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IFSC: Register now, spaces are limited!

The uOttawa Interfaculty and Services Challenge (IFSC) aims to bring faculty and services together through a series of recreational volleyball...

15% off on personal training

15% off on personal training

Take advantage of this offer from October 14 to October 31st. It’s time to register for...

Canoe Camping: a True Voyageur Experience

Paddle and explore the magnificent Poisson Blanc Reservoir located in the Haute-Gatineau, not too far from Ottawa....

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How to Get Fit on Campus

No matter what your fitness goals may be, the uOttawa campus is the ultimate land of opportunity to crush those goals and achieve your dreams....

Erika Pharand

Feel Strength for Life

Strength for Life is a NEW weight-training program for all ages and any fitness level. It targets adults who desire to take a step closer to...

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5 Reasons to go to Panda

#1. The largest regular season University Football Game in Canada

Last year’s Panda game hosted a record breaking 24...

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Matching Our Dance Courses with Your Favourite Music Videos

Many popular music videos come with careful editing and visual effects, but the core to many of them still rely on the choreography of singers...

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Matching Our Martial Arts Courses with Your Favourite Movies

At uOttawa, we offer courses for a wide variety of martial arts. While...

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Explore Nature and City: Join Whale-Watching and Tour of Old Québec

The second trip of uOttawa Campus Rec’s Outdoor Adventure series is the most popular. We will be spending an entire weekend in La Belle Province...

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Rapid Water: Why You Should Go Rafting This Year

The first trip among the Outdoor Adventure series is the Rafting trip to La Rouge River. One of the continent’s most fun rivers to traverse, La...

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Employees: Get Your Fitness Membership Discount Today!

The start of a new academic year is as important for employees as it is for students! That’s why we are offering a 30% discount to all employees...

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Thanksgiving Closure

University of Ottawa Intramurals

Intramurals Open Sep. 4

Intramurals are returning for another semester this Fall 2018. They offer opportunities to make friends and bond with your fellow Gee-Gees...

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Options Galore With Registered Activities

As you join the uOttawa community and begin your courses, don’t miss out on the opportunity to register for a Registered Activity with Sports...

Semaine d'accueil

Welcome Week

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The Gee-Gees are hiring!

Looking to be make some money while completing your studies here at uOttawa? Join #GGnation and the Student Services team!

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Sens Foundation supports Gee-Gees Summer Camps

NEWS: Sens Foundation supports Gee-Gees Summer Camps for second year

The Ottawa Senators Foundation visited Montpetit Hall this week to deliver a cheque for $17,500 to the Gee-Gees Summer Camps as part of the 2018...

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Drowning is a quick and silent killer

Drowning is a quick and silent killer. Approximately 500 Canadians die in preventable water-related incidents annually. Even one drowning is one...

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Fitness Centre Etiquette: Respect Comes First

When we talk about etiquette, the first things that come to our mind is a chic dinner party, proper rules of etiquette and elegant table manners...

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Dare to exercise: how to overcome your fears of the gym

Taking the first step toward a healthier and more active lifestyle is never easy but it gets twice as hard when the time to set foot in the gym...

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Summer running: don’t let the heat get to you!

Summer is here and so is the sometimes sweltering heat. While it is wise to recharge your batteries, it is also important to watch out for the...

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Yolo Yoga, because summer is finally here!

The days are hot and sunny, and summer has finally arrived in Ottawa! But how can you enjoy this gorgeous weather when you have to work or study...

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5TH ANNUAL SPS GOLF TOURNAMENT

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Gee-Gees Summer Camps selected to receive Ottawa Senators Foundation support again in 2018

On Tuesday, the Ottawa Senators Foundation announced that for the second consecutive year uOttawa’s Gee-Gees Summer Camps are among the 25...

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Rent a locker at Montpetit Hall

Location of the lockers: Change rooms at Sports Services in the Montpetit building (125 University)

Lockers for full...

Register now for a Campus Rec activity

Spring registration for fitness activities on campus is now open....

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Locker rental extension at Montpetit

The annual shutdown for Sports Services at the Montpetit building will take place from May 12th until May 27th 2018 inclusively.
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Tabaret Hall

It’s Spring!: The Best Outdoor Study Spots On Campus

Ah, Spring time. The snow is finally melting, the days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer!  With final exams right around the...

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Join us for free yoga sessions during the exam period

According to the Chinese Horoscope, 2018 is the year of the dog. We, however, think of 2018 as the year of the...

