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Interior of the Barnes Center at the Arch.

Whether you enjoy a pickup game, fitness classes or solo workouts, our variety of gyms, fitness centers and recreation areas on campus will help you stay active and healthy.

Stats and Facts

60 +

Group Fitness Classes
50 +

Fitness Classes per Week

Height, in feet, of two climbing walls in the Barnes Center at The Arch.

Main Campus and South Campus Fitness Facilities

Explore all the fitness facilities that Syracuse University has to offer.

The Barnes Center at the Arch workout area.

Barnes Center at The Arch

From climbing to swimming, the Barnes Center at The Arch’s expansive programs, resources and services offer plenty of support for every health and wellness journey.

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Tennity ice skating rink.

Skytop Recreation Area

The Skytop Recreation Area on South Campus features 20 tennis courts, two basketball courts, two sand volleyball courts and one playing field. It also features the Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion, an outdoor education center and a challenge course. 

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Additional Areas to Explore

Climbing Wall

With two 48-foot-tall climbing walls and an expansive bouldering area, our facilities invite you to challenge yourself and reach new heights. All experience levels are welcome.

Fitness Classes

With over 40 group fitness classes focused on mindfulness and physical activity, there is a class for every interest and schedule.


Barnes Center at The Arch features an accessible recreation/lap pool, the Prettyman Spa Pool and more aquatic opportunities. Whether you want to take swimming lessons or join a swimming club sports team, there is something for everyone.

Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion

The Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion is located on South Campus. The ice rink is used by men’s and women’s ice hockey and figure skating clubs, intramural hockey and broomball leagues as well as for open skate events and more.

Person lifting weights.
People in a fitness class.
Pool at the Barnes Center at the Arch.