Inside Athletics
 
September 18, 2012

The George C. Roche Sports Complex

Phone number: (517) 437-7364  For racquetball court reservations: (517) 437-4981

Address: 201 Oak Street  Hillsdale, Michigan 49242

Sports Complex Membership Information

Community members may purchase memberships to the Hillsdale College Sport Complex at the following rates:

  • $275.00 - Individual Yearly Membership (1 person)
  • $350.00 - Family Membership (primary family member, spouse and all children under 18 living at home)
  • $137.50 - Individual Senior Citizen Rate (65 & Over)
  • $175.00 - Family Senior Citizen Rate (65 & Over)
  • $175.00 - Six-Month Individual Membership (*No Senior Citizen Discount Available)
  • $250.00 - Six-Month Family Membership (*No Senior Citizen Discount Available)

For more information, or to make payment by phone, please call (517) 437-7364.  We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.  Checks should be made payable to Hillsdale College and mailed to the following address: 

Hillsdale College Sports Complex
201 Oak St.
Hillsdale, MI 49242

 

Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center

Mailing address:
91 E. College St.
Hillsdale, MI  49242 
Phone: (517) 607-3150 

Summer hours begin May 15
Building is open from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday through Friday for students, faculty and staff
Walking hours: 3-7 p.m. for students, faculty and staff only 

 

Fitness Classes

Click HERE for the June 2013 fitness program brochure.

 

Summer Seasonal Hours (May 9 - Aug. 22)

Philips Arena
Monday-Friday: 6-10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 5-8 p.m.
Saturday:  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Walking Hours: 6-10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday through Friday

McAvoy Pool
Monday - Friday: 6 - 8:30 a.m. lap swim; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. lap/open swim; 4:30 - 6 p.m., lap swim; 6 - 7:45 p.m. open swim
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. open swim
Sunday: CLOSED
 

Racquetball
All times by reservation only (517-437-4981)
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Weight Room
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

 

 

Fall Seasonal Hours (Aug. 26-Dec. 15)

Philips Arena
Monday-Friday: 6-10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 6-10 p.m.
Saturday:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 6-8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-10 p.m.

Walking Hours: 6-10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday through Friday

McAvoy Pool
Monday-Friday : Lap Swim 6-9 a.m. (7:15 a.m. on M, W, F)
                          Lap/Open 12-1 p.m.
                          Lap Swim 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. 
                          Open Swim 6:15 - 8:30 p.m. (swim lessons at various times)
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: 2-5 p.m. 

Racquetball
All times by reservation only (517-437-4981)
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-10 p.m. 

Weight Room
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-10 p.m. 

 

Sports Complex Detail

Hillsdale College’s Athletic Department is headquartered in the George Roche Health Education and Sports Complex, located at the corner of College and Oak Streets.  The building, dedicated in 1988, and its surrounding fields and stadium provide unparalleled facilities for a college of Hillsdale’s size.  The Sports Complex houses the offices of all Athletic Department faculty and staff, classrooms, practice and training facilities, and serves as the site of all home games and meets.  Whether you’re a varsity athlete playing in a game or a local resident interested in a leisurely game of racquetball, the Sports Complex satisfies the athletic needs and interests of the College and community alike. 

Listed below are the various areas and features of different parts of the sports complex:

Jesse Philips Arena

As centerpiece of the Sports Complex, the 60,000-square-foot Jesse Philips Arena contains a 4,500-seat basketball and volleyball arena and a six-lane, 200-meter running track.  Additionally, the arena features areas for indoor field events, such as high jump and pole vault pits and a long/triple jump pit.  The track is available to college students, faculty and staff and those with Sports Complex memberships who wish to walk or run during specified hours.  The arena hosts Charger basketball and volleyball games and indoor track and field meets, and occasionally serves as the venue for College lectures and commencement ceremonies. 

 

Adam Benzing Weight Room

Located on the lower level of the Sports Complex, the Adam Benzing Weight Room has a rubberized floor and provides unsurpassed training and rehabilitation facilities for athletes.  The weight room features a wide variety of weight machines as well as treadmills and stationary bikes. 

 

John "Jack" McAvoy Natatorium

Named in honor of a 1955 alumnus and longtime athletic director, the McAvoy Natatorium is a combination pool and diving area located on the lower level of the Sports Complex.  The pool is six lanes and 25 yards by 25 meters with an attached diving well.  The starting blocks are at a depth of 5.5 to 7 feet deep, which allows for fast starts because the refraction of water is minimal.  Diving boards of 1 meter and 3 meters are offered, with a plummet line of 14 feet.  A whirlpool adjacent to the pool is available as well.

 

Raquetball Courts

The lower level of the Sports Complex features three racquetball courts.  Those interested in using the racquetball courts must reserve one by calling the Sports Complex Reservation Desk at 607-4981.