September - December 2007
Recreational Sports Outdoor Program University of Minnesota Duluth
Intramural Sports - Fitness/Wellness
& Outdoor Spring 2009 Aquatics - Climbing
Surfing & Snow Kiting
Activities Catalog Outdoor Activities
January - May
Kayaking & Canoeing
- Climbing - Outdoor Snow
Intramural Sports - Fitness/Wellness - AquaticsSport Clubs &Surfing &Clubs Kiting
Outdoor Activities - Workshops/Clinics/Crafts - Kayaking & Canoeing - Sport & Outdoor Clubs
Healthy, Active Lifestyles & A Connection to the Outdoors
WelcOme tO RSOP!
Welcome to a Healthy Active Lifestyle and a Connection to the Outdoors!
Winter is here and it’s time to recreate and explore the wonderful opportunities that Recreational Sports Outdoor
Program has to offer. If you haven’t learned to ski, snowshoe, ice climb or winter camp, join us for one of our
outings. Get fit with our many fitness, swimming, and indoor climbing opportunities. Or join an intramural team
for fun and recreation. THIS IS YOUR PROGRAM. GET INVOLVED
Programs & Activities General Info
Facilities & Open Hours ......................................... 6-9 Registration & Information ....................................... 3
Intramural Sports............................................... 10-12 Who Can Participate? ................................................ 4
Fitness/Wellness.................................................. 13-14 Passes & Fees ............................................................ 5
Aquatics (Swimming & Scuba) ........................... 15-19 About Us .................................................................. 35
Rental ..................................................................... 20
Outdoor Activities ............................................... 21-25
Surfing & Snow Kiting ........................................ 30-31
Kayaking & Canoeing ......................................... 32-33
Spring Break Outdoor Trips ..................................... 33
Sport & Outdoor Clubs ............................................ 34
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ReGIStRAtIOn & InfO
How to Register or Get Information:
Stop in 153 Sports and Health Center,
Monday – Thursday, 8am - 7pm, Friday, 8am - 4pm
Call us at (218) 726-7128. If you want to register, have your Visa, MasterCard, or
Discover card and registration information ready. If you reach voicemail, please
leave a detailed message about what you need and how/when to contact you dur-
ing business hours.
Call (218) 726-7128 to confirm space availability. Complete the registration
form for that program and mail it to: Recreational Sports Outdoor Program,
1216 Ordean Court, 153 SpHC, Duluth, MN 55812
On the Internet:
Our website has a lot of additional information. Details of programs and
many forms are available there. Check it out! www.umdrsop.org
Our information stations around campus have brochures and flyers of activities:
• Kirby Student Center near the Games Room stairwell
• Sports and Health Center Lobby
• RSOP Equipment Center - 199 Sports and Health Center
• RSOP Main Office – 153 Sports and Health Center
Getting a facilities Pass
FULL-TIME UMD Students:
Upon presenting a U-Card, full-time students will be allowed entry into the
Recreational Facilities. Part-time or non Student Service Fee paying students
may purchase a Facility Pass in the RSOP Main Office from 8 am-7 pm Monday
-Thursday, and from 8 am - 4 pm on Friday. Activity Cards are no longer needed
for full-time students.
Faculty, Staff, Alumni, All Others:
Bring identification and payment (see Fee Structure on page 5) to RSOP Main
Office - 153 Sports and Health Center, Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 7 pm, Friday,
8 am - 4 pm.
RSOP accepts Visa, Discover, MasterCard, personal checks, or cash.
Payments are only accepted in person at the RSOP Day Office 153 SpHC OR via
phone (726-7128), Monday – Thursday, 8 am - 7 pm, Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.
If you don’t have a UMD parking permit, you can park in any pay lot (the most
convenient is just off of St. Marie Street on University Drive) or at a parking
meter. Do not park in front of the Sports and Health Center.
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WHO cAn PARtIcIPAte?
The University of Minnesota Duluth Recreational Sports Outdoor Community Members
Program department (RSOP) offers recreational and outdoor op- Community members (non-UMD students/staff/faculty) are invited
portunities to students, university faculty/staff, and the regional to participate in Outdoor Program activities (climbing, kayak-
community. Eligibility to participate depends upon the program ing & canoeing, outdoor activities, trips, workshops) as well as a
or activity. variety of Fitness/Wellness programs (group fitness, special events,
seminars), Aquatic programs (North Shore Swim, swim lessons),
UMD Students and Open Skating. Community members ARE NOT eligible for a
Programs, activities, and facilities are for you! Facility Pass.
UMD Faculty & Staff Youth
All UMD Faculty & Staff are encouraged to participate in all Youth may participate in numerous RSOP offerings including the
programs, activities, and use the facilities. Our goal is to promote American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” Lesson Program, Youth Fun
your healthy, active lifestyle and connect you to the outdoors. and Adventure Day Camps, and Birthday Parties in the Pool or in
the Climbing Wall.
All UMD Alumni are encouraged to participate in all Guests
programs, activities, and use the facilities (intramural sports are Guest day passes may be purchased by a student, faculty or staff
not available to alumni). Our goal is to for facilities use or group fitness activities. Upon presentation of
promote your healthy, active lifestyle and connect you an Activity Card/Facility Pass or Group Fitness Pass a guest pass
to the outdoors. will be issued. Guests must enter and remain with the sponsoring
member. There is a two-guest limit per sponsor per day.
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PASSeS & feeS
facilities Pass All Recreation Pass
Access to facilities during available hours (see schedule on page 8 & 9). An annual “All Recreation” pass may be purchased by
For full-time UMD students, your UCard is your Facilities Pass. Facilities UMD Faculty/Staff. This pass combines both Facility
include: Jogging Track, Gymnasium, Tennis Courts, Weight Room, Cardio Pass and Group Fitness Pass into one card and one
Room, Pool, Fieldhouse, and Ice Rink. payment: $230
One Semester Summer Annual Pool fees
Full-Time UMD Student* A Facilities Pass/Activity Card allows you access to
FREE FREE N.A. the pool. If you do not have a Facilities Pass, you
Part-Time UMD Student must purchase a “punch card” to use the pool during
$67 $50 N.A. Lap Swim and Public Swim:
Area College Students 10 Adult Swim Tickets $30
$87 $67 N.A. 10 Youth Swim Tickets $20
UMD Faculty/Staff** 10 Senior & Disabled tickets $20
$67 $50 $131 (Swimming Punch Cards are available for purchase
UMD Faculty/Staff Dependents 16 and over during normal business hours in the Main Office)
$67 $50 $131
Under 16# Skating/Ice
$50 $42 $98 If you have a Facilities Pass/Activity Card, participa-
Affiliate *** tion is FREE! All other users can pay a $5 fee and
$100 $75 N.A. skate during any of the scheduled Open Skating,
UMD Alumni Open Hockey, or Open Broomball sessions.
$134 $100 $288
UMD Alumni Dependents 16 and over climbing Wall Pass
$134 $100 $288 Allows access to North Shore and Inland Walls
Under 16# during Open Climbing Hours
$88 $54 $170 See Climbing section for details.
Guest Pass $7 per day Conference Pass**** $15 per week First Session is Free for UMD Students.
Single Session Pass: $3 for UMD Students,
* Currently enrolled Full Time UMD Students are assessed a student $10 Others,
service fee that covers facility use costs. 5-punch Pass: $10 for UMD Students, $30 Others
** Payroll deduction is available for UMD employees. Semester Pass: $25 for UMD Students, $75 Others
*** UMD employees with less than 50% appointment, med school Semester Passes that include shoe rental: $35 UMD
adjunct, religious advisors, etc... Students, $95 Others
**** Available to organized on-campus conferences.
# must be accompanied by a pass-holding parent or guardian lost Pass fee
The replacement fee for a lost pass is $5.
Participants must carry a U-Card or facility pass, guest pass or conference Outdoor Program and Activities
pass when using the RSOP facilities. Other programs and activities are priced individually.
See description and information for each.
Group fitness Pass
Access to more than 30 Group Fitness classes per week. Classes include: A Word About Pricing
Spinning, Pilates, Yoga, Stretch, Cardio Kick, Butts & Gutts, Cardio Step, The price difference between UMD students and
Hip Hop, Aqua Fit, and many more. See Fitness/Wellness section of this others reflects the financial support we receive from
catalog for details UMD students through the Student Service Fee.
We try to set our prices as reasonably as possible.
Full Semester Fitness Pass
Support for our programming comes from user fees,
W/Facility Pass W/O Facility Pass
rather than tax dollars.
Students: Full Time
$50 NA Refunds
Student: Part Time Refund policies vary by program/activity. Please
$50 $60 consult our registration staff for the specific
Faculty/Staff program registration form for refund and
$60 $65 cancellation information.
Discounted Fitness Pass after the seventh week of the semester: $37.
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RSOP operates out of various facilities within the Sports and fitness center
Health Center (SpHC) as well as external locations on and off Our fitness center includes over 70 cardio machines: ellipti-
campus. cals, recumbent cycles, upright cycles, steppers, treadmills and
rowing machines. The state-of-the-art weight room includes
RSOP Welcome Desk Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and Body Master selectorized
Answers general questions and monitors access to the facility. machines, as well as a well rounded free weight area. Ask any of
our trained attendants on the proper use of the equipment.
RSOP Day Office (153 SpHc)
Handles all program registrations and distributes passes for: Jogging/Walking track
Facilities, Group Fitness Classes, Climbing Walls and Lap Swim. Our suspended indoor track with banked turns is 0.1 mile in
All Intramural Sports registrations are handled here. length and offers a warm escape from winter
conditions in the northland.
RSOP equipment and Rental center
(199 SpHc) Group exercise Rooms
This is where intramural equipment is checked out as well as (94 & 96 SpHC) These rooms have special flooring to minimize
where you can rent outdoor equipment. See page 20 for details. impact and injury as well as state-of -the-art sound systems to
accommodate group fitness and aerobic programming.
locker Rooms & locker Rental Some classes, such as spin, are still held in the old dance studio
Rental is available through the department of Health Physical (SpHC 135).
Education and Recreation, (only to eligible students,facility pass
holders and registered program participants), in SpHC 35, 8am- Indoor climbing Walls
2 pm Monday- Friday. Lockers are issued in a general locker The North Shore Wall is located in the middle of the Sports and
room which has shower and sauna facilities. Call 726-7140 for Health Center Fitness Area. Extending through two stories and
more information. into a skylight, this wall features top-roped climbing, hand and
finger crack systems, lead climbing routes, simulated ice
Gymnasiums climbing, dry tooling and bouldering. UMD’s Inland Wall is
There are three gymnasiums (SpHC 150, 150A & 155) that are located adjacent to the ice rink and is home to the
available for drop in basketball, badminton, and other informal popular Bouldering Cave, real-rock routes and realistic
activities. chimney, crack and flake systems. Our two climbing walls offer
fun and challenging climbing and bouldering for beginners
Recreational Gyms through advanced climbers. Your first climbing session is free.
(150, 150A and 155 SpHC) These multi-purpose gym spaces See “Climbing” section of this catalog for more details.
accomodate recreational use including informal (open)
recreation, intramurals and sport clubs.
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UMD maintains the ice skating/broomball rink in the Sports
and Health Center for many different uses.
This rink is available for open hockey, noon recreational skat-
ing, and afternoon recreational skating.
This 25 yard pool has 6 lanes and is used for a wide variety of
activities, including: open swimming, training courses,
kayaking, and swim lessons.
