Fall Reopening

Rec Services Updates

Recreation Services Press Release

Fall 2020 Facility Hours

Face Covering Policy

  • Effective Monday, August 10th – Face coverings are required at all times while inside of State Gym.
  • Face coverings are required at all times while inside of Beyer Hall; face coverings are not required for swimmers in the water at Beyer Pool.
  • Face coverings are required at all times while inside of the Lied Recreation Athletic Center.
  • Due to social/physical distancing recommendations, all Rec Services facilities will operate with a reduced capacity. Check here for up-to-date user counts.

STATE GYM

Effective Monday, August 3, 2020

State Gym Summer Hours (August 3 – 16)

  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

State Gym Fall Hours (starting August 17)

  • Monday – Friday: 6 am – 10 pm
  • Saturday: 12 pm – 6 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm – 10 pm

Available (starting August 17): Cardio equipment, weight equipment, badminton court, table tennis, pickle ball, locker rooms/showers, Admin Office, climbing wall, pool for designated fitness classes/sport clubs only

Closed: Water volleyball/basketball, diving platform, hot tub, bouldering wall, drinking fountains, tracks for running/walking, gymnasiums for basketball/volleyball, day-use lockers

Capacity: Reduced capacity to allow for proper social/physical distancing

 

BEYER HALL – Reopens August 17th

Effective Monday, August 17, 2020

Beyer Hall Fall Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 6 am – 10 pm
  • Saturday: 12 pm – 6 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm – 10 pm

Available (starting August 17): Pool, locker rooms, classrooms, storage areas, IM t-shirt office, functional training room for designated classes only, athletic training room, gymnastics room, athletic locker rooms, athletic department training and equipment room

Closed: Racquetball/squash courts, day use lockers, basketball/volleyball courts, Beyer Weight Club Room

Capacity: Reduced capacity to allow for proper social/physical distancing

 

LIED RECREATION ATHLETIC CENTER – Reopens August 19th

Effective Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Lied Rec Fall Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 6 am – 10 pm
  • Saturday: 12 pm – 6 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm – 10 pm

Available (starting August 19): Cardio equipment, weight equipment, badminton courts, locker rooms/showers, basketball courts for shooting, volleyball courts, turf field, bouldering wall.

Closed: Upper and lower tracks, racquetball courts, TRX area, boxing room, steam rooms

Capacity: Reduced capacity to allow for proper social/physical distancing

POOL INFO

Beyer Pool

  • Reservations are required, and can be made via our website.  Check-in with Beyer desk; questions in the pool area can be directed to the lifeguard sitting on the east end of the pool deck.
  • Drop-in spots will open up at 10 minutes past the reservation times, if full.  Members will be asked to wait on deck, with mask, on a spot marked with an “X” on wall benches
  • 2 swimmers in each lane (6) = 12 in total
  • 2 swimmers in diving well = 2 in total
  • Click here to reserve your spot up to 72 hours in advance.

State Pool

  • State Pool will not be open for its typical lap or open swim times.  State Pool will be dedicated to our fitness classes and aquatic-related sport clubs.
  • 2 swimmers in each lane (3) = 6 in total
  • 2 swimmers in vortex = 2 in total
  • 2 swimmers in diving well = 2 in total

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Intramural Sports:

Intramural Sports will resume for the Fall semester and registration can be found on recservices.iastate.edu.

  • Participants must adhere to all Rec Services building policies, including the use of face coverings and social/physical distancing
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and practice social/physical distancing before and after outdoor competitions, as well as during play to the extent that it is possible
  • Activities not located in or on Rec Services property (such as the Memorial Union, Perfect Games, Ice Arena, etc.) will follow location-specific guidelines

The following Intramural Sports activities are planned for Fall 2020:

  • 4 on 4 Sand Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Bag Toss
  • Tennis Singles and/or Doubles
  • Curling
  • Mini Golf
  • Disc Golf
  • Badminton Singles and/or Doubles
  • eSports
  • Pickleball Singles
  • 9 Ball Pool
  • 4 on 4 Indoor Volleyball
  • Table Tennis Singles and/or Doubles
  • 8 Ball Pool
  • Bowling
  • 3 Point Shot Contest
  • IM Trivia Challenge – Virtual

Fitness Classes:

In-person fitness classes will resume on August 17th. Virtual classes will still be offered, but are moving from Instagram IGTV to WebEx. This will allow us to continue to offer nearly as many classes as we have in past semesters, with a combination of in-person and online options.

In-person classes will have limited capacity and may be offered at non-traditional locations to allow for proper social/physical distancing. For example, cycling and cardio classes will be offered in East State Gym and outdoor fitness classes will be offered east of Lied (weather permitting). Pay close attention to location when registering for in-person classes.

Personal Training:

Online and in-person personal training sessions will be available. Trainers will adhere to thorough cleaning procedures and social/physical distancing practices.

Outdoor Recreation:

Outdoor Rec will provide contactless curbside equipment rentals for canoes, stand-up paddle boards, and kayaks. Rent Outdoor Rec Equipment

Climbing walls will be open with restrictions and limited participant numbers. Some day trips and workshops will be available this fall including rock climbing and Wilderness First Aid.

Sport Clubs:

Sport Club plans are currently under review and will be announced prior to the start of the semester.

All above information is subject to change. For the latest updates visit recservices.iastate.edu or connect to our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter pages.

Notice

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, including gyms and health and fitness facilities.  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and even death.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults and individuals with certain underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.  For these reasons, all individuals should carefully assess and monitor their own health and safety before entering and using Rec Services facilities and services.

FAQs

Is the State Gym pool open?

  • State Gym pool is closed for open swim. It will be available on a limited basis for some group fitness classes and club sports.

Is the Beyer pool open?

  • Yes, Beyer pool is open for lap swimming but lane reservations are required. Reservation options will be made available 72 hours in advance.
  • Click here to reserve your spot.

Is Lied Recreation Athletic Center open?

  • Lied opens on August 19th for Rec Services members.

Do I have to wear a face covering while I’m working out?

  • Yes, effective August 10, 2020, face coverings are required at all times in all Recreation Services buildings. Students/members with a documented health or medical condition that prevents them from wearing a face covering, should consult with Student Accessibility Services(SAS).

Is Equipment Checkout available?

  • No, equipment checkout (including towel service) is not available until further notice. Please bring your own equipment and towel if necessary.

What are the hours for the fall semester?

Will my locker located in Beyer or Lied be extended due to the closure?

  • Please contact our Assistant Manager, Memberships & Customer Service – Whitnie Nichols – to discuss potential locker extension options.

My locker expired recently but the facility has been closed. Where are my belongings?

  • Your belongings are still in your locker. We haven’t cleaned out any lockers at Beyer or Lied since those buildings are closed. Your locker expiration date will be extended due to the closure so you do not have to worry about cleaning your locker out at this time.

I’ve already paid for my membership but I haven’t been using Rec Services facilities. Am I eligible for a membership extension?

  • Please contact our Assistant Manager, Memberships & Customer Service – Whitnie Nichols – to discuss potential membership extension options.

I want to rent equipment with ORP – how can I do that?

What are the requirements to use the gym?

  • You will need an active membership, a valid ISU Card, and a face covering. Face coverings will be available at each facility if you do not have one of your own. If you’re unsure if you have an active membership, please call our Admin Office at 515-294-4980.

What programs and services are available?