Get moving at MCC’s Recreation and Fitness Center
Montcalm Community College’s Recreation and Fitness Center, in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus, offers a variety of recreational options to keep you moving. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Visit montcalm.edu/recreation for more information and hours for individual activities.
MCC offers open swim, lap swim, water walking, water aerobics, swimming classes and more in its NCAA-sized indoor pool.
MCC offers several types of swimming lessons including group and private lessons, for varying age and skill levels. All swim lessons are taught by MCC instructors who are American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors (WSI). Visit montcalm.edu/swimming-lessons for a complete list of fall offerings and links to register.
MCC’s air-conditioned, self-directed 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 using the fitness center.
Enjoy activities including basketball, volleyball, walking and more in MCC’s Gymnasium. Equipment is available for use.
Cornhole equipment may be borrowed at no charge at the MCC Recreation Desk for use during regular open gym hours, and Recreation & Fitness Center monitors are available to set up the playing area.
Badminton equipment may be borrowed at no charge at the MCC Recreation desk for use during regular open gym hours, and Recreation & Fitness Center monitors are available to set up the playing area.
Free indoor walking
Seniors aged 55 and older may join us for free use of our gymnasium for walking during regular open gym hours.
Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and is played with a paddle and plastic ball with holes. MCC has two indoor courts, and equipment may be borrowed at no charge at the MCC Recreation desk. Open pickleball is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. in the gymnasium on MCC’s Sidney campus. You may also drop in during regular gym hours to play.
MCC’s indoor rock climbing wall features an automatic belay system. Users younger than 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.
Sharpen 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.
MCC’s 18-hole disc golf course on the college’s Sidney campus 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.
Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails
Take a hike on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails to experience nature’s beauty. More than four miles of trails are marked with numbered trail posts, and maps are available at most major trail heads. There is no charge to visit these beautiful trails, which wind through forests, grasslands and wetlands. Visit montcalm.edu/nature-trails for more information.
Lena Meijer Heartland Trail Connector
The Lena Meijer Heartland Trail Connector runs along paved shoulders on both sides of Sidney Road from the Heartland Trail east to the Montcalm Area Career Center, which transition to a separated pathway headed north around the Career Center and then east to MCC’s Sidney campus, where you can connect with all of the college’s recreational offerings.