Important COVID-19 Update:
The TARC facility is open to students, staff, and faculty, but will remain closed to alumni and the public until further notice. Learn about the changes to our policies, programming, and procedures on our #StaySafeCarthage site.
Tarble Arena, completed in January 2009, houses games and practices for men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s volleyball and women’s volleyball. The facility features a parquet floor, arena seating for 2,385 fans with all red seats and theatre-style chairs on the west side, a giant video board, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment. The video board and the ability to darken the house during pre-game introductions add a level of excitement unique to NCAA Division III arenas. The arena not only hosts Carthage sports events, but also regional high school games, performances by top musicians and comedians, and other community events.
N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center
The N.E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center, known as the “TARC,” includes a 16-lane swimming pool, indoor rock-climbing wall, 200-meter indoor track, 5,000-square-foot fitness center, baseball practice area, racquetball courts, and multipurpose courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis.
Semler Fitness Center
This 5,000-square-foot fitness center has cardio equipment, weight machines, TRX Suspension, free weights, and other exercise equipment.
Fitness Center Hours
Koenitzer Aquatic Center
The Koenitzer Aquatic Center, named for John and Joyce Koenitzer ’74, is 25 yards by 40 yards. It features 10 deep-water lanes for competition and an additional six lanes for warm-up and cool-down. A separate whirlpool is available for swimmers.
Rock Climbing Wall
The Carthage Climbing Wall is available for use by all members within the Carthage Community. Rock climbing is a full body workout and is an excellent way to improve core strength and stability. No previous climbing experience is necessary; instruction for new climbers is available during any hours that the wall is open. Any experienced climber will be expected to pass the standard knot/belay test. All equipment is provided, however climbers may bring their own shoes and harness if desired.
Climbing Wall Hours
The TARC has two raquetball courts; racquets, balls, and protective eyewear are available at the TARC information desk for patrons to borrow with a Carthage ID.
Racquetball Court Hours
McNamara Indoor Baseball/Softball Facility
The McNamara Indoor Baseball/Softball Facility features three indoor batting cages, a large soft-toss and hitting-tee area and space for pitchers and catchers to throw. The facility has a full, AstroTurf© flooring, as well as its own sound system.
The golf center allows players to hone their skills on the putting green as well as in a driving range simulator. The mural was painted during a 2013 J-Term mural painting course.
The dance studio in the TARC hosts dance courses and also serves as a rehearsal space.
Marconi Weight Room
The Marconi Weight Room, located in the TARC, is home to a variety of free weights and weight machines. This is the primary weight lifting area for Carthage’s athletic teams.