About 
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In the fall of 2007, the 54,000 square foot UCCS Recreation Center opened its doors to students and faculty/staff at the university, at the time the first Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design (LEED) Gold certified public building in southern Colorado, and only second LEED Gold certified recreation center in the nation. The prestigious LEED Gold certification is awarded by the Green Building Council to facilities meeting strict criteria through a performance rating system that evaluate a facility as a sustainable site, its water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and  design.

The UCCS Recreation Center is proud to share the following: 

  • Solar thermal panels convert solar energy to heat swimming pool water
  • High efficiency glass and window allow light in while reducing solar heat gain
  • In-place Concrete Form (ICF) walls provide energy efficiency
  • Low chemical paints, adhesives, sealants, and carpets were used during construction
  • Current landscaping reduces need for water
  • A reflective roof minimizes the “heat island” effect
  • Low flow toilet and sink fixtures reduce facility water use by as much as 38 %
  • Heating and cooling systems reduce energy expenditure by as much as 30%
  • Wherever possible, unused construction materials were recycled instead of sent to the landfill

Amenities

  • Free facility tour
  • Fitness center with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment
  • Free fitness equipment orientation
  • Gymnasium with 2 basketball courts
  • Free equipment check-out
  • Free day lockers
  • Indoor track, one lap equals 1/13 of a mile
  • Bouldering wall, 12’ in height
  • Student Outdoor Leadership Expeditions (S.O.L.E) Center featuring outdoor trips and equipment rentals
  • Aquatic Center, featuring four 25-yard lap lanes, leisure area with vortex pool, and spa / hot tub
  • Multipurpose studio
  • Multipurpose meeting room
  • Locker rooms with private showers
  • Locker rental available
  • Coming Spring 2014! Artificial turf field open for use March/April 2014.
  • Coming Fall 2015! Expansion to the existing recreation center.

Facility Hours – Fall and Spring

Monday - Thursday 6:00am - 11:00pm
Friday 6:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm -9:00pm

 

 

 

Pool Hours – Fall and Spring

Monday - Friday 6:00am -8:00am
  11:00am - 1:30pm
  4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

 

 

 

Student Leadership Outdoor Expeditions (S.O.L.E) Center

Monday – Friday                2:00pm-6:00pm

Holiday and break hours are in effect during select times of the year. Continiously check the home page for holiday and break hours.

UCCS Recreation Center access policy

  • All Campus Recreation members, without exception, must present the official UCCS “Lion One” identification card upon entering the UCCS Recreation Center. Broken, damaged or illegible IDs will not be accepted
  • If a member forgets his/her ID, a valid photo ID must be presented upon entering the UCCS Recreation Center. A member will have one week to find or replace the ID with a new one
  • Membership eligible parties other than students and faculty/staff must obtain an official UCCS “Lion One” identification card at the University Center to gain access to the UCCS Recreation Center. Visit the “Lion One Card” website for hours, card capabilities and pricing: http://www.uccs.edu/uccsid/uccs-lion-one-card.html
  • To replace a lost or damaged ID, visit the “Lion One Card” website at http://www.uccs.edu/uccsid/uccs-lion-one-card.html for hours and replacement fee
  • For parking options in and around the UCCS Recreation Center vicinity, please visit: http://www.uccs.edu/pts/parking.html
  • For special accommodations, please contact KB Lindsey at 719-255-7512 or blindsey@uccs.edu

UCCS Recreation Center guest policy

UCCS Recreation Center members may bring guests to the UCCS Recreation Center for a fee of $5 per adults and $3 per child under the age of 16. Please be aware that children under the age of 16 are not permitted on the fitness floor and must be accompanied by an adult member at all times during their visit to the recreation center. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult member at all times while in the pool.

UCCS Recreation Center one-day pass policy

Membership eligible individuals may purchase a one-day pass to utilize the UCCS Recreation Center. Fees are $5 per adults and $3 per child under the age of 16. Please be aware that children under the age of 16 are not permitted on the fitness floor and must be accompanied by an adult member at all times during their visit to the recreation center. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult member at all times while in the pool.