Lockdown Sports Facilities

Lockdown might be upon us but Ustinov students still have the option to access the outdoor facilities in Maiden Castle (the university sport centre)! You can only use these facilities with people from your own household. More specifically we have access in the football pitches 3G1, 3G2 and 3G3, the hockey pitch as well as the tennis courts.

Please note that due to not being allowed to have organised games yet, the nets from the football pitches and tennis courts have been removed.

To ensure that there are enough time-slots for everyone there are different times for livers in and livers out! So please read more details in your relevant section below.

Booking for Students Living in College

If you’re living in college (either in Sheraton Park or Keenan House) then the following are the times you can have access:
  • Wednesday
    • Football Pitch 3G1 :11:00 – 12:30
  • Thursday
    • Football Pitch 3G3 :09:00 – 10:30
  • Saturday
    • Football Pitch 3G2 :15:30 – 17:30
  • Sunday
    • Tennis Courts :09:00 – 11:00
    • Hockey Pitch :13:00 – 15:00
In order to book a slot follow the steps below:
  1. Before booking please check the general rules further down on this post.
  2. Decide on your slot and how many of your household will join
  3. One of you will be assigned “Group Leader” as the main point of contact
  4. Complete this form including the name and email of yourself as well as everyone else’s who is joining
Bookings must be made at least 2 days prior to the start of your booked period and you can submit your booking form up to 8pm. For example if you want to book the tennis courts on Sunday, the deadline to do so would be Friday 8pm.. Note that upon arrival all of you will be asked to show your campus card. Before booking please check the general rules below.

Booking for Students Living Outside College

If you’re living outside college again you can only use these facilities with members of your own households. Find below the times you can book a slot:
  • Football Pitches 3G1, 3G2, 3G3
    • Monday-Friday :15:30 – 21:30 in 45 min slots (15min gap in between each booking)
  • Hockey Pitch
    • Monday-Friday :15:30 – 21:30 in 45 min slots (15min gap in between each booking)
  • Tennis Courts
    • Monday-Sunday :15:30 – 16:15
In order to book a slot follow the steps below:
  1. Before booking please check the general rules further down on this post.
  2. Decide on your slot and how many of your household will join
  3. One of you will be assigned “Group Leader” as the main point of contact
  4. Call the Maiden Castle Reception (0191 334 2178) or email teamdurham.reception@durham.ac.uk who will be able to confirm and reserve a slot for you.
  5. Complete the form you will be emailed with details like your names, emails and your durham address
  6. Send back the form completed and your booking is confirmed
When you arrive you will need to show your campus cards as well as proof that you belong to the same household (a copy of the tenancy agreement is probably the easiest as it will have everyone’s name on).

Important Information

  • One way system to be followed (see the map below)
  • You must wear face coveringstill you reach your pitch/court
  • You’ll have to bring your own hand sanitiser
  • There is no parking available on site
  • All nets have been removed from pitches and courts due to Covid-19 restrictions on sporting venues
  • Correct, clean footwear must be worn (see photo below for the football pitches and clean sport trainers on the hockey pitch)
  • No welfare facilities are available with no access to the main building
  • The Cafe is of open to takeaway only

MC_map
Map of the courts/pitches. Follow the green arrows to access your pitch/court and the red to leave.

footwear-requirements 3G pitches
Shoes specifications for the football pitches.

If you have any questions about this, please constact Christos(Clubs & Socs Officer) at cs.ustinovgcr@durham.ac.uk


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