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Facilities & Hours - New Balance Student Recreation Center


ACADEMIC YEAR HOURS:
(CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day & Day After; CLOSED on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, CLOSED on New Years’ Day.)

New Balance Student Recreation Center:
Mon-Thurs: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Leisure Pool: Opens 1 hour after NBSRC, and closes 1 hour before NBSRC.  The sauna will be closed for cleaning on weekdays from 8:30-9:00 am. We apologize for any inconvenience.


BREAK/SUMMER HOURS (2014-2015): Click here for information on fitness programs during break.

Break Hours Will Be In Effect On:

  • October 10-14, 2014 (Fall Break),
  • November 25-29, 2014 (Thanksgiving),
  • December 17, 2014 – January 11, 2015 (Winter Break),
  • February 27 – March 15, 2015 (Spring Break),
  • May 6 – August 31, 2015 (Summer).

CLOSED On:

  • Thanksgiving Day and Day After
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • New Years’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day

New Balance Student Recreation Center:
Mon – Fri: 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Leisure Pool: Opens 1 hour after NBSRC, and closes 1 hour before NBSRC. The sauna will be closed for cleaning on weekdays from 8:30-9:00 am. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Exterior

The highly-celebrated New Balance Student Recreation Center is a fabulous addition to the recreational opportunities at the University of Maine. Before designing the 87,000+ square foot facility, Cannon Design employed a consulting firm to survey a wide range of students, faculty, and staff about what they would like to see in a campus recreation facility. The $25 million result has become a community hub for campus and the surrounding towns.

It is also a “green” building. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), a nationally accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, promotes sustainability through key areas. Providing measurements for success, LEED evaluates sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Campus Recreation and the University of Maine has been awarded Silver Certification under LEED. Click here to view a self-guided tour pamphlet that will walk you through many of the facility’s “green” features!

As you approach the building, it is immediately clear that it was designed to reflect the beauty of the Maine outdoors. Its facade incorporates natural stone, and copper that will tarnish as it ages.

Exterior front

The Rec Center is located right next to DeMeritt Forest’s 15+ miles of trails. Equipment renters will be able to strap on their skis or snowshoes, and access the trails just a few feet from the back door.

Skis

Inside, windows stretch from floor to ceiling, letting in the natural light and serving up a great view with each workout.

Weights section

The floor plan is very open, encouraging a sense of community.

entry

The leisure pool has large windows around three sides, and a beautiful wooden ceiling and walls. The water is maintained at a balmy temperature, and is up to 4.5′ deep. There are two 25-yard lap lanes, a vortex current pool, a shallow splash area with fountain, a 20-person hot tub, and a large leisure area with hot-water-jet bench seating. There is a co-ed sauna in the pool area as well. The pool area is available for rent, with or without the adjacent multipurpose room.

pool

There are 140 pieces of cardio and weight equipment in several separate areas. One area for cardio equipment, one area for selectorized weights, and one area for plate-loaded weight equipment and free weights. Each of these areas has designated space for stretching.

plate weights

cardio room

There is also a small separate area with a mixture of both cardio and weight equipment, as well as a large alcove for stretching, with stability balls and other fitness aids. This area is perfect for circuit training and for group workout classes. During the week between the hours of 11:00 to 1:00 and 4:30 to 7:30, the circuit area is open for circuit-only use and is attended by a Campus Recreation employee who can help you get the most out of your workout.

There are two multipurpose rooms with impact-cushioned wooden athletic floors. They all have mirrors and individual control of the sound system, and the largest of the rooms has ballet bars and can be divided in half by a movable wall. They are all available to rent; there are floor coverings available if tables and chairs are required. For meetings, the conference room in our Administrative Suite is also available.

cycles

foster room

Three wood-floor courts are available for volleyball and basketball; their impact-cushioned floors are comfortable on players’ joints. Two of these courts are also tick-marked for badminton and pickleball. The nets can be raised and lowered by remote control, and the scoreboards are digital.

basketball courts

There is a Multiple Activity Court (MAC) with a synthetic floor, dasher boards, and inset goals. This court is suitable for floor hockey, soccer, and many other uses.

Multiple activity court

Finally, there are two glass-fronted racquetball courts that are convertible to squash.

racquetball

The Student Recreation and Fitness Center has something for everyone!

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Awards & Nominations:

The UMaine Recreation and Fitness Center has been awarded a 2009 Special Mention for Excellence in Architecture by the American Institute of Architects: New England.

The UMaine Recreation and Fitness Center was included in the 2008 Athletic Business Architectural Showcase.

The UMaine Recreation and Fitness Center has been awarded Silver Certificationunder the U.S. Green Buildings Council’s Green Building Rating System, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The UMaine Recreation and Fitness Center is a National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) 2008 Outstanding Sports Facility (OSF) Award Winner! OSF Awards recognize creative, innovative designs of new, renovated, or expanded collegiate recreational facilities. Winners are considered standards by which other collegiate recreational facilities should be measured.


Use of Campus Recreation Resources for Unaffiliated Organized Activities:

Campus Recreation facilities, equipment, and other resources may only be used for personal recreation and fitness.

Campus Recreation facilities, equipment, and other resources may not be used for coaching, personal training, instruction, or other similar purposes unless conducted by 1) Campus Recreation employees as a part of their employment, or 2) by entities authorized by the Campus Recreation Associate Director.

Any other organized activities must be approved and scheduled by the Campus Recreation Assistant Director for Operations.

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5797 New Balance Student Recreation Center, 22 Hilltop Road, UMaine
Orono, Maine 04469-5797
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Orono, Maine 04469
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