Guidelines Regarding Use of the Recreation Center
**We Do Require a Change of Shoes to use the Recreation Center**
- Court Reservations: The courts, dance studio, and classroom can be reserved up to 48 hours in advance by calling 222-4487. As standard operating procedures, we reserve the right to limit court reservations and if a user is more than 10 minutes late for their reservation, we will assign the court to another user who may be waiting.
- Animals: Are not allowed in the building with the exception of those assisting individuals with disabilities.
- Bicycles, roller blades, and skate boards: Are not allowed in the building. Bicycles are not to be locked, chained, or attached in any way to the building structure or handrails. In such circumstances, grounds will be notified and bicycles will be removed.
- Fighting: The recreation center has zero tolerance for violence or intimidation of any sort. Any physical abuse of any person or conduct which threatens or endangers the health and safety of any member of the College will result in immediate removal and disciplinary actions.
- Food and Drink: Will only be allowed in the front lobby, lounge and concourse. All other areas are for exercise and recreational activity.
- Alcohol: Is not allowed in the facility in an open or closed container. Possession of alcohol will result in the individual/s being asked to leave the building. Security and the Northfield police will be notified if the person/s refused to remove themselves and the alcohol.
- Promotions and Displays: The building supervisor or manager must clear all posters, flyers, signs etc. Displays may only be posted on approved bulletin boards. They may not be attached to the building walls (interior and exterior), doors, windows, rails or any other painted surface. The recreation center retains the right to limit the number, location, and duration of posting.
- Theft: Theft should be reported immediately to the center staff at the front counter who will file an incident report with security. Patrons are responsible for any recreation center equipment they may have checked out from the front desk. In the event of theft or loss of equipment, the ID card of the responsible party will be held until the items are located or replaced.
- Personal Property: The center assumes no responsibility for personal items. All patrons are encouraged to secure their own possessions.
- Vandalism: The center interprets vandalism as the willful or malicious destruction or defacement of College property. The center has zero tolerance to any damage caused by vandalism. The manager and the center advisory board will determine disciplinary action taken due to violating the center.
- Sexual Discrimination: The recreation center supports Carleton College sexual discrimination policies and procedures.
Note: Users must have a valid Carleton College OneCard, OR Friend of the College Card.
- Current students, faculty, emeriti faculty, and staff have access to the Recreation Center with a valid Carleton College OneCard picture ID. All other users must have a valid Carleton Friend of the College card or Guest Pass to gain access to the center.
- Lifetime Recreation Center Pass: A Friend of the College card may be applied for and purchased for $5 at the front counter for alumni, retired faculty, retired staff, and trustees.
- Annual Recreation Center Pass: A Friend of the College card is free to spouses/partners of faculty/staff members. A Friend of the College card may be purchased for $10 at the front counter for individuals affiliated with Carleton College: spouse/partner of alumni and faculty/staff and children 18 years of age and older and still living at home. Friend of the College cards are valid for one year from the date of issue and can be renewed annually. Friend of the College cards are issued by Rec. Center staff and will require proof of identification and age and are valid only for the individual applying for the card. Once access privileges are authorized by Rec. Center Staff, a Friend of the College card can be used at other locations on campus such as the Library, Bookstore, and Snack Bar. Learn more at www.go.carleton.edu/onecard.
- Member, Guest, and Visitor Guidelines: In order to best serve the Carleton College Community, we must adhere to our Membership and Guest Guidelines
- One Guest Per Cardholder/Per Day, not to Exceed three guests per week: One guest of a Student, Faculty, Staff and Friend Card Holder may enter at no charge, provided they are accompanied by a Carleton College sponsor with a valid Carleton College I.D. The intention is that the sponsor and guest work out together. Carleton sponsors must register their guest at the front counter upon entry.
- Visitors: Special accommodations will be made for prospective students and parents, families of current students, and college guests as needed.
- Children: No individual under the age of 18 (unless a student of Carleton) is allowed in the center without a parent or guardian. Children under 16 years of age many not use the fitness center or the climbing wall. Children over the age of 10 are eligible to climb in the Bouldering Cave with parent permission and the parent must be in attendance with the child.
Climbing & Bouldering Wall Policies
- All participants must check in with a Wall Supervisor and sign-in prior to climbing.
- Belayer certification must be given by a Carleton Wall Supervisor and renewed annually.
- All climbers must read and sign the Climbing & Bouldering Wall Waiver and Release of Liability before climbing.
