Post Tagged with: "Mattamy Athletic Centre"

(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 screening for Luke Galati's film is scheduled for Oct 27. (Ryersonian Archive)

Student’s film screening funds basketball scholarship

A new scholarship in memory of a former member of the Rams men’s basketball team is in the works thanks in part to a new Ryerson student-made basketball documentary. Luke Galati, a fourth year journalism student, is the director of the award-winning documentary film Eastern. The film follows Toronto high school Eastern Commerce and its final season of their record-breaking […]

by Kayla Kuefler· · Basketball, News, Sports
The SLC at Ryerson is one of the university's newest additions to the campus' public realm (Isabelle Docto)

A look at changes to Rye campus, past and present

The City of Toronto has approved the next phase of the Ryerson Public Realm Plan, including major changes to Gould Street. Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 city councillor, announced the plan’s approval and a $2-million investment on Oct. 5. Ryerson’s Public Realm Plan  focuses on creating green spaces and street art and public furniture to make Ryerson a “people-first” urban environment. […]

by David Greenberg· · News
Goaltender Brodie Barrick, entering his second season with the Rams, practices at Mattamy Athletic Centre on Oct. 4, 2016. (James Tozer)

New-look Rams ready for season opener

There will be plenty of new faces in the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey lineup this season. After finishing sixth in the Ontario University Athletics’ West Division last season, the Rams have added 10 recruits to the roster. Interim head coach Johnny Duco expects this year’s team to be a talented one. “I think we may be a team early on, because […]

by James Tozer· · Hockey, Sports
Unlikely dancer hopes to lead Rams to new heights

Unlikely dancer hopes to lead Rams to new heights

Sacha Lank didn’t start off as a dancer, but the 20-year-old is back for a third consecutive season — her second as captain — of the Ryerson Rams Dance Pak.   The team kicked off a new season this week, hoping to build on their second place finish at last year’s Flashdance University Challenge. For Lank, who is also a […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · Arts & Life, Performance Arts
Inside the Mattamy Athletic Centre during a Ryerson Rams men's hockey practice, Nov. 23, 2015. (Steven Goetz/Ryersonian Staff)

‘Total package’ Mistele added to Rams hockey roster

The Rams men’s hockey team has added some offensive punch to its roster. Forward Matt Mistele, who registered 33 goals and 58 points in 61 Ontario Hockey League games last season, has been added to the Rams roster for the 2016-17 campaign. “We see him as the total package,” said Rams interim head coach Johnny Duco. “He’s a really good […]

by James Tozer· · Hockey, News, Sports
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
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
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
The Trans Collective suggested the men’s shower room include stalls. (Al Donato/Ryersonian Staff)

Collective calls for changes to make Ryerson gym trans-friendly

Ryerson’s Trans Collective is working with the Ryerson Athletic Centre to make change rooms more friendly for transgender students.

by Al Donato· · News, On Campus, Sports
Graham Brown named CIS chief executive officer

Graham Brown named CIS chief executive officer

Graham Brown was named chief executive officer of CIS earlier this month. He joins CIS following a long history with Rugby Canada.

by Charles Bossy· · Sports
Rams defenceman Alex Basso has been named to the Washington Capitals prospects roster. (Emma Ewing-Nagy / Ryerson Athletics)

Three Rams join NHL prospect camps

Three Ryerson Rams have reported to NHL prospect camps this weekend. This is the second consecutive year Rams athletes have been selected for NHL rookie camps.

by Andrew Roberts· · Hockey, Sports
Ryerson curling team head coach Perry Marshall stands with prospective athletes at the Mattamy Athletic Centre

Ryerson curling team gets ready to rock

It’s been two years but Ryerson’s new curling team is almost set to take to the ice. The first games will occur Sept. 29 and 30 at the Leaside Curling Club.

by Andrew Roberts· · Sports
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
Rams basketball continues to streak in face of impending playoffs

Rams basketball continues to streak in face of impending playoffs

Both Rams basketball teams celebrated senior night with a win over the Queen’s Golden Gaels at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) on Friday. The women’s team won 72-62, increasing their winning streak to 10 games. The men’s side won 94-67 for its 11th straight victory. It was the final regular season game for both Rams teams before the OUA playoffs. […]

by Alex Lyle· · 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 drop playoff opener to U of T

Rams drop playoff opener to U of T

The Rams couldn’t find their scoring touch last night in game one of their Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoff series against the University of Toronto (U of T). They lost 2-1 on home ice. The Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) was busy last night with both men’s basketball and hockey playing one floor apart. But on this night hockey was the main […]

by Connor Brazeau· · Hockey, Sports
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
In the Post: Episode Two – Setting the Stage

