Opening Hours 

Entrance way of Rec Centre

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.

Opening hours and busy times

Monday  6am - 9pm 
Tuesday 6am - 9pm
Wednesday 6am - 9pm
Thursday 6am - 9pm
Friday 6am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

Public Holiday Hours - 2022

Waitangi Day (observed) Monday 7 February 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Good Friday Friday 15 April CLOSED
Easter Monday Monday 18 April 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Easter Tuesday (University Holiday) Tuesday 19 April 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Anzac Day  Monday 25 April  1pm - 8pm
Queen's Birthday Monday 6 June 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Matariki Friday 24 June 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day  Monday 26 September  8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm 

Labour Day

Monday 24 October 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Canterbury Show Day Friday 11 November 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Christmas Closed Period Friday 23 December - January 3 2023 CLOSED 
Reopening in 2023 Wednesday 4 January  From 6am 


Peak/Busy times at the gym

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

Term Dates 2022

Term 1  Monday 21 Feb - Friday 8 April
Term 2 Monday 2 May - Friday 3 June 
Term 3 Monday 18 July - Friday 26 August 
Term 4 Monday 12 September - Friday 21 October 




Things to consider;

  • UC Term Time is usually busier than non-term time.  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