A photo of equipment at the Shell, spaced out to allow for physical distancing


When & Where


From ice skating to track workouts, the Shell has several options for you to play hard, get fit, and live well. Located next to Camp Randall Stadium, this facility includes a 200m indoor track, ice rink, cardio and strength equipment, and courts.


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1430 Monroe Street
Madison WI, 53711
(608) 263-6566

Daily Schedules

Hours of Operation

To protect the health and safety of our community, facility occupancy at the Shell is limited to 25% and reservations are required.

Make a reservation at the Shell

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How to make a reservation

How to make a reservation:

  1. Click here.
  2. Click the image for Shell Facility Access Reservation.
  3. Sign in with your Net ID or Guest Login. (Note: You may need to select the Shell image again after logging in.)
  4. Select the day you wish to reserve.
  5. Find a time you wish to reserve; click Book Now.
  6. You will receive a confirmation of your booked reservation time.

Please email hello@recwell.wisc.edu to cancel your reservation if you cannot attend.


May 10 – 14 (Nick Maintenance Week)
Monday – Friday 6am – 7:30pm
May 15 – August 29
Monday – Friday 6am – 1:30pm
4:30 – 7:30pm
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED


Memorial Day Weekend
May 28 6am – 1:30pm
4:30 – 6pm
May 29 – 31 CLOSED
Independence Day
July 2 6am – 1:30pm
4:30 – 6pm
July 3 – 5 CLOSED


Live Building Usage

Shell Weight Machines

Shell Track

Shell Cardio Equipment

Amenities & Getting There

Programs & Features:

  • Ice skating, hockey, figure skating, basketball, track workouts, and cardio & strength training
  • 6-lane, 200-meter track
  • Basketball courts
  • Cardio & strength space
  • Ice rink


  • Metered parking on Monroe Street
  • Lot 18 (located in front of the Shell): Parkmobile spaces; follow directions on signs in front of stalls to pay
  • Lot 19 (near the UW Field House): Free after 4:30pm Monday – Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday
  • Engineering Parking Ramp/Lot 17 (free on weekends)
  • Lot 16 (3-minute walk): Permit required 24/7; any UW Lot Permit is valid after 4:30pm Monday – Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday
  • Bike stalls are available in front of the Shell
  • Moped parking available at Lot 690, 695, and 69
  • Parking availability may be restricted without notice due to special events; for more information please visit the UW Transportation website and their Special Event Parking Calendar
  • For more parking information, please contact UW Transportation


  • Convenient bus lines include the 3, 6, 7, 58, 80, 81, 82, and 84


  • The nearest station is located at the corner of Breese Terrace and Regent Street or in front of Union South on Campus Drive