Facility Rentals and Reservations

From birthday parties to group meetings to large scale events. The Norris Events Center offers a number of reversible rooms and facilities for events of all sizes and types.

Below are the available facilities and rooms that may be reserved. Select the area you would like to reserve below to view more information about our facility. You may also view our up-to-date facility schedule by clicking the button below.

For facility inquires and to make reservations contact the Norris Guest Information Desk at 906-635-2602 or visit us in the main lobby of the Norris Events Center.

Conference Rooms

Blue Liner Room

The Blue Liner Room is used by the Division I Laker Hockey Support group and can be utilized for small group meetings and conferences.

Room Size: 16′ x 28′

Seating Capacity: 14

Amenities: boardroom style table, small kitchenette

Please contact the Norris Guest Information Desk at 906-635-2602 or fill out the Norris Events Center Facility Reservation Request Form.

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Gregory Lounge

The Gregory Lounge located adjacent to the Norris Information Desk is small conference room perfect for classes or small group meetings.

Room Size: 18′ x 25′

Seating Capacity: 20

Amenities: 6ft tables for alternative room layouts, small kitchenette, projector/screen and dry erase board

Please contact the Norris Guest Information Desk at 906-635-2602 or fill out the Norris Events Center Facility Reservation Request Form.

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Regional Outdoor Center

The Regional Outdoor Center is located near the north entrance of Norris Events Center. It is small conference room perfect for classes or small group meetings.

Room Size: 15′ x 22′

Seating Capacity: 8

Amenities: boardroom style table, smart TV, and dry erase board

Please contact the Norris Guest Information Desk at 906-635-2602 or fill out the Norris Events Center Facility Reservation Request Form.

Classrooms

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The James Norris Events Center features a number of classrooms spaces. All classrooms are equipped with a computer, projector and mounted dry erase board.

Room Size: 31′ x 34′

Seating Capacity: 40

Amenities: 6ft tables for alternative room layouts, computer, projector/screen and dry erase board

Please contact the Norris Guest Information Desk at 906-635-2602 or fill out the Norris Events Center Facility Reservation Request Form.

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The James Norris Events Center features a number of classrooms spaces. All classrooms are equipped with a computer, projector and mounted dry erase board.

Room Size: 31′ x 36′

Seating Capacity: 40

Amenities: 6ft tables for alternative room layouts, computer, projector/screen and dry erase board

Please contact the Norris Guest Information Desk at 906-635-2602 or fill out the Norris Events Center Facility Reservation Request Form.

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Natatorium

Pool

The Norris Center Natatorium consists of two separate pools. The dive pool ranges from 11.5 feet deep to 15 feet deep. The 25 meter lap pool is 4 feet deep at both ends and 8 feet deep in the middle and is equipped for handicap access. The natatorium also has adjacent seating for 420 spectators.

Please contact the Norris Guest Information Desk at 906-635-2602 or fill out the Norris Events Center Facility Reservation Request Form.

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Recreational and Sport Court

Dance Room

The 30 by 50 foot dance studio is used for the teaching of ballet, modern dance, folk dance, floor exercises, and co-educational dance activities. It is equipped with ballet handrails, wall mirrors, and sound system.

Please contact the Norris Guest Information Desk at 906-635-2602 or fill out the Norris Events Center Facility Reservation Request Form.

Racquetball Courts

The James Norris Events Center features two racquetball courts for use. The courts may also be set-up for wallyball or badminton.

Please contact the Norris Guest Information Desk at 906-635-2602 or fill out the Norris Events Center Facility Reservation Request Form.

Student Activity Center

The Student Activity Center includes 4 multi-use courts separated by curtains, an indoor track and a fitness center. Students and community members are welcomed to enjoy what this facility has to offer. The LSSU track, and Tennis teams use the facility regularly. Many student intramural sports are also housed here. Beyond student and student athlete use, exercise science students are helping community members through fitness programs that they are designing. There are many groups that sign up for use of the center as well: local law enforcement, Special Olympics, church groups, schools, local fundraisers, local government agencies, local businesses, local care facilities, local teams all have an agreement and use the facility.

Please contact the Norris Guest Information Desk at 906-635-2602 or fill out the Norris Events Center Facility Reservation Request Form.

Arenas

Bud Cooper Gymnasium

This multi-purpose gymnasium encompasses 19,500 square feet and can be used for basketball, badminton, volleyball, and tennis. The bleachers which can provide seating for 2,500 spectators can also be rolled back to provide additional space. For special events, the gym has a foldaway platform and additional seating can be set up to accommodate 4,000 spectators.

Please contact the Norris Guest Information Desk at 906-635-2602 or fill out the Norris Events Center Facility Reservation Request Form.

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Taffy Abel Ice Arena

Please contact the Norris Guest Information Desk at 906-635-2602 or fill out the Norris Events Center Facility Reservation Request Form.

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Facility Rental Policies

  • There is no facility rental charge to LSSU Departments for facility usage as long as the activity is university related (business meetings, class, etc).
  • LSSU Departments requesting space for non-university related activities or space outside normal operational hours will be assessed the regular facility rental rate.
  • Regardless of usage type, set-up and staffing fees, when applicable, will be charged to the department.

Facility Rental Rates and Fees

The fees below will be implemented August 15, 2017.

Ice per Hour Prime-time (5pm-10pm) Weekday/

non Prime

Weekend Summer
$115 $50 $100 $75
Ice Student per Hour Primetime (5pm-10pm) Weekday/

non Prime

Weekend/Summer Student Group Hourly
$57.50 $35 $50 Free
Facility Day Hourly Member Hourly Faculty/Staff Hourly Student Group
SAC Courts $200 $25 $12.50 $12.50 Free
Batting Cage $120 $15 $7.50 $7.50 Free
Racquetball Court $120 $15 $8 $8 Free
Classroom/Conference Room $80 $20 $20 $20 Free
Climbing Wall $400 $50 $50 $50 Free
Bud Cooper Gym $600 $75 $75 $75 Free
Track $400 $50 $50 $50 Free
Dance Room $80 $20 $20 $20 Free