The North-east’s largest physical activity provider has, for the first time since reopening after lockdown, officially reopened the city’s ice rink.

Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen was also delighted to inform members that extra gym and sports hall provisions will come into play this week, allowing more people to get active in the area.

Among the venues to benefit from the extended opening hours and extra bookable sessions are the Linx Ice Arena, Get active @ Kincorth, Get active @ Beacon, and Get active @ Beach Leisure Centre, which also welcomed back its popular Learn to Swim programme.

Aberdeen’s ice rink officially reopened last Saturday (November 7) after being closed for more than seven months, welcoming back members of the public and Learn to Skate participants.

During the closure, Sport Aberdeen staff carried out a comprehensive body of maintenance works which included re-laying the entire ice pad ensuring the best possible experience for skaters upon reopening.

Sport Aberdeen’s gymnastics programme will also restart at Get active @ Beacon this coming Friday (November 13), for the first time since venues were forced to close due to the CV19 pandemic, alongside additional gym sessions at the venue.

David Selkirk, Sport Aberdeen director of community leisure operations, commented on the good news: “Being able to extend our opening hours means we can welcome even more people back to sport in the city. Everyone at Sport Aberdeen has worked incredibly hard during this challenging time and the support and understanding we have received from all our customers has been fantastic. The team were thrilled to welcome skaters back to Linx Ice Arena at the weekend and the response we have received so far has been extremely positive.”

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