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Pool Lifts Out of Service at all Four Campus Pools

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At this time, the disability lifts at all four of our campus pools are out of service for repairs. We hope to have them fixed by early next week. Disability Lifts Out of Service At: Golden Bear Rec Center Strawberry Canyon Rec Center Spieker Pool Hearst Pools We appreciate your patience with this matter, and apologize for any inconvenience.

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Independence Day Weekend Customer Service Center Hours

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The Rec Sports Customer Service Center is the place to go for membership sales, passport services — yes, we’re an official passport distributor — and information about all of our classes, camps and other program offerings. Due to the holiday, the Customer Service Center will be open July 3rd and 4th from 10AM-3PM . We apologize for any inconvenience! Please …

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UC Reciprocity System: Rec Center Usage at other UC campuses!

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Are you a UC student or faculty/staff member in the area for the summer? UC students and Faculty/Staff Rec Club members are entitled to use the rec centers at other UC campuses under the Reciprocity Agreement. To learn more about this program, please read the information below.

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RSF Elevator Closed

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The RSF elevator will be closed for renovations until further notice. The elevator will not be available during the renovation period. While we recognize that many of our members rely on the elevator for access to the RSF facilities, the current elevator needs to be replaced. It is the original elevator that was installed when the RSF was constructed 31 …

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Spring Locker Clearance June 8th!

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If you rented a locker for the Spring 2015 semester and intend to keep using this locker during the summer, you’ll need to renew it by June 8th. You can do this by signing up for a membership online and selecting the locker renewal option, or by coming to the RSF cashier window to renew in person. All un-renewed lockers …

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FREE CrossFit Day Thursday, 5/28

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Have you always wanted to try CrossFit? Are you an avid WOD-er? Join us this Thursday from 12-1p for FREE CrossFit Day! Location: Olympic Lifting Court 14 and 15 Instructor: Jonathan Heuer

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Energy Efficient Lighting Installed in RSF Locker Rooms

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Earlier this month we replaced 43 metal halide light fixtures with new extended-life fluorescent lamps and electronic ballasts in the RSF locker rooms. The project is expected to save 45,591 kWh per year and $4,559 per year in annual energy costs! That’s enough energy to power 4 American homes for a whole year. The new fixtures, which replaced existing bulbs …

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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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RSF Garage Gets Lighting Upgrade

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  The lighting in the RSF Parking Garage is being replaced with energy-efficient fixtures that will reduce energy consumption, save the campus money, and make the garage a brighter place. The new fluorescent lighting being installed will use half the electricity of the existing lighting, saving the campus about $10,000 per year. The total cost of the project — funded entirely by our …

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Pool Cover at Hearst Means Big Energy Savings

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Rec Sports has purchased and installed a pool cover for the Hearst pool.  At first blush this doesn’t sound like much to celebrate, but if you look a bit deeper you’ll see that this pool cover will save an estimated 12,000 therms of natural gas per year.  To put that in perspective, PG&E says that the average residential customer in …

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