General Info

About the Facility

The Kiernan Center is open to students, employees, alumni and individuals from the local community. Patrons must be 18 years old or accompanied by an adult.

The Kiernan Center offers:  

  • 90`x 45`six lane swimming pool with one meter and three meter diving boards  
  • Four basketball courts  
  • Racquetball court
  • Free weight room  
  • Universal strength area
  • Fitness center  
  • Aerobic and dance area  
  • 1/12 mile walking/jogging indoor track  
  • Dry sauna in each locker room
  • Outdoor sport fields
  • Turf athletic field
  • Two outdoor basketball courts
  • Free towel and equipment rental

Improvements To the KC Experience

Over the course of the past year, there have been a number of major improvements to the Kiernan Recreation Center. We have expanded our front fitness center by 800 square feet, along with adding four new windows and three new televisions to make this area more fitness friendly! The locker rooms in Scaffidi Gym have been completely renovated, adding more inviting spaces for teams to use during athletic and club sport events. In addition, we have began to "reinvent" the center by painting several areas and adding new signage to the interior and exterior of the facility.

When an individual purchases a membership to the Kiernan Center, it will permit the member to use the Kiernan Center's facilities during the center's regular hours of operation in accordance with the facility's rules and regulations. Before an individual joins the Kiernan Center, the following should be considered:

**The Kiernan Center is a student recreational facility. The operations and management of the facility will focus upon the student population. At times, the use of the Kiernan Center may be restricted due to university scheduled events and activities. During school recess periods and summer school sessions, the hours of the Kiernan Center will be reduced.

Kiernan Center Hours

Entire facility open for use with exception of pool. Pool hours can be obtained by contacting the front desk at 716.286.8055.

DaysTimes
Mondays - Thursdays 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fridays 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

 

Hours are for Academic Year (late August - mid-May). During school recess, hours are reduced

Some areas of the facility may be limited due to use by certain university groups.

Family Hours

Immediate family may be admitted in the Kiernan Center during family hours. They must, however, be accompanied by the individual who possesses a membership and must register at the front desk when entering the facility. Children under the age of 16 will be restricted from some areas and are required to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Family Hours are the following:

Late August - mid-May Fridays and Saturdays: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Mid-May - late August and during recess breaks - Fridays and Saturdays: All Day

Pool Hours:

The pool hours will vary depending upon the swim team's schedule, intramural events, instructional programs, etc. A weekly and/or monthly pool schedule will be available at the Kiernan Center front desk. Please call the Kiernan Center Front Desk at 716.286.8055 to obtain the most recent Kiernan Center pool schedule.

We Value Your Opinion

We appreciate your feedback and value your thoughts. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our operations or thoughts on possible programs we can implement, please contact us at 716.286.8055 or email John Spanbauer, Kiernan Recreation Center Director, at jks@niagara.edu.