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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Athletics

  • How and when do I register for intramurals?
    Students can register online by visiting the Campus Recreation website and following the intramural registration steps for the Campus Recreation IMLeagues online module. Registration takes place the first two weeks of September (fall sports) and January (winter sports) each year. All participants must register and pay individually to confirm their spot in the league – intramural team requests can be submitted online through IMLeagues (first-come, first-served). Free agent/individual players are welcome.
  • How can I attend the varsity events?
    All home games are free for Ontario Tech students to attend with their student ID card.  For additional rates and seasons pass information please visit our Ticketing Information page.
  • How can I learn more about the athletics and recreation?
    Please visit any of our facilities or visit the Campus Recreation or Ridgebacks websites for more information.
  • How do I try out for a varsity sports team?
    Tryout information for all of the Ridgeback varsity sport teams can be found on the Ridgebacks' Website.  Please be aware that some tryout dates take place prior to the start of classes.
  • Is there a dress code at the Flex?

    Yes, for reasons of safety and equipment longevity, the Flex does enforce a dress code. Proper athletic attire must be worn in the Flex, for example, no boots or sandals, no pants with belt loops, buckles or zippers. See the Flex Rules and Regulations and Dress Code for more detail.

  • What are extramurals and what sports are offered?

    Extramurals provide the opportunity for students to compete in a higher level of sport, be a part of a competitive team, travel throughout Ontario to compete against other post-secondary institutions and to further develop sport-specific skills. 

    Sports include: 

    • Volleyball (All-Gender) 
    • Men’s hockey
    • Women’s hockey 
    • Women’s flag football
    Please visit the Campus Recreation website for information on tryouts, tournament dates and more.
  • What are intramurals and what sports are offered?

    Intramurals are organized, student-based sporting leagues offered in a variety of co-ed sports and activities.

    Sports include: 

    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Dodgeball
    • Flag football 
    • Floorball hockey
    • Ice hockey 
    • Soccer 
    • Volleyball

    Many sports are offered in a recreational and competitive division of play.

  • What athletic facilities are on campus?

    Ontario Tech University has a number of athletic facilities on campus including:

    • Campus Recreation & Wellness Centre (FLEX Centre, five gymnasiums, fitness/dance studios, ETS North, Varsity Academic Success Centre)
    • Campus Ice Centre (two-pad skating facility)
    • Vaso’s Field (outdoor multi-sport turf field)
    • Campus Fieldhouse (indoor multi-sport turf field)
  • What is the Flex and where is it located on campus?
    The Flex is a 10,000 square foot fitness facility with cardio, resistance and accessory equipment. It is located on the second floor of the Campus Recreation & Wellness Centre at the north campus.
  • What leagues and conferences do our varsity team compete in?
    Varsity athletics competes in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and U SPORTS.
  • What services are offered at the Flex?

    The Flex runs a variety of free and paid programming throughout the year.

    • The Flex offers a variety of in person and virtual group fitness classes. Group fitness classes are offered in the fall, winter, spring and summer semesters with one free week in the fall and winter. Students then pay to participate for the remainder of the semester.
    • The Flex offers free yoga classes every Wednesday in July and August in Polonsky Commons
    • Personal Training by CSEP Certified Personal Trainers are available all year round. Our affordable rates are second to none!
  • What varsity sports are offered?

    Varsity Athletics delivers a first class intercollegiate program in a variety of both men’s and women’s sports.

    • Soccer
    • Hockey
    • Basketball
    • Badminton
    • Rowing
    • Golfing
    • Curling
    • Lacrosse
    • Dance
    If you have any questions about a specific sport, feel free to contact one of our staff members or head coaches.

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