Category: Recreation News

Fast and Female CHAMP CHAT at US Nationals

Fast & Female is Proud to Present a morning of Athletic Inspiration and Fun Hosted by National Ski Stars for Girls 9-19!  Register by 5pm on Wednesday January 7th to be guaranteed a space at the event and receive a Fast and Female buff compliments of LL Bean and Podiumwear.

Join Caitlin Gregg, Jenny Bender, Anne Hart, the Michigan Tech women’s ski team and some of the best skiers in the US for a morning of fun! Learn from these Nordic ski stars through ski games, goal setting presentations, and inspirational stories. You’ll have a chance to hang out with your heroes, meet other girls interested in sports, and learn about life as a professional athlete!

In addition, there will be a special event for parents.  Join a round table discussion of nutrition, physiological and social issues specific to long term development of female athletes.

WHEN: January 11, 2015 from 9:15-12:30

WHERE: Michigan Tech Student Development Complex (SDC)

SCHEDULE: Activities will include goal setting, Inspirational Stories, Ambassador Q&A, and ski stations!

WHAT TO BRING: Participants should wear comfortable indoor clothes for the first presentations, bring ski gear (and skis) for outside time, and a water bottle. If you don’t have skis, please email Abby ( so we can help you find some!

COST: $25 in advance or $30 at the door. The online registration closes Wednesday, January 7th at 5pm

HOW to register –

Fast and Female

Fast and Female is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment through sport of young women ages 9 to 19. By partnering with female Olympians, we offer inspiring programming all over North-America. Through our non-competitive and fun initiatives, we strive to retain girls in the competitive sports of cross-country skiing, biathlon and complementary summer endurance sports. In the long-term, we hope to be involved in all Olympic sports. Fast and Female is based in Canmore, Alberta and was founded in 2005 by olympic gold medalist in cross-country skiing – Chandra Crawford.

There’s Still Time! Commit to be HuskiesFit with TechFit Dollars!

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There are many ways you can put your TechFit dollars to work for you and your family. SDC memberships, personal training sessions, community programs, fitness and kids’ classes, summer sports camps, trail memberships, and SDC action passes are just some of the ways you can use your TechFit dollars.

Have you used your 2014 TechFit dollars? Eligible employees receive $150 for themselves as well as an additional $100 to be shared among dependents each calendar year. Don’t let them go to waste!

AND you can earn an extra $200 for 2015 by getting your annual physical and completing the Health Risk Assessment by 12/31/14! That’s $250 to get Huskies Fit!

For more information about TechFit, visit

For all the latest information on SDC and trails memberships, personal training, camps and community programs, visit us online at, on Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation, and on Twitter @MichiganTechRec.

Pole Vault Clinic December 6


Boys and girls in grades 8-12 are invited to attend a pole vault clinic led by pro vaulter Shawn Francis, currently ranked #10 in the US. The clinic will be held Saturday, December 6 from 1 to 6 pm in the SDC Multi Purpose Room.

Skills covered will include: approach and plant; take off, inversion and pike; and drills to improve individual parts of the jump. Coaches are welcome. 

Cost to attend is $99/participant and $25/coach. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required by December 4.

For more information or to register, visit

School’s Out, the SDC’s In… Thanksgiving Break Edition!!!


Spend your Thanksgiving break at the SDC!

Friday, November 28th through Sunday, November 30th, the SDC may have limited hours, but there are tons of indoor recreation options for family and friends to enjoy!

SDC day passes are available for $6…. group rates as low as $4 per person!

Take the whole family  or a group of friends skating! Check out Drop-In Hockey Friday, November 28! And let’s not forget… the trails are open!

With so many great options, there’s something for everyone!
For everything Michigan Tech Recreation, visit
Happy Thanksgiving!


Drop-In Hockey Friday, November 28


Looking for some extra ice time over Thanksgiving? Check out Drop-In Hockey Friday, November 28 at the SDC!

Divisions and Times:
Developing Mites/Mites – 10:30-11:20 a.m.
Squirts/PeeWees – 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Full equipment is required. Cost is only $5 per player payable at the SDC Ticket Office.

For more information, visit

Thanksgiving Break Hours November 22-29, 2014


Where else can you give thanks AND work off that extra piece of pumpkin pie? The SDC of course! Although hours will be limited, there’s still plenty of time to go for a swim, play some hoops in the multi or try out some of the new equipment in the Fitness Center.

To see Thanksgiving holiday building hours, visit

More Fall Adult Workshops on the Horizon!



Winter may be here, but we’re not ready to give up on fall! Our fall Workshop Schedule is filled with individual classes that will help you break down the basics, get comfortable and challenge yourself to go deeper into your favorite programs!

Try out one of the upcoming yoga or total body spin workshops!

For more information, visit

School’s Out, the SDC’s In!

​Friday, November 7 is a day off for most local schools. Spend yours at the SDC with a special School’s Out Day Pass!  $8/day, your SDC”School’s Out” all inclusive Day pass includes access to the pool, multipurpose room AND ice rink! (Children 11 & under require adult supervision. Fitness Center available to students 16 & older only.

Check out what’s going on:

  • Multipurpose Room (basketball, volleyball, & more*): 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Open Skate: 12:00-2:00 p.m. (skate rental not available)
  • Open Swim: 10:00-11:30 a.m. & 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Eat lunch at the Coaches’ Corner featuring a frappuccino & chocolate chip cookie for $3.99

November 7th School’s Out participants can receive a $10 combo ticket to the Michigan Tech vs. Northland 5 p.m. volleyball game and the Michigan Tech vs. Alaska Anchorage 7:30 p.m. hockey game that evening!

*Sports equipment rental rates vary. Basketballs and volleyballs are free of charge.

Passes may be purchased at the SDC Ticket Office. SDC Youth Members only pay $2 (to cover Open Skate). Valid only on Friday, October 10 and November 7, 2014.

For more information, visit or call Recreation at 906-487-2975.

Bounce-O-Rama! This Saturday, November 1!


Bounce, jump, run & play at Bounce-O-Rama! This Michigan Tech Preschool fundraiser event will take place Saturday, November 1, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the SDC Multi-Purpose Room. Mind Trekkers, bounce house, toddler area, velcro wall and more!

Pre-sale tickets are available for $8 from a preschool parent or call the school at 906-487-2720.  $10 at the door.

For more information, visit Bounce-O-Rama.