Women in Recreation

Women in Recreation Month

 

Women in Recreation Month empowers women to step outside of their comfort zone by trying new recreational endeavors while celebrating strength and community.

The month is organized week by week with special events and programs throughout. Gain new experiences and celebrate the community created by Women in Recreation Month. 

February 1-5

ShePlays—Focus on Women in Sport

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Time

Activity

Location

 

Information

 

2/1

6:30 7:15 p.m.

Women’s Triathlon Training 101 Swim Clinic

SRC Pool

 

Learn the basics of what it takes to train for and complete a triathlon. Topics covered will include the different types of triathlons and clothing and equipment used for triathlons.

 

2/2

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

4v4 Women’s Volleyball   Tournament

SRC

 

Create a team to participate in this evening’s Women in Recreation tournament! Sign up for 4v4 Women's Volleyball Tournament.

 

2/2

4:00 5:00 p.m.

Women’s CrossFit

Smith 21

 

Join coaches for a Women’s CrossFit class to check out this popular format!

 

 

February 6-12

SheLifts—Focus on Women in the Weightroom

Date

Time

Activity

Location

 

Information

 

2/6-2/10

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Women’s Only Hours

Down Under 101D

 

Utilize our private, closed space for your workout.

 

2/7 & 2/9

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Women’s CrossFit

Smith 21

 

Join coaches for a Women’s CrossFit class to check out this popular format!

 

2/8

6:30 7:15 p.m.

Women Swimming for Strength Clinic

SRC Pool

 

This clinic is designed to help you learn a variety of ways to use the water to improve your fitness. Work with one of our UREC Swim Instructors to learn ways to make the pool part ofyour workout.

 

2/9

6:00 7:30 p.m.

Women’s Deadlift Competition

SRC Weight Room

 

Check our website for updates on this event!

 

 

February 13-19

SheMoves—Focus on Women Making a Change Through Recreation

Date

Time

Activity

Location

 

Information

 

2/13-2/17

4:00 –  4:45 p.m.

Women’s Only Hours

Down Under 101D

 

Utilize our private, closed space for your workout.

 

2/14

5:30 –  6:30 p.m.

One Billion Rising: Zumba

SRC Court 1

 

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at seven billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Join us in this Zumba class as we take a stand against women’s violence! For more information click here.

 

2/15

6:30 –  7:15 p.m.

Women Swimming for Exercise Clinic

SRC Pool

 

This clinic is designed to help you learn a variety of ways to use the water to improve your fitness. Work with one of our UREC Swim Instructors to learn ways to make the pool part of your workout. 

 

2/15

6:15 –  7:30 p.m.

SheThrowsDown: PGB Showcase

SRC Court 3

 

Our way to celebrate the community of Pink Gloves Boxing! We will be presenting a giant PGB class with tons of energy and some surprises along the way!

 

 

February 20-28

SheRocks—Focus on Women in the Outdoors

Date

Time

Activity

Location

 

Information

 

2/21

7:00 –  9:00 p.m.

Women’s Intro to Climbing Movement Clinic

SRC Climbing Wall

 

New to climbing? Come learn a variety of techniques to get your climbing career off the ground! Register for the Climbing Movement Clinic.

 

2/22

6:30 –  7:15 p.m.

Women’s Triathlon Open Water Training Swim Clinic

SRC Pool

 

Get used to the distance –  make sure you can comfortably swim further than your open water distance in the pool. Open water techniques covered include sighting, deep water starts, turning, breathing both ways, and group swimming.

 

2/23

7:00 –  9:00 p.m.

Women’s Belay Clinic

SRC Climbing Wall

 

Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. Register for the Women's Belay Clinic.

 

2/23

7:00 –  8:00 p.m.

ShePoops: Women’s Hygiene in the Outdoors

Outdoor Recreation Center

 

Backcountry trips can be a challenge if you don’t know bathroom basics. Come learn tips, tricks, and LNT Outdoor Ethics and review a variety of gadgets that make a lady’s outdoor life easier.

 

2/24-2/25

4:00 –  6:00 p.m.

Women’s XC Ski and Snoga Retreat

Palouse  DIvide

 

Relax, rejuvenate, and celebrate Women in Recreation Month with cross-country skiing and yoga during this overnight retreat at Palouse Divide Lodge. Cabin accommodations and some meals are provided by the lodge as part of this program. Space is limited; register for the Ski and Snoga Retreat by 2/15.

 

2/26

8:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m.

Women’s Mountaineering Skills Clinic

Moscow Mountain

 

This local day trip provides an educational opportunity to develop basic mountaineering skills. In this introductory one-day course, participants will learn basic snow travel techniques, including kicking steps, rest step, self-belay with ice axe, self-arrest with ice axe, and sitting glissade. Space is limited; register for the Mountaineering Skills Clinic by 2/19.

 

2/28

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

No Man’s Land Adventure Film Festival

CUB: Butch’s Den

 

Join us for all-female adventure film festival dedicated to showcasing passionate and powerful women exploring their environments. We’ll host a panel of female outdoor professionals and a raffle of outdoor goods and gear as well. Register for the Adventure Film Festival.

 


Please direct questions to mandy.schenkemeyer@wsu.edu.

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Registration Ends April 9

Women's Cascades Mountaineering

Apr 20 - Apr 23 in ORC Mt. Rainier, WA
[Thrs] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[F] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$185 - $225
 
 
This 3-day instructional climb teaches you some of the basics of glacier mountaineering, including self-arrest training, as well as glacier and rope techniques while ascending this beautiful giant of the Cascades. We'll be traveling as high as Camp Muir, which at 10,000 feet, is the most popular base camp for climbers making a bid for the summit. On this climb, you'll get a taste of the alpine climbing experience, take in extravagant views and get up close and personal with Washington's highest peak! With a 3:1 climber to facilitator ratio, we offer a very personal experience from seasoned and knowledgeable adventure facilitators. (Please read remainder of the trip description for IMPORTANT information). A certain level of fitness is necessary in order for the group to reach its camp at the top of the Muir snowfield (8 miles, 4640 feet of elevation gain, and a 10,080 foot high-point). It’s recommended that at the time of the climb, you have the level of fitness to be able to run 5 miles at a 10 minute mile pace (or a comparable equivalent). This is not a prerequisite, or requirement, but we believe that you and the rest of the group will have a better chance for an enjoyable experience if you were at that level when we start our climb. Due to the tight timeline this trip will be departing no later than 4:00pm on Thursday April 20th. Please make arrangements so you are able to depart at this time. A mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place at the ORC on April 13th from 6pm-9pm. Trip rating is level 3. This trip will be physically challenging and strenuous; a moderate to high level of fitness is required for this program. While no mountaineering experience is required, experience backpacking and traveling in a winter environment are strongly preferred. Trip cost includes: group gear, transportation, permits, and trip facilitators. Food, clothing, and mountaineering boots are NOT included. Gear requirements for mountaineering are lengthy. The ORC will be providing ropes, harnesses, helmets, headlamps, tents, sleeping bags and other group gear. Appropriate clothing and footwear (mountaineering boots) is required and not provided by the Outdoor Recreation Center. Please let us know if this is an issue so we can help in whatever way we can. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Pre-Requisite: Prior experience backpacking with a heavy load and traveling in a winter environment is highly preferred. During the Pretrip meeting participants are required to bring all of their equipment (including mountaineering boots, unless renting) to ensure that all equipment is appropriate for the program.