Parking & Directions
- Metered street parking on Monroe Street
- Lot 18 (located in front of the Shell): ‘Park Mobile’ spaces. Must have Park Mobile app downloaded to your smartphone.
- Engineering Parking Ramp/Lot 17 (free on weekends)
- Lot 16 (3-minute walk): free after 4:30pm Monday – Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday
- Bike and moped stalls are available in front of the Shell
- Convenient bus lines include the 80, 81, 82, and 84.
Get a headstart on your workout by taking a BCycle to the Shell. Park your bike at the station located at the corner of Breese Terrace and Regent Street or in front of Union South on Campus Drive. A full map of all BCycle stations in the Madison area is available online.
*UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff receive a special rate of $20 for the year pass. Visit the Madison BCycle website for more information and to retrieve your discount code.
|August 28 – December 21|
|Monday – Thursday||6am – Midnight|
|Friday||6am – 10pm|
|Saturday||8am – 10pm|
|Sunday||8am – Midnight|
|September 1||Closes at Noon|
|Badger Home Football Games|
|November 22||6am – 9pm|
|November 24||6am – 8pm|
|November 25 – 26||8am – 8pm|
|Final Exams Week|
|December 17||8am – 10pm|
|December 18 – 21||6am – 10pm|
|December 22 – January 21|
|Monday – Friday||6am – 8pm|
|Saturday – Sunday||8am – 8pm|
|December 24 – December 25||CLOSED|
|December 31 – January 1||CLOSED|
Programs & Features
- Ice Skating
- Figure Skating
- Cardio & Strength Training
- Open Rec activities
6-lane, 200-meter Track
Home to the Wisconsin Track & Field teams, the Shell’s indoor track is open for recreational use throughout the year. Whether you’re walking or jogging, escaping the weather, or varying your strength routine with sprint sets, the indoor track has plenty of room for all workouts.
The Shell houses four regulation-size basketball courts.
Cardio & Strength Space
Find a variety of treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, rowers, traditional weight machines, free weights, and stretching mats around the track. Need a spot or introduction to the equipment? Look for our Facility Attendants in the black polos – they are there to help!
The Shell Ice Rink offers open ice skating (including Late Night Skate), hockey, and figure skating opportunities. Students receive a discount on rink fees, and skate rental is available for all interested participants.