RSOP works with many different facilities that promote recreation,
fitness, and exploration of the outdoors. RSOP operates out of various
facilities within the Sports and Health Center (SpHC) as well as
external locations on and off campus. Facility users must carry the
appropriate pass at all times. Hours are subject to change by program
need. All hours subject
to change due to construction activities.
Getting a Facilities Pass
Full-time UMD Students
Upon presenting a U-Card, full-time students will be allowed entry
into the Recreational Facilities. Part-time or non Student Service
Fee paying students may purchase a Facility Pass in the RSOP Main
Office from 8 am-7 pm Monday -Thursday, and from 8 am - 4 pm on
Friday. Activity Cards are no longer needed for full-time students.
Faculty, Staff, Alumni, All Others
Bring identification and payment to
RSOP Main Office - 153 Sports and Health Center, Monday - Thursday,
8 am - 6 pm, Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.
Passes and Fees
RSOP Main Office
Answers general questions and monitors access to the facility.
RSOP Day Office (153 SpHC)
Handles all program registrations and distributes passes for:
Facilities, Group Fitness Classes, Climbing Walls and Lap Swim.
All Intramural Sports registrations are handled here.
RSOP Equipment and Rental Center
We have equipment that can be checked out for general use
such as basketballs, volleyballs, frisbees and tennis racquets.
These can all be checked out from the RSOP Equipment Center.
We also have an air pump if your ball is deflated.
Locker Rooms & Locker Rental
Rental is available through the department of Health Physical
Education and Recreation, (only to eligible students, facility pass
holders and registered program participants), in SpHC 35, 8am- 2
pm Monday- Friday. Lockers
are issued in a general locker room which has shower and sauna
facilities. Call 726-7140 for more information.
There are three gymnasiums (SpHC 150, 150A & 155) that are
available for drop in basketball, badminton, and other informal
activities. (155 SpHC) The new multi-purpose gym space will
accomodate recreational use including informal (open)
recreation, intramurals and sport clubs.
Our new fi tness center includes over 70 cardio machinessuch
as: ellipticals, recumbent cycles, upright cycles, steppers,
treadmills and rowing machines. The state-of-the-art weight
room includes Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and Body Master
selectorized machines, as well as a well rounded free weight
area. Ask any of our trained attendants on the proper use of the
Our suspended indoor track with banked turns is 0.1 mile in
length and offers a warm escape from winter
conditions in the northland.
Group Exercise Rooms
(94 & 96 SpHC) These new rooms, with special fl ooring to
minimize impact and injury as well as state of the art sound
systems, accommodate group fi tness and aerobic programming.
Indoor Climbing Walls
The North Shore Wall is located in the middle of the new Sports
and Health Center Addition. Extending through two stories and
into a skylight, this wall features top-roped climbing, hand and
fi nger crack systems, lead climbing routes, simulated ice climbing,
dry tooling and bouldering. The original Inland Wall is located
adjacent to the ice rink and is home to the popular Bouldering
Cave, real-rock routes and realistic chimney, crack and
fl ake systems. Our two climbing walls offer fun and challenging
climbing and bouldering for beginners through advanced climbers.
Your fi rst climbing session is free. See “Climbing” section
of this catalog for more details.
UMD maintains the ice skating/broomball rink in the Sports and
Health Center for many different uses.
This rink is available for open hockey, noon recreational skating,
and afternoon recreational skating
This 25 yard pool has 6 lanes and is used for a wide variety of
activities, including: open swimming, training courses,
kayaking, and swim lessons.
We have carpeted courts in the rink area of SpHC (when ice is
out), and courts in the Field House as well as outdoor courts
east of the Sports and Health Center.
This is a multi-use facility designed for student and
athletic uses. Includes a 0.1 mile running track and court
space. Activities include running, frisbee, basketball,
tennis, and volleyball.
Bagley Nature Area
Bagley Nature Area is 55 acres of forest, pond, and open area
right here on the northwest part of campus. This is a wonderful
place for running, cross-country skiing, walking, or any other
quiet outdoor activity with sections of old growth forest and
wildlife galore. Ski trails are groomed for classical style skiing
by RSOP. Go to our website to see the skiing/hiking trail map.
Enjoy your exploration.
Go to the Bagley Website
Sport fields (including Griggs Stadium, 3 multi-purpose grass
playing fields, & 4 softball fi elds) are used for Intramural Sports
and other formal activities. UMD students can use fields for
informal activities if they are not scheduled for other activities
or have been prepared for an athletic event. Stop by the RSOP
offi ce for information.
UMD Boat Shed (Formerly The Aquatic Center)
This is the base for our sea kayaking activities that take students
and community members paddling in the Harbor, Lake Superior,
and beyond. Check our website for current sea kayaking
programs that you can get involved with or call to request a
catalog of programs.
St. Louis River Outpost/
National Kayak & Canoe Center
Whitewater kayaking and canoeing is a great adventure and
we have the opportunities for you at our Outpost along the St.
Louis River. This is our base for exploring the whitewater and
fl atwater on the wild St. Louis River with anyone who wants
to learn. Most programs occur during the summer. Visit our
website for up-to-date information on what is available or call to
request a summer catalog of programs.
SUMMER 2015 HOURS
MAIN OFFICE (153 SPHC)
Monday– Friday 8:00am– 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am– 4:00pm
Lower Level– Free Weights & Selectorized (SpHC 92)*
Upper Level– Cardio (SpHC 157)
Recreational Gym (155 SpHC)
Jogging/ Walking Track (SpHC 195)
RENTAL CENTER (154 SPHC)
Tue & Thr: 6:30-8:00am