No one comes to Waterloo for sportsSo people are less likely to care about sportsSo we are less likely to get funding for sportsSo no one comes to Waterloo for sportsRepeat the cycle indefinitely.
There's a track at the football stadium.
I like comment no.1
The pool is actually only 25 yards....
^ same thing
@7 25 yard = 22.86 meter
^ no 1 yard = 1 meter
its called ring road.
Go swim in the fking columbia lake
The school administration got bullied by football players and track stars when they were younger obviously
agree with 3. nerds, asians, and that super fat thing i see walking around campus every term probably all voted against athletics
Just saying... I wish there was an indoor track for the colder months!
^agree, and an olympic size pool
I get some solid training on a daily basis with what we have. You can too. Real athletes don't bitch, they make do what they can.Seriously, if you can't improve your running without a track, you have bigger problems than Waterloo's facilities.
@1 hit the nail on the head. 16 also has a very good point. Make do with what we have and stop the bitching; it's not the equipment / facilities fault you can't get in shape, its yours.
If Rocky can train as well as Ivan Drago with only a bag of rocks, farm equipment, and a snowy mountain then fuck your pussy ass complaining.
Because Warriors run barefoot in the forest.
lol @ 16. yes pay overinflated tuition for third world fitness facilities. just take it up the ass people like always.
Where I currently live, we get at least 42 degree celsius weather everyday and the humidity is through the roof at 75% and above. We also only have desert to jog upon and not even a real park to exercise in. Yet I and others go jogging around parking lots, compounds, etc, and still try to get fit. It's not where you are or what you're given, it's how you deal with what you've got. :)
@17 so we're just supposed to accept the fact that our facilities are worse than a high school and take it up the ass? If the world was like that nothing would improve and we would still be driving Model Ts. Terrible argument.
@2 There is no track around Warrior Field.
There is an indoor track, off-campus, but very close. See http://goo.gl/maps/rW8Cz . Unfortunately it's not open 24/7, but you can see the schedule at http://www.city.waterloo.on.ca/desktopdefault.aspx?tabid=1161 . It's quite nice, but be warned that it's pretty small, and I developed some knee problems due to the frequent turning. Still, it's better than nothing!
I don't even know why they make 25 yard pools in Canada. I feel like the metric system is being scrutinized.
Along the same lines, I am dissatisfied with my Goodlife membership. The gym only has 3 computers, not many classrooms, and the personal trainers are terrible at teaching me about mathematics and engineering.
LOL, the PAC weightroom is a fucking phenomenal gym for real strength training. The money goes there, because all of our sports teams improve when they can actually lift heavy shit.
@22 I'm saying we shouldn't squander our money on superfluous athletic facilities when ours, at the moment, are adequate for our needs.Spend the money on items that are more important in the long run.
One yard most def does not equal one meter. Nice job. How did you even get into this school??
26 gets it.@20/22 You're a whiny little bitch. It's a non issue. This a university, not your local GoodLife.
@30 and this is why our athletic teams are not that great. We have no support here. No one comes out to games so school spirit. Don't bring the its an academic schools cause if you look at schools like Harvard, Stanford, Princeton they have good athletics teams.
The majority of the school doesn't give a shit about our athletic teams.This gives the athletes less motivation to do wellConsequently, the games are not worth watching, and so the majority of the school will not give a shit about the athletic teams.Repeat indefinitely.Seriously though, no one actually gives a shit. As a math/computer science student, I'd way rather money go to my departments than into athletics. I work out every day and can live with PAC just fine.
Exactly why should the university have adequate fitness facilities when only 100lb weaklings are coming to the university a la math department? Why have the facilities to improve health and fitness and overall well-being when one is only paying $6000/term and should pay an additional fee to go to Goodlife fitness as well? So what exactly is included with tuition? Self-masturbatory sessions on how great certain programs are? Everything is just extra right. Yes, take it up the ass and like it.
Tuition fees only cover academic expenses. Athletic facilities, along with all other student services, are funded through the Student Services Fee, which is no where close to $6000 per term. I think that 26's point isn't that you have to get a Goodlife membership. It's that evaluating a university on its athletic facilities is just as silly as evaluating a gym on its ability to provide academic services, or evaluating a fish on its ability to climb a tree.
@32 I would have guessed you were a math/computer science student even if you didn't say it.. just by your comment.
@30 You sound like someone who is out of shape or never been good at any type of physical activity in your life. sad panda
@32 Another loser who hates on student athletes. You are fucking pathetic
The majority of "funding" for recreational facilities come from donations from alumni. UW has no alumni compared to UofT, Western, Queens, who have incredible facilities. i.e. A certain Mr.Lazaridis, instead of donating money for a beauty athletic complex, gave money for a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar research building. which is why we go to UW in the first place.But yeah...a track is like, basic.
32 here: I don't hate student athlete's, I just don't think they're special enough to warrant athletic programs getting funding at a school where so few people care about them. Better to fund things that, you know, will actually be helpful for people after they graduate. The facilities here are good enough to work out at, the bitching is not necessary. If that realism makes me look pathetic, you're a moron.
And let's be realistic: If you were that good of an athlete, you wouldn't be at fucking Waterloo for it.
@32 if we had decent athletic facilities you could work out and get rid of that little bitch syndrome you suffer from.
As a student athlete I agree that our athletic facilities could use some serious upgrades. I am saddened by the comments that nobody cares about our varsity teams and that we all suck. Just because football hasn't been doing well doesn't mean you can assume all the other teams haven't been. We work hard to represent UW and it would be really nice if we had a student body behind us supporting us. Yes, UW isnt a school that focuses on athletics. but that doesn't mean people should hate on it just because it's not what they came here for. A university should be well rounded to create well rounded, successful people.
^ Agree 100%. It's sad that people are so self-centered at this university. What happened to school spirit? Toxic culture begins with education and will be carried on to employment. Someone has to stop the cycle.
^ I don't understand why school spirit has an alternate definition that goes like "cheering for the school sports teams". While I agree that there are a lot of ungrateful little bastards at UW, there are also a lot of people who are proud of the university, they just don't show it by going to sports events.
^ Proud for their own egos. There is a difference.
I love Waterloo, and am proud to be a Waterloo student - Having school spirit is not the same thing as caring about the sports teams. You do? Cool. You don't? Cool.
No. Having school spirit means having a positive student culture. This university has anything but. If school spirit was for being divisive among students then Waterloo would be top.
So you're saying unless the school cares about sports teams, the school has no spirit? I'd say thats a load of crap.
^ Herp Derp
School spirit is a general term that you often hear at pep rallies, sporting events or other school activities. School spirit is more of an idea than a tangible item, and it can be achieved in a variety of ways. We've Got SpiritA person with school spirit is enthusiastic about his school, and supports his school with a positive attitude and a regular presence at school events.SportsSchool spirit often involves athletics; when sports fans attend a school athletic event wearing face and body paint, for instance, they display their school spirit.School ColorsSchool colors tend to be intertwined with school spirit. Someone with school spirit often wears her school colors regularly, and especially at school-sponsored events.Extracurricular InvolvementStudents with a lot of school spirit tend to be very involved in extracurricular activities at school. They may join sports, music groups or other clubs and activities to show their support of the school.State of MindSchool spirit is an ongoing, positive attitude toward your school. If you have school spirit, you show it by taking pride in your school and sharing that pride with the people around you.Source: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1865654Every definition of school spirit out there is about being outwardly positive to your school and SHOWING your support by going to school events and being enthusiastic. Not by sitting on your ass claiming you're proud of yourself because you go here.