Gee-Gee with kids at camp

Sports at the Heart of Gee-Gees Camp Activities

During the recent March Break, the uOttawa Gee-Gees were pleased to welcome over 80 children on its fields during the sports camps. The camps...

Students Services Job Fair

The Gee-Gees are hiring!

Student Services is hosting a job fair with a wide range of positions available – from lifeguards to events...

Spring Forward! Get the Most out of Your Experience at uOttawa (Spring Edition)

Spring is right around the corner and we cannot wait! The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and the snow is melting away....

Gee-Gee mascot amongst other students in yoga class.

New instructional yoga session starts soon

Sports Services offers various Fitness and Wellness programs throughout the year. Our Group Fitness schedule offers a variety of classes from...

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Four benefits to Running

Running provides many benefits to mental performance on and off the campus. Here are four reasons why running can help with your studies and...

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Top 7 reasons to register to a Gee-Gees camp

For the first time, the University of Ottawa is hosting Gee-Gees March Break camps! We offer programs suitable for any skillset, whether your...

Working Out at uOttawa

All are welcome at the University of Ottawa Fitness facilities whether you’re an employee, student, or member of the community! If you are brand...

Professor Marijke Taks and Colin Timm

Wellness, Recreation and Sports Strategy contest winner

Congratulations to Professor Marijke Taks who is the lucky Gee-Gee that won an iPad mini. She will be able to use it to follow all the exciting...

4 Ways to Stay on Track with Your Fitness Goals

As we approach the end of January, we are still pushing through to achieve success with our New Year Resolutions. Sometimes, staying committed...

30 Gee-Gees enjoyed winter activities during a trip to Old Québec

30 Gee-Gees enjoyed several winter activities during a weekend trip to Old Québec on January 21-22, 2018.

They drove snowmobiles...

Growing the campus conversation about mental health at universities and colleges across the country with Bell Let’s Talk


Bell Let’s Talk today announced the expansion of its national university mental health campaign to 128 campuses nationwide, representing...

Gee-Gee doing yoga

2018 – The Year of the Downward Dog

According to the Chinese Horoscope, 2018 is the year of the dog. We, however, think of 2018 as the year of the downward dog. Workout fads come...

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Try Before You Buy fitness promotion

During Wellness Week, employees have the opportunity to try an all-inclusive access pass for free all week long!

It is a great...

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Help to shape the Wellness, Recreation and Sports Strategy and get the chance to win a iPad mini

Do you have comments or suggestions regarding our recreation and sports programming, activities and the facilities required to deliver these?...

Upload your Train with Grains Video for a Chance to Win 12, 000$ in cash plus weekly Adidas prizes available

Grain Farmers of Ontario, #TrainWithGrains campaign is now accepting entries.

#TrainWithGrains is a social campaign in partnership...

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Register now for a Campus Rec activity

Did you create a resolution for the New Year? Stay active this winter with the numerous activities offered on campus for affordable prices....

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Intramurals - Register Today!

With the new season comes another semester of intramural sports. From hockey to soccer and from volleyball to basketball, there is a sport for...

New Year, New You!

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Introducing Gee-Gees March Break Camps!

For the first time, the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees are proud to bring March Break camps to campus! Register your child to Ottawa’s premier...

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Get in on the Martial Arts Experience

Martial Arts is said to improve coordination, strength and flexibility. It encourages a disciplined mindset and has plenty of psychological...

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Holiday Hours - Sports Services Facilities

Holidays are around the corner, don’t forget to check out our Holiday hours!

The Montpetit Fitness Centre is closed from December 23...

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Professors in action!

Professors must stay active to keep fit and release the stress of teaching and doing research. Their jobs do not provide much opportunity to...

Free Weights

Don’t Fear the Free Weights

You’ve been going to the gym and you use the machines but in the corner of your eye you see them. You see the free weights in all their...

A Good Ole’ Cup of Joe

Good Ole’ Cup of Joe: Coffee Isn't Just a Study Stimulant

Written by Griffin Peltier

 

What’s your favourite drink before a workout?

Is coffee on your list of must-drinks...

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Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming: Get the Most Out of Your Experience at uOttawa (Winter Edition)

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Athlète à l'entraînement | Athlete pushing it hard

Know When to Push Yourself, and When to Chill

You’ve probably said it before: “Oh man, its leg day today!” or “Let’s go! Its chest day today.” Or “Boy howdy! Its *insert body part you’re...

Étirements

The Perfect 60 Second Stretch

Got a Minute? Perfect the Sixty Second Stretch
 

It’s almost exam season and we all know that feeling that is...