We have carpeted courts in the rink area of SpHC (when ice is
out), and courts in the Field House as well as outdoor courts
east of the Sports and Health Center.
This is a multi-use facility designed for student and
athletic uses. Includes a 0.1 mile running track and court
space. Activities include running, frisbee, basketball,
tennis, and volleyball.
Bagley nature Area
Bagley Nature Area is 55 acres of forest, pond, and open area
right here on the northwest part of campus. This is a wonder-
ful place for running, cross-country skiing, walking, or any
other quiet outdoor activity with sections of old growth forest
and wildlife galore. Ski trails are groomed for classical style ski-
ing by RSOP. Go to our website (click on “Facilities”) to see the
skiing/hiking trail map. Enjoy your exploration.
Sport fields (including Griggs Stadium, 3 multi-purpose grass
playing fields, & 4 softball fields) are used for Intramural Sports
and other formal activities. UMD students can use fields for
informal activities if they are not scheduled for other activities
or have been prepared for an athletic event. Stop by the RSOP
office for information.
St. louis Bay Aquatic center
This is the base for our sea kayaking activities that take stu-
dents and community members paddling in the Harbor, Lake
Superior, and beyond. Check our website for current sea kaya-
king programs that you can get involved with or call to request
a catalog of programs.
St. louis River Outpost/
national Kayak & canoe center
Whitewater kayaking and canoeing is a great adventure and
we have the opportunities for you at our Outpost along the St.
Louis River. This is our base for exploring the whitewater and
flatwater on the wild St. Louis River with anyone who wants
to learn. Most programs occur during the summer. Visit our
website for up-to-date information on what is available or call
to request a summer catalog of programs.
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HOuRS Of OPeRAtIOn
HOuRS ARe SuBJect tO cHAnGe. fOR mOSt cuRRent fAcIltY ScHeDule, VISIt
www.umdrsop.org. facility users must carry the appropriate pass with them at all times.
nOte tHAt tHIS ScHeDule DOeS nOt APPlY DuRInG SPRInG BReAK
main Office (153 SpHc)
Monday - Thursday 8:00am- 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00 pm
Rental center (199 SpHc) Intramural equipment center
Monday 9:00am- 6:00pm Beginning February 2
Tuesday-Thursday 11:00am- 6:00pm Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 11:45pm
Friday 11:00am - 7:00pm Sunday 3:00pm - 8:45pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12 noon
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00am - 12 noon
Auxiliary Gym (SpHc 150A)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 noon - 1:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday 11:00am - 12 noon
Saturday 9:15am - 5:45pm
Sunday 12:15pm - 8:45pm
Romano Gym (SpHc 150)
Monday *8:00pm - 9:45pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday *6:00pm - 9:45pm
Friday 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Saturday 9:15am - 5:45pm
Sunday 12:15pm- 8:45pm
*Beginning February 2, Intramurals will take place at this time
Recreational Gym (155 SpHc)
Monday - Thursday 6:30am - 9:45pm **
Friday 6:30am - 8:45pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:45pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 8:45pm
Jogging/Walking track (SpHc 195)
Monday - Thursday 6:30am- 9:45pm **
Friday 6:30am- 8:45pm
Saturday 9:00am- 5:45pm
Sunday 12:00pm- 8:45pm
** Open until 11:30 beginning February 2
Indoor climbing Wall
North Shore Wall (Fitness Center) Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 3:00pm - 5:45pm
Inland Wall (Ice Rink) Monday, Friday 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday (North Shore Climbers Club) 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fitness Bouldering Monday -Friday 6:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00pm
Sunday Noon - 8:30pm
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HOuRS Of OPeRAtIOn
Pool: lap Swim
Monday, Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00 am & 11:00am - 1:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday 6:00am - 8:00am & 11:00am - 1:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00am & Noon - 1:30pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00am & Noon - 1:30pm
Sunday Noon - 1:30pm
Pool: Open/lap Swim
Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Saturday/Sunday 1:30pm - 3:00pm
fitness center-lower level-free Weights/Selectorized (SpHc 92)
Monday - Thursday *6:30am - 9:45pm
Friday *6:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Noon - 8:00pm
*The lower level weight room will be closed due to classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00am - 11:00am. The cardio level
will remain open.
fitness center-upper level-cardio (SpHc 157)
Monday - Thursday 6:30am - 9:45pm
Friday 6:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Noon - 8:00pm
Ice Rink - Jan 20 - Jan 30
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 1:30pm
Friday 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Saturday 11:30am - 1:30pm
Monday - Thursday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00am - 9:00am
Monday - Thursday 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Monday - Thursday 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Ice Rink - feb 1 - march 12
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 1:30pm
Friday 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Saturday 11:30am - 1:30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00am - 9:00am
COMMUNITY SKATE FEE $5.00 DURING ANY OPEN ICE
Facility users must carry the appropriate pass at all times. Hours are subject to change by program need.
ALL FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED at 4pm on March 13 for Break with regular hours resumingon Mon, March 23.
Some facilities will be open on a limited basis during Spring Break. Watch for posted Spring Break hours.
ALL FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED AT 4pm on April 10 and wil resume regular hours on Mon, April 13
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Intramural sports includes over 20 action packed activities for students, featuring teams and individual/dual competition
throughout the school year! We will do everything we can to provide diverse opportunities regardless of ability.
Intramural Sports Spring 2008 Schedule
Intramural Sport Deadline Date captains’ meeting
Basketball January 27th Jan. 29, 5:00pm SpHC 9
Hockey January 27th Jan. 29, 6:00pm SpHC 9
Broomball January 27th Jan. 29, 6:45pm SpHC 9
Dodgeball January 27th Jan. 29, 7:45pm SpHC 9
Tennis January 27th Jan. 29, 8:15pm SpHC 9
Water Polo January 27th Jan. 29, 8:45pm SpHC 9
Curling January 27th Jan. 29, 9:15pm SpHC 9
Tue Bowling February 2nd Feb 3, 9:00pm Bowling Alley
Thu Bowling February 4th Feb 5, 9:00pm Bowling Alley
4 on 4 Flag Football March 13th Mar. 25, 4:00pm SpHC 9
Floor Hockey March 13th Mar. 25, 5:00pm SpHC 9
Indoor Soccer March 13th Mar. 25, 6:00pm SpHC 9
Volleyball March 13th Mar. 25, 7:00pm SpHC 9
Softball March 13th Mar. 25, 8:00pm SpHC 9
Ultimate March 13th Mar. 25, 9:00pm SpHC 9
*** Dates may change, please refer to the flyer for each sport, for the correct date.***
Where and How?
Entry forms are available at the following locations:
• Kirby Student Center brochure rack
• RSOP Main Office - 153 Sports and Health Center
• RSOP Equipment Center - 199 Sports and Health Center
• Lobby of Sports and Health Center.
Entry fees are payable at the Recreational Sports Outdoor
Program Main Office in 153 Sports and Health Center. Receipts
for all payments are issued and should be retained until the
league or tournament is over. Payment in full is due at the time
Entry deadlines for Intramural events are available in the
RSOP office, on the entry form for each sport, and on the RSOP
website (www.umdrsop.org). LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE
ACCEPTED. Enter early as some sports will fill quickly!
Intramural Sports take place on campus except Bowling, Golf, Individual
and Curling. The following individuals are eligible to participate in the
Intramural Sports Program: Full-time student service fee
paying UMD students, UMD staff and part-time students with a
current facilities pass.
ReGISteR YOuR teAm In SPHc 153!
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is defined as any undergraduate or graduate who is currently enrolled
as a student (day or night, full or part-time) and can produce a
University I.D. and a current, valid activity card or facilities pass.
Non-UMD students are NOT eligible for Intramural sports but may
participate in some Informal and Club sport activities.
is defined as any person who is receiving compensation for services
rendered to the University, is listed as an employee of a department
within the University and can produce University identification
accompanied by a current, valid facilities pass.
An individual can participate for only one team (per sport or contest).
The team they first represent will be the only team for which the
person can play for the remainder of the sport or contest being played.
An individual may compete on one men’s or one women’s team as well
as one co-recreational team.
Intramural Sports are offered in two different competitive levels when
possible. This differentiation is created to provide competition that
will incorporate varied levels of skill and intensity. These leagues will
compete in separate post-season tournaments. Generally, if fewer than
four teams from a level qualify for play-off competition, all teams in
that sport will play in the same tournament.
Highly competitive league
Less competitive league
team Representative meetings
Intramural events require attendance by at least one team
representative at a pre-season captains’ meeting. Intramural rules,
regulations, and any questions participants may have are covered at
these meetings. Attendance is mandatory for each team. Failure to
have a representative from your own team at this meeting will result
in your team losing the opportunity to advance to postseason play
for major team sports and a percentage of its playing privileges for
weekend or individual tournaments.
Sportsmanship is an important part of Intramural Sports and the RSOP
policy is designed to encourage enjoyable recreation experiences for all
participants and officials. Each team will receive a copy of the policy
at the pre-season Captains meeting. Sportsmanship includes respect
toward all players and officials, fair play, and following the rules. Teams
will be rated on their
sportsmanship, which may affect future play. Captains are responsible
for the conduct of their team. Play hard, have fun, and be a good sport.
Check out our website for standings, schedules, and champion photos.
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SPRInG IntRAmuRAl SPORtS OffIcIAlS What do we get if we win?
All team, individual and dual 1st place champions receive Intra-
Sport meeting mural Champion T-shirts. Also, all 1st place finishers will have
Basketball Jan. 28, 6:00pm SpHC 119 their photos taken for the Intramural board and RSOP Web
Hockey Jan. 28, 7:00pm SpHC 120 page.
Broomball Jan. 28, 8:00pm SpHC 121
Dodgeball Jan. 28, 9:00pm SpHC 122 can I play on more than one team?
Water Polo Jan. 28, 9:30pm SpHC 124 Specific eligibility rules are outlined under the Policies and Pro-
4 on 4 Flag Football Mar. 24, 5:00pm SpHC 119 cedures section on our website. In general, an individual may
Floor Hockey Mar. 24, 6:00pm SpHC 119 play for one team per league as long as he or she meets all the
Indoor Soccer Mar. 24, 7:00pm SpHC 119 eligibility requirements. Example: A man can play for his men’s
Volleyball Mar. 24, 8:00pm SpHC 119 team and one co-rec team.
Softball Mar. 24, 8:30pm SpHC 119
How many games do we play?
Intramural Sports Officials Each team is guaranteed five games, generally one to two games
The officials program is perhaps the most important per week. Each team advances to the playoffs if they have not
element of the Intramural Sports Program. The forfeited or been disqualified.
department takes pride in hiring and training interested men
and women for all major sports. Student officials develop and
improve a wide variety of skills including decision making,
conflict resolution and leadership skills. Many officials go on to
officiate Minnesota State High School League contests.
To get involved, contact the Intramural Supervisor in the RSOP
fReQuentlY ASKeD QueStIOnS
How do I play on a
team or sign up for an event?
For team sports - either put
together a group of friends, dorm mates, club members, etc.
and yourself, and sign up as a team OR sign up as an individual
on our free agent list. The “free agent list” is then shared with
team captains who may need an additional player, but is not a
guarantee that you will be placed on a team. Individual/ dual
sports - sign up yourself and/or your partner.
How much does it cost?
Team sports cost $25-55 per team, hockey is $95. Individual/
Dual Sports are $ 2-5.
Where & When do we play?
