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The Provincial Government has introduced a new COVID-19 framework. To find out how this will affect you and our programs, please click here to visit gryphons.ca/What’s New.  Everyone is required to complete the U of G COVID-19 Screening Form prior to every visit > uoguel.ph/COVID19screening 

Team Building/Bonding

Athletics offers several team building opportunities in our versatile facilities.  Each program is customized to the needs and desired outcomes of the group participating with a wide range of activities available.  Packages can also be adapted to include a leadership/communication debrief activity.  Sessions are designed to be half-day in length with meal options available in partnership with Hospitality Services.  Some sample team building activities that we run include:

Snow Days - Online Trivia

January 22, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

A virtual play experience offered in collaboration with the "Snow Days" initiative for the winter 2021 semester start.  Participants will compete in an online trivia activity that will cover all sorts of general themes and genres.  This activity will be run on both Kahoot! and Microsoft Teams platform and is FREE to all registered U of G students.  

Register on Connect: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/uofg/Activity_Search/15983 

Snow Days - Digital Scavenger Hunt 

January 29, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

A virtual play experience offered in collaboration with the "Snow Days" initiative for the winter 2021 semester start.  Participants will compete to find items around their home in a race against the clock to complete the scavenger hunt.  This activity will be run on the Microsoft Teams platform and is FREE to all registered U of G students.  

Register on Connect: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/uofg/Activity_Search/15984 

 

Excursions

High Ropes Course
Zip Line
Glen Eden Ski Trip
Ski Trip
High Ropes Course
Zip Line
Glen Eden Ski Trip
Ski Trip

Programming temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

Provincewide COVID-19 Shutdown Update Dec 21/20:  Program registration for Winter 2021 is not available at this time. 
Following government directives, the University of Guelph Department of Athletics is closed as Ontario moves into a Provincewide Shutdown. Our facilities will stay closed and all external business will be cancelled until further notice. For the Department of Athletics, this includes registered programs, fitness memberships and facility rentals. ⁠⠀
Updates:
Visit gryphons-covid-19.ca for Gryphon internal protocols & opening procedures. 
Visit uoguelph.ca/covid-19 for all University of Guelph COVID-19 information 
 
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. 

Indoor Rock Climbing (temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)

Our UGAA Rock Wall Centre is a state of the art facility that includes top roping, bouldering and lead climbing.  Participants will climb in a safe and positive environment led by our climbing instructors and learn climbing safety as well as belaying technique.  Working together as both a climber and belayer, teams of two will then tackle a wide range of routes that will satisfy climbers of all skills and experiences.  All necessary equipment is provided at the Rock Wall facility.  

Escape Room (temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)

Teams will have to work cooperatively bringing together all their strengths and skills to achieve freedom for this labyrinth.  Escape rooms are a new phenomenon that work as a great team bonding activity that will challenge new or seasoned teams.  Teams will have to use their communication/observation skills to sift through useful clues buried among useless information.  Who will emerge as leaders and will their team follow them?  No previous experience or equipment is required to participate in this activity.      

Bubble Soccer (temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)

Inflatable sports offer all the physical activity a traditional sport would but with the added element of bouncing and bumping into your opponents (maybe even team mates).  Our friendly staff of referees with set-up the orbs and field of play followed by a safety orientations.  Our Bubble Orbs comes in different shapes and sizes to accommodate groups of all ages.  Groups can play different configurations of 4v4 or 5v5 in a single game or mini-tournament format.  All necessary equipment is provided including knee pads which are mandatory.   

Nerf Battle (temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)

Our Nerf battle royal is by far our most popular team building activity.  Groups are split into teams and play various formats from all out team vs team battles to one-on-one  single shot games or even capture the flag!  Before every event, our team of experts builds a cardboard box terrain that allows teams and player to formulate the best strategies to survive and dominate.  All of the nerf guns and foam bullets are provided with this event as well as safety glasses for players.  This event is great for large groups of 20-30 plus; check out the video below to see more.    

For more information on packages and pricing please contact Justin Toth at tothj@uoguelph.ca   

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