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Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink.

George Square, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Barbell Weightlifting Club

Bodybuilding club.

Brentwood Centre

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 01277 215151

Sat 29 Nov

Phone for prices / 01277 215151

Sat 6 Dec

Phone for prices / 01277 215151

…and 2 more dates until 20 Dec

The Ice Rink

Whizz about the ice rink on the Piazza or grab a spot of festive fayre in The Lodge, a festive pop-up concept from the team behind The Dockyard, where you can watch the skaters zooming and slipping about.

MediaCityUK, Salford

Fri 21 Nov

£5–£7 (Children £5)

Sat 22 Nov

£5–£7 (Children £5)

Sun 23 Nov

£5–£7 (Children £5)

…and 31 more dates until 24 Dec

Aberdeen Ice Rink

Get your skates on and enjoy some festive sporting action at the ice rink. There are aids for the smaller skaters, in the shape of jolly orange seals.

Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen

Mon 1 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Tue 2 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Wed 3 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 33 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

Bolton Ice Rink

Bolton ice rink is back and it's bigger than ever. Skaters can glide about whist spectators enjoy the covered skate exchange and café area. There's also special Slippy Sunday family skate session for those concerned it might be a 'Bambi's first steps' scenario.

Victoria Square, Bolton

Sat 29 Nov

£6 (£4.50; Children £3.50; Family £12)

Please note: There are shorter operating hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Sun 30 Nov

£6 (£4.50; Children £3.50; Family £12)

Please note: There are shorter operating hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Mon 1 Dec

£6 (£4.50; Children £3.50; Family £12)

Please note: There are shorter operating hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

…and 29 more dates until 4 Jan 2015 back to top

M&D's On Ice

It wouldn't be Christmas without a spot of ice skating. M&D's open air ice rink returns, offering kids and adults alike a chance to show off their skating skills. Spectators can enjoy festive food and drink in Santa's Inn.

M&D's Scotland's Theme Park, Motherwell

Fri 21 Nov

£6.25–£7.75 (Children £5.25–£5.95; Family £19.75–£23.45; one adult & a child under 5 £8.25–£9.75) / 01698 333777

Sat 22 Nov

£6.25–£7.75 (Children £5.25–£5.95; Family £19.75–£23.45; one adult & a child under 5 £8.25–£9.75) / 01698 333777

Wed 26 Nov

£6.25–£7.75 (Children £5.25–£5.95; Family £19.75–£23.45; one adult & a child under 5 £8.25–£9.75) / 01698 333777

…and 29 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Princes Street Gardens Ice Rink

Glide like an angel, or fall like a toddler; have fun either way on the ice rink set below Edinburgh Castle, a now traditional feature of the city's Christmas fun. Lessons are available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4pm–6pm.

East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Nov

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sat 22 Nov

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 23 Nov

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 41 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Emirates Arena, Glasgow

Fri 21 Nov

£5–£8 per day; £14 for whole championship / 0141 287 7000

Last 16 and Quarter-Finals of all events.

Sat 22 Nov

£5–£8 per day; £14 for whole championship / 0141 287 7000

Semi-Finals of all events.

Sun 23 Nov

£5–£8 per day; £14 for whole championship / 0141 287 7000

Finals of all events.

St Andrew Square Ice Rink

Edinburgh city centre now boasts, not one, but two ice rinks for the festive season. The new circular rink at St Andrew Square allows you glide all the way round the Melville Monument.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Nov

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sat 22 Nov

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 23 Nov

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 42 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Cancer Research UK London Winter Run

The Cancer Research UK London Winter Run is challenging people to keep running through the winter by taking on a 10km run on February 1st 2015. 15,000 people are expected to fill the streets making their way past London's most iconic landmarks.

Embankment Pier, London WC2N

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£39

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East Neuk Bolt

Dress up like Father Christmas and run one mile along Elie Beach for charity. Organised by East Neuk of Fife Round Table, entry fee gets you a Santa suit to keep as well as festive refreshments at the finish line. Run for fun or race to win The Golden Mince Pie. Register in advance via Facebook; on event day registration…

Elie Pavillion

Sun 14 Dec

£10 / 01333 311243

Edinburgh Christmas Run

Raise funds for a range of worthy charities with this festive 5k around Inverleith Park. Times and positions are recorded, plus there are first, second and third place prizes and a medal/goody bag combo for all runners.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

£0–£20

Edinburgh parkrun

An informal weekly 5k run along the promenade at Cramond. Everyone is welcome, no matter how fast or slow (you're welcome to walk the route, bring your dog or push a buggy), so you can use it as a one-off fitness test, a chance to get some fresh air or come every week to try to beat your personal best time. It's friendly…

Cramond Promenade, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Nov

Free

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Sat 6 Dec

Free

…and 3 more dates until 27 Dec

Manchester Ice Rink

Skate under the stars this Christmas at Manchester's only outdoor ice rink. The rink is open to skaters of all abilities and offers skating aids, in the shape of penguins and seals, for younger children.