In the Post: Episode Two – Setting the Stage

  (Produced by Beza Getachew and Aaron Navarro) On this week’s episode, we take a look at how the basketball court for the tournament is constructed More In the Post: Episode one: Dan the Man(ager) Episode three: Going Graphic 

Rams basketball rolls over Guelph

Rams basketball rolls over Guelph

The men’s and women’s basketball teams were both winners Wednesday night in a double header which extended both teams’ leads atop their conferences. A composed finish from rookie Sofia Paska helped the women’s basketball team to its longest winning streak since the 2010-11 season. Paska scored 8 points—including 6 of 6 on free throws—in the final 3:20 to help the […]

by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, News, Sports
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
The Mattamy Athletic Centre's official Twitter account announce Canada's world junior team will play at the MAC in preparation for the 2015 IIHF. (Courtesy Winston Chow)

Canada’s junior hockey team to play at Mattamy Athletic Centre

Canada’s junior hockey team will play at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in December as part of its preparation for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted on Wednesday that Canada will play two games against the Canadian Interuniversity Sport all-stars on Dec.13 and 14. Players report to CAN's national junior team final evaluation camp in TOR on […]

by Ryan McKenna· · Hockey, Sports
Ryerson Rams basketball teams look to remain undefeated in home openers against Western Mustangs

Ryerson Rams basketball teams look to remain undefeated in home openers against Western Mustangs

The Ryerson Rams basketball teams play their home openers Wednesday amidst a very successful start to their regular seasons. Both the men’s and women’s teams will take on the Western Mustangs at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Mustangs are going to have their hands full playing on the road against Ryerson The men’s team is 2-0 on the year, defeating […]

by Steven Tzemis· · Basketball, Sports
Ryerson is using $3 beer night to attract students to home games at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. (Photo courtesy BeerCulture YouTube)

Opinion: Ryerson University smart to implement $3 beer night

Getting students to watch Ryerson varsity sports is a difficult task, but the current strategies the school has used have worked extremely well so far. The best strategy so far has been cheap beer at men’s hockey games. It’s a marketing manoeuvre that’s perfectly catered to university students who have a penchant for drinking, but have trouble with affording it […]

by Dominik Luszczyszyn· · Sports
(Courtesy Mattamy Athletic Centre)

Ryerson Secures Volleyball Bid

The Ryerson Rams have scored another big victory for their athletics program. The Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) selection committee announced on Monday morning in a press release the hosts of eight national championships in soccer and volleyball over the next two years. Following up last month’s bid for the women’s volleyball championship, Ryerson has been selected as the host of […]

by Stefan Morrone· · Sports, Volleyball
The Rams lost to he Guelph Gryphons last night.  Emma Rutherford scored Ryerson's only goal.

Rams Drop Home Opener to Gryphons

  The Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team lost 3-1 to the Guelph Gryphons last night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams outshot their opponent 38-31 and had quality scoring chances, but just couldn’t get the puck past Gryphons goaltender Stephanie Nehring. The first period ended in a 1-1 tie, with both sides exchanging quick goals. Guelph’s Jessica Pinkerton scored […]

by Stefan Morrone· · Hockey, Sports
Ryerson has two players in the box in the second period. (David Chen/Ryersonian)

Men’s hockey team crushes the Voyageurs

  The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team put on a show with a huge win in its home opener at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Thursday. The Rams came away with a 10-3 victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs as forwards Mitch Gallant and Kyle Blaney led the offensive onslaught with two individual hat tricks. While head coach Graham Wise gave […]

The men's hockey team scored its fourth goal to take a 4-1 lead during the season opener against York. (Beth Bowers/Ryersonian)

Men’s hockey team gets chaperone after drinking incident

A university official has been chaperoning the Ryerson men’s hockey team on all overnight trips since players were caught drinking alcohol last year on a trip to Princeton University. The decision was made after the incident. At the end of last season, it was decided the monitoring of the team would continue this year. Brian Shantz, athletics services co-ordinator was […]

by Beth Bowers· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Erica Naccarato sets the ball. (Alina Bykova/Ryersonian)

Women’s Volleyball Invitational

  The Ryerson Rams played three games this weekend. The team lost all three games. On Friday they lost 3-1 to the Toronto Varsity Blues, losing the last set 12-25. On Saturday afternoon, it lost 3-2 to the York Lions, losing the last set 15-9. The second game on Saturday evening against the Lions was shorter. The Rams lost 3-1. It […]

by Beth Bowers· · Sports, Volleyball
The Ryerson men's hockey team practices its power play last Thursday afternoon. (Beth Bowers / Ryersonian Staff)

