Sport & Rec: Covid-19 info

Last updated Wednesday, 25 March 2020

While council-managed sport and recreation facilities remain closed until further notice, our staff are working on ways to keep our community active and connected through online services. 

Here's some information on these as well as your payments if you are a current member.

QLDC Sport & Recreation memberships:

Our two recreation centres, the Wanaka Recreation Centre and the Queenstown Events Centre will remain closed until at least 20 April 2020 due to the national effort to slow the spread of Covid-19.

If this situation changes, we will inform our members as swiftly as possible via email, Facebook and the dedicated page on our website.

What does this mean for you as a member?

  1. If you are a Direct Debit Membership holder, we will be suspending your payments for the duration of the closure, so you won’t be paying anything while the facility is closed. Our membership payments are debited in advance, therefore a credit for any days paid in advance will be loaded to your membership account

  2. If you are a Prepaid Membership holder we will extend the expiry date of your contract by the period of the facility closure

  3. If you are a Visit Pass holder we will extend the expiry date of your contract by the period of the facility closure.

If the actions above do not suit you and you wish to cancel your membership, please email us on qec@qldc.govt.nz.

 

Alpine Health & Fitness – FREE ‘group’ fitness classes you can do during lock down

Our Friends at Les Mills have offered us FREE access to more than 100 online workouts across several different categories. This streaming site includes some workouts not yet available anywhere else!

You can view the site here.  

So who’s up for a challenge?

We challenge you to complete one workout a day for the next four weeks. Don't have the equipment? Time to get creative, use those 2kg jars of peanut butter or whatever you can find around the house. The great thing is some of the workouts don't even need gear.

Let’s keep in touch, tag our Facebook handle @QLDCSportRec in a photo with you getting creative doing your Les Mills On Demand workout, and keep us posted with how you’re going. But please warm up and don’t over-exert yourself – this is not the time for calling on our amazing medical services for issues that can be easily avoided!

Stay safe team and we’ll look forward to seeing you in person when all this had calmed down.

 

Aqualand and Wanaka Swim School:

  1. If you are a direct debit class member we will not run any direct debits while the facilities are closed

  2. If you are a prepaid class member we will cancel all bookings (private and term) and apply a family credit against your account which can be used for future bookings.

If you have any queries please email us on aqualandswimschool@qldc.govt.nz or wanakaswims@qldc.govt.nz.  

 

Rockatipu Climbing Lessons:

For all prepaid climbing lessons, we will cancel bookings and apply a credit against your account which can be used for future bookings.

If you have any queries please email us on climb@qldc.govt.nz.

 

Don’t forget the libraries:

And don’t forget the libraries also have a wide range of FREE e-Library services available to keep you and your family busy during lockdown.

These include e-books and audio books, digital versions of newspapers and magazines, and free streaming of movies and documentaries.

For more information about these click here.

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