Author: Paula Olson

This Week in Michigan Tech Recreation

The Skate Rental Center will be opening Monday, November 15, at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Located on the ice level, the Skate Rental Center has a full inventory of skates and helmets in youth and adult sizes and also provides skate sharpening services. 

Family Fun Day will be this Saturday, November 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.! Family Fun Day is a day of FREE access to campus amenities for Michigan Tech employees and their families. Join us for a free lunch, a scavenger hunt, ice skating, and much more! To learn more, visit Family Fun Day

The SDC building schedule for Thanksgiving Break (November 19-28) has been announced. For more information, visit SDC Thanksgiving Break Schedule.


This Week in Michigan Tech Recreation

Monday, November 8

Tuesday, November 9 

  • IM 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Basketball Skills Contests will take place during the tournament, 7:00 p.m.
Free Throw Contest, 3 Point Contest, and Hot Shot Contest

Wednesday, November 10 

  • IM 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Basketball Skills Contests will take during the tournament, 7:00 p.m.
Free Throw Contest, 3 Point Contest, and Hot Shot Contest

Friday, November 12 

  • Registration closes for the IM Pickleball Tournament, 12:00 p.m. 

Saturday, November 13 

  • IM Pickleball Tournament

The SDC and Gates Tennis Center Thanksgiving Break hours will be announced this week. Stay updated on these hours at Michigan Tech Recreation

Athletics and Recreation is accepting applications for the position of Intramural Sports & Sports Camps Coordinator. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply online. Apply today!


This Week in Michigan Tech Recreation

Monday, November 1

  • Nordic Ski Season Ski Rental sale for students and non-students begins online

Tuesday, November 2

Thursday, November 4

Friday, November 5

  • Deadline to register for IM 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, 8:00 a.m.
    The tournament is to take place Tuesday, November 9, and Wednesday, November 10.Basketball skills contests will take place during this tournament.
    To register, visit MTU IM Leagues.
  • Deadline to register for IM Billiards Doubles Tournament, 12:00 p.m.
    The tournament is to take place Tuesday, November 9, and Wednesday, November 10.
    To register, visit MTU IM Leagues.
  • Women’s membership locker room 107 will be unavailable to SDC members due to visiting teams using the locker room, 2:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Registration for Adult Huskies Aquatics Programs Session 3 closes at 11:59 p.m. 

Saturday, November 6

Important Updates:

  • MTU Levels Update and Mask Policy for SDC/Gates
    Face coverings are not required at the SDC or Gates Tennis Center but are recommended.
  • New equipment is now available for students and members in the multipurpose room at the SDC (plyometric boxes, jump ropes, and yoga mats) and is located near the boxing bags. Please remember to wipe down all equipment before/after use with wipes that are near this station.


This Week in Michigan Tech Recreation

Wednesday, October 27

  • No public hockey OR student skate due to ice arena maintenance 

Thursday, October 28

  • No student skate due to ice arena maintenance 

Friday, October 29

Saturday, October 30 

  • IM Log Rolling Tournament, 5:00 p.m. 

Sunday, October 31 

  • No public skate due to ice arena maintenance

Don’t forget to register for AquaFit Session 2 and Aikido Session 2! Both programs begin a new session on November 1 and run through December 15. Register now!


Skate Rental Center Dedication & Grand Opening

Join Athletics and Recreation in celebrating the grand opening and dedication of the Skate Rental Center this Saturday, October 16, at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Located on the ice level, the Skate Rental Center will have a full inventory of skates and helmets in youth and adult sizes and will also provide skate sharpening services.

Festivities will kick off at 12:30pm with a dedication ceremony in honor of Charlotte Jenkins and Cheryl DePuydt. Jenkins, an undergraduate student and resident assistant who had a passion for skating, was known for offering extra skates to friends, residents, or anyone looking to learn to skate. DePuydt was an ardent supporter of MTU Athletics throughout her life; helping start women’s athletics at the university and forming the MTU Skating Academy. Cheryl’s contributions to Michigan Tech are still felt today, especially when it comes to skating and women’s athletics. Those unable to attend may view a live stream of the dedication.

The dedication ceremony will be followed by an open skate with free skate rental during the event.


Get Your Erg On Session 2 Begins October 25

Get Your Erg On with our certified instructor who will guide you through the basics of rowing and will coach you through fun and challenging workout sessions all on the SDC’s brand new ergometers in our new rowing facility! At a low registration cost, you can get a great full-body workout that can be adjusted to meet the abilities of anyone! The initial sessions will focus on general stroke technique and progress to workouts that represent on-water sprints and head races.

Location: SDC Rowing Studio (2nd floor) 
Dates/Times: October 25- December 6, 2021 (No class November 22) Mondays, 6:00-6:50 p.m.
Deadline to register: October 22, 11:59 p.m. 

