Performance Center to Provide a Solid Base for Gould Athletes
One Performance Center to Rule Them All
Big things are happening in the lower level of Ordway Hall. A space previously under-utilized for storage and most recently home to ski- and snowboard-building classes will be transformed into a state-of-the-art facility for many of Gould’s outdoor activities, including a new home base for the On-Snow program.
The new (and yet-to-be-named) Performance Center will bring Gould’s high-performance outdoor activities under the same roof. Teams like Mountain Biking, Cycling, Nordic Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Ski Cross, and all Freestyle disciplines will now have a common space on campus to work closely together, as well as tune and store gear.
The new location will bring ski, snowboard, and bike coaches into the heart of the community, and will create a vibrant hub of activity on campus.
A significant part of a student athlete’s training comes down to well-taken care of gear and equipment that will perform as well and consistently as they do. That will all happen in the Performance Center. Speedworks, Sunday River’s dedicated tuning facility, and the top-of-the-line Wintersteiger tuning machine will be relocated here. Other features of the new space will include:
- bike cleaning stations,
- five downdraft tuning benches,
- state of the art Wintersteiger storage for skis, snowboards, and boots,
- a lounge for pre- & post-training talks,
- and the Ski- & Snowboard Building classroom.
The Kailey Competition Center is still the slopeside home of Gould at Sunday River, but the Performance Center is where it all starts. Students and coaches will start their day and depart from here each morning as they head to the mountain with a common purpose. One considerable challenge at the mountain is space. The new Performance Center will feature state-of-the-art Wintersteiger ski, snowboard, and boot storage that are efficient and will allow programs to better utilize the space at the Comp. Center.
Gould athletes have been reaching great heights for many years on the slopes of Sunday River and the trails of Pine Hill, but until now, you might not see or feel the connection to those programs on campus. The Performance Center will demonstrate Gould’s strong commitment to these high-performance pursuits and will put the hard work of our students and coaches on display for all to see.