaels (5-3-1) on Nov. 4 and the RMC Paladins (2-7) on Nov. 5. The team was unable to muster any offence during …

Men’s and women’s swimming teams beat two of three THE COMPETITION WAS tight as the Gee-Gees faced off against Carleton University,  the University of Guelph, and Queen’s University at the quad meet hosted by the University of Ottawa swimming team on Nov. 4. The Gee-Gees fought hard and showcased their aquatic abilities by beating Carleton and Queen’s in team scores, losing to Guelph …

University training builds some muscle STUDENTS AT THE University of Ottawa have access to the university’s gyms, and with that come discounts for sport and fitness services—including the use of a personal trainer. Adrien Stotesbury is a personal trainer at the U of O and a recent human kinetics graduate. His chosen profession was based on a knee injury …

From the sidelines FOR SOME, THE change in seasons means rummaging in your closet for a scarf or a hat, getting out your thick sweaters, and ensuring you always have cash on hand for a hot beverage. However, for sport fans at the U of O, it means something different altogether. As soon as we …

Asselin and Colbon speak about the playoffs and their off-season GEES FANS WERE crushed on Oct. 29 when the University of Ottawa men’s football team lost their first playoff game of the year, ending their playoff season with a record of 0-1. The young team will now go into their off-season to train even harder for next year. “I think we had a good …

    All the way to the Canadian University Rowing Championships ON A CRISP November weekend, the University of Ottawa rowing team travelled to Wellend, Ont., to compete in the Canadian University Rowing Championships (CURC). After a successful run in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Championships, in which the women’s varsity team placed fourth and the men’s team placed seventh, the athletes were …

The U of O shows off its powers at the Canadian Quidditch Cup CHASERS WHIZ BY on broomsticks, trying to gain possession of the quaffle while dodging bludger hits and tackles. A shimmer of light appears in the distance as the snitch makes his way back onto the pitch. Bent over his broom in a …

A brief history of the Ottawa squad BLUDGERS, QUAFFLES, BROOMSTICKS—oh my! While quidditch as played by Muggles around the world lacks flight and is free of any dubious hexes and jinxes, the sport—and its growing popularity on campuses across Canada—is nothing short of magical. Quidditch is based on the game of the same name in …

Women’s soccer beats the Blues for the second time this season THE GEE-GEES MASCOT danced to the sound of fans cheering and shouting as the University of Ottawa women’s soccer team (12-3-1) fought against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues (11-2-3) in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA)  East semifinal match on Oct. 30. The evenly …

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