Get ready to experience THE REC!

Opening in the fall of 2024, THE REC (PTCC Student Recreation Center) occupies 10,000 square feet of space at the new Lakeside Student Living facility on Cross Lake in Pine City, MN! Previously home to the old Fairview clinic along Second Street, this revamped area is set to become the heartbeat of student life at PTCC!

Step into THE REC, and you will find your competitive side in our new Arcade and Game Lounge featuring a pool table, dart board and other automated gaming systems. THE REC will feature an E-Sports gaming room with counsels for multiple players or groups. Stay active and healthy with access to the new gym facility being offered to students staff and faculty. Enjoy workshops and socialization in our flex classroom and lounge spaces or find a comfy space to plop down on a bean bag and study. While you are busy doing all of these new, exciting activities,  join us for a snack in the kitchenette/vending area to quench your thirst or hunger.

THE REC isn’t just a space, it’s an experience. We’re proud to offer a diverse range of programming and events to keep students entertained and engaged throughout the year. From professional sports viewing parties to live concerts and music performances, there will always be something fun and exciting happening. Living the lake lifestyle, we will be offering rental lake equipment for a day of relaxation or fun with your friends: kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, etc.

At PTCC, we like to keep our students involved and active in our communities. THE REC will be staffed with the help of student workers during evening and weekend hours.

In addition to THE REC, PTCC will eventually be moving their Early Childhood Care Center over to this establishment as well.

While all of this is developing, there is a lot that can change in the next few months. We are hopeful to provide the best possible experience for our students at PTCC! See you at THE REC!

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