Team sports play Sunday through Thursday evenings at either
Romano or Recreational Gym, the Fieldhouse, Intramural
Fields, Griggs Field, Multipurpose building, Skyline & Stadium
Lanes, or the Duluth Curling Club.
How do I become an official?
Officials are needed in flag football, soccer, volleyball, basket-
ball, hockey, broomball and softball with pay starting at $7.00
per hour. Additionally, officials can earn up to $20 a game for
area youth sports events. Come by the Recreational Sports
Outdoor Program Office (153 SpHC) to apply or attend a referee
meeting in the sport of your choice.
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fItneSS fOR eVeRYOne
The RSOP Fitness Center contains the latest cardiovascular and
weight training equipment. Highly trained staff are available to
educate you on how to use the equipment effectively.
For individualized instruction, consider working with a
personal trainer. See page 14 for details.
The group fitness program is for both the UMD and
surrounding community. We offer over 30 classes a week: yoga,
toning, spinning, Pilates, pump and tone, stretch and aqua fit. Group fitness Instructor training course
There is most likely a class or two that fits your fitness level and If you have a passion for fitness - share it!
interests. For group fitness pass fees go to page 5. All skill levels welcome.
Step, Kickboxing, Cardio - February 22
The first week is FREE! Fitness classes start January 26, 2009 Power Yoga, Pilates, Stretch - March 1
and continue to the end of the semester. Watch for our special Spin, Core Conditioning, Pump & Tone - March 8
finals week schedule. All of our instructors are nationally Meets: Sunday, Noon - 4:00pm in the Group Fitness Studios
certified and highly motivated. Cost: $199 - Includes Training Manual, NETA National Exam,
All Training, Equipment, and Expertise
Note: National NETA Certification Exam
Saturday, March 28th, 10am - 2pm
in SpHC 153 Conference Room
Become an Ace certified Personal trainer
Interested in becoming a P.T.? Email Rod Raymond at
email@example.com for process.
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Whether you want to train for health improvement, sport
specific activities, body fat loss, or just want to feel better let
our trainers help you. Call today for a free consultation.
A typical personal training session may include:
• 10-minute warm-up on stationary bike
• 30-minute specific body-toning workout with weights
• 10 minute cool down and stretch.
Your session could conclude with a 10-20 minute conversation
about your personal nutrition plan.
Your certified trainer will assure that your workouts are done
with your personal goals in mind.
Cost: $20/session for Facility Pass holders ($30 for all others -
community welcome!) Three session minimum.
All of our staff are trained to give you a generalized introduction
to the use and function of the weightroom equipment. Just stop
by during open hours and ask any of the weightroom attendants
for a tour. We recommend you hire a personal trainer if you
want help setting up an exercise program.
Utilizing our state of the art Kinesis machines (found in core
training room) your personal trainer will take you through a
functional workout that uses a wide variety of movements to
strengthen core and tone the body. Call today for your free
Looking for a little relief from the stress of the day. Call now for
to set up a massage appointment. All therapists are nationally
certified and highly skilled.
$30 for 30 minutes
$60 for 60 minutes ($45 UMD Students)
$90 for 90 minutes
Call 218-726-7128 for an appointment
Swim 5 minutes for distance, stationary bike 15 minutes for
distance, and run 12 minutes for distance. Champion t-shirts
for the top five finishers.
Saturday, April 11 10am
Cost: $5 UMD Students/$10 Others
Spring Into Shape 5K trail Run
Everyone is welcome to join us for this annual 5K (3.1 mile)
trail run in the Bagley Nature Area.
Saturday, April 25th 10am
Cost: $12 UMD Students/ $15 Others
You must register by 2pm April 21 to guarantee a t-shirt.
Race day registration is welcome (at Bagley).
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lap Swim Pool Schedule
This is an excellent way to get your swim workout in for the Lap & Open Swim Schedule
day! There are 6 lap lanes that are provided with orange cones January 20th to May 8th
designated speed level for each lane:
Day Lap Swim Only Lap/Open Swim**
lap/Open Swim Mon 8:00-9:00am, 11:00am-1:30pm ---
Half of the pool is set up to accommodate lap swimmers and the Tue 6:00-8:00am, 11:00am-1:30pm ---
other half is for Open Swim.
Wed 8:00-9:00am, 11:00am-1:30pm 2:30-4:30pm
• Everybody is welcome!! Bring the whole family for an excel-
lent time to play! Thu 6:00-8:00am, 11:00am-1:30pm 2:30-4:30pm
• Flotation aids/ pool toys are allowed in shallow end of pool Fri 8:00-9:00am, 11:00am-1:30pm 2:30-4pm
with parent in water
Sat 8:30-9:30am, 12:30-1:30pm 1:30-3:00pm
• Participants must be at least 6 years old, over 4 feet tall, or
accompanied by an adult at all times. Sun Noon-1:30pm 1:30-3pm
• A swim test is required for all youth wanting to swim in the **3 lanes available for lap swim
deep end of pool Swim Pass Prices are: No 2:30-4:30pm lap/open swim April 8, 15, 22, 29
10 Swim Punch Card Prices:
Spring Break Lap Swim Schedule March 16-20
Youth (4 & up) And Seniors (55 & up) $20
Adult (18 & up) $30 Day Lap Swim Only
Kids under 4 swim free Mon 7:30-9:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm
Punch card can be purchased at the RSOP office, 153 SpHC Tue 7:30-9:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm
No cash will be accepted at the pool office.
Easy Ladder are available for patrons requiring assistance in and Wed 7:30-9:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm
out of the pool. Thu 7:30-9:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm
Fri 7:30-9:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-5:25pm
Cost: 10 Visit Adult Swim Punch Cards $30
10 Visit Senior & Special Needs Punch Cards $20
Free with Group Fitness Pass
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We are a proud sponsor of the American Red Cross Toddler, Pre-school, Youth “Learn to Swim” aquatics program. Swim lessons
are open to the general public.
Are available by appointment. Contact us at 726-6516 for more info or to set up a lesson.
Small or individual classes for patrons with special needs. Contact us for more info or to set up a lesson/activity.
SPRInG 2009 SWIm leSSOnS
Session Dates Days # of classes Cost Registration Deadline
1 1/24 -3/7 Sat 7 $38 1/23 @ 3:30pm
1 1/26 -2/25 MW 10 $54 1/26 @ 3:30pm
1 1/27 -2/26 TTH 10 $54 1/27 @ 3:30pm
2 3/28 – 5/9 Sat 7 $38 3/27 @ 3:30pm
2 * 3/2 – 4/8 MW 10 $54 3/2 @ 3:30pm
2 * 3/3 – 4/9 TTH 10 $54 3/3 @ 3:30pm
3 4/13 – 5/6 MW 8 $43 4/13 @ 3:30pm
3 4/14 – 5/7 TTH 8 $43 4/14 @ 3:30pm
*No swim lessons March 16,17,18,19 due to Spring Break
neW!!! eARlY BIRD SWIm leSSOnS
(monday, Wednesday, friday from 1:30-2:30pm)
Session Dates Days # of classes Cost Registration Deadline
1 1/26-2/13 MWF 9 $49 1/23 @ 3:30pm
2 2/16-3/6 MWF 9 $49 2/13 @ 3:30pm
3 3/23-4/10 MWF 9 $49 3/20 @ 3:30 pm
4 4/13-5/1 MWF 9 $49 4/10 @ 3:30 pm
Days Times Class Level
Sat 9-9:30am Adult, L5, L6, Intro to Competitive Stroke, Advanced Competitive Stroke
9:30-10am Parent Child A, Parent Child B, L4, L 5
10-10:30am Levels 1,2,3,4
10:30-11am Levels 1,2,3,5
11-11:30am Parent Child A, Parent Child B, L 2, L4, L6
11:30-12pm Levels 1,2,3,4
MWF 1:30-2pm Parent Child A/B, Level 1,2 NEW!!
2-2:30pm Parent Child A/B, Level 1,3NEW!!
MW 5:30-6pm Parent Child A, Parent Child B, L 2,4,6
6-6:30pm Levels 1,2,3,5
6:30-7pm Levels 1,4,5,6
TTH 5:30-6pm Parent Child A, Parent Child B, L 1,3,4
6-6:30pm Levels 1,2,3,5
6:30-7pm Levels 2,3,4, Intro. to Competitive Stroke, Advanced Competitive Stroke
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SWIm leSSOn leVelS
level 4: Stroke Improvement
Parent & child Aquatics: level A & level B Student’s entering this course must have a Level 3
Parents and children (ages 6 months up to 5 years) learn certification, or must be able to demonstrate all the
together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and completion requirements for Level 3. The objective for Level
build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg 4 is to develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and
movements and breath control. There are (2) levels to this to improve other aquatic skills. At this level, students will be
course, with Level B being more progressive, focusing on focusing on improving their skills and increasing their
building self-confidence working towards limited assistance endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, back
skill progressions. crawl); improving their proficiency with the butterfly;
introduction to elementary backstroke, breaststroke and
level 1: Introduction to Water Skills elements of the sidestroke; basics of turns.
There is no pre-requisite for this course. The objective of Level
1 is to help student’s feel comfortable in the water, and to enjoy level 5: Stroke Refinement
the water safely. In Level 1, students are taught elementary Student’s entering this course must have a Level 4
aquatic skills, which student’s build on as they certification, or must be able to demonstrate all the
progress through the six “Learn to Swim” levels. completion requirements for Level 4. The objective for Level 5
is to coordinate and refine the front crawl, back crawl,
level 2: fundamentals of Aquatic Skills butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke;
Student’s entering this course must have a Level 1 increase distances; introduce flip turns on the front and back.
certification, or must be able to demonstrate all the
completion requirements for Level 1. The objective for Level 2 level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency
is to give students success with fundamental skills and Student’s entering this course must have a Level 5
introduce them to true locomotion skills. Examples: certification, or must be able to demonstrate all the
Floating w/out support and recover to a vertical position; completion requirements for Level 5. The objective for Level
exploring simultaneous and alternating arm and leg action on 6 is to refine the strokes so student’s swim them with more
the front and back; self help and basic rescue skills. ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances.
