SDC Gym Floor Resurfacing, Lot 22 & Service Drive Construction, Upcoming Closure Dates

Here are a few important updates regarding planned maintenance and general projects in and outside the SDC, and upcoming building closure dates.

Annual Floor Resurfacing:

Varsity Gym

  • May 18/19 sanding and resurfacing then closed until May 23 (opens the morning of May 24)

Multipurpose Room

  • May 25/26 sanding and resurfacing then closed until May 30 (opens the morning of May 31)
    • The Climbing Wall will remain open for regular hours May 28-30.

Parking Lot Construction:

Lot 22 & the SDC service drive (between the SDC and Lot 22) will be closed from Tuesday, May 28 to Monday, June 3, for demo/grading, paving, and painting. Here is the individual schedule for those interested:

Demo/Grading – Tuesday/Wednesday 5/28-5/29

Paving – Thursday and Friday 5/30-5/31

Line Painting – Saturday 6/01 and Monday 6/03

Parking Lot Open – Tuesday 6/04 (SDC closed)

Staff and patrons who normally park in Lot 22 please park in Lots 23, 24, or 29 during the project. The SDC main entrance will remain open so building users and patrons can access it.

As a reminder, the SDC and Gates Tennis Center will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The SDC will also be closed on Tuesday, June 4, for mock disaster training.

We appreciate your patience as we work through our list of projects.

Regards,
Michigan Tech Athletics & Recreation

Summer Huskies Aquatics Programs: Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for summer Huskies Aquatics programs! We are excited to offer programs for both youth and adults from beginners to advanced participants with an extended variety of times.

Parent & Child Aquatics – Ages 6 months – 3 years (morning and evening classes)
Preschool Aquatics – Ages 4-5 years (morning and evening classes)
Learn to Swim Levels 1-5 – Ages 6-17 years (morning and evening classes)
Huskies Swim Training – Advanced participants ages 6-17 years
Huskies Diving Clinic (NEW!) – Ages 6-17 years
Adult Huskies Swim Lessons
Adult Huskies Swim Training

If the class or level you are looking for is currently full, please contact Annie Bengry, Aquatics Manager, at ambengry@mtu.edu or contact the SDC Ticket Office at 487-2073 to be placed on a waitlist. We will try to add additional classes based on level demand!

WIBIT Wednesday at the SDC Pool

MTU students, SDC Access Pass holders (minimum one-month), and WIBIT Wednesday Pass holders come make a splash with our inflatable pool obstacle course called the WIBIT!

TODAY Wednesday, April 10, 5-8 pm — Step/Bridge/Cliff/Slope

Events will be held this spring for current MTU students, SDC Access Pass holders (minimum one-month), and WIBIT Wednesday Pass holders. Test your individual skills on the course or challenge a friend to a race across the obstacles. The course is set up in the deep water and requires users to be able to pass our swim test. See the WIBIT rules and swim test content on our website for more information.

There are many different pieces of the WIBIT and each event will have a featured combination. Potential featured pieces include:

  • The Step — This piece allows users to climb up onto the course.
  • The Base — Users must make their way across a horizontal surface. Be careful how fast you move, as it can get slippery!
  • The Cliff — Users must navigate either side of a slope using the handles and their balancing skills.
  • V-Connect — Users must use limited footing space to navigate across the horizontal structure.
  • The Bridge — Users must navigate up and over an arched structure without falling through.
  • The Slope — Users must climb up a six-foot wall that leads to a slide into the pool water below!

Come visit us at the pool to try out your skills! For more information, visit WIBIT.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Blended Learning Course

Registration is now open! Earn your American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification April 18-21 at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool.

This four-day intensive training course includes Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certifications and all training materials.

All participants must be 15 years of age or older by the first date of the course (documentation required). Required water skills include the ability to swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for two minutes, and complete a timed event in which participants retrieve a 10-pound brick from a depth of 7-10 feet and swim 20 yards with the object.

Online training prerequisites must be completed by the first day of classroom instruction. The instructor will contact class participants with online course information and directions. Class size is limited.

Class Dates: April 18-21, 2024

Schedule

  • Thursday, April 18, 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Friday, April 19, 4:00-8:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 20, 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 21, 8:00 am-6:00 pm

Cost

$200 per participant

Contact Annie Bengry, Aquatics Manager, with any questions.

Registration closes April 5, 11:59 pm. 

Defensive Handgun Course

Our Defensive Handgun Course is designed to educate the students about the handguns that are best for personal defense. There will be some time on the range and in the classroom. We will go over the draw stroke, moving and shooting, the plausibility principle, and the balance of speed and precision. We will also cover Defensive Accuracy, Lateral Motion, the Critical Incident Reload, Volume of Fire, and Realistic Training for Target Engagement. No experience is necessary. Class size is limited.

