FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 6, 2012

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE TO DEDICATE RECREATION CENTER ON SEPT. 10

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo, Governor Lincoln Chafee and other state dignitaries will dedicate the college’s new Recreation Center on Monday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. In addition, RIC will also dedicate the Dr. Ivy Denise Locke Memorial Terrace, named for the Vice President of Administration and Finance who passed away in 2010.

 

The campus community and general public are invited to attend.

 

The center underwent an extensive $12 million upgrade over the past 16 months and is now a state of the art complex for students to utilize.

 

 

 

A brand new fitness center is among the many upgrades and additions to the building. The building also contains a completely renovated L-shaped natatorium, a multi-purpose studio, 10 fully equipped locker rooms, a Wi-Fi lounge with big screen televisions and a completely renovated and resurfaced 32,000 square foot field house.

 

Additionally, an extensive wing to support intercollegiate athletics was also added, which includes a wrestling facility, sports medicine area, multi-media room, coaches’ offices and varsity training facilities.

 

The façade of the building includes a clock tower that will serve as a beacon for the college’s newly transformed East Campus. The tower contains a reception space to support athletic fundraising and development initiatives.

 

Please contact Rhode Island College Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Scott Gibbons for additional information.

 

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