Category: Recreation News

Reminder: Join U.S. on the Ice!

You’re invited to a Learn to Skate & Fundamentals of Hockey Skating Open House Saturday, October 4, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena!

Jam packed with fun, this event is open to new skaters only (youth to adult) that have not previously participated in the Learn to Skate Program.

Enjoy free instruction, skating demonstrations, games and great souvenirs! Pre-registration is required by September 27. Admission is free and limited to the first 100 participants.

For more information, visit

New Equipment Installed in SDC Fitness Center


HOUGHTON, Mich. – The fitness center at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex recently installed 12 new pieces of cardio equipment.

Nine of the items come from TRUE Premium Fitness Equipment with two recumbent bikes, three upright bikes, two treadmills and two ellipticals. They are sleek and display an all-new industrial design. Pieces are comfortable, smooth and quite. All items have a safe and easy entry for all ages and fitness levels.

Also added to the center were a helix lateral trainer and two Schwinn spin bikes.

“We are so fortunate to purchase such high quality equipment for our users,” said Jada Gullstrand, Michigan Tech’s Director of Recreation, Programming & Membership. “I believe that the students, staff and community members will all agree that this is a huge step in the right direction for our facility. Commercial grade, a modern look, and user-friendly machines are what these pieces bring to our fitness center. Our members can continue to depend on our equipment to help them reach their individual goals.”

Other recent updates to the fitness center include complimentary lockers located inside that are perfect for holding smaller personal items such as keys, phones and ID cards. Expanded personal training services are also offered with four staff members.

The fitness center is open to the public and serves Michigan Tech students and staff as well as the community. SDC memberships and locker rentals are available for purchase in a variety of length options and include use of the fitness center, the pool, multipurpose room (complete with running track, basketball and volleyball courts), racquetball courts, and the shooting range. Personal training and fitness classes are also available at the SDC through community programs.

For more information about Michigan Tech Recreation, memberships and programming, visit or on Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation.

MTEFCU Members Save with Select Community Programs!

Exclusively for Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union Members – Present  your MTEFCU Debit/ATM card, personal check or MTEFCU Member I.D. card and receive a $10 discount on the following community programs offered Fall 2014:

  • Youth Swimming – Fall Session 1 (Sept. 13 – Oct. 18), Fall Session 2 (Oct. 25 – Dec. 13)
  • Adult Yoga – Sept. 8 – Dec. 19
  • Youth Learn to Skate – Fall Session 1 (Sept. 13 – Oct. 19), Fall Session 2 (Oct. 25 – Dec. 14

Hurry! This is limited time offer is only available until the maximum discount total is reached.

For more information, visit

Registration Extended for Fall Session 1 Skating and Hockey Classes to Sept 22!

Classes are a great, group-oriented way to learn and have fun.

Learn to Skate
Fall Session 1: September 13 – October 19 (6 weeks)
Saturday, 9:30-10:50 a.m. OR Sunday, 5:00-6:50 p.m.


Fall Session 1: September 14 – October 19
Sunday, 5:00-6:50 p.m.

New – Fundamentals of Hockey Skating

Fall Session 1: September 13 – October 18
Saturday, 10:00-10:50 a.m. (25-minute lesson, 25-minute practice)

For more information, including costs and online registration, click here.

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.