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Wildermuth Intramural Center (WIC) is reopening on Tuesday, June 25 at 6am.

The following projects were completed during the closure:

  • Track replacement
  • Painting
  • Drop ceiling installation in the north walkway
  • Epoxy floor installation
  • Roof and window repairs
  • Light replacement in several activity spaces
  • Graphic panel installation
  • Strength and Cardio Mondo floor repairs

Woodlawn Field Update:

The fields and track will not reopen until sometime in August. Issues with the sod and track are delaying the reopening.


Counsilman Billingsley Aquatics Center (SRSC) Update:

This is a reminder that CBAC will be closed for scheduled repairs beginning Saturday, July 6 through Thursday, August 22 (anticipated completion). Please refer to the new summer schedule for pool hours added at Royer Pool located in the School of Public Health.


Special Note: We will continue to alternate facility closings during breaks. Due to the WIC closure this summer, SRSC will be closed during the Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring breaks. These alternating closures allow us to complete necessary maintenance and repairs.



Participants,

Wildermuth main-level locker room and restrooms will be closed for repairs on Thursday 6/20 and Friday 6/21. The lower-level locker rooms are available for use. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Jackie

Jacqueline D. Puterbaugh
Associate Director
Indiana University
Campus Recreational Sports
SRSC 115
1601 Law Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812)855-9701
puterbau@indiana.edu



Participants,

We originally planned to reopen the Woodlawn Fields and track on May 10. Due to weather issues, the contractor was unable to start working on punch list items scheduled to begin in mid-March. The contractor still needs to roll and over-seed the fields, recess control boxes, finish the asphalt track work, install plumbing hardware, potentially re-grade a section on the south side of the fields for additional drainage. Unfortunately, we are unable to open the track without giving people access to the fields. If we use the fields before the contractor determines they are playable, we could void the warranty. We have not received a new opening date from the contractor.

We will send an e-mail as soon as we have an official opening date.

Jackie

Jacqueline D. Puterbaugh
Associate Director
Indiana University
Campus Recreational Sports
SRSC 115
1601 Law Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812)855-9701
puterbau@indiana.edu



Greetings Participants,

I am writing to update you on the upcoming closure plans for the Wildermuth Intramural Center (WIC) and the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatics Center at the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC). Listed below are the closure dates, improvement plans, building access points, participation alternatives and locker room information.

Spaces that will be closed:

  • The Fieldhouse (10 courts and track)
  • All Strength and Cardio Rooms
  • Martial Arts Studio (095)
  • All Racquetball/Squash Courts
  • Gym 293
  • Pool 194
  • Access to the lower level locker rooms from the racquetball hallway entrance. Instead, the entry/exit will be located on the lower level.

Spaces that will be open

  • WIC upper-level locker rooms
  • School of Public Health lower level locker rooms
  • Royer Pool
  • Gym 171 (including group exercise, yoga and Pilates sessions)
  • Gym 163
  • Tennis Courts
  • Dick Enberg Studio
  • Recreational Sports & School of Public Health Offices
  • The Member Services Suite (relocated to the Royer Foyer during the closure).

Anticipated Improvements:

  • Track replacement due in part to damage done by water from the roof fire
  • Painting
  • Floor, roof and window repairs
  • Light replacements

Locker Room Access

  • The WIC Men’s General and the Men’s Faculty/Staff locker rooms can be accessed by entering the doors on the southwest side of the building, turning left and walking down the corridor. There will be no access to any other spaces in WIC.
  • Women’s General and Women’s Faculty and Staff can be access by entering the doors on the northwest side of WIC, turning left and following the corridor around the entrance/exit.

Special Notes:

  • Activity Spaces and Locker Rooms in the School of Public Health can be accessed by entering any exterior building doors.
  • RS Memberships and daily passes are valid at the SRSC. Please refer to the web site for facility hours and program offerings.
  • Please contact Sal Amadeo at samadeoj@indiana.edu or 855-9784 to obtain a locker at the SRSC

  • Student Recreational Sports Center Counsilman Billingsley Aquatics Center (July 6-August 22)

The pool and diving well will be closed.
The rest of the SRSC and the locker rooms will be open during the pool closure.
Anticipated Improvements:

  • Roof replacement
  • Ventilation improvements
  • Regrouting and caulking
  • Stair repairs
  • Retiling the bottom of the diving well
  • Bulkhead repairs

Special Notes:

  • Additional pool hours will be provided at the Royer Pool located in the School of Public Health

