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Wiekamp Athletic Center undergoes summer renovations

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The Wiekamp Athletic Center has undergone significant renovation this summer. The majority of the summer projects are completed while a few are on the verge of completion. The revamping of Wiekamp included a redesigned weight room, a makeover of the main lobby, and refinished gym floors in both Gate's Gymnasium and Goodman Gymnasium.
One of the new squat racks, which is just one of the many new equipment additions to the weight room. (photo by Josh Winningham)
                                    This summer Wiekamp was refitted with fresh carpet and new furniture throughout both the main entrance and hallways where coach’s offices are located. In addition, the two main weight rooms located in Goodman Gymnasium were consolidated into one. Bethel also updated three fitness areas surrounding Goodman gym with new flooring, paint, and equipment.
The renovations in Goodman included combining the two former weight rooms into one. (photo by Josh Winningham)
                                  The redesigned athletic center will now require students to enter through the main entrance of Wiekamp. The whole lobby has been redone and features a reception desk where students will be asked to sign in before using Wiekamp’s facilities. Both Gate's gym floor and the gym floor in Goodman were sanded down and refinished. Bethel Volleyball has been assigned a new home in the Goodman Gymnasium. The refinished floor now bears a BC Volleyball decal and has been designed to host all of Bethel’s volleyball events.
Goodman Gymnasium is sporting a refinished floor these days and is the new home of Bethel Lady Pilot Volleyball. (photo by Josh Winningham)
                                    The Wiekamp Athletic facilities will be closed at 3 p.m. Aug. 26, but will reopen at 6 a.m. on Aug. 29 as the finishing touches are being put on the remaining renovations. The new hours for Wiekamp facilities are now 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. – midnight weekdays, Saturday 8 a.m.– 10 p.m. and Sunday 6 p.m. – midnight.
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