Loyola University Chicago

Conference Services

Indoor Spaces

Halas Recreation Center

The Halas Recreation Center is dedicated to providing a safe, well-maintained state-of-the-art facility that offers resources, services and venues that promote the educational, social and overall well-being of the Loyola University Chicago community and guests.

Facility and Space Information

Halas Recreation Center
The George Halas Jr. Recreation Center, built in 1985, is a 71,000 square-foot indoor recreational facility, which features the following amenities:

  • Multi-Purpose Gymnasium featuring 2 high school basketball courts and 1 collegiate basketball court
  • 35 foot, 3 lane rock wall with 13 foot bouldering wall
  • 25 yard, 8 lane pool
  • 1 Spinning Room featuring 17 M3 Keiser Spin Bikes
  • Core Stretching Room
  • 3,800 square feet of Cardio Space including a variety of LifeFitness, Cybex, PreCor, and Woodway equipment
  • 4,000+ square feet of Group Exercise Space
  • 6,500 square feet of Strength and Fitness space including TKO Free Weights and LifeFitness, Cybex, and Hammer Strength equipment
  • 1 racquetball court
  • Men's and Women's Locker Rooms each featuring saunas

Halas 2nd Floor
Available to rent for indoor use, the Halas 2nd floor consists of 21,000 sq. ft./ 999 capacity, 2 basketball courts (1 NCAA, 2 high school). There are a total of 10 basketball hoops and 6 badminton courts. Shared and exclusive rentals are available for internal and external groups, pending availability.

Halas Recreation Center Pool
8 lane, 25 yard pool that reaches a depth of 7 feet and will allow for both lap swim and space for free swim.  Kickboards, pull-buoys, and aqua jogging belts are provided for members’ use.  The Halas Pool can be accessed through the locker rooms or the hallway by the family changing room.  The Halas Pool can be reserved by internal groups by accessing 25Live. External groups wishing to reserve the Halas Recreation Center Pool can contact Conference Services at conferences@luc.edu or 773.508.8090.

Halas Rock Wall
Located in the lower level of the Halas Recreation Center, the wall is comprised of 3 lane, 35 foot wall along with a 13 foot bouldering wall.  The Rock Wall is open during designated posted hours for all Halas members and their guests and is possible to be reserved for special events.  All equipment needed is provided.  There is no age limit for climbers, but there is a weight requirement.  Climbers must be able to fit into one of the provided harnesses snuggly.  All climbers must go through an orientation and sign a waiver before climbing or bouldering.  Climbers under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver before participation. The Rock Wall can be reserved by internal groups by accessing 25Live. External groups wishing to reserve the Halas Rock Wall can contact Conference Services at conferences@luc.edu or 773.508.8090.

Team Building Options
Looking to enhance your meeting experience with a custom team building activity? Conference Services in conjunction with Ramble Outdoors offers a variety of icebreakers and half-day team building options tailored to meet your learning objectives. Select from camp fires, pool paddling, rock wall, and specialized clinics. Ramble Outdoors Flyer