Algonquin’s recreational sports leagues may not be as serious as their varsity teams, but to the people who participate in them, they matter just as much.
“It’s pretty important to be honest,” said Moe Mroue, an SA representative staffing the front desk at the gym. “Just to get your mind off study breaks, take an hour to get physical, I think it’s pretty important.”
Mroue himself doesn’t find as much time to participate as he used to, but as a part of his job he helps organize and keep score for Algonquin’s recreational leagues.
The SA offers rec leagues in various sports, ranging from volleyball to basketball to floor hockey and even dodgeball. This gives ample opportunity for people interested in many different sports to participate and compete.
Students can form teams with their friends and classmates and compete against others at the college.
But rec leagues aren’t the only sports opportunities offered at Algonquin.
At various times, the college also offers something called open gym. As long as you have a change of clothes and a different pair of shoes, you can take part in one of the numerous pickup games taking place. It’s an opportunity to connect with other students at the college outside of class.
“I’ve met so many people,” said Aidan Corrigan, 18, an electrical engineering student at Algonquin. “It means a lot, I get to meet new people and experience the college in a different way.”
With recreational leagues and open gym time in addition to the school’s varsity teams, sports at Algonquin are accessible to every student. Registration for rec leagues are now open and will be open as long as two weeks into the season.