Category: Recreation News

Register now for Fall 2014 Little Huskies Boys Basketball League



Registration now for Fall 2014 Little Huskies Boys’ Basketball League!

Open to boys in Grades 3-8, Little Huskies Boys’ Basketball League will run October 6-9 from 4-6pm in the SDC Multi Purpose Gym. Cost to participate is $40/child ($20/additional sibling) and includes a Little Huskies t-shirt and free access to all home men’s basketball games (Little Huskies must wear their league t-shirt to get in free)!

Learn the fundamentals, improve your skills, and play the game. As part of the Michigan Tech Little Huskies Boys Basketball League, you get to learn from the pros and be a part of the action!

For more information or to register, visit


R.A.D. – Rape Aggression Defense Class Starts Tonight!

Rape Aggression Defense starts tonight, Tuesday, September 9! Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through a comprehensive course designed specifically for women ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8pm, until October 2, in SDC Racquetball Court #5. Cost per 4-week session is $50 for general public, $30 for students.

R.A.D. is offered by Michigan Tech’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services through Community Programs, and the course is taught by Public Safety officers. The class combines both classroom instruction and hands on physical training.

To register or for more information, visit

Community Programs Instructors Needed!

Love fitness? We do too! Michigan Tech Community Programs is looking for group fitness instructors that are as passionate about health and fitness as we are. We offer a wide range of regularly scheduled programs, including high impact TRX, boot-camp and spinning conditioning classes to low impact yoga and youth programming. All types of instructors/trainers are encouraged to apply. For current programming options, visit us at

Community Programs hourly instructors are responsible for preparing and conducting 50-minute fitness classes, and for the maintenance and care of Michigan Tech fitness equipment and facilities. All instructors are required to be CPR/First Aid certified (certification provided) and must be 18 years of age or older. Hourly instructor compensation is calculated based on training, certifications, and years of experience.

All applicants are required to provide:

  • Current contact information, including copy of government issued ID, e-mail, phone number and home address.
  • Current resume, including all fitness and instructing experience
  • Copies of any/all fitness/instructor certifications
  • Proposed class description and class outline (upon request)
  • Applicants will be required to teach a sample class for the Recreation Director and current Community Programs instructors (upon request).

Women’s Basketball Little Huskies Begins Sept. 13!

WBBLHleague sliderHOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team will be hosting its Little Huskies basketball league for girls beginning Sept. 13. The league, which runs on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m., is for girls currently in grades three through eight and will be held in the multi-purpose gym in the Student Development Complex. Dates for the league are Sept. 13, 20 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 18.

The first half of each session will consist of basketball fundamentals and skills with the second half featuring games.

The cost of the league is $40 per person ($20 for each additional sibling), and all participants will receive a free T-shirt that will grant them free admission to all home basketball games. Participants will also play in halftime games at select Tech men’s basketball games.

For more information contact Huskies’ assistant women’s basketball coach Maria Kasza at 906-487-2222.

Online registration is available. A completed registration form is also required for participation in the league and should accompany each child at the first session on Sept. 13.

Parent/Player Skate & Shoot Starts This Saturday!

Parent/Player Skate & Shoot starts this Saturday!


Saturdays, September 6 – October 11

John MacInnes Student Ice Arena
Birth Years 2006-2009: 11:00-11:50am
Birth Years 2002-2005: 12:00-12:50pm

General Info

Open play, no formal instruction. Nets & pucks available. Full equipment required.


$10/skater per day (Parent is FREE, but NOT required. If parent is skating, a helmet is required). Pay daily at the SDC Ticket Office.

For more information on other youth hockey or skating programs, visit us online.

Huskies Live Video Streaming Starts Tonight

Huskies Live Video Streaming Starts Tonight

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Huskies Live, the video streaming portal for Michigan Tech home athletic events, is open and ready for users to set up accounts for the 2014-15 season at All Huskies home events in football, basketball, volleyball and soccer will be available through Huskies Live, with options to purchase single-event passes or season sport passes.

