UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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COVID-19 Updates

Virtual Group Fitness programming will continue with a modified schedule for the next two weeks during the UWRF "Shelter-In-Place" order.  To register for a class, visit https://recreation.uwrf.edu/ or use the Campus Rec App.  After registration, participants will receive a link for the virtual class.

  • Wednesday, 9/23
    • 4:30-5:15pm - Extreme HIIT with Sonja
    • 5:25-5:45pm - Core X with Sonja
  • Thursday, 9/24
    • 6:00-7:00pm - Circuit Training with Becca
  • Monday, 9/28
    • 12:00-12:45pm - Yoga with Sally
    • 5:00-6:00pm - Extreme HIIT with Sonja
  • Tuesday, 9/29
    • 3:30-4:30pm - Circuit Training with Becca
    • 5:15-6:00pm - Yoga with Sally
  • Wednesday, 9/30
    • 12:00-12:45pm - Yoga with Sally
    • 4:30-5:15pm - Extreme HIIT with Sonja
    • 5:25-5:45pm - Core X with Sonja
  • Thursday, 10/1
    • 6:00-7:00pm - Circuit Training with Becca

All Falcon Outdoor Adventures programming has been suspended until further notice.

  • The Climbing Wall and Rental Center will remain closed until further notice.
    • All rental center customers are responsible for gear currently checked out.
    • All rental gear will be due when the "Shelter-In-Place" order has been lifted.
    • All late fees are being waived at this time.

All Intramural Sports programming has been suspended until further notice.

  • Contests from Week 1 (9/14-9/17) will be recorded towards the final standings for the season.
  • League play will resume when in-person activities are approved by the University.  Until that time, all future contests have been unpublished from IMLeagues to avoid confusion.
  • League registration, which was originally scheduled to close at 12pm on 9/18, will remain open until 10/2.
  • All intramural fees (Pay Packages) will be held with the team registration until more details about returning to play become available.
  • Due to the delay in the Quarter 1 season, it is unlikely there will be a full Quarter 2 offering this semester.  It is possible we may add mini-seasons or tournaments when in-person activities resume.

All Sport Club programming has been suspended until further notice.

  • In-person practices and gatherings have been cancelled.
  • All uniforms and equipment should be returned to the Campus Recreation Department as soon as possible.
    • Please contact campusrec@uwrf.edu to setup a time to return university owned items.

The Campus Recreation staff has been busy planning for a safe return to the gym for its users.  We are fully committed to the health, well-being and safety of all students, faculty, staff and community members that choose to work out with us.  This commitment is reflected by the many updates and modifications the staff has planned in preparation of reopening the facility and programs.  Although state orders and local public health expectations may change with the circumstances, Campus Recreation’s dedication and commitment does not waver.

The Falcon Center will open its doors once again this fall welcoming new students, returning students, and staff to campus.  Considering all available information, the decision was made to reopen the Fitness Center and Falcon Outdoor Adventures on August 24th to UWRF students, faculty, and staff only.  Campus leadership, in conjunction with Pierce County Public Health, have made the decision to suspend all Campus Recreation community programs until the beginning of January 2021, including all Learn to Skate, Learn to Climb, Open Skating, Open Hockey, FOA Rental Center, and recreation opportunities in the Knowles Field House and FOA Climbing Wall.

We understand this news may be frustrating for many members but ask for your continued patience and flexibility during this uncertain time. We will continue to evaluate the impact of having students back to campus with limited classes, activities and space during this semester before welcoming back our community members. Simultaneously, the decision to reopen to the public will hinge on case trajectory, the availability of testing, and the COVID-19 activity level in Pierce County.

The Campus Recreation staff will communicate any new decisions that are made related to a January 2021 community reopening.  Until that time, the Fitness Center staff will continue to maintain your membership status by extending all monthly recurring memberships for one penny/month as it has done since mid-March unless we hear otherwise.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us at campusrec@uwrf.edu.  More updates can be found on the UWRF website and on our social media accounts (Facebook / Instagram).  We look forward to having everyone back as soon as it can be accomplished safely. Thank you for your continued support of UWRF, the Falcon Center and Campus Recreation. 

On Thursday, July 30th, Gov. Tony Evers issued a statewide mandate requiring all Wisconsin residents to wear face masks while indoors through the end of September. See the full story here.

Campus Recreation Professional Staff have been working all summer on new policies, facility updates, and specialized programming to meet the new mandates and recommendations from health experts. This new mandate will be taken into consideration as the staff prepare for the beginning of the academic year. At this time, there is no definite timeline for opening the Fitness Center.

Please keep in mind that this situation is constantly evolving. More information will continue to be posted at www.uwrf.edu/campusrec and on our social media outlets as it becomes available. For more campus-wide information, please visit go.uwrf.edu/covid19.

If you have any questions, please email us at campusrec@uwrf.edu.

On Thursday, July 9th, the UW System Board of Regents unanimously passed a mandate making masks mandatory inside all UW campus buildings this fall. See the full story here.

