Stone Center for Recreation

As of June 16, 2020, the Alan J. Stone Recreation Center is still awaiting approval from the State of Michigan to re-open. Please check out our social media pages and this web page for updates. We will post as soon as we are able to re-open. We can’t wait to see you! 

While we regret the impact this will have on campus and within the Alma community, we feel it is a necessary step to promote the overall health and wellness of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recreation Center memberships will be extended by one month due to this closure. We will communicate additional information as it becomes available.

Please contact Brad Barlog at (586) 243-9294 or barlogbc@alma.edu with any questions.

About Us

Whether you want to join a group fitness class, set your own pace on the indoor track, get your heart pumping on a cardio machine, pump iron, play a game of basketball (or volleyball or tennis or floor hockey), or play an intramural sport, we’ve got something for you.

Students, faculty and staff may use the center with their Alma College ID cards. Community members may purchase memberships to the Stone Center, which include pool privileges at the Hogan Center.

Our Facility

Our 53,000-square-foot facility offers four basketball, volleyball and/or tennis courts on the main level with options for roller hockey, inline skating, dodgeball and indoor soccer.

Bike Share Program 

The college now has 10 urban style bicycles available to rent by students, college employees and community members. 

  • Bikes can be checked out by downloading the Movatic App or at the front desk 
  • The app will require credit card information, but students and college employees will not be charged for use 
  • Community members may purchase a $30 subscription for yearly access 
  • Any complications or issues may be reported via the app!

Fitness Room

The fitness room houses 26 cardiovascular machines: eight treadmills, nine stationary bikes, five stair climbers, three elliptical trainers, one rowing machine, and a variety of weight machines and free weights.

Multi-Purpose Room

The facility’s 1,750-square-foot multi-purpose room is used for aerobics, dance, fencing and martial arts classes.

Kitten Night:

Come join us in the multipurpose room once a month on Mondays from 6:30pm to 8pm to relieve some stress and cuddle some kittens!

September 16, October 21, November 18, December 9, January 20, February 17, March 16, April 6

Suspended Running Track

A suspended three-lane track rims the facility; 7.7 laps equals one mile on the inside lane and 7.4 laps equals one mile on the outside lane.

Shower/Locker Facilities

Shower and locker facilities are also available for use in the Stone Center. The lockers are designed for daily use only.

Climbing Wall

A 600-square-foot climbing wall featuring eight belay stations and lead climbing ropes makes up most of the Center’s west wall.

No experience is required to use the climbing wall during open hours (see below). Anyone 13 or under must be accompanied by an adult and those under 18 years must be signed in by an adult. All required equipment is provided and a limited number of climbing shoes are available for use. Either climbing shoes or clean sneakers may be worn while using the wall.