Michigan Tech hockey streams will not be on Huskies Live. Like last year, live video for hockey is part of a Western Collegiate Hockey Association-wide streaming package through AmericaOne.

Streams of Tech athletic events include a multi-camera setup with instant replay and graphics.

A total of 46 Michigan Tech athletic events will be streamed through Huskies Live in 2014-15. Home postseason events will be included free of charge in season packages.

Fans are encouraged to set up accounts and test technology in advance. Customer service is available between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Fridaynoon to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The first event is tonight’s volleyball match vs. Wis.-Parkside at 6:30 p.m.

REMINDER: Fall Programming Begins September 8 @ Mich Tech Rec


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. 
DOLLAR DAYS – New to Community Programs? Want to change up your workout? Try out a class THIS WEEK for only $2, September 2-6! Click here to view schedule.
FALL 2014 COMPLETE PROGRAM GUIDE –  Check out the awesome line up of adult and youth classes. Dates, times, prices and all of the details are available to view here. Join us anytime and Commit to be TechFit!
For more information on Community Programs, visit On Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation and on Twitter @MichiganTechRec.

Athletics & Recreation Fall Sports & Fitness Festival this Saturday, August 30!

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Michigan Tech Athletics and Recreation is hosting a Fall Sports and Fitness Festival at the Student Development Complex on Saturday, Aug. 30.  This interactive, three-hour event from 6-9 p.m. will showcase Tech’s facilities, athletic teams and programs for sports and fitness to incoming Michigan Tech students and the community.

All are welcome to attend this free event. There will be complimentary hot dogs, popcorn, coffee and pop served in the MacInnes Student Ice Arena along with other food items for purchase. There will also be plenty of giveaways.

Guests should come prepared to play. Interactive stations with Michigan Tech student-athletes will be set up in the MacInnes Student Ice Arena, SDC Gym, Multipurpose Gym and at Sherman Field and the Tech Trails. All of the SDC’s facilities including the pool and fitness center will be open and free to use for the evening. There will also be community program sessions for patrons to try.

“This is a great opportunity for people to come to our building, interact with our staff and student-athletes and experience new things,” said Tech’s associate athletic director for external relations Joel Isaacson. “We want students and community members finding something they enjoy and coming back all year.”

Both season and single-game tickets for all Tech sports will be on sale during the event. Fans can check out seats before they purchase tickets. Home openers for each sport are:Sept. 4 for volleyball, Sept. 5 for soccer, Sept. 20 for football, Oct. 31 for hockey, Nov. 15 for women’s basketball and Dec. 11 for men’s basketball.

For more information, visit

Registration Now Open for Fall Community Programs @ Michigan Tech Rec!

For students and families, avid athletes and novice gym goers alike, Community Programs offers awesome options to fit your personal fitness level and style. In the studio, pool or on the ice, youth classes will keep your little husky active, engaged and having fun.
New to Community Programs? Want to change up your workout? Try out a Fall class for only $2 during Dollar Days, September 2-6! 
Fall Session Programming Begins September 8
Adult Fitness Schedule – Ready or not, here Fall comes! Good thing we got an awesome line up of fitness classes to ward off the chill in the air! Variety of Yoga classes, Core & More, Pilates, Zumba, Aikido, Spinning, Conditioning, PiYo, Aqua Zumba, Aqua-Fit, Swimming and Skating. 
Youth Classes – Fall doesn’t have to be a drag… all books, tests and homework! We’ve got a cool lineup of classes that will have your child chomping at the bit for school to start! Choose from Hockey, Skating, Tumbling, Swimming, Aikido and Dance. Community Programs has something for everyone. 
For more information on class schedules and prices, visit On Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation and on Twitter at MichiganTechRec.
Join us anytime and COMMIT TO BE TechFit!