Rec Center relocates weight room, Super Circuit for upcoming renovation

City Rec Center's current Strength Training & Conditioning Room (photo: Craig Chandler/University Communication)
City Rec Center's current Strength Training & Conditioning Room (photo: Craig Chandler/University Communication)

The City Rec Center is closing the Strength Training and Conditioning Room (STCR) and the Super Circuit for a four-day period the first weekend of spring break beginning March 21. All strength equipment and a portion of the cardio equipment is being relocated to Court #1, which will be its temporary home while the STCR is renovated and expanded from early April to early August; the remaining cardio equipment will be placed in the Super Circuit's current space.

Court #1 opens for exercise and workouts on Tuesday, March 25.

"Spring Break is a near-perfect time for this move," says Amy Lanham, associate director for facilities planning and operations. "The building has less foot traffic because of the student holiday and it keeps the construction timeline on schedule to be finished before students begin the fall semester. Thank you to all our students and members for their patience while we make these changes to improve their exercise and workouts."

During the four-day move, the rest of the city rec center is open: Cardio Zone, Treadmill Loft, pool, indoor track, Cook Pavilion, and sport courts; students and members wanting to use free weights and machine weights should visit the Fleming Fields Annex Building at East Campus. Daily hours for both facilities available at

The STCR expansion project includes adding a 2,250 sq. ft.area to double the free weights zone and improve traffic flow. Additionally, new machine weights, treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes will be installed as well as a new air system and Mondo® flooring. The renovation will be further enhanced by a new floor-to-ceiling glass wall facing the central hallway which leads from the rec center's atrium.

This project is part of the YES 2 Better Rec Centers referendum approved by UNL students in October 2010, which also included the new Outdoor Adventures Center (opening late spring) and new East Rec Center (opening Spring 2015). The referendum appropriated student fees to make quality improvements to the University’s recreation facilities and increase the amount of cardio and strength training equipment.

Questions? Contact Christopher Dulak 402-472-8749