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RSF Schedule Changes for Caltopia

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On Sunday, August 24 and Monday, August 25 the Department of Rec Sports is hosting Caltopia XII, a Welcome Week festival of fun, music and Cal Spirit. Over 35,000 people are expected to attend the two day festival. Due to the event, which is open to the public and runs from 10am to 4pm, the following schedule changes and temporary …

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Haas Pavilion Access Changes

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Due to an increase in unauthorized access and theft in Haas Pavilion, access to the RSF through Haas will be restricted at certain times — mostly in the evenings after 6pm — beginning September 1st. This will impact Rec Sports members who walk through Haas to get to the RSF. PLANNED ACCESS CHANGES Haas Main Lobby Doors Unlocked M-F, 7:30am-6pm. …

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ADA Lift Out of Service at Golden Bear

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The ADA lift at Golden Bear pool is out of order. We apologize for this inconvenience. We’ve ordered new parts and expect to have them fixed and working again in short order. Lifts Working at Hearst, Spieker, and Strawberry Pools Until the Golden Bear lifts are repaired, those needing assistance getting into the pool could consider swimming at Hearst, Spieker, …

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Membership Survey Results

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Last month we asked Rec Sports members to take a short survey to help us identify where we’re doing well, and where we need to make improvements. The response was great and the results are in! We’re busy crunching the numbers, and making plans for improvements based on your feedback.   In the meantime, we wanted to share some of …

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Rec Sports Inclusion Policy

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Rec Sports — with assistance from the UC Gender Equity Resource Center — has developed an Inclusion Policy that we would like to share with our members. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.   The Department of Recreational Sports values diversity and seeks to create a safe and fun environment that is accessible …

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Charge Your Electronics As You Work-out

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HPG, an engineering group here at Cal, has retrofitted an elliptical trainer and stationary bike at the RSF to charge cell phones and tablets!     The Human Power Generation (HPG) team is an undergraduate research project that focuses on harnessing the human power easily found in fitness facilities, namely at the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) at University of California, …

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Group X Expanded Classes

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Group X has expanded its Hearst Gym class offerings this semester. If you can’t make it to the RSF for your favorite Group X class, have no fear — a similar class may be offered at Hearst:

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Rec Sports Website Goes Mobile

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We’ve optimized the Rec Sports website to work on mobile devices. This will make it much easier for you to check schedules (group x and open rec) and learn about our offerings when on the move.  Please note that purchasing an item from our store has not yet been optimized for mobile, but we hope to take that step in …

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New Energy-Saving Pool Pumps

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As part of our efforts to continually improve sustainable practices, Cal Rec Sports has installed energy-saving “smart pump control systems” (SPCS) at the Strawberry Canyon and Golden Bear Pools. The pumps, which were installed last week, will reduce annual energy consumption of the pumping system by 48% at Golden Bear Pool and by 42% at Strawberry Canyon Pool. The new …

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