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Bakke Center a big hit on its first day

April 24, 2023

The Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center impressed students and campus community members, who tried out everything from the Sub-Zero Ice Arena on the first level…

Badgers take to intramural sports in record numbers

December 7, 2022

Badgers joined intramural teams from basketball to inner-tube water polo this semester, finding friendly competition, new friends and the chance to win one of Rec Well's coveted championship t-shirts.

Spooky skate at the Shell

October 31, 2022

Badgers in costume showed their Halloween spirit at the ‘Spooky Songs’ skate night at the Shell on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Generous lead gift helps launch Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center

September 30, 2021

A new state-of-the art facility to support student and community health will nearly triple the size of the former Natatorium, serving more students and community members with recreational and well-being services.

Nick grand opening makes it official

September 17, 2021

Almost exactly one year after the Nicholas Recreation Center (Nick) opened, campus partners and project supporters celebrated the building in an official grand opening ceremony on Friday, September 10.

A good day to spike and dig

June 24, 2021

With in-person activities resuming on campus, Students enthusiastically took part in a sand volleyball tournament.

New recreation center is known by its Nick name

November 11, 2020

The new Nicholas Recreation Center ("The Nick") is home to 30,000 square feet of fitness space, eight courts, five studios, an Olympic-size pool, and more. It is operating at 25 percent capacity, with face masks required.

Opening dates set for Shell, NTS, Nicholas Recreation Center

August 21, 2020

The Shell and Nielsen Tennis Stadium (NTS) reopened to students, faculty, and staff on Monday, August 17. The Nicholas Recreation Center is expected to open in a limited capacity on Monday, September 14.

Environmental DNA shows promise in estimating sport fish populations

June 11, 2020

eDNA could help fisheries managers keep tabs on walleye health across many more lakes at a fraction of the cost of current monitoring methods.

Sign up for intramurals; there’s something for everyone

September 11, 2019

Here are a few things you might not know about UW’s intramural programs:

Nearly completed marina reinvests in lakefront, community

August 28, 2019

The nearly completed Tong Family Marina makes it easier to access the lake, improves the lakefront and also has a positive effect on the lake's eco-system.

New ropes course brings people together through challenges

June 25, 2019

“One of our mantras is ‘choose your challenge’ which really means everyone is supposed to challenge themselves to their own level and hopefully step out of your comfort zone but not into a panic zone."

A neon workout

September 24, 2018

It's possible to get a good workout in the dark, if you have some neon to light the way. Rec Sports held a glow-in-the-dark group group fitness event at the Natatorium on Sept. 20.

Five exercises to transform Bascom Hill into your own personal gym this summer

June 6, 2018

Measuring 850 feet long and, from the Park Street sidewalk to the base of the Lincoln statue, 86 feet tall, Bascom Hill as steep and long as it is picturesque. And, as evidenced by the unfortunate sweat stains in your 7:30 a.m. lecture, it’s a good workout. With these five exercises, it could also be your new gym.

SERF demolition: Out with the old, in with the new

January 10, 2018

Construction crews this week started demolishing the Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF) to make way for a larger, more modern recreational facility that will open…

American Family Insurance supports UW–Madison Rec Sports upgrade

October 24, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to announce the next phase of its partnership with American Family Insurance, which will be the first “pillar partner” of the Division of Recreational Sports.

New workout spaces prepared as SERF to close Aug. 18

July 26, 2017

The countdown has begun: You have only a few more weeks left to enjoy a workout at the Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF) before it closes permanently at the end of the day on Aug. 18.

How much would you pay for a fishing trip?

June 30, 2017

Findings show that a Wisconsin angler would be willing to pay an average of $140 for a successful Lake Michigan trip that targeted Chinook salmon.

University Ridge offers a ski course for the public

March 3, 2017

“Madison embraces skiing,” says G. Michael Gaspard, general manager of University Ridge. “We are open to the public, we are a resource to help keep people active year-round, and we’ll take as many people as we can get.”