 

Wildermuth Intramural Center Closure Update, 4/19/13


Greetings Participants,
I am writing to update you on the upcoming closure plans for the the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatics Center at the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC). Listed below are the closure dates, improvement plans, building access points, participation alternatives and locker room information.
Student Recreational Sports Center Counsilman Billingsley Aquatics Center (July 6-August 22) The pool and diving well will be closed. The rest of the SRSC and the locker rooms will be open during the pool closure.
Anticipated Improvements: Roof replacement Ventilation improvements Regrouting and caulking Stair repairs Retiling the bottom of the diving well Bulkhead repairs
Special Notes: Additional pool hours will be provided at the Royer Pool located in the School of Public Health

Jackie

Jacqueline D. Puterbaugh
Associate Director
Indiana University
Campus Recreational Sports
SRSC 115
1601 Law Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812)855-9701
puterbau@indiana.edu


Summer Closure update, 2/25/13


The SRSC Councilman/Billingsley Aquatics Center will be closed for significant repairs July 6-August 22, 2013.





SRSC Strength & Conditioning Expansion


WE'RE EXPANDING!
Coming Soon--We're opening 7200 square feet of new strength & cardio space at the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC).

In order to move equipment, the SRSC strength & cardio space will be closed 9/20 – 9/23.

Strength & Cardio Gyms will be available at the Wildermuth Intramural Center (WIC) during this closure.



Law Lane Construction Update—6/27/12

RS Participants and colleagues, The campus has provided additional information regarding SRSC access during the Law Lane closure tentatively scheduled June 27-July 13. Participants who drive to the SRSC will be able to access the east parking lot via a gravel path that has been added as an entrance/exit off of Union Street. Union Street runs north/south on the east side of the SRSC. Participants walking from the south side of campus can access the south staircase via a walkway across Law Lane directly in front of the building. Handicap parking spaces are located at the northwest end of the SRSC parking lot. Should you need any assistance accessing the building, please call 855-7772. Jackie

Jackie

Jacqueline D. Puterbaugh
Associate Director
Indiana University
Campus Recreational Sports
SRSC 115
1601 Law Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812)855-9701
puterbau@indiana.edu


Woodlawn Field and Law Lane Construction Update—6/22/12

RS Participants, We were recently notified by university officials that two projects are moving forward that will potentially impact your participation with Campus Recreational Sports. First, the Woodlawn Field renovation has been approved and will begin Wednesday, June 27. The renovation will include grading of the field, improved soil, irrigation system, new lights, asphalt track and sod. Secondly, Law Lane, in front of the SRSC, will be under construction June 27-July 13 for installation of utilities. We will share more information about parking and access points as soon as the information becomes available to us.

Jackie

Jacqueline D. Puterbaugh
Associate Director
Indiana University
Campus Recreational Sports
SRSC 115
1601 Law Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812)855-9701
puterbau@indiana.edu


Progress Update—4/29/12

Recreational Sports Participant,

I am pleased to announce that Phase 2 of the WIC renovation project is nearly complete. The north side of the Fieldhouse floor has been refinished and the southside courts have been replaced.

We will soon begin Phase 3, which will involve replacing the track and the wall separating the walkway from the Fieldhouse. Unfortunately, this will entail closing the north-south walkway starting on May 7. The walkway will reopen in August upon completion of the renovation.

Please note that you will be able to enter WIC from the outside at the west tower door and from any School of Public Health-Bloomington entrance. You must have a valid ID to access all activity spaces.

To access the men’s locker room, you will need to enter through the south tower doors. To access the women’s locker room, access through the north tower doors or use the lobby entrance.

The member services station will relocate to the north lobby for the summer. As the equipment room will be closed for the summer, the member services station will also serve as the location to check out locks and sports equipment. You can check out weight and dip belts at the strength and conditioning rooms. Towels will be available at the member services station or from the north and south tower supervisors.

Please also note that the following WIC spaces will remain open throughout the summer:

  • Strength and conditioning (090, 092, 092A)
  • Martial arts studios (1095)
  • Gym 293, Gym 163, Gym 171
  • Royer Pool
  • Racquetball courts
  • Equipment room
  • Locker rooms

Thank you for your continued patience. As always, please free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Jackie

Jacqueline D. Puterbaugh
Associate Director
Indiana University
Campus Recreational Sports
SRSC 115
1601 Law Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812)855-9701
puterbau@indiana.edu


Progress Update—3/8/12

Recreational Sports Participant,

We are very happy to announce that Phase 1 of the Wildermuth Intramural Center (WIC) renovation is now complete!

