University Recreation Summer Programming Now Underway

Tents from the UREC Outdoors rental center in HPER 102.
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Tents from the UREC Outdoors rental center in HPER 102.

University Recreation offers a variety of programming for those looking to stay active during the summer. Whether you are trying to beat the heat indoors or spend some time outside in the beautiful Ozarks, UREC has something for everyone.

UREC Outdoors, in HPER 102, has an equipment rental center that includes camping and boating gear, as well as bikes and stand up paddle boards. More information on available equipment and pricing can be found here.

UREC Outdoors will be facilitating free weekly mountain bike clinics every Monday from June 3 through July 1 on the campus Oak Ridge trail. These guided tours will include bike instruction, drills, and social riding. Bikes are provided for this event free of charge to U of A campus community members.

Group fitness classes will begin on Tuesday, May 28, and run through Friday, Aug. 2, in both the HPER Building and the UREC Fitness Center in the Arkansas Union. There are currently over 50 classes scheduled throughout the week with various formats and class times. University of Arkansas students, faculty, and staff are eligible to take group fitness classes at no cost with a UREC membership. View the summer group fitness schedule here.

University Recreation is also offering small group training classes from Monday, June 3, through Thursday, Aug. 1, in the HPER Building. UREC RazorFitness will be offered which combines cardio and strength. Each week builds on the progress made in the previous session. Small group training classes are $30 for students and $40 for UREC members. These classes are more individualized than large group fitness classes, but still have a community feel with up to six participants per class.

Registration for summer session I intramural sports is currently open. The offerings include pickleball, 2 v 2 sand volleyball and an event at Lokomotion Family Fun Park in Fayetteville. Summer session II opens up on July 1. The offerings will include home run derby, 3 v 3 basketball, and pop up sand volleyball. Visit Fusion IM to register.

Eligible participants for these offerings must be enrolled in summer classes on-campus or pre-enrolled for fall '19 classes and have a summer UREC membership.

For more information, visit or follow us on social media @urecarkansas.



Lindsay Smith , assistant director
University Recreation


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