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"Hart Recreation Center" redirects here.
The Hart Recreation Center
is the main athletic center at the College of the Holy Cross
The College of the Holy Cross is an undergraduate Roman Catholic liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA...
in Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population is 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston....
. It was built in 1975 and is home to the Holy Cross Crusaders
The Holy Cross Crusaders are the athletic teams representing the College of the Holy Cross. They compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Patriot League. The men's and women's ice hockey teams compete in Atlantic Hockey Association and women's golf in the Big South Conference...
athletic teams. It is named for the Rev. Francis J. Hart, S.J., the guiding force behind intramurals at Holy Cross for more than 40 years.
The basketball arena seats 3,600, and has hosted the Patriot League
The Patriot League is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I) for a number of sports; in football, it participates in the Football Championship Subdivision...
men's basketball tournament numerous times. The hockey rink seats 1,400 and hosts the Division I men's hockey team and the Division III women's hockey team, which was formed in 1998. The rink also was the site of the 1999 and 2002 MAAC
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. MAAC teams compete in the NCAA's Division I. Most of the members are Catholic or formerly Catholic institutions; the only exception is the private but secular Rider...
hockey championships. It also contains a swimming pool, rowing tanks, and racquetball & squash courts. In 1997, the Carol & Park B. Smith Wellness Center was opened as an addition to the building, and houses strength and conditioning facilities.