Throughout the first phase of the project much progress was made on repairing damage caused by the fire and subsequent flooding of the Fieldhouse floor. The facility has now been thoroughly cleaned and the ceiling and steel structure painted a bright shade white.

We have also used this down time to upgrade parts of the space not directly damaged in the fire. For example, the peeling, tar paper-encrusted window banks on the west side of the Fieldhouse were leaky and required constant maintenance. The windows are now filled in, giving the structure’s west wall a more uniform and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Finally, as anyone who regularly played basketball or ran on the WIC’s indoor track was aware, the old lights functioned at only around 60% capacity, casting a dim, yellowish glow and dark shadows. We’ve replaced the old lights with a custom-designed lighting system featuring bulbs that are longer-lasting and more energy efficient and that cast a brighter, whiter, more natural light throughout the space.

We have now begun Phase 2 of the renovation, which involves the following projects:

  • Tearing out and replacing the five basketball courts on the south side.
  • Sanding and refinishing the five courts on the north side.

Phase 3 will include:

  • Replacing the indoor track (if time permits).

Phase 4 will include:

  • Replacing the partial wall separating the track and basketball courts from the rest of the facility with a glass wall to open up the space and provide better sight lines for supervision purposes.
  • Adding promotional graphics and directional signage.

We look forward to holding a formal reopening celebration on August 17 as part of our annual RecFest.

Meanwhile, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Jackie

Jacqueline D. Puterbaugh
Associate Director
Indiana University
Campus Recreational Sports
SRSC 115
1601 Law Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812)855-9701
puterbau@indiana.edu

Progress Update—11/11/11

Headway is being made on the Wildermuth Roof Replacement project and fire damage repair. Check out some of the latest pictures.

 


Wildermuth Intramural Center Renovation Update—October 24, 2011

Recreational Sports participants,

We just received communication from the university (referenced below) informing us that the Wildermuth Intramural Center Fieldhouse will not be reopening until summer 2012. The offices, activity spaces and locker rooms that are currently open should remain open during the renovation. We will continue to experience odors, dust and noise while this work is being completed. The university has systems in place to ensure compliance with safety regulations. Occasional rerouting of access points, outages or temporary closures may be experienced during phases of the project.

We will update you as the work progresses.

Jackie

Jacqueline D. Puterbaugh
Associate Director
Indiana University
Campus Recreational Sports
SRSC 115
1601 Law Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812)855-9701
puterbau@indiana.edu


Dean Torabi and Kathy Bayless,

Since the Wildermuth Intramural Center fire on July 5, a team has been working together to determine the best course of action to restore the space after such extensive damage. Time has been spent evaluating the extent of damage, repair options and cost implications. A portion of the restoration plan is underway, including the repair of the fire damaged roof and cleaning of the roof decking, steel structure and brick. A significant portion of the work remains, including:

  • Painting of the roof decking, steel structure, brick in fills, storage rooms, service spaces and staircases
  • Replacement of the main and emergency lighting
  • Removal and replacement of 5 of the 10 basketball courts
  • Sanding and refinishing of the other 5 courts
  • Potential removal and replacement of the track
  • Potential installation of fire alarms and smoke detectors
  • Repair and/or replacement of windows

After reviewing timelines for bids, delivery dates, installation schedules and sequencing of work, it has become clear that this project will not be completed until mid to late summer of 2012. I wanted to let you know of this timeline as soon as possible so that you can make the necessary adjustments to your academic classes and recreational sports programs. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Thank you.
Frank A. Young

Director of Special Projects / Design Manager
University Architect's Office
1800 N. Range Road, Bloomington, IN 47408
812-855-6315, fax 812-855-9387
Email to: fryoung@indiana.edu


Wildermuth Intramural Center Renovation Update—September 21, 2011

Renovation and restoration is actively underway to repair damage caused by the roof fire on July 5. Check back for more updates and images.

