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About UC RecCentre

13 November 2023

From meeting our team to where we are on campus, learn more out about the UC RecCentre.

Contact us

Regular hours

Refer below for contact hours.

Special hours
Everybody is welcome!

Anyone can join the UC RecCentre, and we offer discounts to UC Staff and Friends of UC.  Check out our memberships page for more information.  If you don't want the commitment of a membership, our casual fees are super reasonable, or consider a 14-Day Trial.

Our Vision

To inspire the UC Whanau and wider UC community to engage in a healthy lifestyle and to encourage a positive, lifelong connection with recreation and sport.

Our Values

Our team are passionate about health, wellness and sport.  We simply love what we do.  Our values drive our decisions and interactions with staff, students and members.

Integrity - We are truthful, honest and fair in our communications
Inviting and Inclusive - We aim to provide an environment where everybody feels welcome and safe
Fresh and Fun - We aim to provide both trending and traditional activities and experiences that are fun and fresh
Education and Evidence - Our services and equipment offerings are based on evidence and education


Monday → Friday  

6am - 9pm

Saturday → Sunday  

9am - 5pm


Monday → Thursday  

3pm - 8am


3pm - 6pm


9am - 1pm



Things to consider

  • During term-time is usually busier than non-term time.  Be courteous and work in with others.
  • Try visiting during off-peak hours to reduce the time you wait for equipment. Mornings are great.
  • Consider our extensive group fitness timetable of classes as an alternative for cardio or weights.

TermStart → End Dates

Term 1

Monday, 19th February → Friday, 28th March

Term 2

Monday, 22nd April → Friday, 31st May

Term 3

Monday 15th July → Friday, 23rd August 

Term 4

Monday, 9th September → Friday, 18th October

Public HolidayReduced Opening Hours

Waitangi Day

Tuesday, 6th February


& 4pm-8pm

Good Friday

Friday, 29th March


Easter Monday

Monday, 1st April


& 4pm-8pm

Easter Tuesday (University Holiday)

Tuesday, 2nd April


& 4pm-8pm


Tuesday, 25th April


King's Birthday

Monday, 3rd June


& 4pm-8pm


Friday, 28th June


& 4pm-8pm

Labour Day

Monday, 28th October


& 4pm-8pm

Canterbury Anniversary Day

Friday, 15th November


& 4pm-8pm

End of Year Close-Down

Sunday, 22nd December

Close at 9pm

New-Year Reopening

Friday, 3rd January 

Reopen from 6am

Feedback and suggestions
How can I ask a training question?

Use the same process as above or if you have a specific training question:

  • Approach a fitness consultant during their morning or evening shifts, or
  • Email our Fitness, Facilities & Systems Team Leader and your query will be directed to a trainer to respond. If you provide your phone number, we can call you and talk it through.
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