Special Requirements

  • Minimum age 18 years old
  • Handgun – We recommend you train with your carry handgun as you must have a working knowledge of how to use your handgun and how to do it safely.
  • 300 rounds of ammunition
  • 3 magazines (You may want more if your magazine’s capacity is 10 or less.)
  • A good holster and belt – Handgun holsters should be good quality with proper retention (no Serpa or that style release, no cloth Uncle Mike’s style).
  • A way to carry extra magazines (pants pocket or magazine carrier)
  • Eye and ear protection

Saturday, April 2, 8:30am – 5:00pm (registration closes April 17, 11:59pm)

Cost $150/person

Michigan Tech Recreation Indoor Triathlon

Don’t forget to register!

You don’t have to win, you just have to TRI! Michigan Tech Recreation is hosting an indoor triathlon for MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum one-month). Unlike a traditional triathlon, which covers fixed distances of swimming, biking, and running, indoor triathlons challenge competitors to race the greatest distance within a fixed time frame. Beginners and seasoned athletes are welcome to participate in the 10-minute swim, 15-minute bike, and 10-minute run! Transition time is provided between events. Event capacity is limited.

The indoor triathlon will take place on Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at the SDC. Open to MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum one-month) with a valid MTU student ID or SDC Access Pass. Must be 16 years of age or older to participate.

Registration Details:

  • Cost: It’s free! (But you must register to participate!)
  • Registration is now open!
  • Registration Closes: Tuesday, March 26, at 11:59 p.m.

Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Courses – Register Today

Earn your Michigan Concealed Pistol License this spring at the SDC Shooting Range.

  • Saturday, April 13
  • 8 am-5 pm
  • Registration closes April 10, 11:59 pm.

Cost $150/person (with own equipment), $185/person (with rental equipment 9mm pistol)

No experience is necessary. Rental equipment is available. Must be a minimum of 20 years of age to participate.

Class size is limited. Sign up today!

For more information, visit CPL.

WIBIT Wednesday at the SDC Pool

MTU students, SDC Access Pass holders (minimum one-month), and WIBIT Wednesday Pass holders come make a splash with our inflatable pool obstacle course called the WIBIT!

  • Wednesday, March 6, 5-8 pm — Step/Bridge/V-Connect/Slope
  • Wednesday, April 10, 5-8 pm Step/Bridge/Cliff/Slope

Events will be held this spring for current MTU students, SDC Access Pass holders (minimum one-month), and WIBIT Wednesday Pass holders. Test your individual skills on the course or challenge a friend to a race across the obstacles. The course is set up in the deep water and requires users to be able to pass our swim test. See the WIBIT rules and swim test content on our website for more information.

There are many different pieces of the WIBIT and each event will have a featured combination. Potential featured pieces include:

  • The Step — This piece allows users to climb up onto the course.
  • The Base — Users must make their way across a horizontal surface. Be careful how fast you move, as it can get slippery!
  • The Cliff — Users must navigate either side of a slope using the handles and their balancing skills.
  • V-Connect — Users must use limited footing space to navigate across the horizontal structure.
  • The Bridge — Users must navigate up and over an arched structure without falling through.
  • The Slope — Users must climb up a six-foot wall that leads to a slide into the pool water below!

Come visit us at the pool to try out your skills! For more information, visit WIBIT.

2024 Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

The Doghouse Classic is an original Michigan Tech event that saw its beginnings over 30 years ago under the direction of Kevin Borseth, head women’s basketball coach at the time. The Doghouse Classic was a long-standing tradition in the Houghton and Hancock area up until the last tournament took place in 2007. In 2016, the tradition was reestablished. Michigan Tech Recreation is excited about the opportunity to host the tournament and bring the Doghouse back to its former glory!

The tournament will take place in the SDC Multipurpose Room on six competition courts. The number of teams registered will determine the number of divisions and the tournament format for each division. The preferred format will be a double-elimination bracket. Tournament brackets will not be available until the day of the tournament.

Divisions – Boys and girls divisions for grade levels 4-8, JV, Varsity, and Men’s and Women’s Opens.

Cost – $120/team (4 players/team)
Registration closes April 8, 11:59pm.

This tournament is an excellent opportunity to have some fun playing 3-on-3 basketball in a friendly yet competitive environment. Prizes for division champs and event swag for all participants!

Summer 2024 Sports Camps – Registration Opens Monday, February 26

Starting to think about your summer plans? Michigan Tech has some great sports programs to keep your kids and their friends entertained ALL SUMMER LONG.

Registration for Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps opens MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, at 8:00 am EST!

Please review our helpful registration instructions page (which can be found on each camp’s web page) to be well-informed before registration opens!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the registration reminder!