Alfond Rink, built with the help of philanthropist Harold Alfond, is home to the men’s and women’s ice hockey programs. The 1,750-seat facility has the character of an old building with its exposed wood beams but has been consistently upgraded over the past 10 years and boasts state-of-the-art refrigeration, sound, and lighting. With its seamless glass… Read more »
The Alfond-Wales Tennis Courts—10 hard-surface courts—were recently resurfaced with new navy and royal blue colors. They are laid out in a square of four enclosures for the convenience of players and spectators. The elegant Klein Tennis Pavilion, built through the generosity of Jonas B. Klein and dedicated in 1994, sits in the center of the complex… Read more »
Bill Alfond Field, a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field measuring 240 by 360 feet, is the primary field for intercollegiate field hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse and is marked with a variety of permanent and changeable lines. New turf was put on the field in the summer of 2014. The field serves as a practice… Read more »
Developed in 1980, the 8.5-mile Campbell Trails are used for both competition and recreational cross-country running and skiing. The trails begin at the Hill Family Guest House, near the tennis courts.
The Colby Soccer Field is a 120-by-75-yard field for games only. It has an in-ground sprinkler system, a drainage system, and bleacher seats on the east side. Loebs Field (pronounced “labes”) comprises two full-size playing fields west of the soccer field. They are used for soccer practice, intramural sports, and summer sports camps. The Colby women also practice on Crafts Field,… Read more »
The 25-yard by 25-meter indoor swimming pool has 10 racing lanes and the capability to expand to 12 lanes. The diving area features 3-meter and 1-meter springboards. Community members and summer programs have limited use of the pool.
In September 2008 Harold Alfond Stadium opened, providing one of the top collegiate track and field facilities in New England for the men’s and women’s track and field programs. The 400-meter all-weather track was rebuilt, and a separate area was created nearby for the long and triple jump. A new discus and hammer cage is in… Read more »
The Colby-Hume Center, located 7 miles from campus, is a 10-acre parcel of land with 450 feet of shoreline on Messalonskee Lake. A boathouse there is used by the men’s and women’s crew teams and the sailing club team. Woodworking and blacksmith shops located at the center are used by students during January for Jan… Read more »
Coombs Field is home to the baseball team. The field measures 335 feet down the left field line, 340 feet down the right field line, and 380 in straightaway center field. Ample parking and seating are provided.
Crafts Field is home to the softball team. The field has undergone major renovations in recent years and has an all dirt infield, an electronic scoreboard, enclosed bench areas for home and visitors, and bleachers for spectators. It is 190 feet down the right and left field lines and 210 feet to straightaway center field…. Read more »
Ranking among the finest squash facilities in the country, the Dunaway Squash Courts include five international-sized, glass-backed courts. Built in 1993, they feature maple floors, motion-activated lighting, fiber-resin walls, and high ceilings.
During the winter months the indoor track and field teams have the luxury of using the Colby field house for training. The field house has a four-lane, 220-yard track for sprinters and mid-distance and distance runners. The teams keep mats in the area for events such as high jump and pole vault. The field house… Read more »
The Colby Nordic ski team began competing and practicing at the Quarry Road Recreation Area in Waterville during the 2013 season. The venue is within walking distance of Colby, has snowmaking capability, and is set up for four-season use for skiing, running, hiking, and mountain biking. “It’s one of the best, if not the best,… Read more »
Colby opened Seaverns Field, a synthetic turf field with lights for night practices, at Harold Alfond Stadium for the 2009 season. The landscaping features four- to five-foot earth berms behind both end zones and plantings that provide a stadium feel. At the time Seaverns Field was built, Colby was one of only two teams in the New… Read more »
Sugarloaf Mountain is in the heart of Carrabassett Valley, which was carved by the Carrabassett River and is surrounded by Maine’s western mountains. Maine’s largest cities, Portland and Bangor, offer major airport service to Sugarloaf. Boston and Montreal are each four hours away. Summit: Maine’s second-highest peak at 4,237 feet; only lift-serviced, above-treeline skiing in the… Read more »
Part of the Alfond Athletic Center, Wadsworth Gymnasium is home to the women’s volleyball team and men’s and women’s basketball teams. Renovated in 2007, when a new basketball court was installed, Wadsworth Gymnasium has a capacity of 2,600 people.
The Waterville Country Club is home to Colby’s golf program. Located just a couple of miles from campus, it is one of the most appealing golf courses in the state with an 18-hole golf course nestled in the scenic countryside. The Waterville Country Club hosted the Maine Amateur Championships in 2007.