Archive for September 21st, 2008

The ORC Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Last time I covered the some of the opportunities available at the Student Recreation Center. In the same building is the Outdoor Recreation Center which offers numerous services to the student body. They have organized trips into the mountains and even over-seas and have guides to help you learn about enjoying the beauty of Colorado, the rugged way. Bike, ski, and snowboard maintenance is another great part of the ORC; along with maintenance comes the ability to rent various equipment for just about any outdoor activity including climbing, backpacking, camping, and mountain biking. The ORC is a tremendous resource if you are looking to take a trip into the mountains, would like to learn more about the outdoors (the ORC has various workshops throughout the year that cover everything from outdoor cooking to bicycle maintenance), or are an experienced outdoorsman but need some equipment.

Also on the Mines campus is Volk Gymnasium. Generally reserved for athletes, it is still a great resource for students. Inside there is a weight room, a wrestling room, a basketball court, and a pair of racquetball courts. Right next to Volk is Steinhauer Fieldhouse which includes an indoor track and lots of space for many types of sports or various physical activities.

One of the more fun parts of CSM is the great selection of intramural sports offered. Everything from flag football to golf to ping pong is available. The locations for these are spread all over campus and some occur at the intramural fields that are located on the very west side of campus.

This campus has multiple opportunities for staying active, all you have to do is get out there and explore them! Grab a buddy and play some ultimate Frisbee on Kafadar or take a bike ride up to the M, but make sure you do not waste the opportunities you have.