News and Specials

BAT class

05 November 2020

Move better. Feel Better. Think Better. The pathway is simple - move better so you can feel better, and if you feel better, you can think better. The upshot? Move your body for both mental and physical health! Head over to the RecCentre from Monday November 16th, and grab your FREE RecCentre membership to start moving!

rec and sport app logo

19 August 2020

The Rec&Sport team are excited to release our new in-app service - on demand and livestreaming classes! You can now take a class anytime or anywhere it suits you to.

Core 30

21 July 2020

UC RecCentre has just launched off-peak rates for Alumni, Affiliate and Community memberships. Enjoy full membership benefits at a fraction of the cost. The only catch? You've got to get here before 3pm each day.

Boxing at URC

04 February 2020

Registrations are now open for our Summer Small Group Training courses. Get fit, have fun, meet people and maybe even learn something new!

Male receptionist assisting female member

20 December 2019

Great news for returning UC Students! We've caught up with the times, and resigning just got easier - you don't have to do a thing!


08 August 2019

How does a university walk the talk of building a sustainable future? University of Canterbury Sustainability Officer Dr Matt Morris looks at how one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary institutions is overcoming the challenges of moving to clean energy, not just in its research, but on its campuses.

Gym membership sign up ipad

08 February 2019

If you're new to UC you can avoid make your gym sign up process super simple by creating your gym account online, and avoid queues at reception.