During the winter break (both this year and last), the ARC has closed and CRCE has remained open. With fewer students on campus it does make some sense to keep only the smaller facility open. BUT! While CRCE seems to have plenty of treadmills for everyone, the freeweights area at CRCE is EXTREMELY tiny. One power cage, no deadlift platforms, and a very limited set of other freeweight activities. Even with the smaller student population, there's frequently a long weight for some of the equipment.
I know it's unlikely/impossible to change things up for this winter, but would campus rec at least consider opening ARC and closing CRCE for winter breaks in the future? Everytime I remember that the ARC will be closed I start looking at other area gyms, even though none of them are as good as the ARC.