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Facility Hours - Fall Break

Fall Break is November 17-25.

  • ARC will be CLOSED
  • CRCE will be open with abbreviated hours
  • Lap swimming at CRCE will be available, and a priority from 11 am - 1 pm daily
  • All facilities will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday

ARC will reopen with regular fall hours on Monday, November 26. 

ARC and CRCE will also be closing at 10 pm during Finals Week beginning Thursday, December 13 - Friday, December 21. Note: Pools close at 9 pm. 

No ARC Locker Access During Fall Break

If you have items in your locker at ARC that you will need during Fall Break, please take them with you as the ARC will be closed. ARC closes Friday, November 16 at 10 pm and reopens Monday, November 26 at 6 am. 

Limited Parking, Increased Traffic, Limited Gym Usage

December 8-9, 9 am-10 pm: Justin Spring Invitational Gymnastics Meet-increased traffic in the facility, limited parking, and Gym 1 unavailability.

December 12, 2-9 pm: Gies College of Business Capstone event-increased traffic in the facility, limited parking, and Gym 1 unavailability.

Spring Learn to Swim Registration

Learn to Swim registration for Spring 2019 will take place at ARC and CRCE Member Services on the following dates:

Session Dates:
February 16-April 20

Members - Monday, December 3

Non-Members - Monday, December 10

Our classes range from Parent/Child, Preschool, Youth Beginner, Youth Advanced, Adult Beginner, Intermediate, Swim for Fitness, Adult Swim and Private Lessons.  Lessons are available for participants ages 6 months - adult. 

For more information, please visit our website.

Free Sled Hockey Event

Come out to the UI Ice Arena for a FREE fun-filled day with Sled Hockey on Saturday, December 8 from 10 am - 12:30 pm! The Chicago Blackhawks sled team will go head-to-head against the St. Louis Blues.

Attendees will be able to try out the sport in a demo before the game kicks off. All equipment will be provided.

Learn to Skate Winter Registration

Kick off a new year by participating in our Learn to Skate program! Be sure to enroll in the four (4) week Winter skating session:

Session Dates:

Thursdays (January 17-February 7)

Registration Dates:
Members - December 12
Non-Members - December 17

Our skating instructors will develop skills in a safe and fun environment while following the guidelines of the US Figure Skating Basic Skills for recreational and competitive skaters. Classes are open to participants ages 3 - adult. 



Session Dates: 
Saturdays (February 16-April 6)
Mondays (February 18-April 1)
Thursdays (February 21-April 4)

Registration Dates:
Members - January 14
Non-Members - January 18

*No Learn to Skate during the week of March 16-24 (U of I Spring Break).

For more information, please visit our website.

Turkey and Moonlight Skates at UI Ice Arena

The UI Ice Arena will be hosting a Turkey Skate:
Friday, November 23: 11:30 am-2 pm, 7:30-9:30 pm
Regular admission rates apply.
Come on by after your Black Friday shopping or to burn off some turkey from the day before!


Also, we will have Moonlight Skates "A Winter Wonderland on Ice"
Saturday, December 15: 1:30-4 pm, 7:30-9:30 pm
Sunday, December 16: 1:30-4 pm
Regular admission rates apply.

For more information, please visit our website.

Fall Instructional Kitchen Classes & Workshops

Holiday Baking
Wednesday, November 14
5:30-7 pm
ARC Instructional Kitchen
$10, sign up at Member Services 72 hours before the event date
We'll be baking up a storm! After this class, you'll be able to wow your friends and family with holiday treats like hot chocolate pound cake, fudge, and candy cane cookies. It's going to be a jolly, good time! 


Tasting Thursdays
Every Thursday:7-9 pm
ARC Winter Garden

Join us for this educational and fun way to enjoy friends and sample recipes from our Instructional Cooking Classes.




Paint Night & Mocktails
Wednesday, November 28
5:30-7 pm 
$10, sign up at Member Services 72 hours before the event date
Grab your friends and join us for a guided paint session as we sip on mocktails. This workshop will also cover how art can be used as a form of self-expression and relaxation. Participants will receive the recipes to make their mocktails at home as well! 

Free Holiday Cookie Decorating Event

Celebrate the holidays with entertainment and a cookie decorating contest! Join us Monday, December 10 from 6-8 pm in ARC MP7. Free cookies and prizes will be available for all participants! No registration required but there will be a 30 person cap. See you there! 

ARC Climbing Wall Fall Clinics

Be sure to attend the following Fall Climbing Clinics we have to offer! Each class will meet at the Climbing Wall. 

Top-Rope Belay Endorsement Clinic

  • December 3: 9-11 pm

Kids' Climbing Clinic

  • December 1: 12:30-2:30 pm

Lead Climbing and Belay Endorsement Clinic

  • November 26: 9-11 pm
Fall Scuba Diving Clinics

Come scuba dive with us! Learn all about the gear, equipment, water entries, surface dives and more. Don't miss out on this opportunity to impress your friends and family on your next ocean vacation destination!

Clinics will run each Monday and Wednesday from 5-7 pm for two weeks after the start date.

  • November 26: information meeting
  • November 28: swim test
  • December 3, 5, 10, 12: pool classes

Visit our website for more information and registration steps.

ARC 10 Year Celebration

Join Campus Recreation and partners for a FREE fun day as we celebrate our 10-year birthday party celebration! The event will take place on Reading Day, December 13 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the ARC Winter Garden. 

This free event will have games, cupcakes, hot chocolate bar, a Campus Rex pinata, hand and arm massages from Tricoci University, samples from Jarling's Custard Cup, Jimmy John's, Salad Meister and more! 

View details and historical photos.