Summer Camp Information – Roanoke College Athletics
Franklin & Marshall
Sat, 5. 13
Sun, 5. 07
Washington and Lee
Fri, 5. 05
Sat, 4. 22
Sports & Recreation | Roanoke College
We’re an active, fit college—more than half of Roanoke students participate in athletic and outdoor activities.
NCAA Division III Intercollegiate Athletics
Roanoke College is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Maroons are consistently near the top of the conference. We offer baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, track and field, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Club Sports are officially recognized student organizations that compete against other colleges in their respective conferences. We offer baseball, bass fishing, cheerleading, dance, esports, golf, powerlifting, riding, rugby, soccer, tennis and ultimate Frisbee.
Intramurals are a great way to play the sports you love while staying in shape and building lasting friendships. Any current student, faculty or staff member of Roanoke College can play.
The Outdoor Adventures program runs outdoor excursions throughout the year, including hiking, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, hang gliding, whitewater rafting, skiing and snowboarding.
The Roanoke College Dance Team performs at all home Basketball games as well as other special events around campus
The new Cregger Center includes a 200-meter indoor track, athletic training rooms, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Group Fitness is a great way to become more physically fit while exercising in a group environment. We offer group fitness classes such as Boot Camp, Yoga, Zumba and Insanity.
The pool is located in Alumni Gym and offers regular open swim hours. We offer kayak roll clinics and scuba classes. All Roanoke students have a free membership to the Salem Family YMCA, which has two pools, including a 25-yard heated lap pool. It’s located on the nearby Elizabeth Campus, just a short walk from campus.
An extensive Game Room is located on the lower level of the Colket Center, where you can shoot pool and play table tennis or the latest video games. Tournaments are hosted during the year, including billiards and ping pong as well as Madden, NHL, NBA2K and FIFA.
The Cregger Center will be at the heart of your life as a student when you attend Roanoke. The Cregger Center houses a performance gymnasium; indoor track; Office of Athletics; and fitness center; as well as classrooms, faculty offices and labs for the Health and Human Performance department.
Nike Tennis Camp at Armhurst College for ages 9-18 in Massachusetts
The official operator of Nike Sports Camps, US Sports Camps (USSC) was founded way back in 1975. Today, USSC is the largest network of sports camps in America. The aim of the organization is to bring young athletes together and expose them to outstanding coaches and teachers, first-class institutions, sports facilities and the best training in the country.
The Nike Tennis Camp for kids takes place at Armhurst College in Massachusetts. Amherst College was ranked 2nd out of 266 liberal arts schools in the United States in the U.S. News & World Report (2016) and 12th place (in the nomination of the best college) among all US universities in the Forbes ranking (2016). Moreover, this is one of the best tennis camps in the USA. It is designed for boys and girls ages 9 and up.up to 18 years old and for children of any level of training. This New England Tennis Camp will help you improve and take your tennis game to the next level.
Since 1994, Armhurst has been the flagship of tennis camps, offering the latest teaching methods, including detailed shot analysis, practice/exercises, strategy sessions, and weekly team tournaments.
Camp participants are trained in the State of the Art College’s new modern tennis center with 28 outdoor courts, as well as indoor courts in case of rain. Moreover, students can freely use the entire college infrastructure, including sports fields, swimming pools and fitness rooms .
Participants live in a comfortable and cozy residence of Charles Pratt College, in rooms for 2 people. Meals – full board with all the variety of cold and hot dishes, fruits and vegetables for the full nutrition of young athletes.
Nike Tennis Camp takes kids’ evenings seriously. After intense training, the participants get together for an interesting and exciting pastime. The curators of the program organize competitions and team games, discos, trips to the city center and shopping, going to cinemas, swimming in the pool, etc.
The small town of Armherst is located in the Connecticut River Valley, Massachusetts. To Boston – 149 km, to New York – 224 km.
About the camp:
“The Stanley Cup trip is the perfect way to draw the line.
” Vernon Fiddler hangs up his skates – Hockey Corner – Blogs
I’m ending my career.
I know, I know. I also thought that I would perform longer than Jagr. But the end is coming.