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Finding and getting your fuel

We've covered the importance of water and staying hydrated throughout your workouts, yet another facet of getting the right fuel for your...

A Gee-Gees personal trainer helps a client

Stay in Shape – Both Mentally and Physically with a Personal Trainer

With the current promotional discount of the Gee-Gees Personal Training Package, we decided to look into the program and explore the benefits of...

Girl stretching with a trainer.

Posture Up!

“Unless some misfortune has made it impossible, everyone can have good posture.”
-    Loretta Young...

Football player drinking water.

Hydration Nation

It's easy getting into a routine for what to bring to the gym. You pack your gym attire, your running shoes, maybe a towel for after your...

Cardio machines at fitness centre.

uOttawa’s Gym Survival Guide

Did you know that as a student of the university*, you have full access to both the Montpetit and the Minto Fitness Centers? Maybe you did know...

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Classes have started!

Our classes have started this week and we would like to wish a happy semester to all participants registered to classes and hope you enjoy your...

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You and uOttawa Fitness

Although 2017 is rapidly coming to an end, the school year has just begun. In order to start it off on the right foot, staying healthy is of...

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How to get started in the gym

As a student of the University of Ottawa, your gym membership is payed through the ancillary fees of your tuition. This means you get access to...

Two kids playing soccer outside.

Thank you campers!

With a rainy start to the summer, nothing stopped our campers from developing great skills in a wide range of sports and activities and this,...

Girl in a blue tank top dancing.

Get moving this school year!

Welcome and welcome back to your campus Gee-Gees!

Getting settled in school is more than creating your class schedule, getting your...

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New Client Services Desk at Montpetit 102

We are happy to announce the opening of our new Client Service Desk, located at Montpetit 102. This desk will be an addition to our already...

Sens Foundations and Gee-Gees Camps logo.

Sens Foundation supports Gee-Gees Summer Camps

The Ottawa Senators Foundation announced today the community organizations which will receive funding for the 2017 Sens Camperships summer...

Personnes faisant la planche sur l'herbe à Montpetit.

Desk Jockey is a hit this summer!

Fifteen employees are now enrolled in the outdoor exercise venture that promises to be exciting and unlike any other training program....

Four people reprensenting karate, fitness, strength and yoga.

Get your spring and summer membership and register to activities!

Take advantage of Sports Services registered programming and summer fitness facilities memberships now!

Register for one of a wide...

People doing yoga poses in front of Tabaret.

Outdoor Summer Yoga Class

This summer, enjoy outdoor yoga with Community Life and Sports Services. Stretch, tone, slim...

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Summer Hours of Operation and Upcoming Closures

Please note the following closures and changes to the hours of operation for Sports Services facilities.

Montpetit

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Basketball Team Photo after winning the championship.

Intramurals Winter Season Recap

Men’s Individual Basketball (Monday)

The first game of the Men’s individual basketball league consisted of first...

Three kids wearing white t-shirt with garnet Gee-Gee logo on it.

Five benefits of summer camp

Summer Camp is the experience of a lifetime. It’s jam-packed with fun indoor and outdoor activities. Camp allows children to be physically...

Splash Run Logo and Information.

Splash Run - Run for fun

The University of Ottawa is a healthy, active and colo...

Player in blue dribbling with the ball on the court.

Intramural spotlight: Ball so Hard vs Murdock Mysteries part 2

When these two teams met at the...

Group of people dancing zumba.

Four activities that can help increase academic performance

Physical activity is important to include in our daily routines. Being physically active can increase overall health and can offset serious...

Men in blue and women in garnet.

The Gee-Gees are hiring!

Sports Services is hosting a job fair with a wide range of positions available – from lifeguards to events staff, from client services to...

Running shoe on a step.

A simple way to stay healthy

If you are sitting all day whether it is for school or work, it is important to get up and move around to stay physically and mentally healthy....

Crowed waving at the Ottawa 2021 bus.

uOttawa welcomes Canada Games selection committee

The University of Ottawa had a chance to welcome the 2021 Canada Games Selection Committee caravan as it departed from Ottawa City Hall this...

Girl training and personal trainer helping her.

Many classes are still offered this winter

Even though we are at the end of the semester, a new session of programming is starting!

Sports Services is offering you the chance to...

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Become a Gee-Gees Sports Camps Counsellor

My name is Roxane and I have had the honour and pleasure of being part of the Gee-Gees Sports Camps family for five years now. To say that...

Étudiants portant leur chandail des intramuros en pratiquant un autre sport, et avec leur chien.

