Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex has unbeatable facilities, workout spaces, fitness centers, and game/activity areas—check them out!
The Michigan Tech Fitness Center is a modern workout facility with all of the amenities. Whether you’re seeking cardio, weights, or resistance, you’ll find the equipment you need: stair climbers, ellipticals, treadmills, rowing machines, weight machines, free-weights, and more. The center also features flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, and noise-absorbing carpeting, so your workouts aren’t just successful—they’re enjoyable, too! Complimentary mini lockers are available (ideal for ID's, wallets, phones, etc.). Fitness Center participants must be 16 years old.Rates Personal Training
The John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena, with a seating capacity of 4,200 and fourteen rentable luxury suites/skyboxes, is home to Michigan Tech's NCAA Division I hockey team. It was voted the #2 best hockey arena experience in Michigan in 2012 by Stadium Journey magazine. In addition to varsity hockey, the arena is used for Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology classes, intramural hockey, recreational skating, youth and adult hockey, figure skating programs, private rentals, and special events. Available for rental; call 906-487-2578 for more information.Reservations Rates Calendar Special Events
Jump into the water to perfect your backstroke, swim for fitness—or just splash around and cool off. Michigan Tech’s eight-lane, 25-yard pool provides opportunities for lap, recreational, and open swimming. A separate diving well has two one-meter diving boards and a five-meter platform. Community swim lessons and aqua-fit aerobics classes are available. Complimentary mini lockers are available (ideal for ID's, wallets, phones, etc.). Available for rental. Group rates available. Call 906-487-2578 for more information.Reservations Rates Open Hours Calendar
The Multipurpose Room is your place for indoor basketball, volleyball, badminton, and walking/running. The space features a hardwood floor with space for four courts and synthetic flooring covering a regulation-shaped, five-lane, 200-meter track. Available for rental. Group rates available. Call 906-487-2578 for more information.Reservations Rates Calendar Floor Plan
Our 40-foot climbing wall, located in the SDC Multipurpose Room, is a state-of-the-art textured plywood and metal superstructure meant to simulate varied-terrain rock climbing. The wall is maintained and supervised by the Michigan Tech Ridge Roamers student organization. If you’re interested in climbing, check out a club climbing night, held every Wednesday and Thursday (while school is in session) from 7–9 p.m. Certified officers will be on hand to teach new climbers and answer questions. An SDC membership or day pass is required to attend. Visit climb.students.mtu.edu for information and reservations. A liability waiver is required of all climbers.
Varsity Gym (Wood Gym)
Michigan Tech's Varsity Gym—often referred to as the Wood Gym—is the home for the highly successful Huskies men's and women's basketball teams and women's volleyball team. The facility features motorized retractable bleachers and armchair seating on one side of the court, with a total seating capacity of 3,200. Available for rental; call 906-487-2578 for more information.Reservations Rates Calendar
Michigan Tech has six courts designed specifically for squash, racquetball, and wallyball. Located on the first floor of the SDC, the courts are available for students, SDC members, and groups/organizations. An SDC membership, day pass, or student ID is required. Courts are reserved by the hour; registered student organizations can reserve courts for the entire quarter. Call 906-487-2761 for information, reservations, and equipment rental fees.
Located in the lowest level of the SDC, Michigan Tech’s professional shooting range is home base for Tech’s Competition Rifle Team, Pistol Club, and Practical Pistol Club. The clubs hold regular weekly hours September-April when school is in session.
A SDC membership or student ID provides access to the shooting range during club hours. Access is also available with a SDC shooting range day pass purchased at the SDC Ticket Office for $10 or a Shooting Range semester membership for $75. All shooting range participants must sign a liability waiver for range access and follow the associated club rules.
Guns must be locked in a case with ammunition in a different case, following all Michigan guidelines for carrying a pistol without a concealed permit. With a concealed permit you must follow the same rules as if you did not have a permit.
- No shotguns permitted
- Handguns: 44 magnum (largest)
- Rifle: 22s only (NO centerfire)
Call 906-487-2578 for information and reservations.Reservations Rules Calendar
Outdoor Softball Fields and Sand Volleyball Courts
Michigan Tech’s outdoor softball fields, located adjacent to the SDC, are available to players and groups on a first-come, first-served basis. Sand volleyball courts are available for a variety of recreational activities—open play, intramural tournaments, sand volleyball twos, and sand volleyball fours. Available for rental; call 906-487-2578 for more information.Reservations Rates Calendar
“Go Huskies!” It’s a call you’ll hear shouted loudly and often at Michigan Tech’s Sherman Field, home playing field for the GLIAC award-winning men's varsity football and women's varsity soccer teams. The field, which was returfed in 2011, is also used for Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology classes, intramural games, student organizations, and more.
Available for rental; call 906-487-2578 for more information.Reservations Rates Calendar
Upper and Lower Soccer Fields and Hubbell Field
Hubbell Field and the upper and lower soccer fields (the two grass playing fields located next to the SDC) are spaces specially made for football and soccer play. Hubbell Field is primarily used by the Michigan Tech varsity men’s football and women’s soccer teams. Available for rental; call 906-487-2578 for more information.Reservations Rates Calendar
Michigan Tech's trail system is located right across the street from the Student Development Complex, or the south end of the Michigan Tech campus on MacInnes Drive. The 35 kilometers of trails are nationally recognized for quality, variety of terrain, and maintenance. With Houghton’s average snowfall approaching 250 inches, the season usually opens in early December and continues into April. Grooming takes place daily and the system includes 7.5 kilometers of lighted trails, making an after-class ski trip convenient for students.Learn More
Portage Medical University Center
Students, faculty, staff, and community members have access to high-quality medical care through the Portage Medical University Center, located at the back of the SDC. This full-service clinic and pharmacy is operated by Portage Health and staffed by family practice physicians, trainers, and rehabilitation specialists. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact 906-483-1860.
Peter J. Grant Hockey Education Center
The Peter J. Grant Hockey Education Center is the exclusive facility for Michigan Tech's Division I varsity hockey team. Opened in 1999, it features a training area, modern lockers and sauna, a state-of-the-art sound and video communication system, a 1,500-square-foot weight training facility, and more. For information, contact 906-487-2104.
University Images is your source for Michigan Tech insignia wear and the place to buy athletic apparel, gifts, and souvenirs. The store is conveniently located on the first floor of the SDC near the Ice Arena, and is open during SDC special events and home hockey games in addition to the regular business hours. Visit the online store.