Archives—February 2015

Step Boxing Series & Ease Into Meditation Workshop Featured this Weekend

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Community Programs brings to you two great ways to get “HuskiesFit” this weekend!

If you like kickboxing and step aerobics, you’re going to LOVE our Step Boxing Step Boxing Series! Miss the first few classes? No problem! You can pay as you go, so jump right in! The class meets this Sunday, March 1, from 1:00-1:50 pm at the SDC Studio.

Looking to try something different? Explore the benefits of relaxation and meditation at the Ease into Meditation Workshop this Sunday, March 1, from 6:00-7:20 pm in the SDC Studio

For more information on the Step Boxing Series, Ease Into Meditation Workshop and other available programming, visit Michigan Tech Community Programs. Commit to be “HuskiesFit” in 2015!


Registration for Michigan Tech Sports Camps Now Open!

Registration for Michigan Tech Sports Camps is now open! For 2015, there are over 20 programs in eight sports and a variety of age and skill levels – there’s something for everyone. Best of all, students learn from renowned coaches and practice in our state-of-the-art athletics facilities.

​For complete details and registration, visit Michigan Tech Sports Camps.

Also follow us on Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation and on Twitter @MichiganTechRec.


Adult Specialty Fitness Classes Starting Soon!

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The second spring session of Adult Specialty classes in Aikido, Aqua-Fit, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) and Skating will be starting soon! Register now and take advantage of available savings options such as SDC member discounts and TechFit.

Aikido – Learn a martial arts technique that can improve physical and mental well-being. It’s a great way to get fit, strengthen and tone, and learn non-violent strategies for self defense.

Aqua-Fit – If you’re looking for an effective, fun, and comfortable way to strengthen and tone that’s easy on the joints, give Aqua-Fit a try!

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) – Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques in this comprehensive course designed specifically for women.

Skating – Sharpen your blades, dust off your skates and hit the ice in this class designed for the beginner adult skater or those looking to brush up on their skills.

Visit Adult Specialty Classes for more information or to register. Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2015!



Turbo Fast Fix Workshop this Saturday

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Interested in Turbo Kick, but afraid you won’t be able to keep up because you don’t know the moves? Then you should come to the Turbo Fast Fix Workshop this Saturday, February 7!

This workshop will focus on the kickboxing techniques and drills used in the Turbo Kick class. It’s difficult to learn proper form in Turbo Kick, because the choreography moves so quickly. Join us this Saturday to learn proper form and greatly increase the quality of your workout! Turbo Kick requires no previous kickboxing experience or equipment, and all fitness levels are welcome.

Class time is 12:00-12:50pm in the SDC Studio. Cost to attend is $7.

For more information, visit Turbo Fast Fix.

Commit to be TechFit in 2015 with Community Programs.


Register Now for the McKay 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament!

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Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Randy McKay 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament.

The tournament will be held April 2-5, 2015, at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. This year’s divisions are: Developing Mites (NEW!), Mites, Squirt House, Squirt Travel, PeeWee House, PeeWee Travel, Bantam, High School/Midget, Men’s Open and Women’s Open.

The tournament is a great time for competition and honing skills, accommodating all age groups and skill levels. The 3-on-3* is a unique brand of hockey. Play runs concurrently on each half of the ice surface (about 100 feet by 85 feet), which allows for quick games and fast action. *The Developing Mites division will play 4-on-4 without a goalie.

Early bird pricing (through February 20) is $180 per team and $25 per goaltender. After February 20, the cost is $200 for teams and $30 per goalie. Deadline to register is March 20.

For more information or to register for the McKay 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament, visit McKay 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament.


Last Chance to Register for Lifeguarding Class!

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Earn your American Red Cross Certification in a 6-day training course taught at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes Lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by February 11, 2015 (documentation required), be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and tread water with legs only for 2 minutes. Class size is limited. Registration ends Friday, February 6.

Visit Spring Lifeguard Training Class for more information or to register.


Learn to Skate & Hockey Fundamentals Start February 14

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The last spring session of Learn to Skate and Fundamentals of Hockey Skating will begin Saturday, February 14.

The Learn to Skate program offers fun, challenging, and rewarding beginning skating classes for all ages and abilities. Students learn at their own level with others in their age group; classes are available for preschool (3­–5 years, also known as the Snowplow Sam Program) and Basic Skills Levels 1–8 (6 years and up). Includes both a 25-minute lesson and up to 1.5 hours of practice.

Visit Learn to Skate for more information or to register.

In Fundamentals of Hockey Skating, skaters learn how to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus of the levels. All elements are taught without a puck. Skaters learn the necessary fundamentals to be successful in game situations. Open to skaters 3 and up, no skating experience necessary.

Visit Fundamentals of Hockey Skating for more information or to register.

Deadline to register for both classes is February 16.