Show your intramurals pride, wear your t-shirt!

It is that time of the year again, reading week intramural t-shirt challenge! There are no games during this week but that does not mean you...

Poids, ballons d'exercice, chaise d'exercice dans la salle d'entrainement.

Stay fit, stay healthy with our February promotions

It’s that time of the year! Winter promotions run from February 12, 2017 to February 28, 2017.

All employees get 30% off ALL...

Two guys playing basketball at Montpetit.

Intramural spotlight – Ball so Hard vs Murdoch Mysteries

On Monday nights, the individual Men’s basketball league – one of the most highly competitive leagues here - battle against each other in...

Joueuse de volleyball des intramuros tentant une attaque, joueur en gris tentant de l'arrêter au filet.

Intramural Spotlight - From Grey to Garnet

The uOttawa intramural program is divided into competitive (Garnet) and recreational (Grey) leagues.  Although some may think the jump from the...

Trainer posing with a machine, and helping a client.

Meet Arianne Bérubé-Lavoie, a devoted personal trainer

Hi! My name is Arianne Bérubé-Lavoie, I’ve been living and studying in Ottawa for 5 years and have spent the last year and a half as a personal...

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It’s All About You, uOttawa Employees!

One of the great benefits of being an employee at the University of Ottawa is being able to use the sports facilities right near your office!...

Faceoff at Intramural Hockey.

Intramural hockey is a step above the competition

Do you miss the good old outdoor rink gatherings on a Saturday evening? Get into our intramural hockey leagues now, for the best value hockey in...

Women at a upper body weight machine.

"My personal trainer made it really easy to get to the gym"

Personal training is a great way for you to meet your fitness goals, here is a success story we’d like to share with all of you. We hope this...

People doing karate.

In 2017, you should try our Campus Rec Programs!

uOttawa Campus Rec is ringing the new year with our Gee-Gees Barn Week, featuring our campus rec activities over 5 days to welcome you back to...

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Kick off 2017 the right way; register your child to a camp!

ALL OF OUR CAMPS are currently open for online registration! Be sure to save your child’s spot before camps sell-out. Our camps...

Mascott and SASS logo.

It’s exam season, do you know how SASS can help you?

With Holiday season also comes exam season for students across Canada. Many students experience high levels of stress before and during their...

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Intramurals – Winter Registration

Winter is here and with that comes another semester of Intramural sports. Registration is open from January 4 to 12. The first three days (...

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Holidays are around the corner so don’t forget to check out our Holiday hours!

Montpetit Hall is closed from December 23rd to January 2nd, inclusively. Regular hours of operations will be in effect as of January 3...

Girls holding a kickboxing mit, and laughing.

5 ways to keep fit during the Winter

Winter is right around the corner and many people start to feel lost when it comes to staying in shape during the cold Canadian weather. Luckily...

Two women dancing.

Winter Campus Rec – Register Now!

The winter semester is right around the corner and with that being said the registration period for registered campus rec activities is open!...

Personal trainer helping a women.

Let a personal training help you achieve your fitness goals

Being a student at the University of Ottawa gives you access to the Sports Services facilities including the gymnasiums, weight rooms, and...

Ile et palmiers avec un radeau.

Take a break during Wellness Week, from November 21 to 25. More than 50 free events!

Our fast-paced lives make it easy for us to forget to take time for ourselves. But that’s exactly when it’s most important to slow down. ...

Personal trainer helping a women.

Meet Chris Kocsis, a devoted personal trainer

Hello my name is Chris Kocsis and I’m originally from Welland, Ontario. I am currently in my final year of completing my Human Kinetics...

A large group of schoolchildren and athletes gathered at uOttawa on November 2 to celebrate Team Canada’s success at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Gee-Gees Celebrate our Olympians

- By Linda Scales, uOttawa.ca -

It was a...

Intramurals Player with the ball and two covers.

Intramural Spotlight – Team ‘Washed Up’ are anything but in men’s intramural basketball

All basketball enthusiasts at uOttawa know that on Tuesday night, Men’s Basketball is the closest thing to feeling like you’re at a Raptors game...

Pantry Photo.

Eat Well, Feel Great

Fitness isn’t all about how much you exercise, there is a diverse range of activities and routines that a person should do to stay healthy. One...

Smash Doctors Winners.

Another exciting evening of Gee-Gees Volleyball!

PHOTO GALLERY

The interfaculty and services challenge was underway on Tuesday night, where...

Joueur de basketball habillé en grenat et entouré de joueurs en bleu.

