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The Active Times Logo By Diana Gerstacker of The Active Times | Slide 2 of 12: In a place that sees about 70 inches of snow annually, with January temperatures hovering around the 10 to 20-degree range, a great indoor fitness facility is crucial. Luckily for students at the University of Maine, the school invested $25 million and completed the stunningly beautiful New Balance Student Recreation Center in 2010. The 87,000-square-foot facility houses everything you would expect in a state-of-the-art facility—and much more. Floor to ceiling windows shine light on 140 pieces of cardio and weight lifting equipment, a rock climbing wall and an indoor aquatic complex, which houses a 20-person hot tub, a lap pool and a co-ed sauna. Students looking for outdoor adventure can rent cross-country skis and snowshoes from the rec center to explore the 15 miles of groomed trails in the adjacent DeMeritt Forest.umaine.edu

University of Maine

In a place that sees about 70 inches of snow annually, with January temperatures hovering around the 10 to 20-degree range, a great indoor fitness facility is crucial. Luckily for students at the University of Maine, the school invested $25 million and completed the stunningly beautiful New Balance Student Recreation Center in 2010. The 87,000-square-foot facility houses everything you would expect in a state-of-the-art facility—and much more. Floor to ceiling windows shine light on 140 pieces of cardio and weight lifting equipment, a rock climbing wall and an indoor aquatic complex, which houses a 20-person hot tub, a lap pool and a co-ed sauna. Students looking for outdoor adventure can rent cross-country skis and snowshoes from the rec center to explore the 15 miles of groomed trails in the adjacent DeMeritt Forest.
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