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Seabury Center

 

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Just minutes off interstate 75, nestled quietly among rolling hills, is central Kentucky’s newest jewel, Seabury Center. Seabury Center represents a major commitment by Berea College to the health and wellbeing of its students, faculty and staff. The $10.5 million multipurpose wellness complex covers three levels and 106,996 square feet of space.

Matching Seabury Center to existing campus architecture (part of which required renovating the 1927 Seabury Gymnasium) was a huge challenge, and the successful result earned Messer Construction Company the “Build Kentucky Award” for 1995 from the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky.

Academic programs, intercollegiate athletics, campus recreation/intramural programs and an expanding emphasis on wellness programming for students, faculty and staff of the College operate harmoniously in Seabury Center. While the first priority of Seabury Center is its instructional mission, the Berea community, too, depended upon for financial support, has been invited to share in what Seabury has to offer. A limited number of community and alumni memberships for individuals and families are offered annually. Community groups also partake of Seabury facilities at attractive rental rates.

Seabury Center’s main forum is home to intercollegiate volleyball and basketball as well as concerts, festivals and other events. Seating capacity for athletic contests is 2,000; for concerts and other attractions, 3,000. A 200 yard indoor track circles the upper level of the main forum. The college’s swimming and diving team trains in Gunkler Natatorium, named in honor of the College’s dynamic physical educator, “Occie Gunkler.” The “Wilson Evans” Tennis Center, named too for one of its favorite sons, features 11 all-weather tennis courts inviting players to the magnificent hillside retreat.

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Facilities

Main Arena:

  • 1 championship basketball court
  • 2 basketball courts
  • 1 championship volleyball court
  • 3 volleyball courts
  • Seating for games: 2,000 (all chair back seats)
  • Seating for concerts: 2,700
  • Surface: Wood
Seabury Gymnasium:

  • 1 championship basketball court
  • 2 basketball courts
  • 1 championship volleyball court
  • 3 volleyball courts
  • 6 badminton courts
  • Surface: Wood
Natatorium:

  • Pool 25 yard, 6 lanes (75ft. by 45ft.)
  • 1 meter diving board
  • Underwater sound and viewing area
  • Chair lift for accessibility
Weight Room:

  • Separate cardio and weight training areas
  • 18 Paramount stations
  • 16 station FTX multi-station gym
  • Adequate space for free weights
  • 2,000 lbs. free weights
  • Dumbells from 3 #’s-105 #’s
Cardio Room:

  • 3 Precor treadmills
  • 1 Life fitness treadmill
  • 1 Woodway treadmill
  • 3 stairclimbers
  • 1 Precor upright exercise bike
  • 1 Tectrix semi-recumbent exercise bike
  • 1 SciFit upright “upper cycle”
  • 2 Ab toners
  • 5 Precor-EFX-Elliptical Trainers
  • 1 True Elliptical Fitness Cross Trainer
Walking Track:

  • 9 laps to the mile
  • Surface: laned sport carpet with 1/8 inch cushion underlay
  • Non-banked corners
  • 1 Nordic Track ski machine
  • 1 Landice treadmill
Outdoor Track:

  • 4 laps to a mile
  • 8 lanes
  • Surface: Eurotan all weather track
  • Complete track facility hosting all events
Tennis Courts:

  • 11 courts located below Seabury Center
  • The college is host to many tennis tournaments due to its extensive tennis facilities.
  • Five lighted courts

Additional Features:

  • Separate locker rooms for faculty and staff, students, officials, home and visiting teams
  • Training room
  • 5 Racquetball courts
  • Conference Room
  • 2 classrooms
  • Human Performance Laboratory
  • Concessions
  • Vending area
  • Skyview reception area

Fees

The renewal membership period will begin June 25, 2012. New memberships for the 2012-13 membership year will be available July 2nd. Memberships will be available until maximum numbers are reached. Please call the Seabury Center office at 859-985-3428 to inquire about availability.

Seabury Center Membership Fees (August 1, 2013 – July 31, 2014)

Full-Time Membership

Annual Half-Year Plus* Monthly
Full-Time Alumni Single $180 $135 $25
Full-Time Alumni Family $285 $215 $50
Full-Time Community Single $225 $175 $25
Full-Time Community Family $340 $255 $50

Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:00am-10:00pm; Friday 6:00am-9:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm

Daytime Membership

Anual Half-Year Plus* Monthly
Daytime Alumni Single $125 $95 $25
Daytime Alumni Family $190 $145 $50
Daytime Community Single $180 $135 $25
Daytime Community Family $245 $185 $50

Hours: Monday-Friday 6:00am-4:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm

*Half-Year Plus memberships will be available December 1, 2013

All qualifying family members must reside in the same household. Dependent children must be 5-17 years of age or full-time college student and classified as a legal dependent for IRS tax purposes.

Membership Includes:

  • Cardio & Weight Room
  • Indoor & Outdoor Walking Track for walking/jogging/running
  • Weight Room Basics class (min. 2 per year)
  • Reduced fees for outside classes offered in the facility (e.g. Swim lessons, lifeguard certification)
  • Two Gym Floors for Basketball
  • Five Racquetball Courts
  • Six-Lane, 25-yard Pool for Water Aerobics, Water Arthritis, Lap and Rec. Swimming
  • Aerobics/Toning, Step Aerobics, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes
  • Free general admission to men’s & women’s intercollegiate games (excluding Homecoming & post-season games). Please present Seabury Center membership card at the ticket table for entry.

Guest Passes

Guest passes can be purchased by Seabury Center members ONLY. Guest passes will be issued in the members name and should not be given to the guest. Seabury Center members must accompany their guest. Guest passes must be shown at Equipment Issue or Front Security each visit.

Day Pass – $ 5.00
Weekly Pass – $ 25.00
If paying by check, a separate check is required.

Locker Fees

A separate check is required for locker fee.

August 1, 2013 – July 31, 2014
$35.00

*There are FREE day lockers available in the men’s general locker room and the women’s general locker room, as well as in the weight room and the 3rd floor track. Members are invited to bring their own lock to utilize this service. Locks must be removed daily.

Parking Permit

Parking for the Seabury Center is located in the large parking lot next to the tennis courts. All Seabury Center members are required to have a parking decal. This required parking decal can be purchased for $25.00 at the Public Safety office, located in the Woods-Penniman building (turn right behind the Alumni Building on Woods-Penn Drive). Please display the parking decal on your vehicle to avoid being ticketed by Public Safety. Seabury Center is not responsible for parking tickets. Additional decals are $15.00. Parking questions may be directed to the Public Safety Office (859.985.3333).

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