Recreation

Friday Night Activities

The IMA offers archery, roller skating, and log rolling on Friday nights. Admission is free for IMA members and all equipment is provided.

UWild Climbing Classes

Climbing classes are offered each month. Check availability and sign up online.

UWild Adventures

The Gear Garage is located at the Waterfront Activities Center. Come check out what equipment is available for rental.

Private and Group Yoga Lessons

Take time to invest in your health and wellbeing. Refine alignment, deepen your breath, and learn how to customize your yoga practice. To register come into the registration office at the IMA.

Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons

Want to get ready for a fun safe summer? Sign up for one-on-one instruction or instruction with a friend! To register come into the registration office at the IMA.


  • Special Olympics USA Games Seattle 2018

    June 19, 2018

    University of Washington

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    From July 1-6, 2018, more than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states will visit Seattle and the surrounding region to participate in the Special Olympics USA Games.

    UW Recreation will be providing spaces for competition (basketball, flag football, tennis, and volleyball) as well as for Special Olympics staff support services. The IMA Building will remain open for business as usual leading up to and during the Games, however some activity areas will have revised use schedules beginning June 27th.  Schedules will be available on our web site and posted outside the activity areas.

    Parking and Traffic Impacts

    Since the USA Games are occurring in the summer, the impact should be minimal. The Opening Ceremony on Sunday, July 1 is expected to be the most significantly attended event, but will be limited to 24,000 people, similar to Commencement. As with any major event, the campus will receive advance notice and special instructions as needed. Messages to faculty, staff and students as well as specific parking permit holders will be shared as the USA Games approach. For the competition events on east campus, Special Olympics anticipates 5,000 spectators each day across all of the competition venues.

    Please be aware of parking lot closures and changes from Tuesday, June 26, to Monday, July 9. Specific information about alternative parking will be sent to permit holders in the affected lots: E4, E6, E8, E9, E12, N14 and W8. In addition, Walla Walla Road will be closed to unauthorized vehicles from July 1-5 and Mason Road will be closed to all vehicles on Sunday, July 1. The pay lot out front of the IMA, other than the reserved stalls in front of Tubby Graves,  will not be available for parking during this time period.  Accessible parking and UW vehicles will be allowed to park as usual.  Delivery trucks will also be allowed to enter. IMA patrons may park in lot E18.

    We appreciate your understanding as we join the UW community in celebrating this exciting opportunity to participate in the USA Games.

    For more information, please see the UW's Special Olympics website.

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  • Parking/Traffic Changes that Impact UW Recreation

    June 19, 2018

    University of Washington

    Check the UW Transportation Services Events website for all the upcoming dates that event parking rates will be in effect in the East Campus Parking Lots.

    Day Date Lots Start Time End Time Rate
    WED 6/20/2018 E1, E18, E8, E9, E17, E19, E12 12:00 PM 2:30 PM $10.00
    SUN 7/1/2018 E1/E18 6:00 AM 6:00 PM $10.00
    MON 7/2/2018 E1/E18 6:00 AM 6:00 PM $10.00
    TUES 7/3/2018 E1/E18 6:00 AM 6:00 PM $10.00
    THURS 7/5/2018 E1/E18 6:00 AM 6:00 PM $10.00
    FRI 7/6/2018 E1/E18 6:00 AM 6:00 PM $10.00
    FRI 7/13/2018 E1, E18, E19, E12 12:00 PM 5:00 PM $10.00

    East Campus Parking

    If the IMA Lot is full / closed we suggest parking in the Padelford Garage on main campus. Mon–Fri after 5:00 pm parking in the Padelford Parking Garage (lots N-18, N-21) is $5.00, before 5:00 pm it is $3.00 per hour.

    • Other Parking Options
    • E-8 Pay by Space stalls behind the IMA ($3.00 per hour)
    • E-19 Pay & Display machines ($3.00 per hour)
    • Regardless of the event, IMA participants with disabilities or special needs are still welcome to park in the IMA/Graves (E-98) lot and pay at the machine as they normally would.
    • Signage will be posted in the IMA/Graves (E-98) lot several days before the event occurs warning customers of the upcoming closure.
    • Vehicles which have not vacated the IMA/Graves (E-98) lot by the posted times will receive a parking citation and/or be towed and impounded at the owners expense.
    • If Wahkiakum Rd. is closed IMA participants may reach E-8 Pay by Space stalls by entering E-12 and then driving around the stadium and other sporting complexes.
      Please see the Map for directions.

    Parking can be a bit challenging on East Campus during home sporting events. Obey all posted signs as Parking Services will tow and/or ticket unauthorized vehicles.For parking related questions, please contact Transportation Services at 206-685-1553.

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  • IMA Operation Updates

    June 1, 2018

    IMA

    As of 06/02/18, we are no longer exchanging Husky Cards for equipment at the Equipment Issue area outside the Men's Locker Room (coming soon to the Women's Locker Room Issue area as well).

    Please have Husky Card ready to checkout and check-in equipment. Remember you must bring back the specific number you were given. Improperly returned equipment may lead to you being assessed a fine.

    Beginning Monday, June 18th, the IMA Building will strictly adhere to the daily building closure times.

    All patrons must exit the facility at the closure time, including activity areas and locker rooms. Please plan accordingly and listen to UW Recreation staff instructions. Thank you for your cooperation.

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  • Equipment Updates

    May 26, 2018

    UW Recreation

    STF Funded Cardio

    New cardio equipment has begun to arrive. The first was 5 StairMaster FreeClimbers. The second delivery will arrive June 20-22, from Precor we are getting 26 ellipticals. The third delivery will arrive the week of June 25, from Life Fitness we are getting 5 bikes and 5 ellipticals. And the final delivery will arrive on June 27, from Concept2 we are getting 8 rowing ergs. A HUGE thank you to STF for funding the replacement of these outdated cardio machines.

    Weight Room Updates

    We continue with the weight room refresh as budgets allow. Next up is replacement of some failing equipment that can no longer be repaired, dumbbells and the linear hack squat. Dumbbells have arrived and the linear hack squat should arrive by the end of June. Additional squat racks with landmine attachments have been ordered and should arrive by the end of June as well. Check back for more updates in late summer.

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  • Special Olympics USA Games Events at the IMA

    May 25, 2018

    University of Washington

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    Make this Fourth of July week unique and memorable!  The Special Olympics USA Games are coming to Seattle July 1-6, 2018, and the University of Washington will host many of the events on or near campus, including the IMA.  The athletes and their coaches will be arriving on June 30 and staying in UW residence halls.  The Opening Ceremony will take place on July 1 in Husky Stadium and will be nationally televised on ESPN. Competition in flag football, basketball, volleyball, and tennis will take place on UW Recreation fields and courts.

    There are a wide variety of things to do and volunteers are now being accepted.  Visit www.specialolympicsusagames.org/uw-volunteers, click register, and type DAWGS2018 in the Access Code box.  For more information, please contact info@specialolympicsusagames.org.

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