The purpose built indoor stadium has courts for hire, tumble times pre-school programme, after school club programmes and other recreational activities.

All Council facilities closed – COVID-19 updates

We’ve closed all of our Council facilities until further notice, to support the Government’s fight against COVID-19.

This includes pools and recreation centres, libraries, service centres, community facilities, the Christchurch Art Gallery and all our visitor’s centres in gardens and regional parks.

It’s important to proactively look after our mental and physical wellbeing. Whilst our centres are closed you can join us for workouts from the comfort of your living room. Join our daily Facebook live fitness classes.

All payments have been automatically frozen for all members (pool, fitness, multi, and Swimsmart) including direct debits. Expiry dates on concession cards will also be extended.

Please take care, be kind to yourself and others.

Follow us on Facebook at @ChchRecSport

More information

Bookings

For enquiries about availability and to make a booking:

  • email rsubookings@ccc.govt.nz with the facility and space you wish to book, times, numbers attending and contact details.
  • phone 03 941 6446.

Location and opening hours

Address

Cowles Stadium is located at 170 Pages Road, Aranui(external link).

Getting here

You can take the Yellow Line(external link) bus which stops close to Cowles Stadium.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 9.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 8pm.

Outside these times by arrangement.

Christmas hours

The Sports Hall is closed 24 December 2019 to 5 January 2020. Normal hours resume on Monday 6 January 2020.

 

Facilities

  • Purpose-built, standalone indoor stadium:
    • 1400 square feet of sprung timber floor
    • 500 permanent seats (and room for 1800 more)
  • Basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton courts for hire
  • Kitchen and meeting/recreation room available for hire
  • Available for private function/event hire
  • Onsite car park