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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

Thu 18 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Fri 19 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Sat 20 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 16 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

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 including…

George Square, Glasgow

Wed 17 Dec

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

Thu 18 Dec

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

Fri 19 Dec

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

…and 11 more dates until 31 Dec

Boxing Day Racing

An afternoon of seven flat races.

Wolverhampton Racecourse

Fri 26 Dec

£25 Premier; £15 Grandstand / 01902 390000

Musselburgh Racecourse

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.

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£15–£29 / 0131 665 2859

Jump race fixture with the first race beginning at 1.10pm

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£15–£29 / 0131 665 2859

Jump race fixture with the first race beginning at 1.40pm.

…and 2 more dates until 11 Feb 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

Thu 18 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Fri 19 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sat 20 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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Triathlon Show London

Experienced triathletes and novices scouting out their first race can enjoy equipment stands, professional advice and demonstrations.

ExCel, London E16

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£50 from free to / 020 7069 5000

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£50 from free to / 020 7069 5000

Sun 15 Feb 2015

£50 from free to / 020 7069 5000

Vintage and Post Vintage Thoroughbreds

The annual MAC Vintage meeting in association with the Vintage Sports Car Club features cars that have been competing at Shelsley since they were first build just after WWI.

Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb, Worcester

Sun 5 Jul 2015

£15 (Children free) / 01886 812211

No dogs are allowed at the venue.

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

Thu 18 Dec

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

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

Fri 19 Dec

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

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

Sat 20 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 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Colour Me Happy 5K

A very colourful run from Isabel Hospice, where participants start off in white, and as the 5k run progresses they get covered in multi-coloured powder paint. This event is for ages 5+, though runners aged 5–15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Leventhorpe School Fields, Sawbridgeworth

Sun 26 Jul 2015

Prices vary

International Horse Show

Showcase of equestrian skills with competitions in Show Jumping, Dressage and Extreme Carriage Driving.

Olympia, London W14

Thu 18 Dec

£15–£61 / 0871 230 5580

This year’s headline acts include the Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team and the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police plus the Shetland Pony Grand National, the Kennel Club Dog Agility and the Alltech Christmas Puissance competition.

Fri 19 Dec

£15–£61 / 0871 230 5580

This year’s headline acts include the Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team and the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police plus the Shetland Pony Grand National, the Kennel Club Dog Agility and the Alltech Christmas Puissance competition.

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£61 / 0871 230 5580

This year’s headline acts include the Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team and the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police plus the Shetland Pony Grand National, the Kennel Club Dog Agility and the Alltech Christmas Puissance competition.

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Limekilns Breakfast Dip

It's New Year's Day – what else is there to do than go for a dip in the Forth? It's all for charity mind, with proceeds going to Fife Young Carers.

Limekilns Beach, Dunfermline

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£10

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

Thu 18 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Fri 19 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sat 20 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 15 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Adventurers

See and learn about the machines which have been the choice mode of transport for rebels, hellraisers and anyone wanting to annoy their mother.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Adventurers Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Adventurers Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Adventurers Riverside Museum, Glasgow
…and 83 more dates until 13 Mar 2015

Best Of British

First visit of the season to Shelsley Walsh by the British Hill Climb Championship and the Hill Climb Leaders Championship. The event also incorporates a round of the Midland Hill Climb Championship.

Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb, Worcester

Mon 6 Jul 2015

£10 in advance; £12 on the gate (Children free) / 01886 812211

Tue 7 Jul 2015

£12 in advance; £15 on the gate (Children free) / 01886 812211

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 20 Dec

£10 / 01355 228228

Sun 21 Dec

£10 / 01355 228228

Sat 27 Dec

£10 / 01355 228228

Sun 28 Dec

£10 / 01355 228228

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Canary Wharf Ice Rink

It's the most wonderful time of the year (apparently). Use this festive cheer to get you out on the ice rink and skate away til your heart's content to festive music.

Canada Square Park, London E14

Thu 18 Dec

£14.50 (Family £39.50; Children £9.50) / 08456 531431

Fri 19 Dec

£14.50 (Family £39.50; Children £9.50) / 08456 531431

Sat 20 Dec

£14.50 (Family £39.50; Children £9.50) / 08456 531431

…and 69 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

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

Fri 19 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Selfridges Ice Rink

Try your ice skating skills at this rink adorned with Christmas lights. Trained marshalls are on hand if you need some tips to get you away from the barrier. If you don't fancy taking to the ice you can enjoy a warm drink and festive snack and watch others attempt the pirouettes.

Selfridges, Manchester

Wed 17 Dec

£7.50–£9.50; £25–£30 (Children £5.50–£7.50) / 0800 123 400

Check website for Christmas opening hours

Thu 18 Dec

£7.50–£9.50; £25–£30 (Children £5.50–£7.50) / 0800 123 400

Check website for Christmas opening hours

Fri 19 Dec

£7.50–£9.50; £25–£30 (Children £5.50–£7.50) / 0800 123 400

Check website for Christmas opening hours

…and 14 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

6th UK Cold Water Swimming Championships

The original cold water swimming championships is back for 2015. Take the plunge and join hundreds of swimmers in our series of fun races - all in water as cold as 1C! Take part in the Big Splash jump-in or get crafty and enter the Best Hat Contest.

Tooting Bec Lido, London SW16

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£8 registration; £12 individual race; £2 spectator

Aberdeen parkrun

An informal weekly 5k run along the Beach Esplanade. 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…

Beach Esplanade, Aberdeen

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sat 27 Dec

Free

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Aonach Mor Uphill Race

A 4km run with a climb of 610m. Now that's how you start the New Year. Registration 9.30am, race starts 11am.

Nevis Range Ski Centre, Fort William

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£12 / 01397 705825

The Ashridge Trail Half Marathon

Run 13.1 miles of off-road trail through 2000 acres of woodland to raise funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. The event is open to all abilities levels and supporters can enjoy a relaxing picnic in the countryside while you get your sweat on.

Ashridge House, Berkhamsted

Sun 7 Jun 2015

£20 before 31st December 2014; £25 after / 01442 820740

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon 2015

The UK's flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon featuring a superfast course, great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and glorious finish at Manchester United Football Club. Medal and ASICS technical t-shirt for all finishers. Entry open.

Old Trafford, Manchester

Sun 19 Apr 2015

£50 / 0161 868 8000

Atrium Ice Rink

Ice skating for all at Westfield this Christmas season. There are themed and bumper sessions, family entertainment and live DJs, plus performances on the Westfield Presents stage.

The Atrium, London W12

Thu 18 Dec

Prices vary

Fri 19 Dec

Prices vary

Sat 20 Dec

Prices vary

…and 14 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Autumn Speed Finale

The last event of the season at Shelsley Walsh. The two separate one-day events see a mix of sports, classic, saloons and racing cars, as well as a range of motorcycles competeing, with several championships reaching their final crucial stages.

Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb, Worcester

Sat 19 Sep 2015

£10–£12 (Children free) / 01886 812211

No dogs allowed at the venue.

Sun 20 Sep 2015

£12–£15 (Children free) / 01886 812211

No dogs allowed at the venue.

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