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Recreational Facilities

Recreational facilities are available for use by those with Colgate IDs or memberships. Requirements vary by facility; details are below.


Available for purchase on Monday–Friday at the Huntington Equipment Cage from 7:00 a.m. to close.

Angert Family Climbing Wall


Monday - Thursday: 7:00–10:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: 3:00–6:00 p.m.
Open to the public and located on the third floor of the Huntington Gym, the Angert Family Climbing Wall is a modern facility with frequently updated routes.

We have quality equipment, including new flooring, crash pads, and holds. Open every day of the week when class is in session.
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Climbing wall hours are available on Android and iOS devices as part of the free Colgate Mobile app.
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Bonney Hill Trap Shooting Range

Open Sundays in September and October

Equipment available for a modest fee.
Trap Range Flyer 2016

Beginners welcome - instruction provided
All equipment supplied at a modest fee (guns, ammo, and targets). 

Directions: Approximately 4 miles out Hamilton Street; left on Bonney Hill Road; one mile on the right (1916 Bonney Road).
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Trudy Fitness Center

Membership is required for use. 
***Day passes available.

Clean, dry shoes and your smartcard ID are required for access.

Monday - Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Break Hours:
Friday 11/18  6:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday & Sunday 11/19-20  9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Wednesday 11/21-23   6:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 11/24-25  CLOSED
Saturday 11/26   9:00 a.m -4:00 p.m.
Sunday 11/27  Normal Hours

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 Fitness Center hours are available on Android and iOS devices as part of the free Colgate Mobile app.
Equipment includes Precor's latest cardio and strength machines, including 25 treadmills, 24 ellipticals, 12 stationary bicycles, and the new Adaptive Motion Trainers.

Paid programs:
Personal training and small group training

Free programs
'Gate Fitness (group classes and workshops)
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Glendening Boathouse

Closed for the Season
All hours are weather dependent. On questionable weather days call the Huntington Equipment Room at 315-228-7620 to ensure that the Boathouse facility is open.

DirectionsDrive out of Hamilton on West Lake Moraine Road.  Go past the White Eagle and turn Right onto Frank Road (marked with a Glendening Boathouse sign). Follow the road around to the right until you see the cedar shingled boathouse with a maroon gate. All users must park in the parking lot.
Colgate University ID is required in order to use the equipment for on-lake use.

The boathouse property is just for boating and picnicking, No swimming is permitted at any time.  A signed “assumption of risk/release of liability” statement will be required.    

Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's) are required at all times by Colgate policy. Repeat offenders of this policy will no longer have access to the facility. PFD's are also required by NYS law until May 1. Violators approached by the DEC may be fined.

Available watercraft include: canoes, recreational kayaks, sea kayaks, rowboat, pedal boat, Pico sailboats, and Stand Up Paddleboards for an excursion on the lake.

ContactOutdoor Education
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Harry H. Lang Cross Country Course

The Harry H. Lang Cross Country Course is the home course of the men’s and women’s cross country teams and trails that overlook the Colgate campus to the north. The Harry H. Lang Cross Country Course and Fitness Trails were dedicated on June 2, 1996 to this Class of 1948 alumnus through the generosity of alumni, parents, friends and several leadership donors.

To reach the start of the courses take Alumni Road past and around the Frank Dining Hall towards Chapel House to the end of the drive and then follow the signage on foot. A pictorial is shown at

Route Maps:  
7800 meters • 4200 meters • 8k trail
All users of the cross country trails should do so at their own risk. The trail terrain varies throughout and trail conditions may change at any time given weather conditions and/or natural environmental changes to the area. All users should use the trails cautiously and at their own risk.

Users should park in the round about at the top of the hill with the flow of traffic.

In case of an emergency while using the trails, dial 9-1-1 or call Colgate Campus Safety at 315-228-7911.