Rams get first taste of new hockey overtime rule

The Ryerson Rams have had their first taste of a new rule of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). In the first men’s hockey exhibition game on Sept. 12, overtime was played with one fewer man on the ice per side than usual. “I actually had no idea that it changed until overtime started last game, when the ref came by and […]

by Beth Bowers· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports, Top stories
New TV show highlights amateur sports

New TV show highlights amateur sports

The only sports news show in Toronto that focuses on high school and post-secondary sports will air its first episode tonight at 7 p.m. Called Trending T.O. Sports, the RogersTV show is produced by Melissa Kurtin, who decided to start a show that would focus on highlights exclusively from schools. The show’s coverage includes Ryerson University, York University, University of Toronto, Humber College, […]

by Laura Lehman· · Rams Athletics, Sports
The Mattamy Athletic Centre hosted last year's Wilson Cup final and will host the CIS final eight tournament this year.

Rams Athletics Growing Stronger

The start of classes marks the beginning of a new and pivotal athletics season for Ryerson. The university is looking to take the next step towards becoming a major player on the national stage. Since the opening of the Mattamy Athletic Centre in 2012, Ryerson has shown a commitment to athletics and the investment has paid off. It hosted the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports
Ashley Wronzberg (left) and her sister, Melissa before an afternoon practice. (Courtesy Tristan Simpson/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams unite sisters on the ice for the first time

  Ashley Wronzberg played for her fair share of teams throughout her hockey career, but no stint has been as special as her recent opportunity to play for the Ryerson Rams women’s team. Part of that stems from the fact that Wronzberg, 27, will be re-pursuing her studies as a first-year criminology student at Ryerson. The other, and perhaps more important factor, […]

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Rams coach gets his ‘Jazz’ on

  In the world of college basketball, summer is generally a time when players and personnel get to catch their breath and relax from the gruelling grind of the regular and post-seasons — only if your name isn’t Roy Rana. Rana, who enters his sixth season as the head coach of the Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team, had a busier […]

by Patrick Cwiklinski· · Basketball, Sports
(Leslie Walker/ Ryersonian staff)

Winter Olympics medalists honored at the MAC

Ryerson University welcomed four Canadian Olympians to Toronto at an event at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on March 26. Ivan Joseph, director of athletics at Ryerson University, introduced Olympic moguls skiers Mikael Kingsbury and the three Dufour-Lapointe sisters –Justine, Chloe and Maxime–at a ceremony honouring the athletes and their return to Canadian soil. “It’s not every day we have a chance […]

by Elisheva Baer· · News, Sports, Top stories
Canada wheels its way into the MAC

Canada wheels its way into the MAC

by Erica Huculak· · Sports, Videos
Daniel Mazour of Team Israel on facing the Ryerson Rams in hockey showdown

Daniel Mazour of Team Israel on facing the Ryerson Rams in hockey showdown

Project leader Derek Stanley makes last minute changes to the Rube Goldberg machine, which was unveiled on March 18. 
(Peter Lozinski / Ryersonian Staff)

Engineering students’ chain reaction machine to light up the CN Tower

Ryerson engineering students unveiled a machine on Tuesday that will help light up the CN Tower through a series of chain reactions. It was built as part of an annual event, organized by the Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario, to bring universities together to celebrate National Engineering Month. According to the ESSCO website, the Rube Goldberg relay is intended […]

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
Ottawa Gee-Gees players celebrate after winning the OUA Wilson Cup at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.
(Harlan Nemers/ The Ryersonian)

Ottawa Gee-Gees stun Carleton to capture OUA Wilson Cup

The second-ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees upset the top-ranked Carleton Ravens 78-77 to win the 2014 OUA Wilson Cup. The thrilling championship battle took place at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Mar. 1. Ottawa guard Johnny Berhanemeskel knocked down the game winner on a step back jump shot near the foul line with just 0.5 seconds left. The senior guard finished the game […]

by Alex Chippin· · Basketball, On Campus, Sports
Ryerson student Angela Sucee exercises at the RAC. (Rebecca Sedore/The Ryersonian)

RSU proposal for women-only gym time draws criticism

The Ryerson Students’ Union is surveying students about whether they’d like to see women-only gym time. The proposal has already sparked controversy on campus. The survey has garnered more than 2,000 responses, and is one step in a campaign to make athletic facilities more accessible for women. Some students criticize the proposal, saying the gym should be equally accessible for […]