How intramurals and campus recreation programming enhance my student experience – Owolabby Azeez

I am a 2nd year student who participates in the Individual Men’s Basketball league, I am the captain of the team “Wiggin Out” and we...

Hockey player in green preparing to shoot.

Intramural Spotlight - Tight competition in the early stages of intramural women's hockey

Sunday nights are filled with excitement at Minto Sports Complex with women’s hockey on the ice. Participation and enthusiasm has been unlike...

Personal trainer helping a women.

Get the help of a personal trainer

uOttawa’s Personal Training Service is proud to announce the winner of the most recent Personal Training Referral Contest! The winner is Sue...

Girl throwing a dodgeball.

Another Great Season of Dodgeball has Started

It is the first week of intramurals and at the Lees gym there are quite a few new changes to the dodgeball program. First and foremost I would...

Girl Stretching doing yoga.

Just for the Health of it!

Exercising is a great way to keep yourself fit and at the top of your game. Combine that with good eating habits, proper sleep and a positive...

People doing outdoor zumba.

FAQ about Sports Services

Have a question about Sports Services but you don’t want to come in to Client Services to ask? Check out below as you will see our most...

Weights at the fitness centre.

Fitness Facilities at uOttawa – Part 1 – The Sports Complex (SCS)

Whether you’re heading into your first year or your fourth, we’d like to share with you some information about the fitness facilities we offer...

Girl doing kickboxing.

Take advantage of the great services offered by Campus Rec

With another academic year here it’s time to let you know what Sports Services can offer you, the students. We have a very large range of...

The Heart of a Gee-Gee

It is not too late to register to intramural programs!

There are only a few short days left to sign up for Intramurals so let’s get the ball rolling! Intramurals are a great way to participate in a...

Girls dancing at open house.

Campus Rec is Stomping in Gee-Gees Barn Week

750 spots, 32 courses, 7 facilities, 5 days, 0$...

uOttawa Campus Rec is introducing Gee-Gees Barn Week,...

Deux adultes faisant des arts martiaux.

Fall 2016 Registration Period

The fall semester is right around the corner and with that being said so is the registration period for registered campus rec activities. All...

Five people holding a cheque of 3500 for Campus Campaign.

A rousing success for the 3rd annual SPS Golf Tournament

Photo Gallery

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Deux enfants dans la piscine pendant le camp de natation 2015.

Enjoy a safe swim this summer

With the summer in full swing and...

People dancing.

Fitness 101 at uOttawa

We’re working our way to another academic year and now, I want to teach you how to easily avoid the Freshman...

Sue Hylland in front of Tabaret Hall.

uOttawa names Sue Hylland Director of Sports Services

The University of Ottawa is proud to announce that Sue Hylland has been appointed Director of Sports Services,...

Une dame qui fait de l'exercice.

Women’s Only Weight Training

Calling all women at uOttawa! Did you know that Sports Services offers specially designed Women’s Only Weight Training? Be part of a dynamic...

Girls doing Pilates, stretching.

Get a different kind of workout with our Pilates Classes

If you’re looking to add something new to your fitness routine you should consider Pilates. People often think Pilates is only for older women,...

Camp d'été de football des Gee-Gees.

Getting to Camps this year

By now you’ve probably noticed all the construction on campus. No matter where you look there’s some sort of renovation or rehabilitation going...

Pool Photo.

Calling all water enthusiasts!

The pool at Montpetit Hall has reopened after some maintenance. This is just in time for summer camps and for you! You may not have known but...

Pizza Background with Gabriel's Pizza and Gee-Gees Camps Logo.

Join us for a Pizza fundraiser in support of Send a kid to camp initiative June 9th

Sports Services would like to invite you to our pizza fundraiser lunch in support of the...

People in fluo: girl on a big training ball and men thinking behind.

Do you know all the benefits of being active?

Being physically active also does not mean you need to be hitting the gym, doing weights or running the track. There are so many different ways...

Legs of people running.

You are running this weekend? Here are some pieces of advice

It’s Ottawa Race Weekend and the temperatures are starting to soar. The summer heat seems to be coming to the city earlier than normal so we’re...

People on a spinning bike during a class.

Climb the hill of fitness with one of our cycling classes this summer

If you’re looking for an activity that will push you and help you become more fit then consider one of our cycling (spinning classes). Why...

Gee-Gees Mascot on a Golf Court swinging a club.

Register now for the SPS Golf Tournament

Dust off those clubs, grab your favourite polo and register for the third annual SPS Golf Tournament, on July 21st 2016. For the past...

