Post Tagged with: "MAC"

Brianne Spiker in Ryerson's Recreation and Athletics Centre. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

Ice-cream sandwiches and gains

‘Three years ago, the RAC took a chance on a shy kid for the front desk.’

by Brianne Spiker· · jobs, Opinion, Sports, students, Voices
One of the players at the Canadian Blind Hockey Tournament, which took place at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on March 25, 2017. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

The sound of hockey

Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre hosts annual blind hockey tournament.

by William Brown· · Hockey, News, Off Campus, On Campus, Sports
Famous fitness Instagrammers at Ryerson

Famous fitness Instagrammers at Ryerson

What’s it really like being a fitness Instragrammer? Ryerson students Gabby Scheyen and Elliot Illuwa share their lives behind the likes. Elysha Haun and Ebony-Renee Baker have the story.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports, students, Videos
Ryerson's Matt Mistele in action last night versus the Waterloo Warriors at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. (Jordan Arseneault/Ryersonian)

Men’s hockey team continues to roll

The Ryerson men’s hockey team won its third straight game last night, moving them into first place in the OUA.

by Jordan Arseneault· · Hockey, Sports
Santa Claus. (Courtesy Pixabay)

Get in the Christmas spirit with these Ryerson events

With the holidays just around the corner, why not take a break from studying for exams and working on final projects? Instead, get in the Christmas spirit on campus. From skating to shopping to taking photos with Santa, Ryerson’s got you and your friends covered.

(Courtesy of Michael Norton)

Two timing: How the MAC pleases the public and students

Since opening in 2012, the Mattamy Athletic Centre has had to balance two roles. Owned by Ryerson and paid for in part with $20 million in student money, the building has a private obligation to the university and its members. But, also splitting the bill is the federal government, whose $20 million contribution means the MAC has a second duty […]

by Michael Norton· · Rams Athletics, Sports
The RAC will no longer be offering towel service to members. (Ryersonian Archive)

RAC members hung out to dry

Students hoping to dry off after their workout at the Ryerson Athletic Centre (RAC) may have to start bringing their own towels. As of Oct. 31, the RAC will end towel service after their laundry equipment broke down early in the summer. According to Anthony Seymour, the manager of recreation, brand new equipment would mean having to renovate the aging infrastructure […]

by Patricia Karounos· · News
Ryerson will be holding exams on the rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) beginning this December. (Ryersonian Archive)

So long, MTCC: exams move to the MAC

Students will no longer have to trek to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) to write exams. Instead, Ryerson will be holding exams on the rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) beginning this December. Exams will also be written on the basketball court and, if needed, the upper concourses. Michelle Green, manager of examinations with the Registrar’s Office, said […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · News
Before the Gardens, there was George Bell

Before the Gardens, there was George Bell

Fifth-year Rams hockey players not so fondly remember their old playing facility.

by Joshua Beneteau· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
(Ryersonian Staff/Samantha Tapp)

Mass Exodus: fashion school’s year-end production moves to SLC from MAC

The sixth floor of the Student Learning Centre, known as “The Beach,” which can hold up to 540 people will be this year’s runway for Mass Exodus.

by Samantha Tapp· · Arts & Life, Fashion
RyersonianTV: November 26, 2015 – Sheldon Levy’s farewell party, medical marijuana approved in public places, Germany sends war jets to Syria

RyersonianTV: November 26, 2015 – Sheldon Levy’s farewell party, medical marijuana approved in public places, Germany sends war jets to Syria

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV

New gear for the RAC

Say goodbye to the old white and blue, sweat-stained machines at the Ryerson Athletic Centre.

by Ryersonian Staff· · On Campus, Sports, students
Courtesy Alex D'Addesse

Men’s volleyball team loses to Waterloo

The Ryerson Rams men’s’ volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season last week.

by Lana Hall· · Sports
A man receives his new backpack, designed for life on the streets. (Robert Liwanag/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson lends a helping hand to homeless community

As the city prepares for colder months, homeless people were invited to the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) to receive backpacks designed to make life a little easier on the street. Homeless Connect Toronto hosted the Nov. 8 event and offered other services such as haircuts, clothing banks, dental screenings, chiropractic care, ID clinics, and legal and immigration services. “The event […]

by Robert Liwanag· · News, Off Campus, Ward 27
Ryerson’s personal trainers overpriced?

