Recreation Services, Campus
1115 Eppley Recreation Center
Campus Recreation Services (CRS) offers a wide variety of recreation programs including aquatics, fitness programs, informal recreation, intramural sports, non-credit instruction, outdoor recreation, and sport clubs. CRS also has some of the most advanced recreation, sports, and fitness facilities in the nation. The CRS facilities include the Eppley Recreation Center (ERC), Ritchie Coliseum, Reckord Armory, Cole Field House and the weight and fitness areas in the School of Public Health (SPH) building.
The Eppley Recreation Center offers exceptional aquatic facilities. The Natatorium (indoor pool) consists of two pools; a 50 meter Olympic sized pool and a shallow, instructional pool. The Outdoor Aquatic Center houses a 25 yard by 25 meter recreational pool and a splash pool. The CRS aquatic program also offers quality instruction in lifeguard training, pool operations, water safety including group and private/semi-private swim lessons.
CRS offers a wide variety of fitness programs including low-impact, step, and water aerobics, cardio-boxing, and sport conditioning. CRS Informal Recreation programs allow students to enjoy their favorite activity at their leisure, whether it is using cardiovascular equipment, lifting weights, jogging, or playing racquetball, volleyball, basketball or wallyball. CRS has weight rooms and fitness centers located in the ERC, Ritchie Coliseum, and SPH. The fitness centers feature stairclimbers, bikes, rowers, total body conditioners, arc trainers, and treadmills. Weight rooms have a variety of free-weights and weight machines.
Students looking to play team or individual sports or take part in special sporting events have to opportunity to participate in the CRS Intramural Sports or Sport Club programs. In the Intramural Sports program, students can participate year-round in team sports such as basketball, football, and soccer. Individual and dual sports include golf, racquetball, and many more. Intramural sports are structured activities that are open to all men and women from the campus community. Participants can select their own level of competition and play in either men's, women's, grad/fac/staff or coed leagues.
The Sport Club program offers students the opportunity to participate in competitive sport activities, learn new skills, and enjoy the recreational and social fellowship derived from sports involvement. Sport Clubs are student-lead organizations that may be oriented toward competition, teaching, recreation, or any combination of these. There are 43 Sport Clubs, including Ballroom Dance, Lacrosse, Black Belt, Wushu, and Soccer.
The Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) is located in the northwest corner of the Eppley Recreation Center. The ORC offers outdoor adventures and clinics throughout the year. Take a backpacking trip, learn how to rock climb, or try white-water kayaking. The Climbing Wall and Challenge Course are two features of the ORC where students may challenge themselves both physically and mentally, increasing interpersonal skills and self-confidence. The ORC also has a resource library for planning your own trips and equipment rentals.
The Campus Bike Shop is a one-of-a-kind bike shop. All services are FREE. In true DIY fashion the mechanics on staff will teach you how to fix your bike, or you can do it yourself with our tools. The Bike Shop is conveniently located in Cole Field House on the north end, lower level - near the tunnel entrance.
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