The Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex is shown October 14, 2015.

Exercise and Recreation

Anderson Athletics And Recreation Complex

Built-in 2010, the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex (AARC) serves as the central building for the University of St. Thomas' athletics program. Home to 22 varsity teams, intramurals as well as a plethora of state-of-the-art facilities and fitness equipment, the AARC has something for everyone. The complex is named in honor of Lee and Penny Anderson who generously supported this facility.

Spring Hours:
Monday-Friday 6:00am-10:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-9:00pm

The Pool will be closed 3/20/2023-3/26/2023 for Spring Break. The Pool will reopen on Monday 3/27 with normal hours.

AARC Front Desk - 651-962-5920

The McCarthy Gym, located on the South Campus of the University of St. Thomas's St. Paul Campus, is a multi-purpose gym facility intended to support the recreational, intramural and athletic activities of the university community.

Spring Hours:

Monday-Friday 9:00am-10:00pm
Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm

McCarthy Gym Will Be Closed 3/20-3/26 for Spring Break.

McCarthy Front desk - 651-962-5925

Cardio equipment users

Reserve Time to Workout

St. Thomas students, faculty and staff looking for time in the AARC Fitness Rooms or Swimming Pool can now reserve a block of time online!

  • Scheduling for the upcoming week will become available on Sundays at 9:00 AM
  • Your UST email and ID number are required to make an IM Leagues account
Click Here to Make Reservations in AARC
Weight room of the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex February 28, 2012.

AARC Features

  • 2,000-seat basketball and volleyball Schoenecker Arena and Steve Fritz Court
  • Aquatic Center with an eight-lane swimming pool, diving well, and spectator seating
  • Field house with 200-meter, six-lane track.
  • McQuin West Wing includes cardio room, weight room and aerobics rooms on the first floor
  • Fowler Veranda featuring premium seating overlooking O'Shaughnessy Stadium
  • 180,000 square feet total
  • AARC is located at 2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul

Click here to learn more about AARC Hours
Two students playing basketball in a Physical Education Class in McCarthy Gym gym on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

McCarthy Gym Features

The McCarthy Gym facility was remodeled in the summer of 2010 to offer:

  • Modern locker facilities for men and women
  • Two wood floor gymnasiums with markings and setups for basketball, volleyball, badminton, pickle ball, and other activities
  • Cardio equipment
  • Four racquetball and handball courts
  • McCarthy Gym is located at 2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul

AARC Facilities

Yoga class

Classes Offered at St. Thomas and the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex

St. Thomas and the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex offer fitness classes under normal circumstances. At this time, fitness classes will be announced at a later date. Check back here for future calendars and registration.

Contact Information

Membership Inquiries & Locker Rental

Sydney Helmbrecht
Assistant Director of Athletic Events