We can’t wait to welcome our members and customers back to all of our programmes and venues and we are delighted that you now have access to fitness, indoor and outdoor tennis, bowls, golf, snowsports and our Active Lifestyles programme. All of the relevant information on safely returning to these sports and venues can be found by clicking on their links.
Unfortunately, the operating constraints and logistical challenges resulting from Covid-19 mean that we are unable to open all of our venues and restart all of our programmes at this time. Below you will find further information on the venues that we are still to reopen and their indicative reopening timescales.
We would like to emphasise that these are indicative dates and are subject to change. We will share confirmed reopening dates by email to our members and via our website and social media channels, as they become available. As we progress further through Scotland’s route map, we will constantly review and build upon our programmes as restrictions ease.
We would like to sincerely thank all of our members and customers for your support during these difficult and challenging months, it has truly been appreciated by everyone at Sport Aberdeen.
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We understand that our members, customers and Learn To Swim participants are keen to get back in the water as soon as possible and we want to welcome you back to swimming just as soon as we can. You can find all of the information you need about safely returning to swimming here.
Due to operating constraints, we will be taking a phased approach to reopening the pools. At the moment, we anticipate that the below pools will reopen as follows:
- Tullos Swimming Pool – October 5 2020
- Bucksburn Swimming Pool – October 5 2020
- Beach Leisure Centre – Late October
Upon initial reopening, the timetables will mainly include swimming lessons and club swimming sessions, however, we will include as many public swimming sessions as we can. The timetables and opening hours will be constantly reviewed, and adjusted where necessary.
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to give an update on when the below swimming pools will reopen, due to restrictions around members of the public entering school buildings:
This also applies to swimming lessons at:
- Dyce Academy Pool
- Dyce Primary Pool
- Grammar Swimming Pool
- Orchard Brae Pool
We are pleased to share that Linx Ice Arena will reopen week commencing 2 November, with a target opening date of Thursday 5 November.
Further information on the timetable and booking process will be shared as soon as possible, please stay tuned to our website and social media channels for these. We can’t wait to welcome our valued customers back to the ice!
Our lessons and coaching team has recently been in contact via email with all of our swimming, gymnastics, ice skating and tennis participants, in order to produce updated lessons and coaching programmes in line with Covid-19 guidelines. We are currently working through your responses and will be back in touch with you as soon as we have a further update to share.
You can find all of information you need about safely returning to lessons and coaching here.
Our schedule for reopening 3G pitches is as follows:
- Northfield 3G Pitches – Now open
- Garthdee 3G Pitches – Now open
- Dyce 3G Pitches – 5 October 2020
- Lochside 3G Pitches – coming soon!
- Cults 3G Pitches – coming soon!
Please note that there will be no access into school buildings for changing etc during these bookings.
To book, please contact us via the venue pages linked above.
We are currently completing an exercise whereby all clubs and regular hirers should have received an email from Sport Aberdeen asking to complete a survey to let us know their current situation, and preferred times/days for returning. We have had over 100 responses to this, representing over 75% of our existing hirers. If you have not completed this survey, you may want to check your junk folder, or with other members of your club as this will depend on the club contact we have on record. If you still do not believe you have received this, you can contact us on email@example.com and your enquiry will be forwarded to the correct person.
Over the coming weeks, we will plan a return to full programme where possible. Unfortunately this may mean that your club does not get the same times and the same venue as before, but we will do our best to minimise this. Please bear in mind that that these are all temporary measures, and as we move to Phase 4 of the Scottish Government route map, social distancing rules will change and more physical space will become available.