beatCOVID

We will beat COVID-19. We will be stronger because of it. Here's our plan to
Beat COVID

The continued success of this plan is a shared responsibility among all of us to be informed and work together for the safety of our community. Please read carefully and help us implement this plan to remain open.

Updates

  • 4/14 : Pickle Ball now available at Snyder & Perry-Fishburne Courts, click here.
  • 4/1 : MEM Gymnasium 1/2 Court Basketball & Volleyball Courts available starting 4/5, click here. 3v3 play now permitted with masks on basketball courts.
  • 3/19: MEM Weight Room reservations available starting 3/22, click here.

What's Open Now & Fun Things to Do

Aquatic & Fitness Center & Pool

  • The Aquatic & Fitness Center and Pool are open for students and members (unfortunately no youth or guests) with modified hours. The AFC cardio and weight machines do not require reservations for access; however, access to the weight room and pool do require a reservation.
    • Fitness Areas
      • Monday-Friday: 8:00am-10:00pm / Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-10:00pm
        • Cardio, selectorized machines and weight machines available
        • Loose equipment (i.e. mats, basketballs, etc.), water fountains and lockers unavailable
        • AFC Weight room (benches, rigs and dumbbells) available with required pre-reservation:
          • Reserve a spot 1 reservation per person per day
          • Reservations can be made 3 days in advance and close 15-minutes prior to start of each block
    • Pool
      • Monday-Friday: 11:30am-1:45pm, 5:45-8:00pm / Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-6:30pm
        • Water Exercise by lane reservation, kickboards, pull buoys, aqua jogging belts and restrooms/changing rooms available from pool deck
        • Hot tub, sauna, water fountains, showers and lockers unavailable
        • Locker Rooms & Family/Assisted Changing Rooms are available as changing spaces only; no showers or locker access
        • AFC Pool Lanes available with required pre-reservation:
          • Reserve an AFC Pool Lane 1 reservation per person per day
          • Reservations can be made 3 days in advance and expire 20-minutes after the start of each block

North Grounds Recreation Center & Pool

  • The North Grounds Recreation Center and Pool are open for students and members (unfortunately no youth or guests) with modified hours. The pool requires a reservation.
    • Fitness Areas & Racquet Courts
      • Monday-Friday: 6:00am-8:00pm / Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm
        • Cardio, selectorized machines and weight machines available
        • Loose equipment (i.e. mats, basketballs, etc.), water fountains and lockers unavailable
        • NGRC MP3 available with required pre-reservation:
          • Reserve the MP Room 1 reservation per person/group per day
          • Reservations can be made 7 days in advance
      • Monday-Friday: 6:00am-8:00pm / Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm
        • Water Exercise by lane reservation, kickboards, pull buoys, aqua jogging belts and restrooms/changing rooms available from pool deck
        • Only the main pool lanes are open - the hot tub, sauna, water fountains, showers and lockers are unavailable
        • Locker Rooms & Family/Assisted Changing Rooms are available as changing spaces only; no showers or locker access
        • AFC Pool Lanes available with required pre-reservation:
          • Reserve a NGRC Pool Lane 1 reservation per person per day
          • Reservations can be made 3 days in advance and expire 20-minutes after the start of each block

Slaughter Recreation Center Courts & Climbing Center

  • Though Slaughter Recreation Center remains closed to informal recreation, the Climbing Center and Gym Courts are open with pre-reservations
    • Bouldering Wall
      • Monday 6:00-9:00am & 4:00-7:30pm / Tuesday-Thursday: 6:00-9:00am & 4:00-9:00pm / Friday-Sunday: 2:00-8:45pm
      • SRC Climbing Center available with required pre-reservation:
    • Gymnasium Volleyball & Badminton Courts
      • Monday-Thursday: 4:30-8:45pm / Friday-Sunday: 3:00-8:45pm
      • SRC Badminton Courts & Volleyball Court available with required pre-reservation:
        • Reserve a Gym Court 1 reservation per person/group per day
        • Reservations can be made 7 days in advance

Memorial Gymnasium

  • Though Memorial Gymnasium remains closed to informal recreation, the Gym Courts are open with pre-reservations
    • Multi-Purpose Room (Monday-Friday: 5:30-9:30pm)
    • Gymnasium Basketball 1/2 Courts & Volleyball Court (Monday-Friday: 4:00-6:45pm)
      • MEM MP Room, Basketball & Volleyball Courts available with required pre-reservation:
    • MEM Weight room (benches, rigs and dumbbells) available with required pre-reservation:
      • Reserve a spot 1 reservation per person per day
      • Reservations can be made 3 days in advance and close 15-minutes prior to start of each block

Outdoor Fields & Courts

  • Outdoor Fields and Courts are open for students and members (unfortunately no guests) with modified hours and required reservations.
  • To allow for proper social distancing and to ensure maximum safety, will have limited capacities
    • We will be monitoring demand and availability closely and modifying this plan to maximize availability without compromising anyone's safety
    • You may reserve your block online or via The SOURCE

Group Fitness, Intramural Sports and Outdoor Adventure

  • Let’s have some fun! IM-Rec Sports has tons of ways to condition, compete and connect this spring.
  • Take care of your body with our small group training where you learn proper exercise form and get a great workout all while getting to know your fellow hoos.
  • Relieve stress with some friendly competition, we’ve got esports, spikeball and more.
  • Join us for an adventure trip, or rent some gear and plan your own.
  • Take advantage of the many (mostly free) events on UVA’s upcoming RECess day on April 15th: Resistance training, boating, grocery bingo and more.