Women's Kicking on the side with her leg up. She has a box glove on her hand.

Blow off some steam and work muscles you didn’t know you had!

Whether you’re looking to increase strength, confidence, coordination, or your cardio, the Kickboxing Pro-Fit classes offered by Sports Services...

Gee-Gee on a beach under an umbrella. In the back, the major uOttawa buildings.

Enter the best Summer contest!

Student Services are proud to offer an exciting and exclusive staff contest!

Enter now for a chance to win one of the following:...

Photo of 5 girls, two holding volleyballs, in front of uOttawa Gee-Gees branded wall.

Have you registered your children to a Gee-Gees Camp yet?

It’s nearly that time of the year again, the Gee-Gees Sports Camps begin in just over a month. Have you registered your children yet? There are...

Girl pulling a bar with a personal trainer helping her.

Jump into Physical Activity Month with Sports Services!

Already halfway into the month of May, the weather couldn’t be getting nicer at a better time. Get out and enjoy the sunshine, go for a run,...

Girl in a green shirt doing push ups outside the Sports Complex

Summer has arrived, but it is never too late to get in shape!

Spring has sprung, the days are getting longer and the winter semester is now behind us. It’s the perfect time now to register for the spring...

Light Rail Train Birdview.

Campus Station Closure

Confederation Line construction in the central Transitway corridor continues this spring. Campus Station will close as of April 24th, 2016, and...

Group of women doing fitness with a bar behind their back.

How well do you know our Campus Rec Programs and Activities?

The Campus Rec Department at Sports Services is looking for widespread feedback from our participants in order to improve what we can offer and...

ABT.

Community members appreciation promotion

As a token of appreciation, Sports Services is offering a 15% membership renewal bonus to all community members. Not a member? No problem!...

Campus Rec

INFO: Campus Rec Summer/Spring Programming and Registration!

Take advantage of Sports Services’ registered programming and summer fitness facilities memberships now (April 4)!

Register for one of...

Vince Kang

"The intramural program at uOttawa has been an integral part of my university career."

Intramurals isn’t just about playing sports. It’s an opportunity for people to gather and release their energy after a tough week of studying....

Drop-in basketball

Drop-In - Basketball

The UOttawa GeeGees Basketball teams continue their playoffs, NCAA March Madness is just weeks away and the race to the NBA playoffs is starting...

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Drop-In Is For Everyone!

Take advantage of the FREE drop-in fitness activities and sports that the University has to offer. Ranging from Aqua Zumba to drop-in Hockey...

Intramurals - Ice Hockey

Win or Lose: Intramurals Bring a Load of Fun

“Yeah I’ve got eight white, two minutes for hooking.”

Not sure if Trevor Hickling, the all-star forward on intramural ice hockey team...

Intramurals - Dodgeball

Teams Playing for the Coveted Garnet Spots in the First Week of Dodgeball

It’s the first week of dodgeball at the Lees gym and competition is tough as teams make their first attempt to make it into the big leagues....

Dog sledding

Dog sledding and Snowmobile weekend in Quebec City!

A jam packed action filled weekend! On the agenda and included in the price is: bus transportation, night in Hostel, 1 hour of dog sledding, 1...

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Employee memberships, classes, and promotions!

As an employee you can benefit from the following offers with Sports Services:

Membership Deals

  • From January 4
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Dance Classes for all levels

Did you know the University offers a wide range of dance classes? Past participants rave about how these classes are often the highlight of...

Indoor Cycling

Keep Fitness a Top Priority in 2016

Group exercise provides us with an opportunity to be physically active with others. We have a variety of class formats to keep you motivated and...

Minto Sports Complex

Director - Sports Services

Please be advised that Julie Tam has been appointed Acting Director, Sports Services. Marc Schryburt has resigned from his position with the...

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Captains' Meetings - January 10th, 2016

A captains' meeting will be held the Sunday before the first day of Intramural competition to introduce captains to

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Open House

Free classes at our Open House this Sunday

Join us this Sunday, January 10th for a day filled with FREE classes.

The classes will take place in...

Campus Rec

Winter Registration is HERE! Sign up and get active!

You can register online for all activities using Gee-Gee Reg (please note that online registration for intramurals is only from December 7 – 17...

Cardio activity

Group Fitness activities

Getting into the winter months, it’s time to start thinking about cardio! Cold Canadian winters are hard to get through. Staying active will...

Group Fitness

Employees get active with new programs!

