Recreation Hotline

Call for updated facility, intramural, and club sport information and schedules:

(717) 477-1561

 

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Contact Information

Director - Galen Piper
gepipe@ship.edu
717-477-1755

Assistant Director - Melissa Hazzard
mphazzard@ship.edu
717-477-1123 x 3732

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Facility Policies 


 

ShipRec Recreation Center     

  • Adhere to posted area-specific rules.
  • Recreation building users must wear non-marking shoes.
  • Equipment/ physical setups may be assembled, disassembled, or relocated only by ShipRec staff.
  • ID requirement is in effect for all users.
  • All group use requires advanced approval
  • No activities involving projectiles thrown, or otherwise, unless specifically authorized by ShipRec administrative staff will be permitted.

CARDIO/STRENGTH AREA:   

  • Tank tops/sleeveless shirts, jeans, pants or shorts with rivets or zippers, and belts are not permitted.
  • Gym bags backpacks, and purses are not allowed in workout areas. Bags must be stored in cubbies, day lockers (require a quarter) or in a locker room
  • locker (bring your own lock).
  • Individuals are required to wear athletic shoes. No open-toe or non-athletic shoes are permitted.
  • No glass bottles or open containers are permitted. Only plastic bottles and closed containers are allowed.  
  • Please do not remove equipment from the cardio/strength area.

        INDOOR TRACK:

  • Track is for exclusive use of walkers and runners.
  • Be alert for runners as you enter the track surface.
  • Store personal items in secure storage.
  • Non-marking, spike-free shoes are required.
  • Inside lane is a walking lane - 8.5 laps/mile.
  • Outside lane is a running lane - 8 laps/mile.
  • Please honor any posted directional signs.

        RAQUETBALL/SQUASH COURT RESERVATIONS:

  • Reservations must be done in person at the ShipRec entry desk.
  • Players are limited to ONE participation period on the courts per day. Players are not permitted to sign-up for multiple slots.
  • Reservations may be made 1 day ahead of time. Weekend reservations may be made on Friday.
  • A reservation is released if the player(s) do not arrive within 5 minutes of the scheduled reservation time.
  • Non-marking shoes are required, and shoes not work outside are preferred.  

        GROUP FITNESS ROOM:

  • No gum, food, or beverage permitted.  Only water in a sealed container is permitted.
  • Store personal items in secure storage.
  • Attire should be free of rivets, snaps, and zippers.
  • Non-marketing athletic footwear is required.
  • Reservation and class registration information is available at the entrance desk.
  • Drop-in use is permitted when the room is not in use.
  • ShipRec equipment may not be removed from the group fitness room.
  • Workout at your own fitness level.
  • Turn off electronic devises during class.
  • Instructors may limit class to pre-registered participants.
  • Audio visual equipment is managed by ShipRec staff.

        EQUIPMENT CHECK-OUT: 

  • ShipRec members are eligible to check-out equipment at the entrance desk at no charge. Guests are not permitted to check-out equipment.
  • All equipment check-out requires the presentation of a valid SU ID or membership card. The ID or membership card will remain at the entrance desk for the duration of check-out.
  • Any equipment reported as lost or damaged will be subject to a replacement fee.

 

Heiges Field House Pool

  • All swimmers must enter and leave the swimming pool area through the locker room
  • All swimmers must shower before entering the pool
  • No running or horseplay at any time
  • All equipment (i.e. buoys, kickboards, rescue apparatus) should be used only for its intended purpose. 
  • Return all equipment to its proper location before exiting the pool area.
  • All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult
  • All swimmers must sign in and sign out

Lobby- Individuals should enter the lobby through the glass doors next to the desk. All other glass doors are locked on evenings and weekends.


 

Heiges Field House Arena

  • Non-marking shoes are required. Shoes not worn outside are preferred.
  • No hanging on the basketball rims, nets or backboards.

 

Henderson Gymnasium

  • Patrons should enter the lobby through the doors on the left (when entering the building). ID should be presented to staff worker on duty before using the facility.
  • No food or drink in the gym area at any time
  • Non-marking shoes are required. Shoes not worn outside are preferred.
  • No hanging on backboards, rims or nets.