Spinningfields Ice Rink, Manchester

Sat 22 Nov

£9–£10 (Children £7–£9; Family £23–£30; Students £8) / 0161 820 9718

Sun 23 Nov

£9–£10 (Children £7–£9; Family £23–£30; Students £8) / 0161 820 9718

Sat 29 Nov

£9–£10 (Children £7–£9; Family £23–£30; Students £8) / 0161 820 9718

…and 21 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Musselburgh Racecourse

Fri 28 Nov

£15–£29 / 0131 665 2859

The Saltire - St Andrew's Raceday. Jump race fixture with the first race beginning at 12.10pm.

Mon 8 Dec

£15–£29 / 0131 665 2859

Jump race fixture with the first race beginning at 12.20pm.

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£20–£43.50 / 0131 665 2859

New Years Day Race Meeting. Jump race fixture with the first race beginning at 12.30pm.

…and 4 more dates until 11 Feb 2015 back to top

Bike Station Christmas Fayre

Check out the bicycle powered Christmas tree, pick up some winter riding advice and shop for a new or refurbished bike for Christmas. The Bike Station is offering a free cycle helmet with every new kid's bike sold, because road safety is not just for Christmas.

Glasgow Bike Station

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0141 248 5409

BMX, Scooter, Skate and Inline Beginners Lessons

Beginner lessons in the dedicated skatepark so you can progress to weekday club level.

EKPark, East Kilbride

Sat 22 Nov

£10 / 01355 228228

Sun 23 Nov

£10 / 01355 228228

Sat 29 Nov

£10 / 01355 228228

…and 9 more dates until 28 Dec

Edinburgh Christmas Walk

A wintery walk through the Botanic Garden, by the Water of Leith and finishing in Inverleith park via Stockbridge. All walkers get a medal and a goody bag.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

£0–£20 / 0131 208 2500

Heartlands Series 2014

Europe’s largest interleague Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Tournament

Newark Showground

Sun 23 Nov

£10 in advance; £15 on the door; under fives free. (Children £4 in advance; £5 on the door) / 01636 702326

Killerton Parkrun

Free, weekly, timed 5k run. You can run, jog or walk, bring a friend, bring a dog, push a buggy – whatever you fancy as you try to beat your personal best. It's essential to register online in advance.

National Trust: Killerton, Exeter

Sat 22 Nov

Free, plus admission 9.60, child 4.80, family 14.45 & 24 / 01392 881345

Sat 29 Nov

Free, plus admission 9.60, child 4.80, family 14.45 & 24 / 01392 881345

Sat 6 Dec

Free, plus admission 9.60, child 4.80, family 14.45 & 24 / 01392 881345

…and 2 more dates until 20 Dec back to top

CATS: Cheerleading Team In Canterbury

CATS is a Canterbury based competitive cheerleading team.

Canterbury Gymnastics Club

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 07941 778057

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 07941 778057

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 07941 778057

…and 3 more dates until 28 Dec

Glasgow parkrun

An informal weekly 5k run in Pollok Country Park. Everyone is welcome, no matter how fast or slow (you're welcome to walk the route, bring your dog or push a buggy), so you can use it as a one-off fitness test, a chance to get some fresh air or come every week to try to beat your personal best time. It's friendly and…

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0924

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0924

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0141 276 0924

…and 3 more dates until 27 Dec

New Year's Day Triathlon

Whilst the rest of the country deals with their post Hogmanay hangover you can embrace the new year with a triathlon. The race starts with a 400m swim in the Royal Commonwealth Pool, before an 11 mile cycle and 3.5 mile run round the scenic Arthur's Seat. There's also a separate duathlon race for kids aged 8–15 consisting…

Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

0844 573 8455

Perth’s Outdoor Ice Rink

An outdoor ice rink where you don't have to worry too much about getting your skates on, as skate hire is included in the price. If you're a wee bit wobbly, don't worry – there are skating aids available.

Harry’s Bar, Perth

Sat 22 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

Sun 23 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

Mon 24 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

…and 6 more dates until 30 Nov

The Road from Delhi

Display celebrating the collaboration between Delhi and Glasgow at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Flag Handover event.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2660

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2660

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2660

…and 214 more dates until 27 Jun 2015 back to top