Ryerson’s personal trainers overpriced?

Ryerson students pay the most out of the three largest enrolled Toronto universities to see a personal trainer.

by Melissa Myers· · Sports
Mystery of the Lowry tweet solved!

Mystery of the Lowry tweet solved!

Raptor point guard posted mysterious tweet from the MAC. Now we know it was all part of a Sport Chek promo video just released on YouTube

by Emerson Brito· · On Campus, Sports
Social media aflutter after Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry post at Ryerson’s MAC

Social media aflutter after Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry post at Ryerson’s MAC

A picture of Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry with a basketball? No big deal. Lowry at the Mattamy Athletic Centre? I’m listening. Add in a drone and a cryptic message of more to come? I gotta know!

by Emerson Brito· · Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports
Sports recap: Rams win some and lose some

Sports recap: Rams win some and lose some

Victoria Nguyen takes a look at how the Rams are doing so far this season.

by Victoria Nguyen· · Sports, Videos
Ryerson's gyms will look to accessible gyms like Variety Village for guidance on how to improve access (Rachel Surman/ Ryersonian Staff

Ryerson’s gyms mum on policy meant to help students with disabilities

When Alicia Rowley wants to work out, she needs a friend’s help to lift her wheelchair down the three steps to the entrance of the track at the Ryerson Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC). From there, the fourth-year Ryerson psychology student can wheel herself around the track with speed and ease. But Rowley, a 22-year-old paraplegic who was born with […]

by Rachel Surman· · News, Top stories
The Ryerson women's basketball team was able to create time and space on the offensive side of the ball, controlling the play and opening up high-percentage shots. (Courtesy of Ryersonian Staff)

Women’s basketball team advances to OUA Final Four for the first time in Ryerson history

Ryerson’s women’s basketball team is moving on to the OUA Final Four for the first time in school history after a convincing 73-47 quarter-final victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees, on Saturday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams were able to overcome an Ottawa team ranked No. 1 in the OUA in terms of defence. Led by star guard Keneca […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Sports
Celebrating 50 years of the Canadian flag at the MAC

Celebrating 50 years of the Canadian flag at the MAC

by Eman Ali· · News, On Campus, Videos
Rams hockey players heading onto the ice at a game earlier this year. (Kalia Garcia-Rojas/Ryersonian Staff)

Playoffs pit Rams against crosstown rival

More than just victories are on the line as the Ryerson men’s hockey team opened the first round of the playoffs Jan. 11. The Rams took on the University of Toronto (U of T) Varsity Blues and the title of best team in Toronto is up for grabs. Coming into the final weeks of the season, Ryerson and U of […]

by Connor Brazeau· · Hockey, Sports
In the Post: Episode Three – Going Graphic

In the Post: Episode Three – Going Graphic

(Produced by Beza Getachew and Aaron Navarro) Ryerson Athletics is launching a major advertising campaign to promote its national men’s basketball championships. The Canadian Interuniversity Sport Final 8 Championships will be held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre from March 12 to 15. This is the first time Ryerson is hosting a national championship for any sport, which also makes it the first Toronto university to […]

by Beza Getachew· · Basketball, Top stories, Videos
Rams basketball tops Lakehead

Rams basketball tops Lakehead

The women’s and men’s basketball teams extended both of their winning streaks with wins over the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Saturday night. The women’s team overcame 21 turnovers to beat the Thunderwolves 83-75, upping their winning run to eight games. The men’s team followed that with a commanding opening quarter that led to an 80-65 victory, its ninth straight. It was […]

by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, Rams Athletics, Sports
Brizi blimps at the MAC

