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The Donald E. Young Center
The Donald E. Young Center at BHSU offers more than exceptional fitness facilities. Along with the largest collection of exercise equipment in the region, a field house with a walking track, and an Aquatic Center with lap lanes, the Young Center provides personal exercise prescriptions with a certified trainer and classes taught by wellness students.

Built in 1990, the Young Center continues to be the hub of the Black Hills State University Campus. The only building of its kind in the immediate region, it is designed to serve the needs of the university and the greater Black Hills community.

The Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center is a 172,000 square foot sports and fitness complex. The Young Center accommodates simultaneous use of its recreational and educational components by students, university personnel, and the public.

The Donald E. Young Center Houses

  • 8,000 sq. ft. fitness center
  • 18,000 sq. ft. gymnasium with 2 college size basketball courts, 6 baskets and 3 college size volleyball courts with 3,800 seating capacity
  • 58,000 sq. ft. field house with a 200 meter 6-lane track (8 laps = 1 mile), bat/golf cage and 3 tennis courts, and 6 basketball backstops
  • Aquatic center with a 6-lane, 25 meter pool and a separate therapeutic pool
  • Athletic fitness room, athletic training room, varsity and community locker rooms
  • Dance floor, student health services, concessions
  • ROTC headquarters
  • Academic classrooms with audio and video capability and the Hall of Fame meeting room.
  • Wireless Hot Spots
  • The Donald E. Young Center is equipped with several wireless hotspots for your convenience to access the web. They are located in the lobby area on 1st floor, the Hall of Fame room, and the hallway on the 2nd floor.
  • The Young Center is available for both BHSU students and community members who get a Young Center Fitness membership. Become a member today!

The Donald E. Young Center is available to rent. Have your Birthday Party at the DEY Center Pool. The $30 fee includes a room for 3 hours and swimming for 10 participants. If you have more than 10 swimmers, the fee is $3 for each additional swimmer.

For more information about the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, contact Athletic Director Jhett Albers at 605.642.6885.


Directions To Black Hills State University

From Interstate 90

  • Take Exit 12, off I-90 into Spearfish.
  • Drive West on Jackson Blvd. approximately 1 mile.
  • Turn right at the corner of Jackson Blvd. and University St.
  • Drive North 2 blocks to the campus.

From Highway 85

  • Continue South on North Avenue to Main Street.
  • Turn right at corner of Main Street and Jackson Blvd.
  • Drive West on Jackson Blvd approximately 1 mile.
  • Turn right at the corner of Jackson Blvd. and University St.
  • Drive North 2 blocks to the campus.
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