Campus Recreation Professional Staff have been working all summer on new policies, facility updates, and specialized programming to meet the new mandates and recommendations from health experts at the University, City, County, and State levels. At this time, there is no definite timeline for opening the Fitness Center.

Please keep in mind that this situation is constantly evolving. More information will continue to be posted at www.uwrf.edu/campusrec and on our social media outlets as it becomes available. For more campus-wide information, please visit go.uwrf.edu/covid19.

If you have any questions, please email us at campusrec@uwrf.edu.

On May 13, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the state’s Safer at Home order. Although this order is no longer in place, COVID-19 remains a serious public health concern. We appreciate your patience during this period of closure and want to ensure you that we are working towards a safe and effective way to reopen the Campus Recreation programs and recreational opportunities at the Falcon Center.

Campus Recreation is currently working on a plan to open the Fitness Center in a phased approach. Once a plan to open the facility is approved, the Campus Recreation staff will share it via its website, email and various social media outlets. A reopening of the Falcon Center will follow safety guidelines from the CDC, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Pierce County Public Health and incorporate best practices in the health and fitness industry to reduce the spread of disease.

We understand the positive benefits that exercise contributes to your health and wellbeing and look forward to a safe return for everyone. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this challenging time. Be well.

Please keep in mind that this situation is constantly evolving. More information will continue to be posted at www.uwrf.edu/campusrec and on our social media outlets as it becomes available. For more campus-wide information, please visit go.uwrf.edu/covid19.

If you have any questions, please email us at campusrec@uwrf.edu.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order, all Campus Recreation programs and recreation opportunities at the Falcon Center scheduled for the summer have been suspended indefinitely.

Please keep in mind that this situation is constantly evolving. More information will continue to be posted at www.uwrf.edu/campusrec and on our social media outlets as it becomes available. For more campus-wide information, please visit go.uwrf.edu/covid19.

If you have any questions, please email us at campusrec@uwrf.edu.

All University travel and event cancellations have been extended to May 11 (end of the spring semester). The previous deadline was April 10.

  • With the extended deadline for campus event cancellations at the Falcon Center to May 11, the Fitness Center, Climbing Wall and Rental Center will remain closed through May 11. The Knowles Field House will remain closed for through the end of August.
  • The decision regarding summer events (i.e. Learn to Climb) will be made by May 1.

Please keep in mind that this situation is constantly evolving. More information will continue to be posted at www.uwrf.edu/campusrec and on our social media outlets as it becomes available. For more campus-wide information, please visit go.uwrf.edu/covid19.

If you have any questions, please email us at campusrec@uwrf.edu.

Due to the "Safer at Home Emergency Order" issued by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, all Campus Recreation facilities will continue to be closed through April 24. This closure includes the Fitness Center, Knowles Field House, Climbing Wall, Hunt Arena, and all programs, services, and events.

  • All current memberships and locker services will be automatically extended 45 days beyond your current end date.
  • All recurring members' next deduction will be $.01 to reflect the facility closure.
  • No purchases will be accepted through at least April 24.

Please keep in mind that this situation is constantly evolving. More information will continue to be posted at www.uwrf.edu/campusrec and on our social media outlets as it becomes available. For more campus-wide information, please visit go.uwrf.edu/covid19.

If you have any questions, please email us at campusrec@uwrf.edu.

Due to the growing public health concern about COVID-19, all Campus Recreation facilities will be closed starting March 17-April 10. This closure includes the Fitness Center, Knowles Field House, Climbing Wall, Hunt Arena, and all programs, services, and events.

What this means for memberships:
  • Refunds will not be issued at this time. All current memberships will be automatically extended 30 days beyond your current end date. If limited facility access exists beyond April 10, refund policies will be reassessed.
  • All recurring members’ next deduction will be $0.01 to reflect the facility closure over the next three weeks.
  • All locker services will be extended 30 days.
  • No purchases will be accepted through at least April 10.
What you can do:
  • Practice good hygiene, wash your hands, avoid touching your face, stay home if you feel sick, and avoid large gatherings when you can.
  • Find at-home workouts. There are tons of free options online with many apps offering free trials.
  • Go outside! As long as you are practicing social distancing, it is okay to get outside and go for a walk while you listen to your favorite playlist or podcast.
  • Stay connected. Reach out to friends, call a family member – maybe even try a workout using FaceTime. We are all in this together.
  • WIN SWAG! Watch for posts of daily at-home workouts from Campus Recreation on our social media platforms. Complete the workout and be eligible for free swag give-a-ways.

Please keep in mind that this situation is constantly evolving. More information will continue to be posted at www.uwrf.edu/campusrec and on our social media outlets as it becomes available. For more campus-wide information, please visit go.uwrf.edu/covid19.

If you have any questions, please email us at campusrec@uwrf.edu.

Contact Us

Campus Recreation

A105 Falcon Center

campusrec@uwrf.edu

715-425-4289

 

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