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Recreational activities bring people together and provide opportunities for social interaction, volunteering, inclusion and diversity, which all contribute to building stronger and more connected communities and enhance education. MCC offers a variety of recreational opportunities on its Sidney campus. 


MCC’s Recreation and Fitness Center is open to the public on a limited basis. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are required for all users.  Contact the MCC Recreation and Fitness Center by phone at 989-328-1259, email or stop by the desk in the Activities Building on MCC's Sidney campus to schedule an appointment.


In addition to our website, you may follow us on Facebook @MontcalmCCrecreation for updated information.

Recreation Fees and Passes Individual rates, group rates and 10-visit passes are available to use MCC’s open fitness center, open gym, open swim, water walking and water aerobics. Students with a current MCC ID can use the facilities for free but must present their MCC ID at the recreation desk to enter the facilities.

Fitness CenterImprove your fitness level in MCC’s air-conditioned, self-directed exercise center. MCC’s Fitness Center offers quality fitness equipment, treadmills, elliptical trainers, bicycles and a free-weight area. Personal orientation by trained staff is available upon request. Users must be aged 16 or older and must sign a liability waiver at the Recreation Desk prior to use of the Fitness Center. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

GymnasiumEnjoy activities including basketball, volleyball, walking and more in MCC’s Gymnasium. Please bring your own basketballs and other equipment you wish to use when visiting the gym. Hours are Mondays through Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop-in Pickleball is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m.

PoolThere are programs for everyone – infants through senior citizens – in MCC’s NCAA-sized indoor pool. The pool is available for a variety of uses including open swim, lap swim, water walking and water aerobics, and “Learn to Swim” classes are available through the college’s Career and Personal Development offerings. In addition, users may rent the facility for personal pool parties.

Climbing Wall Experience rock climbing for fun and fitness on MCC’s indoor climbing wall. The climbing wall features an automatic belay system. Users younger than aged 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All patrons must sign a liability waiver at the Recreation Desk prior to use of the Climbing Wall, and they must have their belt and shoes checked by the monitor before climbing. The college has belts and shoes available for use.

Tennis CourtsSharpen your tennis skills on three recently resurfaced tennis courts available for use on MCC’s Sidney campus. Tennis racquets and balls are available for users to borrow during regular hours, or users may bring their own equipment. There is no cost to use the tennis courts.

Disc Golf CourseMCC's disc course is free to use. Discs are available to rent at MCC’s Recreation desk, in the Activities Building, and are free for MCC students, faculty and staff with a valid MCC ID, and any community member with a valid MCC Recreation pass. All others may use a disc for a $2 fee.

COURSE MAPS:Download a map and scorecard for MCC's 18-hole disc golf course here. (PDF)

Course maps and score sheets are also available at the Recreation Desk in the Activities Building or at Hole #1, located between the tennis courts and College Drive, on MCC’s Sidney campus. 

Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails Take a hike on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails to experience nature’s beauty.

Lena Meijer Heartland Trail ConnectorA trail spur provides walking and bicycle access from the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail in Sidney to MCC’s Sidney campus

MCC Recreation & Fitness Center