In level 6 there are (3) components: #1)Personal Water Safety;
level 3: Stroke Development #2)Lifeguard Readiness; #3)Fitness Swimmer. Each of these
Student’s entering this course must have a Level 2 components focus on preparing the student for more advanced
certification, or must be able to demonstrate all the courses, such as: Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Training,
completion requirements for Level 2. The objective for level and Competitive Swimming and Diving
3 is to build on the skills from Level 2 by providing additional
guided practice. Students will be taught: Coordination of the Introduction to competitive Swimming
front crawl & back crawl; introductory elements of the Swimmers will: Learn to correct body position for the four com-
butterfly; fundamentals of treading water, rules of head-first petitive strokes. Learn proper mechanics & drills necessary for
entries and begin to learn to enter the water head-first from the proper stroke technique. Work towards improving endurance
side of the pool @ a depth of 9 feet; a continuum of personal and efficiency
Advanced competitive Swimming
Swimmers will: Refine stroke mechanics. Learn training
language for workouts. Be introduced to speed turns of all four
competitive strokes. Build on their endurance while maintain-
ing efficient & proper stroke mechanics
To be eligible for the Introduction to Competitive Stroke Class,
your child must have successfully completed Level 4: Stroke
Improvement, of the American Red Cross “Learn to Swim
Program” or complete a swim skills pre-test. To be eligible for
the Advanced Competitive Stroke Class, your child must have
successfully completed the Introduction to competitive Stroke
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AmeRIcAn ReD cROSS
Lifeguard Training Course
Cost: $190 UMD Students/$215 Others
Friday, February 6, 6-9pm Required pre-course skills assesment
Sat, Feb. 7 (8-4pm); Sun, Feb. 8 (10-6pm) Sat, Feb. 14 (8-4pm)
Sun, Feb.15 (10-6pm)
Fri, April 17, 6-9pm Required pre-course skills assessment
Sat, April 18 (8-4pm); Sun, April 19 (10-6pm)
Sat, April 25 (8-4pm); Sun, April 26 (10-6pm)
Lifeguard Training Re-Certification
Session 1: Saturday, March 7, 2:00-8:00pm
Session 2: Saturday, April 4, 2:00-8:00pm
Cost: $55 *Price includes text
Session 1 Saturday, March 28, 1:00-8:00pm
Session 2 Saturday, May 2, 1:00-8:00pm
Session 1: Friday, Febuary 6, 4:00-9:00pm
Session 2: Friday, April 3, 4:00-9:00pm
Adult CPR/AED Course
Class or complete a swim skills pre-test. Cost: $30
OPen WAteR ScuBA DIVInG Session 1: Friday, March 27, 4:00-9:00pm
Dive into the PADI “Open Water Diver” course with Session 2: Friday, May 1, 4:00-9:00pm
UMD-RSOP Aquatics! Open Water Diving is the first level of the Adult CPR/AED Re-Certification
PADI certification. This course is taught in Cost: $25
association with Innerspace Scuba of Duluth & PADI Session 1: Saturday, January 31, 3:00-6:00pm
certified dive instructors at the UMD pool. Because this course Session 2: Saturday, February 28, 3:00-6:00pm
is a performance based course, you get as much time as
needed to practice your skills prior to certification. (Profes- For more information, contact Beth Peterson @ 218-726-6533
sional Association of Dive Instructors) “Your ticket to exciting or email @: firstname.lastname@example.org
adventures in the underwater world”
Session Dates: Saturdays, 3-6:30pm
Session 1: January 24, 31, February 7
Session 2: February 14, 21, 28
Session 3: April 4, 11, 18
Session 4: April 25, May 2, 9
Cost: $190 Facility Pass & Activity Pass holders /$215 Others
Price Includes: all text material and scuba gear (Students
should have their own mask, fins & snorkel)
tRY ScuBA nIGHt @ the umD Pool
Come try out the latest Scuba Gear with (PADI Certified Dive-
Masters) in the water to assist you
Saturdays, January 24, February 14, April 4 , 25
Time: 3-6pm Pool Deck
No Scuba Experience Necessary
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nORtHSHORe SWIm cluB northshore Swim club Stroke clinic Series
Northshore Swim Club (NSSC) is a year round swim program with tone coughlin Head coach of nSSc
and member of USA Swimming. The club consists of school– Each 3 hour session consists of targeting specific strokes which
age, high school, college, and adult (Masters) swimmers from may include freestyle, backstroke, breasstroke and butterfly;
Duluth, Superior and the surrounding region. NSSC’s mission individualized stroke assessment including underwater & above
is to teach life values to its members by using swimming as its water video analysis; on deck corrective feedback accompanied
vehicle. Some of these life skills include athleticism, equality, by drills specific to correction of stroke mechanics.
honesty and attaining personal potential thru goal setting and Also includes a 2-hour individual consultation with Tone as he
self-discipline. Our certified coaching staff emphasizes these analyzes your stroke mechanics from your DVD, a personalized
values on a daily basis. DVD with analysis of your stroke mechanic and a NSSC t-shirt.
Saturday, January 31, 3-6pm Freestyle
Pre-requisites: Saturday, February 28, 3-6pm Freestyle & Backstroke
• Ages 6 & up are encouraged to participate Saturday, March 28, 3-6pm Breaststroke & Fly
• Must be able to swim one length (25 yards) of the pool Cost: $100. Sign up for all three clnics and save $10 per clinic.
Session 2 Swim Season nORtHSHORe SWIm & cORe
January 5 - April 12 cOnDItIOnInG clASS
Daily educational swimming taught by USA Swimming 6:30-8:30am
Certified Coaching Staff. Workouts are held at the UMD Pool Begins January 21, 2009
(SpHC 20) & the Recreational Sports Facility Meets Mondays, Wednesday, and
club fees: Cost: $125
1st Family Swimmer $180 For more information contact:
2nd Family Swimmer $140 Tone Coughlin, Head Coach, 218-
3rd Swimmer & Up $90 341-1020
Age Grouper (Experiences swimmers 12 & up or with email: email@example.com
coaches approval) Log onto our website: www.northshoreswimclub.net
1st Family Swimmer $220
2nd Family Swimmer $170
3rd Swimmer & Up $120
USA swimming Minnies & Age-Groupers only: $53 per swimmer
A two week trial period free for first time NSSC swimmers.
(18 & older; very competitive and experienced swimmers)
A $50, 12-punch card is required for workouts.
Please show your punch card at the door each workout!
nSSc Practice Schedule
Age Groupers Minnies Masters
Mon-Thu: 6:30-9pm Mon-Thu: Mon-Thu: 6:30-9pm
Fri 5:30-8pm 6:30-8:15pm Fri 5:30-8pm
Sat 7-8:30am Sat 8-9:30am Sat 7-8:30am
Practices format: 30 minutes of Dryland exercises followed
by a 2 hour swim workout for Age-Groupers / Masters.
1 hour 15/30 minutes for the Minnies.
Please bring shorts, t-shirt & running shoes
Registration forms are available on the pool deck or call
726-7128 for daytime registration.
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equipment Rental center
199 Sports and Health center Fishing
Spin Casting Rod/Real Combo
“GET OUTTA HERE! WE’LL HELP” (Collapsable) $2.00
We’re here to help you get out and explore the great outdoors! Our gear is high Ice Fishing Rod/Reel Combo $2.00
quality at an affordable price. Winter is here and we have equipment for you to use, Ice Auger (Hand) $4.00
like skis, snowshoes, and winter camping items! Packs
Backpack (Granite Gear) $4.50
Hours Duluth Pack $3.50
Monday: 9am-6pm Sleeping Bags
Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-6pm Sleeping Bag (to 40 F) $3.00
Friday: 11am-7pm Sleeping Bag (to 20 F)(Wiggy’s) $4.00
Saturday: 9am-Noon Sleeping Bag (to 0 F) (Wiggy’s) $4.00
The Rental Process Self Inflating Pad (Insul-Mat) $2.00
1. Reserve Your Gear: Stop by or call 218-726-6134. Full rental amount is due at time Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Mat $1.00
of reservation. Clothing
2. Pick up your gear during Rental Center hours. Rain Jacket $2.00
3. Return your gear during Rental Center hours. Rain Pants $2.50
Refunds and Late Fees Miscellaneous
• Cancellations greater than 48 hours prior to reservation date will receive a credit on Trowel $0.50
your RSOP account. First Aid Kit $3.00
• No refund for less than 48 hour notice. Bear Rope Kit $2.00
• Late fees begin after the close of the Collapsible Water Bottle $1.00
Rental Center on your due date. Folding Camp Saw $1.50
Rental Rate Calculator Navigation
Price = daily rate X multiplier GPS Units(Garmin GPS 12) $4.00
1 day (up to 24 hours) 1X (batteries not included)
Weekend (Fri-Mon, up to 72 hrs) 2X Compass (Orienteering Style) $1.00
Week (up to 7 days) 4X Climbing (indoor/outdoor)
10 days 5X Rock Shoes $2.00
14 days 6X Climbing Harness $2.00
2 hour 0.33X Climbing Helmet $2.00
6 hours 0.66X Crash Pad $5.00
Ice Climbing Boots $5.00
Rental Item Daily Rate
Ice Axes (One pair) $12.00
Winter Gear Canoe (Available April 23, 2009)
X-C Ski Package (Skis, Poles, Boots) Tents & Shelters Aluminum Canoe $18.00
Classical Skis* 3 person tent $9.00 Royalex Canoe $21.00
(No Wax or Waxable) $9.00 (Mountain Hardware, Eureaka, Moss) (Includes 2 paddles & 2 pfd’s)
Skate Skis* $12.00 Rain Fly (10X14) or (9x12) $4.00 Paddle $2.00
Telemark Ski Package Stove/Cooking Gear PFD $3.00
(Skis, Poles, Boots) $20.00 2 Burner Stove (Coleman) $4.00 Sea Kayak (Available April 23, 2009)
Back-Country Ski Package (Skis, Poles, 1 Burner Stove (Coleman) $3.50 Includes spray skirt, paddles, pfd’s and
Use Own Winter Boots) $8.00 Cook Kit (Lg.) - up to 10 ppl. $2.50 safety equipment
Wax Kit (Kick wax, Cork, Scraper) $1.50 Cook Kit (Sm.) - up to 3 ppl. $2.00 Single Kayak $40.00
Snow Shovel $3.00 Camp Lantern (Coleman) $3.00 Tandem kayak $65.00
Ice Skates (Hockey)* $4.00 Utensil Kit $1.00 **Must have completed the Basic Safety
Snow Sled* $3.00 Fuel Bottle $0.50 Course ($50.00)
Snowshoes* $9.00 Fuel 32 oz. $4.00 Transportation
Snow Kite** $15.00 Fuel 22 oz. $3.00 Canoe Trailer $35.00
*These items available for 2 and 6 hour Water Filter (Katadyne Ceramic) $5.00 15 Passenger Van (only for UMD
periods. See rate calculator groups with University trained drivers)
**Must have completed Level II Kiting Call for current pricing
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Volunteer With the Outdoor Program! umD telemark Skiing night at mont du lac
Share your love for the outdoors by helping lead programs and Take your alpine skiing to a new level with telemark skiing –
activities. Meetings focus on developing skills, having fun, sort of a blend of nordic and alpine skiing equipment and skills.
exploring—and sometimes free food! Show up and get involved! This is a fun outing, with some basic instruction and a lot of
Every Tuesdays Starting January 27 5- 6pm opportunity to spend time on the hill with people that like to
Meet: Sports and Health Center Room 191 telemark. Co-sponsored by Continental Ski & Bike and Mont
Cost: Free! du Lac Ski Area.
Fridays, January 30, February 13, 20, 27, March 6
Winter Waxing clinic 4:45- 9pm
Do you enjoy cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, or Register By: 2pm The Day Of The Outing (first come, first
snowboarding? Then this clinic is for you. You will learn served on equipment sizes)
waxing techniques specific to your particular sport. We will We Provide: Skis, Transportation (except on 2/20, which
demonstrate how to keep your equipment in optimal condition participants will car-pool)
through waxing and then you will be able to wax your own skis You Provide: Warm Clothing, UMD Student I.D. (for lift pass
or board to get them in prime shape for snow! discount), and Lift Pass Fee ($6 Students/ $12 Others)
Thursday, January 29 7 - 8:30pm Meet: RSOP Rental Center (199 SpHC)
Register By: Noon, January 28 Package (Equipment & Transportation) Cost: $12 UMD Stu-
We Provide: Wax, Tools dents/ $14 Others
You Provide: Skis or Snowboard Transportation Only: $3 UMD Students/ $4 Others
Meet Sports and Health Center Room 9
Cost: $6 for UMD Students/ $11 Others
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Sew Your Own Overmitts! Drinks
Do you get cold hands? Can’t find the right size gloves? Wrong You Provide: Warm Clothes, Jacket, Snow Pants, boots, Gloves,
material? Won’t last? Then come sew your own overmitts (shell Hat, Mug
mittens). We’ll size the pattern specifically for your needs, Meet: Sports and Health Center Room 191
choose the materials, then it’s off to the machine to stitch it all Cost: $4 UMD Students/ $8 Others
together. Learn the skills and walk away with new overmitts.
