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Celebrate the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex
  Public DedicationThe Van Noord Arena
  Friday, February 20, 2009, 4 p.m. – Reception following

News & Events: Dedication of the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex

Let's celebrate!

Please join us as we celebrate, with gratitude to God, the dedication of the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex during Homecoming Week:


6–8 p.m.
Family Swim Night
Venema Aquatic Center
Water games for children
On-site lifeguards


5:15 p.m.
Men’s JV Basketball vs. Albion*
Van Noord Arena
7:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. Albion*
Van Noord Arena


5–7:30 p.m.
Dorm Knight Games and Pizza
Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex
Calvin students only (must have valid student ID)


4 p.m.
Public Dedication of the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex
Van Noord Arena
Reception following


9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Open House
Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex
• Swim in the Venema Aquatic Center
• Scale the climbing wall
• Enjoy exploring the complex
Attend various wellness sessions

9:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
Healthy Habits: Are We Making the Grade?
Roy Zuidema, Director of Campus Wellness

9:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
Do you Know What I Know:  Calvin Athletic Trivia
Jeff Febus, Sports Information Director

10:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
HPERDS:  Majors on the Move
Don DeGraaf, Professor and Department Chair of
Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport

10:45 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Painting Calvin Green:  Trying to Make a Difference
David Warners, Professor of Biology and Calvin students

11:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Calvin Outdoors:  Finding our Place in the Sun
Ryan Walter-Rooks, Campus Recreation Coordinator

10 a.m.
Tennis Match vs. Carthage
Huizenga Tennis and Track Center
2 p.m.
Women’s Basketball vs. Hope*
Van Noord Arena
Free hot dog and soda. Compliments of Creative Dining Service and Pepsi Co.
4 p.m.
Women’s JV Basketball vs. Hope*
Van Noord Arena


7 p.m.
Community L.O.F.T. Service (Living Our FaithTogether)
Van Noord Arena
Church youth groups, families, and friends gather together with the Calvin community to conclude the celebrations.

*This is a ticketed event. Please contact the box office at (616) 526-6282 or

Door Prizes!

All Calvin students attending the public dedication, Friday, February 20, are eligible to win exclusive door prizes!

  • Four certificates for a round of 9 holes at Fellowship Greens

  • Five Calvin Stadium Blankets – compliments of the Calvin Campus Store

  • Exercise bags and exercise balls – compliments of Priority Health

  • $25 gift certificate to Marie Catrib's restaurant

  • Two bike tune-ups, valued at $60 each, from Grand Rapids Bike Company

  • Two bike tune-ups, valued at $50 each, from Kentwood Cycling and Fitness

  • Five "Key" cards, valued at $25 each, for discounts at various restaurants and local businesses--Compliments of the Calvin Alumni Association

  • Ten gift cards. valued at $10 each, to Celebration Cinema – compliments of the Calvin Student Life Division

  • A piece of luggage – compliments of Witte Travel and Tours

Top Prizes
  • Dinner at DeWit Manor with President and Mrs. Byker (5 students and their friends will have this opportunity)

  • Two gift certificates, valued at $85 each, to D'Bartolos Hair and Nail Salon

  • A Nintendo Wii (one game included) – compliments of Priority Health

Students: Be Counted!

Bring your student ID and be counted at:

  • Dorm Knight (Thurs.)
  • Public Dedication (Fri.)
  • Women's Basketball (Sat.)

The residence hall with the most students in attendance will receive a FREE continental breakfast from Calvin Food Services.

Store Discounts

Receive a 15% discount at the Spirit Shop in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex and the Campus Store on Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21. Get clothing and more featuring the new Calvin Knight logo. A few restrictions apply.

Contact Us

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