- Climbing Wall: A parent or guardian must sign for all climbers between 16 and 18 years of age. Climbers must be at least 16 years old to participate.
- Bouldering: A parent or guardian must sign for all climbers between 10 and 18 years of age.
- Climbing and Bouldering is allowed during open hours and only when a Wall Supervisor is present. Wall Supervisors have the authority to enforce all policies. Any violation of policies may result in the suspension of climbing privileges and removal from the Wall.
- Participants may use harnesses, shoes, carabiners, belay devices, and other equipment provided by the Recreation Center. A wall supervisor must approve personal harnesses and other gear.
- Only locking carabiners with an ATC or similar device may be used for belay purposes.
- Only climbing shoes or athletic shoes are permitted. Street shoes and bare feet are not allowed.
- No loose chalk is permitted on the walls.
- Climbers are encouraged to remove rings, jewelry, and watches prior to climbing.
- The Carleton Recreation Center is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Please keep personal items outside of the climbing area; lockers are available.
- Bouldering must have a spotter. (Spotters must be certified by climbing staff.)
- Boulder’s feet should not go above the spotters shoulder height.
- Never Boulder under another climber.
- Boulder’s hands must stay below twelve feet.
A moderate sized studio with a sprung wooden floor is available for aerobic, dance, classes, fitness, and group activities. In order to ensure the quality of our dance studio flooring, we do require a clean pair of non-marking shoes while using the dance studio. No street shoes are allowed. We reserve the right to deny access to anyone with inappropriate footwear.
Three full-sized courts have glass back walls, allowing lots of light and viewing opportunities. The two middle courts are retractable to allow conversion into squash courts. One court is fitted with wallyball attachments. We do require non-marking athletic shoes while using the courts. No street shoes are allowed. We reserve the right to deny access to anyone with inappropriate footwear.
This floor space covers 50,000 sq. ft. with a six-lane running track and four multi-use courts. A putting green is located in the NW corner of the building. The space is enhanced by both natural and overhead artificial light.
Policies Concerning Intramural and Club Sports
- Who can play? Participation is open to all currently enrolled students and presently employed faculty and staff.
- Scheduling: Most IM leagues and Club sport practices will be scheduled in the evening hours, Sunday-Thursday between 7:00pm and 11:00pm. Every effort will be made to maintain open recreation time during these activities.
- Participants: all participants will be required to present a valid Carleton ID when entering the facility to take part in the IM and Club activity.
- Liability: The recreation center and its staff assumes no responsibility for injury received by any person during participation or involvement in any IM or Club sponsored program. Participants are reminded that their involvement in all facets of the program is voluntary. It is recommended that all participants have a medical examination prior to the activity and carry their own appropriate insurance coverage.
Carleton College will assume NO responsibility for the payment of medical expenses resulting from injuries that occur while participating in Club Sports. Individuals are responsible for reviewing their current health insurance policy to see if you are covered. If you require additional coverage you may purchase it through the College by completing the form at: http://www.cirstudenthealth.com/carleton. The basic Carleton student health insurance policy cost $669 and only covers the first $500 of a Club Sport injury. Carleton College students who are not varsity athletes but participate in Club Sports may purchase additional coverage for per Club Sports premiums as follows: $431.00— equestrian, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, Nordic skiing, and Karate and $215.00— all other lower risk clubs.
· Purchasing the add-on Athletic Injury Insurance is optional for club sport athletes, but the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance plan only covers the first $500 of a club-sport injury.
To purchase athletic injury insurance for intercollegiate or club sport participation, you must purchase the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan AND add-on the Athletic Injury Insurance. Enroll online Collegiate Insurance Resources. Click on the “Health Insurance Enroll/Waive” tab and enroll in the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance plan. When prompted to do so during the enrollment process, select the appropriate athletic injury coverage for your sport(s).
· The athletic injury insurance plan will pay 100% up to $90,000 per injury. The cost is $431 for football, basketball, soccer, baseball or softball (when an athlete purchases one or more of these sports, all club sports, will be covered.) The cost is $215 for all other varsity sports. The cost for equestrian, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, Nordic skiing, and Karate is $431 per club sport. If an athlete purchases one or more of these club sports, all other club sports are covered. Other club sports including Aikido and Tae Kwon Do are $215.
· Intramural sports and gym classes are covered under the basic Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan.
If you have additional questions about the plan, contact Collegiate Insurance Resources online or by phone 1-800-322-9901.