Check out the activities that are starting this November for employees only:

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Intramurals - Hockey

Intramural - Hockey

After six games into the season, it’s Eberle Hills 90210 who holds the coveted top position with a near perfect record of five wins and only one...

Women's soccer intramural

Intramural Spotlight Wednesday Soccer

Wednesday Night Women’s soccer is always a pleasure to watch.  Even with only four teams in this league the girls all exhibit great teamwork,...

Dodgeball teams

Competition Heating Up in Intramural Dodgeball

They say keeping your eye on the ball is the sure-fire way to succeed in the sports world, however that is easier said than done when there are...

Rising Stars

There is no better way to end your day on Tuesdays, but to follow our prowess with soccer stars of the university in the 7235 soccer league at...

Intramurals - Frisbee

Intramural Teams Battling to the End

Heading near the half way mark, competition is firing up in the Ultimate Grey league. Don’t let their motivation to have fun fool you, these...

Students with their intramural t-shirt

Intramural Reading Week Challenge

Travelling over the break? Hanging out in the library?

Post a picture on Instagram of you wearing your intramural t-shirt on your...

Personal trainer

How to study better, start eating brain food

Nutrition during a student’s first or even fourth year is easy to overlook. With midterms looming, many students are holing themselves up in...

Montpetit Hall

A Gee-Gees Centre of High Performance to benefit everyone

Sports Services will proceed with renovations to the basement level of Montpetit Hall in order to construct a new training centre.

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Shotokan

Meet Roland Duval

Hey uOttawa

This week I popped into Lees athletic building to check out uOttawa’s Karate class, and I was able to chat with Roland...

University of Ottawa Pool

Get fit and have fun with pool activities

Did you know that the Gee-Gees’ pool is one of only 3 Olympic-size swimming pools in Ottawa? Get fit and have fun with pool activities including...

Bike Coop

6 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Bike Coop

The Bike Coop is a service to help students fix, tune-up, paint, build, and be there for all their bike related needs. They also have workshops...

Collage of differents campus rec activities.

Student Deals with Sports Services

Once you have paid your incidental fees, you have access to the fitness center in Montpetit Hall (125 University Private) and Sports Complex (...

Get Active and Register for a Campus Rec Activity!

As a student or an all-inclusive member of the gym, you get access to both fitness centres at Montpetit and Sports Complex, the pool, group...

Party Fluo

Fluo Party on September 11

Don't miss the most anticipated event of the year! Dress in white and do not forget fluorescent accessories! Why fluorescent? This activity will...

Summer Camp participants

Gee-Gees Summer Camp – the LIT’s connection in Spain

The University of Ottawa is known as an institution that has quality partnerships with exchange programs all over the world.  The Gee-Gees LIT...

Marc Schryburt, Lenny Sabourin, men, Michel Drapeau, Steve Berneque and another men holding a 6000$ cheque.

Over 40 children sponsored for the Send a Kid to Camp Initiative

This year marks the 25th year that Sports Services organizes a golf tournament for the University community. Previously called the Zany...

Summer Camps

Yearly Golf Tournament: Send a Kid to Camp

You can help underprivileged families send their kids to Gee-Gees summer camps by participating in the yearly charitable Sports Services and...

Fencing.

Gee-Gees Fencing Camp is in Full Swing!

The Gee-Gees summer camp offers a fantastic fencing program that is truly one-of-a-kind in Ottawa! It is offered to youth 10-14 years old and is...

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Participate in the Sports Services and Protection Services’ annual golf tournament

Registration begins on May 4, 2015. You can either register in person or online. For more information, visit the...

Gee-Gees camps

Register Today to Gee-Gees Summer Camps

It is not too late to register your kids for Gee-Gees General Sports Camps or Specialized Sports...

Spring/Summer Activities

Spring/Summer Activities

Have you registered for your spring/summer activities of choice? There are plenty of programs to help you stay active: yoga, running, kickboxing...

Running.

Training for a 5 – 10k marathon this Summer? Take the Stride to Success class!

Running a marathon this summer? Not sure how to train? Sign up for our ...

Volunteer Recruitment.

Become a SAMHI Volunteer!

The Student Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI) is beginning the process of building a nation-wide volunteer network of students advocating...

Mois de la francophonie.

March is the Month of La Francophonie

March is the Month of La Francophonie — a perfect opportunity to learn about and celebrate the French language and its various...

Marc Schryburt

Nomination of Marc Schryburt as Director of Sports Services

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Intra Challenge.

Intramural Reading Week Challenge

Travelling over the break? Hanging out in the library?

Take a picture of you wearing your intramural t-

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Intramurals volleyball.