I’ll tell you about how a kid from Alberta who was never drafted managed to spend almost 900 games in the NHL – and how lousy parodies Joffrey Lupul does – but first I want to talk about one of the worst days in the Fiddler family.
August 9, 1988. I was 8 years old and enjoying the summer in Edmonton. Just got home to eat after running around the street with friends all day. As was customary in our house, the radio worked. And then I heard is . Wayne Gretzky was traded to Los Angeles.
You have to understand, for a kid growing up in Edmonton in the 80s, Wayne wasn’t just an ordinary hockey player, he wasn’t even a god… He was something more. He was Wayne .
At first I couldn’t even believe it. I looked at the cereal box, and it had the number 99 on it. How can he leave? Is he really close?
Hockey is everything to me. We lived at the end of a cul-de-sac, and all summer I played hockey in the street. When winter approached, I began to terrorize my parents, Bob and Patricia, so that I would be immediately signed up for the team.
My parents have always supported me, my brother, Hoki, and my sister, Bobby, in everything. Mom worked with us at home, and my father worked in a car dealership. They taught me to understand the value of work, self-sacrifice and family. They have always believed in me. And without them, I wouldn’t have grown into the kind of person—not to mention the hockey player—that I’ve become now.
At the time, though, I didn’t realize how much my mother was sacrificing so that we could achieve our dreams. She drove thousands of miles with me in the car, for which I will be grateful to her for the rest of my days.
My father had only a positive influence on us. For him, every game I played was successful. And no matter how things were in reality – this is how he saw me.
And now that I myself have become the father of a hockey player (my son Blake) and a figure skater (my daughter Bella), I see this world the same way that my parents saw it in our childhood. For any parent, their child is a perfect creation. This is what my mom and dad taught me from their personal example.
My whole family supported me in my quest to become a professional ice hockey player. Their perseverance got me a screening at Kelowna in 1997. I was not drafted, the scouts didn’t pay attention to me – I was just invited to the training camp to the heap. But I still managed to get into the team. The club was managed by Bruce, Gavin and Annie Hamilton and coached by Peter Anholt. Without these people, my career would have been completely different. They believed in me, gave me a chance. And that experience allowed me to get over the fact that I was ignored in the 19 draft.98.
It seemed that my dream was given up. Thought I had a chance to play for a college in Alberta and maybe get some kind of diploma. But in my fourth year as a junior, I was traded to Medicine Hat. I only played one season there, but played with a couple of great teammates in Jay Baumister and Joffrey Lupul.
Lups actually became my roommate. He was a talented young player, but as a roommate he still had a lot to learn. I’ll explain now.
Our coach, Rick Carrier, sometimes called our foster families the night before matches to make sure we were following the curfew. Once, when my friend (now my wife) was in town, I took her for a night walk, and then we rented a hotel room. (No matter what people say, Medicine Hat is a beautiful city.) I warned Loops in advance that if the coach called, he should just explain to him that I was already asleep. And, of course, the coach called.
“Hey Loops, are you and Fiddes there?” – “Yeah. No problem”. “Okay, call Fiddes. I want to talk to him”. “Uh, he’s… already asleep, Coach. ” “I don’t care, wake him up.” “Eh… good. One second.”
And then Lupsa performed a “legendary” trick – he began to pretend to be me. The sleepiest sample of my voice that he could parody.
Did not work.
“Shut the fuck up, Loops. interrupted his coach. “What the hell, where is he wearing it?”
I found out about everything the next day. Fortunately, the coach found our prank amusing. It turned out that a much better hockey player came out of Lupul than an actor.
Speaking in one line, he helped me to add a lot. I had a good season and a couple of months later I got a contract offer from an East Coast league team.
Roanoke, Virginia. The attitude to hockey there was a little different from what I was used to in Alberta … but I liked it. I played for the Roanoke Express and one of my partners was a guy named Rick Kowalski. It was a real veteran. He had a nickname – “The Killer” – but I was always afraid to ask why. (Yes, and did not want to know). He took me under his wing on the ice and in the locker room, and he and his wife were great to me. Then I realized that if I was lucky enough to have a long hockey career, then I want to turn into the same veteran as Rick.
