Rec Center Updates

Oct 1: Rec Pool Now Open for Limited Hours

The Rec Center Leisure Pool is now open for limited hours (Monday to Friday from 6:00-8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 4:00-6:00 p.m.) with enrollment for 1 hour time slots required. Max occupancy is 1 per lane (2 lane swimmers total), 4 in the leisure area, and 1 in the vortex. Face coverings […]

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Sept 22: REMINDER – No fires or burnables in Demeritt Forest

Let’s work together to make sure we can avoid a wildfire, mmmmkaaaaaaay? Last weekend, Officer Berube from UMPD was on active patrol and discovered a campfire in the woods off Trail 2 in the Demeritt Forest. A group of folks ran away when he approached. This area is in drought conditions and the woods are […]

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September 9: Capacity limit increase = reservations no longer needed

GREAT NEWS! The Rec Center has been approved for Phase 2 of our reopening. Effective immediately, our building capacity has increased to the point where the reservation system will not be needed. Capacity limits in individual areas of the facility are still in place, and although most of them have increased slightly, you may still […]

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August 31: Workout Reservations for Rec Center Begin This Week

On Wednesday September 2nd we will begin accepting reservations to work out at the Rec Center. Reservations can at that point be made for Friday September 4th and beyond. Drop-ins will continue to be accepted after that date if we are not at full capacity. Reservations will be accepted no more than 48 hours in […]

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August 31 to September 8: Traffic Advisories

Phase 2 of COVID-19 testing has been set to take place at the Emera Center from Monday 8/31/20 to Thursday 9/3/20, as well as the following Monday 9/7/20 and Tuesday 9/8/20. During that time, the section of Rangeley Road between Hilltop Road and Long Road will be mostly closed to traffic in order to accommodate […]

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August 20: Limited Fall Rec Center Hours Begin Tuesday, August 25

We reopened the Rec Center on July 28 and our current hours are: Mon-Fri from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. On Tuesday, August 25, our hours will expand to: Mon-Fri from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sat/Sun from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Please note the following important policies and procedures for using the Rec […]

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August 14: “Face Covering” – What Does That Mean?

UMaine released new guidance on August 10, 2020. Starting on Monday, August 24, 2020, the Rec Center and Maine Bound will be required to enforce users wear a UMaine-approved face covering at all times while in our facilities. These are generally made of multiple layers of cloth, cover the nose, mouth, and chin, and are […]

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July 20: Reopening Announcement

We are busily preparing to reopen the Rec Center in the safest way possible that protects our users and our staff. Our planned opening date is July 28, though this is subject to change. Until August 28 our hours will be Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We have some final preparations […]

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July 6: Reopening Update

The Rec Center’s plan for a safe reopening has been approved. We are working to enact the plan and prepare the facility and equipment for opening and will publish a date of opening as soon as possible. Also please watch for an announcement on changes to the facility and use guidelines, coming in the near […]

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June 8: Reopening Update

We are as eager for the Rec Center to reopen as our students and other members are. In the reopening process, we are guided by both the State of Maine Checklist and by the UM System’s directives, which means we will open sometime after July 1. We are also working with the University Emergency Operations […]

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