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Adaptive Recreation

Facilities:

Recreational Sports and Fitness Services has 3 on-campus buildings dedicated to recreational activities. Adaptive recreational opportunities includes working out in our Fitness centers, SwimmingAdaptive Sports Club, Goal Ball, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Floor Hockey and Open recreation

The IM Sports West has gyms that are for drop-in recreation.  IM Sports West also has an indoor tennis facility.

IM West indoor tennis

 MSU Varsity Men’s Tennis Coach, Gene Orlando, offers a wheelchair tennis program for you to participate in. For the latest information on the wheel chair tennis program, contact Piotr Pasik at pasikpio@recsports.msu.edu or Gene at orlando@ath.msu.edu or call him at (office) 517-432-0629 (cell) 517-881-9955.

IM Sports West houses our newest and largest fitness center on campus. The fitness center is equipped with free weights, an excellent set of pulleys that provides a nice safe upper body workout.  We also have a motomed which is designed for wheelchair users.  Wheelchair users do not have to get out of their wheelchair to use this machine.  It is possible to exercise arms, legs, or both at the same time.  The Motomed is located on the second floor of the IM Sports West fitness center.  In January of 2016 we will be receiving a NuStep stationary bike for a limited time to test.  Demonstrations will be given on this piece of equipment so stay tuned!

The IM Sports East is also a great place to get fit on the East side of campus. This facility is well equipped with a fitness center, accessible racquet ball courts, and an indoor track. The IM Sports East fitness center is equipped with free weights, a Sci-Fit machine and a pulley system to help meet your fitness goals.

The IM Sports Circle is our oldest recreational facility on campus. In this building you will find gyms and a small swimming pool.

Aquatics:

Swimming at Michigan State University occurs in three of our recreational pools. The IM Sports Circle Pool has a set of aquatic stairs used for accessibility into the water.  The IM Sports West Indoor and Outdoor pools both have an aquatic lift and access to locker rooms. Floatation devices are available, ask one of the lifeguards and they will get them for you. More information about recreational aquatics can be found at this link

The Adaptive Sports Club:

We are actively recruiting athletes with disabilities to join our team!  Practice is on Monday's and Thursday's from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Jenison Field House (1st floor, main gym) All equipment is provided. Events we practice include; Boccia Ball, Wheelchair Slalom, Track, Field Events (discus throw, club throw, shot put, javelin, long jump), Hand Cycling, and Table Tennis. 

Wheelchair Tennis is offered on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7pm to 9pm at the MSU indoor Tennis facility on Mt. Hope Rd.  Contact Piotr Pasik at : pasikpio@recsports.msu.edu

Goal Ball is an adaptive activity for participants who are blind. Please contact us if you are interested in a league!

Wheelchair basketball is scheduled to play in the IM Sports Circle Gymnasium Wednesdays from 4:10 pm to 6pm in the first floor gym.

If you have worked out before college or have never worked out in your life, the Recreational Sports and Fitness Services Department has something for you. Please come check us out! If you need more information or have questions, contact Piotr Pasik at the above email or call him to set up an appointment to discuss what sport or recreation need we can assist you with. (248) 495-1049

RUGBY:

Wheelchair Floor Hockey:  Friday nights from 7pm to 9pm at Demonstration Hall Arena

 Upcoming Events:

January Ski Trip:

Michigan Victory Games held at Michigan State, every May. http://michiganvictorygames.com

Thunder in the Valley Games (Saginaw Mi,)  http://www.thunderinthevalleygames.com/