Athletic Facilities

Alfond Rink
Alfond Arena
Alfond Rink, built with the help of philanthropist Harold Alfond, is the home to the men's and women's ice hockey programs. The facility captures the character of an old building with exposed wood beams but has been consistently upgraded over the past 10 years. The 1,750-seat facility has state of the art refrigeration, sound and lighting systems. The seamless glass and boards system has enabled the facility to be considered one of the best in the country at the Division III level. Colby consistently offers reduced rental rates to the Waterville community in an effort to allow the community access to this outstanding complex.
Alfond-Wales Tennis Courts
Alfond-Wales Tennis Courts

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 and provides a meeting room, bathroom, scoreboard, and veranda. Besides being the main practice and match facility for the Colby tennis teams, the Alfond-Wales Tennis Courts have been host to high school state championships.

Bill Alfond Field
Bill Alfond Field
The Bill Alfond Field, a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field measuring 240 by 360 feet, is Colby's newest athletic facility. It is the primary field for intercollegiate field hockey and men's and women's lacrosse competition and will be marked with a variety of permanent and changeable lines. The field will serve as a practice or back-up field for other intercollegiate teams and for club and intramural sports, and it will be made available by appointment to community sports organizations as the schedule permits. The field is illuminated for night use and is equipped with a scoreboard, spectator seating, and restrooms.
Colby Cross-Country Trails
Cross Country Trails
Developed in 1980, the 8.5-mile Campbell Cross Country Trail is used for both competition and recreational cross-country running and skiing. The trail begins at the Hill Family House, near the tennis courts, and on the eastern side of campus.
Colby Soccer Field
Colby Soccer Field
The Colby Soccer Field is a 120x75-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") encompasses two full-size playing fields west of the soccer field. They are used for soccer practice as well as intramural sports and summer sports camps.

The Colby women also practice on Crafts Field, which is adjancent to the Harold Alfond Athletic Center. Crafts Field -- a grass field -- was originally intended for use by the Colby field hockey and women's lacrosse teams. After Bill Alfond field (a turf facility) was built, the field hockey and lacrosse teams practice there.

Colby Soccer Fields
Colby Soccer Field
The Colby Soccer Field is a 120x75-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") encompasses two full-size playing fields west of the soccer field. They are used for soccer practice as well as intramural sports and summer sports camps.

Colby Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
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 three-meter and one-meter springboards. Community members and summer programs have limited use of the pool.
Colby Track and Field Facilities
The men's and women's track and field programs had an entirely new outdoor facility when Harold Alfond Stadium opened in September 2008. The 400-meter all-weather track was rebuilt and there is a separate area for the long and triple jump slightly away from the track. A new discus and hammer cage is in place and there is separate areas for shot put and javelin competition. New fencing and landscaping completed the project. The synthetic turf field can also be used by the football, soccer, and lacrosse teams. The installation of modern, efficient stadium lighting will make evening practices and meets possible. Scoreboards and timing equipment also have been updated. Colby's track and field teams have one of the top collegiate track and field facilities in New England.

Harold Alfond Stadium:

 New Track and Football Field


Colby-Hume Center
Colby Hume Center
The Colby-Hume Center, located seven 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 crews and the sailing club team. Woodworking and blacksmith shops located at the Center are used by students during January for Jan Plan courses. The property was given to Colby in 1991 by Dr. Alan and Dorothy Hume, who maintain a residence there. The center may be used by faculty and staff members for cookouts, swimming, croquet games, horse-shoes, canoeing, and various other activities.
Coombs Field
Coombs Field
Coombs Field is home of 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 is provided.
Crafts Field
Crafts Field
Crafts Field is home of the Colby softball team. Crafts Field underwent major renovations a number of times over the past 10 years. The field has an all dirt infield, an electronic scoreboard, enclosed bench areas for home and visitors, 190 feet down the right and left field lines and 210 feet to straightaway center field. There are bleachers for spectators to enjoy and also a large parking lot adjacent to the field.
Dunaway Squash Courts
Dunaway Squash Courts
The Dunaway Squash Courts rank among the finest squash facilities in the country. The Dunaway Courts include five international-sized, glass-backed squash courts. They were built in 1993 and feature maple floors, motion-activated lighting, fiber-resin walls and high ceilings.
Field House at the Harold Alfond Athletic Center
During the winter months in Maine, 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, mid-distance and distance runners. The teams keep mats in the area for jumping events such as high jump and pole vault.

The field house is used as well during the winter months for local high track meets and practices. Colby's other varsity sports use the facility for practices if outside conditions warrant practicing indoors.

Quarry Road Recreation Area

The Colby Nordic ski team will be competing and practicing at the new Quarry Road Recreation Area in Waterville for the 2013 season and beyond.  

The Mules will be hosting the Colby Carnival on January 26-27. The venue is within walking distance of Colby and is now set-up for four-season use for skiing, running, hiking, and mountain biking.
 
"It's one of the best, if not the best, competition venues in New England," Colby head coach Tracey Cote said. "This venue is incredible for my team and for the College."
 
All the trails at Quarry Road are now in, including the competition loop where the Mules will host their Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) races. The venue also has snowmaking ability.
 
The Mules still plan to groom the Campbell Cross Country Trail on the Colby campus for use and the men and women also could practice at the Bond Brook facility in nearby Augusta. However, the Quarry Road venue is their primary training and racing facility.
 
 
Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium
Colby opened the brand new Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium for the 2009 season. Construction started on the $6-million project in April 2008. The Mules compete on a synthetic turf field (FieldTurf) and have lights for night practices. New landscaping features four- to five-foot earth berms behind both end zones and plantings, particularly at the northwest end, that will give the field a stadium feel. Colby was one of two teams in the New England Small College Athletic Conference with a turf field at the time the field was built.

 New Track and Football Field

 

 

Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf/USA
Location: 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 only four hours away.

Summit: Maine’s second highest peak at 4,237 feet. Only lift-serviced above-tree-line skiing in the East.

Base: 1,417 feet with the Sugarloaf Resort Village at the base

Vertical: 2,820 feet–the most continuous in New England

Skiable Acres: 1,400 skiable acres boundary to boundary

Developed Trails: 54 miles, 651 acres, 133 trails, and glades Green circle - 34 trails - 26% Blue square - 40 trails - 31% Black diamond - 36 trails - 27% Double-black diamond - 21 trails - 16% Glades - 17 (included in the above) - 13%

Longest Trail: Tote Road - 3.5 miles from summit to base

Snowmaking: 94% snowmaking coverage on 490 acres, 10-year annual snow average: 206"

Lifts: 15 - 2 SuperQuads, 2 high-capacity quads, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 2 surface lifts

Lift Capacity: 21,810 passengers per hour

Average Length of Season: mid-November through late-April

Wadsworth Gymnasium
Wadsworth Gymnasium
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.
Waterville Country Club
Waterville Country Club
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.