Penn Athletics provides intercollegiate and recreational opportunities that enrich the Penn student experience, and makes athletic facilities and activities available to the entire campus community.
Campus Recreation offers recreational activities and facilities to the entire Penn community. Activities include yoga and fitness classes, sport clubs, intramurals, aquatic programming, rock climbing, and much more.
The Intramural Sports program provides organized sport activities that promote participation and socialization between groups and individuals, enhance physical fitness, and foster a spirit of fair play and sportsmanship for members.
A sampling of these includes basketball, soccer, ice hockey, sailing, and ultimate frisbee.
Campus Recreation offers fitness and wellness programs to meet the health and fitness goals of each member of the Penn community. Programs and services include group exercise, personal training, Reformer Pilates, and weightlifting classes.
First held on April 21, 1895, the Penn Relay Carnival is the longest running track & field meet in the country, routinely drawing more than 100,000 spectators and more than 15,000 entries each year. The event is held over three days concluding on the final Saturday of April. Come see what makes the Penn Relay Carnival an annual bucket list event.
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Located on 37th and Walnut streets, this 120,000-square-foot facility has four floors of weight and cardio equipment, an Olympic-size pool, co-ed sauna, basketball courts, the climbing wall, golf simulator, Quaker Fuel dining area, fitness and Pilates studios, locker and shower facilities, and the Membership Services office.
Located at Gate 2 within the Weiss Pavilion at Franklin Field on 33rd Street (between Spruce and Walnut streets), the Fox Fitness Center adds an additional 8,000 square feet of indoor recreational space. This facility features Life Fitness cardiovascular equipment and various strength equipment.
Recreational walking and jogging is allowed on Franklin Field Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To access the track, patrons must enter through the main entrance of Fox Fitness and provide a valid PennCard or affiliate card. Signage is available in the concourse to direct patrons to the track.
Penn Park is 24 acres of athletic fields and open space located to the east of Penn’s campus. It includes two synthetic turf athletic fields, the Dunning-Cohen Champions Field with a seasonal air structure and the James “Ace” Adams Field, a multi-purpose stadium, and the 12-court Hamlin Tennis Center. South Field is an informal, natural grass playing field.
Athletic fields consisting of the Rhodes Soccer Stadium and Field, the Ellen Vagelos C’90 Field Hockey Field, and the Mondschein Throwing Complex.
The renovation to Penn’s squash courts improved the area’s circulation and connectivity and enhanced the spectator experience by relocating columns, renovating mezzanine seating, and updating lighting and design features.
The Penn Ice Rink at the Class of 1923 Arena has been serving the University and local communities for more than 45 years. The Rink is home to collegiate hockey teams, as well as numerous youth, scholastic, and senior hockey teams throughout the Philadelphia region.