|• Overview||• Hours of Operation||• Directions & Parking|
|• Staake Gymnasium||• PepsiCo Pavilion||• Morse Swimming Center|
|• Lunder Fitness Center||• Varsity Weight Room||• Chandor Dance Studio|
|• Indoor Track||• Squash/Racquetball Courts||• Contact Info|
The Webster Center was built in the fall of 1989 and houses the majority of Babson's indoor athletic and recreational facilities, including Staake Gymnasium, Morse Pool, the PepsiCo Pavilion, and an indoor track. The facility is open 94+ hours per week during the academic year and is available to Babson/Olin students and employees.
- Click here for a PDF version of the Webster Center Membership application.
HOURS OF OPERATION
2014-15 Academic Year Changes
Friday, August 29: CLOSED track, track mezzxanine, Chandor, Lunder
Saturday, August 30 - Monday, September 1: CLOSED
Monday, October 13: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Monday, November 24 & Tuesday, November 25: 6:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday, November 26 - Saturday, November 29: CLOSED
Sunday, November 30: 6:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday, December 20 - Sunday, January 4: CLOSED
Winter Recess 2015
Monday, January 5 - Sunday, January 18
* Monday-Friday: 6:00am-8:00pm
* Saturday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
* Sunday: CLOSED
Monday, February 16: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 15: CLOSED
Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20: 6:00am-8:00pm
Saturday, March 21: CLOSED
Sunday, March 22: 6:00pm-11:00pm
Monday, April 20: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday, May 10: CLOSED
Monday, May 11 - Friday, May 15: 6:00am-8:00pm
Saturday, May 16 - Monday, May 25: CLOSED -> open Webster Center visiting & Ice Rink locker rooms, Monday-Friday 6:00am-6:00pm
Summer Recess 2015
Tuesday, May 26 - Monday, August 31
* Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 6:00am-7:30pm
* Wednesday: 6:00am-9:30pm
* Friday: 6:00am-4:00pm
* Saturday-Sunday, July 3: CLOSED
Morse Swimming Center
Lunder Fitness Center
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
The Webster Center is located near the northwest corner of the Babson campus. From the main entrance, follow College Drive to the second stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign and bear left toward the Webster Center when the road splits. Visitor and student parking is available on the garage roof on your right. More visitor parking is available beyond the tennis courts on your left. The Webster Center is located beyond the left parking lot and adjacent to the tennis courts.
- Click here for directions to campus.
WEBSTER CENTER FACILITIES
Staake Gymnasium is home of the Babson basketball and women's volleyball teams. Named after Babson Athletics Hall of Fame member and former Athletics Director Paul C. Staake, this beautiful facility features two full basketball courts, six hoops, and bleacher seating for 650 people.
- Click here for the Staake Gymnasium schedule.
The PepsiCo Pavilion features 15,000 square feet of playing space, which can be divided in half by a nylon curtain. The area also features four basketball hoops, a retractable batting cage, and inserts for tennis nets. PepsiCo serves as an indoor practice facility for Babson's varsity teams, as well as an playing area for numerous intramural and recreational activities. Recreational tennis is permitted Monday-Friday from 6:00am-12:00pm.
- Click here for the PepsiCo Pavilion schedule.
Morse Swimming Center
The Morse Swimming Center is home to the Babson men's and women's swimming and diving teams. The facility features a six-lane, 25-yard pool, both one-meter and three-meter diving boards, bleacher seating for 150 spectators, and an electronic LED scoreboard. In addition to varsity and high school swim meets and practices, general use of Morse is available to Babson community members and the Webster Center Membership group. Free swim hours are available below and are subject to change.
- Click here for the Morse Swimming Center schedule.
Lunder Fitness Center
The Lunder Fitness Center is a 4,000 square-foot facility filled with state-of-the-art equipment. Free weights, urethane dumbbells, urethane multi-hole grip plates, and plate-loaded machines are complemented by Eagle and Keiser Systems. All new for Fall 2012: twenty-six cardiovascular machines include Concept 2 rowers, Life Fitness treadmills, Precor ellipticals, Keiser spin bikes, and Trixter Dream bikes. All cardiovascular machines are located on the track mezzanine area overlooking Staake Gymnasium. Cardio Theater and ceiling fans complete the track mezzanine area.
Chandor Dance Studio
The Chandor Dance Studio features full-length mirrors and dance bars, giving Babson an opportunity to offer classes in exercise, dance and martial arts classes during the academic year. Exercise classes are offered at no charge & advance sign-up is not required. An empty space may be used by students, faculty and staff on a first-come/first-serve basis.
- Click here for the Chandor Dance Studio schedule.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music dance themes which creates a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps. Zumba is a hip swingin', body pumpin', fun way to get a total body workout.
Cardio Drills & Muscle Skills is an intense calorie burning and muscular endurance workout which combines traditional callisthenic and body weight exercises with interval training, spinning, and strength training. A fun way to get cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training all at the same time.
Power Yoga is a Vinyasa-based flow yoga class where participants move through sequences of challenging poses using the breath for timing and power. It builds strength and flexibility throughout the entire body. Participant modifications and variations will be taught.
Slow Flow Yoga is a deep, mindful sequence of poses that focus the mind, calm the mind and opens the body. Poses and movements in class will range from dynamic movements such as lunges to more restorative poses such as supporting bridge. Slow Flow is an all levels class.
- Click here for the Health Services offerings for students.
- Click here for the Glavin Chapel offerings for the campus.
- Click here for the Human Resources offerings for employees.
Varsity Weight Room
Constructed in 2001 & redesigned in 2010 / 2012 / 2015, this area is available exclusively to Babson's varsity student-athletes. The room houses Iron Grip dumbbells, Hammer Strength machines, plyometric training equipment and Power Lift racks.
This six-lane, 200 meter track (8 laps/mile) is located on the second floor of the Webster Center, surrounding Staake Gymnasium. Use of this area is restricted to runners and walkers. Walkers are requested to use exterior lanes. Group use must be reserved in advance and will be posted.
- Click here for the track schedule.
The Webster Center features three squash courts and one racquetball court, which are available upon sign-up for one-hour sessions on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Babson College Athletics Department
Babson Park MA 02457
Phone Number: 781-239-4250
Fax Number: 781-239-5218