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Fitness Center

Recreation: Programs

Red Barn Climbing Accordion

Visit the Red Barn Climbing Gym for more information.

Personal Training Accordion

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 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, visit their website.

Nutrition Education (free) Accordion

Nutrition is a very important part of our well-being. Student Wellness 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.

All meetings take place in the Student Life Center, office 1262.

Fall semester appointment schedule TBD. Please check back soon.

Click here to schedule your appointment:

Fitness Center Basics: How to get started (free) Accordion

Take advantage of this FREE service provided by the Wiedman Fitness Center and learn the basics of how to use the equipment and get started on a program. This service is perfect for those who have never used the fitness center before or would like to learn how to use the equipment safely and effectively with proper technique. A student supervisor will guide you through a warm-up, basic weight training program with machines and/or free weights, and a short stretching routine. You will also receive an information packet which includes: the benefits of weight training, training tips, and a log sheet to keep track of your workouts.

What to expect at your appointment:

The student supervisor will meet you at the upper level desk in the Wiedman Fitness Center, located in the Field House. Please come dressed in appropriate workout attire and be ready to workout at the time of your appointment. Towels and locks are available for loan-out at the SLC Equipment Cage. You will need your RIT ID for facility access and equipment loan-out.

We look forward to working with you and helping you reach your fitness goals!

Instructions for creating a "Fitness Center Basics" Appointment

  • Click “Book Now” button to be brought to “Scheduler”
  • Select a location: Rochester 14623
  • Select RIT Student Services
  • Go to the bottom of the list, and select “Fitness Center Basics: How to get started”
  • Select a supervisor to view their availability
  • Each supervisor has unique availability, so choose one who is most convenient for you

Click here to schedule your appointment.

Children's Swim Program Accordion

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.

Registration takes place 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 I 2014

  • Registration opens Tuesday 8/19 at 8:00am
  • Saturdays: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11
  • Choice of half hour lessons between 10:00am and 1:35pm
  • Cost $60

Follow these steps for registration:

Step 1: Login to our web portal and add dependents to your member account.

  • Click Sign In
  • Enter RIT credentials
  • Click on My Account
  • Click on Add a Dependent

Step 2: Complete the Registration Form and Waiver.

Step 3: Bring the Registration Form and Waiver with you to the SLC Main Office to complete the registration process.

Click here to view RIT campus maps with parking availability. Please be aware that special events on campus may impact parking.

Ice Arena Programs Accordion


The Learn-To-Skate program is nationally recognized and developed by the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA). Each session is six 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 (6 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 $72:
Wednesday Evenings 6:30pm-8:15pm
Dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31 August 7

A discount is available for RIT faculty/staff/students.

Learn-to-Skate registration form for 2013-2014

For more information about Learn-To-Skate, call 585-475-2222.

Public Skate

The Frank Ritter Ice Arena has public skate hours available for the RIT community as well as the public.

Skating Fees:
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

Skating Services:
Skate Rental - $3
Skate Sharpening - $3

Ice Rentals
Contact person: Margo Clements, Ice Rink Activities Assistant
Phone: 585-475-5126