Outdoor Rec offers chances to explore

Fishing tournaments, indoor paintball and hiking are just a few of the events that the Intramurals and Outdoor Recreation office has planned for students and the Russellville community for the spring semester, in addition to the usual intramural sports activities.

Basketball, tennis, softball, bowling and golf tournaments are some of the intramural sport events and tournaments that the office puts on.

A new event for the Outdoor Recreation Department is a trip on Saturday, Feb. 24, to Jack’s Ultra Sport in Conway, which is an indoor facility that has group packages that include indoor paintball, laser tag, archery wars, an escape room attempt and inflatables. While the event is currently full, students can still sign up to be on the waitlist.

The next upcoming event, a disc golf tournament, is currently open for registration until March 8. The tournament will take place on March 10.

Outdoor Recreation is also planning the second year of the fishing tournament, which is open to the community as well as Arkansas Tech University faculty, staff and students.

“It’s a way for the local community to be involved and know what’s going on with Tech,” said Steven Walton, the graduate assistant for outdoor recreation.

The Outdoor Recreation Department is trying to make this tournament an annual event. The date is not currently set but will take place this semester.

In addition to these trips, Walton also mentioned a variety of hiking, floating and camping trips; some of which also include fishing. The next camping trip is scheduled for March 30-31 but a student must register by March 28 to go. Last year, many of the planned trips were cancelled due to various weather concerns.

According to Lauren Bryan, a graduate assistant for intramurals and Campus Life, information and registration for all events can be found at imleagues.com, under the Arkansas Tech University Outdoor Recreation tab.