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This Week in Michigan Tech Recreation

Building Information

There will be no PE classes this week. SDC members are welcome in the Fitness Center during all open recreation hours!

Please note the SDC will be closed from May 1- May 8. The following facilities will remain open next week (Sunday, May 1 – Sunday, May 8) throughout the planned maintenance and general projects in the SDC that will begin on April 30:

Gates Tennis Center 

  • Monday-Friday 9 am-7 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Michigan Tech Nordic Trails 

University Images 

  • April 30, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, and May 1st, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • May 2-15: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturday, Noon-5:00 pm, Closed on Sunday

Aquatics

An American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Blended Learning Course will be held May 13-15 at the SDC Pool. Registration is now open

The Tech Trails

We have made the decision to suspend grooming with the Bombardier due to failing conditions and our need to get moving on and hopefully finish much-needed repairs on it before we start on our many summer projects. However, we will continue to groom using drags and wheelers on the Upper Trails following our Spring schedule of grooming for the weekends and Tuesdays. We will continue grooming for as long as possible and stop when conditions dictate. Please refer to our trails conditions page for daily updates on our trails open and closures.


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Michigan Tech Rec Indoor Triathlon

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first-ever Michigan Tech Rec Indoor Triathlon! Our Women’s Overall winner was Kiira Hadden and our Men’s Overall winner was Jared Martini. Congratulations to all of our participants! Please refer to our website for the full list of rankings and to view the photo gallery!

Upcoming Programs

Registration closes on April 20 for the April 23 Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Course. Register today to secure your spot!

An American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Blended Learning Course will be held May 13-15 at the SDC Pool. Registration is now open!

Summer 2022 Programs

The schedule for the Summer 2022 youth ice arena programs is being finalized and will be available soon. Stay tuned for the upcoming details!

The Summer 2022 HuskiesFit Group Fitness Class schedule is being finalized and will be available soon! Programs will begin the week of May 16. We are excited to welcome new instructors to our already awesome HuskiesFit family!

Facilities Announcement

As we come to the end of the 2022 spring semester at Michigan Tech, we have a few important updates to share regarding planned maintenance and general projects in the SDC as we make the transition to summer beginning April 30.

Friday, April 29 – Last day of Spring Semester building operations.
Saturday, April 30 – MTU Spring Commencement (SDC CLOSED)

Sunday, May 1 – Sunday, May 8 (SDC CLOSED)

Facilities that will be open
Gates Tennis Center – Monday-Friday 9 am-7 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Michigan Tech Nordic Trails
University Images – April 30, 8:00 am-5:00 pm and May 1st, 10:00 am-5:00 pm; May 2-15; Monday-Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturday Noon-5:00 pm, Closed on Sunday

Monday, May 9 – Sunday, May 15

Facilities that will be open
Gates Tennis Center – Monday-Friday 9 am-7 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Michigan Tech Nordic Trails
OAP Rental Center – Monday-Friday 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday Noon-6:00 pm
Fitness Center (Temporarily reduced hours) – Monday-Friday 7:00 am-11:00 am & 3:00 pm-7:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday Noon-5:00 pm
Racquetball Courts (Temporarily reduced hours) – Monday-Friday 3:00 pm-7:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday Noon-5:00 pm
Locker Rooms 104, 105, 109, 109F, 109G, 107, 207B – Monday-Friday 6:30 am-7:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 11:30 am-5:30 pm
Recreation Office – Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Ticket Office – Monday-Friday 8:00 am-7:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday Noon-5:00 pm
University Images – Monday-Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturday Noon-5:00 pm, Closed on Sunday

Monday, May 16

Facilities that will be re-open
Climbing Wall
Pool
Locker Room 110
Multipurpose Room and Varsity Gym
Shooting Range

Planned maintenance and general projects that will take place during the SDC closure include:

