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NVU-Lyndon Athletic Facilities

George W. Stannard Gymnasium

Home to the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon volleyball and basketball teams, George W. Stannard Gymnasium is a 1,500-seat facility that hosts more than 30 Hornet athletic contests a year.  The facility also hosts numerous campus and community functions, including the annual NVU-Lyndon Hornets Basketball Camp.


Varsity Athletic Field

In addition to serving as the home venue of the NVU-Lyndon soccer and lacrosse programs, the Varsity Athletic Field also plays host to a number of events including intramural athletics, community recreation activities, the Vermont Voltage Soccer camp and the university's annual commencement exercise.

Skip Pound Baseball & Softball Complex

Opened in 1997, the Skip Pound Complex has played host to several conference championships in softball and two national championship tournament participants.  In addition to hosting NVU-Lyndon’s baseball and softball programs, the facility also serves as home field to several youth baseball and softball teams in the area as well the OEC Kings American Legion baseball program.

Dudley Bell Tennis Center

With its four well-maintained courts and adjacent tennis museum, the Dudley Bell Tennis Center is the premier facility of its kind in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Home to the NVU-Lyndon men’s and women’s tennis programs, the center is also the summer home of the Northeast Kingdom Spinners, Vermont Slice and NEK Expros tennis teams.

NVU-Lyndon Cross Country Courses

For more than two decades, the cross country courses at NVU-Lyndon have been home to 14 conference championships, seven regional titles, five national championship meet contenders and a two-time women’s national champion.  The venue was featured in the November 1994 issue of Runner's World and is designed in a true cross country terrain style, featuring surfaces of packed dirt, grass or pine needles.  The facility includes rugged footing with constantly changing inclines.  It has been rated by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as a 4.5 on a five-point scale where a rating of 5 is considered the most difficult and challenging.

NVU-Lyndon Fitness Center

The NVU-Lyndon Fitness Center serves as the workout facility for both the university and the community at large.  The center is used for strength training by Hornet athletic teams and by SHAPE members.  In addition, it serves as a learning laboratory for NVU's very highly regard Exercise Science program.

Rita L. Bole Gymnasium

The Rita L. Bole Gymnasium is used frequently by NVU-Lyndon's highly popular intramural athletic program.  It is also open for use by students and the public via SHAPE membership.  Bole Gym is also the site of several classes within NVU-Lyndon’s Exercise Science curriculum.  It may be reserved for group use through the NVU-Lyndon Conference & Event Services Office.

Intramural & Practice Field

This multi-purpose playing field is used by NVU-Lyndon’s club rugby team, various athletic practices, and the intramural athletic program.

Swimming Pool

The NVU-Lyndon swimming pool is used by the campus community and the community at large through SHAPE membership.  It is also available for group reservations through the Conference and Events Services Office.

NVU-Lyndon Indoor Climbing Wall

Opened in the spring of 2010, the Indoor Climbing Wall is the latest addition to the ever-changing face of the NVU-Lyndon Athletic Complex.  The facility services the student body, private groups, and the NVU Mountain Recreation Management and Adventure Leadership programs.

Raquetball Courts

The SHAPE Complex is home to two raquetball courts which are avialable for campus and commiunity use via SHAPE membership.