Author: Paula Olson

Summer Public Skating at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena Begins May 16

Summer public skating at MacInnes Ice Arena

Public Skating will be offered at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena this summer beginning May 16. The schedule is as follows:

  • May 16 – June 27, Sunday 3:00-4:50pm
  • July 2 – 30, Friday 5:00-6:50pm
  • August 8 – 29, Sunday 3:00-4:50pm

Public Skating is free to MTU students, SDC members, and action pass holders. $5 daily passes are available at the SDC Ticket Office.
A hockey or bicycle helmet and skates are also required. A small number of helmets are available for issue. Please note availability is not guaranteed. Skate rental not available.

All participants must fill out the COVID-19 symptom tracking form prior to arrival. Face masks are required at all times.

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Huskies Group Swim Lessons – Preschool Aquatics Summer 2021

Huskies Group Swim Lessons - Preschool Aquatics (ages 4-5 years)

Come make a splash this summer in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics levels are being offered at the SDC Pool for ages 4 to 5 years old. Social distancing will be maintained during classes. A parent is required to be in the water with each participant.

Preschool Aquatics is designed to orient young preschoolers to the aquatic environment and to help them gain basic aquatic skills. In addition, participants start learning about how to be safe around water.

Two-week session meets Monday-Friday, 9:00-9:40am

3 sessions. Registration opens May 1.

  • June 14-25 (registration closes June 12)
  • July 5-16 (registration closes July 3)
  • July 19-30 (registration closes July 17)

Session cost $100/participant (discount available for SDC members)

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Huskies Group Swim Lessons – Learn to Swim Levels 1-4 Summer 2021

Huskies Group Swim Lessons - Learn to Swim Levels 1-4

Come make a splash this summer in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-4 are being offered at the SDC Pool. Social distancing will be maintained during classes.

Huskies Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-4 (ages 6-17 years) are based on skill, from beginners to those refining strokes learned in previous levels. A parent is required to be in the water with participants in levels 1 and 2.

Meets Monday-Friday, 10-10:40am.

(3) 2-week sessions to choose from. Registration opens May 1.

  • June 14-25 (registration closes June 12)
  • July 5-16 (registration closes July 3)
  • July 19-30 (registration closes July 17)

Session cost $100 per participant (discount available for SDC members!)

The COVID-19 Visitor Symptom Tracking Form is required to be completed by all participants and guardians before every class session. Masks are required throughout the building except while swimming or showering. Space will be provided for personal items on the pool deck. Class size is limited and based on social distancing.

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Huskies Group Swim Lessons – Parent & Child Aquatics Summer 2021

Huskies Group Swim Lessons - Parent & Child Aquatics (Ages 6 months - 3 years)

Come make a splash this summer in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Parent & Child Aquatics levels are being offered at the SDC Pool for ages 6 months to 3 years old. Social distancing will be maintained during classes. A parent is required to be in the water with each participant.

The purpose of the course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics provides safety information for parents and teaches parents techniques they can use to help orient their children to the water.

Two week sessions meet Monday-Friday, 9:00-9:40am.

3 sessions. Registration opens May 1.

  • June 14-25 (registration closes June 12)
  • July 5-16 (registration closes July 3)
  • July 19-30 (registration closes July 17)

Session Cost $100/participant (discount available for SDC members)

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Junior Huskies Summer Swim

Junior Huskies Summer Swim - Swimming training for ages 6-17 years old

Come make a splash this summer in Junior Huskies Summer Swim! This program provides additional attention and competitive guidance to proficient swimmers ages 6-17 who are looking to improve their swimming skills and fitness levels. Participants must be able to swim unassisted for at least 25 yards, tread water for at least 1 minute and have swimming knowledge and ability equivalent to Level 5 of the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program or higher.

3 sessions

  • June 14-25 (registration closes June 12)
  • July 5-16 (registration closes July 3)
  • July 19-30 (registration closes July 17

Registration opens May 1.

Cost $75 per session (discount available for SDC members)

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Adult Huskies Summer Swim

Adult Huskies Summer Swim - Swimming Training for Ages 18+

Adult Huskies Summer Swim provides additional attention and competitive guidance to swimmers ages 18 and older who are looking to improve their swimming skills and fitness levels in a group setting. Each session is programmed with warm-up, and variations of a workout for the beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmer. Participants will be provided coaching and guidance to meet their individual swimming goals!

2-week session meets Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 5-5:50pm

Summer Session Dates:

  • June 14-25 (registration closes June 12)
  • July 5-16 (registration closes July 3)
  • July 19-30 (registration closes July 17)

Cost $75 per participant (discount available for current SDC members!)

Registration opens May 1.

The COVID-19 Visitor Symptom Tracking Form is required to be completed by all participants before every class session. Masks are required throughout the building except while swimming or showering. Space will be provided for personal items on the pool deck. Class size is limited and based on social distancing.

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OAP Silent Gear Auction April 17

OAP Silent Gear Auction Saturday April 17 10am-1pm MacInnes Ice Arena Concourse

The Annual OAP Silent Gear Auction is back! Join the OAP Saturday, April 17, 10am-1pm on the MacInnes Ice Arena Concourse for your chance to bid on some sweet used outdoor gear! No preregistration needed. Just sign in when you show up and start bidding.

All bids are final. Winning bidders are expected to pick up item(s) from 2-4pm, Saturday, April 17.

Persons wishing to sell their gently used outdoor recreation gear can drop off gear at the OAP April 14-16, during the following times:

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2-7pm
  • Thursday, April 15, 2-7pm
  • Friday, April 16, 10am-5pm

The COVID-19 Visitor Symptom Tracking Form is required to be completed before arriving on campus. Masks are required throughout the building and during the event. There are no provisions for medical intolerance reasons or medical waivers. Please limit personal items in the auction area to a minimum. Event capacity is limited and based on social distancing.

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course May 7-9

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Earn your American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification in this 3-day intensive training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. The certification 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 2 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. Registration opens April 2, closes April 30.

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