Classic Cross Country Ski grooming has resumed on the UW-Green Bay Arboretum Trails! UREC Outdoors staff has groomed six miles of trail this week for classic skiing and plans to maintain them for the rest of the season. Trails are groomed in several tracts of the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum and parts of the Shorewood Golf Course. See attached trail map for distances and elevation change. Trails open for use free of charge to all comers. Hikers, snowshoers, and cyclists please remain to the side of groomed tracks whenever possible. Waxless XC Skis are available for rental from UREC Outdoors to UW-Green Bay students, faculty/staff, and the greater community.
Looking for safe outdoor activities? How about paddleboarding and kayaking, or camping?! UREC has sanitized equipment for rent including paddle boards, kayaks, canoes and everything you need for a weekend camping experience. Members of the UW-Green Bay campus and greater community are welcome to rent at this time, and you can learn safely in the “Intro to Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) and Kayak course. “Learn how to set up and use your SUP by practicing fin placement, basic paddle strokes, and how to enter/exit the water effectively. Become a better kayaker by learning how to pack your kayaking equipment effectively and by practicing kayak-specific paddle strokes.” Everything you need to know including how to rent is on the UREC website or e-mail Ethan Harvey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos: Life Around Campus
A walk around any UW-Green Bay campus this week will look different from previous semesters! Students, staff and faculty will see signage regarding social distancing, wearing masks and frequent hand washing. See photos from life around the Green Bay campus, including a number of “GB Week” activities including an outdoor photo booth, kayaking, disc golf, s’mores and more.
The fitness center at the Kress Center reopened on Monday, August 10. At the current time, it is open only to UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. All patrons will be required to reserve a 75-minute time slot on the UREC at UWGB app to use the Fitness Center. All details and app instructions are available on the Kress Center website. UREC also began renting outdoor equipment.
Live classes from URec Today – Yoga – 12:30 p.m. – Facebook Live Wednesday – Zumba – Noon – Zoom (e-mail email@example.com) for the link Thursday – Yoga – 12:30pm – Facebook Live Friday – Zumba – 12:00pm – Zoom (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) for the link
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To raise awareness while following social distancing guidelines and mandates, Healthy Choices Task Force, UREC Outdoors and Family Services Sexual Assault Center are partnering to host a virtual run/walk/hike. Spread awareness and stay active by yourself or with members of your household! Instructions for Participation:
1. Download the AllTrails App on your smartphone.
2. You can use a suggested trail or create your own route.
3. Every time you go out for a run, walk or hike, hit record at the start of your activity.
4. When you have finished your activity, hit the record button again and click save.
5. Take a screenshot of your activity stats (length, time – map is optional).
6. Upload each activity to Instagram, tagging @urecoutdoors_uwgb, @uwgb_hctf, and @sacfsnew including #uwgbSAAM and #virtualuwgb.
Prizes (to UW-Green Bay students only) will be awarded at the end of the challenge for longest single activity and most activity.
Twenty-five teams of UW-Green Bay students battled to stay afloat while sinking their competitors during “Canoe Battleship” at the Kress Events Center pool, Thursday, Jan. 30. The winners of the aquatic competition got their names on the canoe paddle and a victory t-shirt.
“It’s super fun, it’s unique and different. It’s not something you get to do every day. And our turnout is great,” Casey Pivonka, Kress Event Center recreation coordinator, told members of the media.
The participants in the UREC Winter Break Trip have a live feed of their locations, so people can follow them on their adventures. The feed is provided through a SPOT Location device. See the Facebook post for more.
The UREC Outdoors Equipment Rental Center is now open and ready to see to your outdoor needs! Whether it’s a tent, kayak, or just a backpack, the rental center has you covered. Operating out of the Kress Events Center, the rental center is ready to lend out most anything you need from their 100+ piece inventory of outdoor equipment. Rentals are available for students, university affiliates (faculty/staff/alumni) and community members. Stop by KEC 126 or check out the website for more information!
How is it that on a trail that is more than 2,000 miles long, UW-Green Bay alumni and students managed to connect at just the right time and location. Alumni Jenna Walton ’07 (Biology) and Nick Walton ’07 ’16 (Biology and Environmental Science and M.S. in Environmental Science & Policy) (pictured bottom left) have just begun their journey across the entire Appalachian Trail. They hope to walk the entire trail over the next year or so. On their journey they crossed paths with UW-Green Bay’s UREC Outdoor adventurers — a group of students walking the trail over spring break.
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