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15 Year Anniversary

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It's a Celebration!

Please join us for the 15 Year Anniversary of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The SRWC will be open for 15 hours from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. A different program or event will take place every hour. See below for a full schedule!

The facility will be open house all day. Individuals 16 years of age and older must present a valid photo ID to gain admittance. Members may still swipe into the facility.

Live Blue, Love Gold

Interested in becoming a member of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center? Our Live Blue, Love Gold campaign  kicks off on Saturday, April 5 at the Anniversary Celebration. Individuals who sign up for a new membership that day will also have a chance to spin our prize wheel!


*denotes limited space for an event or program. Interested participants may sign up for the program one hour beforehand at the Welcome Table in the mall.

8 a.m.
Standup Paddleboard Bosu Demonstrations*
Studio 1
9 a.m.
Pickleball Court 4
10 a.m.
Mock Emergency Demonstrations
Court 1
11 a.m.
Outdoor Rental Center Tours and Demonstration
Noon Cooking Demonstrations and Lunch Buffet*
Studio 2
1 p.m.
Canoe Battleship*
Lap Pool
15 Year Anniversary Cake Cutting
2 p.m.
Health and Wellness Expo (until 5 p.m.)
3 p.m.
Standup Paddleboard Demonstrations*
Lap Pool
3 p.m.
Try Climbs on the Rock Wall (until 6 p.m.)
Rock Wall
4 p.m.
Big Dog Swimming Fun (until 6 p.m.)
Lap Pool
5 p.m.
Free Chair Massages and Tours of the Massage Suite*
Massage Suite
6 p.m.
Green Dragon Kung Fu and Fencing Demonstrations
Courts 3 and 4
7 p.m.
Kinball Multipurpose Gym
8 p.m.
Blackout Disco Hoop Fit*
Combative Studio
9 p.m.
'Frozen' Dive In Movie* (until 11 p.m.)

Breakfast with the Director

More than 40 current annual members have held memberships to the SRWC since the building opened. These individuals, known as our Charter Members, are invited to an exclusive Breakfast with the Director on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Charter Members will be treated to a breakfast buffet and a special look back at the history of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Gretchen Julian, Director of the Department of Recreational Services, will also share what's next for the Department of Recreational Services.

Charter Members can RSVP for the breakfast by contacting Regina Bond at or 330-672-8728.

Lunch Demonstrations

Kent State University's Banquet Services will provide a fun, interactive experience at lunchtime. Enjoy a delicious stir-fry buffet while watching the chef work his magic.

Three seatings will be offered (noon, 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.). Space is limited, and tickets will be available beginning at 11 a.m. at the Welcome Table.

Health and Wellness Expo

All are welcome to the Health and Wellness Expo at the SRWC from 2 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The Expo will feature fitness assessments, equipment demonstrations, membership information and more.

Interested in trying a kayak? Want to learn more about PEAK Summer Camp? Curious about personal training? In need of a chair massage?

Join the Department of Recreational Services and our health and wellness partners for an informative and interactive afternoon!

Dive In Movie: 'Frozen'

Do you want to build a snowman? The Department of Recreational Services is proud to present 'Frozen' as the finale to our 15 Year Anniversary Celebration.

The film will be shown as a Dive In Movie. Participants are encouraged to wear a swimsuit and bring a towel or to dress comfortably... there's no eternal winter in the Natatorium at the SRWC!

This event is free and open to the public but tickets are REQUIRED.
Each individual must have a ticket, regardless of age. Tickets are available first come, first serve through EventBrite.

Other Details:

Special Offers

The Department of Recreational Services is excited to announce a number of special offers to celebrate our 15 Year Anniversary. Offers are valid on April 5, 2014 only.

  • 15% off any Fitness or Wellness program for Summer 2014
  • 15% off Learn to Swim lessons
  • $15 off CPR or Lifeguard certification
  • Throwback pricing at the Kent State Ice Arena: $1 for skate rental during the public session
    4 - 6 p.m. on April 5, 2014

Need more information?

Abby Millsaps