Sport Aberdeen is committed to community sport and has a range of opportunities for children and adults with disabilities or additional support needs to participate in sports activities.
Activities and Venues
Sport Aberdeen’s Active Lifestyles programme provides opportunities for adults and older adults to get active. This programme of activities runs at venues across the city and we aim to make this as inclusive as possible for people living with a disability or long-term health condition.
From exercise classes and walking groups to swimming and other sports, there is something for everyone. Joining our Active Lifestyles community will enable you to stay socially connected and active whilst supporting and improving your wellbeing.
Aquatics Aberdeen provides a comprehensive range of opportunities across the city for individuals with additional support needs and their families. These include swimming lessons and relaxed family sessions, offering a quiet, safe environment with adapted equipment, available at an affordable price.
Relaxed Skating sessions are held at the Linx Ice Arena, run in partnership with We Too!, a local organisation which aims to make activities more accessible for children with additional support needs.
Sessions are open to skaters of all ages and abilities with a focus on encouraging people with additional support needs to try the sport.
Steps have been taken to ensure a safe and welcoming environment, such as dimmed lighting and no music throughout. All carers attending the sessions skate for free and adaptive equipment is available. A safe space is available for anyone who wishes to take time out from skating with friendly staff on hand to provide advice and support at all times.
For further information or to book, please contact us on Tel: 01224 507762.
These lessons are held on Wednesday evenings and are suitable for all ages from four years plus. Please note some age groups may be combined. Equipment is provided.
Youth Additional Support Sport (YASS) is Sport Aberdeen’s programme of activities for children with additional support needs, developed in partnerships with a number of specialist organisations.
Discover the range of activities on offer across the city that provide an inclusive environment for children with additional support needs.
We aim to provide opportunities for children with additional support needs to experience the joys of movement, as well as the social, emotional and physical wellbeing that comes through play and by leading an active lifestyle.
A range of opportunities are also available for adults.
Grampian Disability Sport
Grampian Disability Sport is a charity which leads the development of sport and physical activity opportunities for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities within Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray areas. Sport Aberdeen is proud to be a partner of Grampian Disability Sport along with a number of other key local agencies in the Grampian area including disability sports groups and clubs.
Grampian Disability Sport also provides opportunities for teams and individuals to compete throughout the year. More details, including a directory of sports clubs and sessions can be found at the Grampian Disability Sport Website.
If you would like to find out more about any of the activities listed in this disability sport section of the website, please make contact using the details below.
- Active Schools Email: email@example.com
- Active Lifestyles Tel: 01224 507701 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aquatics Aberdeen Tel: 01224 047934 Email: email@example.com
Where appropriate, we encourage people to access the wide variety of mainstream sport and physical activity opportunities in their community. If there is an activity you are interested in which you haven’t seen listed, or you are looking for something local to you, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.