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Last reviewed: Fri, 29 May 2015


News and updates from the Recreation and Sport facilities including closures, postponements and new services.


General Updates

  • Jellie Park indoor hydroslide is closed for maintenance until further notice
  • Graham Condon have a second Bubbletimes class running on Mondays at 9am starting 25th May - click here for details
  • There will be no Swimsmart classes on Monday 1st June - Queens Birthday
  • Graham Condon teach pool will be closed 7pm Monday 1st June until 9am Tuesday 2nd June (scheduled maintenance).
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Group Fitness

Online Timetable

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

Graham Condon

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

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Term Dates

  • Term 2 2015 runs Monday 20th April - Sunday 5th July. No classes Monday 1st June (Queens Birthday).

Booking Information

See our Swim education and Recreation programmes pages for Term 2 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 Basketball

Pioneer Recreation and Sports Centre are excited to let you know that Canterbury Basketball are now running their After School Hoops Academy at Pioneer.

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.

Pool Availability

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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 and 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
  • Saturday afternoons
  • 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.  

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 and aquajogging

Click on the year to see the dates for all swim meet events at Jellie Park - 2015 - during events the sports pool will be unavailable and lane availablity may also be reduced in the recreation pool.

Click here to see the permanent lane bookings.

Lane swimming will be available during the following times:

Sports Pool

  • Monday 7.30am - 3.30pm & 8pm - 9.30pm
  • Tuesday, Friday 7.30am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 5.30am - 3.30pm (2 lanes available 5.30am - 7.30am)
  • Thursday 7.30am - 3.30pm
  • Saturday 9am - 3pm
  • Sunday 7am - 8pm  

Recreation Pool

  • Monday to Friday 5.30am - 9.30pm (limited to 1 or 2 lanes between 3.30pm - 7pm)
  • Saturday 7am - 8.30am (4 lanes), 8.30am - 1pm (1 - 2 lanes) and 1pm - 8pm (5-6 lanes)
  • Sunday 7am - 8pm 

Aquajogging will be available during the following times:

Sports Pool

  • Monday 7.30am - 3.30pm & 8pm - 9.30pm
  • Tuesday, Friday 7.30am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 5.30am - 3.30pm
  • Thursday 7.30am - 3.30pm
  • Saturday 9am - 3pm
  • Sunday 7am - 8pm

See above for swim meet bookings that may affect aquajogging

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Authorising Unit: Recreation and Sport

Last reviewed: Friday, 29 May 2015

Next review: Sunday, 29 November 2015

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