Monday, February 2 6- 9pm Introduction to nordic Skiing
Register By: Noon, January 30 (Skate and Classic technique)
We Provide: Material, Instruction, Sewing Machines Never tried cross-country skiing or haven’t been skiing around
You Provide: Material, Portable Sewing Machine (if you have Duluth? You are missing out! Not only is cross-country skiing
one) rated the world’s best aerobic fitness activity, but it’s enjoyable
Meet: Sports and Health Center Room 119 too! This is a great time to learn what style you prefer and burn
Cost: $8 UMD Students/ $11 Others some calories while enjoying winter in Duluth. Choose between
skate skiing or classic skiing. No experience is necessary, so
Outdoor career Day throw out the excuses and come try it out for yourself!
Need a summer job? Looking for a great internship or Saturday, February 7 12– 5pm
employment after graduation? Interested in learning more Register By: Noon, February 5
about outdoor and environmental education professions? We Provide: Instruction, Transportation
Join us at Outdoor Career Day! Representatives from summer You Provide: Warm Outdoor Clothing, Classic or Skate Skies
camps, canoe camps, law enforcement, resource management, (Skis Available at RSOP Rental Center), Water, Snacks
government agencies, environmental education centers, and Meet: Trailhead in SpHC
research biology centers will be on hand to speak with you Cost: $5 UMD Students/ $10 Others
about their jobs in the outdoors.
Wednesday, February 4 9am- 2pm full moon Snowshoe
Meet: Kirby Student Center Main Hallway Discover the northland forest in winter at night! The blanket
of snow is covering the land and snowshoes are a great way to
exploring local trails Ski Series explore the beauty of the area. Join our staff to discover more
Are you looking for people to ski with or new trails to experi- about the natural and cultural history of winter and night as we
ence? This five week long series will help build your skills and float on the surface of snow. Quiet forest, wildlife tracks, night
keep you in shape through the chilly days of winter. You can try sky, eerie scenery and great people are all a part of this outing.
it just once or join us each week for a new adventure to one of Monday, February 9 7- 10pm
Duluth’s local trails! The following list shows the trails we will Registered By: Noon, February 6
visit in order of increasing difficulty—NOTE the type of skis We Provide: Transportation, Instruction
allowed on each trail (classic or skate). You Provide: Warm Clothing, Snowshoes (Available at the RSOP
Bagley Nature Area (Classic), Hartley (Classic), Piedmont Rental Center)
(Classic), Lester (Both), Chester (Both) Meet: Trailhead in SpHC
Wednesdays February 4- March 4 3- 5pm Cost: $5 UMD Students/ $9 Others
Register By: Noon each Wednesday
We Provide: Transportation, Instruction trapping 101
You Provide: Skis, Boots, and Poles (Available From RSOP Trapping has been a Northwood’s staple since the very first
Rental Center) and a MN Ski Pass (Not Needed in Bagley) settlers. Come join us as local expert Wayne Thom shares
Meet: Trailhead in SpHC information on modern day techniques and supplies used for
Cost: $3 UMD Students/ $4 Others trapping today. Also included will be a discussion of locations
in the Duluth area to trap.
Winter camping 101 Wednesday, February 11 6 – 8pm
Come and learn the basics of winter camping in this indoor/ Register By: Noon, February 10
outdoor clinic. We will begin with classroom instruction on We Provide: Instruction, Hot drinks
gear, prep, food, clothing, route, and risks. After that we’ll head You Provide: Mug, Trapping Questions
outside to UMD’s Bagley Nature Area and demonstrate quinzhee Meet: Sports and Health Center Room 9
(snow shelter) making, as well as learn tips for sleeping outside Cost: Free UMD Students/ $2 Others
Thursday, February 5 7 - 9pm
Register By: Noon, February 4
We Provide: Instruction, Shovels, Winter Camping Gear, Hot
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Dog Sledding With Bark River Racing frozen Yeti Ski and Snowshoe Biathlon
The swoosh of the runner, the bark of the dogs, and the Compete with a friend or tackle this chilly combo event on
solitude of the forest await you on this adventure near Iron your own! The race will begin with a classic ski portion on the
River, WI. You will have the opportunity to learn how to work groomed trails of Bagley Nature Area and then transition to
with, harness, and hook-up dogs, as well as learn skills help- a snowshoe course. The length of the race will depend on the
ful in maneuvering your sled dog team, then drive the team snow conditions, but anticipate about 5K total. Prizes will be
through the spectacular winter scenery of Northern Wisconsin. awarded to the top single and team finishers. Competitor t-
All of these skills, and more, will be taught by veterans of the shirts, hot chocolate, and cookies will be provided!
Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Join us for this fun filled winter adven- Saturday February 28 9am – 1pm
ture you will not forget. Register By: Noon, February 26
Saturday, February 14 11am- 5pm We Provide: Race Course, Prizes, Snacks, Water and Hot
Register By: Noon, February 11 Chocolate
We Provide: Instruction, Transportation You Provide: Water Bottle, Skis, Snowshoes (Skis and Snow-
You Provide: Warm Clothing, Bag Lunch shoes Available at the RSOP Rental Center)
Meet: At the “Trailhead” in Sports and Health Center Lobby Meet: Rock Pond in Bagley Nature Area
Cost: $45 UMD Students/ $65 Others Cost: $12 UMD Student/ $15 Others
tricked Out treasure trekking north Shore Stream Ski
Do you have a GPS you’ve never opened? If you’d like to use Pack your sense of adventure and explore the frozen waterfalls
your expensive paperweight or just give one a try, join us for a and rapids of a Northern Minnesota stream on cross-country
great afternoon of “Geocaching”. Geocaching is a great way to skis. We will introduce frozen river navigation techniques,
get outside and have an awesome geography treasure hunt. We while we look for tracks in the snow and wolf kills sites. This is
will go over the basics of using GPS units and then head off to a a slightly more challenging outing so basic sills are needed but
great cache in Bagley. Bring some fun trinkets to leave and take you don’t have to be an expert. Come and enjoy the beauty of
some new ones. the canyons and frozen cascades … it doesn’t get much better
Wednesday, February 18 4 – 7pm than this!
Register By: Noon, February 16 Sunday, March 1 12– 5pm
We Provide: Instruction, GPS Units, Treasure YARRR!!! Register By: Noon, February 27
You Provide: GPS Unit (If You Have One), Trinkets, Warm We Provide: Transportation, Instruction, Hot Chocolate
Clothing You Provide: Warm Clothing, Skis, Snack, Water
Meet: At the “Trailhead” Sports and Health Center Lobby Meet: At the “Trailhead” Sports and Health Center Lobby
Cost: $4 UMD Students/ $8 Others Cost: $6 UMD Students/ $12 Others
Boundary Waters canoe Area camping &
Ice fishing Weekend
Have you ever experienced the BWCA in winter? Interested
in an ice fishing get-a-way? Maybe you want to go back and
experience once again the beautiful winter in the BWCA. Never
brought up a trout from the icy waters of a lake? Well, here’s
your chance. Join us for a weekend of winter camping and
ice fishing in Minnesota’s premier wilderness. No experience
Depart February 20, 2pm
Return February 22, 5pm
Register By: Noon, February 18
We Provide: Transportation, Group Gear, Food, Ice Fishing Gear
You Provide: Bag Supper for Friday Night, Personal Camping
Gear, Backcountry Skis or Snowshoes, Warm Clothes, Personal
Fishing Gear (if you have it), Minnesota Fishing License
Cost: $62 UMD Students / $108 Others
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Paddle-to-Seattle: Sea Kayaking the Inside maple Syruping
Passage Join us in UMD’s Bagley Nature Area for our annual maple syr-
How would you get from one side of the world to another with- uping program. Learn syruping history, and how sap is collect-
out a motor? It’s a question many couldn’t comprehend, but ed and turned into maple syrup. You will tap maples, collect sap
two young adventurers took on the challenge. J.J. Kelley and and sample the sweet stuff. You also will learn about resources
Josh Thomas paddled homemade kayaks 1,300 miles from Alas- so you too can make maple syrup. This is a great time to be in
ka to Seattle. The three-month journey is a distance equivalent the woods.
of Manhattan to Key West. Throughout their adventure they Monday, March 30 4-6pm
captured the wilderness, humor, and culture of the Inside Pas- Register By: Noon, March 27
sage. J.J. will be here to present this first ever expedition film We Provide: Instruction, Maple Syrup Equipment
documenting the vast expanse. It is without question the most You Provide: Warm Clothing
scenic and challenging paddling trip in North America. Meet: Trailhead in SpHC
Tuesday, March 3 7- 8:30pm Cost: $3 UMD Students/ $6 Others
Meet: Bohannon Hall 90
Cost: Free! late Season Slabs (crappies, that Is)
Want to get outside and catch some late season slab crappies on
Fish Lake? Come join us for a day out on the ice to help get rid
of some of that cabin fever and put some slabs on the ice. No
experience necessary! We’ll provide instruction for those that
Saturday, March 28 10am – 3pm
Register By: Noon, March 26
We Provide: Instruction, Tackle, Bait, Transportation
You Provide: 2009 MN Fishing License, Ice Fishing Pole (if you
have one), Warm Clothes
Meet: Trailhead in SpHC
Cost: $5 UMD Students/ $9 Others
Dazzling Wire earrings
Do you have beautiful beads you are wondering what to do
with? Are you interested in using them to create a unique pair
of earrings? Come join us and make your own earrings while
learning about a few different styles of wire wrapping. Expect
to learn the basics and plan on completing a beautiful pair of
eleventh Annual Outdoor Gear Swap Wednesday, April 1 6 - 7:30pm
GEAR DROP-OFF TIMES: Register By: Noon, March 30
Friday, March 6 3pm - 7 pm We Provide: Tools, Wire, Beads, Instruction
Saturday, March 7 8am - 9am You Provide: Beads, Jewelry Tools (if you have them)
SALE: Saturday, March 7 9:30 am - Noon Meet: Sports and Health Center Room 119
Join the UMD Outdoor Educators Club at their 11th Annual Cost: $6 UMD Students/ $10 Others
Outdoor Gear Swap/Fundraiser. Bring your outdoor gear to
sell during the drop off times, and/or come to the sale and take Sew Your Own comfy camp chair
advantage of some great deals! Gear to help people enjoy the Are you jealous of all your friends with their comfy camping
outdoors will be sold by students, community members and chairs (you know, those fabric ones that fold up tightly in your
local businesses. 15% of the sale price is taken to promote pack)? Does that desire leave you wishing you had one? Come
outdoor education. spend an evening with us and we’ll stitch one up, so now you
Meet: Sports and Health Center Room 135 can be the envied and comfortable one.
