Huge Demand for University Sports: The Winter Semester at the University Sports Center

People are doing exercises in front of a mirror Copyright: © HSZ

With the beginning of the winter semester the new registration period for the Aachen University Sports Center has started. The demand was very high again. On the first day, there were already 10,000 registrations. Many courses were completely booked up within a few minutes. For all those who did not get a place in the course of their choice, there is individual appointments offered in many sports. This booking is always activated one day in advance.  


Especially in the winter semester, university sports are of great importance for all students of RWTH and FH who are new to Aachen. Doing sports together and building new connections is an important part of student life.

In addition to the regular sports activities, exciting events of the HSZ will also take place this semester. The DHM in horseback riding kicks things off from October 21 to 23. After a two-year break, this is the first DHM to be held in Aachen. Riders from all over Germany are expected in the Albert Vahle Hall on the grounds of the CHIO. After a two-year break, the Ice Hockey Uni-Cup will also finally take place again on December 8. In this energetic and emotional event, the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and medical faculties will compete against each other. The HSZ is also looking forward to the remaining events of the winter semester: the two snow events, where newcomers to the slopes and experienced skiers and snowboarders venture down the first runs of the winter semester together. In February, the University Sports Center Show takes place.

Big changes are in store for the HSZ in the future: With the new construction of the Königshügel Sports Hall, the building is to be modernized and adapted to the needs of sports participants. The old hall is to be demolished in mid-2023. A new building should then be in place two years later. The student bodies, the rector, the building department and the HSZ of RWTH Aachen University are in a constructive dialogue to find alternative areas.

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