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Rhode Island College to dedicate Recreation Center, Sept. 10

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.

Rhode Island College's newly remodeled Recreation Center.
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 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. There is also 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.

The campus community and general public are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Scott Gibbons, assistant athletic director for media relations, at sgibbons@ric.edu or (401) 456-8007.