Student Life

Experience Liberty

February 20, 2015

From nature trails to recreational facilities, there is no shortage of ways for the community to join in on the fun at Liberty University. Whether looking to enjoy nature, catch a sporting event, experience the arts, or shred the slopes, everyone is invited to see what makes Liberty the world’s most exciting university.

Liberty Mountain Trail System

There are over 50 miles of single- and double-track trails for running and biking across Liberty’s mountain property. These trails are available for public use, free of charge. Student Activities hosts six trail races each year as part of the Liberty Mountain Trail Series, which are also open to the community. 

Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre

Composed of beginner, intermediate, and advanced slopes and a two-story lodge, this high-performance playground is the first of its kind in North America. Snowflex gives riders of any level the opportunity to ski, snowboard, or tube year-round. Lessons are available. The cozy lodge and panoramic view of Liberty’s campus also make the centre a popular destination for birthday parties and other events. Snowflex is open seven days a week, when not closed for a private event; hours are available on the website.

Liberty Mountain Skate Park

Located in the Candlers Station Shopping Center, Liberty Mountain Skate Park is Central Virginia’s only indoor skatepark. It is open seven days a week and accommodates skateboarders, inline skaters, and BMX riders with rails, bowls, and a half-pipe. It is open noon-midnight on weekdays, 10 a.m.-midnight on Saturdays, and 2 p.m.-midnight on Sundays. Bookings for parties and private events are also available.

LaHaye Ice Center

From public skating to youth and adult open hockey, the LaHaye Ice Center offers a variety of skating activities for the whole family to enjoy. The facility has a seating capacity of 3,000 for Flames hockey games or figure skating competitions. Private lessons, birthday parties, and group rentals are also available. Public skate times are posted on the website each month.

Art Gallery

Art exhibitions are on display all year long in the university’s Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor of DeMoss Hall. In addition to Liberty’s Permanent Collection, a number of professional and student exhibitions are held throughout the year. Hours are typically 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. Private tours are available.

Upcoming exhibitions:

David Meyer (Digital/Multimedia Artist) – Jan. 22-Feb. 19

Senior Graphic Design Exhibit – Feb. 26-March 26

Senior Art Exhibit – April 2-28


Liberty hosts a variety of concerts throughout the year. College For A Weekend (CFAW), which invites high school students to experience Christian college life, includes a Friday night concert featuring well-known Christian artists. This semester’s concerts include Kirk Franklin at 8 p.m. on Feb. 13 and the Newsboys “We Believe” Tour at 7 p.m. on April 11. Both concerts will be held at the Vines Center. Concerts are also held in the LaHaye Event Space, a more intimate setting with a standing room capacity of about 900. The Campus Artist Series, hosted by Student Activities, features student, local, and up-and-coming talent. The Liberty Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Singers, as well a variety of praise and worship groups also perform on campus throughout the year.

Tower Theater

Liberty’s Department of Theatre Arts and its professional stage company, Alluvion, bring Broadway-caliber shows to the Tower Theater stage each semester. The spring schedule includes more of the powerful stories, stunning production value, and memorable music that audiences have come to expect from Liberty productions.

“South Pacific” – Feb. 20-March 1 (8 performances)

“Everyman” – March 19-22 (5 performances)

“The Secret Garden” (Alluvion) – April 17-May 10 (16 performances)

“King Lear” (Summer Shakespeare) – May 21-27 (4 performances)

  • (434) 582-SEAT (7328) during weekday business hours; (434) 582-2085 the night of a performance

Summer Camps

Elementary, middle, and high school students can explore an area of interest during one of the university’s many summer camps. Options include sports camps (basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer, and skiing and snowboarding); arts (theater and music); and academics, such as debate, math, and writing.

701 Thomas Road

Liberty’s historic 701 Thomas Road property in Lynchburg has been fully renovated, making it a perfect venue for weddings and other formal events. Its facilities include the Old Pate Chapel and the Donald Duck Bottling Co. Reception Hall. The Bottling Co. has a large catering kitchen and two electric fireplaces. Both facilities are equipped with quality sound systems.

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