COVID-19 University Recreation Updates

Urec is committed to providing a safe environment for your recreational needs and wellbeing. 
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Important Information

Hours of Operation

*All hours are subject to change *

Starting May 10th, students will be required to purchase a monthly fitness and climbing wall membership to use the facilities. Fall student fitness membership fees are pending the start of the Rec Complex Project design phase. 

Use of Athletic and Urec Facilities

By utilizing UW-Stout Athletic and University Recreation facilities, you understand and agree to the following: 

  • Currently, the Health & Fitness Center, North Point Fitness Center, MPR, Stout Adventures, and Intramurals will be open to students, faculty and staff on a limited and by reservation only. At this time, the facility is not open to community members and retirees, with the exception of Stout Adventures equipment rentals and group challenge course reservations.
  • No membership fees charged throughout the 2020-21 academic year for current UW-Stout students. Starting May 10th, students will be required to purchase a monthly fitness and climbing wall membership to use the facilities.
  • Entrance to the Sports and Fitness Center will be through the East main entrance across from the outdoor track.
  • All workout sessions will be limited to one 45-minute time slot per person per day to begin at the top of the hour.
  • General locker rooms and classrooms will not be available.
  • No street shoes permitted in any of the facilities, please observe the "two-shoe policy".
  • All visitors are required to properly wear a face covering upon entering and leaving the facility. You must wear a face covering during your workout session.

What's Available

  • Challenge Course - Alpine Towers Design with two 50ft. climbing towers, a 30ft. giant swing, a Leap of Faith, 8 low team building elements, and endless team activites. 
  • Health & Fitness Center -  treadmills, ellipticals, steppers, upright and recumbent bikes, rower, dumbbells (5 through 70#), adjustable benches, jump ropes, squat racks, bench press, preacher curl, selectorized equipment, medicine balls, boxes, kettlebells
  • Intramurals - limited and altered sport offerings available, please visit IMLeagues for current offerings
  • Multi-Purpose Room - 200m track, 4 courts
  • North Point Fitness Center - treadmills, ellipticals, stepper, bike, rower, dumbbells (5 through 50#), adjustable benches, squat racks, selectorized equipment, medicine balls
  • Stout Adventures - two 30-foot climbing walls, bouldering wall; outdoor equipment rental; virtual clinics

Social Distancing Guidelines

By utilizing University Recreation facilities and operations, you understand and agree to the following: 

  • Provide 6 feet of distance between you and other participants or staff members
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before entering and prior to exiting the facility
  • Limit gathering in common spaces to 10 or fewer people
  • Participation will require a reserved spot to limit the number of individuals in a space
  • Workouts will be limited to one-45 minute time slot per person per day. 
  • All workouts will begin at the top of the reserved hour

Facility Use Guidelines

By utilizing UW-Stout Athletics and University Recreation facilities, you understand and agree to the following: 

  • All visitors are required to properly wear a face covering upon entering and leaving the facility. You must wear a face covering during your workout session.
  • Vaccination does not exempt individuals from use of face covering.
  • Lifting to be done in a safe/weight appropriate manner as to not require a spotter
  • All users must clean equipment they touch after each use and place in designated area to be sanitized by staff
  • No person-to-person contact of any type is permitted
  • Be courteous and limit your workouts to 45 minutes
  • No pick-up basketball games will be allowed in MPR
  • No food or drink can be taken in, with the exception of a water bottle
  • No open recreation or fitness equipment checkout will take place
  • Do not leave any personal belongings or clothing in the Sports and Fitness Center facilities. Items will be disposed of at the end of the day
  • Users are highly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines outside of the facility to mitigate risk of transmission

Operational Changes & FAQ

Changes in Operational Services
  • North Point Fitness Center will experience limited hours of service to maintain staffing
  • Participant capacities will be placed on each individual space
  • A reservation will be needed to participant in some if not all operations
New Protocols
  • Reserve a workout time, walk-ins will only be allowed at the top of the hour if a spot is available
New Policies
  • Workouts will be limited to one-45 minute time slot per person per day; check with the staff as your workout nears it’s expiration to see if there are available spots to extend your workout

Cleaning Operations
  • You can expect an increase in cleaning throughout all facilities
  • Members will be asked to assist in the cleaning of their own equipment, while staff will disinfect all equipment