OPEN REC.

Schedules.

Drop in and play.

Find out when our spaces are open and available for use.

View all schedules.

Aquatics. 

AQUATICS.  

Activities & Equipment

Check our pool hours for open rec swim times. 

Water Activities:

  • Lap swimming (SERF & Nat)
  • Water basketball (SERF)
  • Water walking (SERF)

Available swimming equipment for use:

  • Kickboards
  • Pull buoys
  • Fins
  • Water basketballs

Equipment for purchase from Member Services:

  • Swim caps ($4)
  • Goggles ($5 - $15)
  • And more!

You are welcome to bring your own training equipment such as kickboards, pull buoys, hand paddles, snorkels, and training fins. The use of scuba equipment is not allowed during open lap swim. 

Fitness. 

FITNESS. 

Activities & Equipment

Indoor fitness activities:

Our fitness rooms are generally open throughout the day for our members. Check facility hours for any closures.

  • Cardio (SERF, Nat, Shell)
  • Track (SERF & Shell)
  • Free weights and machines (SERF, Nat, Shell)

Outdoor activities:

Members can rent a locker in our facilities while taking advantage of all the outdoor running and biking routes in Madison. Our facilities are located along the Southwest Commuter Trail (SERF and Shell) and Lakeshore Path (Nat and Nielsen). 

Equipment available for rental:

  • Weight & dip belts
  • Heart rate monitors
  • Lift pads
  • Medicine balls
  • Foam rollers
  • Jump ropes
  • And more!

Ice.

ICE.

Activities & Events

Check our ice rink open rec hours and ice fees.

Ice activities:

  • Open Skate + Late Night Skate
  • Open Figure Skating
  • Open Hockey
  • Stick & Puck

Equipment available for rental: 

  • Skates ($2)
  • Helmet ($2)
  • Goalie equipment ($5/set)

Sports. 

SPORTS. 

Activities & Equipment

Enjoy playing a pick-up game with some friends. For most activities, you can call to make a court reservation up to three days in advance to guarantee space.

Courts:

  • Basketball (SERF, Nat, Shell) No reservation required.
  • Futsal (SERF) No reservation required.
  • Volleyball (SERF & Nat)
  • Racquetball (SERF & Nat)
  • Badminton (Nat)

Equipment available for rental:

  • Volleyballs (indoor & outdoor use)
  • Basketballs (indoor & outdoor use // men’s & women’s)
  • Futsal balls 
  • Badminton racquets
  • Racquetball racquets
  • And more!

Space Reservation & Rental

Members may reserve a volleyball, racquetball or badminton court at the SERF or Nat at no charge. Reservations for small groups may be placed through each respective Towel Room up to three days in advance and are available for one-hour time slots. 

  • SERF: (608) 262-8259
  • Nat: (608) 262-3790

If you are looking for a longer reservation for a large group of people, please refer to our Reservations and Rentals policies and procedures.

Tennis & Squash. 

Tennis 

Activities & Equipment

Check our tennis hours and fees. 

Activities:

  • Singles/doubles tennis
  • Squash

Equipment available for rental:

  • Tennis racquets
  • Squash racquets
  • Tennis ball machine 
  • And more!

Court Reservations

Guarantee your spot on the court by reserving our indoor and outdoor tennis courts and our squash courts. Reservations may be made in person or via telephone and are recorded in the order received. In-person reservations will alternate with a telephone reservation. 

  • Nielsen Tennis Stadium: (608) 262-0410

For more details on our court reservation process, please visit our Tennis page.

Facility Reservations.

Interested in reserving one of our facility spaces for an event for your student organization, university department, or community group? All reservations can be made by submitting a Special Event Request Form