Try A Sport Tuesday
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Tuesday, January 19th: Sledding and Snow Tubing
Is there anything better than a snow day? Of course not! In the first Try a Sport Tuesday Episode of 2021 we're going to talk about some great spots in Philadelphia to sled or snow tube when it snows. Click here for some suggestions in the city and surrounding area. We know that it doesn't always snow that much here, so click here for places to snow tube in the area, click here for a list that not only includes snow tubing but skiing. Now lets start hoping for the next snow day so we can break out our sleds and tubes! Past episodes are listed below.
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Tuesday, December 8th: Card Games
Looking for something new to do? Of course, thats why you're here for another episode of Try a Sport Tuesday! This week we're going to introduce you to something that has endless possibilities, a deck of cards. There are so many games you can play with a deck of cards, no matter the number of people you have to play! Click here for some of our suggestions and see the link below for even more suggestions. Who knows maybe you'll even advance to magic tricks with cards! Past episodes are listed below.
- Tuesday, December 1st: Ice Skating
The weather is starting to turn chillier and we are all looking for some fun activities to do outside. In this week's episode of Try a Sport Tuesday we look at ice skating. We are lucky in the Philadelphia area to not only have a number of indoor rinks, however there are a couple of outdoor rinks that allow you to try ice skating. In fact there are two in the city of Philadelphia! So lace up those skates, bundle up, mask up and work on your Olympic moves...or just trying to stay upright! Click here for additional information or check out the links below.
- Ice Skating Venues in Philadelphia and the Suburbs
- Rothman Rink at Dilworth Plaza
- Blue Cross River Rink Winterfest
- Tuesday, November 17th: Board Games
The weather outside is getting colder, so in this week's Try a Sport Tuesday we look at Board Games! There are so many great options to play inside with members of your family. Whether you play some tried and true classics or you discover something new and interesting, there is hours of fun to be had! Check out our list below of classic games and newer ones, maybe you'll find some new fun to play indoors this winter!
- The 50 Best Board Games of All-Time from Better Homes and Garden
- Best New Board Games of 2020
- 5 Board Game Recomendations from Try a Sport Tuesday's
- Tuesday, November 10th: Running
We're back! Check out this week's episode of Try a Sport Tuesday where we talk about running. Running or jogging are great life-long activities that you can do recreationally or competitively at all ages. CLICK HERE to view this week's episode. Check out the links below for some great resources and make sure to register for Campus Recreation's Fall Break 5K by clicking here.
- Philadelphia Running Routes from STRAVA
- Running Routes in Philadelphia from Great Runs
- Running Routes in Philadelphia Suburbs from Great Runs
- The Newbie Guide to Running in Cold from Runners World
- Tuesday, November 3rd: Go Vote
We're off this week...make sure you get out and vote!
- Tuesday, October 27: Frisbee
In this week's episode of Try a Sport Tuesday we introduce you to an activity that is universal in how you can play it, Frisbee. You can grab a friend or two and toss the frisbee around at the beach or a grassy field. You can also visit a local frisbee golf course and combine it with last week's activity! Lastly you can take frisbee to a competitive level by playing a game of Ultimate Frisbee. We're not sure if there is a more universal activity! Click HERE to view this week's video where Pete Vincent talks about the basics of frisbee. Also click HERE for the basics of Ultimate Frisbee or HERE to learn about Frisbee Golf. So let it fly and have some fun! Past episode
- Tuesday, October 20th: Golf
FORE! Look out for this week's episode of Try a Sport Tuesday as we hit the links and talk about the game of golf. Golf is a great game that you can learn at any point in your life and can play it most of the year. As you get ready to hit the links check out this great article for beginners from Golf Digest. Click HERE for some information on golf in the Philadelphia area. Let us know when you hit your first Hole in One!
- Tuesday, October 13: Table Tennis
We've spent many of our Try a Sport Tuesday episodes focusing on some outdoor activities. In this week's episode Pete Vincent, Assistant Director for Programs, will introduce you to Table Tennis or Ping Pong. Its a great indoor (or outdoor activity) that you can do with two-four people. Click HERE to view this week's episode. Also watch this great video HERE that explains the sport in more detail. Past episodes can be found below.
Tuesday, October 6th: "Different" Ways to Get Around the City
In last week's episode of Try a Sport Tuesday we talked about cycling options in the Philadelphia area. In this week's episode we look at some "different" ways to get around the City of Philadelphia. We'll investigate seeing the sites of Center City via Segway and some fun spots to learn to skateboard in the area. Click here for information on Segway rentals and a locations to skateboard in and around Philadelphia. Past episodes can be found below.
- Tuesday, September 29th: Cylcing
Check out this week's Try a Sport Tuesday where we will talk about biking in and around Philadelphia. If you do not have a bike, that is OK, we will introduce you to some places to rent a bike to enjoy all the sights around the city. Click HERE to watch this week’s episode of Try a Sport Tuesday and start pedalling!
- Tuesday, September 22nd: Skydiving
It's Week 5 of Try a Sport Tuesday and this week we are introducing you to our adventurous side as we talk about skydiving. We’ll talk with Chris Hopkins, Associate Director for Facilities about his skydiving experience. Additionally we’ll point you in the direction of some skydiving venues in the Philadelphia area so you can show your adventurous side! So check out this week’s episode HERE.
- Tuesday, September 15th: What is QB54?
With the NFL season starting, Episode 4 of Try a Sport Tuesday will introduce you to QB54, it is a fun, new football-based game. It's a quick, easy and exciting activity you can do with 1-3 friends in a variety of venues. We think you’ll enjoy it! Click HERE for an explanation of the game and let’s play some QB54! For more information check out QB54's Website.
- Tuesday, September 8th: Kayaking in and around Philadelphia
In this week's episode of Try A Sport Tuesday, we're going to show you some places in and around Philadelphia that you can hit the open waters in a kayak! Kayaking is a great physical activty that also allows you to see some of the sites around the area and experience nature. Click here for a list of outfitters who can help get you set up on your next adventure!
- Tuesday, September 1st: League offerings in and around Philadelphia
In this week's episode of Try A Sport Tuesday, we're going to share some information a couple of great recreational and competitive leagues in and around the city. We know many of you love to play sports at all levels, here are some organizations currently offering activities. Click here to for more information. Campus Recreation's Intramural Supervisor, Nick Tarducci shares his knowledge about one of these organizations, Heyday Athletics. Click here to listen.
Tuesday, August 25th: What is Try A Sport Tuesday and What are E-Sports?
This week in Try A Sport Tuesday, our Associate Director for Programs, Jay Gallagher introduces this new weekly series and what you can expect during the semester. We also discuss the newest Intramural offering for this Fall, E-Sports. Click HERE to learn about Try A Sport Tuesday!
Challenge week 1 - Can you Hula Hoop? Join our staff and their little helpers to meet the challenge of hooping in our social media sites. Check out some facts from the http://tenrandomfacts.com/hula-hoop/
- Hula hoops date back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, and were used for a similar purpose as they are today, and were a popular toy in England around the 1300s, while around the same time, Native Americans also used them for dancing purposes.
- The longest recorded duration for a single hula hoop to be hooped is 74 hours and 54 minutes, a record set in Ohio, United States by Aaron Hibbs in late 2009.