Recreation facilities have reopened to the community. See information for specific facilities below.

Rec Facilities

Usage Rules and Regulations for Colgate Fitness and Recreational Facilities

  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination is Required of for admittance to facilities
  • Cloth or surgical/disposable face covering required at all times for unvaccinated attendees.
  • All users must present currently valid Colgate ID or membership.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be directly accompanied/supervised by an adult (18/over) at all times.  Such minors must be an active participant with the accompanying adult during the entire activity period.  No children under the age of 12 are permitted to use the Fitness Center.
  • Access may be restricted at any time (sometimes without prior notice) due to Colgate-related needs. Usage during student peak demand times (4:00–6:00 P.M.) is particularly discouraged.
  • The paid employees of the facility area have ultimate authority relative to the use of that facility.  Disregard or disrespect will result in loss of user privileges.
  • All users are asked to monitor their language so as to eliminate profanity, abusive or repulsive language which others may find offensive.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the facilities.
  • All facility users are required to have a parking sticker ‐ this may be secured at Campus Safety [315‐228‐7333, 88 Hamilton Street].

Facility Hours and Information

Summer 2021 Hours:

Mon.–Fri: 6 a.m.–1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Sat.–Sun.: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Check in at the Huntington Cage, with proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals, along with proof of a PCR test within 72 hours or an antigen test within 6 hours. No exceptions will be made.

Programming will resume with the new academic year.

 

    Usage Rules and Regulations

    • Upon entry all users must present a currently valid Colgate ID or membership and proof of Covid-19 vaccination at the Huntington Equipment Room.  
    • Cloth or surgical/disposable face covering required at all times for unvaccinated attendees while using the facility, along with proof of a PCR test within 72 hours or an antigen test within 6 hours. No exceptions will be made.
    • Clean, dry shoes are required for admittance.  During inclement weather a second pair of work‐out shoes must be carried in and worn.
    • For sanitary reasons, clothing which covers the back, arm pits, shoulders and abdominal area is mandatory.
    • All users are asked to wipe down aerobics equipment after use.
    • After workout, all equipment used is to be returned to its proper storage location/position.
    • Aerobic exercise equipment use is to be limited to 20 minutes whenever anyone is waiting.
    • External music other than that provided by the facility is prohibited.
    • Children under 12 not permitted in Fitness Center.

     

    Additional COVID-19 Precautions:
    • Stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more and avoid gatherings of any kind, except among members of the same household/family unit.

    Summer 2021 Hours:

    Mon.–Fri: 6 a.m.–7:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.–6 p.m.

    This facility is weather dependent. Hours may change without notice due to inclement weather. Call the Huntington Cage at 315-228-7620 ahead of time to verify status.

    Check in at the Huntington Cage, with proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals, along with proof of a PCR test within 72 hours or an antigen test within 6 hours. No exceptions will be made.

    Swim Lockers Room will be available; access pool from Trudy-Huntington link corridor

     

     

    Usage Rules and Regulations

    • Upon entry all users must present a currently valid ID.  
    • All users must shower before entering pool.  
    • Swimming is not permitted unless a life guard is on duty.
    • Children under the age of 16 must be directly accompanied/supervised by an adult (18/over) at all times. Such minors must be an active participant with the accompanying adult during the entire activity period.
    • Gum, bandaids and glass of any type are prohibited.   
    • Running on deck is prohibited.
    • Floatation devices must be approved by a lifeguard.
    • No swimming under bulkheads.
    • Life guards have ultimate authority in pool area  ‐  disregard for or disrespect shown toward a lifeguard may result in expulsion from pool and jeopardize membership status.

    Hours

    Mon.–Fri: 6 a.m.–8 p.m.

    Sat.–Sun.: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Check in at the Huntington Cage, with proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals, along with proof of a PCR test within 72 hours or an antigen test within 6 hours. No exceptions will be made.

     

    Included Facilities 

    • Basketball Courts (Daily gym reservations)
    • Racquetball Courts
    • Squash Courts*
    • Sauna (closed until further notice)
    • Martial Arts Studio (class and group use only)
    • Spinning Studio (class and group use only)
    • Third-floor Studios (class and group use only)
    • Locker rooms

     

    * Squash courts closed 4–6:30 p.m. on Monday–Thursday during the academic year for team use.

      Usage Rules and Regulations  --

      • Entry only to users with a currently valid Colgate ID.
      • Cloth or surgical/disposable face covering required at all times for unvaccinated attendees while using the facility, along with proof of a PCR test within 72 hours or an antigen test within 6 hours. No exceptions will be made.
      • Clean, dry shoes are required for admittance.  During inclement weather a second pair of work‐out shoes must be carried in and worn.
      • Light soled footwear must be worn to assure that marks are not left on playing surface.
      • Roller blades, bicycles, skate boards etc. are not permitted inside the facility.
      • For sanitary reasons, clothing which covers the back, arm pits, shoulders and abdominal area is mandatory.
      • All users are asked to wipe down any equipment after use.
      • After workout, all equipment used is to be returned to its proper storage location/position.
      • External music other than that provided by the facility is prohibited.
      Additional COVID-19 Precautions:
      • Stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
      • Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more and avoid gatherings of any kind, except among members of the same household/family unit.

      Hours

      Thursday 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. from June 15–August 3

      Current Covid-19 mitigation policy limits the Angert Climbing Wall to a maximum of 7 people in the facility at one time. When you arrive, if there are 7 or more people at the wall, please wait outside for a spot to open up or come back at another time. If there are fewer than 7 people, climb on!

      More about the climbing wall

      Hours are available on the Colgate Mobile app.

      Bewkes Center is a lakefront property available for recreational use by Colgate Faculty/Staff and their families ONLY. Hours are weather-dependent, and lifeguards must be present for use of the property. Colgate Faculty/Staff IDs are required. The center will open July 10 - August 15 for the Summer 2021 season.

