UPEI’s Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre Open House—May 4

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Sheila Kerry

April 29, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI (ISN) – The UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre is inviting the Island community to an open house on Saturday, May 4, 9:00 am–2:00 pm. The day will be jam-packed with something for everyone. Bring the family and see what the Sports Centre has to offer.

The event will kick off at 9:00 am with a motivational presentation entitled “Finding your Butkus” by Emmy award-winner Bob Mueller. The presentation is Mueller’s life story and has won him the 2008 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature from NFL Films. Mueller’s NFL and NHL art has been featured in a number of shows including the Superbowl 42 Gala and for a combined 2011 NFL Hall of Fame Art Show in Ohio with then president of NFL Films, the late Steve Sabol.

Mueller, a former national and international martial arts teacher, has developed his story and art into a presentation designed to speak to high schools and to businesses. His motivational talks focus on what it’s like to take your dreams and inner passions and bring them to life. He states that through desire and personal discipline, everyone has a talent to go from “average to awesome.”

After Mueller’s presentation, UPEI Athletics and Recreation will officially unveil Panther Academy—”a high performance experience” which introduces programming and camps available for youth of all ages.

“The goal of the department is to offer high performance experiences in sport, fitness, and education,” said UPEI Director of Athletics and Recreation Bill Schurman. “And we want to showcase and introduce the programs that deliver these experiences at our open house.”

There will be information and demonstrations from UPEI fitness instructors, camp leaders, varsity coaches, and many more. There will be half-hour fitness classes from 10:00–11:00 am, Panther Academy demos from 11:00 am–2:30 pm, and fitness classes again from 12:30–1:30 pm, as well as TRX, spin, squash, and fencing demonstrations available throughout the open house.

Two UPEI student nurses will be on hand to check your blood pressure and provide information on the benefits of fitness in your daily routine. For the kids, information on all the great camps that UPEI has to offer will be available, and Pride will be helping with face painting and giving out tattoos. There will be door prizes and draws throughout the day.

For more information on the open house and Panther Academy, visit ar.upei.ca or call Panther Central at (902) 566-0368.

Sports Centre new operating hours: Monday–Friday, 6:00 am–9:00 pm, and Saturday– Sunday, 8:00 am–9:00 pm.

Open-house schedule of events

9:00 am—Motivational speaker, Bob Mueller

10:00—Strength’n’ toning class with Lyndsey Paynter

10:30— Zumba with Lyndsey Paynter

11:00—Rugby demo by UPEI Panthers

12:30 pm—Yoga with Anna Lacroix

1:00— Bosu & core with Tracey Gairns-Brioux

Other activities throughout the day

Panther Academy registration for all programs; blood pressure clinics; fitness centre demos for TRX, spin, squash, and fencing; face painting; free coffee and cake.

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