Grayling Viking Activity Center Expected to be Finished By End of the Month
After a few delays, Grayling High School is putting the finishing touches on a huge expansion project. The school district saved up to build the Viking Activity Center, an expansion from their existing gym.
Grayling High School Athletic Director Nate Maury says he hopes this will solve a number of scheduling issues. “When basketball season starts, the spring sports who want to start ramping their seasons up are forced to come in on Saturday or Sunday night to get practices in.”
The facility will have an indoor track and offer tennis and pickleball; a space for students and the community to enjoy.
Devin O’Dell plays baseball at Grayling High School. He says the activity center will allow him to practice during the off season. “Just getting in here before the season. Actually being able to practice, having our own space that we can do what we want to get done,” says O’Dell.
The indoor track will also be helpful for track and cross country athlete Katelyn Moore. “I’m excited that the whole team can get in here, start posting better scores at meets, because we’ll have this track for training, so we’re just looking to be more competitive,” says Moore.
The school district hopes to have the new athletic facility completed by the end of Thanksgiving break. Just in time for winter sports!
Justin Gluesing, superintendent for the Crawford AuSable School District, says, “When those final pieces come together in the next few weeks, it’s really going to be an amazing facility and we’re excited to unveil it to our community and to our school family.”