Home to UWRF’s Health and Human Performance Department, Campus Recreation and the Falcon Athletics Department, the Falcon Center for Health, Education and Wellness is an incredible $63.5 million facility designed to serve students, faculty, staff and the community. Opened in 2017, the Falcon Center sits on the south edge of campus and houses a 15,000 square-foot fitness center, classrooms, gyms, an ice rink, labs, indoor climbing center, a state-of-the-art performance lab and multipurpose studios. The complex is also home to our 17 varsity sports and NCAA competition venues for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s track and field, lacrosse, volleyball, softball, soccer, tennis and football.
If you’re a student enrolled in at least eight credits, you’ll receive FREE access to the Falcon Center, meaning you’ll have access to:
- 15,000 square-foot fitness center
- 38-foot climbing wall and bouldering wall
- Group fitness classes
- Outdoor recreation equipment rental through Falcon Outdoor Adventures (FOA)
- Open recreation in our field house, gyms, ice arena and fitness center studios
What’s Inside…And Out
A comprehensive indoor and outdoor facility, the Falcon Center is a showstopper (if we do say so ourselves!). We welcome the entire university community to take advantage of all our facilities.
Located in the southeast corner of the Falcon Center, adjacent to Karges Gym and Falcon Outdoor Adventures, our Fitness Center spans 15,000 square feet and features 60+ pieces of cardio equipment, selectorized machines and free weights.
Operated by FOA and Campus Recreation, the Indoor Climbing Center features a 38-foot climbing wall and bouldering wall built by Eldorado Climbing Walls. Features include interchangeable routes, lead climbing, auto-belay devices and overhand elements.
The Falcon Center is home to three multi-purpose studios ranging from 1,000-2,000 square feet. The large and medium rooms feature hardwood flooring while the small studio has a synthetic floor.
Home to our men’s and women’s varsity hockey teams, Hunt Arena seats 1,400 spectators and features an 85’x200’ ice sheet with four team locker rooms. The rink is located across the concourse from Page Arena.
Named for a former chemistry professor and vice president of River Falls State Teachers College, the original R.A. Karges Center was razed in 2018 to coincide with the completion of the Falcon Center. The new Karges Auxiliary Gym is located in the Falcon Center and is adjacent to the Fitness Center.
Named for a pair of Falcon Athletics legends, Don Page Arena and Rick Bowen Court are the home of Falcon basketball and volleyball. Located across the concourse from Hunt Arena, the arena features volleyball and basketball, visiting and officials’ locker rooms.
A hub of activity, the Robert P. Knowles Field House houses a 6-lane, 200-meter competition track, long jump put, throw cage, batting cages, four full-size basketball courts and five tennis/volleyball courts. Knowles is used daily for open recreation, athletics practices and Health and Human Performance courses.
David Smith Stadium and Ramer Field are home to the Falcon football, lacrosse and track teams. A 9-lane 400-meter outdoor track, pole vault, long/triple jump runways and throwing event venues surround the AstroTurf surface football field.
Named for former coach Faye Perkins, Perkins Field is home to Falcon softball and is equipped with NCAA specified dugouts, two batting cages and a bullpen.
The Intramural Complex Fields (IM Complex) include 22 acres of green space nestled between main campus and the Falcon Center. The complex can support multiple soccer, lacrosse, rugby and football fields.
Home to the Falcon tennis team, the Falcon Tennis Courts are comprised of six hard tennis courts located just east of Perkins Field.