RecSports Reopening Plan

What is available for use inside RecSports facilities

Smith Center for Recreational Sports

What is OPEN?
What is UNAVAILABLE?
Cardio & weight area on 3rd floor
(limited capacity)
Locker Rooms
Weight equipment on 3rd & 4th floor
(limited capacity)
Towel service
Bridge unit (4th floor) Track – for walking/jogging
Gymnasium for badminton and pickleball (singles use only)

SYNRGY unit (3rd floor)

Equipment checkout – badminton and pickleball racquets Activity Studios
Personal Fitness Studios  
Restrooms  
Water fountains to fill your bottles  

Rockne Memorial

What is OPEN?
What is UNAVAILABLE?
Fitness Room (limited capacity) Locker Rooms
Weight Room (limited capacity) Towel service
Gymnasium for badminton and pickleball (singles use only) Activity Studios
Racquetball courts (singles use only)  
Equipment checkout – badminton, pickleball, racquetball racquets;
table tennis paddles
 
Table tennis tables (singles use only)  
Lap pool & therapy pool (limited capacity)  

North Dome

What is OPEN?
What is UNAVAILABLE?
Gymnasium for badminton and pickleball (singles use only) Gymnasium for basketball
and volleyball
Table tennis tables (singles use only)  
Equipment checkout – badminton and pickleball racquets, table tennis paddles  

What programs will be available

Program
Availability
Group Fitness Classes, F.A.S.T. Classes, Instructional Programs In-person (limited capacity) and virtual options
Intramural Sports Various leagues and tournaments throughout semester
Club Sports On-campus opportunities for practice, dependent on club specific operations
Outdoor Gear Rental Gear rental unavailable until further notice
Certification Courses Will not be offered until further notice

Group Fitness Classes

RecSports is currently finalizing a variety of Group Fitness Class options for our Notre Dame community. We are tentatively scheduled to begin a limited number of in-person and virtual classes the week of August 17 or August 24. Group Fitness Classes held in-person will have a limited capacity of 10 participants per class, unless otherwise noted. Participants will register for each class offered (formerly referred to as flexible registration).

F.A.S.T. Classes

RecSports is currently finalizing a variety of F.A.S.T. Class options for our Notre Dame community. We are tentatively scheduled to begin a limited number of in-person and virtual classes the week of August 17 or August 24. F.A.S.T. Classes held in-person will have a limited capacity of 10 participants per class, unless otherwise noted. Participants will register for each class offered.

Instructional Series

RecSports is currently finalizing a variety of Instructional workshop and class series options for our Notre Dame community. We are tentatively scheduled to begin offering one time workshops and class series the week of August 24 or August 31. Workshops and classes will have limited capacity. Participants will register for each workshop offered. Class series will be a one time registration that will confirm your space for the entire series.

Personal Training

Personal training services are available for those who are interested in training services during the upcoming semesters. More information on personal training and packages can be found here. Personal training sessions may occur inside the Smith Center for Recreational Sports, outdoors, or in a virtual format.

Intramural Sports

Fall Intramural Sport offerings will include a variety of leagues and tournaments. League and tournament offerings will be dependent on the eligibility requirements and division offerings listed below. 

  • Intrahall Only/Sectional League Offerings: Members from a residence hall section will only play other members from their residence hall and section.
  • Graduate and Off-Campus Student Offerings: Certain offerings include opportunities for graduate and off-campus students in some tournaments.

Due to the emphasis on small group programs that align with all University health and safety protocols, and an increased use of facilities to provide these programs for students, no faculty and staff Intramural Sport opportunities will be available this Fall.

Club Sports

RecSports is working with all club sport leaders to explore safe ways to keep their clubs active this fall, even with aspects of competition and travel limited.

  • No travel or off campus events are permitted for student groups for the fall semester.
  • No student groups are allowed to host events/games/scrimmages on or off campus that would bring in participants from outside the Notre Dame community. 

Certification Courses

RecSports will not be offering certification courses for the Notre Dame community until further notice. This includes CPR and lifeguard courses.


What we are doing to keep safe

RecSports Staff & Participants

  • All student staff members wear masks while on shift.
  • All student, staff, and faculty participants/users must wear masks in all RecSports facilities, this includes while exercising and when participating in programs.

Physical Distancing Efforts

  • Equipment has been relocated throughout our facilities to maintain physical distance by using a 113 sq./ft. per equipment/user space.
  • Group Fitness and F.A.S.T. Class participants are required to be 113 sq./ft. apart.
  • Furniture previously utilized for social gathering spaces have been removed.
  • Throughout our facilities, distance marks are designated on floor for workout spaces adhering to 113 sq./ft. per user space area.

Cleaning

  • Electrostatic guns used with a quaternary chemical for cleaning/sanitation are being utilized throughout the day when RecSports are closed, in addition to pressurized spray bottles with quaternary and general-purpose cleaner.
  • Participants are asked to clean before, and after each use, on any equipment they utilize during their time at RecSports facilities.
  • RecSports staff members clean equipment thoroughly throughout the day, as well as any time that our facilities are open.
  • RecSports has designated various times throughout the day that deep cleaning procedures (spraying every piece of equipment, electrostatic sprayers used on common areas and high touch surfaces) are performed to ensure that our users are entering a clean and safe environment.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout each RecSports facility.
  • HERE, everyone does their part to clean, and maintain a safe environment.


Access to RecSports facilities

Access via Irish1Card

RecSports facilities are only be open to those individuals of the Notre Dame community with a valid Irish1Card.

