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Article by Brigitte Rec

    Starting this fall, the Roanoke College recreation department is welcoming two new sports to their long list of activities provided for students on campus. Men and women’s ice hockey and tennis have been added after popular demand.

       Sitting down with Roanoke’s club sports advisor, Gary Adams is hopeful that the two new sports will bring many students running, or skating, over to sign up. Ready for a fresh new season, the ice hockey team, directed by hockey club president AJ Lussier, will be practicing in the gym for the remainder of September, to be followed by onice practices come October.

       The Roanoke Civic Center will be welcoming the RC ice hockey team for the first time in history, as they create an ice rink and facilities for the team as well as the Roanoke community to use. All skill levels and positions are welcome and pucks and uniforms will be provided courtesy of the Roanoke College Recreation Department.

       After the fall activities fair on September 2nd, Gary Adams was excited to announce that the interest for men and women’s tennis increased tremendously and the team is looking to have a successful fall season. The new tennis teams are searching for players of all skill levels and will begin practicing two times a week during the remainder of September and through October. Another great way to get involved in with a sport on campus, the teams will be provided with balls and uniforms, so all you need to bring is a racket and some enthusiasm!

       Ice hockey and tennis will be offered during both the fall and spring semesters, if you’re interested in signing up, please contact Gary Adams at clubsports@roanoke.edu. If tennis or hockey doesn’t interest you, Gary urges students to keep in mind the other club sport opportunities to participate in on campus. Sports like golf, dancing, baseball, bass fishing, power lifting, rugby, soccer, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, cheerleading, and horse riding all have teams on campus that compete against other colleges in the area.

       Even if you decide against joining a club sport, Adams highly recommends cheering on the various teams. He mentions, “Come out and support your teams, whether you participate or not, some of your money is going to them.”