Chapter 21: Additional ResourcesSave chapter as a PDF
- 21.A General Principles
- 21.B Alumni/Alumnae
- 21.C Ann Arbor
- 21.D Bookstores
- 21.E Buildings
- 21.F Banks and Credit Unions
- 21.G Cultural Collections Council
- 21.H Cultural Events and Programming
- 21.I Information
- 21.J International Center
- 21.K Libraries
- 21.L Lost and Found
- 21.M Mail Service
- 21.N Maintenance
- 21.O Museums and Galleries
- 21.P Natural Areas
- 21.Q Observatories and Planetariums
- 21.R Printing, Graphic Design, and Photography
- 21.S Publications
- 21.T Religious and Spiritual Resources
- 21.U Sports and Recreational Resources
- 21.V Transportation
- 21.W University of Michigan Press
21.U Sports and Recreational ResourcesSave section as a PDF
21.V.1 Athletic Tickets
U-M’s athletic events, particularly home football games, are enormously popular. Faculty may purchase season tickets to football, basketball, and hockey games. See mgoblue.com.
21.V.2 Facilities and Resources
Athletic Department Facilities
Two facilities of the Athletic Department, the Varsity Tennis Center and the Indoor Track Building, are open to faculty under certain terms and conditions.
The Varsity Tennis Center has eight indoor courts and 12 outdoor courts. Current faculty with a minimum 50% appointment and retired faculty are eligible for membership and can sponsor members of their household.
Cross Country Skiing
Cross country skiing is available at Stinchfield Woods (see section 21.Q.2 “Forests/Reserves”) and rental equipment is available at North Campus Recreation Building (NCRB) Rental Center.
The University has two golf courses. The U-M Golf Course, located at the corner of W. Stadium and Main Street, is open to faculty and staff of all University of Michigan campuses on a daily green-fees basis. Faculty and staff members must present their U-M ID when registering (see section 15.N “Mcards”). For more information, visit the website at <mgoblue.com>.
Radrick Farms Golf Course is a membership-only golf course, with membership open to faculty, staff, and alumni. It is located at 4875 Geddes Road. There are also a number of other golf courses in the area, both public and private.
Recreational Sports Department
Faculty and staff in their immediate families are eligible to purchase an annual or term Facilities User Pass for membership to the Department of Recreational Sports facilities and programs. Programs include: 31 sport leagues and events in intramurals; 40 club sports from Aikido to wrestling; an outdoor adventure trip program and rental center; an experiential learning challenge program; a summer children’s camp; and a personal services program of clinics, personal trainers, and prescription exercise. Facilities include Central Campus Recreational Building (CCRB), Intramural Sports Building (IMSB), and North Campus Recreational Building (NCRB), described below. Members have access to all recreational sports buildings and equipment rooms and can rent lockers and towels. Daily guest passes are also available. For more information, visit the Recreational Sports website at <www.recsports.umich.edu>.
Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB)
Offers badminton, basketball, volleyball, dance, handball/paddleball/racquetball courts, wallyball courts, squash courts, swimming at the Margaret Bell Pool, personal exercise, weight conditioning, a 1/8-mile jogging track, martial arts, and saunas. It is located at 401 Washtenaw.
Intramural Sports Building (IMSB)
Offers basketball, volleyball, personal exercise, weight conditioning, handball/paddleball/racquetball courts, squash courts, swimming, saunas, and martial arts. There is an intramural sports program including a Graduate/Faculty/Staff Division of competition.
North Campus Recreation Building (NCRB)
Offers badminton, basketball, volleyball, tennis, handball/paddleball/racquetball courts, a squash court, swimming, personal exercise, weight conditioning, 1/10-mile jogging track, and saunas. It is located at 2375 Hubbard.
Yost Ice Arena, located at 1000 South State Street, offers academic year public skating, both skating and hockey classes, and programs for youth and adults. For more information, see < http://www.mgoblue.com/yost/index.html >.
The School of Kinesiology’s UMove Fitness program offers a variety of classes (aquatics, exercise, sports) to faculty, staff, students, and members of the Ann Arbor community. UMove also has personal trainers and offers weight training, super circuits yoga, aerobics, and other programs designed to increase personal fitness. For more information, visit the website at <www.kines.umich.edu/content/umove/u-move-fitness>.