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CU rec center... wow

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by dio, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    So, I had the chance to go up to the CU rec center on Friday. I haven't been there since it was remodeled.

    That place is incredible. Way better than when I was a student there. The facility is HUGE, and the basketball courts on the second level are insane. I don't know how many courts they have - 8 maybe? Including the lower courts? But there is a massive glass window that faces north, and you can see off the ridge to the north boulder area. Just a spectacular setting.

    Huge climbing wall area, and then tons of fitness rooms on the bottom level. I saw a room for spin, resistance training, and boxing. The ice rink has been significantly cleaned up and modernized.

    I'm sure I missed a ton, but I'm very jealous of that great facility for current students. If you are a student on this board, I hope you are taking advantage of it!

    Some images, but honestly they don't do it justice:

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  2. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Wow. I had no clue we had a facility like that. Cool!
     
  3. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I'm a fan. I work out there when I'm in town. Best facility I've ever seen.
     
  4. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    So, who can use it? What does it cost?
     
  5. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    From the pics, it's evidently dudes only.
     
  6. Yung Buffalo

    Yung Buffalo Club Member Club Member

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    I assure you, it's not. There are better views than the one found in the basketball courts, if you know what I'm sayin.
     
  7. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I assure you it's not.
     
  8. BuffsRising

    BuffsRising Well-Known Member

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    Alums can purchase a membership, unless theyve changed that.
     
  9. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Still can
     
  10. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    Spent as much time as I could (which wasn't much) at "the Rec" when I was at CU Law from 95-98. Particularly enjoyed the ice rink ... though not a great skater I enjoyed the exercise and the occasional skating date with a comely classmate. Ahhh ... fond memories.

    Looking forward to touring the renovated Rec Center ... thanks for posting, @dio.
     
  11. MiamiBuffs

    MiamiBuffs Wᴉɐɯᴉ qnɟɟs Club Member

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    I spent a lot of time in the rec center but you wouldn't know it today. Last time I was in there my boss and I were trying to grease the wheels to win the bid for the exercise equipment.
     
  12. buff190

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    CU has an ice rink? We need a hockey team! Tear everything down around that rink and make a stadium! To hell with this rec center! :sneaky:
     
  13. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    It had a rink when a was a student 100 yrs ago.
     
  14. Daaah

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    I saw it for the first time when I was out there for the Arizona game this year. It was indeed impressive and I agree that the coolest part was the glass wall by the basketball courts upstairs. My only gripe is that they didn't do anything with the pool. The new outdoor Buffalo pool is cool, but it was already officially closed by the Arizona game (I did jump in just to say I did), and I imagine it won't reopen for quite some time. The students are still left without an Olympic sized pool and there is still no suitable pool for the water polo teams despite consistent good showings by the club teams nationally.

    The pool is a pet gripe of mine though. Overall the facility is beautiful. Good job to those who organized it and got it done.
     
  15. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Agree with the pool comment. That was the only sadness.
     
  16. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    It's not just your pet gripe. It was identified as a problem before they broke ground on the facility update.

    But... Your complaint is actually with the choices of 19 year old students, not the administration. Because it was mostly (completely?) built with student fees, they had the students vote on what to build. Unsurprisingly, when the students saw the mock ups with the resort style outdoor pool, that's what they chose. They forgot that outdoor pools in Colorado are generally closed during the months school is actually in session. Dumbasses.
     
  17. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    The pool is awesome. Pointless, but wonderful.
     
  18. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    Yep. Pretty much like everything I spent money on when I was 18-21.
     
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    Pics or GTFO
     

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