Wildermuth Intramural Center Fire Update—August 25, 2011

Campus Recreational Sport Member Participant,

On Tuesday, July 5, the Wildermuth Intramural Center was severely damaged due to a roof fire. This
was a three-alarm fire that took more than 50 firefighters, 15 fire/emergency vehicles, and close to
three hours to extinguish, resulting in thousands of gallons of water pouring onto the wood floor
and track below and smoke permeating the locker rooms, strength and conditioning rooms, Pool
194, gym 293 and adjacent spaces and office areas.
Work is underway to repair and/or replace the damaged section of the roof, courts/track, lights,
windows etc. Extensive cleaning and painting will also be required. Therefore, the Fieldhouse
section of the Wildermuth Intramural Center will remain closed until Sunday, January 8, 2012.

The following spaces will be open for use:

  • Strength and Conditioning Rooms
  • Gym 293 and 163 School of Public Health-Bloomington 171
  • Pool 194 and Royer Pool
  • Martial Arts Studio 095
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Locker Rooms
  • Member Services Suite
  • Equipment Room
  • Dick Enberg Studio

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may create for you, but we will work hard to give you many
opportunities to pursue your healthy, active lifestyle.

Jackie

Jacqueline D. Puterbaugh
Associate Director
Indiana University
Campus Recreational Sports
SRSC 115
1601 Law Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812)855-9701
puterbau@indiana.edu


Wildermuth Intramural Center Fire Update—August 3, 2011

RS Participants,

In consultation with IU Administrators, the Dean, several academic colleagues and our Management Team, we have decided to reopen the spaces on the west side of the Wildermuth Intramural Center on August 25th. The Fieldhouse, where the 10 basketball courts and track are located, will not reopen on this date as IU administrators are still developing the plan to address the significant damages in the Fieldhouse.

The spaces that will reopen 8/25 include:

  • Gym 293
  • Strength and Conditioning Rooms
  • Martial Arts Room
  • Locker Rooms
  • Equipment Room
  • Enberg Studio
  • Pool 194
  • Racquetball Courts

We appreciate your continued patience as we try to resolve any obvious issues in these spaces before 8/25. Our Facility Support Team will work with Building Services to clean these spaces, but a thorough cleaning and/or painting to remove all the smoke smell is not possible by the time we reopen. These issues and others will have to be addressed at another time as our primary goal is to get activity spaces open for fall.

I will update you as soon as key details are determined.

Jackie

Jacqueline D. Puterbaugh
Associate Director
Indiana University
Campus Recreational Sports
1601 Law Lane SRSC115
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812) 855-9701
puterbau@indiana.edu


Wildermuth Intramural Center Fire Update—July 27, 2011

Campus Recreational Sports Participants,

As you may have seen, On July 22nd the Herald Times published a story about the roof fire that occurred at the Wildermuth Intramural Center (WIC) earlier this month. It included a statement that repairs associated with the fire will not be completed in time to start the fall semester and that the facility may not reopen until mid-fall. We want to share some context about the numerous unresolved variables that make it unrealistic to set an official re-opening date at this time. The fire caused extensive damage that is still being evaluated so that an action plan can be developed.

This was a three-alarm fire that took more than 50 firefighters, 15 fire/emergency vehicles, and close to three hours to extinguish, resulting in thousands of gallons of water pouring onto the wood floor and track below and smoke permeating the locker rooms, strength and conditioning rooms, Pool 194, gym 293 and adjacent spaces and office areas. This is what we know at this time:

Sections of the fire-damaged roof and surrounding areas will have to be removed and replaced including some sections of the decking. IU is awaiting a plan from the roofing company that will include an estimated timetable for completion.

IU hired a company to try to remove the water from the wood floor with the goal to restore it to full use. After this is completed, IU will work with floor experts to determine if the floor can be restored for use, or if sections or the entire floor will need to be replaced.

IU has asked experts to evaluate the status of electrical, heating and ventilation systems, as well as lights, to see if they can be restored or if replacement will be required.

Windows were broken during the fire and will need to be replaced.

Options are being evaluated to address smoke and soot damage throughout WIC. There are restrictions on how various surfaces can be cleaned due to Environmental Health and Safety regulations. Therefore, careful consideration is being given to cleaning and painting options.

A variety of other items will be evaluated for cleaning or replacement including: floor tarps, drop nets, court curtains, track surface, lockers, carpets, signage, sport equipment, etc.

The ability to thoroughly assess damages and options has been limited due to challenges accessing the space while water extraction is taking place. This is an extremely challenging process to work through due to the number of IU departments and external parties at the table: University Architects Office, Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety, the roofing company, insurance companies, Emergency Management, the Vice President's Office, Physical Plant, and others.

