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Department of Recreational Services Celebrates National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day With Free Access and ClassesPosted Feb. 18, 2013
Kent State University’s Department of Recreational Services will celebrate National Recreational Sports and Fitness all day on Friday, Feb. 22. The highlights of the day include free access to the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, free group exercise classes and a special lunchtime skating session at the Kent State Ice Arena.
Faculty, staff and their families are encouraged to visit the Student Recreation and Wellness Center anytime on Friday, Feb. 22. All Group X classes, including yoga, spinning and Pilates will be free throughout the day. A special total body conditioning class is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
The Kent State Ice Arena will offer a public skating session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Faculty and staff are invited to stop by the Ice Arena during their lunch break. Admission for faculty, staff and alumni is $4.50 a person, and skate rental is $2.50.
National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day was founded in 1999 by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). The annual celebration recognizes NIRSA’s founding date: Feb. 22, 1950. The celebration promotes the benefits of participation in recreational sports and honors the representatives of 11 historically black colleges/universities who first met at Dillard University in New Orleans to form the National Intramural Association, NIRSA’s predecessor.
Visit www.kent.edu/recservices for more information, including facility hours and class times. Join in on the celebration on Facebook and Twitter by following @SRWC and @KSUIceArena, and using the hashtag #RecDay.