Sports + Fitness


Finding the time to unwind is a must for a RISD student and can take many forms. If you're looking for some options beyond the usual walk or bike ride, visit the Catanzaro Student Fitness Center for dance, pilates, spinning, tai-chi and yoga or head to the nearby Brown athletic complex, where you'll have access to a swimming pool, an ice skating rink, indoor and outdoor tracks, and courts for tennis, squash, racquetball and basketball.

Organized sports
RISD students also get together to play basketball, soccer, hockey and other sports. The Balls (basketball) and The Nads (ice hockey) often compete against teams from other art schools, celebrating their collective creative exuberance.

Catanzaro Student Fitness Center

30 Waterman Street (map)
phone: 401 454-6603
hours and more information can be found at

Biking is big at RISD – despite the killer hill.