Campus Recreation Newsletter – November

Life Saving Incident at ARC

Last Monday, Nov. 7, Campus Recreation and Carle staff along with the Urbana Fire Department and bystanders responded to an emergency after a man suffered a heart attack while playing a game of basketball. Mr. Merrell is alive and well and we can’t thank everyone enough who was involved. For more information, please view the news video here.

Campus Recreation takes pride in training our staff and students in CPR/AED and takes the proper steps in making sure all AED devices are updated regularly as they had just been before the recent incident occurred. In case of an emergency, please be aware of where our AEDs are located in each facility.


Near control desks on bottom and top levels, on columns
East wall, Gym 1
Wall near MP 5 & 6
Wall near Meeting Room 3 across from Indoor Pool
Column next to Auditorium
Behind Member Services desk

First floor: On wall to the left of the Men’s locker room
Second floor: On wall behind student desk
Ice Arena

On wall right next to room 108

South wall of the Maintenance Building
Outdoor Center/Turf Fields

Student Office, in desk

Fall and Winter Break Hours, ARC and CRCE Early Closing Dates

Fall Break is Nov. 19-27. During this time, the ARC will be CLOSED with CRCE open with abbreviated hours. Lap swimming at CRCE will occur daily from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. All facilities will be CLOSED on Thursday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. ARC will reopen with regular fall hours on Monday, Nov. 28.

ARC and CRCE will also be closing at 10 p.m. during Finals Week beginning Thursday, Dec. 8 – Friday, Dec. 16.
ARC Locker Access During Fall Break
If you have items in your ARC locker you will need over Fall Break, please take them with you since ARC will be closed.

Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim registration for Spring 2017 will take place at ARC and CRCE Member Services on the following dates:

Members – Monday, December 5

Non-Members – Monday, December 12

Classes are available for 6 months – adult

For more informaiton, please visit our website.

Learn to Skate

Kick off a new year by participating in our Learn to Skate program. Be sure to enroll in the four (4) week Winter skating session with registration starting Dec. 7 for members and Dec. 12 for non-members. Classes will be held each Thursday beginning Jan. 12 through Feb. 2. View more information on our website.
Limited Parking, Increased Traffic, Limited Gym Usage
Please be advised of limited parking, increased traffic and limited gym usage on the following dates and locations:

Dec. 7 – Business College Capstone Program, Gym 1 and MP1
December 10 & 11 (all day) – Justin Spring Invitational Gymnastics Competition, Gym 1

Campus Rec Cares
Campus Rec will provide an opportunity for members and students to partipate with our giving tree to provide gifts for underprivileged children in our local community. Please take a tag from any of the trees at ARC, CRCE or Ice Arena and return your gift unwrapped to Member Services along with your tag.

Tags will be available Monday, Nov. 28. Gifts will need to be brought to Campus Rec by Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Turkey Skate at UI Ice Arena

The UI Ice Arena will be hosting a Turkey Skate on Friday, Nov. 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Come on by after your Black Friday shopping or to burn off some turkey from the night before!

Sled Hockey Games and Demonstration at UI Ice Arena

Check out the Chicago Blackhawk and St. Louis Blues Sled Hockey teams as they compete in a game at the UI Ice Arena on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Following, the Illinois Hockey Team will take on the Chicago Hornets.

Once both games have concluded, fans will have the opportunity to participate in a sled hockey demo on the ice to try out the sport. This event is FREE to the public.

Reading Day

Don’t miss out on a nice relaxing day at the ARC on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 1 – 4 p.m. in celebration of Reading Day. We will have FREE ice cream, gift card giveaways, service dogs and coloring stations in MP7 as well as a yoga and relaxation class from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in MP6. This event is FREE!

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