Brizi blimps at the MAC

(Luke Williams/Ryersonian Staff) Something new is going to be flying high in the MAC. Brizi, the company that makes these social media drones, is a company inside the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson that is hoping to introduce drone blimps to Rams sporting events. Anna Hu, co-founder and  business lead on Brizi, says it’s more than just a blimp, […]

by Connor Brazeau· · Science & Technology, Sports
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 26

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 26

            The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from and from the Canadian University Press.       This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap,  we have a story about Ryerson’s growing application numbers. Also, Ryerson received a rather sizable […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
The airborne irritant did not enter the MAC. (Nicole Thompson/Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATE: Airborne irritant cause of MAC evacuation

An airborne irritant was the reason for the evacuation of the former Maple Leaf Gardens Wednesday night. Dan Berger, the manager of the Mattamy Athletic Centre, along with a Loblaws employee and Toronto EMS,  have confirmed the cause of the early-evening evacuation. It still isn’t know exactly what irritant caused the problem. Both the MAC and Loblaws, which share the building, were evacuated […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News, On Campus, Top stories
MAC evacuated after reports of fumes in Maple Leaf Gardens

MAC evacuated after reports of fumes in Maple Leaf Gardens

Maple Leaf Gardens, including the Mattamy Athletic Centre and Loblaws, has been evacuated following reports of “noxious” fumes in the building. Toronto Fire Services was called to Maple Leaf Gardens around 7:40 p.m. with reports of people coughing and having difficulty breathing. One person has been taken to hospital with “minor respiratory irritation,” says Toronto Paramedic Services. They say that the patient […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News, On Campus, Top stories
The victims entered the Mattamy Athletic Centre lobby after the stabbings occurred Sunday morning. (Jordan Sprague/ Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATE: Toronto man charged in triple stabbing near Mattamy Athletic Centre

A man has been charged after three people were injured following a stabbing in front of the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) Sunday morning near Church and Carlton Streets.Police say the suspect was arrested at College and Yonge Streets Sunday, after a man began attacking people in the street at around 8:30 a.m.One woman in her 20s suffered a stab wound […]

by Prajakta Dhopade· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Jennifer Sousa, left, and Cristina Doncel exercise during women-only gym hours at the Recreation and Athletics Centre. (Prajakta Dhopade/Ryersonian Staff)

RAC rolls out women-only gym hours

Women can now have the gym to themselves for 90 minutes, five days a week. The new women-only gym time is a pilot project meant to create a comfortable and safe environment for anyone who self-identifies as a woman, and to encourage more women to come work out, said Anthony Seymour, recreation manager at the department of athletics. On Sept. […]

by Prajakta Dhopade· · News, Rams Athletics, Top stories
Coach Lisa Haley with former Rams player Jessica Hartwick during a practice. (Courtesy Tristan Simpson/Ryersonian Staff)

Olympian back behind Rams bench

Lisa Haley has made her return as head coach of the Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team after winning gold at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. This season will mark Haley’s third year as the Rams’ hockey coach. Last year, she took a leave of absence to work as an assistant coach for Canada’s national women’s team for the 2013-14 season, […]

by Tristan Simpson· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports

Masai Ujiri opens sports conference at MAC

By Sarah Cunningham-Scharf More than 50 students and industry professionals sat in silence for Toronto Raptors president and general manager Masai Ujiri. Ujiri gave the keynote speech during the third annual Ted Rogers Sports Conference, held on Monday at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). Several sports business veterans spoke about the current state of the industry and future opportunities over […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports
(Ryersonian file photo)

Sportsnet donates $750K for RTA broadcast centre

Ryerson’s new Sports Media program is getting a broadcast centre, courtesy of Sportsnet. The Rogers-owned company will donate $750,000 to the Mattamy Athletic Centre for a new state-of-the-art centre, which will expose students to the latest technology in field production, digital media training, student-driven media productions, media marketing and media management. Ryerson’s RTA School of Media will launch in September 2014, and will only […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Sports, Top stories
Andrea Bartlett sings the national anthem before a Rams hockey game.

