Facilities | DCU Sport
University Sports Complex
Our swimming pool is a five lane pool ranging in depth from 1.07m - 1.50m. It provides a refreshing yet demanding workout. Our 25 metres and deck level pool is suitable for everybody with swimming classes available for both children and adults (for more information see our programmes page).
The tepidarium is a large tiled room with reclined benches. At tepid temperatures between 36 C - 39 C it is the ideal place to unwind and relax after a tough session in the gym, pool or indeed to relieve the day's stresses. It is also ideal to use this facility to acclimatize the body for hotter temperatures in the sauna or steam room.
The sauna, a Finnish creation, relaxes the body and soothes the mind. A sauna's dry heat cleanses skin and helps relieve muscle tension. An ideal treat for weary bodies! Our sauna is maintained at 88C and has aromatherapy to enhance your relaxation.
Similar in principle to the sauna, the steam room aids relaxation. Toxins are expelled from the body through the creation of an artificial fever. The moist heat of a steam room is also said to help asthma and allergy sufferers by unblocking the respiratory channels and helping you to breathe with greater ease. Our steam room is maintained at 41C and features healing crystals, fibre optic lights and fragrant oils ensuring the ultimate relaxation experience.
Our spa pool, maintained at 38C, expels comforting Jacuzzi blasts of warm water that help massage away pain and tension. The buoyancy of the water bears the weight of your body helping muscles to truly relax and recover after a long days work. The heat of the water combined with the tranquil poolside atmosphere is guaranteed to provide you with a sound night's sleep.
Our fitness centre has over 100 pieces of equipment with a cardio-vascular training area, a full range of free weights to enhance your workout and resistance area with machines to target every muscle group. As a member of University Sports Complex you will receive free fitness consultations and personalised exercise programmes with a member of our highly qualified fitness team. They will accompany you on your journey to your goals, providing assistance, motivation and encouragement all the way.
Our dedicated Wellness Studio has a cardiovascular and resistance circuit workout. This area is designed to cater for our special population groups and beginner members. Our Aerobic Studio has fully mirrored walls combined with excellent natural light to facilitate any of the multitude of high-energy classes on our group fitness schedule from aerobics to Kettle bells. Our spin studio has over 30 bikes designed to offer you exciting.
Main Sports Hall
Our main sports hall (45m x 27m = 1,215sq.m) operates as three independent courts. These are each the size of a basketball court or three full sized badminton courts. Each hall is available for hire individually for a range of sports from Ultimate Frisbee to Olympic handball. Alternatively the dividers can be removed to provide an extensive area suitable for larger sporting events and competitions.
We have one squash court and one racquet ball/handball court available for hire to our members/students.
DCU Sports Campus
Our Sports Campus is located just off campus on the Ballymun Road, span over 35 acres. The Sports Campus are accessible from University Sports Complex by a ten-minute relaxing walk through Albert College Park. We have five grass pitches; there are two GAA Pitches, two soccer pitches, one Rugby pitch and newly built all-weather 3G GAA pitch. The GAA pitches are both of championship dimensions. The pavilion houses changing rooms, referees' rooms, a 50 seated meeting room, high performance gym and offices. The grass pitches can also accommodate many other sporting events.
Our Soccer Centre has five 5-a-side pitches for recreational games and leagues and a larger pitch for squad training. The pitches provide a synthetic grass (3rd generation rubbercrumb) surface which is suitable for play all year round. Included in this centre is a covered four lane 75m sprint track. 5 a side soccer tournaments can be held in our soccer centre. To BOOK ONLINE contact repection on 7005797 to create your account.
We offer block bookings on a quarterly basis which allows you to secure a pitch for play each week. Block Bookings are open to Corporate Groups, Recreational Players and Local Clubs. Contact us for more information.