Wednesday, April 8 6- 9pm
Register By: Noon, April 6
We Provide: Material, Instruction, Sewing Machines
You Provide: Sewing Machine (if you have one)
Meet: Sports and Health Center Room 119
Cost: $16 UMD Students/ $24 Others
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Running form and Injury Prevention umD Disc Golf course Grand Opening
Dr. Adam Sundberg, local chiropractor specializing in treating tournament
athletes, will help introduce you to proper running form and The course is finally up and ready for play! Here is your chance
injury prevention. Dr. Sundberg will go through the different to match your skills to that of other disc golfers. T-Shirts for
aspects of a runner’s gait and provide tips to increase efficiency competitors and awards for winners.
and speed. He will also review exercises designed to facilitate Saturday, May 2 Tee times start at 10am
proper muscle balance with the goal of avoiding training Register By: Noon, April 27 to guarantee a T-Shirt
injuries. Meet: Near the first hole of the course, adjacent to St. Marie St.
Tuesday, April 9 7- 8:30pm Cost: $10 UMD Students/ $15 Others
Meet: Bohannon Hall 90
Cost: Free! Wild edibles
Have you ever been wandering through the woods and gotten a
make Your Own fishing tackle little hungry, but didn’t have a snack? If so, join us for a short
Join Larry Ehresman, custom tackle maker and owner of L.D.E. hike in Bagley Nature Area highlighting spring’s wild edibles.
Tackle, as he teaches you the skills to make your own tackle. You’ll not only learn how to identify these wild edibles, but plan
Spinners, the topic of this session, will help prepare you for the on sampling what we find.
coming fishing season. Tuesday, May 5 3– 5pm
Tuesday, April 14 6-8:30pm Register By: Noon, May 4
Register By: Noon, April 13 We Provide: Instruction, Guidebooks
We Provide: Instruction, Tools, Materials for 2-3 Spinners You Provide: Warm Clothes, Water Bottle, Plate, Cup, Eating
Meet: Sports and Health Center Room 119 Utensil, Slightly Empty Belly
Cost: $13 UMD Students/ $18 Others Meet: Trailhead in SpHC
Cost: $3 UMD Students/ $5 Others
Sixth Annual Great camp Stove cooking
Demonstrate your cooking skills and win prizes! Here’s the
recipe: Ten teams of 1 or 2 cooks will receive the same ingre-
dients (basic items typical to a wilderness camping trip) to
transform into a great meal. Our panel of outdoor food
enthusiasts will taste and judge the results. After the judges
have made their decisions, everyone eats! No one, other than
the event coordinators, will know the ingredients until the start
of the contest. Each team provides their own camp stoves (up
to 2 burners), cooking kit, utensils, spices and camp table (op-
tional). Stoves, cook-kits, utensils and tarps are available upon
request at registration. Fires will not be allowed due to spring
burning ban. Space is limited so register early.
Tuesday, April 21 4- 6:30pm
Register By: Noon, April 20
Meet: UMD Bagley Nature Area, Rock Pond Kiosk
Team Cost: $12 UMD Students/ $17 Others catt’in the louie
Catfish hunter isn’t just in the movies kids, and we know where
Backpacking the Superior Hiking trail to find him. Join us as we head to a local hotspot in search
It’s Spring!!!! Check out the beautiful North Shore on a of jumbo catfish. Around a campfire we will enjoy brats, hot
scenic trip on the Superior Hiking Trail. This is a great get- drinks, and learn a bit about fishing conservation and invasive
away for anyone seeking a break from a stressful week. If you species. Everyone is welcome from novices to experts.
enjoy the great outdoors, join us for a wonderful backpacking/ Wednesday, May 6 6– 10pm
camping weekend on one of the best U.S. trails. Register By: Noon, May 4
Friday, May 1 Leave at 3pm We Provide: Transportation, Instruction, Bait and Tackle, Food,
Sunday, May 3 Return at 6pm Warm Drinks.
Register By: Noon, April 29 You Provide: 2009 MN Fishing License, Fishing Pole (if pos-
We Provide: Group Camping Gear, Food sible), Warm Clothes, Mug.
You Provide: Personal Gear, Clothes Meet: Trailhead in SpHC
Meet: Trailhead in SpHC Cost: $5 for UMD Students/ $9 Others
Cost: $62 UMD Students/ $108 Others
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UMD is a great place to climb indoors and outdoors. Duluth is Free Fitness Bouldering (North Shore Wall)
located near some of the most beautiful, natural rock climbing Anyone with a facility pass may boulder (climb unroped) for free
areas in the Midwest. Explore these areas with us. All sessions during Fitness Bouldering times. Just keep your feet under the
include climbing equipment and instruction. Join us for the 4-foot line and focus on traversing moves to improve strength,
fun! coordination, balance and flexibility.
Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Noon - 8:30 pm
Inland Wall Hours (by the Ice Rink)
Monday 4-8 pm
Tuesday 6 - 9 pm (North Shore Climber’s Club)
Friday 4 - 8 pm
Climbing hours are held from January 20 - May 8. The Climbing
Walls will be closed for Spring Break March 13-22.
Prices include harnesses, ropes, helmets, belay devices,
carabiners and instruction. Climbing shoes are available for
rent for $1 per pair.
First Time Free Pass: Available to UMD Students Only
(Show UCard at RSOP Day Office). Includes all
climbing equipment and shoe rental. FREE!
-Session Pass: $3 UMD Students/$10 Others
-5-Punch Pass: $10 UMD Students/$30 Others
-Semester Pass: $25 UMD Students/$75 Others
-Semester Pass w/Shoe Rental: $35 UMD Students/$95 Others
north Shore Wall
The North Shore Wall has a prominent place in the Sports and -Semester Pass Discount: Show your Fall 2008 Climbing
Health Center Fitness Area. The Wall extends through two Semester Pass and get $5 off your Spring 2009 pass.
stories and into a skylight. Features include top rope climbing,
lead-climbing routes, realistic hand cracks and flake systems, a Group climbing Sessions
rappel ledge and a great bouldering area. Set up your own date and time for a group of up to 15 people for
a custom climbing session. Goals include exploring teamwork,
the Inland Wall group communication, trust or just having fun. Reservation
The Inland Wall, adjacent to the ice rink/tennis courts has set times are based on availability. Call (218) 726-6257 two weeks
open hours as well (see below). Climbers love the Inland Wall’s in advance to schedule your group session.
Bouldering Cave and realistic roped terrain. Group sessions, Cost: $80 per hour (per group of up to 15 people)
skill clinics and special events are also scheduled at the Inland $50 for UMD student groups
climbing Birthday Parties
The Climbing Details Active fun for kids ages 7 and up! Parties include private use of
Everyone is welcome to climb at the UMD climbing walls. the Inland Wall, instruction, equipment and treats hidden on
Equipment is provided and instructors are always on hand to the wall for climbers to find. Call (218) 726-6257 two weeks in
show you what to do. Our facilities and programs serve begin- advance to schedule your climbing birthday party.
ners through advanced climbers. Your first climbing session Cost: $85 per hour (per group of up to 12 people)
is free if you are a full-time UMD student. Show your UCard at
the RSOP Office to get your free pass. See you at the Wall! late night cosmic Bouldering
Spend a relaxing late night bouldering and watching videos.
Open Climbing Hours: Everyone is welcome, just stop in.
North Shore Wall (in the Fitness Center) Wednesdays, February 4 and March 4 8 - 10 pm
Monday- Friday 4-8 pm (Friday is Half-price Night) Meet: Inland Wall (adjacent to Ice Rink/Courts)
Saturday 3:00 - 5:45 pm Cost: FREE!
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Indoor Ice climbing Intro
Experience climbing with ice tools in the warm comfort of the
North Shore Wall. Learn ice climbing techniques on foam “ice”
panels and get ready to climb on some real ice next month.
Beginners welcome. No Experience Required. All equipment is
Wednesday, January 28 7 - 9 pm
Register By: Noon, January 27
We Provide: Instruction, Ice Climbing Gear
Meet: North Shore Wall Ice climb at Gooseberry falls State Park
Cost: $5 UMD Students/ $20 Others Try ice climbing at this beautiful and friendly North Shore
environment. We’ll learn about techniques and equipment to
free climbing nights work your way up a frozen waterfall amid the stunning winter
Try climbing free! Beginners are welcome. Pick up your free scenery of Gooseberry State Park. Beginners welcome! No expe-
pass at the RSOP Fitness Center Welcome Desk and our climb- rience required. All equipment is provided.
ing staff will get you started. All equipment and climbing shoes Sunday, February 8 9am - 5pm
are included. Saturday, February 14 9am - 5pm
Men Climb Free - Monday, February 2 4 - 8 pm Register By: Noon, Thursday before the program
Women Climb Free – Monday, February 9 4 – 8 pm We Provide: Instruction, Transportation, Ice Climbing Gear
Meet: Inland and North Shore climbing walls You Provide: Warm Clothing, Bag Lunch, Water Bottle
Cost: FREE! Meet: Trailhead, SpHC
Cost: $45 UMD Students/ $65 Others
Ice climbing Afternoon Intro
Try ice climbing today! Our instructors will show you tech- Women’s Ice climbing Sunday
niques for using ice tools and crampons to climb your way up Spend a day with other active women and all women instruc-
frozen waterfalls. Beginners welcome. No Experience Required. tors amid the dazzling winter scenery of Gooseberry State Park.
Wednesday, February 4 3 - 6 pm Beginners welcome for this fun and friendly adventure!
Paid Registration Due: Noon, February 3 Sunday, February 15 9am - 5pm
We Provide: Instruction, Ice Climbing Gear, Register By: Noon, February 13
Transportation We Provide: Instruction, Transportation, Ice Climbing Gear
Meet: Trailhead, SpHC Meet: Trailhead, SpHC
Cost: $12 UMD Students/ $20 Others Cost: $45 UMD Students/ $65 Others
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mountaineering Intro bolted climbs, evaluating hazards and managing risk.
Do you dream of snowy summits? Come see images of climbing Tuesday, February 24 4-6pm
mountain peaks and check out the equipment you need to head Register By: Monday, February 20
for the mountains. Learn about great places to get started. Meet: North Shore Wall
Wednesday, February 11 7 pm Cost: $5 UMD Students/$15 Others
Meet: Hall of Fame Room (SpHC 191)
FREE! mountaineering Skills Practice
Get a hands-on introduction to skills needed to cross glaciers
Rock Warrior’s mind with Arno Ilgner and ascend snowy mountains. We’ll head across campus to Rock
World-renowned climbing guru Arno Ilgner comes to UMD to Hill to practice rope, crampon and ice axe skills on steep snow.
speak about training your mind to reduce your fears and deal Wednesday, February 25 3 – 6pm
with stress. Arno will share climbing stories to teach you mental Register By: Noon, February 23
techniques to improve your climbing ability and enhance all We Provide: Instruction, Mountaineering Gear
aspects of your life. Meet: Trailhead, SpHC
Tuesday, February 17 7 pm Cost: $12 UMD Students/ $20 Others
Meet: Montague 70
FREE! (Optional: donation for the UMD Climbers for Kids Fund) PcIA climbing Wall Instructor certification
The Professional Climbing Instructors Association is a nation-
Rock Warrior’s Way expresso clinic ally-recognized organization dedicated to skills training and
Arno Ilgner himself will teach this hands-on clinic designed to promoting professionalism in climbing instructors. This course
help you be more self aware, assess risks, reduce fear, deal with emphasizes best practices for instructors in technical expertise
stress. Learn to improve your problem solving skills, set your and in teaching skills.
intentions and commit deliberately to overcoming challenges. Friday evening through Sunday, February 27-March 1
Wednesday, February 18 Noon - 4pm -or- 6-10pm Register By: Noon, February 16
Limit 8 per clinic so register well in advance to secure your spot. Meet: Trailhead, SpHC
We Provide: Instruction, Climbing Gear Cost: $95 UMD Students/ $120 Others
Meet: at the North Shore Wall
Cost: $69 learn to lead traditional climbs
“Trad” climbing means placing your own rock protection as
north Shore Ice Adventure you lead climb and having your second remove it as they climb.
