Sports & Fitness

  • 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

  • Cheveldayoff remains general manager

    Hockey is central to many Canadians’ notion of national identity. Recent sexual-assault allegations have been the latest indicator of a dangerous side to hockey culture and have rocked the Winnipeg hockey community.

  • The ‘return’ of the Winnipeg Jets

    After playing most of last season outside of Manitoba due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winnipeg Jets have returned to their home arena, the recently renamed Canada Life Centre. True North Sports + Entertainment (TNSE), the Jets’ owners and operators, have kept the pandemic in mind in their planning for the upcoming year

  • Where arts and active transportation intersect

    Winnipeg holds many intersections of arts and active transportation. Monthly events like Bike Jam bring together arts, community and physical activity in tandem with events like the Rainbow Trout Music Festival.

  • U of W Fitness Centre offers online courses

    Helping students stay active during the pandemic

  • Tensions between church and skate

    Queer skate community says The Edge Skatepark’s religious ties exclude many

  • Building a community for accessible sports

    Manitoban athletes with disabilities share their stories

  • Active inclusion

    Taking up a new sport can be daunting for various reasons, but many 2SLGBTQIA+ folks face additional barriers.

  • Waiting for the ball to be in court

    While some private gyms have resumed service as part of Manitoba’s reopening policies, the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) athletics facilities and programs have remained closed, and varsity sports, including the Wesmen, may or may not happen during the winter 2021 semester. 

  • It’s a team effort

    I remember looking at my phone and scoffing, in mild disbelief, when my Instagram feed suddenly filled with posts about the NBA suspending their season after a player tested positive for the novel coronavirus. That was back in March, and now, sports as we knew them no longer exist.

  • It’s time to move

    With social distancing, proper handwashing and self-isolation remaining as crucial preventive practices to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Winnipeg’s Athletic Therapy Centre (ATC) and its Department of Recreation Services have created programs to aid in physical wellness.

  • Let her speak

    With most professional and amateur sports leagues around the world on hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the Olympics postponed until 2021, it can seem like sports have been reduced to reruns, along with the “see 10, do 10” push-up chain and toilet paper challenge attempts athletes post on Instagram.

  • Wesmen players recognized for outstanding seasons

    As the volleyball season winds down, three University of Winnipeg (U of W) Wesmen players are being recognized by the Canada West conference for their outstanding seasons.

  • City briefs

    Heart Médicin Gathering // Search for the associate dean of arts // On-campus golf program // Free film screening // Disease control seminar // Disabled bodies in literature

  • Far from a slam dunk

    In the weeks since former NBA star Kobe Bryant’s untimely death in a helicopter crash, it’s been nearly impossible to browse the internet without seeing tributes to the 41-year-old basketball legend.

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