Meet the Rams’ first anthem singer

By Victor Ferreira Andrea Bartlett stood in a green room at the Mattamy Athletic Centre practising her key when eight burly men in black suits and earpieces walked in. Prime Minister Stephen Harper followed them. Bartlett, a third-year human resource management student, became the first person to sing the Canadian national anthem at the Mattamy Athletic Centre’s opening ceremony on Aug. […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Music, Rams Athletics, Sports
The 2005 graduate wanted an engraved plaque placed on a seat to honour a friend who died after a three-year battle with cancer. (Rebecca Sedore / Ryersonian Staff)

Alumnus’ donation in honour of deceased Rams player unacknowledged for months

By Matthew Kennedy & Allie Coulman A Ryerson alumnus donated $500 to name a seat at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in honour of his deceased friend, but the university did not provide an update after receiving his donation two months ago. Alex Husarewych, who graduated in 2005, will play in this weekend’s alumni hockey game. He said he wanted an […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Top stories
Ryerson to host controversial men’s rights event

Ryerson to host controversial men’s rights event

Ryerson has granted space for controversial men’s rights activists and the Canadian Association for Equality to co-host an event on campus tomorrow after completing a risk assessment. However, the university changed the event location and will charge a security fee. The event, which was originally going to be held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, has been moved to a room […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Top stories
Dikembe Mutombo (centre) poses at Ryerson with young basketball players representing Special Olympics Canada. (Dan Berlin/Ryersonian Staff)

Big man on campus

NBA Legend and global basketball ambassador Dikembe Mutombo made his first-ever appearance at Ryerson University this week on behalf of Special Olympics Canada. The nine-time NBA all-star ran an instructional clinic at Coca-Cola Court to work with athletes from Toronto-area schools on the fundamentals of the game. “(The Special Olympics) is one of the most wonderful organizations in the world,” […]

by Dan Berlin· · Basketball, Sports, Top stories
The Rams rebounded from a tough loss last weekend to wallop the Warriors 75-47. (Michael Duncan/Ryersonian Staff)

Hoops home openers a win-win for the Rams

It was a slam dunk of a home-opener at the MAC last night as both Ryerson Rams men’s and women’s basketball teams handily won their games over the visiting Waterloo Warriors. The Rams women’s team (1-2) earned its first win of season by defeating Waterloo 70-57, while the men’s squad (2-1) put on a dominant performance to wallop the Warriors […]

by Michael Duncan· · Basketball, Sports
Windsor Lancers suffocate Ryerson Rams in home return

Windsor Lancers suffocate Ryerson Rams in home return

By Stefan Morrone Ryersonian Staff The Windsor Lancers outshot the Ryerson Rams 39-19 en route to a dominating 3-1 victory on Friday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Ryerson scored the first goal from Nella Brodett but three unanswered goals from the Lancers sealed the Rams’ fourth loss in six hockey games. The Rams played at the MAC for the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, Sports
Andrew Buck poses at centre ice of the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Courtesy Winston Chow

Rams’ Buck rising after injury setback

  He captained the first men’s hockey team to play in Maple Leaf Gardens in 13 years.  The lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan loves the renovated Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) so much he buys his groceries there. But for the first time, Andrew Buck thought about quitting last  year. The star winger suffered a tragic end to his dream season […]

by Bruce Laregina· · Hockey, Sports
Ram-ming them in: Ryerson’s MAC packs the house on Student Night

Ram-ming them in: Ryerson’s MAC packs the house on Student Night

Free student admission and cheap beer were just the ticket in drawing a season-high 2,156 fans to the Mattamy Athletic Centre, helping spur the Ryerson Rams to a 6-1 win over Guelph in OUA Men’s Hockey action Thursday night. Fans showed up in droves to cheer on the Rams on “Student Night,” which offered free entry to any student with […]

by Dan Berlin· · Hockey, Sports
In pictures: Ryerson Rams vs. Guelph Gryphons hockey game

In pictures: Ryerson Rams vs. Guelph Gryphons hockey game

Photos by Peter Lozinski.

by Peter Lozinski· · Hockey, In pictures, Interactives, Sports

Rock-Fit with Nic: Over at the Mattamy Athletic Centre

by Nicole Servinis· · Sports