Explore All Programs

Reserve AFC Weight Room Time Reserve MEM Weight Room Time Reserve AFC Pool Lane Reserve NGRC Pool Lane Reserve Climb Time Reserve Gym, MP Rooms & Outdoor

Stay Informed

It is our intention to make as many healthy activities available without compromising the safety of students or staff. We are opening offerings in relation to our staffing capacity. We continuously evaluate our ability and make adjustments accordingly.

Accessing

Accessing Intramural-Recreational Sports Facilities

  • To allow for proper social distancing and to ensure maximum safety, will have limited capacities
    • We will be monitoring demand and availability closely and modifying this plan to maximize availability without compromising anyone's safety
    • After each reservation, everyone will exit the space  to allow staff to clean before the next time block
  • To access AFC, you will enter via the Whitehead Road doors and exit via the Alderman Road doors
  • To access MEM, you will enter and exit via the main entrance doors
  • To access NGRC, you will enter and exit via the main entrance doors
  • To access SRC, you will enter and exit via the main entrance doors
  • To access SRC Climbing Center, you will enter and exit via the Climbing Center doors

How To Make & Cancel Pool, Weight Room, and Climbing Center Reservations

Make a Reservation

You will receive an email confirmation upon completing your reservation.

Cancel a Reservation

  • Log On to your account
  • Click on your profile to "View Account"
  • Click "Programs" then "Reservations"
  • Cancel any reservations you will not be using

HOOS Health Check Required

Everyone in the UVA community must complete the daily HOOS Health Check before entering any IM-Rec Sports buildings.

If you don’t have NetBadge and can’t use the app, you can print the form and bring it with you, or we will have copies available for you at the welcome desk.

HOOS Health Check is designed to encourage personal responsibility through making individuals aware of their health and COVID-19 symptoms.

HOOS Health Check Form

Our Extra Safety Measures

Cleaning & Sanitation

Keeping everyone safe is a shared responsibility and we will rely on everyone chipping in to clean the equipment before and after use. Fitness Wipes will be provided for students/members to wipe down equipment before and after each use.

Fitness equipment and high touch points will be sanitized and disinfected consistently throughout the day and after every session/reservation period by staff per CDC & UVA EHS guidelines.

Extra Sanitizer Stations

Additional hand sanitizers and fitness wipes are available throughout the fitness areas, pool decks, climbing center and outdoor venues.

Health Checks

Staff will be monitored for symptoms prior to each shift per University and CDC Guidelines. Students/Members are not permitted if they have or show symptoms of COVID-19.

Please stay home if you show any symptoms of COVID-19. Students must complete all of the Return to Grounds requirements for access to IMRec facilities!

Personal Protective Equipment

Face masks are required while in the facility except while using cardio equipment. All staff will be wearing protective gloves and face masks at all time.

New Gym & Pool Etiquette

Face Masks

Face masks are required while in the facilities except while using cardio equipment and swimming. Read UVA's policy SEC-045 on Face Masks, Physical Distancing, Social Gatherings, and Enforcement.

No Drinking Fountains

Please bring your own water bottle as only the bottle fill portion of the water fountains will be open.

Touchless Entrance

There will be touchless entrance at AFC, NGRC, SRC Climbing Center & outdoor venues. Please remember to bring your UVA/IM-REC Access ID or smartphone with the UVA IM-Rec App. 

Cardio & Strength Floor Etiquette

Wipe down equipment before and after use.

"Working In" on sets is not be permitted in order to permit 10-foot social distancing and sanitation of equipment.

Please give everyone plenty of space to exercise. Allow at least 6 feet of distance.

Limit Personal Belongings

Please limit the personal belongings you bring as the lockers will not be available.

Unavailable Equipment & Spaces
  • Basketball courts and multi-purpose rooms without reservation
  • Aquatic hot tubs and saunas
  • Social areas (lobby tables & benches and furniture)
  • Towel service, locker access, water fountains, or individual day/rental Lockers
  • TJ's Locker 
  • Restrooms at outdoor venues
  • Youth recreation and youth swim
How to use the Weight Machines that are available

Unfamiliar with the machines that are available?

Visit our How-To page