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Collegiate Sport Club Staff Director of Collegiate Sport Clubs Corey Sinclair,

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Welcome to the main campus of Central Washington University located in Ellensburg, WA. At Central We have 24 Collegiate Sport Clubs with over 600 participants. The following information was created to help you navigate the CWU campus and Ellensburg. We also wanted to share with you some businesses that not only support our programs, but also have great products and services. We hope you enjoy your time in Ellensburg and wish you good luck. If you have any feedback for us about this document or your visit please email


















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Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Location: 1107 N. Chestnut The CWU SURC is a top of the line facility that is social hub of campus. The SURC houses a movie theater, event ballroom, food court, and the wildcat bookstore to just name a few. The other major part of the SURC is the Recreation Center. The REC is a beautiful facility that has four full size basketball courts, running track, climbing wall, weight room, cardio machines, fitness classrooms, and full service locker rooms. The Rec center is also home base for university Recreation. University Rec offers numerous intramurals programs at the REC and many Sport Clubs call the rec home as well. Wrestling is just one club of many that utilize the rec for home matches. Seating is available in certain areas.

Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) Location: 1107 N. Chestnut The best place in Kittitas County that will help you experience the Pristine outdoors of Ellensburg and surrounding areas. They offer rentals of outdoor equipment as well as hikes, tours, and river floats on the Yakima River. OPR also is very active during winter months, offering ski bus and a discount on lift tickets to Snoqualmie and Stevens Pass. Visit OPR On Facebook


Climbing Wall Location: 1107 N. Chestnut University Recreation offers private Climbing Wall rental programs to groups visiting campus. These programs are an ideal way to celebrate a birthday or family reunion, or just a new and exciting way to get together with your friends. All private reservations are scheduled outside of our normal operational hours, as our number one priority is to serve students here on our campus. In general, our Climbing Wall can accommodate 15 participants in the space at one time. With larger groups, we can work with you to specifically design a program that works for your interests. For this type of private Climbing Wall reservation, we charge $16/participant for a two-hour session. These fees include everything your group will need to learn about and enjoy rock climbing. There are other logistics involved with these types of reservations, so contact us early.

Aquatic Center Location: 1510 N. Walnut The CWU Aquatic Center boasts 10 lanes with starting blocks and a 1 and 3 meter spring board. Pool depth ranges from 4 to 15 feet over 500 square yards of water. We host High school meets as well as intercollegiate club swim meets. The Aquatic also has capability of hosting water polo matches and tournaments. The pool is also used for pleasure and arrangements can be worked out if visiting clubs would like to swim for leisure. Visit the Aquatic Center on the Web


Nicholson Pavilion Location: 715 E. Dean Nicholson Blvd. Nicholson Pavilion is probably one of the oddest looking buildings in Washington. Named after the great Basketball coach Leo Nicholson it offers top of the line amenities after being renovated in 2007. The PAV as it known by the students has a 3,000 seat basketball arena. The PAV also offers an amazing weight/cardio room as well as a Fieldhouse for practices. The PAV also encompasses a dance studio, locker rooms, class rooms, and a training room for varsity athletes.

Nicholson Multipurpose Fields Location: in front of and behind the Baseball Stadium and Rugby Pitch We offer six fields that can be used for anything ultimate Disc to Lacrosse. Many of our teams practice on them and they can also be utilized as game fields.

Nicholson Rugby Pitch Location: Sandwiched Between Baseball Stadium and Tomlinson Stadium (Football) Nicholson Rugby Pitch plays host to one of the premier rugby teams in the Nation in the CWU Men’s Rugby team as well as the Women’s Rugby team. The field is natural grass. The Rugby Pitch is exclusively used by both Rugby Programs. Nicholson Multipurpose Fields 5 Alder Recreation Complex

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Alder Recreation Complex Location: The corner of 18th and Alder Formerly known as the “community Fields,” University Recreation Decided to change the name to “Alder Recreation Complex”” to specify the usage of the fields. Many of the sport clubs utilize these fields on a year round basis. Central’s Lacrosse teams consider the Complex their home field. Men’s and Women’s soccer occasionally play matches at the complex as well as Rugby, Archery, and Ultimate Disc. There will be seating in spring of 2012, but many people enjoy watching the game in their lawn chairs.

Challenge Course Location: The corner of 18th and Alder Perfect for clubs, businesses, community and youth groups, CWU's challenge course offers the opportunity to participate in team building activities to accomplish both individual and group goals on both low-ropes elements and a state-of-the-art high challenge course. Our staff will provide everything your group needs to successfully participate in the challenge course experience, including equipment and instruction, as well as a preevent meeting to determine your group’s specific needs.


