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Fitness Center

Facilities: Indoor

Gordon Field House and Activities Center Accordion

Directly attached to the Student Life Center, the 160,000 square foot facility is one of RIT's signature buildings. Inside includes a Multi-Purpose Arena, fitness center, and aquatics center.

Gordon Field House Policies

  • Valid RIT ID is required.
  • Shirt and proper footwear are required.
  • Use of cameras and video equipment is prohibited without prior approval.
  • Observe all emergency exit signage.
  • Food and gum are prohibited in activity areas.
  • Flyers and posters must be approved by management.
  • Alcohol and tobacco use are prohibited.
  • RIT is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Pets are not permitted (except for personal access).
  • RIT Members may sponsor up to 3 guests per day.
  • Persons under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Infants and toddlers are not permitted in activity areas.
  • Solicitation is prohibited.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, and roller blades are prohibited.
  • Private lessons for profit are prohibited
  • Rules for specific areas are posted on site.
  • Martial arts and fencing activities are only permitted during official club reservation times or sport specific activity class times. All instructors must have Center approval. Non-compliant individuals may be asked to leave facility or may have privileges suspended.
  • Violation of rules included here or other posted policies, malicious use or defacing of property, spitting, solicitation, verbal abuse of employees, or other violations of Institute policy will be investigated by staff, Public Safety and/or local authorities.

Arena Floor Policies

  • Shirt and shoes are required at all times.
  • Food and gum are prohibited on main floor.
  • Spitting on the floor is strictly prohibited.
  • Metal spikes are prohibited on the main floor.
  • Hitting, kicking or throwing objects against the bleachers is prohibited.
  • Hitting, kicking or throwing objects should occur inside the curtained areas.
  • Observe all emergency exit signage.
  • RIT is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Non-compliant individuals may be asked to leave the facility or have privileges suspended.

Hale-Andrews Student Life Center (SLC) Accordion

This 88,000 square foot complex is located on the north side of the Quarter Mile, midway between the dormitories and Student Alumni Union. It services the recreational, athletic, and wellness instructional needs of the RIT community.

Featured in the Student Life Center:

  • Five multi-purpose courts
  • Seven racquetball courts
  • Squash court
  • Two dance studios/fitness rooms
  • Mini-gym (basketball, volleyball, multi-purpose court)
  • Elevated 200-meter jogging track
  • Equipment cage (loan-out and towel service)
  • Equipment rental service
  • Spinning room
  • Boxing/kick bag room
  • Locker rooms with saunas
  • Classrooms
  • CPR room

General SLC Policies

  • Valid RIT ID is required.
  • Shirt and proper footwear are required.
  • Use of cameras and video equipment is prohibited without prior approval.
  • Observe all emergency exit signage.
  • Food and gum are prohibited in activity areas.
  • Flyers and posters must be approved by management.
  • Alcohol and tobacco use are prohibited.
  • RIT is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Pets are not permitted (except for personal access).
  • RIT Members may sponsor up to 3 guests per day.
  • Persons under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Infants and toddlers are not permitted in activity areas.
  • Solicitation is prohibited.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, and roller blades are prohibited.
  • Private lessons for profit are prohibited
  • Rules for specific areas are posted on site.
  • Martial arts and fencing activities are only permitted during official club reservation times or sport specific activity class times. All instructors must have Center approval. Non-compliant individuals may be asked to leave facility or may have privileges suspended.
  • Other policies are posted on site for each activity area.
  • Violation of rules included here or other posted policies, malicious use or defacing of property, spitting, solicitation, verbal abuse of employees, or other violations of Institute policy will be investigated by staff, Public Safety and/or local authorities.

Judson/Hale Aquatics Center Accordion

The Aquatics Center includes a stretch 25-yard, eight-lane competition pool with moveable bulkhead, a four-board diving well, and four team locker room.

The recreation pool includes a current channel, vortex, bubble jets, water basketball and volleyball. A 20 person hot tub is also available in this area of the Center.

Aquatics Center Policies
  • All swimmers must sign in.
  • All swimmers must wear proper swimwear to enter pool; no street clothes.
  • Children under the age of 4 are prohibited from using the pools.
  • Children ages 4-15 must be closely supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Food, drink, chewing gum, and glass containers are prohibited in the pool area.
  • Pool use is prohibited during closed hours.
  • Pollution of pool is prohibited (urination, fecal matter, blowing nose, etc).
  • Prolonged underwater breath-holding is prohibited.
  • No open cuts/sores allowed in the water.
  • Absolutely NO swimming under the bulkhead.
  • Starting block use is prohibited during recreation swim times.
  • Areas of the Aquatics Center will be opened/closed at the discretion of the head lifeguard.
Hale Recreation Pool Policies
  • NO DIVING at any time.
  • Enter pool by use of stairs or ladder.
  • Current Channel and Vortex will be controlled by lifeguard.
  • No more than 5 people in the Vortex at a time.
  • When using the Vortex, your head must remain above water at all times.
  • No running, dunking, horseplay, or hanging off pool equipment.
  • Water basketball/volleyball will be made available at the discretion of the lifeguard.
  • No sitting, standing, climbing, etc... on the island.
  • Recreation pool can be opened/closed at the discretion of the lifeguard.
Hot Tub Policies
  • Elderly persons and those diagnosed with a heart condition, diabetes, or high/low blood pressure, are prohibited from using the hot tub.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to use the hot tub.
  • Do not use while under the influence of alcohol, anticoagulants, antihistamines, vasoconstrictors, stimulants, hypnotics, narcotics or tranquilizers.
  • Women who are pregnant are recommended not to use the hot tub.
  • Limit time in hot tub to 15-minutes maximum. Long exposure may result in nausea, dizziness or fainting.
  • Keep your head above water at all times.
  • Do not use alone.
  • Help can be obtained by contacting a lifeguard or using the telephone.
Diving Area Policies
  • One diver on the board at a time.
  • Diving area must be clear of all swimmers before diving.
  • Double bouncing on diving board is prohibited.
  • Divers must go straight off the end of diving board.
  • After completing a dive, exit the pool using the nearest ladder.
  • Swimming under or near the diving boards while in use is prohibited.
  • Lifeguards can prohibit someone from attempting a dangerous dive.
  • Diving boards can be opened/closed at the discretion of the lifeguard.
Judson Pool Policies
  • No diving in shallow end (east).
  • Absolutely NO swimming under the bulkhead.
  • Starting block use is prohibited during recreation swim times.
Circle Swimming
  • When more than two people utilize a lane, swimmers must swim laps in counter-clockwise circles. Choose a lane with swimmers that look approximate to your pace and join them.

