About UC RecCentre

Entrance way of Rec Centre

Everybody is welcome!

Anyone can join the UC RecCentre, and we offer discounts to UC Staff, Affiliates & Alumni.  Check out our Join Us 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.

Opening hours and busy times

Operating Hours:

Monday to Friday 6am - 9pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm

Public Holiday Hours - 2021

Waitangi Day Monday 8 February 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Good Friday Friday 2 April CLOSED
Easter Monday Monday 5 April 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 6 April

8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm

Anzac Day  Sunday 25th April 

1pm - 5pm 

Anzac Day (observed) Mon 26 April 8am - 12pm, 4pm - 8pm 
Queens Birthday Monday 7 June CLOSED
Labour Day Monday 25 October 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Canterbury Show Day Friday 12 November 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Christmas Closing Period Wednesday 22 December
Wednesday 5 January 2022
Close at 9pm
Reopen at 6am

Peak/Busy times at the gym

Monday to Thursday 3pm - 8pm
Friday 3pm - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday 6pm - 8pm

Things to consider;

  • UC term time is busier than holiday periods.
  • You might expect to wait up to 10 minutes for a piece of equipment - be courteous and work in with others!
  • Try visiting during off-peak times to reduce the time you wait for equipment, especially in the mornings.
  • Consider our extensive group fitness timetable classes as an alternative for cardio or weights - the majority of our classes are designed for low co-ordination levels and classes such as HIIT30 and Supercircuit are great substitutes for all-round workouts where intensity is your goal.

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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 & Inclusive - We aim to provide an environment where everybody feels welcome and safe
Fresh & Fun - We aim to provide both trending and traditional activities and experiences that are fun and fresh
Education & Evidence - Our services and equipment offerings are based on evidence and education