- The spa pool at Graham Condon Recreation & Sport Centre is currently operating at 37.6C - a lower than normal temperature today (Thursday 31th July). We are working to resolve the issue and apologise for the inconvenience
- Disability Services Satisfaction Survey -The Recreation and Sport Centres strive to provide great services and facilities to all our customers. We invite you to complete our quick survey on our services. Your feedback will help us to make your visits more enjoyable. Fill out the survey here.
We endeavour to make updates to our online timetable for class times and instructors as they come to hand. If a change occurs on the day of the class, it may not always be possible for this to be updated, e.g. instructor changes due to illness. If you wish to confirm who is taking a particular class on the day, please phone 941-6888.
Pioneer timetable, Jellie timetable, Graham Condon timetable and QEII at Parklands timetable
Group Fitness Classes are held in Sports Hall 2 at Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centre - Please check with our Customer Service Staff for directions.
View the latest capacity Statistics for each fitness centre
Pioneer, Jellie, Graham Condon, QEII Fitness at Parklands
Swimsmart & Recreation programme information
- Term 3 2014: Monday 21st July to Sunday 28th September.
See our Swim education and Recreation programmes pages for Term 3 booking dates.
Full payment is required at time of booking. Credit card phone bookings for Recreation programmes can be made by phoning 941-8999. All Swimsmart bookings and enquiries phone 377-7690.
Further general information is available on the Recreation programmes and Swim education pages. Specific class times and dates can be found on our Programmes & classes page.
Pioneer Recreation and Sports Centre are excited to let you know that Canterbury Basketball are now running their After School Hoops Academy at Pioneer as of Term 3 2014.
This is an 8 week programme delivered by pro coaches, you may even rub shoulders with Canterbury Basketball players. This means registrations are no longer be taken at Pioneer Recreation and Sports Centre or via the Christchurch City Council Call Centre. Please contact Canterbury Basketball Hoops Academy for all bookings.
As we now have 60% less water space than prior to the earthquake, there are now allocated times for pool-based activities to ensure fairness to all of our user groups. This means there will now be times when lane swimming will be unavailable in some of our pools, or reduced lane availability.
Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre lane swimming
Lane swimming will be available during all our opening hours, however there are times when there will be limited availability: Monday to Friday 3pm - 5.30pm (only 2 lanes available). To view permanent lane bookings for Pioneer main pool please click here (please note this does not include casual or one off bookings).
Graham Condon Recreation & Sport Centre lane swimming
Lane swimming will be available during all our opening hours, however there are times when there will be limited availability. To view permanent lane bookings for Graham Condon 25 metre pool please click here (please note this does not include casual or one off bookings).
From Monday 31st March, leisure space in the 25m Lane pool (normally lane 8), will be unavailable between 3.30pm - 6pm Monday to Thursday, during the school term.
Leisure space in the 25m pool will continue to be available on Fridays between 3.30-6pm, Saturday and Sunday.
Jellie Park lane swimming
Click here to see the dates for all swim meet events at Jellie Park. During events the Sports Pool will be unavailable and lanes available may also be reduced in Recreation Pool. Click here to see the permanent lane bookings.
Lane swimming will be available during the following times:
Jellie Park aquajogging
Aquajogging will be available during the following times:
See above for swim meet bookings that may affect aquajogging
Please note: the Jellie Park indoor hydroslide is currently closed.
Graham Condon Recreation & Sport Centre lane swimming & aquajogging
We endeavour to have at least 3 lanes available for public use at all times in our 25 metre 8-lane ramped pool.
Generally more than 3 lanes (the best times to swim) are available:
Monday to Friday before 9.30am, between 2.30pm - 6pm, and after 7.30pm
All day Sunday and Public Holidays
For aquajoggers please note the lane pool has a depth of 1.8m (northern end) graduating to 1.2m (southern end) making aquajogging most suitable at the northern end of this pool.
Virtual Tours of our Recreation and Sport Centres
Check out our virtual tours of our Recreation and Sport Centres:
Cricket World Cup 2015 Volunteer Opportunities
New Zealand is set to co-host the 2015 Cricket World Cup. This is a major sporting event, attracting over a billion TV viewers and a million attendees. 49 matches will be taking place over 44 days.
Christchurch has the honour of hosting the opening game as well as two other matches in February. We are also the only city in New Zealand hosting some of the tournament's warm up games.
To help us deliver a world class event, we are looking for a number of volunteers to work in key roles throughout the tournament.
We are looking for the following requirements:
- At least 17 years old at time of application;
- Undertake and successfully complete security background check(s);
- Be available to volunteer throughout the Tournament dates as required – must be available for match days in your Host City;
- Attend a volunteer interview;
- Complete scheduled training requirements;
- Attend uniform and accreditation collection.
The final round of volunteer interviews are scheduled to take place in either September or October this year. To secure a spot, apply now via the volunteer portal
. All role decsriptions are available online
. For any enquiries, please email email@example.com