Members of the Winthrop community have a wide variety of leisure and recreational facilities available to them. The Winthrop Coliseum, located within a mile of campus, is a modern arena seating more than 6000. In addition to its intercollegiate facilities, the Coliseum houses a weight room and a training room for athletes.
Behind the Coliseum lies Winthrop Lake and the University’s 325 acre recreational complex, featuring baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, 2 lighted recreational fields, 2 lighted sand volleyball courts, 12 lighted tennis courts, a cross country course, golf course and disc golf course. Adjacent to the lake is The Shack, traditionally a gathering spot for student activities.
The Outdoor Education Center, also known as the Ropes Course, is located here. Groups and organizations use this facility to develop team building and leadership skills through a series of unique, problem solving exercises.
The Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center located on main campus includes a 36 foot climbing wall, 4 basketball courts also used for volleyball and badminton, 4 racquetball courts, a 25 yard pool with eight lanes, cardio stations consisting of 56 pieces of equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines, upright and recumbent bikes, an 8,000 square foot weight room with free weights and 66 machines featuring Magnum and FreeMotion equipment, a 1/8 mile track overlooking the gymnasium area and 2 activity/aerobics rooms. For more information please visit our website at http://www.winthrop.edu/westcenter, call 803-323-2652 or visit our office in 211 West Center.