University Of Canterbury Opening Hours

To inspire the UC Whanau and wider UC community to engage in a healthy lifestyle and to encourage a positive, lifelong connection.

Opening hours and busy times

Alert Level 1:   Members, new members, and casuals all welcome!
  • Based on member feedback, we are implementing a trial of a modified bookings system for both Group Fitness and Fitness Centre. 
  • Bookings essential for classes (trial) – see more info here  
  • Bookings essential for Fitness Centre (trial) at peak times  – see more info here 
  • Bookings non-essential all other areas and off-peak times 

Operating Hours from Monday 15th June:

Monday to Friday6am – 9pm
Saturday and Sunday9am – 5pm

Public holiday hours – 2020

Waitangi DayThursday 6 February8am – 12pm and 4pm – 8pm
Good FridayFriday 10 AprilCLOSED
Easter MondayMonday 14 April8am – 12pm and 4pm – 8pm
Easter TuesdayTuesday 15 April8am – 12pm and 4pm – 8pm
Anzac Day (observed)Mon 27 April1pm – 8pm
Queens BirthdayMonday 1 JuneCLOSED
Labour DayMonday 26 October8am – 12pm and 4pm – 8pm
Show DayFriday 13 November8am – 12pm and 4pm – 8pm
Christmas Closing PeriodTuesday 22 December
Monday 4 January 2021
Close at 9pm
Reopen at 6am

These are our typical opening hours for public holidays each year.

Peak times – Busy times at the gym

Monday to Thursday3pm – 8pm
Friday3pm – 6pm
Saturday9am – 1pm
Sunday6pm – 8pm
  • 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 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.