• May 28, 2020

    "The History of RIT University Arenas" with a modern image of RIT's hockey locker room with orange uniforms hanging in the lockers

    The History of RIT University Arenas

    RIT is known for it’s high level of academia, advanced technology, unique student body, and our incredible recreation and athletics facilities too. RIT is a school that is always transforming; how did University Arenas even develop into where it is today? 1968 - Frank Ritter Ice Arena Constructed in 1968, the O.G. of University Arenas is the [...]
  • January 23, 2020

    "The Ultimate Guide to Switching Up Your Workouts at RIT" an image of a yoga class, with students in the SLC meditating

    The Ultimate Guide to Switching Up Your Workouts at RIT

    With New Year's resolutions underway, you might be getting sick of the same old treadmill routine. Don't lose motivation! There are plenty of ways to switch up your workout and have fun while exercising. The best part? You don't even have to leave campus. Luckily for you, Behind the Bricks has created The Ultimate Guide to Switching Up Your [...]
  • April 29, 2015

    Behind the Scenes of Field House Event Planning

    [caption id="attachment_2078" align="aligncenter" width="960"] The Field House constantly hosts events of all sizes, including Open House![/caption] While many students may think that the Field House is only busy during Homecoming and FreezeFest, a lot of work actually goes into planning and hosting events from a variety of groups throughout [...]
  • July 2, 2013

    Gym time!

    Are you thinking about getting fit for summer? Or maybe just develop new health habits? Personally, I started using the gym facilities this summer quarter and I regret not doing it before because of all the services that the gym offers that I didn’t know I was missing. The gym includes an Olympic-size pool with swim lanes and a recreation pool [...]
  • June 26, 2013

    Swimming Safety

    Whether you are enjoying a nice swim in the Gordon Field House, a local swimming pool or at the beach, it is important to keep in mind that as relaxing and fun as swimming is it can be just as dangerous. Pools: Swim in areas supervised by lifeguards Avoid alcohol when swimming Don’t swim in bad weather (outdoor pools) Drink plenty of water [...]
  • June 11, 2013

    Beat the Heat

    Summer is here and with it comes the uncommon hot weather in Rochester! While we’ve spent most of the year wanting the snow to leave, we have to admit that sometimes hot weather can be very annoying too. If you’re staying on the RIT campus this summer, here are a few recommendations to beat the heat.1. Get some ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s [...]
  • June 4, 2013

    It’s Summer at RIT, What can I do?

    Summer is now in full swing and it’s time to make the most of it! The Behind the Bricks team came up with a few ideas for fun ways to spend the summer at RIT. Bianca—Free Concerts at Park Point Love concerts? How about free concerts? Park Point will be kicking off its annual Summer Concert Series beginning on Friday, June 7th. There will be [...]