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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


Closed for August
Climbing Competition 9/1
Regular Hours begin the week of 9/4

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 1 - 5 p.m. from September 10th through October 29th

Closed October 8th

Equipment available for a modest fee.

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 smart card ID are required for access.

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Fall Hours Begin August 28th

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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 exercise classes
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Glendening Boathouse

Spring/Summer 2017 : May 6 - August 20, 2017
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

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.

Contact: Katie Kammerdiener,
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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

Thumbnail image of the Colgate Trail Map
Trail map | Find the trails
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

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday  7 a.m. to 8 p.m
Saturday - Sunday   9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fall Hours Begin August 28th

List of daily gym reservations

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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)

Membership required for use. Available at the Huntington Equipment Room Monday - Friday. 

Summer Hours (through 8/27/17):
Open Swim:
Monday - Friday: 6:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Monday - Friday: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Fall Hours (beginning Monday 8/28/17):
Open Swim:
Monday - Friday: 6:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Noon - 3:00 p.m.
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.
List of daily pool \ lane reservations

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Pool hours are available onAndroidandiOSdevices as part of the free Colgate Mobile app.

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

Closed for the semester.  Summer Hours will be posted on the calendar. 

Rental fee schedule

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Riggs Rink at the new Class of '65 Arena

Public Skating Sunday November - February
Skates Required -- NO Rentals

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 Session Begin the end of October
Winter Session Begins end of January

E-mail us for more information & To Register.

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Sanford Field House

Closed for the Summer

Limit Use - Hours Posted Sept - April
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.