Category: Recreation News

Last Chance to Register for Lifeguarding Class!


Earn your American Red Cross Certification in a 6-day training course taught at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes Lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by February 11, 2015 (documentation required), be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and tread water with legs only for 2 minutes. Class size is limited. Registration ends Friday, February 6.

Visit Spring Lifeguard Training Class for more information or to register.

Learn to Skate & Hockey Fundamentals Start February 14


The last spring session of Learn to Skate and Fundamentals of Hockey Skating will begin Saturday, February 14.

The Learn to Skate program offers fun, challenging, and rewarding beginning skating classes for all ages and abilities. Students learn at their own level with others in their age group; classes are available for preschool (3­–5 years, also known as the Snowplow Sam Program) and Basic Skills Levels 1–8 (6 years and up). Includes both a 25-minute lesson and up to 1.5 hours of practice.

Visit Learn to Skate for more information or to register.

In Fundamentals of Hockey Skating, skaters learn how to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus of the levels. All elements are taught without a puck. Skaters learn the necessary fundamentals to be successful in game situations. Open to skaters 3 and up, no skating experience necessary.

Visit Fundamentals of Hockey Skating for more information or to register.

Deadline to register for both classes is February 16.

Don’t Miss Out – Specialty Fitness Classes This Weekend!


Sometimes you just need to shake things up. Sometimes you need a little boost to the old routine…. Community Programs brings you not one but TWO specialty classes this weekend to help you do just that!

Belly Dance for Fitness Sampler – Come see what it’s all about! Learn to shake, shimmy and roll in this energetic cabaret-style class. Saturday, January 31, 12:00-12:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio. Cost is $7.

Yoga for Cross Country Skiers – A special workshop focusing on stretching and strengthening the muscles used most in cross country skiing. A perfect way to end a ski or start a relaxing weekend. Sunday, February 1, 6:00-7:15 p.m. in the SDC Studio. Cost is $10.

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Complimentary Fitness Sampler Classes



Did you miss Dollar Days, but would still like to try some new fitness classes? You’re in luck!

We’re offering some FREE sampler classes which will be taking place in the residence halls this week.

Monday, January 26
7:00-7:25pm Zumba with Cindy, Wads Annex
7:30-7:55pm Turbo Kick with Jacq, Campus Cafe

Wednesday, January 28
7:00-7:25pm Metabolic Conditioning with Krista, DHH Ballroom
7:30-7:55pm PiYo with Cindy, DHH Center Lounge

Again, registration is free, but you need to email to register!

For more information, visit Complimentary Fitness Sampler Classes.

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New Fitness Class! Turbo Kick!

Community Programs is offering a new fitness class! Check out Turbo Kick w/ Jacq on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the SDC.

Turbo Kick combines cardio kickboxing and the hottest dance moves to form a fast-paced, up-beat workout! Paired with high energy and motivational music mixes, this unique blend of cardiovascular, strength, and endurance training is sure to get you moving and toned – not to mention totally addicted! Turbo Kick requires no previous kickboxing experience or equipment, and all fitness levels are welcome. Session and daily prices available. Commit to be HuskiesFit with Turbo Kick.

For more information, visit Turbo Kick.

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Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2015 with Community Programs

Spring2015ProgramGuideSliderToday is the day!

A wide variety of fitness programming is available right at the SDC. Michigan Tech Community Programs offers awesome class options to fit your personal fitness level and style. In the studio, pool or on the ice, our youth classes will also keep your little husky active, engaged and having fun. 

Start the New Year off right and let Community Programs help you stick to that resolution of a healthier happier you. Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2015!

For more information, visit Spring 2015 Community Programs Guide.

Michigan Tech Dance Team Youth Clinic & Game Performance


The Michigan Tech Dance Team will be hosting a youth clinic Sunday, January 25, from 3:00-6:00pm in the SDC Studio for boys and girls, Pre-K through 8th grade. Participants will warm-up, stretch, and learn across the floor routines as well as an entire dance routine to be performed at halftime of the Michigan Tech Women’s Basketball Game against Lake Superior State on Saturday, January 31!

Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Cost to participate is $25/child, $20/sibling (covers clinic & game performance; parents must purchase admission to game). Registration is at the SDC Ticket Office or by calling 487-2073.

For more information, visit Michigan Tech Dance Team Youth Clinic or contact Ariana Johnson at

Dollar Days January 12-17!

New to Community Programs? Want to change up your workout? A wide variety of fitness programming is available at Michigan Tech’s SDC. Try out a class for only $2 during Dollar Days, January 12-17. Just pay the instructor at the door!

For more information and class schedules visit Enrollment is rolling and walk-ins are welcome.Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2015 with Community Programs!

2015 Michigan Tech Spring Figure Skating Camp

Save the Date! 

The Michigan Tech Spring Figure Skating Camp will be held  Friday, March 27-Sunday, March 29. Guest Coaching Staff includes Joel McKeever, Igor Yaroshenko, Marcie Kieperic, and Peter Biver. Local Coaching Staff includes Elena Rodrigues, Jennifer Bukovich, Sherry Karnosky, and Jessica Comfort.

A test session will be hosted by the Copper Country Skating Academy on Sunday, March 29.

For more information or to register, visit 2015 Spring Figure Skating Camp.