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    Sports in Aberdeen

    Reviews of sporting facilities in Aberdeenshire and sports Aberdeen clubs like Adventure First Yoga and mountain bike club

    Mountain Bike Club

    A new way to experience sports in Aberdeen is the fun and exciting Go Ape Adventure Course Forest Park Crathes Castle which includes climbing and negotiating rope ladders, zip wires a special zip skateboard ride and swings. If you prefer your forest venture at night time then why not try the Illuminator Half Marathon.

    Our countryside is ideally suited for golfing which is rapidly becoming one of the most popular leisure pursuits. Read more about the various Aberdeen Golf Clubs.

    I have published a book which tells the story of an Aberdonian military nurse who returns from Afghanistan and encounters The Grey Lady Ghost of the Cambridge Military Hospital. The novel reveals her origins and takes him to a pre-war Duthie Park, modern day Cruden Bay and back to the past to the Battle of Loos in World War One where he witnesses the Gordon Highlanders in action. This is the first in the series of Grey and Scarlet Novels by me, CG Buswell, and each book will feature a well known Aberdeen ghost and Aberdeenshire area as well as modern Scottish Infantry in action. Read the first chapter for free.

    Entry to the 2015 Race For Life will be open soon. This 5km walk, jog or run is a great way to make new friends, get out in the glorious sunshine for exercise and raise money for Cancer Research UK. More Information or Apply Now.

    For a true test of your sporting prowess take part in the Banchory Beast Race.

    The King of Mountains Sportive takes part in the stunning backdrop of the Cairngorm National Park, Royal Deeside and Donside.

    Click the links below to go to read the sports Aberdeen reviews:

    GymHelicopter Lessons
    Race For LifeScuba Diving
    KarateHot Air Ballooning
    Boxing Day SwimPersonal Trainer
    CoasteeringRe-enactment Groups
    OrienteeringSky Diving
    Horse RidingDrive a Tank
    Flying LessonsBookmakers
    SkiingAberdeen Cup
    Grand Prix World Snooker TourCurling
    Dance ClassesSalmon Fishing
    Golf ClubsWalkathon
    Highland GamesSkatepark
    Balmoral Road RaceInverurie Bike Ride
    JJB Fitness GymOrigins Of Football Traced To Aberdeen
    Sports PersonalitiesSwimming
    Stonehaven Bike RideNordic Walking
    Ten Pin BowlingGranite City Rally
    Bon Accord Bike RideWaterside Inn Gym
    Baker Hughes 10k RaceYthan Challenge
    KartingChildline Golf Tournament
    Segways Scotland ExperienceQuad Biking Experience Scotland

    Hazlehead Academy Mountain Bike Club

    Above is a photo of the Hazlehead Academy Mountain Bike Club, which used a grant from the Union Square bursary, to buy trailers and other mountain bike equipment to enable young people to go on more biking trips. To read more about this community bursary please visit the Union Square Shopping Centre page.

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    Yoga Club

    Kittybrewster Primary School pupils learnt Yoga thanks to the Union Square’s Community Bursary which enabled them to start a free lunchtime club for pupils of all ages throughout the school. The school yoga club runs for ten week periods from Monday to Thursday and is taught by local professionals. Other Kittybrewster Primary School lunchtime clubs include Creative dance, Storytelling, Creating music and Yoga. It is hoped that the clubs, including the yoga club, will inspire the pupils to keep up a new interest, which they may not otherwise have the opportunity to do.

    Children Yoga

    Ian Macindoe, head teacher, at Kittybrewster Primary School said:

    The lunchtime clubs provide our pupils with a new, fun experience, and, most importantly, for free! Earlier in the school year, we asked the pupils how they might like to spend their lunch breaks and what sorts of hobbies would interest them. Now, thanks to the funding from Union Square, we are able to make many of these requests a reality. The activities have proved hugely popular since launching at the beginning of the new term just a few weeks ago, so much so that the dance group are even planning a Christmas performance for the whole school! We hope to be able to carry on the fun come the New Year.

    Yoga Class

    Penny Godfrey, marketing manager, for Union Square said of this Aberdeen yoga club:

    The community bursary programme presents an opportunity to help local charities and organisations make a real difference at grass roots level. Kittybrewster Primary is a great example of this, and the funding has allowed the school to introduce a whole host of new activities to pupils. These are great confidence boosters as well as being lots of fun and it is great to hear they are being so well received.

    Adventure First

    Adventure First For more organised activities try Adventure First who provide outdoor activities throughout Scotland.

    Adventure First has qualified and experienced instructors who will take you on a great adventure in a range of outdoor activities such as hill walking, mountaineering, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, sea kayaking, surfing, gorge walking, coasteering, mountain biking and skiing.

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    Aberdeen sports and outdoor activities include surfing at the beach, rock climbing at the cliffs at cove and mountain biking at Kirkhill Forest.

    Adventure First can organise a day out for each activity, help beginners learn a new sport or skill and can help experiences people improve on their favourite activity. Visit the Adventure First web site at www.adventurefirst.co.uk

    Coasteering Scotland

    Aberdeen Snowsports

    Aberdeen Snowsports Centre Open Day is a fun day out for all the family where you can try snowsports such as skiing, snowboarding or tubing. There will also be other sporting events and games such as tubing taster sessionsfootball, airbag, face painting, raffles and a BBQ.

    They have a giant Airbag for all those who have freestyle ski and snowboard skills to try their new tricks on and enjoy a nice soft landing! Or alternatively enjoy watching local talented kids and adults perform gravity defying spins, flips and tricks. All activities will have limited spaces so please call reception on 01224 810215 to book your place. A minimum standard is required for the Open Session and Airbag. There will be a BBQ and refreshments to purchase along with face painting and a raffle with prizes donated by various local shops and businesses. If football is your game come and enjoy the competitions on the astro pitch. All proceeds from the day will go to their Kids Clubs which provides a healthy environment for kids age 4-15 to progress their skills.

    For more details visit www.skiaberdeen.com.

    As part of National Bike Week (a celebration of cycling) the S M Cycling Group will be running a 14 Mile Bike Week cycle from the Duthie Park to Peterculter and back along the Old Deeside Line. The cycle is open to all ages and abilities with all participants given the opportunity to raise money for the Charity or Non - Profit organisation of their choice. On completion cyclists will receive a certificate of completion and some Bike Week goodies! For more information call Gregor Milne on (01224) 781262. This is a free event - there are no entry fee's!

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