The Physical Education Center (PEC) opened in 1983 and features a 40,000 square-foot main arena, an indoor track, fitness center and swimming pool.
The entryway leads students up the stairs into Chaparral Fitness or into the Fieldhouse.
Chap Fitness houses 60 strength machines and two sets of five to 100 pound dumbbells.
Members can also use over 70 cardio machines.
A state-of-the-art, eight lane, 25-yard lap pool is a centerpiece of the Physical Education Center. The Albert Zamsky Natatorium also features a built-in ADA ramp and upstairs seating with a full locker room.
The Physical Education Center (PEC) is the official home base to COD's men's and women's athletic teams.
Credit and non-credit physical education courses are offered in the Center, along with wellness assessment programs.
Located inside the PEC is Chaparral Fitness. Accessed by both students and members of the community, memberships are available for the use of these facilities, as well as the pool and arena.
The Fitness Center also features:
- 11,000-square foot fitness floor
- 15, 52-inch HD televisions
- 11 treadmills with personal televisions
- 40,000-square foot arena including a 160-meter indoor track
- 8-lane, 25-yard lap pool with built-in ADA ramp
- Locker rooms
- Massage appointments and personal and group training
A $24 million renovation was completed at the end of 2013. Approximately 83,000 square feet of the existing 130,000 square feet were addressed, including the transformation of the south entrance into a more visible main entrance that included a lobby, concession area, entrance into the arena and open stairway to the second level.
A new 14,000 square-foot varsity athletic addition on the south side of the center houses facilities for the student athletes, including men's and women's locker rooms, a strength lab and a training room were also developed.