If you notice and issues or concerns for the trails, please communicate those to the Colgate Recreation Department by E-Mailing
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Huntington Gym / Equipment Issue Room (The Cage)

Membership required for use
Membership sales Monday–Friday
Phone: 315-228-7620

List of daily gym reservations
Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday 11/18     7AM - 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday 11/19-20   9AM - 5PM
Monday - Wednesday 11/21-23 7AM - 8PM
Thursday & Friday 11/24-5   CLOSED
Saturday 11/26   9AM -5PM
Sunday 11/27   Normal Hours

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Hours are available on Android and iOS devices as part of the free Colgate Mobile app.
Proper, non-marking footwear is required. Equipment rental requires a valid Colgate ID.

Facilities include:

  • Basketball courts (first-come, first-served)
  • Racquetball courts & Table Tennis (first-come, first-served)
  • Squash courts (first-come, first-served; closed Mon-Thurs 4:00–6:30 p.m. for club use)
  • Sauna
  • Martial Arts Studio, Spin Studio, 3rd Fl Studios for class and group use
  • Locker Rooms (rentals available)
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Lineberry Natatorium (Pool)

Actual hours posted on calendar below:
Friday 11/18       6-7:45AM   11:30 - 1PM
Saturday & Sunday  11/19-20   12-3PM
Monday - Wednesday  11/21 -23   6 - 7:30AM & 3:30-5:30PM
Thursday - Saturday     11/24-26     CLOSED
Sunday      11/27   12 – 3PM

Monday - Thursday
6:00–7:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
7:00–9:00 p.m.

6:00–7:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday
Noon–3:00 p.m.

List of daily pool \ lane reservations

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Pool hours are available on Android and iOS devices as part of the free Colgate Mobile app.
  • Membership required for use. Available at the Huntington Equipment Room Monday - Friday.

  • Please show your ID to the lifeguard monitor before entering the locker room. 

    A 50-meter L-shaped pool, including a 25-yard, eight-lane competitive section. The facility includes movable bulkheads and a retractable roof.

    Hours may change without notice

    The Calendar below is the most updated schedule, click on a time for details. Recreational facilities follow university closure policies.

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    Outdoor Equipment Rental Center at Base Camp

    Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:  4:00–7:00 p.m.
    Click a calendar time for details

    Closed: November 21-25

    Rental fee schedule

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    Riggs Rink at the new Class of '65 Arena

    Public Skating Sundays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
    Skates Required -- NO Rentals
    $1 for Skaters without CU ID
    Nov 6- Dec 18  CLOSED on 11/20 
    & Jan 8 - Feb 26

    Colgate Noon Time Skate

    Nov 7 - Dec 15  CLOSED 11/21-25
    is Pickup Hockey - Helmets Required
    Wednesday & Thursday is Skating - No Pucks

    Enter Rink through Main Lobby Doors next to the Ticket Booth.
    Learn - To - Skate Classes are taught by the Colgate Figure Skating Club for Ages 4 - Adults. 5 week sessions held each semester.

    Learn - To - Play Hockey has been added this year.

    Fall Dates 10/30, 11/6, 13, 12/4, 11
    Winter Session Begins Jan 22.

    E-mail us for more information & To Register.

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    Sanford Field House

    Open Recreation Fall 2016:
    Monday – Friday 
    Courts:   8:00–9:00 a.m.  
    Track: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (at your own risk)

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday

    Closed on weekends


    Monday & Tuesday 11/21-22  8AM - 5PM
    Wednesday 11/23       8AM - 1PM
    Thursday – Sunday      11/24-27    CLOSED
    Indoor tennis courts and track

    All users must have valid Colgate ID or Recreational Court membership. A sign-in sheet is posted in the changing room.
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    Seven Oaks Golf Course

    Pro Shop:

    Club House:

    Phone: 315-824-1432
    2 East Lake Road
    Hamilton, NY 13346
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    Whitnall Field

    Open access for recreational activities.

    Contact the Recreational Sports Office at 315-228-7613 if your group would like to reserve this space for an event.
    Whitnall Field is located along Route 12B near Taylor Lake. The field hosts a variety of intramural sports programs throughout the year and is gathering place for other campus events.