Recreation

A photo of the Intramural Activities Building (IMA) building with a sign with the name written on it.

Hello Huskies!

The health and safety of our Husky community are important to us.  In response to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s recent COVID-19 guidance, the IMA will remain closed until the start of Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington Guidelines.

This closure includes the IMA Pool, in-person fitness classes and personal training, Intramurals, and the Crags Climbing Center.  Virtual programming and UWild’s Gear Garage Rental Center is still available.

Everything is guided by the operational principles from the State’s Phase 2 guidelines, such as maintaining 300 sq. feet of distancing while exercising and maintaining 25% of the building’s capacity. Members are required to wear a face-covering outside and when in the IMA Building at all times, even when exercising.

IMA Building Hours

Monday – Friday
11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Revised Hours

Current Phase – 1 (Jan. 15)

Reopening at Phase 2. Check back each Friday for an update 

Address

3924 Montlake Blvd NE
Seattle, WA 98195

So, what can you expect? First, you are required to register for a check-in time block to use the IMA Building prior to each visit.  If you cannot make the time block that you registered for, you are REQUIRED to cancel your reservation (penalties apply for not canceling your reservation).  You will also be required to sign a Facility Access Waiver BEFORE arriving at the IMA Building the first time. See below for more information on how to register, how to cancel a reservation, and how to sign the Waiver for IMA facility access.

To help you visualize what your visit to the IMA might look like, we’ve added a page with photos here: https://www.washington.edu/ima/ima-reopening-visuals/

Upon arriving at the IMA, you will be met by a greeter who will ask you a few questions, verify that you have made a reservation to use the IMA, and direct you where to go. The entrance and exit will be separate to control the flow of traffic and minimize contact. There will be signage and tape on the floor to help members know where to stand, which way to walk (if applicable), and identify the maximum occupancy in most spaces.

Plexiglass barriers will be in place at the Member Services Desk and members will be asked to swipe their own Husky Card/IMA membership Card or utilize the FusionGO app (coming soon!) on their phone to check-in. The two staircases beyond the lobby (by Gym A and by Gym D) will be designated as one way only (one up, one down). The staircases by Gym B and Gym C will be closed.

There is a limited amount of cardio and weight equipment available due to the state guidelines (300 sq. feet per person). Equipment that has been designated as “out of order” is not to be used. In the cardio room, there will be arrows on the floor to encourage the use of one way walking.

The floor in the weight room has been taped to separate exercise areas. Most areas have a maximum capacity indicated. No shared equipment or spotting allowed. Please read and abide by the signage. If you have any questions, please email recinfo@uw.edu or ask a UW Recreation staff member.

The following IMA spaces will be available for use (open)

1st floor

· Weight Room

· First Aid Office

·IMA Pool (By reservation only)

2nd floor

· Cardio Room

· Gym A (Two basketball hoops available – shooting only)

· Gym B (Four courts for Badminton – singles play only)

· Gym C (Three courts for Volleyball – doubles play only)

· Crags Climbing Center (By reservation only)

· Vending Machines (Located in the Kitchen/Vending Area)

3rd floor

· Pariseau Gym (Two basketball hoops available – shooting only)

4th floor

· All (North Cardio Room, South Weight Room, and Track)

Outdoor spaces available (open)

· South Tennis Courts (reservations only, max four people per court)

· Sand Volleyball Courts (reservations only, max four people per court)

· Field # 1 (reservations only, max five people per field)

Face coverings are required. Equipment Checkout will not be open so you will need to bring your own gear.

To reserve outdoor spaces, click here and follow the directions below.

  • Click on the Field & Court Reservations icon.
  • Log in using your UW NetID.
  • Select the type of field/court you would like to reserve.
  • Select the date.
  • Click Book Now on your preferred time slot.
  • A confirmation will be sent to your email on file (including a link to cancel your reservation if needed).
    • We suggest having your reservation confirmation available on your phone to verify to anyone using the field/court that you have official and immediate priority.

Barriers and cones from Husky Rock were removed as well as signs from the grass fields that don’t have fences (Field #2 and Field #4) and the Chase Anderson Basketball Court (outdoor) and Denny Field (turf). We are not requiring reservations for those spaces, though proper social distancing guidelines and wearing a face covering should be maintained at all times.

The following spaces will NOT be available for use (closed)

· Mat Rooms

· Studios

· Racquetball, Handball, and Squash Courts

· Special Conditioning Room

· Gym D

· Locker Rooms & Saunas

· Lounge

· Meeting Room

· Equipment Checkout

· Dawg Bites Café

The Equipment Checkout station is closed until further notice, and volleyballs, soccer balls, badminton rackets, shuttlecocks, footballs, tennis rackets, etc. will not be available for use. You may bring your own equipment to use in the open spaces. Towel service will not be provided at this time.

All stretching mats, foam rollers, and physio-balls have been removed from the floor and are not available. Sports, such as racquetball, handball, squash, and futsal will not be offered yet.

The Pavilion Pool, ASUW Shell House, Field #3, and North Tennis Courts remain closed as well.

Important information to review before your arrival

We encourage you to help keep yourself and your fellow students safe by familiarizing yourself with and following, current state and local guidelines.

  • Stay home when feeling sick
  • Wash hands thoroughly and properly
  • Maintain proper physical distancing
  • Wear a face covering
  • Disinfect equipment before and after use

We ask that everyone remember to bring their Husky Card/IMA Membership Card to limit the amount of person-to-person contact when checking in.