Guest passes

In order to prevent exposure to the on-campus Notre Dame community, the purchase of guest passes and admittance of visitors is suspended until further notice.

Reservations required for utilizing RecSports facilities

  1. Users are required to sign-up for a one hour designated time slot to utilize RecSports facilities on RecRegister.
  2. Arriving to RecSports facilities: When accessing Rockne Memorial or the North Dome users arriving early are prohibited from entering the building until their reserved time and are encouraged to wait in their vehicles or wait outside the facility. When accessing the Smith Center for Recreational Sports users arriving early are prohibited from entering the 3rd floor until their reserved time and will be encouraged to wait in their vehicles or on the lower levels of the Duncan Student Center.
  3. Users are required to wait in a cueing line (designated by ‘stand here’ markers on the floor) outside the main doors of the designated facility before being admitted for their reserved time slots.
  4. Users must check-in at the Front Desk. At check-in, users must “tap” their Irish1Card and provide their name to staff so their reservation can be confirmed. Once confirmed, the user may enter the space. Upon exit, users need to ‘tap out’ with their Irish1Card.
  5. Users that try to utilize the space outside of their designated reservation time will not be granted access to the designated facility.   

How to make reservations for utilizing RecSports facilities

  1. Notre Dame students, faculty, staff, retirees and spouses may use their netID and password to log into their RecRegister account.

    1. In order to reserve a spot via RecRegister, spouses who have not already set up a RecRegister account must click here to request a spouse account creation.

  2. Click on Facility Access Reservation.
  3. Click on the location that you would like to make your reservation.
  4. Find the date and time that you would like to attend and click Register.

    1. Please note: Time slots only appear when the time is 72 hours or more prior.

  5. This will display an Adult Facility Access Waiver. Read through the waiver and scroll to the bottom. If you agree to the terms of the waiver, click the gray box to digitally sign the waiver. Sign the waiver in the box. Click Save.
  6. Click Sign Now.
  7. Add new emergency contact information by clicking Add a new Emergency Contact or if you already have an emergency contact entered, verify this information is correct. Once finished, click Continue.
  8. Read the Reservation Policies reminder and click Add to Cart. 
  9. Verify that your program (building you are choosing to reserve a time slot for) and program instance (date/time of your reservation) is correct. If so, click Checkout. If not, click Remove and repeat steps 2-8 choosing the correct date and time and/or location for your reservation
  10. The Choose Payment Option menu will appear at the top of your screen. Click Checkout.
  11. Once your reservation is processed, RecRegister will bring you to a confirmation screen. You will also receive two emails – one receipt (for $0 in this instance) and one registration confirmation.

How to cancel reservations for utilizing RecSports facilities

  1. Log into your RecRegister account.

  2. Click on your photo in the upper right corner of the screen to pull up a drop-down menu

  3. Click Profile.

  4. Click Programs from the menu on the left side of the screen.

  5. Find the registration that you would like to cancel and click on the three dots on the right side of the registration details to reveal a drop down menu (please note that the menu may require that you scroll down to see all of the options).
  6. Click on Cancel Registration.

  7. Ensure that the status for that registration is now listed as Cancelled.

Links to make reservation to utilize RecSports facilities

Area/Facility for Reservation Link to Reserve your Time
Smith Center for Recreational Sports

Click here to make reservation up to 72 hours in advance

North Dome (Joyce Center)

Click here to make reservation up to 72 hours in advance

Rockne Memorial Building

Click here to make reservation up to 72 hours in advance

Rockne Memorial Lap Pool

Click here to make reservation up to 72 hours in advance

Rockne Memorial Therapy Pool/Small Pool

Click here to make reservation up to 72 hours in advance

Facility Hours

Fall 2020 Facility Hours: August 10 – November 20

  Smith Center *Rockne Memorial *Rockne Pool North Dome
Monday – Friday 5:45 – 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
5:45 – 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
5:45 – 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
5:45 – 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Noon
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – Noon
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – Noon
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – Noon
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday Noon – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 – 11:00 p.m.

*Rockne Memorial will continue to follow university risk management policies and procedures as it relates to heat and will only be open shall those standards be met.

Lap Pool & Therapy Pool in Rockne Memorial

The Lap Pool is open in Rockne Memorial. Users will need to make reservations via one hour time slots on RecRegister.

  • Swimming is the only activity permitted in lap pool; water jogging or other above-surface activities are not permitted at this time
  • The balcony viewing spaces are closed for patron usage
  • Congregating on the pool deck is prohibited; the pool deck is limited to swimmers and lifeguards only
  • Changing into, or out of clothing is not permitted on the pool deck
  • Spectating and instruction are prohibited during this time
  • Users are discouraged from bringing personal items on deck outside of their own aquatic equipment (fins, goggles, kickboards, etc.)

Climbing & Bouldering Wall

Due to the limited nature of the space, the amount of high touch surfaces, as well as shared equipment, the Climbing & Bouldering Wall is closed until further notice.

St. Joseph Beach

The St. Joseph Beach is currently closed and is not available for use by the Notre Dame community.

Family Hours

In an effort to mitigate risk and minimize exposure to the Notre Dame community on campus, family hours at RecSports facilities are suspended until further notice.

Lost & Found

Lost and Found still operates as normal, though many items, such as water bottles, are discarded at the end of each day. Patrons may call the Front Desk of any facility or email recsport@nd.edu to ask about our lost and found inventory.


FAQs

Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions as it relates to reopening RecSports operations this Fall.