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Update on leisure centres

Our sport and leisure centres are starting to reopen from 14 September. Get the latest information on our FAQs page.

Spence Street Sports Centre

Spence Street Sports Centre offers swimming facilities, a gym and classes. Find us at Spence Street, Leicester, LE5 3NW.

COVID-19 information

In line with current government guidance, Spence Street Sports Centre will reopen on Monday 14 September.

Initially, only gym, group exercise (from Wednesday 16 September) and racquet sports will be available, with swimming available from Monday 21 September.

Of course, in order to maintain the safety of our customers and staff, we need to undertake certain measures, meaning that your experience at our centres might be a little bit different. Here are some of the things we are introducing to keep you safe:

  • Booking and payment in advance are essential
  • Screens at reception desks and helpful information signage throughout our centres
  • Relocation of activities to provide additional space for social distancing
  • Gym equipment spaced out for social distancing
  • Increased cleaning and hygiene measures across leisure centres

Book in advance

Please book any sessions or classes in advance, to avoid disappointment. In order to book, you will need to be an Active Leicester member. We also advise that members pay in advance to save any unnecessary contact on arrival. When you come to our centres, please arrive in appropriate clothing (‘beach-ready’ if you are coming to swim) as our changing rooms may be unavailable.

On top of those mentioned above, at Spence Street we have implemented the following additional measures:

  • One-way system in some areas
  • Increased gym size with wider range of equipment
  • We no longer offer fitness classes here

Find more information on our COVID-19 FAQs page.

Opening times

Days Gym Pool
Monday to Friday 7am – 9.15pm 7am - 8pm
Saturday 8.30am - 4.45pm 8.30am - 3.30pm
Sunday 8.30am - 3pm 8.30am - 3.30pm

Women-only gym

Days Opening hours
Monday 11am - 12pm
Tuesday 6pm - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 11am
Friday 6pm - 7pm


In addition to the measures mentioned above, we are reducing the number of classes and relocating some activities to ensure the centre doesn’t get too busy and social distancing can be maintained. We will update this page with our new timetables when a reopening date has been confirmed.

25m x 10m main swimming pool and 18m x 5m small pool
56 station fitness studio with cardiovascular, resistance and functional training facilities
Wet Changing room facilities and disabled access
Function room available for parties, meetings, and seminars
Free WiFi

Contact us

Ring us on: 0116 299 5584
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