Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Recreational Facilities and Sports

Recreational Facilities Image

The JFRC has a workout and dance studio.

Workout & Dance Studio

The palestra - a combination of workout and dance studio - ensures students can stay physically fit while studying at the John Felice Rome Center. Some aerobics classes are also organized throughout the semester. A fitness instructor comes to campus regularly and helps students at the JFRC stay healthy.

Starting in 2003 as a weekly pick-up game between students and JFRC staff members, calcio (soccer) has now evolved into a longstanding and dynamic tradition at the John Felice Rome Center. Originally a small league of about 40 participants, the JFRC Calcio League now plays strong with an average of 150 players per season. Players of any and all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to play.

The tradition is simple: Thursday night games, playing for fun, and a community meal afterward. Organized into a league of ten teams, players are assigned so that skill levels are evenly distributed throughout each team. A strong sense of community is nurtured in every team through sportsmanship and healthy competition. Students will often structure their plans around Thursday night calcio out of pure dedication to the league.

Cost: 45€ for field costs and team jersey