Join us for the ultimate North Shore winter day: stream skiing, Learn the basics of this skill and get ready to climb in the
rappelling and ice climbing. Ski down the Devil’s Track river, world’s most beautiful places.
rappel a box canyon and climb a 200’ ice climb. Instructors Tuesday, March 3 4-6pm
guide you through each step and back to the van. Register By: Noon, Monday, March 2
Saturday, February 21 8:00am – 8:00pm Meet: Inland Climbing Wall
Register By: Noon on February 19 Cost: $5 UMD Students/$15 Others
We Provide: Instruction, Transport, Skis, Climbing Gear
Meet: Trailhead, SpHC Sport climbing technical Rigging clinic
Cost: $45 UMD Students/ $65 Others Practice rigging sport anchors for safe lowering, bringing up a
second, top roping or rappelling and you’ll be ready for action
Ice climbing: Advancing your Skills on the sport climbing crags this spring.
You’ve tried ice climbing and have the basics. Now it’s time to Tuesday, March 10 4-6pm
try steeper, more technical ice and mixed routes. Practice plac- Register By: Monday, March 9
ing ice screws on top rope and hone your skills on ice and mixed Meet: Inland Climbing Wall
terrain. Cost: $5 UMD Students/$15 Others
Sunday, February 22 9am - 5pm
Register By: Noon, February 21 Women’s climbing night
We Provide: Instruction, Transportation, Ice Climbing Gear Join us for an all women’s night in the Climbing Wall. Women
Meet: Trailhead, SpHC instructors and a supportive environment welcome new and
Cost: $45 UMD Students/ $65 Others experienced climbers alike. Expect to laugh, challenge yourself
and get a great workout.
learn to Sport lead climb Wednesday, March 4 4 - 8pm
Hoping to step out on the ‘sharp end’ of the rope and lead your Meet: Inland Wall (adjacent to Ice Rink/Courts)
own climbs this spring? We’ll cover techniques for leading Cost: $3 UMD Students/ $10 Others - (or Semester pass)
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concrete Smorgasbord climbing comp climbing in the city
Join the North Shore Climbers for a day of climbing excitement Fun rock climbing can be found just 10 minutes from campus.
and fabulous door prizes at the 18th Annual Concrete Smorgas- Join us for a fun afternoon of rock climbing in the West End of
bord climbing competition. Try your hand at all-new bouldering Duluth. Beginner through advanced climbing. No experience
and roped routes and compete against climbers of all abilities. needed.
Sunday, April 19 9:30am – 4:00pm Friday, May 1 2 – 5 pm
Skill Level: All Experience Levels Welcome Register By: Non, April 30
Meet: Ice Rink Overlook, SpHC We provide: Instruction, Transportation and Climbing Gear
Cost: $15 by April 17/ $25 at the door (includes t-shirt) Meet: Trailhead in SpHC
Cost: $15 UMD Students/ $45 Others
Build Your Own top Rope Anchors I
Beginner to intermediate climbers, get ready to build your own
top rope anchors. This first session will focus on placing and
evaluating rock protection and combining anchor points. Don’t
miss this hands-on clinic.
Thursday, April 23 6:30– 9:30pm
Register By: Wednesday, April 22
Meet: Inland Wall
Cost: $5 UMD Students/$15 Others
Build Your Own top Rope Anchors II
Get hands-on practice building top rope anchors in a controlled
setting. We’ll cover strategies for safety at the cliff edge and ways
to become more timely and efficient when building your anchors. Outdoor climbing at ely’s Peak
Friday, April 24 6:30– 9:30pm Enjoy an afternoon of climbing in West Duluth with a scenic view
Register By: Wednesday, April 22 of the St. Louis River Valley. Beginners are welcome for this fun
Meet: Inland Wall and friendly climbing outing.
Cost: $5 UMD Students/$15 Others Saturday, May 2 Noon – 5:30pm
Register By: Noon, April 30
Build Your Own top Rope Anchors III We Provide: Instruction, Climbing Gear, Transportation
Outdoor Practice Meet: Trailhead in SpHC
Now lets get outside and practice building top ropes on real rock. Cost: $15 UMD Students/$45 Others
Saturday, April 25 10am – 4pm
Register By: Wednesday, April 22 climb the Shovel Point Sea cliffs
Meet: Trailhead in SpHC Enjoy high quality climbing on stunning cliffs rising right out of
Cost: $15 UMD Students/$55 Others Lake Superior. Bring your camera and your sense of adventure
for this fun day. Beginners are welcome.
Slack line Workshop Sunday, May 3 9am - 6pm
It’s the rest day activity of climbers around the globe; balancing Register By: Noon, May 1
on a tightly-stretched length of webbing. Come and learn the We Provide: Instruction, Climbing Gear, Transportation
basics of slack line rigging and walking skills. Join us for the fun! Meet: Trailhead in SpHC
Wednesday, April 29 4:30 - 6:30pm Cost: $20 UMD Students/$55 Others
Meet: Trailhead in SpHC
Cost: FREE PcIA top Rope climbing Instructor
Get Out and Boulder In Duluth May 17-22
Get outside and check out some of the sweet bouldering spots
Check umdrsop.org for details.
right here in Duluth. Bring climbing shoes and get ready for fun!
Thursday, April 30 2 - 6pm
Register By: Noon, April 29 to ensure vehicle space.
Meet: Trailhead in SpHC
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lOnGBOARD SuRfInG &
Develop your surf, stand-up paddle board and snow kite skills with umD RSOP!
Instructional sessions are designed to serve beginner to advanced skill levels. Choose the Annual Surf/Paddle Board Only or Snow
Kiting Only Membership for $45 if you are a UMD Student and $115 for Others. You can also combine the Surf/Paddle Board &
Kite Membership for $70 per year if you are a UMD Student and $175 for Others. Members will be able to attend all of the
scheduled programs during the school year at no additional cost. You will also receive e-mail notifications of several additional
pack-up and go outings whenever the conditions are favorable. Pack-up and go outings are offered at two different skill levels and
travel to a wide variety of locations to encourage skill development for all. Most of the longboard surf and stand-up paddle board
outings occur from late September through early November, then the kite action heats up in December and runs through March.
Surfing resumes in April and early May.
Memberships are limited to the first 40 students and 10 non-students registered. You can also sign up for a single
Kite Introduction Session and then deduct the fee from your annual membership if you’re hooked on kiting.
Surfing Based Strength &
conditioning - Pool Sessions
Learn about paddling technique, awareness of board trim,
turning skills, ducking waves, how to pop up into a stance and
balance. Strength and endurance will be developed through in-
terval training on and off the surfboards with basic submerged
hypoxic training to help you improve your comfort under water.
We will surf on the wake behind a water-ski boat at Island Lake
and utilize stand up paddle boards propelled with specialized
paddles to broaden your board skills. This is also a great chance Spring Break
to meet others interested in surfing, learn about equipment, Surfing Safari
and how to get equipment. The first half-hour of each session March 14-22, 2009
will be devoted to dry-land instruction of surf related topics. Take your surfing to the
Attendance at each session is strongly advised. next level! Join us for a
Southern California Surf
Wednesdays (2:30- 4:30pm) Trip. Contact Randy
April 8, 15, 22, 29 Carlson for more details.
We Provide: Surfboards, Accessories, Instruction
You Provide: Swimsuit, Towel Surfing Facts: Did you know that....
Meet: UMD Sports and Health Center Pool When the wind blows over Lake Superior from the Northeast,
Cost: Spring Only New Surf Membership: $25 UMD Students Duluth becomes a legitimate surf town. Park Point, Lester
RSOP Surf/Paddle Board Only Member River and Stony Point are local hot spots that draw surfers into
$45 Annual for UMD Students / $115 Annual Others OR RSOP the cold water to ride fresh water waves. We have the surf-
Combined Surf/Paddle Board & Kite Member $70 Annual for boards; the wetsuits and the enthusiasm to get you involved
UMD Students/$175 Others with surfing in the Duluth area and beyond!
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KIte IntRODuctIOn SeSSIOnS
Learn to be a safe and efficient kite pilot with Professional Air
Sport Association (PASA) Snow Kite Instructor Randy Carlson
and staff. We will introduce equipment design, safety concepts,
kite launching, how to fly precision patterns, de-powering the
kite for landing and harness use. When you put it all together,
you will be able to use the kite to pull yourself on short
controlled reaches across the softball field.
• Tuesdays (Noon-2:00pm)
January 27; February 3
• Friday (Noon-2:00pm)
We Provide: Kites, Harness, Instruction
Kiting Facts: Did you know that.... You Provide: Pants that can get grass stained, warm clothing
Frozen inland lakes and the St. Louis River Basin near Duluth that may include winter boots, snow pants, jacket with hood,
offer steady winds and open spaces for you to explore the mittens, hat, sunglasses
excitement of snow kiting. The concept behind snow Meet: Hallway outside the RSOP Day Office
kiting is very basic: use the power generated from a large Cost: $8 UMD Students / $15 Others Transferable to an
controllable kite to propel yourself across the snow or ice while alternate date if wind is less than 10 mph. Deduct the single
riding a snowboard, alpine skis or even ice skates. Kites come session fee from your annual membership if you’re hooked.
in many sizes for use in specific wind conditions and are All sessions available to RSOP Kite Only Members
designed with open cell foils or inflatable chambers. $45 Annual for UMD Students / $115 Annual for Others OR a
Equipment consists of a kite, lines, control bar, harness and RSOP Combined Surf/Paddle Board & Kite Member for $70 An-
helmet. A Minnesota winter is the best time to learn the basics nual for UMD Students/$175 Others
and snow kiting skills are very useful for those who wish to
persue kiting on the water. Come on out and join the fun! ScHeDuleD RIP OutInGS
Lake kiting for all UMD RSOP Kite Members
fourth Annual umD-RSOP Island & If the forecast calls for at least 10mph winds, it’s time to strap
Boulder lake Snow Kiting expo: your equipment to your feet and learn to glide along using the
kite’s power. Stay upwind by flying the kite with precision in
february 7-8, 2009
the power zones while carving. Try flying the kite in a pattern
Kiting introductions, fun and adventure for all skill levels.
that lifts you up in the air. Feel the rush of a downwind speed
Visit our website for details and expo flyer!
run. At Island Lake a snowmobile will assist beginners that
need help getting back up wind. What a rush!
new: UMD RSOP Kite Rental Service
Kite Members that meet our skill level requirements will be Rip Across Wild Rice lake
eligible to rent. Visit the RSOP Equipment Center to learn Saturday (11am-5pm) December 6
more. Thursday (11am-5pm) December 11
Rip Across Island lake
Saturday (11am-5pm) January 24, March 7
Thursday (11am-5pm) February 19
We Provide: Kites, Harness, Helmets, Instruction with
snowmobile support on Island Lake
You Provide: Alpine or Telemark skis and Boots or Snowboard
and Boots, Helmet, Snow Pants, Jacket with Hood, Mittens, Hat,
Sunglasses, Water Bbottle, Lunch/snacks
Skill Level: All Kite Members may attend. Must be able to safely
launch, steer, de-power, & re-launch kite before traveling away
from launch area
Meet: Designated lake, Maps will be provided
Cost: RSOP Kite Only Member $45 Annual for UMD Students/
$115 Annual for Others OR RSOP Combined Surf/Paddle Board
& Kite Member for $70 Annual for UMD Students/$175 Others
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KAYAK & cAnOe
Kayaking in the Pool & club membership carving a Greenland Style Kayak Paddle
Here’s your chance to try kayaking for the first time or get into Take a 2x4 piece of lumber, some simple shop tools, and a few
the pool and refine your skills with knowledgeable instructors hours of labor and you too can add the narrow bladed
from the UMD Kayak and Canoe Club in a comfortable Greenland paddle to your collection. Learn the history, the
environment. The club offers river instruction, sea kayak paddlingbenefits, and the methods used to build your own
outings and special events throughout the year so come on paddle. The first 7 people to sign up recieve a cedar pre-cut
down to a pool session to learn more. All kayak/canoe events plank to take with and carve on their own.
are either free or discounted for club members. Surfboard time Thursday, March 5 6:00-8:00pm
is also available during club hours. Register By: 2pm February 26
Thursdays 9-11pm We Provide: Instruction, Plans, Cedar Wood Blank to the First
We Provide: Kayaks, Gear Seven Registered.
