Red Barn Climbing
Red Barn Climbing (RBC) is RIT's indoor rock climbing gym, located in the Interactive Adventures Red Barn on the west end of campus. RBC is regarded by many as the premier rock climbing gym in Western New York and among the best in the Northeast.
RBC is open on weekday evenings and afternoons on weekends when RIT class is in session. During this time most climbing walls are open and available to visitors, however some areas may be closed based on current weather conditions.
The Red Barn is a 100 year old "Wells" style dairy barn that still lacks many modern amenities such as heat and plumbing. Please dress based on the outside temperature. There is a "Port-A-John" located in the main parking lot that is available for all visitors.
The Red Barn is primarily a bouldering gym, which is a type of rope-less rock climbing where participants fall onto padded surfaces. There is also a 32 foot tall top-roping wall used primarily for instructional purposes, but that is available to visitors during warm-weather months.
No prior climbing experience is needed. All visitors must be 18 years of age or older, or a registered RIT student.
Red Barn telephone: (585) 292-6571
|Monday - Friday||5:00pm - 10:00pm|
|Saturday, Sunday||1:00pm - 6:00pm|
|Rates (per quarter)|
|With RIT ID||$20|
|With RIT ID||$3|
*Open when RIT class is in session. Please refer to the RIT academic calendar website, or the Red Barn Climbing gym Facebook page for additional information on open hours.
RIT personal trainers are the only trainers authorized to provide personal training services within our facilities. There are two programs that offer this type of service to the RIT community: The Wellness Instructional Program and Better Me, an employee wellness initiative.
The Wellness Instructional Program provides a "Personal Training" course (1109-014) as part of the Fitness discipline. Students can register using SIS, and the course follows the quarterly academic schedule. This course can be used toward the Wellness graduation requirement. For more information on the Personal Training course, contact Michelle Schrouder.
Better Me personal training services are available at any time throughout the year. For more information or to schedule a consultation with a Better Me trainer, contact Joseph Delgado or Jacques-Luis Nodar.
Nutrition Consultations (free)
Nutrition is a very important part of our well-being. The Wiedman Fitness Center, located in the Gordon Field House, offers free nutrition advice in order to promote and enhance the connection between proper nutrition and fitness. Fourth-year RIT Nutrition Management students will help you learn how to make healthier food choices, customize your diet, create healthy goals, or guide you to learn more about nutrition.
Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome. All meetings take place in the Wiedman Fitness Center near the upper level entrance.
Click here to schedule your appointment:
Personal Equipment Training (free)
Personal Equipment Training is 1-on-1 training at the Wiedman Fitness Center with a student supervisor. It's perfect for people who have never used the fitness center before, don't know how to use the weight machines, or for people who want a refresher on how to improve safety and lifting technique.
Make an appointment and be ready to work out! We'll take you through a 45-minute workout, which consists of a warm-up, instruction on 17 Cybex weight machines, and a short stretching routine. You'll also receive an information packet which includes: the benefits of weight training, training tips, and a log sheet to keep track of your workouts.
Short on time? No worries. We can offer suggestions on how to get a full-body workout in the timeframe that fits your schedule. Follow-up appointments are also available.
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Children's Swim Program
This one-on-one instruction program is designed for children and grandchildren of faculty, staff, and students. The objectives of this program are to promote appreciation, skill and respect for swimming, while having fun and making new friends. The minimum age for participation is four years.
Please bring completed Registration Form and Waiver to registration. Forms may be downloaded or may be obtained by fax or mail by calling 475-2620.
Registration for 2012-2013 is at the SLC Main Office. Payment is due in full at registration. Instructor requests are welcome. Although we do our best to have consistent scheduling of instructors, we cannot guarantee the same instructor every class.
*Fall Session - Registration begins Tuesday, August 7 at 8:00am.
Saturdays from September 8 through October 27, (no lessons Sept. 29 and Oct. 20).
Choice of one-half hour lessons between 10:15am and 1:50pm.
*Winter Session - Registration begins Tuesday, December 4 at 8:00am
Saturdays from January 12 through February 16 (no lesson Jan. 19).
Choice of one-half hour lessons between 10:15am and 12:30pm.
*Spring Session - Registration begins Tuesday, February 5 at 8:00am
Saturdays from March 9 through April 27 (no lesson March 30).
Choice of one half-hour lessons between 10:15am and 1:50pm.
*Lesson dates subject to change.
Although we do our best to have consistent scheduling of instructors, we cannot guarantee the same instructor every class.
Ice Arena Programs
The Learn-To-Skate program is nationally recognized and developed by the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA). Each session is five weeks and held during Public Skate in a spacious designated area. Each lesson is 20 minutes long with 2 hours practice time. The program is specialized for both little skaters, ages 3-5 with their grown-up (Snowplow Sam) and bigger skaters, ages 6 and up. Basic skill levels 1-8 are taught. It's fun for the whole family! During the school year, lessons are on Sundays, from 12:15pm-2:15pm, or 2:30pm-4:30pm.
All of our Learn-To-Skate Participants will receive a US Figure Skating Achievement Certificate and US Figure Skating Level Badge if achieved.
Session Fee: $80 (5 week session) includes lesson, 2 hours of practice time and admission to the rink. Rental Skates are free the first day of classes! After that, skate rental is available for $3 per pair. Make-up classes are available within our offered lesson schedule. Registration Deadline is the Wednesday before your session begins (Monday for summer session), and is on a "first come" basis. You may register by mail or by phone.
5 Week Summer Learn-To-Skate Session:
Wednesday Evenings 6:30pm-8:15pm
Dates: July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8
A discount is available for RIT faculty/staff/students.
For more information about Learn-To-Skate, call 585-475-2222.
The Frank Ritter Ice Arena has public skate hours available for the RIT community as well as the public.
RIT students - $2
Faculty, staff, alumni, RIT recreation members with a valid RIT ID - $5
Children 6 years and under - $3
Seniors - $3
Public - $5
Special Noontime Fees:
RIT students, faculty, staff, alumni, RIT recreation members with a valid RIT ID - Free
Public - $3
Skate Rental - $3
Skate Sharpening - $3
Contact person: Margo Clements, Ice Rink Activities Assistant