Face coverings are required to be worn at all times, even while exercising. You may remove your face covering to hydrate. Please bring your own water bottle. Water fill stations will be available for use, but water fountains will not be available.

Remember to clean the equipment before and after use. Sanitation stations are available throughout the facility with disinfectant wipes and rags/disinfectant spray. UW Recreation staff will clean high touch points, restrooms, etc. periodically throughout the day.

It is advised to dress in workout attire and limit the number of items you bring with you. Please bring only what you need and remember to keep your personal items with you.

All UW Recreation employees reporting for work will be required to complete a “Working On-Site Attestation” survey each day they report to work.

Registering for a check-in time block to access the IMA Building

REQUIRED FOR ACCESS TO THE IMA BUILDING EACH VISIT.

The time block you sign up for is good for a 30-minute entrance window. This means you must arrive at the IMA Building during the time block you registered for to check-in. If you arrive after your scheduled check-in time block, your reservation will be forfeited. If you arrive before your scheduled check-in time block, you may be asked to wait outside. Reservations can be made 7 days in advance.

There is a limit on the number of members who can register during each time block to limit capacity inside the IMA Building. Once inside the IMA Building, you are allowed to stay as long as you want to complete your workout.

  • Click here to sign up for a check-in time and follow the directions below.
  • Click on the purple “Log In” button in the top right corner.
  • Click on the orange “UW NETID” button to log in.
    • Upon logging in the first time to the online portal, you should be prompted to sign a Recreation Waiver for Facility Access. If you are not prompted to sign the Recreation Waiver for Facility Access upon signing in, click the ‘bell’ icon in the top right corner and click ‘Facility Access – Sign the waiver(s) to access facilities’ – YOU MUST SIGN THE WAIVER BEFORE ACCESSING THE IMA BUILDING.
    • Click inside the gray box to sign your name.
    • Sign your name inside the white box and click the purple ‘Save’ button.
    • Click the purple ‘Sign Now’ button.
  • Click on the “IMA Facility Access Reservations” Icon.
  • Click on the day of the week you want to work out on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, or Fridays.
  • Click the purple ‘Register’ button on your desired time block to access the IMA Building. Available dates are only shown seven days in advance to the minute.
  • Click ‘Register’ next to the person’s name whom you wish to register.
  • Review the information, answer the questions, and click the purple “Add to Cart” button.
  • Click the purple “Checkout” button. This will happen twice to confirm you want to checkout.
  • You will receive two emails (to the email on file, usually your UW email) from UW Recreation (recinfo@uw.edu).
    • One of the emails will include your registration confirmation.
    • The second email is your online purchase receipt with important information regarding your visit.
    • Please read the information in its entirety so you know what to expect when visiting the IMA Building.

Changing and Cancelling your Reservation

Please only make one Reservation (arrival window) per day to visit the IMA. You may stay as long as you want once you arrive (subject to change).

Beginning Monday, October 5th, we will be tracking individuals that do not show up for their reservation time-block.  If you do not show up for your reserved time-block, you will be considered a ‘no-show’.   On the third ‘no-show’ your IMA membership will be suspended for 7 days.  During the 7-day membership suspension period, you forfeit any and all reservations made during this time.  You will not be able to make any future reservations until your membership becomes active.

Please understand that when you do not show up and do not cancel your reservation, you are taking away an opportunity for a fellow student to utilize the IMA. There are a limited number of spots available daily which has been filling up so if you make a reservation and cannot make your reservation, you are REQUIRED to cancel your reservation, which you can do at any time after registering and up to 1 minute before your time slot begins.  Although it’s best to do so as far in advance as possible.

How to cancel your IMA reservation

  1. Go to the Online Member Portal
  2. In the upper right-hand corner of the screen, click on the “Log In” button using your UW NETID and password.
  3. Once you have logged in, click your name in the top right corner of the screen.  Click on “Profile” in the dropdown menu that appears.
  4. On the left side of the screen, under Personal Information, click on ‘Programs”.  This will take you to your reservations.
  5. Under your Program Registrations, find the reservation you would like to cancel.  On the right side of that row, you will find a box with three dots.
  6. Click on the box with the three dots and click “Cancel Registration” in the dropdown menu that appears.
  7. You will then be asked if you would like to cancel your registration.  Click on “Yes, Cancel Registration”.  Your registration will then be canceled.

Collecting items from your basket or locker at the IMA Building

Access to the locker rooms is currently restricted to UW Recreation staff only. Staff will bag items previously left behind for pick-up by email request only; we are not taking in-person requests to limit our contact with patrons.

If you wish to pick up your items from your basket/locker at the IMA Building (with or without current IMA membership), email recinfo@uw.edu with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Student or Employee ID Number (if you have a Spouse or Plus One Membership and do not have a student or employee ID number, please include the primary person’s full name)
  • UW email address
  • Locker number
  • Would you like to vacate your locker? Yes/No

You will receive a confirmation from recinfo@uw.edu once your items are ready for pick up (please allow 3 – 5 business days). You will be required to wear a face-covering to enter the IMA Building to collect your belongings.

To pick up your items, please stop by the IMA Member Services Desk during open hours (11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.) and show your Husky Card/IMA Membership Card to the staff member. The staff member will provide your bagged items for you. Make sure to check the items in your bag before exiting the IMA Building. If there is an issue, see a staff member for assistance.

Maintenance or Custodial Request

Maintenance or Custodial Request Form

If you are aware of any maintenance or custodial issues at any Recreation facility, please complete this form to notify our staff.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again!