Sports & Fitness

  • Reinventing the ring

    Attending your first professional wrestling match is a bit like attending a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening.

    You have to see it live. You can never fully anticipate it. And, often, it’s best to go in blind.

  • Wesmen undefeated in classic

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W) men’s volleyball team delivered a commanding performance in the 2023 Wesmen Classic, winning all four of their games in the Dec. 28 to 30 weekend tournament. They were the only undefeated team.

  • Favourite local athlete

    1. Brady Oliveira (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

    2. Bobby Schink (wrestler)

    3. Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets)

  • Wesmen goalkeeper named Canada West second-team all-star

    Wesmen women’s soccer goalkeeper Madison Priebe is now an all-star. The University of Winnipeg sophomore was recently named a Canada West second-team all-star after a record-breaking 2023 season.

  • City briefs

    Winnipeg rally for ceasefire in Gaza Strip // Off to the Grey Cup // Nygard convicted of sexual assaults // No quick fix for vandalized city bus shelters // Video-chat service Omegle shuts down // Repairing Fort Gibraltar ahead of festival

  • Wesmen training for ‘tough’ home opener

    The University of Winnipeg Wesmen women’s volleyball team will soon square off against some of the toughest opponents in the Canada West conference.

  • Skating with pride, for Pride

    Many queer people have, at some point or another, struggled to fit in. 2SLGBTQIA+ folks who encounter obstacles or discrimination in communities and subcultures often need to carve out spaces and events for themselves. That’s where Pride Skate comes in.

  • Beyond the clubs

    Months ago, I nervously showed up to an Out There Winnipeg (OTW) queer volleyball practice for the first time.

  • Defensive maneuvers

    When five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo signed with Saudi Arabian soccer club Al Nassr late last year, critics cited the move as yet another example of sportswashing.

  • Favourite local athlete

    1. Seth Jarvis
    2. Nic Demski
    3. Brady Oliveira

  • City briefs

    Blue Bombers advance to Grey Cup// Funding for new childcare spaces// Call for another mask mandate// National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation// Need for increased safety measures for Winnipeg Transit drivers// Plan to recruit 2,000 healthcare workers

  • A misplaced morality in sports

    “No time period in baseball is clean,” Matt Snyder writes for CBS Sports.

  • ‘A game-changer for me’

    A popular program for new runners returns to Winnipeg on Sept. 11.

  • Swimming in options

    The Canadian Red Cross swimming program famous for its collectible badges will soon come to an end, leaving many people feeling nostalgic and disheartened.

  • A city for all

    Winnipeg has set a goal of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2030. Given that residential and commercial vehicles are currently Winnipeg’s largest sources of emissions, making the city less car-centric will play a big role in meeting climate goals.

  • Getting active for a good cause

    Virtual 5Ks and other races have become increasingly popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ability for runners to socially distance, choose their own locations and participate at their own pace have made them an attractive option for beginners and seasoned runners alike.

  • PROFile: No barriers to movement

    Andrea Smith has a bachelor of physical education degree and has been a kinesiology instructor for the past 13 years. She has lived within a 10-block radius from where she was born in River Heights all her life.

  • New Year, Same Sh*t

    I was excited to nicely tuck away the “pandemic part” of my life away and go back to “normal.”

  • Favourite local dancer

    1. Dancing Gabe
    2. Ella Steele
    3. Sophia Lee

  • Favourite local athlete

    1. Desiree Scott
    2. Nikolaj Ehlers
    3. John Rush

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