You Provide: Swimsuit, Towel Meet: UMD, Sports and Health Center Room 191
Meet: UMD Pool Cost: $35 UMD Students/$50 Others Includes Pre-cut Cedar
Cost: Your first session is FREE! Thereafter Spring Semester Wood Plank (First Seven Registered)/ $5 UMD Students/ $10
dues are: $25 UMD Students / $35 Others Others for Instruction and Plans Only.
Sea Kayaking Rescues
Here’s your chance to build sea kayak rescue skills that will
work in rough water conditions, right here in our pool. You
will practice rescue prevention, move into
self-rescues (paddle float) and assisted rescues using the
tried-and-true T-rescue. We will even show you techniques if
you are having trouble getting back into your boat.
Monday, March 30 2:00-4:00pm
Register By: 2pm, March 29
We Provide: Boats, Rescue Gear, Instruction
You Provide: Swimsuit, Towel, Nose Plugs
Meet: UMD Pool, Sports and Health Center
Cost: Free UMD Students and UMD Kayak and Canoe Club
Members/ $15 Others
Kayak/canoe/Stand-up Paddle Board
the St. louis River
Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of white water
paddling? The rush of the wild river pushing you along and the
spray of cold water in your face. Well you don’t have to go far.
The Outdoor Program will be taking a trip to the St Louis River
after the spring thaw. It’s going to be an all day adventure with
skills development as we explore flat water, moving water and
whitewater spots on the river.
Saturday, May 9 9am - 4pm
Register By: Wednesday, May 6
Meet: Trailhead in SpHC
Cost: $15 UMD Students Only
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KAYAK & cAnOe
American canoe Association AcA Introduction, River Kayak and
Introduction to Paddling Kayak & Whitewater Kayak – Instructor
essentials of Kayak touring certification Workshop (IcW)
Instructor certification Workshops This four-day Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW) is
Twenty-four hours of kayak instructor training and assessment designed to develop and evaluate experienced river veteran
during UMD’s 2009 Spring Semester. You will prepare lessons, Instructor Candidates from scratch, upgrade candidates who
develop your teaching methods, analyze videotape, refine have successfully completed the Introduction to Kayak
paddling skills, and meet with the Instructor Trainer Randy Instructor Certification Level, or update ACA Instructors that
Carlson and Instructor Pat Kohlin. are already at the River Kayak or Whitewater Kayak Instructor
Mondays, Spring Semester 2009 from 2-4:30pm Level. We will prepare lessons, practice teaching, analyze
February 23, March 2, 9, 23, 30 April 6 with last two videotape, refine paddling skills in river running and rodeo
sessions April 13 & 20 held at the UMD Aquatic Center freestyle kayaks, complete skills exam on Class I-III whitewater
2-6pm. and meet with Instructor Trainer (Randy Carlson and a
Meet: UMD Pool whitewater assistant). You will then be able to teach and obtain
Cost: $125 UMD Student plus $25 ACA-SEIC Dues. A one year ACA insurance for several ACA Courses. North shore rivers may
ACA Membership is paid for by RSOP for all participants. be paddled for this workshop if water levels are acceptable.
Otherwise the St. Louis River will be used. Full days from
Swift Water Rescue 8am-9pm are required. Meet: UMD Outpost
Learn how to prepare for and react to swift water rescue
situations. Classroom and hands-on learning focuses on • Intro & River Kayak Level: May 28-30
equipment, rope skills, self and assisted-rescues that are done $377 UMD Students/ $420 Others
from in or out of the boat. The final day is dedicated to handling Add Whitewater Level for an additional
on-river rescue scenarios in groups. Paddlers must be $75 UMD Students/$125 Others
comfortable paddling a kayak or canoe in at least Class II
whitewater. • Upgrade/Update Only River Kayak Level: May 29-30
May 23- 25 9am-4pm $75 UMD Students/$125 Others
Meet: UMD Outpost, Carlton, MN
Cost: $316 UMD Students/$350 Others • Upgrade/Update Only Whitewater Kayak: May 30-31
$75 UMD Students/$125 Others
Visit www.umdrsop.org and www.acanet.org websites to
download documents with more detailed information on each
workshop and the ACA. You must be 18 years old to enroll in
ACA Instructor Workshops.
SPRInG BReAK tRIPS
Hike the legendary Appalachian trail So-cal Spring Break Surfing Safari
March 13-22 March 14-22
Spend spring break hiking the world famous Appalachian Trail. Spend a solid week surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, biking
Our route will explore the southern end of the trail through and hiking the Southern California coastline. From our
the legendary Great Smoky Mountains. We will likely talk with campsite at San Onofre State Park, we can ride a one mile bike
Appalachian thru-hikers who are just beginning their 2,069 trail to watch the pros at Lower Trestles or visit numerous
mile journey to Maine and who plan to continue on the Trail for beach parks and surf shops. We will surf the San-O Breaks,
5 months. Days will be spent backpacking from 5-12 miles per Churches, Middles, Cottons, Calafia Beach Park, T-Street, and
day, and our nights will be spent at either campsites or in AT San Clemente Pier plus check out the Surfing Heritage
shelters, and one evening will be spent in a hostel. Foundation facility to enhance our overall surfing experience.
All experience levels are welcome. Plan on a mild athletic pace, Cost: $515 UMD Students/$785 Others
stunning views and simple living with new friends.
Cost: $450 UMD Students/$695 Others
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UMD clubs promote sport, recreation, the outdoors and are a men’s Hockey Establish great bonds on the ice while
great way to get involved in informal activities and make new practicing and competing.
friends. Stop by the Student Activities Office in Kirby Student
Center for club information. New members are always men’s lacrosse Promote and expand the sport of lacrosse
welcome. Clubs are registered student organizations, at UMD as well as all across Minnesota.
self-administered, work with advisors, and RSOP. Benefits
include skills development, administration, organization, public men’s Rugby football Build and maintain an
relations, marketing, and fund raising. Membership costs vary alcohol-free, championship caliber rugby squad.
from club to club.
men’s Soccer Provide a competitive team for UMD soccer
OutDOOR cluBS athletes to join.
cycling club For both road and mountain bikers. The men’s ultimate frisbee northern lights
cycling club is for those who want to race or just tool around Promote, compete, practice and play the sport of ultimate
for fun. competitively.
Kayak and canoe club Getting wet is everything to men’s Volleyball Develop a competitive men’s
this club! Meets weekly at the UMD Sports and Health Center volleyball team and compete in NIVC sanctioned tournaments,
Pool. This club focuses on working with everyone to develop and other competitions.
paddling skills. Whether you are interested in kayaking or
canoeing, this club is for you. Rowing Practice in the Lake Superior bay with others that
have similar interests and dedication.
nordic Ski club A racing and touring club. Whether you
skate or classical ski, join fellow skiers and explore the great Synchronized Skating team Provide figure skaters
trails throughout the region. the opportunity to skate through college while being a part of a
competitive synchro team.
north Shore climbers This club meets Tuesdays from
6 - 9 pm at the Inland Climbing Wall. The goal is to get people table tennis Develop discipline, coordination and
climbing, regardless of their ability, to teach them the sportsmanship through the sport of table tennis.
necessary skills, and have fun! We get outside to climb often
and take climbing trips to local and national sites. Women’s Ice Hockey Gets interested students
involved in competitive hockey and to compete in a fair and
Outdoor educators club Helping people teach about respectful way.
the outdoors is what this club is about. They sponsor the
annual Gear Swap and work closely with RSOP to help with Women’s lacrosse Play lacrosse competitively
programs and activities.
Women’s Rugby Provide a friendly atmosphere where
Wuda Wooch! Translation: “Into the Outdoors.” Wooch! students can learn, and participate as a team, in the game of
works to take its members outdoors to enhance the rugby.
appreciation of nature and develop personal skills. If you want
to play outside, you want Wuda Wooch! Women’s ultimate frisbee Provide women the
chance to play organized ultimate frisbee beyond the
SPORt cluBS intramural level.
Alpine Skiing Provide skiers an opportunity to compete Women’s Volleyball Drills, Play and Compete in area
intercollegiately as part of the USCSA. tournaments.
Badminton Play and promote the sport of Badminton. Yoga Come together to learn and practice yoga.
Dance team Participate in danceline competitions and Don’t see what you want? Start a
promote school spirit by dancing at UMD events. new club. We can help you get started or you
can stop by the student activities office in
Dodgeball For those with energy and good spirits. Kirby Student Center.
martial Arts Teach, learn and refine the skills, ideals and
principles that are honored in Martial Arts.
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Mission: RSOP is dedicated to Rod Raymond Steve Paulson
promoting healthy active lifestyles Coordinator of Fitness/ Equipment
and connections to the natural Wellness Maintenance Specialist
world through personal and 218-726-8111, 218-726-6283
professional experiences. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Mick McComber Gregg Batinich Pat Kohlin
Director Coordinator of Aquatics Sea Kayaking, Graphics
218-726-8868 LGT & WSI Instructor Coordinator
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Tim Bates Lorry Walsh Nikki Olson
Associate Director Executive Account Student Development
218-726-8743 Specialist and Club Coordinator
email@example.com 218-726-8594 218-726-8329
Randy Carlson Beth Peterson Joel Sanderson
Kayak, Canoe, Surfing, Registration, & Principal Intramurals and Youth
Kiting Accounts Specialist Camp Coordinator
218-726-6177 218-726-6533 218-726-7648
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaija Webster Kathy Fuhs Dick Haney
School of Climbing Registration and Director Emeritus
Coordinator Information Specialist email@example.com
Welcome to our newly appointed Student Advisory Committee. Pictured left to right are: Nick Bergstedt, Jessica Rossing,
Mallory Johnson , Jose Thole, Mellody McKnight, and Joel Saice. Not pictured are: Bria Fleming, Lue Vue, Leah Tollefson
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University of Minnesota Duluth
Recreational Sports Outdoor Program
153 Sports and Health Center
1216 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
The University of Minnesota Duluth is an
equal opportunity educator and employer.
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Green - SpHC Entrance
P - Parking Meters