FACILITIES / DIRECTIONS
Donald R. Shepherd Gymnastics Training Center
The 22,000-square-foot facility, made possible by a $3.5 million gift from Donald R. Shepherd, a Michigan alumnus, is the practice and training home of the Michigan women's gymnastics program. The state-of-the-art complex, opened in 2002, has 17,000 square feet of training area which is outfitted with the latest in gymnastics training equipment, including resi- and free-foam pits for each event. There is an additional 5,000 square feet which houses a training room, offices for the coaching staff, a locker room, a team lounge, and a study area for the student-athletes.
The facility is located off State Street near Michigan's Varsity Tennis Center and offers a panoramic view of the outdoor tennis courts, the U-M Golf Course and the city of Ann Arbor through the large wall of windows on the building's north side.
Women's gymnastics home competitions are held at 13,751-seat Crisler Center, which is also home to the U-M men's and women's basketball teams.
From Detroit Metro Airport and points east: Take I-94 west to State Street (exit 177). Turn right. Travel north approximately 1 1/4 miles through one stoplight. Turn left at the Varsity Tennis Center, which is just past the car dealership on the right.
From Chicago and points west: Take I-94 east to State Street (exit 177). Turn left. Travel north approximately 1 1/4 miles through two stoplights. Turn left at the Varsity Tennis Center, which is just past the car dealership on the right.
From Toledo and points south: Take U.S. 23 north to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.
From Flint and points north: Take U.S. 23 south to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.