 

Student Recreation Complex (SRC) 

  • Recreational use is available to members of the University community presenting appropriate identification.
  • Equipment, apparatus, field marking and maintenance devices may be assembled, disassembled or relocated only by Department staff. 
  • Pets must be leashed and are restricted from all structures and the area inside the asphalt path.  Pet owners assume responsibility for cleanup.
  • Bicycles are not permitted inside the asphalt path or within any structure.  Bikes may be secured only to bike racks. 
  • After dusk, playing surfaces are not to be used unless illuminated.
  • The 827-meter (.51mile) asphalt path is the only area outside the hockey rink where rollerblading and skateboarding are permitted.  Pedestrians are requested to proceed in a clockwise direction while wheel traffic should travel counter-clockwise.
  • The hockey rink may be used only for hockey or free skating unless approved by the Director of Recreation.
  • Golfing is not permitted at the SRC.


Robb Sports Complex: 

  • Gum, food and beverages are not permitted on playing surfaces.
  • The complex is a tobacco-free environment.
  • Event spectators should not enter any playing surface.
  • No person shall consume or possess alcohol on campus.
  • Pets, glass containers and confetti are not permitted within the complex.
  • Bicycles must be placed in the storage racks.
  • Use of skateboards and rollerblades is prohibited.
  • Equipment, apparatus, field marking and maintenance devices may be assembled, disassembled or relocated only by Department staff.
  • After dusk, the facility may be used only when illuminated.
  • Call the recreation hotline, 477-1561, for scheduling information.

        TURF FIELD:

  • The turf field is a varsity complex.  Recreational use is not permitted.

        VARSITY SOFTBALL FIELD:

  • Softball facilities are reserved for varsity team use.  Recreational use is not permitted.

        TENNIS COURTS:  

  • Tennis courts are shared by recreation and athletics.
  • Tennis courts may be used only for tennis activities.
  • Recreational use is available to members of the University community presenting appropriate ID
  • Courts may be used only for tennis.
  • White soled tennis footwear is required.
  • Bicycles must be placed in the storage rack.
  • No person shall consume or possess alcohol on campus.
  • Pets, glass containers and confetti are not permitted within the complex.
  • Gum, food and beverages are not permitted on playing surfaces.
  • The complex is a tobacco-free environment.
  • Event spectators should not enter any playing surface.

 


Seth Grove Stadium 

  • Sponsors of events are responsible for full compliance by organization members, spectators and opponents. Members of the University community may request facility use through the Director of Recreation. Practice requests may be submitted by emailing the Directors of Recreation or designated graduate assistant. Please address email to gepipe@ship.edu. Practice requests may also be submitted on Ad Astra, www.events.ship.edu, and contest requests must be requested through Ad Astra.
  • Track and turf surfaces should be accessed only by pedestrian traffic.  No wheeled traffic may enter. Only event participants are permitted and spectators will remain outside the fence.
  • Food and beverage, other than water in a non-breakable container, should not enter the track or playing surface.
  • Personal seating is not permitted on track or turf surface.  Tables , tents,  and canopies are not permitted. Use of chairs and other structures subject the surfaces to damage.
  • Equipment, apparatus, field marking and maintenance devices may be assembled, disassembled or relocated only by authorized University personnel.
  • Casual users are those who are not part of a planned or structured event. Casual users may access the turf, and casual track users may use only lanes 5-8. Facility is not available to casual use during varsity competition or practice.
  • Flat soled athletic shoes are preferred footwear for all track and turf activity. Molded rubber cleats are permissible footwear for the turf but should not be worn while crossing track surface.
  • No animals, confetti, gum, seeds, tobacco products, alcohol, open flame, golfing, or activities not specifically authorized, may take place within the facility.  
  • Some assert that bacterial contamination may persist on artificial surfaces. Minimizing contamination is the best course of action. Considering that bacteria may be harbored in any surface, it is always prudent to immediately disinfect any cut or abrasion. Any bio-hazardous deposit must be reported to Recreation staff or University Police.