Red Hawk Ranch (Thorp, WA) Address: 70-72 North 2nd Avenue, Thorp, WA Red Hawk Ranch offers a fullservice event center to accommodate individual or group events. The ranch has a state-of-the-art indoor arena with an electronic Cow Critter, restrooms, self-watering system, heat, hangar doors that open to a view of the ranch; 3 outdoor arenas, hot-walker, stalls, paddocks, pens and pastures, and over 260 acres of riding trails. They offer housing for up to 32 overnight guests and events up to 350. The CWU Equestrian Team hosts their IHSA sanctioned events at Red Hawk as well as practicing and housing their horses. For reservations, contact Kevin/Wendie at All Seasons Vacation Rentals at (509)649-3099.

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Suncadia Resort (Cle Elum, WA) Address: 3600 Suncadia Trail Cle Elum, WA Suncadia's award winning, Washington state resort golf courses capture Northwest golf at its finest. From beginner to advanced, Suncadia offers an ideal golf experience for everyone. Created by the Palmer Course Design Company, Prospector is 18 holes of masterful mountain golf. Rope Rider, conceived by Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design (just opened in August 2011), challenges experienced players, as well as families with youth tees and shorter loops for quick sessions with the kids. For tee times and Reservations visit their website. Central’s Golf Club has hosted events at Suncadia in the past. Visit Suncadia on the Web


Ellensburg Golf Course Address: 3231 S Thorp Hwy The Ellensburg Golf Course boasts nine holes of challenging golf in the Beautiful Kittitas Valley. The price is very affordable for individuals as well as groups. Central Golf Club and CWU Intramurals utilize the Ellensburg Golf Course for tournaments and practices. For tee times and information call (509) 962-2984.

Ellensburg Rodeo Arena Address: 512 N Poplar, Ellensburg, WA There is a reason Ellensburg is called “Rodeo City.� The Ellensburg Rodeo Arena annually hosts one of oldest rodeos in the United States. This event takes over Ellensburg and its surrounding communities on Labor Day Weekend. Even though the event is old, the Arena is considered by many as one of the best in United States. Central Washington University Sport Clubs hosts their annual College rodeo in April. Visit the Ellensburg Rodeo Arena on Facebook

Bloom Pavilion Address: 512 N Poplar, Ellensburg, WA Bloom Pavilion is a premier location used by our Rodeo and Equestrian clubs. It located on the Kittitas County Fairgrounds on the same site as the Rodeo Arena. Bloom Pavilion is a facility that has multiple uses mainly used for the Kittitas County Fair and other related events. In the past, CWU Equestrian has hosted shows at Bloom Pavilion.


Rodeo Bowl Address: 830 N. Poplar Street Rodeo Bowl boasts some of the best bowling in Kittitas County. Rodeo Bowl is a place where teams can gather and can blow some steam off. They offer an Alley to have a good time with teammates off the playing field. Rodeo Bowl also hosts CWU Bowling practices. Visit Rodeo Bowl on Facebook

Grand Meridian Movie Theater Address: 504 East Mountain View Avenue One of the finest movie theaters in North Central Washington, Offering 12 screens of pure Hollywood blockbusters. Ticket prices are some of the lowest in the valley. A night time adult ticket will only cost you $9.50 and group rates are available.

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Holuday Inn Express Location: 101 W. Umptanum Rd. Ellensburg, WA If you enjoy wide open spaces, mountain views and outdoor activities, the city of Ellensburg, Washington is an ideal destination. This Kittitas Valley city is home to Central Washington University and is near the Yakima River and the Gorge Amphitheatre. The university gives a lot of power to the local economy, but businesses like, Anderson Hay & Grain, Ward Rugh, Inc. and Twin City Foods also thrive here. The Holiday Inn Express速 Ellensburg hotel is accessible right off Interstate 90, making it easy to get to and from nearby companies. If you are in Ellensburg for business we offer a 24-hour business center and a boardroom for small groups or meetings. Visit Holiday INN Express on Facebook

Motel 6 Location: 403 West University Way Ellensburg, WA The Famous Thunderbird that has dominated University Way has now become a Motel 6. Even though they may have changed the name it still has the same luster and prestige of the Thunderbird. Motel 6 has begun modernizing the motel and it will become a premier motel in Ellensburg that can fulfill your lodging needs. Visit Motel 6 on Facebook

Super 8 Location: 1500 Canyon Rd, I-90 Canyon Rd Exit 109, Ellensburg, WA You get great service and useful amenities at Super 8 Ellensburg hotel off Interstate 90 near Central Washington University. Check in with 24-hour front desk service. Get going with free SuperStart continental breakfast with fresh waffles, and check the weather with free Wi-Fi Internet access. Swim in our heated indoor pool, or relax in our spa. Fuel up day or night with free coffee available in the lobby. We offer meeting space and fax and copy services in addition to free truck / bus parking and a guest laundry. Visit Super 8 on Facebook


Bar 14 Resturant Location: 101 W. Umptanum Rd. Ellensburg, WA Hungry? Bar 14 Ranch House Restaurant is your one stop spot for all of your breakfast, lunch and dinner cravings. Show up early for eggs benedict, biscuits and gravy, bacon and eggs or any of the classics. Show up late for savory flame broiled steaks and garlic cream Alfredo’s. The choice is always yours. With great service and a dedicated staff the Bar 14 is all you will need! Read more: Bar 14 Ranch House Restaurant in Ellensburg. Breakfast lunch dinner family dining coffee hamburger steak omelet biscuits and gravy.

