UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program

New Jets in UMD Pool Simulate Surfing, Rafting Waves for Training

It has one setting for swimmers to practice in smaller waves, another for surfers to work on maneuvers, and the last setting -- river flow similar to whitewater rafting and sea kayaking.

DULUTH, Minn.- Thanks to upgraded jets, the pool in UMD’S Sports and Health Center can now better train kayakers, surfers, and swimmers in rough water conditions through their Rec Sports Outdoor Program (RSOP). The lap pool now has a “flow pump” system. It has one setting for swimmers to practice in smaller waves, another for surfers to work on maneuvers,…

Learn Snowkiting Basics with UMD Rec Sports Outdoor Program

Snowkiting, also called kiteboarding, involves riding the wind with a big kite pulling a skier or snowboarder along.

DULUTH, Minn.- Thrill-seekers looking for another way to get the adrenaline pumping this winter can learn to catch the steady winds that blow over frozen lakes on a snowkite. UMD’S rec sports outdoor program offered introduction-sessions Friday. Snowkiting, also called kiteboarding, involves riding the wind with a big kite pulling a skier or snowboarder along. Students will learn how to…

Explore the Beauty of Bagley Nature Area as Fall Foliage Starts to Pop

Active Adventures: Autumn Adventures at Bagley Nature Area

DULUTH, Minn. – This week’s Active Adventures takes FOX 21’s Brett Scott to Bagley Nature Area on the campus of UMD. This 59-acre forest, pond, and open area are located in the northwest part of the campus. Tim Bates, Associate Director, Environmental Education Coordinator, says Bagley is a great place for running, cross-country skiing, walking, or any other quiet outdoor…

UMD Outdoor Adventure Sampler Gives Taste of Northland Activities

Hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, slacklining, and more are all available to students and community members who maybe want to satisfy their hunger for adventure.

DULUTH, Minn.- As the school year gets underway at UMD, students who may be new to the area got a taste of all the outdoor activities the northland offers through the university. The Outdoor Adventure Sampler allowed people to try out all the activities offered through the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program. Hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, slacklining, and more are all…

Sea Kayaking with UMD’s Recreational Sports Outdoor Program

Active Adventures: Tips for Staying Safe When Kayaking on the Big Lake

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s Arman Rahman straps on a life jacket and gives sea kayaking a try with UMD’s Recreational Sports Outdoor Program. Click here to register for a course today! Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Entertainment Tags: Active Adventures, Arman Rahman, lake superior, Local News, safety, sea kayaking, UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program