The co-ed summer sport called “Ultimate” (it used to be Ultimate Frisbee, but the Frisbee part was dropped because it’s a trademarked name) is moving indoors for the winter.
Timmins Ultimate has been around for about five years, according to founder Megan Rasmussen.
“It’s a team sport that’s usually either five-on-five or seven-on-seven on a field slightly larger than a soccer field.”
The indoor trial will be four-on-four. Among the biggest differences from the outdoor version is the tighter spaces to throw the disc into or through.
“Wind is a huge factor in outdoor, and it doesn’t exist in indoor,” notes Rasmussen. “So you can be a little bit more creative with how you throw the disc and you don’t necessarily have to be really good at running long distances because there’s not a lot of distance between one end of the gym and the other.”
She adds that it’s a great way to get active and get running, indoors or out.
“It’s a lot more intense than people think,” she claims. “But because of the diversity of people that play, we can usually match everyone with someone of a similar fitness level. So it is accessible to pretty much everyone and it’s a great way to stay in shape.”
Rasmussen says registration for indoor ultimate is next Tuesday, October 1st.