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|
|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|
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.
Find More Information About...
Information about volunteering, and work opportunities at the UC RecCentre
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 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