Intramural Programs are pleased to announce welcome changes as well as impressive statistics

Another year has come and the University of Ottawa Intramural Programs is pleased to announce welcome changes as well as impressive statistics....

Gym photo.

Get Your Fitness On!

Hey Gee-Gees! Did you know that being a student in good standing for the current semester gets you qualified to use the awesome sports...

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Free Programming Sessions Available For All Gee-Gees!

With the semester in full swing and everyone getting settled with their classes, there is no better time to drop in for a free programming...

Intramurals volleyball.

It’s a wrap! Another great season of uOttawa Intramural Volleyball!

As the intramural season closes, uOttawa Intramural Volleyball has experienced a season of excitement, competition and sportsmanship. We would...

Intra-murals soccer.

New Soccer Leagues will be available as of 4 p.m. today!

Due to its popularity and such a high volume of requests for Gee-Gees intramurals soccer, uOttawa is announcing more dates and availabilities....

intramurals registration.

Registration for Programming Starts on December 3rd!

The time is now to sign up for intramurals and programming for the winter semester. Starting December 3rd registration opens and spaces are...

intramurals team.

Intramurals season recap: A great turnout overall!

Fall intramurals have come to a close but what a great season it has been! Staff, Gee-Gees and other participants have put so much effort into...

yoga

It’s All About You: Employee Only Time!

One of the great benefits of being an employee at the University of Ottawa is employee only programming and gym time. This is a great way to use...

t-shirt contest

Intramural Reading Week Challenge Best Pictures

Everyone has that comfy old t-shirt that has travelled all around with them over the years. There’s the fading logo and maybe a rip or stain or...

équipes de soccer intramuraux

Intramural Soccer Demonstrates Both Skill and Kindness

On a cold and rainy Saturday night in the midst of mid-terms, Tottenhammered (grey) and Cleats Deep (black) came ready to play. In the last game...

halloween skate

Spooktacular Healthy and Active Skate

Sports Services and the Healthy and Active Campus Committee would like to invite all uOttawa community to the annual Spooktacular Healthy and...

the lionyls

Gee-Gees Alumnus Looking for his Big Shot!

Gee-Gees football alumnus Zach Raynor and his band the Lionyls have made the finals in Live 88.5’s Big Money Shot contest and on Friday October...

équipe de volleyball

Volleyball Anyone? Join us for the Interfaculty and Services Challenge

It’s that time again, folks! The Interfaculty and Services will be holding its fifth annual volleyball challenge, which brings together students...

people wearing Gee-Gee shirt

Intramural Reading Week Challenge

Travelling over the break? Hanging out in the library?

Take a picture of you wearing your intramural t-shirt on your reading week...

tae cardio

Free programming available for all Gee-Gees!

With the semester in full swing and everyone getting settled with their classes, there is no better time to try our free programming. Come in...

It’s Never Too Late: Sign up for Programming!

Forget to sign up for those Zumba or weight training classes that you’ve been looking forward to? Programming officially kicks off the week of...

rafting

Calling All Outdoors Lovers!

Do you like the outdoors? Gazing at the stars? Seeing nature at its best? Well, coming up in the next few weeks is your chance to participate in...

arts martiaux

Intramural Registration Period Ends September 11th!

There are only a few short days left to sign up for Intramurals so let’s get the ball rolling! Intramurals are a great way to participate in a...

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A new intramurals soccer league is now available

Only 30 seconds after the opening of intramurals soccer registration, all leagues were full. Therefore, we have decided to create a new league...

volleyball

LAST CHANCE to register to intramurals sports!

The 8:00 a.m. lectures, the midterms, and the Kraft Dinner…SO MUCH KRAFT DINNER. Lucky for you Sports Services offers a wide variety of...

Des gens qui font du bicycle intérieur.

Something for everyone with Campus Rec!

The start of a new academic year is just around the corner, and you know what that means.... Campus Rec Registration!
Starting on Tuesday...

Photo of the bootcamp activity.

Get Moving during Lunch Time!

The sun has finally come out, and it’s time to enjoy it! But you’re wondering what to do on a rainy day? Well, you should know that the drop-in...

Photo of four girls at the volleyball camp.

It is not too late to register for summer camps!

Are your children languishing at home all summer? Are they running in circles not knowing how to spend all their excess energy? Gee-Gees summer...

Indoor cycling image.

Try our indoor cycling class for free

Summer is here and you want to be at your best on the beach? Looking for a way to burn body fat and strengthen your muscles? Or maybe you are an...