Dordt provides the perfect environment in which to unwind after a busy day. Our guests can work out in our state-of-the-art weight room located in the Rec Center, take a swim in the Olympic-size lap pool in the All Seasons Center, be inspired by our modern artwork displayed in the Campus Center, or simply rest in the shade of a tree in one of several landscaped areas or in Open Space Park, located adjacent to the college.
We invite you to enjoy the grounds of Dordt University or take advantage of the many recreational opportunities located in the city of Sioux Center. Two parks contain playground equipment, shelter houses, and paved volleyball courts. The Ridge Golf Club, which opened in 2009, offers an 18-hole course designed on a scenic location. The bike trail takes you on a 2.9-mile trail across town where it then joins the Sandy Hollow Trail. You can bike, walk, jog, or rollerblade along this beautiful paved system.
Recreation Options and Rental Rates
The Recreation Center
The Recreation Center includes two weight rooms, a large fitness room, three regulation racquetball courts, an indoor track, classrooms, a long jump pit, and a variety of other excellent facilities. All conference visitors are welcome to use our Rec Center for a variety of fitness and fun activities. The exercise/fitness room has multiple treadmills, step machines, and stationary bikes for aerobic workouts. The weight rooms have a specially-designed floor for safer weightlifting as well as numerous Cybex Selectorized machines and free weights. Batting cages allow individuals to work on their batting skills year-round.
Guest Pass: $5/day (per person; groups larger than 20: $4 each)
Facility Rental: $350/day (includes set-up of 100 chairs; for an additional 100 chairs add $100)
Mache Sound: $50/day (system provides superb audio)
The Game Room includes four bowling lanes, pool tables, foosball tables, and a ping-pong table. A small adjoining room can be used for serving snacks.
Bowling Pass: $5/game (per person)
Facility Rental: $175/session (or $50/hour)
All Seasons Center
The All Seasons Center is located north of the Rec Center in Open Space Park. It includes both an indoor aquatic center and an outdoor swimming area. The indoor facility has two water slides, a zero depth leisure pool with play features including lily pads and water jets, and a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool with two diving boards. The Outdoor Aquatic Center also has a zero depth leisure pool with play features, a 3.5 to 5-foot deep recreation pool, and a wet play area with water jets and a waterfall.
In September the Vernon Arena opens. Housed in the All Seasons Center, this NHL-sized ice rink is home to the Dordt Blades hockey team and is open for recreational ice skating.
Aquatic Pass: $5/adult (K-12: $4; Pre-school: $1)
Ice Skate Pass: $4/person (Pre-school: free)
Skate Rental: $3