Event Centre - What's on

What’s on @ The Event Centre

Regular Happenings

Speed Skating - Mondays 3.15pm to 4.15pm
Equipment supplied
Contact Information Centre 689 7771

Badminton - Mondays 7pm to 9pm
Contact Julie Rodgers 689 8335

Stay Active - Thursdays 10.30pm – 11.30pm
Contact Joan 689-8408

Senior Social Sports - Thursdays 1pm – 3.30pm
Badminton, table tennis, bowls, darts
Contact Wendy 689-1252

Netball
Thursday evenings 5.45pm to 9.15pm
Contact Kate 689 2295

Basketball - Fridays 6pm - 9pm
Further details contact D. Paul 027 326 2032

Miniball - Friday 3pm to 6pm
Contact Toni and Gareth 689 2295

Tennis - Wednesday 5.30pm to 7pm
Contact 689 7956

Rock Climbing
Our rock climbing wall is proving very popular with all ages.  Those wishing to climb
need to contact the Event Centre Supervisor Peter Vendetti to arrange times.
Individual or groups welcome.

Children’s Rock Skating Birthday Party!
Looking for birthday party ideas they won’t forget in a hurry?  Hire the rock climbing wall then have a skating disco!  All equipment provided. Call us to discuss hiring the Event Centre for your next birthday party.

Skating at The Event Centre.

Every Monday afternoon during school term the Event Centre echoes to the sounds of happy children involved in In-Line Skating. This is one of the most popular activities at the centre and there is always a crowd of young skaters eager to get on the floor.

Skating is under the watchful eye of Cheryl  Begg who as a 3 time World Champion skater provides expert coaching advice and encouragement in a positive learning environment.

Beginners and advanced skaters are all catered for and even a few parents have been known to join in.Skating takes place between 3 .00pm and 4.00pm and costs $4.00 per person and includes skate hire  - just bring your own socks and helmet.

Both Cheryl and her husband Bill have a world- wide reputation for producing champion skaters and it is fantastic to think that they are here in the Event Centre sharing this knowledge and experience with our local children.

Also watch for skating sessions which will be a part of our next school holiday programme. These sessions were extremely popular in our January programme.

July School Holiday Programme

Week 1

Monday July 10  

10-12.00pm Skating for all ages. Please bring a helmet if you have one.

Cost: $4.00 per skater.

2-4.00pm Wall Climbing for ages 5-9. Parental consent essential.

All equipment provided.

Cost: $4.00 per climber.

Tuesday July 11

10-12.00pm Wall Climbing ages 10 and over. Parental consent essential.

All equipment provided.

Cost $4.00 per climber.

2-4.00pm Skating for all ages. Bring your helmet along. Cost: $4.00 per skater.

Wednesday July 12

10-12pm Open session to play table tennis, badminton or shoot hoops.                                                          

Cost: $2.00 per person.

2-4.00pm Wall Climbing all ages. Parental consent essential.

Cost: $4.00 per person.

Thursday July 13

10-12.00pm    Miniball. Organised games of miniball under the guidance of Toni

Oudemans. Ages 8-13.

Cost: $2.00 per player.

Friday July 14

10-12.00pm Fun and games with Raewyn Williams. Ages 4 to 8.

Cost: $2.00 per player.

2-4.00pm Skating for all ages. Bring your helmet if you have one.

Cost: $4.00 per skater.

Week 2

Monday July 17

10-12.00pm     Skating for all ages. Bring a helmet if you have one.

Cost: $4.00 per skater.

2-4.00pm Wall Climbing ages 5-9. Parental consent required. . All equipment provided.

Cost: $4.00per climber

Tuesday July 18

10-12.00pm Learning Games with a Ball. Ages  4-8years.

(Football,Miniball,Netball) with Tracey,Erin and Raewyn.

Cost: $2.00 per player. (All equipment supplied).

2-4.00pm         Let’s Try Squash. Ages 8 to 12 years.

With Raewyn and Jess. All equipment supplied.

Cost:$2.00 per player.

Wednesday July 19

10-12.00pm Let’s Try Squash. For ages 4 to 7.

With Raewyn and Jess. All equipment provided.

Cost $2.00 per player.

2-4.00pm Skating for all ages. Please bring your helmet if you have one.

Cost: $4.00 per skater.

Thursday July 20

10-12.00pm Team Miniball organised miniball games with Toni Oudemans for ages 8-13.

Cost: $2.00 per player.

Friday July 21

10-12.00pm Wall Climbing. For ages 10 plus. Parental consent essential.

Cost: $4.00 per climber.

2-4.00pm. Skating for all ages. Bring your helmet if you have one.

Cost: $4.00 per skater.

If you wish to be added to our School Holiday data base, email us at info@waimatedc.govt.nz with your details.

Waimate Senior Social Sports Club

Started 31 years ago and is still going strong. Originally started as a winter activity group, the club has grown and now operates from January through to the beginning of December every Thursday afternoon between 1.00pm and 3.30pm and is proud to be among the first users of the modern facilities of  new Waimate Events Centre.

Every Thursday, rain or shine, the club meets to play badminton , indoor bowls,  table tennis and darts.  The Indoors bowls is very popular and the club can have as many as 3 mats in operation, they have also added a second table tennis table to cater for demand. At the end of the session they finish up with a very sociable afternoon tea.

The cost for this is only $5.00 which includes the supply of all  equipment , the facility rental and tea and biscuits. The emphasis is on the social aspect and no scores are kept with  enjoyment  and participation the key elements.

The club caters to all levels of ability. I can speak from experience having played my first games of badminton last week and received lots of encouragement and advice. It was great fun and certainly got my blood flowing.

For new residents to town it is a great opportunity to get regular exercise and at the same time to meet a friendly group of like-minded people.

Regular exercise is good for both the body and mind and what better way to do it than in a modern, purpose-built facility with a great bunch of people and a wide variety of activities.

So dust off your sneakers and come down to the Waimate Event Centre on Thursday at 1.00pm and experience the Senior Social Sports Club.

Enquiries contact Waimate Information Centre - Phone 689 7771
Event Centre Supervisor - Peter Vendetti 027 703 7480