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JJ’s on Main Location: 412 N. Main St, Ellensburg, WA

JJ's on Main is a family owned and operated restaurant that serves contemporary comfort food utilizing locally produced produce and meats, among other things. We love working with local farmers and ranchers from the lush State of Washington and strive to serve you what is fresh and in season! Come in and enjoy!!

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Roadhouse Grill/Wing Central/Brooklyn’s Pizza Location: 101 W. Umptanum Rd. Ellensburg, WA The Best Restaurant in Ellensburg, Washington is Wing Central's Roadhouse Grill. We are open for lunch and dinner, serving a wide variety of your favorite meals with a smile. We offer steaks, burgers, sandwiches, seafood, pastas, salads, and our famous chicken wings and more, along with a large selection of appetizers and desserts.

Wing Central Two Locations: 1801 N Walnut St Ellensburg, WA 4524 University Avenue Seattle, WA Wing Central offers an atmosphere like none other. If teams want to gather, watch the big game, and eat some great wings, this is the place to go. Wing Central has expanded to Seattle and if you need a place to eat after a hard fought game on either side of the mountains, Wing Central is always a choice. Visit the Roadhouse Grill Facebook Page

Brooklyn’s Pizza Location: 716 E. University Way Ellensburg, WA Our pizzas are handmade...with dough made fresh every's not a family secret, heck we learned how to make pizza on YouTube...check out some of the videos we's what we learned watching how the best pizzerias in the country do it...fresh dough made every day, real cheese only the best...ours is a special blend created for New York style pizzerias....we get it shipped to Ellensburg just for you. They also offer a $9.99 lunch Buffet, that can adapted to groups.

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The Palace Cafe Location: 4th and Main Ellensburg, WA Welcome to the Palace Cafe, which has been serving Ellensburg and its visitors for over 100 years. In the early 1900s, Thomas Massouras became the new owner at the restaurant’s new site on the corner of 3rd and Main, then a profitable location because of its proximity to the railroad depot. By the 1940s rail travel had diminished and Massouras sold the restaurant to Ted Wicks who operated The Palace during World War II until closing shop for two years on March 27, 1947. In 1949 he again lifted the restaurant’s shutters at its present site in the Pearson Building before selling to Marshal L. Remelin a few years later. Mr. Remelin was the sole owner until 1966 when Ted and Agnes Bugni, of the Teanaway Valley, bought the restaurant. Today, the restaurant is still proudly in the hands of the Bugni family and, as The Palace enters its second century of service, they continue to strive to achieve the highest standards in food and service. We sincerely hope you enjoy the downtown Ellensburg family tradition. Visit The Palace café on Facebook

PITA PIT Location: 111 West 3rd Avenue Ellensburg, WA This "fresh thinking and healthy eating" could now be served up quickly for people on the go. And for those who weren’t in a hurry, we designed our restaurants to provide a casual and fun atmosphere—part of which includes friendly employees who are good at what they do and treat every customer as special. Once we began serving lunch and dinner (late-night snacks, too), our unique idea took off. People of all ages and professions have quickly come to love Pita Pit. Franchising began in Canada in 1997, and within two years, it came to the US, where today it’s quickly spread to locations nationwide. (We’ve even began serving breakfast.) Pita Pit is a hit.


Winegars Location: 1013 E University Way Ellensburg, WA 608 N Main Street Ellensburg, WA Okay well we don't have a way to email you an ice cream cone (I sure wish Bill Gates would design that!!) so I guess you will just have to come down to either of our locations to enjoy the Best Ice Cream & Dessert located in Washington State, home of Central Washington University (CWU go Wildcats!) If you get thirsty or tired we have a way to give you a pick me up with our specialty roasted coffee, yup that is Winegars again. Check out our menu and find the perfect roast of coffee for you! We offer fun family names for all of our ice creams and free wifi for you if you need to get away but still get some things done.

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Utopia Location: 706 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA Utopia Frozen Yogurt is a self-serve frozen yogurt bar in Ellensburg, WA. Locally owned and operated, we have different flavors of yogurt, which will change constantly and over 35 types of different toppings, ranging from nuts and candy to fresh fruit. Our yogurt has live and active cultures, which makes it much healthier than ice cream. The whole idea is to make it your own creation.

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Kittitas Valley Community Hospital Location: 603 S. Chestnut St Kittitas Valley Community Hospital is a progressive, critical access hospital that provides exceptional healthcare to Kittitas County and surrounding areas. They also provide a 24 hour Emergency Room, for any of your pressing healthcare needs.

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CWU Recreation Visitor Guide 2012  

Visitor guide for 2012.

CWU Recreation Visitor Guide 2012  

Visitor guide for 2012.