      This facility is weather dependent. Hours may change without notice due to inclement weather. Call the Huntington Cage at 315-228-7620 ahead of time to verify status.

      Summer 2021 Hours: July 10 - August 15

      Sat.–Sun.: Noon–6 p.m.

       

      Directions to the facility: Search "Bewkes Center: Colgate University, Geer Rd, Eaton, NY 13334" on Google Maps

      The cottage by the pond provides restrooms, changing areas, and drinking water. The Bewkes Center is rich in wildlife and plants and we ask that you respect their habitat at all times.

      When the swimming facility is open, lifeguards will be onsite, gate is open and the “Beach Open” sign will be clearly posted. The size of the swimming area limits our permit to 38 swimmers at a time. If this number is exceeded the lifeguards will be required to ask some people to leave the water. Absolutely no swimming is permitted when the lifeguards are not on duty or the “Beach Closed” sign is posted. 

      Please note: When the gate is locked, the beach is closed and no admittance is permitted. Violators will be prosecuted for trespassing.

      • Picnics: Picnic tables are provided. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. A distance of 10 feet is encouraged on the beach between blankets/chairs of anyone not within the same household/family unit.
      • Large picnics, beach parties, and other gatherings are not allowed.
      • Boating: No motorboats are permitted on Bewkes property. Boaters may use their own canoes, kayaks, or rowboats only; personal flotation devices must be worn at all times. 
      • Fishing: Catch-and-release fishing is permitted from the shore of the lake (away from the swimming area) when the beach is open. A valid NYS fishing license is required. No fishing when the beach is closed.

      Closed for the Season

      Planned Reopening for Fall 2021

      Information

      • Beginners welcome
      • Instruction provided
      • Equipment (guns, ammunition, targets) supplied for a modest fee

      Location
      1916 Bonney Road, Hamilton, NY 13346

      Summer 2021 Hours: July 7 - August 15

      Wednesday: 4–7 p.m.

      Saturday and Sunday: Noon–6 p.m.

      Boathouse Recreation Boat Rental

      This facility is weather dependent. Hours may change without notice due to inclement weather. Call the Huntington Cage at 315-228-7620 ahead of time to verify status.

      All visitors must request a 1-hour reservation time at least 48 hours in advance. Available watercraft include canoes, recreational kayaks, rowboats, pedal boats, Pico sailboats, and stand up paddle boards. Vessels are available for use on the lake only.

      Policies and Practices

      • All hours are weather dependent. You will be notified if your reservation is cancelled due to inclement weather.
      • Colgate University ID is required in order to use the equipment. Students, faculty, and staff may bring guests, but at least one person in a group must have valid Colgate ID.
      • The boathouse property is just for boating. No swimming, picnicking, or sunbathing is permitted at any time. This is especially important in support of social distancing requirements.
      • A signed assumption of risk/release of liability statement will be required.
      • Personal flotation devices are required at all times. Repeat offenders of this policy will no longer have access to the facility, and violators approached by the DEC may be fined.
      Additional COVID-19 Precautions for the 2020 season:
      • Stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
      • Bring personal hand sanitizer and an acceptable face covering to wear within 6 feet of people outside your household/family unit is recommended.
      • Pack out all trash.
      • Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more and avoid gatherings of any kind, except among members of the same household/family unit.

      All users of the cross country trails should do so at their own risk. The trail terrain varies throughout and trail conditions may change at any time given weather conditions and/or natural environmental changes to the area. All users should use the trails cautiously and at their own risk.

      Maps

      Emergencies

      Dial 9-1-1, or call Colgate Campus Safety at 315-228-7911.

      Reporting Trail Issues

      Email: curecreation@colgate.edu

      Hours

      Contact

      About the rental center

      Reopens Winter Season 2021

      Usage Rules and Regulations

      Skates Required — No Rentals — No Sticks or Pucks 

      Enter rink through main lobby doors next to the ticket booth.  A signed “assumption of risk/release of liability” statement will be required for skaters 18+ or parents of skaters under 18 for use during the academic year.  Sunday Public Skate generally runs November–February.

      Learn to Skate and Hockey Skating Classes

      For ages 4–adults and taught by the Colgate Figure Skating Club.  Email ColgateFigureSkating@gmail.com to register or get more information.

      • Fall Sessions: Oct–Dec
      • Winter Session: End of January,  February

      Closed for the Summer

      Visitors must follow the following guidelines and the University’s Commitment to Community Health:

      • No pets in the facility at any time

      Usage Rules and Regulations

      • All users must have valid Colgate ID.  Memberships are currently suspended.
      • Users must sign in using the sign-in sheet posted in the changing room.
      • Facility may only be used during posted hours.
      • Non‐varsity individuals are not permitted in facility during reserved team practice times.
      • All users must carry in a second pair of activity shoes in order to gain admittance during inclement weather. Clean footwear must be changed into prior to entering activity area. Only rubber soled running and/or turf/court shoes are to be worn.
      • Spikes or dark soled shoes that will leave a mark are not permitted.

      Seven Oaks Golf Club at Colgate University, located in Hamilton, NY, is an 18-hole golf course designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones.

      2 East Lake Road
      Hamilton, NY 13346

      For detail visit https://www.sevenoaksgolf.com/

      The Seven Oaks Clubhouse is a locally owned and operated full-service restaurant and caterer. We are open to the public and open year round serving lunch and dinner. We are located at the corner of Payne St and E Lake Rd.  www.sevenoaksclubhouse.com/

      Open access for recreational activities, unless scheduled for events and intramural activities.

      Event Reservations

      Contact curecreation@colgate.edu to inquire about reserving the field for an event.