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CHUCK'S MINI-MUDDER Registration is open!


Our 4th Annual Chuck's Mini-Mudder will take place on Sunday, April 24th, on the westside campus of our university.  This year WesternREC is partnering with the Avielle Foundation to make this the best Mudder yet!


PLEASE NOTE some awesome additions to this year's event!  

  • Food trucks will be available for some amazing eats after (or before if you so choose) your heat. 

  • We will offer a place on the turf to store personal items, staffed by volunteers.  

  • There will be an inflatable obstacle course for those Mudder hopefuls too small to compete this year!

  • There is a slight change in the course route and a few new obstacles to shake things up for our Mini-Mudder repeats!


WCSU Students (no shirt) . . . . . . . . . . FREE

ALL students (shirt included, minimum 12 years old) . . . . . . . . $15

General (shirt included with pre-registration) - before 4/10 . . . . . . . . $15

                                                                        4/11 - 4/21 . . . . . . . . $25

                                                                        after 4/21 . . . . . . . . . $35

Team (6 or more) . . . . . . . $5 discount (per person)

Event Day registration will be available


Register online at: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/19044


Or download the registration form: 


Mini Mudder Reg Form '16.pdf


Contact the WesternREC information desk for more information

WesternRec@wcsu.edu or 203-837-8935






Facility Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat
Colonial Fitness Zone (MT) 4-10 pm 7 am -
10 pm
7 am -
10 pm
7 am -
10 pm
7 am -
10 pm
7 am -
10 pm
2-8 pm
WesternREC Info Desk (MT) CLOSED 10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
2 pm -
8 pm
ONC Weight Room (WS) 6-10 pm 10 am -
10 pm
10 am -
10 pm
10 am -
10 pm
10 am -
10 pm
10 am -
5 pm
WSCC Cardio Room (WS) CLOSED 10 am-
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
ONC Pool (WS) 7-10 pm 11:30 am -
1:30 pm
8:30 pm -10:30 pm
8:30 pm -10:30 pm 11:30 am -
1:30 pm
8:30 pm -10:30 pm
8:30 pm -10:30 pm CLOSED CLOSED

NEW LUNCH SWIM HOURS ADDED on Mondays & Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.!


*Colonial Fitness Zone:  There are lockers in both the hallway and in the locker rooms available to store personal belongings.  You WILL NOT be permitted to leave your bags in the facility.  We recommend you have your own combination lock that you bring with you to secure the locker you use.

**ONC Weight Room & Pool:  There are full locker rooms available for your use and storage of personal belongings

***WSCC Cardio Room:  There are cubbies available to store personal belongings and restrooms available for use.

****At this time, our recreational facilities (i.e. pool and fitness rooms) are available to current students, faculty and staff only.  We do not offer community memberships.


For all WEATHER RELATED delays & cancellations:


Colonial Fitness Zone, Bill Williams Gym & Stage       10 a.m.-10 p.m.


ONC Weight Room                                                           12 p.m.-10 p.m.

WSCC Cardio Room                                                         10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Pool                                                                                      8:30-10:30 p.m.


E-mail us at WesternRec@wcsu.edu or call 203-837-8935 with any questions!

Spring 2016

Life’s about balance-get out and get active!  The Recreation Department here at Western is dedicated to providing the campus community with a multitude of various recreational activities to encourage physical fitness and promote a positive well-being. 

Our university is unique in that the Western community can utilize athletic facilities on two different campuses.  At Midtown you will find the NEW Colonial Fitness Zone for cardio workouts and strength training.  The Berkshire Stage is now open for aerobics and fitness classes, and the Bill Williams Gymnasium plays host to Intramural Leagues and Open Recreation.  Our Westside campus is home to the William A. O’Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, which houses a six-lane natatorium, four full courts for basketball and volleyball, and a fitness center for cardio and strength training.  Also located here is the Westside Athletic Complex, three spacious practice fields and six lighted tennis courts.  And inside the Westside Campus Center is a fitness room mainly focused on cardio fitness and core strength training.

Recreational Services ...Spring 2016

 Group Exercise Classes

Schedule to begin the week of February 1st-we are hoping to add a few more classes!

*All classes take place on the midtown campus, in Berkshire Hall on the stage

*No Experience necessary

 *Yoga mats are available

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Zumba (Rachel)
5-6 p.m.
    Zumba (Rachel)
5-6 p.m.
Yoga (Deidre)
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  Zumba (Ariana)
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Boot Camp (Kristina)
6-7 p.m.
Zumba (Ariana)
6:30-7:30 p.m.
  Interval Training (Kristina)
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.



Special Events

Friday, March 4th: Rec After Dark  10 p.m. - midnight, Danbury Ice Arena

Join us at the Danbury Ice Arena for some open skate.  This will be a shuttle stop-and of course, refreshments will be served!

Wednesday, April 6th: Spring Kickoff Event 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Recreation Field, MT

Join us as we kick off the month of April and introduce you to all of the exciting events and programs that will be happening on campus this month.  Xtreme Laser Tag, Knockerball, Volleyball, Lawn Games . . . and of course . . . FOOD!

Tuesday, April 12th: Health, Wellness & Fitness Fair 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Berkshire Hall, MT

Specific activities still under development

Wednesday, April 13th:  Pool Battleship  8:30 - 10:30 p.m., ONC pool, WS

Double-elimination tournament, teams of 4.  Sink the other boats before they sink you!

This is a Relay For Life Fundraiser

Sunday, April 24th: Chuck's Mini-Mudder  ALL DAY, everywhere on Westside!

Get dirty at our 4th annual mini-Mudder event.  Find us on Facebook and check out past year's pictures and videos . . . this year is shaping up to be the best one yet!

Sunday, May 1st:  Oozeball Tournament  12 - 4 p.m., Recreation Field, WS

Get your volleyball teams together, as it is sure to be a very muddy experience . . . and of course, refreshments will be served!


  **Follow Western Recreation on Facebook, instagram  westernrecreation or on Twitter @WCSU_Recreation**


Intramurals ... Spring 2016

Schedule of Leagues COMING SOON!

 Register your team via the IM Leagues sign-up:    IM Leagues Participant_Signup_Instructions.doc

**Follow WCSU Intramurals on Facebook or on Twitter @WCSUIntramurals**

Participation of ALL skill levels is encouraged, as this will help to increase the variety of activities offered.  A strong emphasis on friendly competition and having fun exists, which will help to create an enjoyable campus life.  More than just a game, intramural sports let you build friendships, strengthen your mind & body, develop your character and nurture your skills. 

The Intramural Program is open to all current Western students, faculty, staff and alumni.  Play Hard and Have Fun!

Please direct any questions to the Intramural Coordinator, John Fracker, at frackerj@wcsu.edu or 203-837-9057


Active Club Sports...Spring 2016

The Club Sports Program provides an opportunity for individuals who share a common interest in a recreational sport, to improve their skill level and overall knowledge of the sport or activity.  Club Sports can be organized on either a recreational or a competitive level.  Instructional activities range from informal play, to regular practices, in preparation for intercollegiate and tournament competition.  Many clubs compete with other schools and are a part of a collegiate league of play.

Active Recreation Clubs ...Spring 2016


Any individual seeking information on any of these programs can contact Amy Shanks, Assistant Director of the Center For Student Involvement at 837-8609.





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