Wiedman Fitness Center Accordion

This two-story 16,000 square foot area features a full range of selectorized machines, free weights, cardiovascular equipment, and a large stretching area.

If you’re new to working out or new to our facility, you can schedule an appointment with one of the Fitness Center Supervisors for our “Fitness Center Basics: How to get started” program. To learn more about this free service, as well as nutrition education, personal training, and other fitness services visit our Programs page.

Wiedman Fitness Center Rules

  • Do not remove equipment from the fitness center.
  • Coats, bags, racquets and other sport equipment are prohibited.
  • Appropriate workout attire is required for health and safety purposes:
    • Shirts and sport-tops must cover torso
    • No jeans/khaki’s/cargo pants or other clothing with buckles, zippers, or buttons
    • Sneakers or workout shoes must be worn at all times
  • Collars are required when using free weights.
  • Do not drop or slam weights.
  • Wrestling and martial arts are prohibited.
  • Running up and down stairs is prohibited.
  • Food is prohibited.
  • Children under 14 are not permitted to access the workout area.
  • Report injuries, illness or equipment problems to the attendant.
  • Read the instructions on equipment prior to use.
  • Non-compliant individuals may be asked to leave or have privileges suspended.
  • All other rules are posted on site.

Fitness Center Etiquette

  • Wipe down the equipment after use.
  • Do not monopolize any one piece of equipment.
  • Rotate within a circuit with other patrons whenever possible.
  • Return all equipment to its appropriate place.
  • Good personal hygiene makes it pleasurable for all.
  • Please keep the fitness center neat and clean.
  • Be courteous and respectful of others.

Red Barn Accordion

This facility is located at the west end of campus and houses Interactive Adventures programs including the Red Barn Climbing Gym.

Clark Gym Accordion

Located across from the Campus Center. The Clark building is primarily used by intercollegiate athletics. However, some wellness and recreation programs are conducted here as well. The Clark complex includes:

  • Main Gymnasium
  • Auxiliary Gymnasium
  • Wrestling Room
  • Weight Room (Varsity)
  • Training Room (Varsity)
  • Equipment Room

Clark Gym Policies

  • Use of Clark Gym is by reservation only through the SLC main office.
  • Clark Gym can be used for "Open Rec" Monday through Friday from 8:30pm to 10:30pm when reservations have not been made.
  • RIT ID is required.
  • All guests must purchase a pass from the SLC and be accompanied by their sponsor at all times.
  • Proper footwear and clothing are required.
  • Proper equipment must be used; see Clark Management with any questions.
  • Participation is at your own risk. RIT is not responsible for accidents or injuries that occur due to the nature of the activity.
  • Alcohol and tobacco use are prohibited.
  • Report any damaged equipment to Clark Management.
  • Hanging from or grabbing basketball rims is prohibited.
  • Volleyball pads are required on poles during play.
  • Patrons must abide by the decisions of Clark Management.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • RIT is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Personal items should be kept in a secure locker.
  • Pets are prohibited except for personal access. Team activities are prohibited in the Aux Gym without the presence of a coach or certified instructor.
  • Observe all emergency exit signage.
  • Non-compliant individuals may be asked to leave the facility or may have privileges suspended.
  • Violation of rules included here or other posted policies, malicious use or defacing of property, spitting, solicitation, verbal abuse of employees, or other violations of Institute policy will be investigated by staff, Public Safety, and/or local authorities.

Frank Ritter Ice Arena Accordion

North of Clark Gymnasium, the arena is a venue for ice hockey, figure skating classes, and recreational skating. It serves as the home of RIT's hockey teams as well as the Genesee Figure Skating Club.

Frank Ritter Ice Arena Policies

  • No one is permitted on the ice when it is being resurfaced.
  • After resurfacing, enter the ice only after the Zamboni doors are closed.
  • Use the doors provided for easy access on and off the ice.
  • Sitting on the boards is prohibited.
  • Street shoes, sleds, pushing bars, wheelchairs, etc. are prohibited on the ice.
  • Food, drink, chewing tobacco and gum are prohibited.
  • Pets are prohibited.
  • Use of a helmet for children 5 years and younger is strongly recommended. (A bike helmet is acceptable).
  • Never carry children while skating.
  • Do not enter coned off areas.
  • All skaters must skate in the same direction.
  • Weaving in and out and cutting between other skaters is prohibited.
  • Snowing other skaters is prohibited.
  • Throwing snow is prohibited.
  • Excessive speed while skating is prohibited.
  • All electronic communications are prohibited while on the ice.
  • Follow all Rink Staff requests. Their job is to provide a safe and enjoyable skating environment.
  • Please be considerate of all skaters.
  • Skaters assume all risks of injury sustained while participating in and/or observing ice skating.
  • Non-compliant individuals may be asked to leave the facility or may have privileges suspended.