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Opening Hours & Busy Times

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday

6am - 10pm

Saturday & Sunday 9am - 9pm

Please note that members are asked to cease exercise and begin to vacate exercise areas 10mins prior to closing. This gives you time to collect your belongings, use the locker rooms, and allow us to secure the empty building by 10pm.

Public Holiday Hours 2017

Waitangi Day Monday 6th February 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Good Friday Friday 14th April CLOSED
Easter Monday Monday 17th April 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 18th April 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Anzac Day Tuesday 25th April 1pm - 8pm
Queens Birthday Monday 5th June 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Labour Day Monday 23rd October 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Show Day Friday 17th November 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 8pm
Christmas Closing Period

Wednesday 20th December
Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Close at 10pm
Reopen at 6am

These are our typical opening hours for public holidays each year.
Please check our homepage announcements or facebook page for up-to-date closures or revised operating times closer to the time.

Peak Times - Busy times at the gym

Monday - Thursday 3pm - 8pm
Friday 3pm - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday 6pm - 8pm
  • Term time is busier than holiday periods
  • You might expect to wait up to 10mins for a piece of equipment - be courteous and work in with others please!
  • If you are at all able to come to the gym outside of these times, you will have a pretty easy run on the equipment, especially in the mornings! Your workout time could be halved if you change the time of day you exercise!
  • 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.


  • Phone +64 3 364 2433

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  • Physical Address
    22 Kirkwood Ave
  • Mailing Address
    UC RecCentre
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800
    Christchurch 8140
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