Recreation Center/Spaulding Gymnasium - Facility Use Guidelines (Covid-19)
Only individuals in the College’s Covid-19 weekly testing protocol are eligible to access Spaulding Gym. Individuals must show the current testing band for entry into the facility.
In order to protect the health and well-being of the KSC community, please be aware of the following steps Recreational Sports has implemented and the steps that all users of the facility for workout purposes must follow:
The Recreation Center will open for workout purposes at exactly 6 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends (when applicable). This allows our staff time to prepare the facility for participants entering for health screening and temperature checks prior to their workouts.
KSC Owl card (students or employee members) or valid membership card is required.
Face covering (masks) required at all times while in the facility even when actively exercising.
If you are sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms, stay home. If anyone in your household is sick, stay home as well.
Anyone who has any of the following characteristics are NOT allowed to enter the facility:
- Have returned from travel to NY, NJ, CT, MA or overseas within the last 14 days;
- Have had a fever of 100°F or greater in the last 2 days;
- Have a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell;
- Had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 within the previous 14 days
Maintain 10 feet distancing for all physical activity (6 feet all other times).
Limit your workout time; avoid lingering or excessive socializing.
Wipe down facility equipment before and after use.
Check out equipment is not available.
Practice appropriate and frequent hand washing before, during and after workouts.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when need to sneeze or cough; dispose of the tissue; wash your face/hands before touching any equipment or returning to your activity.
Store belongings in a cubby locker or leave at home.
Please bring your own reusable water bottle.
Keep in mind that Recreational Sports has the right to refuse service to anyone that has COVID-19 symptoms or fails to follow facility guidelines.
Hosting Owl games since 1968, Spaulding Gym is the home court for varsity basketball and volleyball. The Gym received a makeover in the summer of 2011 adding a new floor, chair-back seating and bleachers for a seating capacity of 1,600 to become one of the top home revenues in New England. The facility also houses:
- A 25-yard, six-lane swimming pool, used by the Owl swim/diving teams
- Two multipurpose rooms
- One racquetball court
- Academic classroom and athletic training/exercise science labs
- Athletic training facility
- Men’s and women’s locker rooms
The Pool is closed until the start of the 2021-22 academic year for pool repairs - a new roof on Spaulding Gym and a new ventilation system in the pool.
The 46,000 square foot Recreation Center addition, which opened in 2002, includes:
- 3 full-size, multi-purpose courts (basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, indoor soccer and other indoor sports)
- A three-lane elevated, banked Jogging/Walking Track
- The two-level fitness center (separate cardiovascular fitness & free weight areas)
- Aerobics studio
- A multi-purpose room
Two outdoor, half-court basketball courts – located behind Spaulding Gym are available for open play use on a first-come, first-serve basis. The courts are to be used only for basketball.
Keene State has four tennis courts of the highest quality. Courts are open for recreational play and also are scheduled for classes. While on the courts, participants must wear tennis shoes with non-marking soles and follow the court rules posted near the court. No activity other than tennis may take place on these courts. Profanity is not permitted while playing tennis.
Athletic and Recreation Fields
Located on the Ashuelot River near the Recreation Center, the athletic and recreation fields are used for general recreation use and for the club sport teams of men’s and women’s rugby, men’s soccer and Ultimate Frisbee for their practices and games.
Sand Volleyball Court
The sand volleyball court is available to be used in a rotation system to allow everyone a chance to play. Newcomers alert players on the court that they are waiting. After a 30-minute wait, the court turns over. The sand volleyball court is located behind Spaulding Gym.
Outdoor Athletic Complex
Located at the College’s Owl Stadium Complex, the outdoor athletic facilities include a lighted Omniturf field for field hockey and lacrosse with seating capacity of 1,300, as well as baseball and softball diamonds, and a lighted grass soccer field.