UPEI Athletics and Recreation launches Panther Academy


Michel Belanger

May 3, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI (ISN) – UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman is proud to launch the UPEI Panther Academy.

 “We have some of the best athletic facilities and talented staff in the country,” he said. “We are positioning the Panther Academy to attract people of all ages, from everywhere, to enjoy a high performance experience and excellent customer service in all of our offerings.”

The Panther Academy will become the umbrella organization for all UPEI Athletics and Recreation programs including day/week camps; fitness classes; training; leagues; developmental, high performance, and travel clinics that are offered externally to individuals, groups, and teams. Participation in these activities will be targeted to all ages including the local Island community, Atlantic Canada, across Canada, and around the world.

Panther Academy participants will build self-confidence, learn from excellent role models including current and former student-athletes, and have the opportunity to increase their knowledge. All of the Panther Academy leaders provide a focused experience, while teaching skills, in a fun and safe atmosphere. The goal of the Academy is to ensure participants enjoy themselves, make lifelong friends, and try new experiences while growing as individuals.

The public is invited to hear more about the Panther Academy at tomorrow’s Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre Open House from 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.

For more information on the Panther Academy, email pantheracademy@upei.ca or call Panther Central (902) 566-0368.

About UPEI Athletics and Recreation

• Nine varsity sports and six club team programs

• Proud member of the AUS and CIS

• Athletic facilities include: Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place

• Other facilities available to students and the community at large include: fitness centre, squash and racquetball courts, competition and leisure pool with hot tub, and two ice arenas