Fitness and Recreation

Campus Recreation

Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)
201 East Peabody Drive, Suite 1430, MC-556, Champaign
217-333-3806
campusrec@illinois.edu

Campus Recreation welcomes faculty, staff and the community to participate in many programs such as swimming, ice skating, and adventure recreation, as well as accessing facilities for birthday parties, group outings and more. Many opportunities are of no charge and some require a day or other memberships.

Visit Campus Rec’s website or contact Member Services (217-333-3806 or dcr-memberservices@illinois.edu) for specific information on using facilities and their diverse programs.

Adventure Recreation

Adventure Recreation
Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)
201 East Peabody Drive
Suite 1430, MC-556, Champaign
217-333-3806
campusrec@illinois.edu

The Adventure Recreation program can help you explore the unknown, instill curiosity and to foster leadership development through trips, activities and outdoor experiences. Campus Recreation offers high quality rental equipment at an affordable price and resources to help beginner and experienced adventurers explore the world around them. 

  • Climbing
    The climbing wall is a 35.5-foot tall, state-of-the-art manufactured structure designed to challenge first-timers or seasoned climbers. Routes are changed regularly to maintain a high level of fun and challenge. You don’t need experience, equipment, or a belayer. The staff will outfit you with the necessary gear for a small fee and provide you with a belay.
  • Equipment Rental
    Get outdoors and experience your own adventure! Rent camping equipment and other outdoor recreation gear from the ARC Rental Center. Campus Recreation offers everything you need for camping, plus you can get advice from our knowledgable staff on planning your excursion, what to take, and where to go.
  • Resources
    Explore the world around you. You don’t have to go far to find adventure.

Learn more about Adventure Recreation.

Aquatics

Aquatics
Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)
201 East Peabody Drive, Suite 1430, MC-556, Champaign
217-333-3806
campusrec@illinois.edu

Campus Rec’s Aquatics always makes a big splash in water fitness and education. Families will find lessons for Infant/Toddler through all Red Cross youth levels; young and senior adults can enjoy all levels of swimming. This program is open to the public as well as the campus community.

We have several programs that might interest the campus community:

Learn more about aquatics.

Campus Bike Center

Campus Bike Center
51 E Gregory Dr., Champaign
217-333-0241
campusrec@illinois.edu

The Campus Bike Center — a collaboration between the University of Illinois and The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign — is dedicated to empowering individuals with knowledge about how to repair and maintain bicycles and encouraging mode-shift away from single-occupancy vehicles.  This educational center offers hands-on experiential learning that students can’t get in a classroom.  By empowering people with the ability to fix a bicycle and providing a connection between the campus and the community, the Bike Center promotes bicycling, collaboration, and community spirit.

The Campus Bike Center distributes UI bike registration stickers; maintains the campus Bike Fix-it Stations; provides a central base for the bicycling community on campus; encourages mode-shift through various events and classes throughout the year; distributes and explains educational information and resources regarding bicycling; educates students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors about basic bicycle maintenance; and collaborates with campus and community partners in bicycle-related programs.

This is a hands-on, educational space meant to provide knowledge and experience about fixing bicycles. We offer limited drop off for repair services with the focus of giving our student staff the opportunity to develop their mechanical skills.

For hours, membership, policy, events and more information including contact information visit this website.

Facilities

Campus Recreation
Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)
201 East Peabody Drive
Suite 1430, MC-556, Champaign
217-333-3806
campusrec@illinois.edu

At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Campus Recreation we provide over 450,000 square feet of indoor recreational space and 19 acres of outdoor fields, all with the goal of providing the University community with recreational and wellness opportunities. Check out the individual facility pages to see just what each individual facility or space offers!

With six unique facilities offering numerous activities, Campus Recreation ensures that everyone can find a way to both have fun and stay active year-round.

Activities and Recreation Ceter (ARC)

Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) offers members the opportunity to rock climb, swim in an Olympic-sized pool, get a professional massage, and learn new ways to cook healthy meals. With wireless internet access throughout the building, Courtside Café providing refreshments and available members services, including locker rooms and equipment rentals, the ARC is your all-inclusive facility for a healthy and active lifestyle.

Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE)

Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE) is the newest facility in the Campus Recreation family. Complete with a waterslide, 12-person spa, sundeck and waterfall, the newly renovated aquatics center provides members and guests with a fun time year-round. The facility also comes with a multi-activity court that allows visitors to play an assortment of games, including indoor soccer, roller hockey and floor hockey. Like the ARC, CRCE also offers and indoor track, racquetball courts, conditioning machines, and weights, providing members with even more resources to get active!

Ice Arena

The Ice Arena is available for students and community members to visit and participate in many activities, including, free skating, learn-to-skate classes, hockey classes and leagues. The Ice arena is also home to the Illini Club Hockey Team, which brings in a high-energy crowd every home game. Whether you are new to skates or skilled on the froze pond, the Ice Arena offers activities for everyone.

