University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Camp Randall Sports Center

1430 Monroe Street
Madison WI, 53711

(608) 263-6566

Parking & Directions

  • Parking
    • Metered street parking on Monroe Street
    • Lot 18 (located in front of the Shell): Parkmobile spaces; follow directions on signs in front of stalls to pay
    • Engineering Parking Ramp/Lot 17 (free on weekends)
    • Lot 16 (3-minute walk): Permit required 24/7; any UW Lot Permit is valid after 4:30pm Monday – Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday
    • Bike stalls are available in front of the Shell
    • Moped parking available at Lot 690, 695, and 69

    *Parking availability may be restricted without notice due to special events.

  • Bus
    • Convenient bus lines include the 80, 81, 82, and 84.
  • BCycle

    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.

Building Hours

Fall Hours

August 26 – December 20
Monday – Thursday 6am – Midnight
Friday 6am – 10pm
Saturday 8am – 10pm
Sunday 8am – Midnight


Adjusted Hours

Badger Home Football Games*
August 31 Close at 12pm
September 8 CLOSED
September 15 CLOSED
October 6 CLOSED
October 20 CLOSED
November 3 CLOSED
November 24 CLOSED
Thanksgiving Weekend
November 21 6am – 9pm
November 22 – 24 CLOSED
November 25 8am – 8pm
Final Exam Week
December 14 6am – 10pm
December 15 8am – 10pm
December 16 8am – 10pm
December 17 – 20 6am – 10pm
Winter Break
Monday – Friday 6am – 8pm
Saturday – Sunday 8am – 8pm
December 24 – 25 CLOSED
December 31-January 1 CLOSED

*Community members are allowed to use the Natatorium when the Shell is closed for home football games. 

Spring Hours

January 21 – May 12
Monday – Thursday 6am – Midnight
Friday 6am – 10pm
Saturday 8am – 10pm
Sunday 8am – Midnight


Adjusted Hours

Spring Break
March 15 6am – 8pm
March 16 – 17 8am – 8pm
March 18 – 22 6am – 8pm
March 23 – 24 8am – 8pm
Final Exam Week
May 5 8am – 10pm
May 6 – 9 6am – 10pm
May 10 6am – 6:30pm
Commencement Weekend
May 11 – 12 CLOSED

Programs & Features

Open Rec

  • Ice Skating
  • Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Basketball
  • Cardio & Strength Training
  • Open Rec activities

Facility Amenities

  • 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.

  • Basketball Courts

    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!

  • Ice Rink

    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.