OPEN REC

Your Rec Well membership offers a lot of benefits, including the convenience of finding so many activities in one location.  We provide rental equipment, merchandise for purchase, lockers, and towel service. All you need to do is show up!

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CURRENT PROGRAMS

The courts at the Nicholas Recreation Center are available for open rec basketball, badminton, and pickleball. Reservations are required.

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Basketball
Please note: Basketball is currently available at the Nick only, not the Shell. 

  • Basketball reservations are 30 minutes. Each reservation slot includes access to one half court and one basket, limit two people per basket.
  • Each participant needs to make their own reservation. If you’d like to share a court with a friend, you must both make a reservation during the same time slot. When you arrive at the courts, let our staff know you’d like to share a basket.
  • Participants may each have their own basketball, or both participants can share one basketball. You may shoot and pass with your basket partner and 1-on-1 contact is allowed. Any contact beyond 1-on-1 (i.e. 2-on-2, 3-on-3, etc.) is not permitted.
  • You will check in for your reservation at Gym Services, located in the courts on Level 3. You may start checking in 15 minutes before your reservation. We recommend checking facility occupancy before arriving in case we are at capacity.
  • We encourage you to bring your own basketball, but we will have basketballs available for check-out at the Member Services desk near the entrance. Please check out your equipment before checking in for your reservation. We will have cleaning supplies on-site to sanitize all equipment.
  • At the end of your reservation, please leave promptly so that our next reservation may start on time.
  • In between reservations, our staff will sanitize and wipe down the court areas.

Pickleball & badminton

  • Pickleball and badminton reservations are 1 hour and include access to a full court. Singles and doubles play are allowed.
  • Now that doubles play is permitted, we will no longer be pairing up individual participants out of respect for participants’ comfortability. For example, we wouldn’t want to ask a participant to play doubles if they are only comfortable playing singles.
  • One person will reserve the court online. If you make a reservation, you will need to bring other participants (1 for singles, 3 for doubles) in order to play. The other participants you’d like to play with should not make a reservation. No more than 4 participants will be allowed per court.
  • You will check in for your reservation at Gym Services, located in the courts on Level 3. You may start checking in 15 minutes before your reservation. We recommend checking facility occupancy before arriving in case we are at capacity.
  • We encourage you to bring your own equipment, but we have racquets available for check-out at the Member Services desk near the entrance. We also have shuttlecocks available for purchase. Please check out and/or purchase equipment before checking in for your reservation. We will have cleaning supplies on-site to sanitize all equipment.
  • At the end of your reservation, please leave promptly so that our next reservation may start on time.
  • In between reservations, our staff will sanitize and wipe down the court areas.

INCLUDED IN YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Pool Activities

Swim laps, use the diving boards, try log rolling, take a load off with water jogging, and more. We have kickboards, pull buoys, paddles, fins, water belts, basketballs, and other equipment for you to use.

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Ice

Join us on the ice for open skate, figure skating, hockey, and late night skate with weekly themed playlists. You'll pay a small fee to skate, and we also have skates, helmets, and goalie equipment for you to rent.

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Sports

Our courts are designed to support basketball, volleyball, racquetball, and badminton. You can also play tennis and squash at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. We have all the equipment you need for each sport, including balls and racquets for rent.

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RESERVATIONS

Tennis and Squash:

Click here to learn more about reserving a court at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

Other reservations:

Reserve one of our spaces for a larger group, including your student organization, university department, or community group by submitting a request below. For more information, please visit our Reservations & Rentals page.

SUBMIT A RESERVATION REQUEST