Campus Recreation


On April 1st, registration opened for our summer Learn to Climb program.  To find the registration page, click on "Register Here" and "Falcon Outdoor Adventures".  To find Learn to Climb, you will need to change the semester to "Summer 2021".


On March 16, 2020, the UW-River Falls Campus Recreation department was forced to close all Falcon Center facilities, suspended all memberships, and end all in-person student, faculty, staff, and community programs because of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

On Monday, August 24, 2020, UW-River Falls Campus Recreation was approved to reopen the UW-River Falls Falcon Center with some student, faculty, and staff programming in the first phase of a reopening plan based on very strict restrictions from the university, Pierce County, and the State of Wisconsin. Fortunately, many of the precautions that were implemented have been successful.

We are excited to announce the next phase of the reopening plan has been approved which allows UW-River Falls Campus Recreation to begin the process of reopening portions of our programs to the community. Phase 2 is not a complete reopening to the public; however, it does allow additional offerings and begins allowing community back inside the UW-River Falls Falcon Center.

Below is a list of the Phase 2 program offerings and links on where to find more information:

  • Falcon Outdoor Adventures Rental Center is now open to the community!  Rent cross country skis, snowshoes, sleds, and more. To avoid crowds in the Rental Center, we are asking all customers to reserve your rental time by using this link.
  • Falcon Outdoor Adventures Learn-to-Climb Programs will return this summer. Registration and more information can be found here.
  • Falcon Outdoor Adventures Climbing Wall is now taking reservations for private small group events and birthday parties for groups with 10 or fewer people. More information can be found here.
  • Open Skate at Hunt Arena will return for community members on Sunday afternoons from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Due to capacity restrictions, all participants must pre-register. More information and the registration link can be found here.
  • Pro's Ice private skating sessions will run on Sundays from 10:30am-12:30pm from February 21-March 14. For more information, visit this link or contact
  • Walk/Jog in the Knowles Field House will reopen to community from 7:00am-2:00pm on weekdays. This does not include any court sports like basketball, tennis, volleyball, or the batting cages. More information can be found here.
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED Certifications ran through the American Red Cross will again be offered to community members in a blended-learning format with strict COVID-19 policy guidelines. More information and the registration link can be found here.

UW-River Falls Campus Recreation is still monitoring university, Pierce County, and the State of Wisconsin regulations regarding reopening more programs and facilities. Until then, all other Campus Recreation programs are only open to UWRF students, faculty, and staff.  This includes open recreation in the fitness center, climbing wall, and evenings inside the field house.

Due to physical distancing guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we require all users to make a reservation through the Campus Rec app or online at to better track the different capacity limits inside the Falcon Center Fitness Center/Auxiliary Gym, Falcon Outdoor Adventures Climbing Wall, Knowles Field House, and Hunt Arena Open Skate.  All reservations can be made up to one week prior to the activity date/time.

We are hopeful the Phase 3 program offering will come mid-May when the student population lowers on-campus. Thank you for your patience. If you have question, please reach out to us at

Campus Recreation

185 Emogene Nelson Ave.
A105 Falcon Center
River Falls, WI 54022

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