|Kevin Varnish||Supervisor of Facilities and Equipment|
Members of the Denison community may reserve athletic and recreation facilities by contacting Kevin Varnish. It is recommended that requests are made as far in advance as possible, preferably two weeks at a minimum.
Aquatics Center: 25 yard by 50 meter competition pool, 8 feet in depth with a moveable floor at the west end; diving well with two 1-meter diving boards and two 3-meter diving board; 16 person hydrotherapy hot tub.
Alumni Fieldhouse (Recreation Gymnasium): 3 basketball courts, 3 volleyball courts
Livingston Gym (Competition Gym): 2 basketball courts, 2 volleyball courts
Mitchell Center: 200 meter indoor track, 4 indoor tennis courts, 2 cardiovascular fitness rooms, multi-purpose fitness room, strength room and 2 dedicated squash courts, 2 conversion courts for squash, racquetball, handball and wallyball.
Outdoor Facilities and Fields:
Barclay-Thomsen Field: Intercollegiate soccer competition
Baseball/Softball Complex: Intercollegiate practice/competition
Bancroft Field: Intercollegiate track and field practice/competition area; one small recreation field
New Burg Street Field: One recreation field
Deeds Field/Piper Stadium: One turf field and 400 meter track used primarily for intercollegiate practices and competition
Intramural Fields: Two recreation fields
Lamson Lodge Fields: One intercollegiate field; one recreation field
Lamson Lodge Sand Volleyball Courts: two lighted courts (reserved through Student Activities Office)
North Street Field: One recreation field
Platform Tennis: One recreation field
Practice Fields: Four intercollegiate practice fields
Tennis Courts: Twelve outdoor courts, six with lights
It is the function of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation to provide a wide range of wellness activities for the campus community. Denison’s facilities provide the opportunity for campus community members to drop in for a workout during scheduled hours or to participate in the organized group activities listed below. For more information about the recreation program contact Lynn Schweizer at 740-587-6657 or email@example.com.
Club Sports: Club Sports provide opportunities for special recreational interest groups which include competitive, noncompetitive, recreational and instructional programs. Club sports are student organized and managed. Opportunities for expansion to the club sport program exist if there is enough interest shown. The following clubs provide participants with team competition against other colleges and universities: badminton, basketball, crew, equestrian, ice hockey, lacrosse, quidditch, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, triathlon, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and water polo. Other clubs include: bowling, cheerleading, clay target, dance, fencing, gymnastics, outdoor, rock climbing, skiing, and taekwondo. It is the responsibility of participants to take necessary precautions to avoid injury during club sport practices, travel or competition. For more information go to Big Red Club Sports
Intramural Sports: The Intramural Sports program provides competition in basketball, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, golf, softball, tennis, sand volleyball, soccer (indoor) and volleyball. The program is flexible and may offer other sport activities depending on campus interest. Participants may form independent teams or teams that represent a club, hall, fraternity, sorority or department. Intercollegiate varsity sport athletes are not eligible to participate in intramural sports during their competitive season. It is the responsibility of participants to take necessary precautions to avoid injury during intramural sports competition. For more information go to Big Red Intramural Sports
Pilates Classes: Classes are free and taught by nationally certified instructors at Mitchell Center in Room 252 located adjacent to the track balcony. Bring a water bottle. For more information go to Pilates.
Yoga Classes: Classes are free and taught by nationally certified instructors on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the lower level of Doane Dance Academy. Dress in layers and bring a towel, blanket, or a yoga mat. For more information go to Yoga.
ZUMBA Classes: Classes are free and taught by nationally certified instructors at Mitchell Center in Room 252 located adjacent to the track balcony. ZUMBA is an aerobic fitness program that incorporates Latin dance steps with whole body fitness movements. Bring a water bottle. For more information go to Zumba.