Campus Recreation offers a variety of lifetime sports and fitness activities that provide exciting opportunities to "Rock'n Recreate." The Recreation Center fee and ARC membership fee provides students, ARC members and guests access to the ARC for Informal Recreation. Below is an overview of each program area. Each semester, time is allotted for special events programming - ARC hours of operation may be modified to accommodate these activities.
A variety of aquatic programs are offered that provide educational and fun activities. LAP Lanes and OPEN swim areas are available during most pool operational hours.Primary programs offered include swim instructions, aquatic fun nights, and group fitness classes like Boga-Yoga, Boga-Fit, Aquafit-Deep, and one of our most popular aquatic programs, Arthritis Stretch. Open Kayak sessions are also offered during evening hours throughout the semester. Campus Recreation provides basic instruction and equipment. Patrons may bring their own personal kayaks.
Slippery Rock Area Parks & Recreation rents ARC Aquatic Center space to conduct youth swim lessons. All registrations must be completed through the Parks office. For registration information, contact the SR Area Parks and Recreation department office at 724.794.8180. Swim lesson participants and family members must follow all ARC rules for access and supervision. ARC waiver of liability must be signed and turned in prior to the 1st lesson.
Introductory and advanced climbing clinics are offered as well as intramural and extramural climbing competitions. Informal recreation climbing is FREE to SRU students, ARC members and Daily Guest Pass holders during regular ARC hours. Informal recreation offers the option for Top-Rope Climbing or Bouldering during operating hours. WALL liability waiver must be completed prior to climbing. Parent/guardian must sign waiver for all minor youth. Youth age 12 and under must be directly supervised, by an adult 18 or older, at the climbing wall.
Top-Rope Climbing: Climb with a rope system and belayer - 3-9 pm DAILY (modified hours during breaks)
Bouldering: Climb without a rope system. Height limit approx. 12 feet. Available during all open ARC hours of operation
Fitness / wellness
A number of programs are offered each semester and in the summer to enhance the use of the Russell Wright Fitness Center (RWFC) and other fitness activity areas in the ARC. In addition to the RWFC, the RPM, Fitness Mezzanine, and Track offer many other types of equipment for functional training. FREE equipment orientations and fitness assessments may be scheduled with RWFC staff members during operational hours. Options are available to purchase personal training sessions and to register for the ROCK Personal Training (Rock PT) program. The fee-based Youth Cross-Fit program is available for youth members under age 16. Please ask a member of the RWFC Team for assistance, to set up an appointment or for program information/registration.
The minimum age to use the RWFC, and 2nd floor fitness areas, is 16 years of age, unless registered in a specific fitness program.
Over 40 FREE classes are offered, and taught by nationally certified instructors, each semester with a limited schedule each summer. The class schedules vary depending on instructor availability. ROCK Spin Group Fit classes are FREE to all SRU students and ARC Members. Non-ARC Members can purchase a daily guest pass to participate. Classes are designed to improve cardiovascular health and body composition. The SPRING 2018 Group Fitness schedule offers a wide variety of classes on "land" and in the pool! Some classes have participant limits due to equipment needed - try to get to the classes early! Check out these FREE classes!!
Enjoy unstructured recreational opportunities for pickup games of basketball, volleyball, soccer, Dek or inline hockey, pickleball and badminton, as well as lap swimming, running/walking on the indoor track, fitness workouts, or scaling the climbing wall. Schedules are posted WEEKLY for Gym A1-4 and GYM B which reflect OPEN court times!
Intramural (IM) Sports
This is the most popular extracurricular activity on campus. Team, individual and dual Intramural Sport leagues are offered throughout the academic year. Participants organize their own teams and compete for the coveted Intramural Championship Mugs. There are no prerequisites for experience; so all skill levels are encouraged to participate. In addition, intramural sports participation affords a fine opportunity to develop the essential qualities of leadership, cooperation, self-reliance, and sense of fair play and to form warm friendships that will endure throughout the years. Each and every SRU student is invited to participate in as many activities as he/she desires.
Outdoor Adventures (OA)
This program is designed to provide outdoor recreation services and educational experiences to the Slippery Rock University campus and community. The Outdoor Program trips and clinics offer opportunities to increase outdoor recreation skills, leadership development and environmental awareness. FREE Open Kayak Sessions are offered fall and spring semesters in the ARC's Aquatic Center.
Programs are available to SRU students, faculty, staff, ARC Members, and the Slippery Rock community. Youth ages 14-17 are permitted on OA programs with parent or guardian accompaniment. Both the youth and guardian must register for OA program for youth to participate. Space is limited, first come, first serve.
Certification programs are offered throughout the year. Earn a certificate for life guarding, CPR, first aid or Water Safety Instruction (WSI) and increase your employment opportunities and earning power! Registration deadline is the Thursday before the start of class. Advanced registration and payment is required. Age requirement 15 or older unless otherwise noted. All First Aid, CPR/AED and Lifeguard programs are American Red Cross Certified.
Each semester, a variety of Special Events are offered by the Office of Campus Recreation, often in collaboration with other Student Success offices and campus departments. Special Events held in the ARC include "Up till 2am for St Jude," "RELAY for LIFE," Mr & Ms SRU Fitness and Physique Show, Campus Recreation Mini-Triathlon, Wellness Expo, Senior Olympics 3v3 Basketball tournament, ARHS Zumbathon and the UPB annual Spring Concert. Special Event information can be found under the "News and Events" tab as it becomes available. ARC Hours of Operations may be modified to host these events.
Club Sports provide opportunities for students with similar interests to participate in various sport and recreational activities. Club Sports bridge the gap between intramural and intercollegiate athletics by providing competition at specialized levels, participation in tournaments and opportunities to practice. New clubs can follow the procedure to become a recognized Slippery Rock University organization registering with the Center for Service, Involvement and Leadership located in the Smith Student Center. All Sport Cubs are funded through the Student Government Association and managed under the Campus Recreation "umbrella."