Wintersession 2019! January 18th - January 27th

  

Wintersession

 

Recreation's Wintersession is a yearly collaboration between Harvard Recreation and the Center for Wellness (and part of Harvard College's larger initiative) to provide an array of programming for students before they return for their spring semester. We have three kinds of programs:

(1) certification programs,
(2) wellness, and
(3) fitness and recreation.

Each caters to students who are looking to expand their skillsets, improve personal wellbeing, and just have fun! Whatever you're looking to do, you'll find something in Wintersession.

To register for the (free) events below, click the registration link under each event and fill out the Google Form. For some events you will be emailed a second registration form to fill out through which must be complete for you to participate. Some events, like the ice skating party, require no further registration, and are open to the entire Harvard community. 


RELEVANT INFORMATION FOR SOME EVENTS (check each individual registration to see what applies): 

Undergraduate registration registration opens on November 20th.
Registration for all other affiliations opens on January 1st.
*Please note: advanced registration is required for all off-campus activities, events with limited space, and certifications. Register as soon as possible to ensure your place. 

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT WINTERSESSION, PLEASE CONTACT CHANLER HOSPOT AND MACKENZIE MCDOWELL AT recreationintern@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

FREE PROGRAMMING BELOW!



 DOWNLOAD A COPY OF OUR WINTERSESSION POSTCARD CALENDAR HERE

SCUBA DIVING
(Undergraduate REGISTRATION) - Open

Join Harvard Recreation's Scuba Diving Program! This Wintersession event is a classroom and pool portion of the SDI Open Water SCUBA Certification. It's a 5-day training program beginning January 21st. The program will include a 200 yard swim in swim suit only. Course Materials and all equipment will be supplied, however Students must have their own mask, fins, and snorkels by pool session three.


Due to the limited number of spots, this registration form does NOT guarantee you a spot in the program. You will receive an email after this registration confirming either your spot, or your wait list spot, along with any further registration requirements and details.

MON. JAN 21 - FRI JAN 25 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm @ MAC POOL


LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSE 
(Undergraduate REGISTRATION) - Open

Join Aquatics for our annual Lifeguard Training! This Wintersession event is an American Red Cross Lifeguarding course that provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel can take over.

Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED which is valid for 2 years.


FRI. JAN 25 from 5:00pm - 10:00 PM & SAT-SUN. JAN 26-27 from 10:00AM - 7:00PM @ BLODGETT POOL


LIFEGUARD TRAINING REVIEW
(Undergraduate REGISTRATION)Open

This Wintersession event is an abbreviated Lifeguarding course that briefly reviews course information and allows practice of skills and knowledge before testing. Current certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required to participate in the review course.

TUE & THUR. JAN 22 & 24 from 4:00PM - 10:00PM @ BLODGETT POOL


CPR AND AED COURSE
(Undergraduate REGISTRATION) - Open

Heartsaver(R) CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants.

TUES. JAN 22 from 10:00AM - 2:00PM @ MAC


BARRE ABOVE INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION
(Undergraduate REGISTRATION) - Open

Join Harvard Recreation's Barre Above Instructor Certification! This Wintersession event is an 8-hour live in-person Barre Certification, plus you'll receive a bonus 3-Hour online training from the master of musicality, Lauren George. Barre Above® blends the latest exercise science with the principles of the Lotte Berk method, delivering a fusion of ballet, pilates, yoga and strength training to the workouts.

SUN. JAN 27 from 9:30AM - 5:30PM @ MAC MEZZANINE


BROOKLYN BOULDERS
(Undergraduate REGISTRATION) - Open

Get your climb on with Brooklyn Boulders! Join Harvard Recreation for an indoor climbing experience at Brooklyn Boulders located in neighboring Somerville. New to climbing? Not a problem! Your three hour experience will consist of gear rentals, a facility orientation for all attendees including auto-belay instruction, risk-mitigation practices, and an overall introduction to climbing best-practices and terminology. 

THUR. JAN 24 from 1:00PM - 4:00PM @ BROOKLYN BOULDERS 12A Tyler St., Somerville, MA 02143


HARVARD WINTER TAILGATE
(Undergraduate REGISTRATION) - Open

Grab your friends and come on down to the Winter Tailgate for some food, games and giveaways before watching your Harvard Crimson Men's ice hockey team take on the Golden Knights of Clarkson University. Puck drops at 7pm! 

FRI. JAN 25 from 5:00PM - 9:00PM @ BRIGHT-LANDRY ARENA


INDOOR ICE SKATING PARTY
(Undergraduate REGISTRATION) - Open

Join Harvard Recreation for our annual Ice Skating Party at Bright-Landry Arena! Skates will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Light refreshments and snacks will be served! 

MON. JAN 21 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM @ BRIGHT-LANDRY ARENA (65 North Harvard Street)


SQUASH CLINIC
(Undergraduate REGISTRATION) - Open

This program allows students to learn the fundamentals of squash from Harvard's very own varsity coaches, while meeting fellow peers! This is a great opportunity to gain a new skill or maybe even a new hobby!

FRI. JAN 25 from 12:00PM - 2:00PM @ MURR CENTER SQUASH COURTS


TENNIS CLINIC
(Undergraduate REGISTRATION) - Open

Students can expect a fun-filled clinic providing tennis drills, cardio tennis, and a mini round-robin! This tennis clinic is for all skill levels and tennis racquets and tennis shoes will be provided for use. This is a great opportunity to gain a new skill or maybe even a new hobby!

TUES. JAN 22 from 1:00PM - 2:30PM @ MURR CENTER INDOOR TENNIS COURTS


SKI & SNOWBOARDING TRIP
(Undergraduate REGISTRATION) - Open

Join us with a trip to the slopes of Mt. Sunapee. Students can expect a full day of skiing, learning, and socializing with peers and staff members from Harvard Athletics. This trip is for both new and proficient skiers/snowboarders, and students will have the opportunity to take a lesson and rent equipment if needed. 

WED. JAN 23 from 6:00AM - 7:00PM @ MT. SUNAPEE, NEW HAMPSHIRE - THIS IS AN OFF-CAMPUS TRIP

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