Complex FieldsOutdoor Center Fields, & Illini Grove

The Complex Fields, Outdoor Center Fields, and Illini Grove are the outdoor facilities that complete the Campus Recreation family. Between the three, they provide the areas to participate in over a dozen different activities, including basketball, tennis, baseball, soccer, and sand volleyball. At Illini Grove, visitors are also able to host picnics and other outdoor events by renting their outdoor pavilion, which comes complete with a grill and tables.

Learn more about facilities at Illinois.

Community Programming

Community Programs
Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)
201 East Peabody Drive, Suite 1430, MC-556, Champaign
217-333-3806
campusrec@illinois.edu

Host your next party or event with Campus Recreation! Within the many different spaces and facilities through Campus Recreation, you will be sure to find a rental that fits your needs. There is a wide variety of space and programs to choose from. Including traditional sports, pool rental, rock wall, inflatables and more.

Visit the Community Programs interest form to reach us.

Group Fitness

Group Fitness
Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)
201 East Peabody Drive, Suite 1430, MC-556, Champaign
217-333-3806
campusrec@illinois.edu

All Group Fitness pass holders will be required to reserve a spot in class via the website. Classes will be available for reservation 72-hours ahead of time and will close when full with a waitlist of three people. Please plan to arrive for class at least 5-minutes ahead of start time as waitlisted patrons will be invited to take spots at that time.

Check out the wide range of class offerings and be sure to check out the schedule.

Ice Skating

Ice Arena
Ice Skating
406 E Armory Ave, Champaign
217-333-3806
campusrec@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois Ice Arena offers a variety of skating opportunities for the campus and surrounding communities. In addition to instructional ice skating programs (Learn-to-Skate) and public skating sessions, the arena supports intramural sports leagues and club activities including Illini Hockey.

Learn more about ice skating at Illinois.

Intramural Activities

Intramural Activities
Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)
201 East Peabody Drive, Suite 1430, MC-556, Champaign
217-333-3806
campusrec@illinois.edu

Looking for something fun during the week? Want to relive high school glory days? Want to do something fun with friends? Get involved with Intramural Activities! Intramurals are easy to join and easy to play. There are activities offered to fit everyone’s needs and abilities. Men’s, women’s, co-rec, fraternity, and sorority leagues are available.

Faculty and staff can join a team or register individually, here’s how to register.

You can view the intramural calendar here.

Personal Training

Personal Training
Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)
201 East Peabody Drive, Suite 1430, MC-556, Champaign
217-333-3806
campusrec@illinois.edu

In Campus Recreation, we believe that a healthy lifestyle starts with a great routine. Have one of our personal trainers help you to build an individualized exercise routine to get you on the right path to achieving your goals.  Our holistic approach to Personal Training will help you find success in a way that fits your unique goals, schedule and budget. Your trainer will create and lead a progressive program designed specifically for you.

Learn more about personal training.

Club Sports

Club Sports
Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)
201 East Peabody Drive, Suite 1430, MC-556, Champaign
217-333-3806
campusrec@illinois.edu

Engagement in Club Sports provides the opportunity for learning experience through involvement in club activities, including recruiting, organizing, administering, scheduling, fundraising, public relations, etc. Club Sport participants can be rewarded by not only athletic competition, but also the development of skills in collaboration, leadership, problem-solving, and management of risk, time, and finances.

Learn more about club sports.

Special Events

Special Events
Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)
201 East Peabody Drive
Suite 1430, MC-556, Champaign
217-333-3806
campusrec@illinois.edu

Custom programs for you to build a custom event.

Learn more about special events.

Campus Wellbeing Services

Illinois Human Resources
Illini Union Book Store
807 South Wright Street, MC-324, Champaign, IL 61820
217-265-9355
wellbeing@illinois.edu

Campus Wellbeing Services empowers the Illinois community to incorporate healthful practices into their lives, and helps create a culture of wellness that supports healthy living, personal growth, and enhanced quality of life. We help students, faculty, and staff attain successful and fulfilling work, studies, and life.

Our programs and services fall into the following categories:

  • Life skills classes: Make your wellness goals a reality. Our life skills classes empower people with the skills to improve their health habits. We offer classes in weight management, tobacco cessation, chronic disease management, stress management, and other areas.
  • Self-paced health challenges: Motivate yourself to improve your wellbeing: Join one of our fun, self-paced health challenges. Particpants receive guidelines, partcipation materials, tracking tools, and encouraging messages, and rewards.
  • Web-based learning: Interested in attending campus wellness programs, but don’t have time? Our web-based learning series offer many of our wellness programs in a web learning format.
  • Wellness-to-Go departmental and unit programs: Provide high quality professional and personal develeopment for your staff, students, residents, or members. Campus Wellbeing Services can bring wellness programs directly to departments and other campus organizations. A wide variety of topics are available.
  • Online information: Get practical wellness help when you need it. Our website features toolkits, videos, maps, and links to wellness resources, and more.
  • Special events: Renew yourself. Participate in campus-wide events such as the Great American Smoke-out, Bike to Work and Class Day, and more.

    View our calendar of events.
    Learn more about Campus Wellbeing Services.