Charles J. Ping Recreation Center

Ping Center Hours

*Hours subject to change for University Breaks and Holidays

Fall Semester  Hours*
Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday Noon-11 p.m.

Climbing Wall Hours 

Holidays Adjusted Hours
Finals Week Monday, Dec. 5-Friday, Dec. 9: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Winter Break  Hours
Saturday, Dec. 10-Thursday, Dec. 22

Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Noon-9 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 23-Tuesday, Jan. 3 CLOSED
Wednesday, Jan. 4-Sunday, Jan. 15

Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Noon-9 p.m.

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.