Charles J. Ping Recreation Center
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.
Group Fitness Classes
Climbing Wall Hours
The climbing wall is currently closed.
For more information, see COVID-19 Response.
A strict ID policy is enforced when entering the Charles J. Ping Student Recreation Center. Everyone should be prepared to show his or her valid ID (i.e. Ohio University student or faculty/staff photo ID). No one will be permitted into an activity area of the Ping Center without proper ID — this includes students enrolled in academic classes. If a question arises as to the validity of the presented ID, a second form of ID may be required. A photo of an ID is not valid and will not be accepted.
Ping Members have one free forgiveness pass if they forget their OHIO ID (valid for one academic year), but must show a valid government photo identification to gain access. A photo of an ID is not valid and will not be accepted.
Child Access Policy
All children that are participating must purchase a day pass or membership to use the Ping Center.
Children age 0-4 are not permitted in any areas of the Ping Center except the Business Office or on facility tour.
Children ages 5-15 are permitted in the facility with adult supervision during operational hours. Children ages 5-15 are not permitted on any fitness equipment or in the Functional Fitness Room, Weight Room, or cardio areas. Children over the age of 5 are not permitted in opposite gender bathrooms
Children ages 16-17 are permitted in the facility with adult supervision during operational hours and are permitted on exercise equipment.