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Last reviewed: Wed, 23 Apr 2014

Notices



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



General Updates

  • Annual Customer survey - if you would like to let us know how we're going at Pioneer, Graham Condon, Jellie Park or QEII Fitness at Parklands, then complete our online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ChristchurchCityCouncil2014
  • ANZAC day, Friday 25th April, all our centres are closed in the morning and will be opening from 1pm.
  • Swim Coaching Programme fees are increasing from May 1st 2014.  Please refer to the FAQs for further information.
  • Canterbury Basketball will be running their After School Hoops Academy at Pioneer from Term 2 2014.  To book into the Canterbury Basketball Hoops Academy for Term 2, please click here to view more information. Please note registrations will no longer be taken at Pioneer Recreation and Sports Centre or via the Christchurch City Council Call Centre

Group Fitness

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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.

PUBLIC HOLIDAY CLASSES - ANZAC Day Friday 25th April

  • Parklands ANZAC day - no classes
  • Pioneer ANZAC Day - 4.30pm BoxFit, 5.30pm Zumba, 5.30pm Spin

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 2014: Monday 5th May to Sunday 6th July. No classes Queens Birthday, Monday 2nd June
  • Term 3 2014: Monday 21st July to Sunday 28th September.

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 will be running their After School Hoops Academy at Pioneer from Term 2 2014.

This is an 8 week programme delivered by pro coaches, you may even rub shoulders with Canterbury Basketball players.  This means registrations will 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

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.

Lane swimming will be available during the following times:

Sports pool

  • Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm
  • Saturday 9am - 3pm
  • Sunday 7am - 8pm  

Recreation pool

  • Monday to Friday 5.30am - 9.30am and 7.00pm - 9.30pm (limited lanes between 3.30pm - 7pm)
  • Saturday 8.30am - 8pm (limited lanes until 1pm)
  • Sunday 7am - 8pm 

Jellie Park aquajogging

Aquajogging will be available during the following times:

Sports pool

  • Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm
  • Saturday 9am - 3pm
  • Sunday 7am - 8pm

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
  • 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.  

Events at Facilities

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Pioneer

Please be aware that there are large events being held at Pioneer Stadium on the following dates which may impact the availability of parking -

  • Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th April
  • Friday 25th to Sunday 27th April

Virtual Tours of our Recreation and Sport Centres

Check out our virtual tours of our Recreation and Sport Centres:

 

Authorising Unit: Recreation and Sport

Last reviewed: Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Next review: Thursday, 23 October 2014

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