The University of Delaware offers two ice skating arenas: Fred Rust Arena and Gold Arena. These ice arenas are home to some of the top figure skaters in the world, including Tara Lipinski, Kimmie Meissner, Johnny Weir, and more. Top skaters can be seen performing at National and World Send-Off shows hosted at the arenas during the competitive season.

Public skating sessions are available to the general public on weekends throughout the year, with special events offered during January and February. View public skating fees and schedule

The UD Ice Arenas offer skating lessons, youth and adult hockey leagues, and competitive youth hockey teams. The arenas are also home to the University of Delaware men's and women's ice hockey, figure skating, and synchronized skating teams. More information.





The 15,000-square foot natatorium located in the Lil Bob includes a 25-yard pool, diving well with 1-meter, 3-meter, and platform boards, and seating for approximately 700 fans. The pool offers lap swimming times throughout the week to UD students, employees, and alumni with access to the facility. View lap swim schedule.  

Swim lessons are available at the indoor pool throughout the year. The lessons follow a systematic, 10 station progression program designed to meet specific goals and skills within each station. As students meet the goals designed for each station, they progress at their own pace. This format is designed for all ability levels and will lead to participants becoming water-safe swimmers ready for all aquatic environments. More information.



Located behind the Gold Arena, the UD Outdoor Pool is the largest in the state. The fifty meter pool is equipped with pool slides and splash zone area. The facility also offers locker rooms, 300+ lounge chairs,  picnic tables, pavilion area, and snack bar. The pool is heated to a comfortable 80 degrees so members can start swimming early in the season and not have to worry about those chilly days. There are also designated hours for lap swimming every day. View pool hours.

Memberships are required to access the UD Outdoor Pool. Individual and family membership options are available to the general public. UD students and full time employees with a valid UD ID can purchase daily access for $5. View membership information.  

The pool also hosts several special events throughout the summer and offers swim lessons and swim team