Swimming, gym free to current students

Students can work out for free in the college Wellness Center, said Charlie Tarver, sports and recreation assistant.

The Wellness Center is located on the southwest side of the Main Building.

Tarver said students can use the basketball and volleyball courts in the gym just by checking in at the desk first.

The hours for the weight room and basketball courts are Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, said Eric Watson recreation and sports specialist.

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Intramural sports gets new website

An exciting new chapter for Intramural Sports is about to come of age at OCCC.

“We are going to introduce a new intramural registration site, which is more of a membership management site,” said Eric Watson, recreation and fitness specialist.

The new website is called Imleagues and is everything wrapped up in one.

It has game schedules and team information — basically all the descriptions and announcements involved with intramural sports, Watson said.

He said he believes the site will make intramural sports more efficient.

Students can now register for Intramural sports online at www.imleagues.com/Schools/OCCC/Registration.

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Spring fitness classes at OCCC

This spring, OCCC is offering a wide variety of fitness classes for those age 3 and up, according to the Fitness and Recreation manual.

All spring fitness classes are open to the public. The only events limited to students are the intramural sports programs, said Jenny Kellbach, Recreation and Fitness assistant.

Every fitness class this spring is located in the Wellness Center.

Kellbach said current OCCC students receive discounts toward all fitness classes. There are no cancellation fees for individuals after signing up.

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Intramural sports almost here

5-on-5 basketball for both men and women will be among the intramural sports on tap this semester.

OCCC students can look forward to a number of intramural sports to either participate in or cheer on from the sidelines.

For all intramural sports, students can sign up as an individual or as a team, according to the intramural student handbook.

The times and dates for all sporting activities are not yet available, when they are the Pioneer will list the dates and times.

There also will be a Basketball Hot Shots Challenge available for students who are good at shooting the basketball.

Students will be able to play CoRec Softball and CoRec Badminton.

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Basketball season on the horizon

As the semester comes to a close, so does the fall intramural sports season. After the conclusion of OCCC flag football, students turn their attention to the 5-on-5-basketball season next semester.

Eric Watson, Sports and Recreation specialist, said intramural basketball garners a lot of attention.

“It’s really popular among the students at the college,” Watson said. “We usually get a lot of people to participate and this year shouldn’t be any different.”

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OCCC offers fitness classes

As students return to OCCC after the Thanksgiving holiday, many may be looking for ways to lose the holiday weight they put on from helpings of turkey, stuffing, and pie.

OCCC offers a variety of fitness classes at times that are convenient for everyone. Classes start as early as 7:45 a.m. and end as late as 8:15 p.m.

For students looking for an intense workout, OCCC offers a Cardio Kickboxing class that started Dec. 1.

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Triple Pen wins tournament

With the onset of the NBA and college basketball season, OCCC is getting into the mix following the flag football season.

Before the intramural season of 5-on-5 basketball, the college held a 3-on-3 tournament Nov. 10 in the OCCC gym.

Four teams came to play that day in hopes of taking home the tournament crown. The Dream Team, the Hoopers, the OKC Ballers, and Triple Pen took their turns in the round robin competition.

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