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Ping Recreation Center

Charles J. Ping Recreation Center

Ping Center Hours

*Annual Summer Closure, May 6 - May 19, Ping Closed
Summer (May 20 - August 23)  Hours*
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 9:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, May 23- Ping will open at 8am due to power outage
*Memorial Day Weekend, Monday May 29th - Ping Closed
*Juneteenth, Monday June 19th - Ping Closed
*Independence Day, Tuesday July 4 - Ping Closed 
Fall 2023 (August 24 - December 10)  Hours*
Monday-Friday 6 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday Noon  - 11 p.m.

*Hours subject to change for University Breaks and Holidays

Climbing Wall Hours

The Charles J. Ping Recreation Center is a 168,000 square foot recreation facility, spanning 3 floors. Ping is home to a free standing, 36-foot tall, double-sided climbing wall, five basketball/volleyball courts, two multipurpose gymnasiums, an elevated four-lane indoor running track, six racquetball courts, free weight areas and two group fitness rooms that host combative sports, aerobic, fitness and dance classes.

ID Access

A strict ID policy is enforced when entering the Charles J. Ping Student Recreation Center. Everyone should be prepared to show their valid OHIO ID (i.e. OHIO student or faculty/staff photo ID, or Community assigned OHIO ID). No one will be permitted into an activity area of the Ping Center without proper ID; this includes students enrolled in activity classes. If a question arises as to the validity of a presented ID card, a second form of ID may be required. Photos of IDs will not be permitted in case an emergency situation should occur.

Ping Members have one free forgiveness pass if they forget their OHIO ID (valid for one academic year), but must show a valid photo identification to gain access.