We look forward to seeing you Get Your Erg On soon!


Register Today for Session 2 Adult Huskies Aquatics Programs

Registration for the second session of Adult Huskies Aquatics Programs, October 12 – November 4, closes this Friday, October 8! Sign up now!

Adult Huskies Swim Training - Swimming Training for Ages 18+
Adult Huskies Swim Training – Swimming Training for Ages 18+

Adult Huskies Swim Training 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 a 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!

Session 2: October 12 – November 4 (registration closes October 8)
Session 3: November 9 – December 9 (registration closes November 5, no class November 23 & 25)

Class meets Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30-6:20pm, at the SDC Pool.
Cost per session $100 (Discount available for SDC members!)
For more information, visit Adult Huskies Swim Training.

Adult Huskies Swim Lessons - Swimming Lessons for Ages 18+
Adult Huskies Swim Lessons – Swimming Lessons for Ages 18+

Adult Huskies Swim Lessons provides aquatic education for the beginner to the intermediate swimmer who is looking to become more comfortable in the water and learn the fundamental four strokes.

Session 2: October 12 – November 4 (registration closes October 8)
Session 3: November 9 – December 9 (registration closes November 5, no class November 23 & 25)

Class meets Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30-6:20pm, at the SDC Pool.
Cost per session $100 (Discount available for SDC members!)
For more information, visit  Adult Huskies Swim Lessons.


Michigan Tech Trails Fall Update

Trail Passes

The Michigan Tech Trails are a great resource to our campus and the greater community. Please support them by purchasing an annual membership or day pass. Your support helps ensure that our trails are well-groomed, maintained, and updated.

Trail usage is one of the benefits of the Experience Tech Fee and currently enrolled Michigan Tech students may use the Tech Trails at no charge. A trails membership or day pass is required for all other users. Children age 12 and younger are eligible for a free youth trails membership available at the SDC Ticket Office.

Trails members get access to locker room 110 in the SDC. Locker rentals are reserved for SDC members.

OAP Rental Center

As the summer season winds down and fall approaches, the Outdoor Adventure Program will be preparing for winter gear rentals. The shoulder season provides OAP an opportunity to reset and repair equipment to provide users with the best possible experience. Half of the Nordic skis and snowshoes will be replaced this year and new kids’ equipment will be added. That’s right, no need to buy skis for your kids, just purchase an OAP membership and the kids can try skiing for less, making the equipment season pass an even better deal!  

Equipment passes for Nordic skis grant the member access to the OAP skis to use on the Michigan Tech Trails during open hours. Users will still need a trails pass, which can be purchased at the OAP as well. 

The OAP will take care of the maintenance and upkeep and you just get to ski!  Snowshoes are available for a season pass as well and can be used off-site of the Tech Trails as well. More details can be found at www.michigantechrecreation.com.  

Dogs

As a friendly reminder from the Michigan Tech Trails staff, dogs should be under the control of the owner AND on a leash while utilizing the dog-approved trails. 

Here is the official Michigan Tech Trails policy regarding dogs which is supplemental to the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees Policy:

Dogs must be leashed and under owners’ control at all times and are restricted to the Tolkien, Nara, Isle Royale, and Superior trails via the following access points – softball fields, Nara & Tolkien. No dogs at the main trailhead. 

Over the summer, the trail maintenance staff enhanced our signage and dog waste dispensers at dog-approved use trails. We ask that all Tech Trails users with dogs be considerate and respectful of the Michigan Tech policies and all users of our wonderful trail system. At the end of the day, we all want to enjoy our trails in a safe and secure environment. For reference here are some tips on proper dog etiquette. 

Here is a link from the Humane Society to help educate dog owners!

Etiquette for dog owners:

  • Scoop your poop. Bring several bags on your walks to be sure you have enough.
  • Prevent barking.
  • Only let your dog greet a stranger if they ask.
  • Always leash your dog on walks.
  • Don’t play while on leash.
  • Be aware of other people’s feelings  – Not everyone is a dog-lover.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Please email trailsinfo@mtu.edu with any questions, concerns or comments. We hope that everyone is able to enjoy our trails system responsibly!


SDC Shooting Range Open for 2021-22 School Year

The SDC Shooting Range is now open for the 2021-22 academic year. The public is welcome to use the Shooting Range during posted club hours.

  • Free to MTU students
  • Non-student daily range access fee $10
  • Not included in SDC membership.

First-time range users will be required to complete a release form, safety briefing, and weapons registry. Return users will also be required to pay the semester club access fee (payable to the club). Adult supervision is required for all range users under age 18. Only children age 10+ are permitted in the range.