SDC: Annual campus steam shutdown (no heat or hot water)
Ice Arena: Water Lines Replacement (no water)
SDC: Tile floor wax resurfacing (2nd floor)
Shooting Range: Trap, filters, and ductwork cleaning
Fitness Center: Upholstery Replacement, Additional Hallway Benches/Coat Racks
Recreation Office: Carpet replacement
Climbing Wall: OAP Staff Certification Training
Pool: Staff training, restricted access due to construction in SDC locker room 110
Locker Room 110: Sauna Renovation
Multipurpose Room and Varsity Gym: Floor Refinishing

Thank you for your patience during this short interruption as we work through these much-needed projects. For current SDC members, please accept complimentary access to Gates Tennis Center and the Michigan Tech Trails from April 30 to May 15. In addition, select areas in the SDC have been made available on a reduced schedule, therefore requests for SDC membership extension will not be accepted. We view this temporary shutdown as a way to make a positive impact on multiple areas of the facility without causing the need for further/additional/unplanned closures and disruptions. We stand by our commitment to make improvements to our facility that will benefit our users today and into the future.

The SDC will reopen fully on Monday, May 16, with summer hours in place through Sunday, August 29. Please note that the SDC and the Gates Tennis Center will be closed on May 30 and July 4 for University recognized holidays.


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Building Information 

The SDC will be closed on Sunday, April 17 (Easter Sunday). 

The last day of the Spring Semester Building Hours will be Friday, April 29.

Upcoming Camps & Programs 

Registration for the Boys’ Basketball Little Huskies Spring 2022 Camp closes Monday, April 11Register today! 

Registration is now open for the Michigan Concealed Pistol License Courses which will be held in April, May, and June! 

An American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Blended Learning Course will be held May 13-15 at the SDC Pool. Registration will open on Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 am.

At the Trails 

We have altered our trails grooming schedule as of Monday, April 4. The Michigan Tech trails will be groomed overnight on Monday, Friday, and Saturday. This plan is highly dependent on the weather and conditions might require us to close trails or suspend grooming to keep people safe. 


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Upcoming Sports Camps Registration Deadlines

Sign up for our Spring 2022 Sports Camps! Registration closes soon. The registration deadlines for our spring camps are as follows:

Volleyball Setter Academy & Libero School – Monday, April 4

Girls’ Basketball Little Huskies Camp – Monday, April 4

Boys’ Basketball Little Huskies Camp – Monday, April 11

Volleyball Middle Blocker School & Pin Hitter Academy – Monday, April 18

Employment Opportunities 

The SDC, Gates Tennis Center, and Tech Trails will be hiring part-time/temporary employees for the summer. If you are interested, please fill out an application.

SDC Building Information

Please note the SDC will be closed on Sunday, April 17 (Easter Sunday). 

The SDC will be closed from April 30 through May 15 for planned maintenance and general projects that will take place during the SDC closure. The SDC will reopen on Monday, May 16 with summer hours in place through Sunday, August 29. More details will be available soon.


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Ice Arena & Skate Rental Center

The Ice Arena & Skate Rental Center will be closing for the season on March 28 and will re-open for programming, camps, and rentals at the beginning of June. Stay tuned for details regarding opening day and program registration!

SDC Building Information 

Please note that the SDC will be closed on Sunday, April 17 (Easter Sunday). The Spring Semester building hours will run through April 29. Stay tuned for details regarding the summer building schedule! 

Sports Camps

Spring and summer sports camps and events registration remains open and we encourage you to register early! The Football Little Huskies Camp registration deadline is March 28, 11:59pm. Please note that the Triathlon, Summer Hockey Camp, and Summer Mountain Bike Camp registrations has been closed due to meeting participant capacity. 

Employment Opportunities

The SDC/Gates/Trails will be hiring part-time/temporary employees for the summer. If you are interested, please fill out an application here.


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Upcoming Events

The Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) course will take place on March 26th. Although registration is now closed for this event, you can email us to be added to the contact list for future program and class announcements!

The Sled Hockey Clinic and Exhibition Game will take place at the John MacInnes Ice Arena on March 26th at 1pm. Please contact equipmentloansforkids@gmail.com to register.

Registration for the Michigan Tech Rec Indoor Triathlon closes on March 30th. 

