November Newsletter

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 1:52 pm, Last Updated: November 6, 2018 at 11:00 am

November Recreation Happenings

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Around the Holiday season, people and travel plans are all over the place.  Luckily, you can rely on Mason Recreation and our facilities to keep you in shape and to get away from Holiday stress.


Wednesday, November 21st: 6:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday, November 22nd: CLOSED

Friday, November 23rd: CLOSED

Saturday, November 24th: 10:00am – 6:00pm


Wednesday, November 21st: 6:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday, November 22nd: CLOSED

Friday, November 23rd: CLOSED

Saturday, November 24th: 12:00pm – 8:00pm


Wednesday, November 21st – Saturday, November 24th: CLOSED

Sunday, November 25th: 3:00pm – Midnight

Certification Courses

Stay up-to-date on all of your certifications and highlight these on your resume!

Click on here for more details on the class and schedule!

Lifeguard Recertification: Saturday, November 3rd – 9:00am – 7:00pm.

Member: $85 / Non-Member:$110

CPR / AED/ First Aid: Monday, November 5th – 5:30pm – 8:30pm. *No First Aid included*

Member: $55 / Non-Member: $65

Saturday, November 10th – 9:00am – 3:30pm

Member: $65 / Non-Member: $75

First AidThursday, November 8th – 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Member: $40 / Non-Member: $50

Top Trainer Award

And if you were hesitant on signing up for a training, just know you are in good hands!  In 2017 George Mason was a Top Training Provider for the American Red Cross. As a recreation center we certified 437 unique lifeguards. So click here to see the certification schedule!

Outdoor Adventure Hikes

Even though the temperature outside is dropping, our Outdoor Adventures continue to climb! Click here to read more about the upcoming trips in November!

Family Weekend Family Hike – Saturday, November 10

Appalachian Trail Day Hike – Sunday, November 11

Surprise Day Hike – Saturday, November 17

Competitive Sports

NBA 2K Tournament

Most would say the Golden State Warriors are the favorite to win the NBA Championship this year, but we want to know who is going to win the NBA 2K Tournament this year?!? On November 10, this single elimination tournament has a new spin for here to find out see who will be crowned campus champion!

The Ultimate Ultimate Tournament

If November isn’t the ultimate Fall month, now it is because we have not one but two Ultimate Tournaments!  The Women start off November by hosting a tournament November 3rd and 4th on Field 3, as the Men host their own tournament the following weekend November 11th and 12th on Field 3.  Come out and support Mason Nation and these Ultimate Tournaments!

Fitness – GOLD Access Membership 50% OFF

We know student budgets are always tight, so we want to give you every opportunity to experience everything Mason Recreation offers.  Now until the end of the semester, our GOLD Access Membership is 50% OFF so now you can experience all of our Yoga, Pilates, and Martial Arts & Defense classes! Click here to find out more!

Facility Feature – Treadwall

This month’s facility feature is the Treadwall located in the Skyline Fitness Center! The Treadwall is exactly what it sounds like, a hybrid of a treadmill and a rockwall, but offers more! This machine takes the weather out of rock climbing, while you’re building your climbing skills and strength.  How long can you last on the Treadwall?!

October Recap

As November brings colder weather and that holiday season feeling, let us recap a month that brought us championships, decorations and the start of pumpkin season


Good news! Our Halloween decorations and costumes didn’t scare anyone away!



Fall 2018 Power Meet

The Mason Fall 2018 Power Meet took place this past Saturday on October 27 involving squat, bench and deadlift maxes.  The male pound for pound champion was Cameron Hair with a total of 1,160lbs, while the female champion was Alexandria Tyler with a total of 735lbs.  If you missed out on this competition, don’t stop training because we will have a Spring 2019 Power Meet!

Halloween Zumbathon

Zumba is a combination of interval training and dancing, but it’s also a great way to test out the durability of a Halloween Costume. Safe to say is was a bad night to be a calorie and candy afterwards, so click here to see more of our Group Exercise Schedule!


Key Log Rolling Champion

Derrick Lemmon is one of our Key Log Rolling instructors, as well as the 2018 East Coast Key Log Rolling Champion in the Collegiate Men’s Division! Key Log Rolling is a niche sport that is gaining momentum across the country and Derrick is currently working on starting a Key Log Rolling Club here at Mason.  Click here to read more about his championship campaign or attend his Key Log Rolling Class every Tuesday in the AFC at 8pm!

Intramural Sports

The Boston Red Sox weren’t the only recently crowned champions, Season 1 Intramural Sports Champions include: Rogue Squad, Pike A and Sniper Gang for Basketball and Apple Sinnamon Pi and Taylor F.C. for Soccer.

FIFA Tournament

Mason Intramurals hosting their first E-Gaming tournament featuring FIFA ’19.  F. Neefjus (left) took home the championship bragging rights defeating N. Merkling (right) 2-1 using Juventus over Inter Milan. E-Gaming is starting to make its presence on campus so click here to follow @GMUIntramurals about their next upcoming tournaments.

Club Sports

While the year’s end is in sight, Mason Club Sports just keep on rolling!

Field Hockey Fights Breast Cancer

Mason Club Field Hockey hosted their annual Play for a Cure Game on October 14 to raise money against breast cancer.  The biggest take-a-way was despite not finding the back of the goal in the game, Field Hockey reached their goal of fundraising $500 to help fund breast cancer research! Click here to continue their fight!

Club Hockey Continues to Grow

Mason Hockey is currently on a 4-game winning streak as they go into this weekend facing Loyola and Stockton.   Sophomore forward Cameron Smith has been lighting it up for the Patriots this season (21 points in 6 games), in addition to the United States of America.  Smith played on the ACHA D3 Select Team that traveled to Russia to play European and Russian Student Hockey teams.  Mason Hockey is turning heads not only within the U.S. but also internationally. Click here to follow their schedule and learn how to stream their games!

GMU Invitational

Swim Club made a splash when they hosted their first meet of the season on October 27.  Bringing in competition from University of Delaware, George Washington and Duke to the AFC was the easy part, but your Patriots made quite the showing defending their home waters.  Both the Men and Women placed 1st in the 200M Freestyle Relay and are on their way to their first ever Regional Meet this weekend at Rutgers University. Click here for more Club Sports updates!

Edge on Wheels

Not only does out Outdoor Adventure program offer hikes every weekend, but our EDGE program specializes in team development and experiential learning and can bring everything to you with the EDGE on Wheels Program.  So if you are a club sport, intramural team or an organization that is trying to get the most out of your members, click here to learn more about the EDGE on Wheels Program that can come to you!