The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Sport Facilities include the McPhee/Olson Complex, Simpson fields, Bollinger fields, Hilltop tennis and basketball courts, Towers field, and six volleyball courts around campus. These facilities host a myriad of activities from Recreation programming and drop-in play, Athletic practices and competitions, and classes.
Assumption of Risk
The UW-Eau Claire Recreation and Sport Facilities Department offers a variety of programs for individual and group activities. Programs involve strenuous physical activity and rigorous exertion, including, but not limited to, intramural sports, personal training, aerobic dance and exercise, weight training, stationary bicycling and the use of various aerobic-conditioning machinery found at the Crest Fitness Center, McPhee/Olson, Bollinger Fields, etc. The University Recreation and Sport Facilities Department also offers a variety of classes for physical activity and instruction. In addition, staff is available at each location to assist people on an individual basis and to answer questions.
Participants must understand that these activities are potentially hazardous and that fitness and athletic activities involve a risk of injury and even death. Risks include, but are not limited to, heart attacks, muscle strains, pulls or tears, broken bones, shin splints, heat prostration, knee/lower back/foot injuries, and drowning. Participants must be in sufficient physical condition to accept a rigorous level of physical activity. Anyone with questions in this area is advised to contact their personal physician.
Participants must also understand that the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire does not provide blanket medical coverage to students, staff or visitors and that the University strongly encourages participants to carry health insurance that provides comprehensive medical and emergency room coverage. Participants must agree to abide by the instructions, rules and regulations for the specific activity as indicated by University Recreation and Sport Facilities. Furthermore, participants agree to be considerate of fellow participants and to conduct themselves in a safe and responsible manner.
Participants use the facilities voluntarily and are responsible for their own health and safety.
The following individuals are entitled to use the Recreation Facilities:
All UW-Eau Claire students who have paid fees can access recreation facilities during the period for which the fee is paid. Students must present their current valid University ID (Blugold) card to gain access. Current UW-Eau Claire and emeriti faculty and staff who have paid fees and who also possess a valid UW-Eau Claire ID card may access facilities.
Opportunities for Participation
The University Recreation and Sport Facilities Department offers programs in four different indoor facilities and on acres of outdoor field space. You may pick up more detailed information and schedules at the facility of your choice. Sport Clubs provide a more in-depth sport experience that may include instruction, practice, and competition with other colleges and universities. Fitness programs include cardio, step, water and total body conditioning classes, and fitness training at Crest Fitness Center. Open Recreation is the opportunity to participate in unstructured physical activity such as lap swimming, walking/running, or basketball. Intramural Sports and Special Events provide a variety of competitive sports.
Recreational resources for persons with disabilities is a collaborative referral effort designed to enable those with a disability to participate in recreational activity.
Lost & Found
University Recreation and Sport Facilities is not responsible for lost or stolen items. However, we do operate a Lost & Found service at each facility:
- Crest Fitness Center - Inquire at the Front Desk.
- McPhee/Olson - Inquire at the Open Recreation Office.
- Bollinger Fields - Inquire at Recreation Central or the main Recreation office located in Hilltop Recreation Center
Open RecreationOpen recreation offers students, faculty, and staff of UW-Eau Claire the opportunity to participate in recreational activities in a less structured setting. All open recreation activities take place within the McPhee Physical Education Center and the Ade Olson addition. Use of the facility for open recreation is on a first come first serve basis during open recreation hours. Patrons can check out equipment from the open recreation office which is located near court 4 of the Ade Olson addition.
Listed below are the items that can be checked out:
- Badminton Racquets
- Indoor/Outdoor Soccer Balls
- Men's/Women's Basketballs
- Racquetball Racquets
- Walleyball Net and Ball
- Reminder: When playing racquetball, eyewear must be worn at all times.