Sports and Recreation
Whether it's a solitary hike in the woods or an afternoon with 109,900 revved-up U-M football fans, the University offers a variety of recreational and sporting activities to the general public.
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The finest in college sports is offered by men's and women's intercollegiate play. Football, basketball, softball, hockey, gymnastics, baseball, swimming and golf are among the competitions that take place on campus. Popular venues include Michigan Stadium, Crisler Arena, Yost Ice Arena and Canham Natatorium.
Phone: (734) 764-0247
The Arb is the University's 123-acre environmental jewel. Situated on the banks of the Huron River, it is open to the public to showcase the human relationship with the environment. The Arb features trees, shrubs, prairies, an array of plants, a renowned Peony Garden, and the new James D. Reader Jr. Environmental Center. Admission is free and tours are available.
Outdoor Adventures Rental Center
Rent equipment you need for your next event or adventure. The Rental Center has tents, backpacks, stoves, skis, canoes, kayaks, volleyball sets, coolers, tug-of-war ropes and much more.
Phone: (734) 764-3967
Recreational Sports Rentals and Reservations
Space in many of the University's recreational facilities and fields can be reserved by the public for events such as reunions, picnics, sports tournaments and special events. Facilities include the Central Campus Recreation Building, North Campus Recreation Building and Complex, Intramural Sports Building, Radrick Recreational Area, the Coliseum and numerous athletic fields. Rental of equipment such as canopies, tables, chairs and bleachers can be made at the same time. Next day court reservations are available at most facilities.
U-Move Fitness Programs
U-Move, a physical fitness program sponsored by the Division of Kinesiology, offers a variety of classes to the public, students, Faculty and staff. Classes range from aquatics with swim lessons and water aerobics; dance such as ballroom, swing and hip-hop; and activities such as step aerobics, weight training and yoga.
Yost Ice Arena
The Athletic Department's Yost Ice Arena provides public skating seven days a week, private rentals, birthday parties, drop-in hockey and programs for all ages. Programs include learn to skate classes, youth and adult hockey clinics, and hockey camps.