Come Play

Our $63.5 million Falcon Center provides endless opportunities for recreation. We have indoor and outdoor tracks, climbing walls, a state-of-the-art fitness center, gyms, an ice rink and more. Grab some friends and organize a pickup basketball game, take in an open skate session or take a study break and do some bouldering at the climbing wall. Whatever your interest, we’re confident you’ll find something to keep you active. Plus, one of the perks of being a Falcon is that access to open recreation for students is FREE! 


The Falcon Center is home to an Eldorado Climbing Wall and a thriving community of rock climbing enthusiasts, including the UWRF Rock Climbing Club. As a student, you have access to the climbing facility during open recreation times. The climbing facility includes:

  • Lead climbing
  • Auto-belay devices
  • Dual density foam flooring
  • Tall top-rope wall and bouldering wall with overhanging elements
  • Enclosed climbing specific facility


The Falcon Center features state-of-the-art fitness equipment in three distinct locations: the Fitness Center, the Rig and the Strength Center. Students and Falcon Center members have access to cardio and selectorized machines in the Fitness Center and the Rig during open recreation. The Strength Center and Auxiliary Gym are subject to closures based on athletic practices and Health and Human Performance classes.

Open Hockey

Open hockey happens during the fall and winter months, typically mid-September through December and February through mid-March, at Hunt Arena. It’s just $10 per skater, although the first four goalies are free, and it’s an excellent way to have fun and keep your skills sharp!

Open Skate

Free to all students, open skate runs mid-September through mid-December and February through mid-March at Hunt Arena. Skates are available for rent or bring your own!

And More…

In addition to the above options, as a Falcon, you’ll have access to the Karges Auxiliary Gym (pickup basketball, anyone?), multipurpose rooms and Knowles Field House for open recreation opportunities.


Campus Trails

We know we brag about our beautiful campus often, but it’s true! We’re situated on the gorgeous Kinnickinnic River so a stroll through campus is a chance to take in some great nature scenes. It’s also an opportune way to stay active so we created walking routes around campus, marked with colors and numbers to indicate the total distance (in miles) of each path. These routes were designed to jump on or off at any point, making them convenient locations to walk, jog, rollerblade or bike throughout campus.