Athletics

Facilities

Facilties: Room to Grow

There’s room for everyone on the school’s 600-acre campus. On-campus facilities include a brand new hockey rink, a turf field, a fully-equipped athletics center, seven playing fields, eight tennis courts, two basketball courts, two baseball diamonds, and ten kilometers of competition-quality running trails. In the winter, the same trails are fully groomed for Nordic skiing and are the favored venue for many national competitions.

For alpine and freeskiers as well as snowboarders, there are three alpine resorts within a thirty-minute drive of campus. While many teams practice at Loon Mountain where the snow-making allows for early-season practices and the terrain parks offer challenges at every level, the Eastern Alpine ski team practices at Cannon and Mittersill Mountains. Mittersill was just recently named an official training site for the US Ski Team and offers state-of-the-art snowmaking and training facilities for our students.

Off campus, students also have access to world-class rock and ice climbing within a twenty-minute drive as well as countless miles of single-track mountain biking and hiking. Whether team sports or individual sports, aerobic or anaerobic sports are your passion, there’s room for everyone to grow, develop, and perhaps discover a new passion.

List of 10 items.

  • Bartsch–Gallop Gymnasium

    Bartsch has won several architectural awards and houses locker rooms, team rooms for visiting teams, a climbing wall, weight and cardiovascular training facilities, and an athletic training room. Recent renovations to the building included the expansion of the locker rooms and the installation of hockey lockers for both the girls’ and boys’ teams.
  • Fiore Rink at Alfond Arena

    At Holderness, we have an ice hockey program that is BOLD and COLD. We take pride in our outdoor hockey rink and what it says about us, our ruggedness, and our resiliency. The Fiore Rink at Alfond Arena, aka “Colderness,” has been known as the baddest, coldest, and most remarkable outdoor hockey rink around.
  • Hinman/Walker Field

    Named after two accomplished football coaches, the Hinman-Walker Field is located on the Upper Fields behind Bartsch. Surrounded by a steep embankment, this football field is the perfect place to hang out on a fall afternoon and watch the Bulls in action.
  • Mittersill at Cannon Mountain

    Cannon Mountain is the home training site for the Holderness School FIS Ski Team. In October 2014, the Mittersill Race and Training Slopes at Cannon Mountain Ski Area became a designated training site for the U.S. Ski Team. The redeveloped venue is comprised of two legendary Mittersill trails. Baron’s Run will be the speed venue for super G and giant slalom. The Taft Slope will have an adjacent T-bar and offer high efficiency slalom and giant slalom training. Mittersill is just one of four USSA training sites, joining ski areas in Idaho, Colorado, and California. Read more about our partnership with Mittersill at Cannon Mountain.
  • Robert T. Low Turf Field

    Located on the Upper Fields at Holderness, the Robert T. Lowe Turf Field is used for field hockey and soccer in the fall and lacrosse in the spring. Despite our northern climate, the turf allows our athletes to begin spring training in early April.
  • Rumney Cliffs

    The Holderness rock climbing team can be found daily at Rumney Cliffs, a favorite among local rock climbers. With a wide range of routes, the Rumney Cliffs offer students opportunities to work on the basics or challenge themselves to reach the next level. On weekends and on Wednesday afternoons the team travels to more distant climbing walls including Cathedral [http://www.mountainproject.com/v/cathedral-ledge/105908823] and White Horse Ledges in North Conway and Echo Crag [http://www.mountainproject.com/v/echo-crag/105947922] in Franconia Notch.
  • Tennis Courts

    Holderness School maintains eight tennis courts where both the varsity and junior varsity teams practice and compete.
  • Trails

    Our campus is home to ten kilometers of competition-quality running trails. Click to see the trail map.
  • Trampoline

    Holderness School is also proud to partner with Nick Preston and Freestyle America on curriculum development for all of our freeski athletes.
  • Wales Fields

    Located just a short walk from the main campus, Wales Field, or the Lower Fields, includes five regulation-sized fields for soccer and lacrosse. Fun fact: in fall of 2015, Ian MacIntyre ’79 landed his plane on Wales Field, took a tour of campus, and then took off again, heading south over the Pemigewasset River and the Lakes Region.
Holderness School
33 Chapel Lane, Holderness NH, 03245
mail P.O Box 1879 Plymouth, NH 03264-1879
phone (603) 536-1257