One thing that I look forward to every week is my intramural soccer game. It may be because I love playing soccer, or it might be because I enjoy getting to hang out with my teammates. Either way, it’s a great way to de-stress, relax, work out, and have some fun. The best thing about UAF intramurals is that you get to meet new people, learn new sports, or play your old favorites.

Broomball is another awesome intramural sport at UAF. If you’ve never seen a broomball game, check it out! To me, it's a combination between soccer and hockey. It's played on the ice, without ice skates, and you use a broomball stick to hit the ball. The ball is a small version of a soccer ball. There’s lots of sliding and falling, but somehow it’s addicting.

If these don’t sound like your type of fun, there’s plenty more intramurals to choose from. There’s bowling, volleyball, flag football, dodgeball, floor hockey, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, basketball, and water polo. Which brings me to another point – if you’re a water polo spectator, there’s a nice, warm, relaxing sauna-like room that you can sit in to watch, if that’s your cup of tea.

Or, if the whole team sport idea doesn’t work out for you, there’s a bunch of cross-country skiing trails right next to UAF. I can literally walk a minute outside of my on-campus apartment, strap on my skis, and hit the trails.

That's one thing I enjoy about UAF - you can be as active as you want to be. There's a lot of different options (other than the gym) to choose from, and you can have a lot of fun while staying in shape.

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