Registration for the Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament closes on April 1st. Sign up today

Aquatics Announcement 

There will be NO open/lap swim on Saturday, March 26th due to the Intramural Swim Meet being held that day. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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SDC Building Information 

Beginning Monday, March 14, the SDC will resume regular building hours. For each facility’s hours, please visit the Facilities homepage. 

Please excuse our ongoing construction in the locker room area. The women’s soccer locker room is in the process of being renovated. A temporary wall was built to create a landing area between access into locker room 109, 107, and the women’s soccer locker room. This area will allow workers to continue to access the soccer locker room and patrons to access the women’s locker rooms. Please use the second entrance into the horseshoe hallway, closest to locker room 110/109/109F/109G/107, to access these locker rooms. A portion of the back of the horseshoe hallway is blocked off for construction. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 

Upcoming Camps and Clinics 

Registration for the summer 2022 sports camps opens on March 15 at 8:00 am EST. For more information on our summer sports camps, please visit our summer camp webpage. 

Join Michigan Tech Rec, E.L.K., SAIL and Sled Cats on Saturday, March 26, at 1pm for a FREE Sled Hockey clinic and exhibition game! Open to all ages & abilities! Equipment will be provided, and no experience is necessary. 

Registration for the Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will close on April 1. Register today! 


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Facilities Information

Spring break hours for the Student Development Complex are in place through March 13.

Note: Locker rooms 109, 109F, 109G, 107, and 110 will be closed on March 7 and March 8 for construction and maintenance. 

HuskiesFit Programs

Registration for the second session of HuskiesFit rowing classes closes on March 11. Classes will begin on March 14.

Aquatics Programs 

Come join us at the pool and work on your swimming skills in Adult Huskies Swim Lessons and Adult Huskies Swim Training! Session 3 runs from March 15 through April 7. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30pm to 6:20pm. Registration closes March 11Adult Huskies Swim Lessons provides aquatic education for the beginner to intermediate swimmer who is looking to become more comfortable in the water and learn the fundamental four strokes. 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!

Sports Camps

Registration for our Spring 2022 Sports Camps, Clinics, and Tournaments is currently open! Check out our webpage for more information regarding our spring camps.


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FacilitieInformation

The SDC’s spring break building schedule has been announced. There will be no HuskiesFit Group Exercise Classes during spring break. 

The boilers that heat Gates Tennis Center are no longer functioning. Our facilities team has been working hard to keep our building warm for the time being with emergency space heaters. Starting Tuesday, February 22nd, we will have two large temporary units heating our building until a new boiler is delivered and installed.  It will cause a little extra noise than we are used to at Gates. 

Court 4 will be out of commission for the time being where the units will be housed.  It can still be used for pickleball with a day in advance reservation, giving time to prepare the space.  As a reminder, the ball machine can now be used on any court because we have court divider nets.  There are outlets on the wall behind each of the courts. 

Unfortunately, this also means that we will not have any hot water at Gates Tennis Center until we have a new boiler installed.  If you have a need for the showers, we can issue you access to the locker rooms at the SDC. 

We apologize for the inconvenience over the course of the next couple of weeks.  Please feel free to reach out to Kristin Yep (kvyep@mtu.edu) with any questions or concerns you may have.

Indoor Triathlon

Registration for the Michigan Tech Rec Indoor Triathlon opens on March 2! There is no fee for participation, but participants must be an SDC member or MTU student in order to register. 

OAP

Session 3 of the OAP Evening Snowshoe Hikes will be on Tuesday, March 1 at McLain State Park. Sign up today!

Aquatics Programs

Come join us at the pool and work on your swimming skills in Adult Huskies Swim Lessons and Adult Huskies Swim Training! Session 3 runs from March 15 through April 7. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30pm to 6:20pm. Registration closes March 11Adult 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. 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!

Summer Camps

Michigan Tech Summer 2022 Sports Camps registration opens on March 15! Visit MTU Summer Sports Camps for the full list of camps being offered this summer.