I had my chance in 2002 with Nashville. Ray Shero, David Poyle, Barry Trotz and Brent Peterson helped me a lot at the start, and I will always be eternally grateful to them for that. They treated everyone with the same respect and gave everyone a chance, whether it was a promising first-round pick or an undrafted Virginia guy.
They followed the Roanoke players very closely and offered me a contract already in May. A couple of months later I arrived at the training camp, but had no particular illusions. I understood that I would just work hard every day and try to win the respect of such experienced NHL players as Brent Gilchrist, Clark Wilm and Kimmo Timmonen.
The Predators sent me to the farm before the start of the 2002/03 season, but the Predators had a poor start in the regular season and began to look for the best combination of links. Seven games later, Milwaukee’s head coach, Peter Horachek, called me into his office: “The older guys are calling you.”
Six months ago I played in the ECHL and earned 425 bucks a week. And now I have every right to wear an NHL jersey.
I rushed to the phone and dialed my parents. To this day, I get goosebumps when I remember that call. Then I got the chance to announce that their boyfriend – the one they put so much effort into – fulfilled his dream.
To be honest, even if I had only one game to play, the mere opportunity to make that phone call… that would be enough.
On my debut, I was on the ice for about seven minutes and won half of the face-offs – everything flew by at lightning speed. I know that we lost in overtime with a score of 5:6, but for me it did not matter … I got into high society. For the next year, I shuttled between the NHL and the AHL.
Milwaukee has a great team. Guys like Darren Haidar, Scotty Upshall, Greg Zenon and Wade Flaherty created a great dressing room atmosphere. We won the Calder Cup that year, and Shero and Poyle contributed a lot to that success. They always took care of all their players.
And this attitude has not changed to this day. Do you think Viktor Arvidsson and Roman Yosi reached this level by accident? Don’t fool yourself.
When my contract with Nashville expired in 2009, I suddenly realized that I had been playing hockey in Virginia, Wisconsin and Tennessee for the last eight years – so why not Arizona or Texas next stop? First I signed with the Coyotes, and a couple of years later I moved to the Stars. Let me point out one detail: sure, Dallas is crazy about American football, but make no mistake, the hockey team in this city is also very fond of. I am sure that some hockey players who read the following lines will think about how great it would be to play for the “stars”.
In Dallas, you are not always recognized on the streets. But if you run into a Stars fan, he will show respect and support. This is the perfect place to raise children. And the deprivation that my wife and children have condemned themselves to … I have never been able to repay them for it. My children are brought up in a southern manner. My son, Blake, who is 10 years old, calls everyone “sir” and “ma’am”, he holds doors, pulls chairs – in Texas it’s the way to behave.
Dallas is a great club. And I will always be grateful to everyone who helped me. Tom Gagliardi is a very emotional owner. It is always nice to feel that the head of the club is so worried about the whole process. Joe Nuindyke and Glen Galutzen, Willie Desjardins and Lindy Ruff, Stefan Robida, Brenden Morrow, Jamie Benn – this is a wonderful club.
I have become very attached to this club and this city, which is why it remains our home. And I am happy that now I will have the opportunity to know these places even better. More importantly, here I will have the opportunity to continue to develop my venture – Fidd’s Kids. My wife, Chrissy, and I started helping kids with cancer get tickets to Stars games a couple of years ago. I have been lucky enough to meet many lovely children, and I am proud that we managed to please them in some way.
One of these children was a girl named Chloe. Now she is 10 years old, she has already beaten leukemia twice. For a little girl, this is a terrible test, but she holds on. She is a real fighter. And in the process of this struggle, she became my personal cheerleader.
When I signed with New Jersey in 2016, I thought the Devils would be my last team. But at the deadline, I found out that David Poyle was still following me. He and Ray Shero, the two people who opened doors for me in the NHL, agreed a deal and I returned to Nashville. To where it all began.
My family was shocked. The circle is closed. And getting into such a team is a special feeling. It was very easy to join the Predators. We have an excellent team, which is one of the main reasons for our last year’s success. We picked up a good pace towards the end of the regular season and played in Dallas last week.