STAUNTON, Va. (WVIR) - Some students in Staunton got to check out their new gym for the first time on Monday. The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday for the newly renovated Abernathy Gym.

It used to house a pool, which was rarely used. The school's superintendent, Pat Trice, said it will be nice to have this in addition to the school's bigger gym.

"This will really afford our students to have extra space to do special activities to have their own space for particular activities that maybe are better suited to the deaf being in one gym and the blind being in another,” said Trice.

The new and improved gym is ADA compliant, features a climbing wall, and can be used for shuffleboard and goalball. The renovation cost roughly $100,000.