We are making every effort to work with the various parties to identify needs, concerns and potential options. Until decisions are finalized about the roof replacement and the floor condition we cannot move forward. Once these crucial decisions are made a general timeline will start to emerge. We will be working with our Recreational Sports Management Team to identify various plans based on potential reopening dates; whether it is all or part of the fall semester. We will also be assessing the option of opening parts of WIC, if possible. RS Staff members are already putting information together to assist us with decision making, including, but not limited to:

  • Membership Implications (over 2000 members to date)
  • Options for Intramural/Club Sports (relocation, rescheduling and/or cancellation)
  • Impact on hourly staff (1000 annually)
  • Implications for Informal Sport Participants
  • Impact on SRSC (overcrowding, additional staffing needs etc.)
  • Issues surrounding External Rental Groups who have fall reservations
  • Loss of Income
  • Implications for academic colleagues if WIC is closed for all or part of the fall semester. Thousands of credit hours are scheduled for WIC.

This is a difficult time for everyone who regularly participates at WIC, works there or visits on occasion. Many of us were excited about the improvements that were underway this summer and looking forward to reopening this August with a new roof, a thoroughly cleaned and painted Fieldhouse and many other upgrades. Sadly, this will not be the case on the timetable that was intended. We are still committed to seeing these improvements take place and will work diligently with the university to ensure that this special facility is restored.

While we have always been committed to participant satisfaction, we hope you will understand that we will not be able to serve you in the fashion you deserve for all or part of the fall semester. We will do everything we can to help you in your commitment to leading an active, healthy lifestyle, in spite of these constraints.

We will continue to update you as we learn more about the restoration plan and timeline for reopening.

 

Jackie

Jacqueline D. Puterbaugh
Associate Director
Indiana University
Campus Recreational Sports
1601 Law Lane SRSC115
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812) 855-9701
puterbau@indiana.edu


May 5, 2011

Recreational Sports Member,

As we prepare for the Wildermuth Intramural Center roof project, we want to be sure you know how to access facilities as well as RS programs and services during the planned closure period of May 9 – August 15.

Your RS Membership and Access to Facility Spaces
Your Campus Recreational Sports membership card or student ID will continue to provide access to both School of Public Health-Bloomington and SRSC. While academic classes and most recreational sports activities will move to the SRSC, participants will have limited access to activity spaces for tennis, basketball, swimming, group exercise, yoga, and Pilates during the closure period:

  • Royer Pool
  • Gymnasium 163
  • Gymnasium 171 for scheduled fitness/wellness programming
  • Woodlawn tennis courts
  • Lower level men's and women's locker rooms
  • Relocated equipment and towel check-out in School of Public Health-Bloomington 008G adjacent to women's locker room
  • Relocated member services suite to the School of Public Health-Bloomington foyer mail room

 

As a reminder these are the spaces that will be closed May 9-August 15:

  • Fieldhouse with the 10 basketball courts and track
  • Strength and conditioning rooms
  • Racquetball courts including the Dance Space on Court 6
  • Martial arts studio (095)
  • Upstairs gymnasium(293), including the Fort on Court 1
  • Pool 194
  • Dick Enberg distance education classroom
  • Main level locker/shower rooms for men and women(including faculty/staff)
  • Equipment room


New Locations for Member Services Suite & Equipment Checkout
Throughout the project, you'll be able to purchase memberships, register for programs and check out locks and tennis equipment at our temporarily relocated Member Services Suite in the School of Public Health-Bloomington foyer. We'll have an additional full-service equipment checkout location downstairs in School of Public Health-Bloomington 008G adjacent to the women's locker room where members will be able to check out towels, locks, swim goggles, basketballs and tennis equipment.

Access to School of Public Health-Bloomington /Wildermuth Spaces
The doors to the Wildermuth Intramural Center (south building) will NOT be accessible during the closure, except the west doors leading to the academic and Campus Recreational Sports offices. If these doors are temporarily closed due to construction, signage will redirect you to another access door. All doors to School of Public Health-Bloomington (north building) should remain accessible throughout the project.
While the project completion date will be influenced by weather conditions and any unforeseen circumstances, we will do everything we can to reopen as scheduled on August 15th. We look forward to contacting you again in July with information about re-opening plans for August.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. For detailed summer program and facility hours, or pick up a brochure at RS Member Services.

 

Jackie

Jacqueline D. Puterbaugh
Associate Director
Indiana University
Campus Recreational Sports
SRSC 115
1601 Law Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812)855-9701
puterbau@indiana.edu