COVID-19 Announcements

updated as of May 29, 2020

Welcome Back

We ask that you help support a safe, phased reopening of our facility by following the guidelines that will protect the well-being of our UTRGV community. 

  • We will be open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 5 pm in a 60-minute block of time. The facility will close at designated times for cleaning/disinfecting. Click here to view the times.

  • Advanced reservations are required. We will operate at a limited capacity. 
  • Patrons will need to bring their own masks to enter the facility.   
  • Full fingered gloves will be required to workout. 
  • Staff will monitor and enforce physical distancing measures. 
  • Cleaning is a team sport.  Users must clean machines before and after use. 
  • Wear clothing that does not expose skin to surfaces. 
  • Only fitness accessories (lat pulldown bar, tricep rope, etc) will be available for checkout from the fitness floor desk.  All other check out items (racquets, weight belts, towels, yoga mats, jump ropes etc) will not be available.  Patrons will need to bring their own.
  • Facility spaces available for use: weight room floor, indoor track, 2nd floor cardio equipment, three racquetball ball courts (single use), outdoor tennis court (singles only), outdoor sunbathing. 
  • UREC will continue to offer a variety of virtual programming.  

Workout Reservations: (Weight Room, 2nd Floor Cardio, Racquetball Courts and Tennis Courts) 

  • Must be an active UTRGV student and/or EUREC member to access the facility. 
  • All regular entrance policies are still applicable (ie. appropriate athletic attire, UTRGV ID needed upon entry into the facility).
  • Members will be asked to reserve a 30-minute workout block using the IM Leagues app. Workouts in these four locations are by reservation only.  Walk-in workouts will be asked to register for an open workout timeslot. 
  • Patrons are encouraged to sign-up for only one time slot per day.
  • Waitlist patrons: If a slot opens up, you will be notified at least two hours prior to the start of the workout time, via IM Leagues email.  
  • Patrons are asked to cancel their reserved time slot two hours ahead of time if you are unable to make your timeslot. 
  • All reservations will only open one day prior to the timeslot.  

Here's a step by step instructions to sign up for IM Leagues: How to Register

Here's a step by step instructions on how to reserve a time slot at our facility: How to Reserve

Aquí hay instrucciones paso a paso para registrarse en IM Leagues: Cómo registrarse

Aquí hay instrucciones paso a paso sobre cómo reservar un horario en nuestras instalaciones: como reservar

Racquetball Courts: 

  • Three racquetball courts are available for use for single play only.  Participants must bring their own racquet and ball. The equipment checkout desk is temporarily suspended. 
  • Reservation time will be limited to 30 minutes in length. 

Tennis Courts: 

  • Tennis courts are available for use for singles matches only. Participants must bring their own racquet and ball. The equipment checkout desk is temporarily suspended.
  • Reservation time will be limited to 30 minutes in length. 

First Floor – Weight Room & Second Floor Cardio/Track 

  • Patrons must wipe down equipment before and after use of equipment.  
  • All patrons and staff will abide by physical distancing guidelines unless injury, risk mitigation, or safety measure require otherwise.  
  • Members must not attempt to use equipment that is non-operational or has signs communicating non-use for any reason as stated by UREC staff.  
  • The equipment checkout desk is temporarily suspended. 

 

Programs

All in-person programming, organized activities/events, scheduled to take place at EUREC and the TSC Recreation Center have been canceled. We will continue to have virtual programming opportunities throughout the summer.

Please note that we at University Recreation follow all University of Texas Rio Grande Valley recommendations and guidelines and currently any and all adjustments to UREC programs and services are subject to change. These are sensitive times for everyone and as updates come about, we will be sure to communicate changes to all of our UREC members.

Fitness & Wellness

  • Summer Virtual Group Exercise classes will begin June 1st. 
  • UREC will freeze all open Personal Training accounts. Training sessions will continue once UREC resumes operations. Current clients may anticipate their trainers reaching out to them for Zoom training sessions.

Intramural Sports

  • All in-person leagues, and tournaments and special events scheduled for the remainder of the spring semester have been canceled
  • Participants who have rolled over their team's forfeit fee in spring 2020 can expect to receive direct communication regarding refunds via IM leagues in the coming days.
  • Intramural Sports participants are encouraged to create an IM leagues account, to stay up to date with intramural sports programming for the remainder of the semester.

Outdoor Adventures

  • We look forward to launching virtual outdoor adventure programming. Examples include tent setups, knot tying, cooking demonstrations and more!

Sport Clubs

  • Sport Club members are encouraged to resume their scheduled meetings/events via Zoom.
  • Sport Club members can expect to receive direct communication from the sport club office in the coming days. 

Summer Youth Camp 

  • We are currently looking into Virtual Camp options for Summer 2020.
  • Summer camp registration is on hold until further notice.

TSC Recreation Center Updates 

  • In-person programming has ended.
  • TSC Recreation Center will be closed until further notice.
  • Follow UTRGV UREC social media outlets for virtual programming.

 

Services

 Memberships

  • All memberships with recurring monthly charges have been paused until further notice.
  • Faculty/staff memberships utilizing payroll deduction have been paused until further notice.
  • 7-Punch Pass holders will be reinstated 7 punches upon the re-opening of the UREC facility.

 Locker Rental

  • Please note that at this time locker holders are not permitted to enter the facility to retrieve their items, however, UREC will not be cleaning out any lockers until further notice.

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If you have any further questions, please feel free reach out to us via phone at 956-665-7804 or email urec@utrgv.edu

 

 

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