Rockne Memorial 

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Fall 2017 Hours: September 18 – 24

*Last updated: 9/21/17 at 2:30 p.m.

  Standard Hours Swimming Pool* Weight Room Climbing Wall Family Hours
M 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
4:00 – 8:00 p.m. No family hours
TU 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
4:00 – 8:00 p.m. No family hours
WED 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
4:00 – 8:00 p.m. No family hours
TH 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
CLOSED No family hours
F 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
(Open Climb)
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(Faculty Climb)
No family hours
SAT 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. CLOSED 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
SUN 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. CLOSED 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
(Faculty Climb)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
(Beginner Climb)
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(Open Climb)
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
(Pool CLOSED)

UPCOMING ROCKNE MEMORIAL AREA CLOSURES

  • Gymnasium closed September 26 – October 24 (Tuesdays & Wednesdays) from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.: Rockne Memorial Gymnasium will be reserved for Intramural Sports Dodgeball play only, September 26 – October 24 (Tuesdays & Wednesdays) from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Exception: Gymnasium will be available during Mid-Term Break on October 17 & 18 from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

  • Swimming Pool closed on October 12 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Due to a Special Olympics Fun Meet, the Swimming Pool will be closed on October 12 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

  • Swimming Pool closed on November 14, November 28, and December 11 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Due to St. Joseph High School swim meets, the Swimming Pool will be closed on November 14, November 28, and December 11 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

UPCOMING ROCKNE MEMORIAL MODIFIED HOURS

Date Modified Hours
Fall 2017 semester There will be no open diving held on Wednesday evenings.
Thursday, Sept. 21

Due to the heat index inside Rockne Memorial, the building will close at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21. The following Group Fitness Classes will still meet at Rockne Memorial on September 21:

  • Indoor Cycling from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
  • Vinyasa Yoga from 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 30 Rockne Memorial open 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Lobby ONLY – Home Football Game Day) 
Saturday, Oct. 21 Rockne Memorial open 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Lobby ONLY – Home Football Game Day) 
Saturday, Oct. 28 Rockne Memorial open 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Lobby ONLY – Home Football Game Day)
Saturday, Nov. 4 Rockne Memorial open 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Lobby ONLY – Home Football Game Day)
Saturday, Nov. 18 Rockne Memorial open 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Lobby ONLY – Home Football Game Day)
Thursday, Nov. 23  Rockne Memorial closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Fall 2017 Hours: September 25 – October 12

  Standard Hours Swimming Pool* Weight Room Climbing Wall Family Hours
M – TH 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
4:00 – 8:00 p.m. No family hours
F 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
(Open Climb)
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(Faculty Climb)
No family hours
SAT 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. CLOSED 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
SUN 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. CLOSED 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
(Faculty Climb)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
(Beginner Climb)
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(Open Climb)
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
(Pool CLOSED)

Fall Break 2017 Hours: October 13 – 22

  Standard Hours Swimming Pool Weight Room Climbing Wall Family Hours
Friday, Oct. 13 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
3:00 – 6:30 p.m.
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
3:30 – 7:00 p.m.
CLOSED No family hours
Saturday, Oct. 14 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 2:00 – 5:00 p.m
(Pool CLOSED)
Sunday, Oct. 15 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Monday, Oct. 16 – Friday, Oct. 20 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
(M/W/F)
3:00 – 6:30 p.m.
(M – F)
Noon – 1:30 p.m. CLOSED No family hours
Saturday, Oct. 21 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED No family hours
Sunday, Oct. 22 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CLOSED 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. CLOSED No family hours

Fall 2017 Hours: October 23 – December 7

  Standard Hours Swimming Pool Weight Room Climbing Wall Family Hours
M – TH 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
4:00 – 8:00 p.m. No family hours
F 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
(Open Climb)
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(Faculty Climb)
No family hours
SAT 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. CLOSED 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
SUN 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. CLOSED 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
(Faculty Climb)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
(Beginner Climb)
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(Open Climb)
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
(Pool CLOSED)

Thanksgiving Break 2017 Hours: November 21 – 26

  Standard Hours Swimming Pool Weight Room Climbing Wall Family Hours
Tuesday, Nov. 21 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CLOSED No family hours
Wednesday, Nov. 22 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CLOSED No family hours
Thursday, Nov. 23 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 24 Noon – 6:00 p.m. 4:00 – 5:45 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday, Nov. 25 Noon – 6:00 p.m. 2:00 – 5:45 p.m. Noon – 6:00 p.m. CLOSED 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 26 Noon – 6:00 p.m. CLOSED 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
(Pool CLOSED)

Risk Management Lightning Policy

In accordance with the RecSports risk management policy, the Rockne Memorial will close the pool for 30 minutes if there is a reported lightning strike within a 10 mile radius. This call will by made by the pool aquatic staff. In the case of inclement weather, please contact the Rockne Memorial Front Desk at (574) 631-5297.

Building Amenities

The Rockne Memorial is the prominent semi-Gothic building that stands on the west side of campus on South Quad, covering nearly an acre of ground and providing many opportunities for recreational enjoyment. Even with the inception of Rolfs Sports Recreation Center in 1998, Rockne is still a bustling stage for many forms of club sports, intramurals, fitness classes, aquatic instruction, and general recreation, as well as life-saving classes.

Dedicated to the memory of Notre Dame’s legendary football coach, Knute Rockne, the Rockne Memorial is one of the most complete recreational facilities on campus. Built in 1939 from the donations of alumni and friends of the University, Rockne Memorial provides recreational facilities for the students, faculty, staff, retirees, and their families. Amenities include the lower level exercise room and Father Lange weight room, 25-yard swimming pool and warm-up pool fit with observation decks, racquetball and squash courts, indoor cycling studio, climbing wall, personal traiing studio and locker rooms for men, women, and families. The upper level features three gymnasiums, the largest containing two basketball courts. Finally, the main lobby of Rockne Memorial contains the athletic trophies and mementos accumulated by Notre Dame teams under Rockne and his successors, as well as a bronze bust of Rockne himself to greet patrons and campus visitors. Game Day tradition includes pilgrimage to Knute’s statue before kickoff to rub his nose for good luck.

Activity rooms
  • Activity rooms for fitness and dance classes
Cardio & weight equipment
  • Fitness room with cardio and selectorized weight equipment
  • Weight room with selectorized and free weight equipment
Climbing wall
  • Climbing wall with various routes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced climbers
Courts
  • Two courts for basketball and volleyball
  • 10 racquetball/handball/squash courts
Indoor Pools
  • 25 yard pool and shallow exercise pool

Studios
  • Indoor cycling studio
  • Personal training studio​
Additional amenities
  • Locker and shower facilities
  • Equipment check-out: towels, basketballs, volleyballs, jump ropes, dumbbells, weight belts, racquetball racquets, and table tennis equipment
  • Classrooms and meeting rooms