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Scottville's West Shore Community College

West Shore Community College, located at the intersection of Stiles and Sugar Grove roads in Mason County, serves the communities of Ludington, Scottville, Manistee, and surrounding areas. Set upon 360 beautiful wooded acres, West Shore has hundreds of students, both full and part time and offers 36 Associate Degrees and 18 Certificate Programs. Many students begin their college careers at West Shore, then transfer to larger schools. In these economic times, it makes sense for students to get their core classes done at a community college and save money.

Recreation Center

With today’s focus on fitness, now may be the time to check out the Recreation Center at West Shore Community College. Not just for students, the Rec Center is open to the public and offers a variety of activities for people of all ages.

Wellness Center

Open since 1998, the state-of-the-art Wellness Center features the “Aerobic Circuit” training system, which consists of weight machines and stationary bicycles. The focus is on cardiovascular fitness, but flexibility and muscular strength can both be attained. The Wellness Center offers treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes and stair climbers for a truly great workout. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain strength, or just stay in shape, the Wellness Center has exactly what you need. There is an orientation session that must be taken before using the Wellness Center.

Fall Hours are 6am-8pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday;  Tuesday & Thursday from 7am-8pm;  Saturday from 8am-6pm; and Sunday from 12-5pm.

Swimming Pool

Swimming is a terrific exercise, and with the pool at the Recreation Center, you can enjoy swimming all year. The 25-meter pool is maintained at approximately 84 degrees, has a 3/4 meter diving board plus a handicap access chair. Lifeguards are on duty, and there is also a whirlpool in the pool area maintained an about 104 degrees.

Pool hours will vary throughout the year. Contact the Recreation Center Office at (231) 843-5543 for current hours. Reservations are required for lap swim/water exercise. 

Other Activities

The Recreation Center has one racquetball court, and an arena with six basketball goals, jogging/walking lanes, and areas that can be set up for indoor volleyball or tennis. You can also sign up for some of the group fitness classes that are offered, including WERQ Dance Fitness, Wu Tai Chi, and more. Visit westshore.edu for a schedule of fitness classes.

Fees

There is a daily fee of $6 per person, $5 for seniors or $20.00 per family for using any of the facilities within the Recreation Center. Lockers are also available for a daily, monthly, or annual fee. Or choose to purchase a membership: Single adults are $45 for one month, $160 for four months, or $315 per year. Families (up to five people) are $70 for one month, $220 for four months, or $435 per year. Seniors (age 60+) are $30 for one month, $100 for four months, or $200 per year. Groups and organizations can also rent the facilities at the Recreation Center.

Contact the Recreation Center for more information!

The WSCC Ice Arena. | West Shore Community College

West Shore Community Ice Arena

How fortunate we are to have an ice arena right here at West Shore Community College in Scottville. Located on campus across from the Recreation Center, the ice arena is home to the West Shore Wolves and Manistee Chippewa Hockey teams, public skates, tournaments, and skating clinics.

Programs

In addition to open ice skating, the arena offers a Learn to Skate Program and an age eight and under developmental hockey program that is a great way to introduce kids to the sport of hockey. This program runs from October to the beginning of March with a very low financial commitment and there are rental equipment bags available.

Another great feature is a Skating Grant Program for low to moderate income families who may not be financially able to afford the fees associated with hockey.

For adults, hockey leagues are offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Monday Night Hockey is a team league format where you form a team and register to play. Contact the Ice Arena for more information on how to organize or join a team.

The Wednesday Night League is for beginner/intermediate skaters and you register as an individual to be placed on one of several teams. The Ice Arena staff will divide the teams up according to the skill levels of participating skaters. West Shore Community Ice Arena also hosts an adult men’s tournament every year during the month of March.

Teams

The Manistee Chippewa Junior Varsity and Varsity Hockey Teams call the rink their home arena. The Chippewas are comprised of students from Ludington, Manistee, Mason County Central, Hart, and Shelby schools. The West Shore Wolves is for kids age three to fourteen who love hockey and want to gain experience before trying out for the Junior Varsity or Varsity team.

Pro Shop

Located at the ice arena, the pro shop offers a variety of brand names, including Easton, CCM, Eagle Hockey, Bauer/Nike, Sherwood, Itech, Mission and Hespler. Prices are competitive and they will custom order if your item is not in stock. Other services found at the pro shop are sharpening plus profiling and repair.

Ice Hockey Tournaments

West Shore Community Ice Arena hosts several youth and adult hockey tournaments throughout the fall and winter. The Area 24 Special Olympics host their charity hockey game to benefit local area Special Olympic athletes.

The ice arena also offers open skate times all year and will accept bookings for private parties.

The ice arena is located on the campus of West Shore Community College between Ludington and Manistee.

For more information about the ice arena, hockey tournaments, and open skates, visit West Shore Community Ice Arena and get ready to have some fun!

Other Buildings

Schoenherr Campus Center

This eye-catching building opened in January 2008, and houses the library, bookstore, Office of Student Services and the Women’s Resource Center. The food court serves up burgers, sandwiches, soups, and salads. The Campus Center is where students and professors come to relax between classes, and go online thanks to the wireless internet. It has an open, airy feeling, due to the number of windows and is the focal point on campus.

Technical Center

Here is where you’ll find classrooms and laboratories for the various occupational programs the college offers. Many students are enrolled in the nursing and allied health programs as well as criminal justice. Computer labs are located in the Technical Center for students to use.

Arts & Sciences Center

Here is where Center Stage Theater is located, which is the venue for various concerts, plays, and performances throughout the year. The area was recently renovated, allowing more room backstage and in the theater itself. All the science classrooms and labs are also housed here. 

Administrative & Conference Building

The Office of the President is located here, as well as the Business Office, Human Resources, Campus Services Office, and Tech Prep culinary classrooms and labs.

For more information on West Shore Community College, please contact:

West Shore Community College

3000 S. Stiles Rd., Scottville, MI 49454

(231) 845-6211

westshore.edu

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