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The Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex
Calvin's new Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex as seen from the air in the fall of 2008.

Vision & Priorities: Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex

The new complex serves the fitness, health and educational needs of the entire campus.

In February 2009 the college dedicated the new Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex, a multi-part facility housing a new arena, aquatic center, and track and tennis facility as well as dance studios, a climbing wall, performance labs and offices for health services. The Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex is a place that takes an integrated approach to health, fitness and physical education and serves the needs of the entire Calvin community: students, staff and faculty.

The new complex was also designed to accommodate the innovative programming from Calvin’s health, physical education, recreation, dance and sport (HPERDS) department that kept the old fieldhouse humming with activity: expanded intramural offerings, outdoor recreation classes, fitness classes for faculty and staff, and educational programs in exercise science, sport management, therapeutic recreation and dance. The Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex is a complete resource for the entire Calvin community.

Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex

Did you know?

• The Calvin student body has more than doubled in size since 1965.

• In 40 years, Calvin varsity athletic teams have grown from 8 to 17; intramural sports offerings now number 38; the number of educational programs offered in the fieldhouse has more than doubled.

• Don De Graaf, a Calvin professor of recreation, was the 2007 recipient of the J.B. Nash Scholar Award, the highest accolade a scholar in recreation can earn.